Wine Happy Hour
10% off All Wine
Every Friday from 4p to 7pm
Looking for something different? Searching for that bottle you tried on vacation last year? Your favorite glass from your go-to restaurant you’ve been missing? Not sure what you’re after, but need some new ideas? Email our Wine Director, Joe Watson, and he will do his best to source your most sought-after bottles and keep your glasses full.
Spring Wine Picks
We love Camigliano for it’s ageable, rich, complex bottles of sangiovese so we were excited to hear about something a little bit different. Poderuccio is their example of what’s popularly known as “super-tuscan” style where vineyards incorporate international varieties of grapes – in this case cabernet sauvignon and merlot – to complement the indigenous styles of sangiovese. The result? Earthy, structured, but soft and balanced reds full of rich red fruit and a sense of freshness. A versatile blend for everyone that feels at home next to a wide array of Italian favorites as well as any dish you’d set next to a bottle of Bordeaux.
A lovely trio from a long-time Rosemont friend, Michelle d’Aprix. This project, based out of Costiere de Nimes in the Languedoc, brings a southern French edge to the style of wines Michelle learned to make at Cellar Comunica in Spain. Maz Caz Blanc is a blend of Roussanne and Grenache Blanc and features an often elusive brightness to these two Rhone white varietals. A salty and mineral rich backbone will make this one of your summer favorites to enjoy alongside the fruits of the Maine coast. Maz Caz Rosé is a classic southern Rhone blend of Grenache and Syrah and has only gotten better during it’s time in the bottle. Just add a warm spring day, a plate of charcuterie, and enjoy this easy-drinking refresher. Bonus: there is no sulfur added to the rosé. The blanc is for lunch, the rosé is for cocktail hour, and the Maz Caz rouge was built for summer grilled dinners. A GSM blend (Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre) it’s the class Rhone flavors brightened up by the exclusive use of stainless steel in the fermentation process. This is an exciting and edgy red that can enjoy a slight chill. Follow the serving suggestion in the illustration on the label or enjoy next to a pile of grilled summer veg, tzatziki, and a baguette.
Exclusive to Rosemont
T Cuvee Rosso
Rosemont Exclusive in Entire Country – This wine is just plain fun! Let it open up for 20-30 minutes to enjoy the red sibling of our T Cuvee Bianco. Give it a little chill and really see the indigenous Schiava grape show off it’s light and appetizing cranberry and just-ripe strawberry flavors only to finish with the cherried structured goodness of its touch of pinot nero (pinot noir) and merlot. Another lovely table red from the Italian Alps.
T Cuvee Bianco
Rosemont Exclusive in Entire Country – We directly imported this from the Italian Dolomite mountains just in time for the holidays to be our staple table white. Versatile and delicious, T Cuvee comes from a co-op in the Alto Adige region of Italy. A blend of sauvignon blanc, pinot bianco, riesling, and chardonnay, it really is the white that has something for everyone from bright citrus, to mountain flowers, finishing with an enticingly elegant length.
Boxes? Yes! Boxes.
Not only are they great for picnics, boats, and value, boxes are also a much more environmentally friendly way to enjoy your wine! Due to the production and transportation requirements of bottles, bag-in-box can cut the carbon footprint of wine in half. They seldom break, so waste is also cut dramatically, and boxed wine can last for up to a month if refrigerated after opening. Wineries around the world are putting better and better juice into the format and we’ve started to build a program at the store to bring some earth-friendly alternatives to you.
Bousquet Malbec and Bousquet Chardonnay
The malbec is the juice that comes in the always popular bottles. Juicy and luscious it is sure to be an easy choice for all the BBQ’s on the horizon. Argentinian chardonnay certainly flies under the radar where it’s all about red wines. This stainless steel fermented white is perfect to leave in your fridge and grab a glass on those warm days where you’ll need a little refresh after working in the garden. Both organically farmed, these are a fantastic way to get the quality of Bousquet with the value and longevity of a box.
Biodynamic and organically farmed montepulciano in a cute house-shaped box. It even comes with a rope handle for easy picnicking.
From the Tank Red, White, and Rosé
Fantastic value for sustainably farmed juice from France. The red us a classic southern French blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan. The white, a concrete aged chardonnay. The rosé, another classic, with syrah and grenache. The white and rosé are from organic vineyards and all of them are fermented with native yeasts and very minimal intervention in the winery.
In Our Cellar
The past few months have provided us with the opportunity to reorganize and expand our wine cellar offerings. We are currently in the process of creating a whole new wine center at our Cape Elizabeth market. With a walk-in wine storage cooler installed, we will be able to safely lay down some of those special bottles we find for you to enjoy for years to come. In the future, our hope is to make this a perfect place for wine classes, tastings, and other special events when it becomes safe to do so.