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It's another Friday in the soggiest of summers...who else hasn't made it to the beach at all? We've barely made it onto a sunny porch or patio...no fun. It's fine, though, as problems go. We are pouring wine in the shop this evening, a couple French, an Italian, and another Californian (we're on a bit of a roll!). Scroll for the low-down. Don't forget to get your GargantuWine tickets on or before August 31st for the lowest price––they creep up after that! And mark your calendars for the Saturday after, September 30th, for the Wickenden Street Makers Market...always a fun block party!
Oh and if you're a fan, pumpkin beer is here....it is officially Augtober...
Cheers to decent humans!
Join us for GargantuWine at Farm Fresh for some Raucous Bacchus on Saturday, Sept. 23rd. We'll have lots of wine to taste, tables of yummy snacks, your favorite DJ (Subdweller) spinning tunes, and Fearless Fish and Tallulah's will be on hand with oysters and add-on à la carte options.
It's a really great article on natural wine shops and we never won't be excited to be included in it.
Tasting in the Shop Tonight, 5-7PM.
Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet "La Pepie" 2022, Loire France $18.99
The first commercial vintage of Domaine de le Pépière was in 1985. Marc Ollivier, who retired in 2019) founded the domaine, which quickly became highly sought after for producing organically-farmed, single-vineyard, and single-cru bottlings before anyone had even heard of such things. Rémi Branger, his trusted former apprentice, now helps farm the vineyards and make the wine.
La Pepie is 100% Melon de Bourgogne grown on granite. The core of the fruit is from the 10-hectare heart of the Pépière estate, which is part of the Clisson cru, with fruit from the cru Château Thébaud as well. They also purchased some fruit from a local organic farmer.
The clusters are direct-pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks with natural yeasts; the wine ages on its lees in large, underground, glass-lined cement tanks for up to a year. The first bottling is from wine with about 4 months on the lees; subsequent bottlings have spent up to 8 months on the lees. Minimal S02.
This is a white French Basque blend of Gros Manseng, & Petit Courbu, Petit Manseng. Dried flower and herbs (chamomile and tarragon), citrus fruits (grapefruit, lemon, bergamot) and and exotic fruit. The note on this wine is long, but starts like this:
The pastoral appellation of Irouléguy stretches along a small band of hillside vineyards in the Pyrenees, in the extreme south-west of France, within the French Pays Basque. The region sits at more than 400 m/1,300 ft above sea level, with the west strongly influenced by the Atlantic. The vines are protected from northern winds and receive more sunshine than most French wine regions. The vineyards face south and are protected from the wet weather coming off the ocean by the surrounding mountain peaks. The cool and wet springs are balanced by warm and dry conditions into early fall that allow for the full ripening of grapes into October.
It's a liter. It's tasty. It's a blend of Uva Rara, Barbera, Croatina, Pinot Nero, & Riesling Renano co-fermented for 8 days on the skins. Cranberries, crisp red apples, blackberries. Finish is earthy and dry with saline minerality, and brisk, mouthwatering acidity.
Assiduous Merlot Santa Cruz Mountains, CA 2020 $34.99
Organically farmed, single vineyard. 10 days carbonic maceration, then de-stemmed & fermented on skins another 4 days; aged in neutral french oak for 10 months. Soft & smooth with strawberry/rhubarb, anise, lavender. Slightly chill for a classy summer red but you can happily sip this one no matter the season.
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We specialize in, and feature Rhode Island's largest selection of, organic, natural and small-production wine and grower-Champagne, as well as numerous spirits, sakes, and craft beers, ranging in price from the everyday to the special occasion.
Gift cards available in any amount.
12% discounts on a case of wine, mixed or otherwise.
We offer statewide delivery Tuesday through Saturday with a $50 minimum order; Providence and immediate surrounding areas can be same day depending on time received; next day delivery for all other areas. We do not *next day* deliver to points south of East Greenwich or north/west of Smithfield & Johnston on Fridays or Saturdays; exceptions can be made for events planned in advance.
$100 club includes three to four selections per month.
Each tier will come with producer notes, pairing suggestions, and/or recipes.
Members receive a 10% discount on regularly priced wines, regardless of whether or not the wines are part of a club pack. This discount does not apply to sale items, blue-tag wines, or boxes/cans/alternative packaging and cannot be added to any other discount or promotion. The discount is good on wine only, and is active for the duration of the club membership. As of now it can only be used in-store or over the phone; it will not work online. Twelve bottle case discount remains 12%.
Price includes delivery within RI, which will be scheduled the second week of each month, Tuesday through Saturday, depending upon location. In-store pick-up is also an option.
Pictured above is the March club, all from the Wine Traditions portfolio.
WE ARE OPEN FOR INDOOR SHOPPING BUT feel free to still order through oure-comm if you are more comfortable that way, or you may also call 401-621-9650 (don't leave a message) or email shop @ campusfinewines.com.
Also: we have two air purifiers going full time at the shop (front and back), we keep our front door open as much as we can, we have fans blowing air out the door, and we have an exhaust fan running in back.