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 Neo-Pointillist murals from torn pieces of old wine labels, 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.
The middle of the year is upon us. The weather in June dances the line between Spring and Summer, people wake up wondering if shorts or pants will be the garment of choice, decisions, decisions! One decision you won’t have to make, however, is the choice between red or white. (I sound like the sham-wow guy). Each week in June we will feature a rosé to help make enjoying the uncertainty a little easier. The first offering will come from the Rioja region of Spain, from Bodegas Muga. This Grenache, Viura, and Tempranillo blend is kept for 2 months in the same wooden vats it was fermented in before bottling, and that contact with the lees leaves a slightly breaded/leesy quality as a result. This will show in the wine as a kind of almost ripe cherry tart quality with the finish.
Just in time for the warmer weather, Muga’s Rioja Rosado is loaded with crisp apple skin, bright cherry and a zing of acidity that will take the edge off any hot day. This will pair fantastically with a Reuben or a Cubano sandwich from the Goat!
See you Friday!