It’s that time of year again! The daffodils are in full bloom, the birds are chirping, and lambing season has come to an end. This means our favorite local sheep’s milk cheese is back in stock! Black Sheep Creamery’s Fresh Brebis is only available for a few months each year and we’re excited to start adding it to our favorite dishes. This fresh and fluffy cheese is the perfect addition to your favorite spring salads, use it in pasta or try baking with it! It’s also amazing simply spread on toast with a drizzle of honey or olive oil and sprinkling of fresh herbs. We hope you can come down to the shop and try a taste of this simply delicious farmstead cheese!
Spring Floral Wine Tasting
Elliot Karpman of PDX Wines will be pouring for us this week. Elliot has selected four beautiful floral spring wines to share with us. We’ll be tasting wines from Italy, France, and Portugal.
Here’s this week’s lineup:
Tenuta Castellaro, Bianco Porticello, 2017, Sicily, Italy
An organic white wine made from a blend of 60% Carricante and 40% Moscato Bianco.The blend creates an elegant wine with notes of grapefruit and lemon curd with a salty finish. This wine will pair perfectly with seafood or with fresh cheeses.
Chateau Coupe Roses, Rosé Fremillant, 2017, Minervois, France
From the Minervois region in western Languedoc, Rosé Fremillant is made from a blend of the region’s traditional grapes, Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault. This rose is a vibrant pink color and has notes of ripe strawberries and apricots.
Gota Wines, Prunus Private Selection, 2015, Dao,Portugal
This red is made of a blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen, and Alfrocheiro Preto. All the grapes are grown on granite and clay soils. The wine is then fermented in stainless steel and aged for six months in barrel. A delicate spiciness is balanced with notes of black cherry and raspberry and a crisp acid.
Terres Dorées FRV100, 2017, Beaujolais, France
Terres Dorées is located in Charnay, in southern Beaujolais. “FRV100” is a play on the word “effervescent,” and is a playful reference to the off-dry, sparkling rosé. The wine is made from estate-farmed, organic Gamay using the method ancestrale, which allows fermentation to finish in the bottle. The resulting wine is a lovely, light-bodied, with notes of strawberries. Pair with an Italian robiola or fresh chevre.
We hope you can join us!
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- Tuesday, April 2nd at Belmont Station, 5 to 7 p.m.
- Sunday, April 7th at Powell’s Books on Burnside, 2-3 pm
- Tuesday, April 9th at Southeast Wine Collective, 5 to 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 16th at Cider Riot!, 5 to 7 p.m.
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