WINE OF THE MONTH
WHAT IS RUDY'S WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB?
Joining the club is a fun way to build wine knowledge and explore your palette on a monthly basis. In addition to the wine, you'll get research, notes, recipes, and background information about your wine. Plus, you'll get to impress your friends with some cool new wines!
Here are the featured wines for May :
Massena, “The Moonlight Run” – 2009 - Australia (91046)
Welcome to the “Massena Story” . . . “On a brightly moonlit Tuesday evening at around eleven o'clock on the Barossa to Clare road, two young blokes are cruising their way to work the midnight shift for the last vintage of the century, in a beat-up old Toyota Corolla “The Brown Bullet”.
This distinctive wine is made from 54% Grenache, 24% Shiraz, 16% Mataro, and 6% Cinsaut. We agree that the 2009 vintage is something special. Open this up on your front porch or back deck and have your own “Moonlight Run”.
Mazzei, Badiola – 2009 – Toscana, Italy (99621)
This highly regarded Italian wine is really going to get your attention. There is a delightful level of bright and vibrant dark fruit flavors that will make your mouth water. We think this is an appropriate re-introduction into the beauty of Italian red wine. The higher acidity makes it an appropriate pairing with meat and pasta dishes and the dry, somewhat earthy flavors make it interesting and a bit seductive. A super Tuscan blend of 70 Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon will leave you intrigued and definitely happy.
Wine Spectator gave this a “top 5” pick as best value wine in their “top 100” wine rating. We hope you agree!
Coteux Du Langedoc- Picpoul De Pinet - 2011 - France (90757)
We first learned about “Picpoul” wine from a customer who had recently tried it in France and asked us to find it for her. After considerably wrangling and sleuthing with stumbled across it and have been in love with it ever since. A very dry, crisp, and refreshing white wine that makes seafood “jump” for joy and seems to be equally refreshing on its own merits.
This is a wine made from 100% Picpoul, which is known in other parts of Europe as Folle Blanche. Notes of Japanese green tea, lemongrass and grapefruit are characteristics of this crisp, dry, very satisfying wine. It needs to be consumed in its exuberant, fresh, crisp youthfulness, so drink it over the next 12 months while waiting for the 2012s to be released. Fresh and fine aromas of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime flavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Wineries best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.
Tom and the crew,
Rudy’s - A Cook’s Paradise
HOW DO I JOIN?
Stop by the store or give us a call, then choose from four options, with different price points and combinations to your liking, then pick them up monthly.