Chateau de la Chaize
Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 2012
Among the oldest estates in Beaujolais, the historic Chateau de la Chaize produces elegant reds from the Brouilly appellation. The region of Beaujolais is capable of producing some serious reds from the best villages, these vineyards are designated as Beaujolais crus. Unfortunately these reds often get associated with the light, fruity tart reds of Beaujolais nouveau, but cru Beaujolais can’t be farther from that style. The Chaize Brouilly 2011 displays a bouquet or red fruit, spice and red flowers. Medium body and lively, the palate expands with flavors of cranberry and earth. An easy red everyone can enjoy for Thanksgiving!
Barbera d Alba 2014
The Rocca family has had a presence in the township of Barbaresco since 1834. Farmers of different crops, viniculture was an integral part of their livelihood. In the 1950s, the family moved to one of the most revered crus for Nebbiolo, Rabaja and since 1978, the Bruno family have been producing wines with distinctive character in the communes of Barbaresco. Their Barbera d’Alba comes from the village of Neive, Cru Curra and Cru Fausoni with soils of limestone and blue marl with vines averaging 50- 60 years old. The nose opens up with an intense scent of ripe plum, blackberries and cherries. With a little air, scents of walnut and toasted almond appear. The palate is racy and bright, with a gentle round texture that makes this a perfect accompaniment to any light fare.