Summer in the Blue Ridge mountains sure are sweet. The days are warm and lively and the nights are cool and romantic. No matter if you are on vacation, out on the town or want to unwind after a long days work, all are invited to relax with our featured bottle of wine on the patio at Bargello or terrace at Posana.

2018 Bodegas Muga, ‘Flor de Muga’ Rosé | Rioja, Spain | $65

As our large patio in the heart of downtown becomes the place to see and be seen this summer season, the only thing missing from our table is an exemplary bottle of rosé to ring in the warmer weather. Increasingly popular yet hard to find, the rosé bottling from Bodegas Muga is a delicious and refreshing treat to those of us fortunate to try it. Known for their classic and cult favorite red wines, Muga exemplifies craft winemaking using 100% Garnacha from vines 70-90 years old to cement their belief in this rosé holding a place amongst their full portfolio. Time spent aging on its lees gives this wine a beaultiful complexity not commonly found in rosé’s. While maintaining its structure, the delicate notes of peaches, white flower blossoms, and strawberry are elegantly presented to provide a well rounded sipping experience. Perfect for a night out with the ladies (and gentlemen too!), this wine will pair with the extensive array of summer flavors and ingredients debuting on our menu. We only have a very a limited stock of this wine in house, so be sure to snag some before it says adios! Cheers!

2018 Elisa Gueneau Rosé ‘Chavignolet’ | Sancerre, France | $60
Summer is all but officially here and thus marks the beginning of rosé season. In celebration, we are highlighting a wine from one of our most favorite producers: Elisa Gueneau. Based in the ancestral home of Sauvignon Blanc, she finesses the fine and intricate qualities of Pinot Noir grown in the same region. Her sustainable approach is defined by the elegance and purity of her rosé; a wine we had to have in the cellar from the first moment we sipped it. According to the importer, JP Bourgeois, this wine “…is a standout in Sancerre for the way it so clearly reflects both the terroir and the more delicate qualities of pinot noir. Rose petal, strawberry, and citrus aromas carry over to the soft palate, enhanced by a nervy zip and a crack of chalky soil on their way to a notably long finish redolent of red fruit and sweet flowers.” Enjoy with almost any dish on the menu as rosé is truly the most versatile of all wine pairing options. Sip our interpretation of summer in a glass with old friends on our patio. Cheers!
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Sommelier Emily Dunaway

Emily Dunaway Bargello Sommelier standing at the end of the dining table in the wine cellar.

Bargello Sommelier Emily Dunaway Asheville, NC