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MISE wines w/ Jackson

Action Jackson is back and bringing all the goods, including good wine and great charm. #behere

Valli Unite, Allegretto (NV) – Piedmont, Italy ($20); Grapes: Cortese and Malvasia
Founded 30 years ago in Colli Tortonesi by three, young farmers dedicated to rural Italy, organic agriculture and sustainable living. Today the co-operative has over 30 organic growers producing wines, grains, fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses, in addition to supplying their own restaurant, shop and inn with their organic products. The Allegretto is a Pét-nat (moderate sparkling) of Cortese and Malvasia with no added sulfites. 
 
2015 Domaine Cabotte, “Colline” Côtes du Rhône Blanc – Rhône Valley ($16); Grapes: Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Viognier
An off-dry wine from the d'Ardhuy family (their biodynamic farm and winery looks absolutely divine, I want to transport there); think white peach in the nose with major apricot. Slight salinity and great minerality leads to a clean, long finish. A great white to sip while under the sun or at the beach.
 
Fuoristrada, Toscana Sangiovese Tetra Pak (2014) – Tuscany, Italy ($14); Grape: Sangiovese
Michigan native, Michael Schmelzer, moved to Tuscany and became winemaker extraordinaire at Monte Bernardi. Michael's Tetra Paks are 100% organic grapes sourced from smaller Italian vineyards to ensure high quality and great taste. Some nerdy facts about Tetra Paks! Tetra Pak cartons use 54% less energy, create 80% less greenhouse gasses, produce 60% less solid waste volume, and have 92% less package weight, compared to a 750ml glass wine bottle. That's more wine for you, while having a beneficial impact on the environment. 
 
Domaine Yohan Lardy, “Les Michelons” Moulin-a-Vent (2014) – Beaujolais, France ($27); Grape: Gamay
In 2011, 29-year old Yohan Lardy returned to his native village of Fleurie in Beaujolais after spending a few months in Chile working a harvest and winemaking. Upon his return to Beaujolais, he bought a 2-hectare property named "Les Michelons" in Moulin-à-Vent, one of the ten Beaujolais Crus. His Gamay is layered, and plush, with notes of plums and pomegranate. It’s a fantastic wine, and we’re really excited to debut it!
 
Clos de Jarres “Abrensis” Minervois (2014) – Languedoc-Roussillon, France ($20); Grapes: Grenache, Carignan, Syrah
This wine is Sloane Peterson from Ferris Bueller's Day Off! First off, this wine and Sloane are both well-balanced and attractive. Sloane is popular, wealthy, and fashionably dressed for a 1986 Chicago teenager. This Languedoc blend is a beautiful purple-ish color with a dark rose rim. This wine is confident and bold - exactly like a teenager playing hooky from High School. Despite being serious in appearance, this wine is vibrant and a tad innocent with its plummy, peppery notes. It's totally Sloane!

Earlier Event: May 5
Cab Franc Fri-Yay!
Later Event: May 12
Artisan Brewing w/ Jason