Wines to Welcome Spring
It appears that we might be in the clear to come out of our hibernation and finally enjoy the beautiful weather. Find a sunny spot out on the patio, at our picnic table by the pastures, or by the fountain at the Roost, and try out some of my favorite picks from the Belted Goat. Let’s soak up that sunshine!
Vignoble du Reveur “Pierres Sauvages” $20 [ORGANIC]
An organic field blend of pinots (a very common style in Alsace, France), this white will be a dry, fuller-bodied expression that goes well with seafood dishes, shrimp salad, mushroom pizza, or our charcuterie platter.
Maison Brotte “Les Eglantiers” Tavel Rose $16
Honore de Balzac’s favorite wine, Tavel is a rose from the Rhone Valley of France that has been appreciated for centuries. A blend of grenache and syrah, it becomes a natural pairing for savory dishes, such as our porcini pasta, roast beef sandwich, and our sausage and asparagus pizza.
Raimat “Boira” Garnacha $12 [ORGANIC]
From the same Raventos family that is so well known for their Cava, the Raimat winery has been around since 1914. This garnacha is called Boira as a tribute to the fog that envelops their vineyards and keeps this wine a food-friendly option. Sip this lighter red with some Roost pizza! Either go for the meat-lover’s trio pizza of pancetta, salami, and sausage, or chow down on the pancetta with egg and truffle oil.
~Laura Francis, Sommelier
Looking for a certain grape or region at a great value? Shopping by the half or full case? Stop by The Goat and ask Laura for recommendations. Visiting on a Saturday? Catch a free weekly wine tasting!