Join our Sommelier and GM Tim Rawding for a Marsh House Bar takeover!
“Every Wednesday, I will pull some of my favorite wines from our cellar at Marsh House to pour by the glass. I am excited to share with you wines that aren’t often available to taste, and to have conversations that lead to... well, opening more bottles! ”
This week featuring: Adega de Colares MJC Colares Branco, Colares 2009
Colares is a seaside wine region just outside of Lisbon, Portugal that has dwindled down to only 18 hectares of vines and a production of only 4000 bottles annually. This often raises the question, why do they still make wine?? These sandy soils host vines that date back over 100 years and produce both black and white fruit that have a character unlike any wine we’ve ever come across. The Colares Branco we feature is 100% Malvasia and has spent the last ten years resting in the bottle. The fruit on the nose and palate is dominated by overripe apple and dried apricot. Some fun notes that one might not find in an everyday wine were cottage cheese, sourdough and the funky salt air that only a fisherman might come across in their day to day. To me this is a wine of the fall and winter as sauces become richer and the deep tones of the earth are found in more dishes. But I would drink it seaside in the summer as well.