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Small Business Saturday Wine Tasting at Champion Cellars!
November 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
We’re a small business who likes to support other small businesses. Join us this Saturday for fantastic French tasting highlighting wines from tiny producers, brought to Seattle by a petit importing company called Petit Monde.
Petit Monde specializes in importing French wines from unpretentious producers, vignerons who identify themselves more as farmers than grand winemakers. Because the wines they bring in have such a powerful connection to the earth, they are pure and honest wines. The quality of these wines speaks from the glass. Say what you will about ‘natural’ wines, these wines are examples of ‘natural wines’ done right because that’s how they’ve always made them.
Here are some wines we’ll be featuring!
Patrice Colin Perles Grises
2016 Cotes de Provence Rose, Chateau Ste Anne
2016 Fleurie, Jean-Louis Dutraive
Clos Fantine, La Lanterne Rouge
Patrice Colin Perles Rouge
If all that looks like gibberish, here’s the rough break-down of these marvelous wines:
Patrice Colin Perles Grises is a pale pink, method ancestral, “pet-nat” made from a blend that includes a personal favorite varietal of mine: Pineau d’aunis. Her properties are from the Coteaux du Vendomois, and she specializes in creating stunning, method ancestral wines. Bright, funky and fun. Perfect for the holidays.
Want a Bandol rose without the price? Welp. You’ve got it all in this still rose. All from Bandol proper, but their younger vines, so… in the end, we’re the ones who win here on price as they haven’t labeled the wine Bandol Rose.
*sigh* Dutraive’s Fleurie. Poor guy got most of his crops demolished in 2016. This bit of Fleurie is Gamay from a neighboring farmer with the same farming practices (no chemicals, biodynamic) as Dutraive. This wine is a testament to his cult favorite status. Pure and elegant.
The Lanterne Rouge is a triple entendre of a play on names that you’re going to have to come in for me to explain. The wine itself is perfecto for a cheery pair for ratatouille and sausage, and other everyday meals. Half aramon, half cinsault. Bright, rustic, fruity.
And then to finish! Back to the Coteaux du Vendemois for some sparkling red Gamay to bring brightness to the day!