Introducing Our Newest By-The-Bottle Wines

At Red Pump Kitchen, Sommelier TC Whysall is constantly looking for new (and more often than not, old!) wines to add to our carefully curated selection. Our wine program’s attention to detail, diversity of offerings, and nuance in flavor earned us a Wine Spectator 2018 Award of Excellence, perfectly complementing our rich Tuscan food offerings. We pride ourselves on having a wine for everybody, so get to know four of the newest additions to the Red Pump by-the-bottle wine menu.

King Family, Small Batch Series Viognier, 2016

Virginia

Monticello AVA

King Family, a local vineyard just miles away from our sister property Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, only produced 1716 bottles of this unique Viognier – and we are lucky enough to snag 6 of the numbered bottles. So what makes this wine so special? Unlike most Viogniers, this variety was fermented in stainless steel with its skin on, like a red wine. The skin contact gives the wine a slight orange color and a tannic structure, as well as helping to develop its outstanding aromatics. $65

 

Monsecco ‘Pratogrande’ Nebbiolo, 2013

Italy

Piedmonte

This Italian wine is true-to-form to Piedmonte’s notorious Nebbiolo grape – it required aging time to balance its tannins with complex and mature flavors, hence the 2013 vintage. After stainless steel fermentation and 30 months of aging in a large barrel, this wine boasts aromas and flavors of cherry, roses, tar and leather. Big, bold, and mineral-driven, this bottle will be the centerpiece of your Tuscan feast.  $55

 

Domaine Faiveley ‘Mercury’  Pinot Noir,  2016

France

Mercurey Appellation, Burgundy

Mercurey, located in the Côte Chalonnaise, is the largest appellation in all of Burgundy. Mercurey wines are known to be deep-hued and full-bodied, as reflected in this Pinot Noir’s beautiful dark ruby color. The nose opens up with notes of fresh red fruits and spices, and this wine is round and fruity before revealing its fine and silky tannins. It is aged in a combination of stainless steel and oak for 12 to 14 months.  *Wine Spectator 93 Points*   $80

Domaine Vincent Paris ‘Les Cotes’ 2016

France

Saint-Joseph Appellation, Rhône Valley, Syrah

Saint-Joseph Appellation’s wine has just begun to capture the world’s attention as a less pricey, yet equally exceptional alternative to the signature (and notably expensive) big reds from France’s Côte Rôite, Hermitage and Cornas Appellations. This fruity Syrah spent 3 months in tank and a year in used barrels, and you can look for cherries, spring flowers and fresh herbs on the nose followed by supple notes of cherries, blueberries and raspberries and a long, silky finish.  *Wine Advocate 92 Points*  68

Alto Moncayo ‘Veraton’ Garnacha

Spain

Campo de Borja Denominación de Origen (DO)

‘Garnacha’ is the Spanish word for Grenache, and this varietal is native to the land on which it grows today. The microclimate of the Moncayo mountain is cool and dry, creating an authentic local terroir that sets Alto Moncayo apart from other vineyards in the same region. The old vines used to produce the ‘Veraton’ Garnacha are between 30 and 50 years old – so their roots run deep. Once harvested, the grapes are aged in used barrels for 16 months, leaving the wine with notes of balsamic, chocolate and black fruits that linger with a long finish.  *Wine Spectator 92 Points*  $60

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