Having forecasted that Nashville would come by a fortuitous taste of spring this week, our friends in southern France went ahead and sent a preliminary shipment of rosé. And we’re jumping right on that wave. The first two rosés of the season hit the shelves on Tuesday, and we’re popping one open for our Saturday tasting.
Happily, the original estate at Domaine de Fontsainte was constructed around a thermal spring in an area known as the Golden Crescent. Bruno Laboucarié farms the silica, clay, & limestone soils there according to lutte raisonnée principles, encouraging biodiversity and using natural composts to fertilize the vines.
In addition to the rosé from Corbières, we’re opening a deep yet vibrant red from Saint-Chinian. The temperatures are dropping again, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend we’re in the Languedoc-Roussillon, sipping wine on the Mediterranean.
Saturday, February 17
3-5pm @ WWM
Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris
Corbières, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir, Carignan, Cinsault, Mourvèdre
Mas Champart Clos de la Simonette
Saint-Chinian, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignan