From the Wine Shop
Valentine's Day Two-Pack Special Rosé Champagne & Saint-Amour (750mL)
Let’s face it: Valentine’s Day is probably not the first thing on everyone’s mind right now. The year is young, but we’re already in desperate need of some moments to cherish—which is why we spent a substantial amount of time tracking down an unforgettable rosé Champagne and red Burgundy to jumpstart the holiday.
Henriet-Bazin, Grand Cru Brut Rosé
Verzy & Verzenay, Champagne, France (2015 Base)
Henriet-Bazin consists of equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from a selection of sustainably farmed, estate-owned parcels within two of Champagne’s most-prized villages: Grand Crus Verzy and Verzenay. Furthermore, the reserve wine blended into this extraordinary rosé holds immense historical intrigue, as it comes from a perpetual “solera” that first started in 1968! So, if you like the richness of Bollinger and other top houses, you’re going to be grinning like a Cheshire cat from first to last sip, and feel like a savvy buyer while doing so! A brilliant, deep salmon core with vermillion hues reveals itself in the glass and rich, vinous flavors like blood orange, wild strawberry, raspberry, and Rainier cherry flood the palate with intense precision. This is round, supple, opulent, and loaded with tension-filled textures. The bottle will disappear in no time at all.
Pierre-Marie Chermette, Saint-Amour “Les Champs Grillés”
Cru Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2018
We understand “Saint-Amour” pairs perfectly with Valentine’s Day, but ironically enough, that’s not why we chose the wine. In fact, it’s quite the opposite: first came the wine, then came the holiday. Call it “playing the long game” if you want but it took far too long—years—to get ahold of any wine from Pierre-Marie Chermette. And then, at the end of 2020, we finally struck up a deal for this small parcel on the east coast. It arrived just under the wire, right in time for our two-pack curation. This is Cru Beaujolais at its most classic and enjoyable: plush, energetic, aromatic, refreshing—I could easily go on. Chermette is all about sustainable farming and natural winemaking so to best enjoy this beauty, show it a decant while working through your bottle of Grand Cru rosé. Come dinnertime or the main course, it’ll be erupting with gorgeously lush berry fruit, crisp earthiness, and heaps of savory spice. Few wines get us as excited as this combination of producer and terroir!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Please note, this item is a pre-packed selection chosen by our team of Sommeliers and will ship on its own (free Ground shipping is included!). Therefore, it does not count toward the 6-bottle free shipping minimum and is not eligible for Build a Case shipping. Please refer to order cutoff dates in our 2021 Holiday Shipping Calendar.
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