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, grow a freckle whenever someone says they hate Riesling (Blasphemy!), 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.
Ah, there is a nip in the morning air as of late. The cooler temperatures beckoning the leaves to abandon their photosynthetic inclinations and dance towards the earth, arm in arm with an autumn breeze. Take that Hemmingway! Outside of inspiring some rather pathetic prose, at least on my part, the approaching Fall encourages a number of people to switch from the lighter, brighter summer wines to beverages better fitting the season. Ciders, which we have a number of here at The Goat, are piquing more peoples interests. We’ll be showcasing two out of our selection of ciders that are very interesting and slightly different than what you may have already seen. One from Normandy and the other from the Aosta Valley in northwestern Italy. Poiré Domfront is an Appelation for pear cider, and the Cidre du Mont Blanc an apple cider made following the Alpine traditions that inhabitants of the region have been using for centuries.
Domaine Pacory’s Poiré Domfront is a sparkling pear cider from southern Normandy, with its excellent acidity keeping the fruit bright and lively. Lower in alcohol, scantily sweet, and slightly sparkling, this is fantastic as an aperitif!
Maley’s Cidre du Mont Blanc is an ancient apple cider made according to traditional practice, retaining all of the sediment and character. The fruit picked from trees that are 80-100 years old, in orchards located at high elevations, yields a drink that’s crisp, mineral, and delicious!
See you Friday!!!