Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts! Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, create a kickstarter to fund an all expense paid, open-ended “Cultural Expedition” for myself to all of the great wine regions of the world (apparently I’m the only one who thinks that’s a cause worth supporting…), we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering two wines per week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m.
This week’s wine won’t have a “theme” per se, these are just two really cool, relatively new offerings that we have added to our constantly expanding/evolving selection here at the Goat. The white is a White Burgundy from Saint-Veran, a relatively recently enthroned AOC (1971) in the Maconnais. Very cool in that this wine is fermented with the naturally occuring yeasts in a stainless steel tank, and then left to age on the lees (dead yeast cells, fine particles left over after fermentation) for 8 months in that same tank. The red is a good old fashioned Aussie Shiraz, that is aged in small French and American oak casks without filtering during bottling, delivering a nicely textured palate to the mass of fruit and spice.
Domaine Desroches Valette’s Saint-Veran is White Burgundy offering a deeply aromatic white citrus and honeyed nose, with ripe fruit following through to a cleaner, mineral tinged finish. Great with a Silo salad at the Goat!
Kilikanoon’s “Killerman’s Run” Shiraz is inky, rich, and delicious! Packed to the brim with stewed blackfruit and brambleberries, with a full compliment of spice. Best served with good company. Cheers!
See you Friday!