dandelionwineshop

dandelionwineshop:

Join us tonight, 6-9 pm, to taste FOUR brand spankin’ new wines from our friend Allison at Avant Garde Selections. We’re so excited to share these with you over cheese from Eastern District and bread from She Wolf Bakery.

Domaine Chiroulet Terres Blanches, Cotes de Gascogne 2011

50% Gros Manseng, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Ugni Blanc from Southwestern France. The grapes are sustainably grown in clay and limestone soil (Terres Blanches = White Earth), and the juice is aged for one month on the lees after a gentle pressing. The wine boasts super bright, acidity and a clean, chalky finish. It’s like the beautiful baby fridge favorites UBY and Bonhoste! $16

Domaine Mouthes Le Bihan La Pie Colette,2011

85% Merlot, 15% Malbec, organically grown in South West France. Naturally vinified with little to no sulfur added. Smooth, soft, and velvety with lucious blueberry and dusty, earthy tannins. the name La PieColette, is a play on words, with LA PIE meaning “a magpie”, COLETTE, a first name. And the word picolette means “to drink happily”! $19

Vins del Tros Ay de Mi Catalunya, 2010

Spicy, hot-blooded Garnatxa and Syrah from Terra Alta. Concentrated, supple and focused, with dark red fruit and fresh cracked black pepper. AND if you need more convincing, there are UFOs on the label, you guys!!! Believe. $24

Les Cousins Marc & Adria L’Inconscient Catalunya, 2011

Cousins Marc and Adria Perez grew up on wineries in Catelunya, worked on vineyards abroad (most notably in Bordeaux and the Rhone) and returned home to consult with vineyards and make wine together! This inky Priorat is a prime example of their successful partnership. Sustainably grown, old-vine grapes go into this incredibly deep, character-rich, sophisticated red that is SCREAMING for steak! $23