Funaro Rosato 2020
Funaro Winery has a motto: “We start from the soil. Every day.” This estate comprises three different parcels of land over the region of Sicily. Some sites are specifically dedicated to olive groves, some are for wine production only. Each site has been intentionally selected, certified organic and worked by hand. If you were to be transported to a Sicilian villa for a day, you would find these bottles adorning the table. Simply put, these wines overdeliver. Sicily is overflowing with outstanding producers right now and wine drinkers are responding enthusiastically. It makes perfect sense. The Island has reliable sunshine, benefits from coastal breezes, and has moderate rainfall, all things that a successful wine growing region needs. This bottle from Funaro will deliver all that you crave and more!
Funaro has delivered a stunner of a rosé and just in time for the start of summer! Consisting of a 100% Nero d'Avola, this rosé is exceptionally fresh. This is due to the limited amount of time it sees in contact with the skins, spending only 2-3 hours in contact after the juice is soft pressed. The fermentation continues in steel tanks at a constant temperature of 15ºC on lees until eventually being filtered and left to mature in stainless steel. This aging process preserves so much of its youthful vibrancy. When in the glass it shines with a zesty energy, being extremely refreshing and easy to drink. This bottle is the one that always seems to disappear the quickest, even if you are enjoying it on your own.
Mas de Cabres Cévennes Blanc 2020
This family Domaine has been working this land since 1724 and they clearly have history on their side. Winemaker Florent Boutin’s light hand in production and generations of experience has him producing some extremely lively expressions of Languedoc terroir. This crisp white arrived just in time for the summer weather ahead and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you.The Languedoc is currently in the midst of a renaissance. The region had been known for producing bulk wine at a low cost for the country of France. Around 1970 the local winemakers began to shift its practices to raise the level of production quality to a higher standard, this led to many winemakers in the current generation to begin practicing low intervention organic farming. Now the Languedoc is responsible for producing the largest percentage of organic wine in France.
This is the wine to bring to the vegetable garden! It has a beautiful rich mineral palate while still maintaining the light spring freshness you crave on a hot summer day. Like any proper Languedoc blend you should chill this one down and enjoy it outside with a healthy dose of sunshine. It is the light touch of winemaker Florent Boutin’s that allows this wine to truly shine. The Roussanne, Vermentino and Viognier sing together in perfect harmony providing a bottle that is perfectly in sync. Grill up some asparagus, wild onions, and finish with a hearty pour of olive oil to have the perfect meal with this crisp summer sipper.