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A Mad Rose' Wine Blowout!

All 2013 rose' wines 20% off Friday, Feb. 27 - Saturday, Feb. 28 are 20% off.  Multiple bottles will be open for you to sample during the course of each day.  Oregon, Washington, French and Italian wines will be opened and offered for sale before the 2014 rose' wines REALLY start rolling in!

Besides the rain that rolled in today has put a wee damper on the early onset of rose wine drinking, but it'll be short lived and perfect pink wines are on call for this weekend!

From Washington, Gilbert Cellars, 100% Mourvedre ($15) that drinks not at like it is from our good neighbors up north;  dry and crisp with a mineral back bone.   From my good pal, Chris Berg up inMcMinneville and his winery Roots , Washington's Scorched Earth AVA,  Grenache rose' ($18).  BrigadoonWillamette Valley Rose of Pinot Noir ($18.50), Patton Valley Vineyard, Pinot Noir Rose ($19)  and speaking of delish Willamette Valley wines there's my wine making buddy, Joe's Wright, from  Left Coast Cellars, Rose of Pinot Noir ($20) .  If you are looking for something a bit more foreign there is the all-to-easy-to-drink Gris de Gris from Domaine St. Nabor (Grenache Gris,  Grenache Noir,  Carignan, Cinsault and Mourvèdre,) which for $10 is like boom-boom out go the lights!  Another Frenchy dynamo Gris-de-gris ($17)is Domaine de Fontsaine's Corbieres.   Also French but oh so out of this world is  Domaine Tempier's Bandol Rose ($43).  From the Bieler Pere et Fils  of the Cote D'Aix-En-Provence ($10) is yet another wine so easy to get to know that it is ridiculous!  In getting ready for some Italian tastings, in March,  we have the Rosa del Rosa from Proprieta Sperino ($18) as well as the Langhe Rosato ($14) from Corsini.  And, while the only vintage that is available, is the 2013, During Saturday we will be tasting a vertical of 2011, 2012 and 2013 Chateau de Trinquevedel, Taval!!  Normally this $20 is a mind-twister and to try a vertical and to get a discount on the 2013 is pure madness!  Rose' madness!!  

Remember that the prices in the ($) are regular.  Friday and Saturday Feb. 27th and 28th all non-2014 rose wines are a blow-out 20% off!  Limited to stock hand.

Corvallis' Most Favorite Italian Wine Producer - Podere Ruggeri Corsini

It has been way too long since Loredana and Nicola have been in Corvallis and I am truly looking forward to seeing them again!  I was fortunate to visit them in Mondorte d' Alba, where they have their lovely home and winery.  As "new kids on the block" - for the region that their winery and vineyards are, they are very young - their wines are still very expressive and well-crafted.  They have to be.  With a foot on the edge of Barolo, wines have to have a stature un-surpassed by anyone else.  The generosity of Loredana and Nicola is very apparent in their wines with divine gifts of wine purity and a sense of personality.  Their generosity also fits the line they walk with price points that are hard to beat.

Please join me for a Corsini tasting on Friday, March 6th at Corvallis Brewing Supply.  It's free and there will be some nice pre-sale offerings of their wine designed for your cellar.  If you'd like to join us for dinner, please join us at Del Alma.  It also is Friday,  March 6th from 6:30 - 8:30.  Space is limited and you'll need to RSVP with Del Alma at 541.753.2222.  For planning purposes, please do so ASAP if you intend to have dinner with Loredana!

With degrees in agriculture, viticulture and oenology, and years of working in accademia, Loredana and Nicola broke away and in 1995 they followed their passion by purchasing property for their dream to be closer to the beautiful land of Piedmont.  

The wines of Corsini

Matot - The name comes from a rustic Italian dialect that translates into "young boy" and I believe the intention of the wine is for youthfulness and vigor.  The cepage varies from year-to-year, but it is usually a blend of nebbiolo, barbera and pinot nero.

Dolcetto - One of the most important varietals grown in Northern Italy and of the 13 recognized denominations the Dolcetto d'Alba is considered the finest.  An excellent food wine with bright fruit and acidity.

Barbera - Very wide-spread throughout Italy and for a good reason!  It has a character that has a full buffet line of spices and fruits making it a no-brainer choice for Italian cuisine.

Albarossa - A cross between Barbera and Nebbiolo di Dronero as a way to make a wine that is higher in %ABV yet maintains elegance and smoothness.  It is a varietal that Nicola helped develop.

Pinot Nero - Most commonly known as Pinot Noir throughout the world and although Italy is home to more varietals of fruit than any other wine-producing region, the allure to Pinot Nero is too strong!  

Langhe Rosato - The best rose' wines are purposefully made with terroir and vineyard selection in mind.   This is 100% Nebbiolo that is selected for a rose', aged in stainless steel vats for 4 months before bottling in February.

Langhe Bianco - All estate fruit roughly blended to be 20% chardonnay, 50% arneis and 20% sauv. blanc.  Well-strucutured and fresh!

Barolo - The varietal nebbiolo is the sole proprietor for this wine and it's a certain tip of the hat to the .  While there are many nuances that dictate this wine, the general rule is that it must be aged for 3 years before release, unless it is a Riserva than it must be 5 years.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Tues - Fri 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sun Noon - 4:00 pm

Monday - CLOSED

Contact Information:

ph - 541.758.1674

fax - 541.754.6656

 joel@lickspigot.com