June Wine Club Tasting Notes
Domaine Gille Côte De Nuits-Villages Rouge 2017 – Burgundy, France – 100% Pinot Noir
The Gille family has resided in the village of Comblanchien, Nuits-Saint-George since 1570, and the present domaine was established in 1900! Today all work is still done by hand using the traditional methods the family has been using for centuries. Pinots from this part of Burgundy can be assertive with firm tannins, and you can find that here in this Côtes De Nuits-Villages. The nose gives aromas of red fruits, earthy mushroom, and even a hint of dried persimmon, while the palate is vivacious and complex with a long, structured finish. We recommend decanting this powerful Pinot for at least 30 minutes to let the wine open up a bit, and pairing it with roast beef, ham, chicken on the grill, or a hearty stew.
Nine North Wine Co. “Lan-Yap” Rosé 2019 – California – Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel
A LAGNIAPPE (lan-yap) is “a small gift” or a little something extra on top, which is something our distribution partners in Louisiana often bring up. This is Maritime’s very own rosé from our Napa Valley winery, the Nine North Wine Co., with grapes sourced from Sonoma, Monterrey, and Carneros. Strawberries, cherry and citrus fruits on the nose lead to flavors of white peaches and melons with a lively zing of acidity that will make this a favorite summer sipper or accompaniment to wide variety of food especially salads of all varieties, salmon and other oily fish, charcuterie and hard cheeses. Produced with backyard barbecues full of people in mind, our rosé comes in a 1 liter bottle so you’ll have a little something extra to share.
Nine North Wine Co. “Seven Sinners” Petite Sirah 2017 – Lodi, California – 100% Petite Sirah
Our Lodi Petite Sirah is a total lush just waiting for a summer barbeque. The 2017 vintage shows velvety textures upfront followed by deep rich flavors of blackberry jam, blueberry and spice, resulting in a long, deep and concentrated finish. While opulent, it has a food friendly balance that likes to be paired with roast pork, barbecue meats, or even as a dry dessert wine. The name comes from the classic John Wayne film “Seven Sinners”, and is an homage to the winemakers, viticulturists and of course tradespeople from all over the world that we’ve met along the way, many of whom - if not most - are a quite a wild bunch.