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, research the difference between Pelaverga and Pelaverga Piccolo, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every 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 might be a little more familiar to most, as a relatively generous amount of wine from this region has appeared stateside, representing both ends of the price spectrum. The Rhône Valley of France is the place of origin for both, and more specifically the Côtes du Rhône Appellation. I know many of us are at least familiar with the reds of Côtes du Rhône, and surely we’ll have a delicious example of a largely single vineyard, 100% Syrah from Eric Texier to sample. That being said, the main attraction (for me at least), is going to be the white. Made from the grape Roussanne, one of the three more common white grapes of the Rhône, this will be a treat for those who are looking to expand their view of the Côtes du Rhône.
Chateau du Trignon’s Côtes du Rhône Blanc is a delicious white made from the grape Roussanne. Incredibly bright, very floral and very mineraly, this will do well with any steamed or veggie filled chicken or fish dishes. $14/Retail
Eric Texier’s “Brézème” is a Côtes du Rhône Rouge made entirely from Syrah. Deep, fleshy, and filled to the brim with ripe, spiced fruit. An absolute must at your family’s holiday dinner table $19/Retail
See you Friday!!!