When in Brooklyn at Williamsburg’s The Four Horsemen, it’s a guarantee that something unusual and unexpected will end up in your wine glass. Case in point? Check out this bottle from my most recent visit. A sojourn notable for getting to hang out with Jeremy Parzen of Do Bianchi, who was in town for an Italian wine conference. I highly recommend checking out Jeremy’s wine (and more) blog.
Eric Texier Rouletabulle 2014
This wine is notable because it’s from the Southern Rhone and is somehow made (mostly) from Chasselas. I’ve had a wine from Alsace (on the German border) made from this grape, and its pretty common in Switzerland. But I had no idea you’d encounter Chasselas so far south in France. Pretty cool. Additionally, Rouletabulle is a pét-nat. A wine kind of like alcoholic Fresca*. It’s fun and fizzy. What more do you want in your glass while catching up with a friend you haven’t seen for a few years?
Listen to my podcast that goes deep into Pét-Nat.
Stay tuned for wine number two from that evening.
(OK, and there was a third wine but I didn’t take a photo of it so it didn’t happen.)
*Sadly, I cannot take credit for this apt phrase for describing the delights of Pét-Nat.
Oh sure, you can meet up with Jeremy for a glass or two…
Apologies, I didn’t know you were there for more than a day. You would have crossed a bridge for me?
I’m coming to Philly, anyway, and we’ll have some quality time there.
man, that was so much fun to get to connect like that.
Looking forward to seeing you in April when I’m back in NYC.
Really enjoyed that… thanks again…
Yup! See ya in a few months.