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MARCH CELLAR CLUB 2021

MARCH CELLAR CLUB 2021
MARCH 2021
CELLAR CLUB
The cure for the winter blues! March is the perfect time to restock your cellar and enjoy some new & fun wines that you may have never thought of before. This month the Cellar Club will enjoy two exclusive selections of wines from our cellar.
Thank you for being a member of 
The Cellar Club, cheers!
Wine Pick #1:
Do Ferreiro Rebisaca 2016
Salnes Valley, Galicia, Spain
From their founding in 1973 to the establishment of the Rias Baixas D.O. in 1988, the Mendez family have been the exemplars for winemaking in this fascinating corner of Spain known as Galicia. They employ only organic practices in the vineyards and cellar, champion native yeasts in their fermentation, and eschew the use of new oak and the pursuit of “International-Styled” wines. It is no easy task to create wines in this region, as the vineyard plots are rarely contiguous or easily worked. The truly gifted winemaker must simultaneously work the fruit whilst letting the fruit have its way. This Albarino-based blend possesses such balance and lets the wines of Do Ferreiro showcase the attributes of this land. Galicia's varietals should be placed among the great whites of the world, like Chablis, Sancerre, Austrian Gruner Veltliner, and dry German Rieslings.
Wine Pick #2
Casa de Saima Bairrada Colheita Tinto 2016
Bairrada, Beiras, Portugal
The wine world is no stranger to trends, fads, and fashions. The use of terms such as “natural,” often with no legal criteria, has become less meaningful as producers look to profit on an understandable desire for wines free of manipulation. Casa de Saima is a welcome counterpoint to this cynical approach. This red is sourced from Biodynamically farmed vines 15 to 75 years of age and sees spontaneous fermentation in open-topped stone lagars with foot trodding and native yeasts involved in the process. Upon completion, the wine is transferred to large 100-year-old casks for a minimum of 12 months to finish the winemaking process. This minimalistic practice would not be out of place when looking back at wine-making centuries ago. The wine is a tribute to both the head of Casa de Saima, Graca Maria da Silva Miranda, and her belief in honoring the vines and lands of the Bairrada.
CHEESE PAIRING OF THE MONTH:
Parish Hill Creamery, Cornerstone
Parish Hill Creamery makes cheese only when the cows are in pasture, which in Vermont limits them to about six months a year. Their goal is that we taste where their cheeses really come from. The milk used is the best expression of this taste of place because the cows are eating local vegetation from their pastures. Cornerstone varies a little bit between wheels because the milk changes throughout the season! The cheese is semi-firm with a tangy bite and has flavors of berries, fresh peas, pepper, and earth. We recommend eating Cornerstone on its own, preferably on the porch with a glass of wine.
Check out our delicious and easy
Recipe of the Month:
Whipped Feta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

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