Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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Spring into Summer - Two Whites, Two Rosés, Two Reds

Tasters thought the 2016 Gadais Muscadet was in a very good place right now, to drink as a roundly-fruited aperitif or to pair with seafood. There were absolutely no complaints about its $13.99 price. It sold out at the tasting but we expect more in the next day or two.
May 16, 2018

The 2017 Tour Campanets Coteaux d'Aix Bois des Fees Blanc was brighter and more intense in its attack and appealed more to those who preferred a bit more sitting in their wine.

People loved the Provençal herbaceousness of the 2017 Ch de Roquefort Cotes de Provence Corail Rose. Many were already fans of the wine through the several vintages of which we have offered. There was general agreement that this iteration might be the best yet. We strongly recommend it at its 16.99 price.

The other provence rose, 2017 Tour Campanets Coteaux d'Aix, was crisper and dryer. Some others preferred it for those qualities.

The 2016 Antoine Sunier Morgon was a clear tasters' favorite. People really like its freshness and very pretty poise. We offered it likely chilled. You will find it delicious if you do likewise.

Many tasters found the 2013 Ch. Flotis Fronton Cuvee Jeanne to be a new animal. Animal it was; dark and brooding in color, medium in body full of the heavy aromatics of the Negrette grape, people thought it would make an excellent barbecue wine. Serve lightly chilled also.

 

White

2016 Gadais Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie; Aroma: fresh flinty, dusty herbal firm; Mouth: light clean, bright acid, fruity, spicy, green grape, nicely lively, good length; Very Good Plus 13.99; Mixed Case, 12.59; Case, 11.89

2017 Tour Campanets Coteaux d'Aix Bois des Fees BlancOrganic; Aroma: fresh spicy angular acid, passionfruit, & lemon, Nicely dense, and refreshingly edgy ; Mouth: fleshy bright acid, clean rather firm, fullish, some depth, layered with back taste, clean acid; Very Good Plus 21; Mixed Case, 18.9; Case, 17.85

Rose

2017 Ch de Roquefort Cotes de Provence CorailOrganic, Biodynamic; Aroma: bright clean & pretty, fine acid, garrigue notes lively & spicy; Mouth: bright spicy but clean, bright acid, clean rather long spicy; Very Good Plus 16.99; Mixed Case, 15.29; Case, 14.44

2017 Tour Campanets Coteaux d'Aix Rose - Organic; Color: very pale; Aroma: very pretty, very rich, spicy forward, rather dense; Mouth: spicy sweet very tight clean nice grip, very pretty, mineral, nice grip on the finish; Very Good Plus 19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99

Red

2016 Antoine Sunier Morgon; Aroma: Rather fine, very pretty rather tight, clean, surprisingly softer than his Regnie; Mouth: Fresh very pretty rounded softer, delicate for a Morgon; grains de bois; Very Good Plus 29.99; Mixed Case, 26.99; Case, 25.49

2013 Ch. Flotis Fronton Cuvee Jeanne juicy red fruit, aromatics, violets, and herbs with a touch of black pepper. Very Good Plus 18.99; Mixed Case, 17.09; Case, 16.14

 

May Springtime Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $171

Instore only May Springtime Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $90

Or you can mix

 any six bottles of the above for a 10% discount

 any twelve bottles of the above for a 15% discount

 

Please pass this on to any friends who are wine enthusiasts!

 

            - Len Rothenberg