Thursday, April 16, 2009

Domain de Mourchon Seguret Loubie (Rose) 2007

Cycling though Brooklyn and Queens last weekend on a 25 mile loop, a wine shop in Long Island City caught my eye. So yesterday I decided to visit during one of their tasting nights (most Thursdays and Fridays from 6-8pm). Because of it's proximity to NYC, the area is experiencing an influx of young professionals while offering a more relaxed pace. The place is called Hunters Point Wines & Spirits and behind the counter was one of the founding partners, Paul Huston, who's lived in the neighborhood for 30 years. The shop, designed by Paul, is a smart combination of wine shop, wine museum, tasting room and wine storage cellar. They carry a huge assortment of wines and spirits with rare wines, from small estates, but most of his sales are bottles under $15.

Tasted the Domain de Mourchon Seguret Loubie (Rose) 2007:

Domain de Mourchon is located in the southern Rhone Valley Village of Seguret, near Gigongas. Having a Cote du Rhone designation, this Loubie Rose blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah comes from 40 year old estate grown vines.

Tasting notes:
First up is a bouquet of summer fruits; peaches and nectarines with a tangy grapefruit accent. Next, the bright, crisp flavors of strawberries mingled with a floral undertone and long, fresh fruit finish.

Hunters Point Wines & Spirits
47-07 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City
(718) 472-9463

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