Just another Marsannay Monday

"What's in a name, that which we call a rose? By any other name would smell as sweet" ~ Shakespeare

Well, it's Monday, the work week is about to kick off and for many, it's the first day of returning to work after the long holiday break. So to pep you up and keep you going, grab this refreshing 'dry' not so pale (ruby) colored style of wine makes for the ultimate summertime choice, but it's not just for summer any longer, it's a great foodie driven wine which has a variety of pairing partners. Many vino-sapiens (another word I made up to describe wine enthusiasts) baking in the summer heat can appreciate this wine for its refreshingly light style, but for those who proclaim "winter is coming" it's also boon for you, as it's the perfect aperitif wine to highlight pre-dinner activities.

I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the great wines I've experienced on this great journey through what was touted as "fringe" Burgundy. The wine you see in the picture above is from Marsannay, and if you click the link I've provided, you can get a fantastic 180 degree glimpse of this incredible region.

The Marsannay Rose from Bruno Clair, which you see above, is a serious wine. But it does not take itself too seriously when it comes to fun summer-time sipping. This wine shows plenty of intensity and generosity on the palate, it will wow you great depth and balance. Baskets of mouth-watering, ripe summer strawberries, rich with minerality, earthiness, await the thirsty vino-sapiens with each sip, slurp and maybe even the eventual gulp.

Clair is best known for his tantalizing red-wines among Burg-hounds, but if the truth be known, even his whites and the featured Marsannay rose are equally deserving of the attention of even the garden variety vino-sapiens. So put down those ordinary everyday mass-produced screw-capped domestic rosé wines and step-up to wine with real soul and substance; while at the same time knowing it won't break the bank either.

Until the next time, please remember compromise is for relationships, not wine, continue to sip long and prosper cheers!


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