Nothing says fall like tying one on. It's a special kind of intoxication, a seasonal rite of passage. And it demands a particular libation. Thoughtful decomposition.
Earthy tones are obvious, autumnal notes like dried leaves that reflect the season. I like a wine with some integrity this time of year. Something that can stand up to camp fire smoke. Something with acid structure and a little body.
Saturday's tasting is dedicated to the cooler temperatures. Because we all have a taste for fall. And we're not opening just any old bottle to celebrate the season. We're popping an allocated gamay from Hervé Souhaut, a natural red from some of France's most difficult vineyards to tend, and a slightly oxidative chenin blanc made by botrytization. Drink seasonably, drink responsibly.
Saturday, October 12
3-5pm @ WWM
Château Pierre-Bise Rauche aux moines
Savennières, Loire, France
Hervé Souhaut La Souteronne
Brune Duchêne La Luna
Côte Vermeille, Roussillon, France
Grenache Noir/Gris/Blanc, Carignan