Open Bottle - le Fervent Rose', Costieres de Nimes

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free

Every Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 pm we open a special bottle of wine and offer to you at a highly discounted price.
The wines are typically 90 points or better and are discounted 20-40%. Sometimes even more! when we can get special pricing from our vendors , we pass the savings along to you!!
Come in on Thursday and sample. If you can't make it, call us and we can put some aside for you!! 
(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)

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 Costieres de Nimes,
Rhone Valley,  France

65% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault

The term “fervent” is defined as “having intensity of spirit, feeling and enthusiasm,” an apt description of winemaker Michel Gassier’s passion for Rose’. Le Fervent is produced in Costières de Nîmes, the southern-most appellation of the Rhône Valley nestled on the shore of the Mediterranean, and is sourced from some of the coolest vineyard sites of the Southern Rhône.  

91 Points  The Wine Enthusiast Editors’ Choice
 "Deeply concentrated red cherry and strawberry flavors are balanced by crisp acidity and invigorating mineral undertones here.
It's a dry yet bold fruit-forward sipper, with a plump, juicy palate.
Structured by fine tannins and savory, herbal flair, it's elegant and versatile enough to enjoy year round.
Drink now–2021.”

90 Points Jeb Dunnuck
"Sporting a Tavel-like raspberry color, the 2017 Le Fervent Rosé is made by Michel Gassier from the Costières de Nîmes region of the Rhône Valley. It’s a richer, full-bodied rose' that offers terrific notes of ripe raspberry and strawberry fruits, hints of garrigue and spice, plenty of fruit and depth, and a clean finish. It’s a beautiful dry rosé geared for the dinner table and will keep for upward of a year."

 Elsewhere at $23.00
Our Regular price $19.99

Special Sale Price 

$15.00 a bottle
 $78.00 for six  ($13.00)

Call us, at 703-668-WINE (9463)


Our Thoughts on this wine.....

Intense nose of crushed strawberries, pomegranate and floral notes. Very dynamic wine with a rich mouthfeel of fresh red berries, mineral flavors, and a long lively finish. Pair with anything on the grill or medium to big cheeses!

The Winemaking ....
 The terroirs selected for this wine are located at the extreme south of the Appellation where gentle slopes of Rhône pebbles face the marshes of Camargue and nearby Mediterranean sea. The microclimate is much cooler than the rest of the Rhône valley thanks to fresh sea breezes that prevail most of the summer.

Michel’s philosophy about rosé is that it is a “Blanc de Noir”. In other words a white winemaking approach to red grapes. We are looking for the same kind of balance, purity of fruit, and minerality as we do for our whites. Harvest decisions are based on freshness of aromatics and acidity levels. Juice extraction is mostly free flow (presses are separated) with settling on coarse lees for a week before fermentation. The result is a light colored rosé extra body and beautiful aromatics.