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Two Oustanding 2014 Chavy-Chouet Releases! And IWM’s Blush Wine Sale!
June 1, 2016
A Note from Sergio

Chavy-Chouet is exactly the kind of estate that I love. It’s family-owned-and-operated by people who have been winemakers for many generations. It’s devoted to the terroir and the traditions of its land, and its wines are consistently very, very good, even in challenging years. Today, I’m very proud to present two Chavy-Chouet wines from 2014, a year that was a nail-biter for Burgundy’s winemakers--it was hot, it was cold and rainy, it had hail, but it finished cool and sunny, helping vignerons like Romaric Chavy-Chouet make wines that fill your mouth with lusciousness. Chavy-Chouet’s 2014 Puligny-Montrachet Enseignères and Meursault Narvaux are wines Burgundy lovers won’t want to miss, especially priced at under $60 a bottle.

There’s no doubt that summer is here, and that means it’s time to drink rosé. While I will pour a good, steely rosato like Raffaele Palma’s any day of the year, not everyone will, nor do all rosé wines fit a cold winter day. Fortunately, rosé comes in a dizzying array of styles, and I love them all. In addition to Chavy-Chouet’s stellar whites, you’ll find all of IWM’s blush wines on sale, from Provençal bottlings to Champagnes, from Italy’s Campania to Alto-Adige--and even as far-flung as Oregon’s fine Tony Soter estate. Summer is no time to deny yourself joy, and there’s no wine that screams happiness quite like rosé.

Enjoy!


Today's Featured Sections Include:

1. Spotlight on Excellence:
Stunning Chavy-Chouet 2014 Puligny-Montrachet Enseignères
2. Only At IWM:
Flinty, Affordable Chavy-Chouet 2014 Meursault Narvaux
3. Time Sensitive Offer: All In Stock Rosés On Sale!
4. Wine Events: Upcoming June Wine Tasting Events

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Domaine Laurens Marcillac Rose 2015 750ml
Domaine Laurens Marcillac Rose 2015 750ml
Price: $18.99

Bright pink in the glass, this ’15 bottling offers electric elegance, bursting with red berries and citrus fruits, spice and wildflowers. Dry and fleshy, this Marcillac rosé offers bitter cherry and raspberry flavors, making it perfect for wine-lovers looking for a fruit-driven wine reminiscent of a Pinot Noir rosé. This mono-varietal Fer Servadou, called “Mansois” locally, grows on steep terraces with red clay soils just west of Rodez in Languedoc, on a hillside terrace at 1,000-1,600 feet above sea level. Domaine Laurens, organic and family owned and operated, harvests its Fer Servadou by hand in early October, destemming, pressing, and using the saignée method to craft its deep cherry rosé. more info
Chateau Viranel Saint-Chinian Tradition Rose 2015 750ml
Chateau Viranel Saint-Chinian Tradition Rose 2015 750ml
Price: $18.99

Black and red berries burst from the glass in this food-friendly ’15 Rosé that layers its fruit with citrus zest, chalk, crushed flower petals, herbs and peppery spices. Full yet energetic, this wine whooshes across the palate, but it lingers with a satisfying mouth-feel that marries electric acidity with its fleshy finish. A blend of 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, and 20% Cinsault grown in clay and limestone soils, this wine ferments in stainless steel tanks, and it ages in a combination of 20% used barrels and 80% tank. more info
Mas de Gourgonnier Rose 2014 750ml
Mas de Gourgonnier Rose 2014 750ml
Price: $18.99

If you enjoy a full-bodied, muscular rosé, then Mas de Gourgonnier 2014 Rosé is the wine for you; a blend of 60% Grenache, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cinsault and the remainder Mourvedre and Syrah, this sexy rosé embodies the terroir of Provence. Fragrant red berry and floral scents are lifted by chalky mineral and white pepper notes and pick up a deeper cherry pit quality with air. Juicy and smooth in texture, this wine offers tangy acidity adding bite to ripe raspberry and cherry flavors, and the wine’s peppery notes give cut to the finish, which clings with good persistence and gentle sweetness. more info
Fischer Cabernet Franc Rose 2014 750ml
Fischer Cabernet Franc Rose 2014 750ml
Price: $19.99

Bursting with juicy red berries, crushed wildflowers, sun-warmed earth, fresh herbs and  citrus zest, this bright pink mono-varietal Cabernet Franc Rosé looks like spring incarnate. This is an elegant, fresh wine that’s surprisingly complex, and there’s no question that it over-delivers on its under $20 price point. Deriving from almost forty-year-old Cabernet Franc vines, the grapes for this wine ferment and age in stainless steel in order to maintain a purity of terroir and transparency of grape varietal. more info
Chateau Riotor Rose 2014 750ml
Chateau Riotor Rose 2014 750ml
Price: $21.99

The color of lightly tinted rose petals, this wine’s nose bursts red currants, ripe raspberries and strawberries, hints of melon and pear. Fresh, flavorful, fine and pure, this ’14 Provençal Rosé offers tangy fruit flavors coupled hints of citrus coupled with a certain delicacy and an exhilarating finish. A blend of 45% Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, and 5% Rolle (more commonly known as Vermentino), this wine is incredibly versatile in terms of pairing, allowing you to match it to dishes from seafood salads to grilled chicken and pork. more info