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THE CELLAR CLUB AUGUST 2020

THE CELLAR CLUB AUGUST 2020
August 2020
Cellar Club
Ah, summer-a time when people like to imbibe in a little something called "summer water." We're talking about rosé wine, the pink drink that keeps many a pool party goin' strong! For summer 2020, keeping a fresh stash of your favorite rosés just got a little easier because this August we are planning to #roséallday - all month long! So, join us while will pay tribute to the pale pink, salmon and pale ruby-hued wines and enjoy the dog days of summer through rosé tinted glasses. 
Cheers!
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The Cellar Club!
Wine Pick #1:
2018 Domaine Vincent Delaporte Sancerre Chavignol Rosé
Chavignol, Sancerre, France
The Domaine has been in the family since the 17th century and now sees Matthieu Delaporte in an almost midwife's role as the conduit between vine and bottle, past and future. Chavignol, the heart of Sancerre, possesses the ideal aspect and soil content, rich in chalk and flint, that is the ideal source for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Matthieu organically farms only these varietals, hand-harvests, and employs indigenous yeasts and minimal sulfur at bottling to ensure the paramountcy of the wine's origin. 
This rosé like all of the Domaine's wines, exclusively sourced from estate fruit, sees no oak and is fermented and aged in stainless steel with six months on the lees with no racking. The wine is both straight-forward and complex, a mirror of the Delaporte ethos. 


Wine Pick #2
2019 Luigi Giordano Vino Rosato
Barbaresco, Piemonte, Italy
 
Born in the midst of the global financial crisis of the 1930s, when all seemed dark and without hope, Giovanni Giordano began what has become a still small, but mighty, winery. Today, son Luigi is at the helm, having made another daring switch in 1960 from cultivating fruit for others and instead transmuting this bounty into his namesake wines. If one were to have the luxury of an unlimited choice regarding vineyard sites, Giordano's holdings in the crus of Montestefano, Asili, Ronchi, and Cavanna are among Barbaresco's best. There is precious little of their wines produced each year and we feel blessed that a bit of that makes its way to Vermont. This amazing rosato is one of only 2000 bottles in all the world!

CHEESE PAIRING OF THE MONTH:
Jasper Hill Farm, Weybridge 
Made by Scholten Family Farm and matured by Cellars at Jasper Hill, Weybridge is an organic lactic-set cheese with a delicate bloomy rind. It is made from Scholten's herd of Dutch Belt cows that graze on the rolling landscape of Weybridge. The lightly aged style is meant to showcase the rich and complex Dutch Belt milk. The thin rind surrounds a delicate cream-line, showing a toasty, mushroomy flavor in contrast to the bright acidity of the dense, milky core. The small medallion format appeals to any occasion - a snack for two or a garnish for a larger spread. Weybridge's rich, milky flavor makes it ideal alongside berry preserves, pears, melons, and freshly-baked bread.
 
Also, check out our delicious and easy
Recipe of the Month:
Prosciutto and Watermelon Skewers

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