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This week we are pleased to feature two new French wines that pair perfectly with fresh springtime cuisine.  Both wines are from well-known French regions; the red is from Cotes du Rhone and the white is from Graves, Bordeaux.  France, arguably the most renowned wine-growing region of the world, is not only the standard by which other wines are often judged, it has shaped and guided the industry for centuries. 

Unlike the rest of Bordeaux, in Graves most chateaus produce both red and white wines.  The blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon is the traditional combination from the region.  The former lends excellent acidity and crispness while the latter adds richness, depth, and body.  The Rhone is located in southern France and is influenced more by a sunny, Mediterranean climate than the rest of the country.  The region is named for the Rhone river which bisects it into north and south.  Cotes du Rhone is in the south and 77% of all wines from the Rhone are from this appellation.  Expect more fruity, spicy wines with some peppery notes on the finish and definitely a lot of character.  Perfect for grilled meats!

As always, please stop by either of our locations this Saturday for a taste of this week's featured wines.



Featured Wines:
La Font du Vent Promesses 2007 750ML
La Font du Vent Les Promesses 2007 750ML
sku: 13503

La Font du Vent Cotes du Rhone Villages "Les Promesses," comes to us from Robert Kacher selections.  This estate is owned and run by brothers Michel and Jean Gonnet of Domaine Font de Michelle in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The Font du Vent property is located on the western side of the Rhone, across the river from Chateauneuf, in the village of Domazan. Though appellation Cote du Rhone, they maintain these vines with the same meticulous care afforded to those in their Chateauneuf parcels.  The Font du Vent Les Promesses displays lovely red fruits with notes of crushed black pepper.

Traditionally made and matured in vats. 70 % Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre. more

Suggested: 17.99
Our Price: $16.99

10% discount on 12 bottles for $183.48
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Font du Vent Promesses 2007 750ML

Chateau Les Clauzots 2008 750ML
Chateau Les Clauzots 2008 750ML
sku: 13502

Wine Maker's Notes:

50% Sauvignon Blanc
We are very fortunate to have soil on our property that is particularly well suited to the Sauvignon grape varietal. It yields very small grapes with high sugar content resulting in unique aromas of citrus fruit and an exotic minerality typical of our land.

50% Semillon:
The king of white wines from Bordeaux, it brings our wines finesse, body, balance and excellent aging potential. It yields generous grape clusters and patience is necessary in waiting for full maturity, only under these circumstances is it best expressed.

The main concern in our profession is the care of the vineyards and exacting, careful work over the seasons. The creation of a great wine is directly related to the quality of the grapes and the size of the fruit at harvest. Plant by plant we shape the vine to reach a healthy crop, well cultured and with perfect ripeness of the grapes. more

Our Price: $16.99
10% discount on 12 bottles for $183.48
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Chateau Les Clauzots 2008 750ML


Chateau La Maroutine 2008 750ML
Chateau La Maroutine 2008 750ML
sku: 13505

The slopes of Chateau La Maroutine are located 50 km south-east from Bordeaux, near the famous old Duke of Epernon's domain: the town of Cadillac.

The Chateau La Maroutine is a part of the 60 hectare estate of the Darriet family. A Bordeaux dry white coming from an exceptionally gravelly soil. Dynamic fruity wine with grapefruit and citrus notes pointed by a very balanced acidity giving a nice refreshing finish.

80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon. more

Suggested: $11.99
Our Price: $10.99

10% discount on 12 bottles for $118.68
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Chateau La Maroutine 2008 750ML


New Items:
Dow's 2007 Vintage Porto 2007 375ML
Dow's 2007 Vintage Porto 2007 375ML    
sku: 13475

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Suggested: $43.99
Our Price: $41.99

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Dow's 2007 Vintage Porto 2007 375ML




Guido Marsella Fiano d' Avellino 2006 
750ML
Guido Marsella Fiano d' Avellino 750ML
sku: 13490

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Our Price: $27.99
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Guido Marsella Fiano d' Avellino 2006 750ML



Razors Edge Shiraz-Grenache 2008 750ML
Razors Edge Shiraz-Grenache 2008 750ML
sku: 11496

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Suggested: $16.49
Our Price: $10.99

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Razors Edge Shiraz-Grenache 2008 750ML




New Seasonal Beer In Stock

Shipyard Seasonal 6Pkb 12 OZ
Shipyard Seasonal 6 pack bottle 12 OZ
sku: 11831

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Our Price: $8.99




Smirnoff Classic Lemonade 6Pkb 12 OZ
Smirnoff Classic Lemonade 6 pack bottle 12 OZ
sku: 13459

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Our Price: $7.99

Blue Moon Seasonal 6Pkb 12 OZ
sku: 11310

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Our Price: $8.99




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ANNOUNCEMENT

Join us every Saturday, at either of our locations, from 1PM - 6PM for an in-store wine tasting hosted by our locally renowned wine staff including; Owen Carty, David Smith, and Greg Cobaugh.  Each week they will be sampling interesting and distinctive wines from around the world. Please stop by and tap into their vast knowledge on all aspects of the winemaking process.



Thank you for your business and continued interest in our products.  We look forward to future opportunities to serve you.
 

Sincerely,

The Staff


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Fairfield, CT 06824                                                   

 
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