Domaine Eric Louis, In the Heart of Sancerre Virtual Wine Tasting Presented by Paul Hennessy, Rootstock Wine Co. When: Friday, March 5, 6 pm Cost: $30 (+ tax) includes sauvignon blanc & pinot noir listed below OR $62 (+ tax) for three bottles, including their exquisite Sancerre Blanc also listed below. How: rsvp via this email and we’ll send you class link. What: Stop in to purchase the wines! The Eric Louis winery is in the heart of Sancerrois, making quality wines with a combination of traditional methods with modern and innovative techniques. Eric’s great grandmother, Pauline, started selling wine in 1860. Their special cuvee, ‘Cuvee Pauline’ and the cellar ‘Les Celliers de la Pauline’ are named after her. Her son, Julien, with his wife Louise, continued to run the winery with the same love and passion. After him, his son Leon married Ginette and established the Les Celliers de la Pauline after merging the two wine estates. Currently, Eric Louis is the one who is running the family business and making wines that reflect their family traditions and the qualities of their gifted terroir.
Their vineyards are spread around 32 hectares of land on the slopes of Sancerre covering the villages of Vinon, Thauvenay, and Menetreol sous Sancerre. The diversity in the terroir of the region gives uniqueness and complexity to the wines. Care is taken all year of the vineyards, and biological methods are used to preserve their health.
Domaine Eric Louis Sauvignon Blanc, 2019 Although the producer is based in Sancerre, this wine has an almost southern warmth to it. Its orange blossom aromas, rich tropical fruit flavors and balanced acidity make it ripe and ready to drink now.
Domaine Eric Louis Sancerre, 2017 Clear and pure on the palate, with citrus and white fruit flavors. Fully ripe it shows a remarkable finesse and ample character. The expressive fruit gradually fade away to let the mineral display a combination of calcareous and iodine notes, from the terroir of Thauvenay, as well as smoky tons from the one of Ménétréol. The finish is displaying a mouth-watering acidity signature of the Loire Sauvignon Blanc.
Domaine Eric Louis Pinot Noir, 2019 This soft wine has red berry fruits and gentle tannins. It is dry, the fruitiness conveying a fresh character, a tang of acidity and black currant intensity.
Niepoort, An Independent Portuguese Family Business Since 1842 Virtual Wine Tasting Presented by Michael Bouchard When: Next Friday, March 12, 6 pm Cost: $39 (+ tax) includes two bottles listed below. How: rsvp via this email and we’ll send you class link. What: Stop in to purchase the wines this Thursday!
We are an independent family business since 1842. Through five generations, the business passed successfully from one Niepoort to the next Niepoort and in most cases older and younger generation worked side by side for a long period.
Niepoort's mission is to maintain its position of "niche player", continuing to produce distinctive ports and Douro wines, combining centuries-old tradition with innovation. This combination has come to include throughout our growth wines from two other regions that have contributed to marking out the Douro - Bairrada - Dão triangle.
The most recent points of the triangle (also) "produce the goods" and occupy a place that Niepoort considered important to recover, given the potential they possess, combining the undeniable legacy of Portugal's winemaking past with the possibilities of innovation. The importance we attach to the need to interpret soils, climates and grape varieties has led us on the path of Biodynamics, a relationship that looks to respect the "moods" of Nature, listening to nature in order to find a balance between biodiversity and the least possible intrusive intervention. In Biodynamics, we give particular attention to the interrelationship between all the people involved in a continuous demand for respect for their idiosyncrasies and appreciation of what they have and bring of best to the Niepoort family.
Niepoort Docil Vinho Verde, 2019 Made from 100% Loureiro grapes from 20+ year old vines grown on granitic soils that are farmed organically. The wine is fermented in stainless steel with wild yeast and aged on the lees in tank for 5 month. Aromas of white flowers and bright citrus fruit explode from the glass, with an underlying note of clementine. Light in body with sharp, fresh acidity.
Niepoort Rotulo Tinto, 2016 The Dão Rótulo Touriga Nacional is a single-variety wine produced from one of Portugal’s most renowned grapes. We know the Dão region’s characteristics well, therefore we have tried to tame the exuberance and intensity of this variety by putting emphasis on acidity, crispness and low alcohols. Unwooded, unadulterated and linear, this wine makes a good food partner. The wine boasts a beautiful ruby hue of medium intensity. Delicate aromas with subtle hints of violets and expressive fruits of the forest define the nose without hiding its vinous character. The palate is medium-bodied and elegant, with fine tannins and a good mineral undercurrent. A beautiful acidity balances out the fruity notes. The wine culminates in a refreshing and lightly balsamic finish with great length.
Wine Republic’s Coronavirus Policies and Delivery Service We are open and want you to know safety is of the utmost importance to us for you and your families! Outlined below are a few policies and hour changes and will update accordingly and put on our website and facebook.
We’re here for you to pick up wine club and to make purchases. We now emphasize our delivery service in order to ease the social distancing we are experiencing. We’ll deliver a wine order, see below, and any wine currently on the shelves. We will also honor any special order wine and spirits. Members receive case discounts: 20% off solid case (12 of the same) or 15% off mix & match anything in the store.
Below are steps we implemented to keep you safe during these unknown times. RJ and I thank you all for your support and may you and your family be healthy and well! We appreciate your understanding and will continue to update as things change.
* We wipe all door handles (main entrance, our entrance and bathroom) plus counter and tasting bar regularly with disinfecting wipes.
* Air filters in air conditioner were replaced and will be as needed.
* We will deliver any order of 6+ bottles up to a 10-mile radius. 6-11 bottles, $10 delivery charge. A case of 12+, free delivery.
* We will start closing an hour earlier everyday until March 31 or further notice. Hours are: Monday – Friday, 10 am-3 pm and 5-7 pm. Saturdays, 10 am – 6 pm. Closed on Sundays
* Tastings and classes (and member-only party) are postponed until further notice.