Saturday, April 19, 2008

Paolo di Marchi

Special note to introduce you to a special winemaker and person, Paolo de Marchi of Isole e Olena. Paolo is an old friend and one of Italy's best winemakers and he will be in our store next Wed., to sample his extraordinary wines. Chianti Classico, Super Tuscan Cepparello, Chardonnay and more. This is a great opportunity to talk with a true master in his field and one of the nicest. Come and join us Wed evening the 23rd, from 5:00 til 6:00.
Five new French whites have just arrived I thought you might like. 1. "Les Rials" from the south west of France is an easy drinking, charming, light bodied delight for warm summer? eve's. The grape--the very obscure Loin de L'oel.$9.99 2. Macon-Uchizy, 100% Chardonnay, it dispalys a soft easy entry but finishes with beautiful butterscotch and spice. $14.00 3. Hautes Cotes de Beaune Blanc. A classy, very typically French white Burgundy from the highly acclaimed 06' vintage at a great price---$19.99. 06' produced relatively soft wines with decent acidity and for immediate enjoyment. I love those words. Next a classic Chablis from Domaine Defaix that shows typical minerality with lemon and other citrus flavors. Try, obviously, with oysters or any shellfish and richer fish. Finally, a beautifully crafted Montagny from Boillot. Elegant, perfectly balanced and delicious. It is a eye closing (know what I mean?) type of wine. $29.99--Don't wait.

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