"Tart and lively with notes of rhubarb, celery leaf, raspberry, sour cherry. and juicy gala apple." - Planet Grape
$16.00 per bottle / $172.80 per case
$13.60 per bottle / $153.60 per case (Members)
A brief history lesson for young pups: The modern term for a proper red wine. derives from the poxy French word, “clairet,” or light, “clear” wine (Vinum clarum, as the Schoolmen would have it), designating a certain style of darkish pink wine much favored in the Middle Ages, not so very dissimilar to the wine you are currently holding in your hands, as you behold the majestic figure of moi-même, taking his ease sur le pique-nique. Any further questions. Class dismissed! God save the Queen!
Yr. Defender of Antiquity, Propriety and Clairet-y,
So, what’s Tannat like (about a flamboyant and slightly (Im)Proper Pink)? It’s a relatively dark brosé, having languidly experienced several hours in contact with its skins before pressing on skins. But it is really the Cabernet franc that carries the aromatic day. The nose shows the sensuality of a fully ripened lychee, pink peppercorn, with a suggestion of the scent of the hard candies one formerly found at at an American General Store. The palate is full-bodied and slightly fleshy. Flavors of cherry, watermelon, pink grapefruit, and black raspberry abound. The finish is savory, mentally taking us back to Asia and the faintest suggestion of crispy pork skin. Serve well chilled to preserve brightness and acidity.
Food Pairing Notes
Margherita pizza, grilled chicken or flank steak, salty cheeses - such as Manchego, Pecorino Romano, or aged Cheddar.