Mai Purple Sip: April 2018


Hey Purple Charmers:

So for "Mai" first "Purple Sip Post", I have to preface it with an apology because, I started this on my Instagram page, and I recently realized that it would be better served here. So the first post is dedicated to three weeks of sips I had in April 2018, when I began my "sips" for the spring season.

Now, onto the "good stuff", I don't know about you, but I love to have a beautiful drink or a "pretty" cocktail, so this Spring, I'm all about Rosé. If you're, a wine lover like me, then you'll love this gorgeous sip!

A few years ago, while living in Boston, a friend and I, embarked on a journey to "fall in love" with Rosé. We started our quest at a local wine store called, "The Urban Grape", nestled in Boston's South End (By the way, they have an incredible Rosé display), that opened our eyes and pallets to the wonders of Rosé. That Spring and Summer, we tried some very awesome varietals from this particular group of wine that varied in taste, from dry to sweet. One thing's for sure, is this wine is one that has definitely grown on me, and I'm so happy to be sharing a few with you that I've found recently.


Mai Purple Sip #1: Sipped on Friday, April 13, 2018

Producer: Francis Ford Coppola

Region: Monterey County

Vintage: 2017

Blend: Syrah, Grenache, Pinot Noir

Alcohol Content:13.2%

Mai Take:I loved this wine! It is light and beautiful. I was able to taste the fruity flavors of the cherry, raspberry, and citrus zest. I really liked that is wasn't too dry or overly sweet. It was kind of in the middle and it was very pleasant to sip.

It is the perfect wine on a cool spring evening or a hot summer day. It's wonderful for sipping and to relax in your favorite chair, or to share with friends.

For More Information: https://www.francisfordcoppolawinery.com/en/our-wines/sofia/rose

https://ffcp.s3.amazonaws.com/fcw/wine/sofia/rose/trade/2016/16_Sofia%20Rosé_FS.pdf


Mai Purple Sip #2: Sipped on Saturday, April 21, 2018

Producer: Luc Belaire Luxe

Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Vintage:Not Provided

Blend: Chardonnay

Alcohol Content:N/A

Mai Take:This wine was super luxurious! This wine is layered with Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah, and gives it depth and elegance that is super enjoyable. I truly enjoyed it's sparkle.

It is a wonderful wine for celebrations or just a good time those you love!

For More Information:

http://www.lucbelaire.com/belaire_rose.html


Mai Purple Sip #3: Sipped on Friday, April 27, 2018

Producer: Bartholomew Broadbent & Miguel Pessanha

Region: Vinho Verde, Portugal

Vintage:Not Provided

Blend: 40% Borraçal, 30% Espadeiro, 20% Amaral, 10% Vinhão

Alcohol Content:10%

Mai Take:This wine was super delightful! I was able to taste the fruity flavors of the strawberry, pomegranate, and orange zest. I also really liked, that like the first rosé, it is wasn't too dry or overly sweet. It was kind of in the middle and it was very pleasant to sip.

It is the perfect wine on a cool spring evening or a hot summer day. It's wonderful for sipping and to relax in your favorite chair, or to share with friends.

For More Information:

http://www.broadbent.com/broadbent-vinho-verde-rose/

http://www.broadbent.com/download/broadbent-wines/vinho-verde-rose/fact-sheets(2)/Broadbent_Vinho_Verde_Rose.pdf

I hope that you like "Mai Sips" and Sip responsibly! Happy Sipping!

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