Restaurant Relief Wine Pack: Mise Imports Natural Wine
Selected, imported and distributed by our friends at Mise Wines.
**Mise and Provisions have collaborated to donate a significant portion of the proceeds from these packs to local restaurant relief efforts here in the Pioneer Valley!
Cabotte Rouge and Rose
Marie Pierre has been farming biodynamically in the southern Rhone valley since 1986. Her Cotes du Rhone wines showcase all the depth, full fruitedness and spice that the region is known for, but they retain a sensitivity and nuance that can be hard to find. Put the red on your table with anything braised or roasted-- animal vegetable or mineral. I'll suggest the Rose should be opened spontaneously and enjoyed as an afternoon balm.
Cosimo Maria Masini Sincero and Matilde Rosato
This historic estate has passed through many hands, starting with the Bonaparte family. Francesco has been working hard to preserve some ancient Tuscan varietals and is an accomplished agronomist in addition to farmer and winemaker. Sincero is a red blend of Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc. He calls it "Happy Tuscan Wine" and I couldn't agree more. It's a ripe, juicy red to open and elevate a simple meal-- red sauce preferred.
Matilde is a rose of Sangiovese and San Forte, one of the little known indigenous varietals he's working with and I can say with confidence this wine will rise to any meal and any occasion.
Mauro Guicheney Saint Frivole Bordeaux 2015
This is a Bordeaux drinker's Bordeaux. The aroma is rich with soft red fruit notes. It is earthy and big and round with balanced freshness-- making this a wine of size that is easy to digest as well. Smells good. Tastes good. Feels good.
Cascina Degli Ulivi IVAG
If this ain't the wild card in the deck...
Stefano Bellotti was one of the most important figures in the international Natural wine scene, and has been making natural wine since 1977. His domaine is now run by his daughter, Ilaria and she's continuing the tradition with incredible intuition and a lifetime of skill.
This wine is made with the Cortese grape and is in the region of Gavi, but due to local politics Stefano rejected the DOC and started a national movement of Italian winemakers following suit. If you're looking for a great Documentary-- Natural Resistance is a great exploration of the subject and stars this winemaker and a few of his colleagues.
Oh and the wine? It's something to experience. I love it simply with Cacio e Pepe.