Tomato Art Fest delivered on all fronts last weekend. Foot traffic was bananas, the Nashville & Franklin School of Rock lived up to its name, and it was hot as a seatbelt buckle under the summer sun. I'm already looking forward to next year.
But let's remain in the present for a moment. We've got a tasting this weekend that promises, if not hoards of melting zythophiles, at least some stellar gamay.
Les Capriades is a pet-nat from the Loire Valley. Vinified slightly off-dry with fine bubbles & sleek acidity, la Bulle Rouge is the result of refined winemaking & meticulous attention to detail.
Down from the Côte-de-Brouilly of southern Beaujolais, Chanrion is juicy & vivacious with notes of black tea and old-vine complexity. Nicole, who manages all aspects of the domaine, was elected president of the appellation in 2000.
Saturday, August 18
3-5pm @ WWM
Les Capriades La Bulle Rouge
Côte-de-Brouilly, Beaujolais, France