Matthiasson makes some of our favorite California wines - period. For them, winemaking is an extension of farming, so their wines are meant to be refreshing & complement food. Their Linda Vista Chardonnay is pure honey, apple & peach on the nose with a fleshy, balanced palate.
Carema is tucked away in the mountainous northern reaches of Piedmont, where Luigi Ferrando grows his ethereal Nebbiolo. “White Label” is a gorgeous, flowing bottling that is known for its incredible perfume of rose petal and licorice. This vibrant, seductive wine is released after 4 years of bottle aging.
We can’t say enough great things about Matthiasson. As seasoned professionals of the sustainable food & farming movement, their wine is a reflection of that with terroir being a central focus. Their Napa Valley Cabernet is totally vibrant, abundant with dark red fruit & is asking for a steak alongside it.
The region of Grignan-les-Adhemar is so small that only 32 vignerons ply their trade there. When Laurent Clapier inherited his family’s vines, he decided to do things differently and immediately made the switch to organic. This bottle is exciting — a testament to patience and trust in the process. When Laurent was vinifying his fruit from 2016, this batch stopped short. Instead of restarting it with chemicals, he decided to wait and see what happened. Four years later, after a slow and steady fermentation, we have l’Imrévu. Look for ripe cherry, blackberry, baking spice, and a hint of tannin.
Miniscule production, handmade grower bubbly is all the rage. This bottling of mineral-driven Crémant, though, may just be our rarest bottle of bubbly. Only 200 cases make it into the US per vintage and it is downright stunning with notes of toast, ripe apple, and minerals. Enjoy this special rarity!
100% Pinot d’Anuis, this is a light, delicate, low alcohol red. From a tiny, stony hill off of the Loire Valley, this is a pretty obscure bottling. Tart cranberry notes mix with white pepper and a bracing, food-friendly acidity. Try this with poultry dishes- fried, BBQ, or spicy. It’s versatile enough to handle them all.
If you’re into natural wine, Benoît Lahaye is a name to know. We’re obsessed with his terroir-driven & sultry bubbles. Farmed biodynamically, in one of the most challenging regions to do so, this special Pinot Noir-dominated Brut Nature is our go-to for oysters and raw seafood.
It’s as fresh as it gets. This Nouveau is a completely natural wine made right after this year’s harvest with Gamay farmed without pesticides, harvested by hand, and vinified with native yeasts and no SO2. It’s fresh, punchy, and bursting with strawberry and barely ripe cherry. Gislaine and Stéphane Dupeuble run the domaine today, but it’s been in operation since the 1500s — and has only changed its name three times in that entire tenure. This is minimal intervention Gamay with maximum history.
Marcel Lapierre helped launch the natural wine movement with his quest to produce delicious, highly drinkable Gamay without sulphur or chemicals. The estate has since set the standard for proper natural wine. The winemaking is now done by his son Mathieu & remains lively, fresh, and exuberant.
Come off trail with us to Côte Roannaise. We’re happy to share that we’ve got our hands on a few bottles from Vincent Giraudon so that you can get a glimpse of what this little-known area is all about. Vincent farms a tiny parcel and vinifies with his good friend Romain Paire, whose Domaine Pothiers is one of the most visible reference points for the Côte Roannaise. He’s a young winemaker drawing eyes back to the region with his minimal intervention approach and elegant results.
This declassified white comes from old Aligoté vines farmed organically and biodynamically. It’s rare to find the variety here: if any white is planted, it’s usually Chardonnay or Viognier. But Vincent had conviction that his soils would be perfect with Aligoté. The tiny parcel (just half a hectare) yields uncommonly delicious wine that is audacious and alive, with evocative orchard fruit aromas and a balanced body thanks to 10 months aging on the lees.
Come off trail with us to Côte Roannaise. This secret garden of the Loire Valley is an under-the-radar hot-bed for stunning Gamay, but rarely makes it onto store shelves. We’re happy to share that we’ve got our hands on a few bottles from Vincent Giraudon so that you can get a glimpse of what this little-known area is all about. Vincent farms a tiny parcel and vinifies with his good friend Romain Paire, whose Domaine Pothiers is one of the most visible reference points for the Côte Roannaise. He’s a young winemaker drawing eyes back to the region with his minimal intervention approach and elegant results.
Delicious, drinkable Gamay gets a stony mineral backbone from the granite studded soils of Côte Roannaise. This is classic Gamay through a crisp new lens — it’s pure pleasure to drink, and reminds us of the audacious, natural Beaujolais winemakers we know and love. Bright violets and berries jump out of the glass.
Ellison Estate Vineyards are located right in Stowe, producing some of our favorite local wines at the moment. Bright, tart, and rustic, this lightly effervescent pet-nat is made from 100% marquette grapes, adapted perfectly for the cold Vermont climate. But don’t worry, this fun and fizzy wine is perfect for drinking in hot Vermont summers as well!
Deirdre Heekin is pioneer in the world of Vermont wine. Inspired by other cold-climate wine regions, she produces natural, savory, light bodied & very food-friendly wines. ‘Damejeanne’ is 90% Marquette, 10% La Crescent popping with notes of sour cherry, dried herbs & pomegranate.
Marie Thibault Touraine Rouge Les Grandes Vignes 2018
With straw color reflections, the nose reveals itself through white flower fragrances and a hint of anise. The complex mouth is fresh, elegant, and mildly nutty with a long, mineral finish. This is classic Corsican Vermentino at its best, from one of the island’s most committed producers.
Finally, we have a new Chianti to satisfy your thirst.
Of all the well-priced wines we carry, value Chianti Classico always sells out the quickest. There’s just something about it — rustic, with notes of game and leather, but opulent, rippling with waves of spice and cherry. A solid Chianti can make a whole meal.
And because of that, we’re always running low. Until today. Introducing Lo Scultore: our very own Chianti. Thiscuvée was made for the Dedalus community by the Corsini family of Tuscany, one of the oldest noble families in Italy.
It's classic in all the right ways, expertly made by a family that has specialized in Tuscan wine and agriculture for centuries. This Riserva, aged 4-8 months longer than a Chianti Classico, deepens and melds savory herbs, red fruits, and grounding mineral notes into a warm, richly dyed tapestry that pulls you deeper into its silk threads with every sip.
Our first ever exclusive Australian wine. Skilly is Australia in a bottle with the rich purple berry notes of the native lilly pilly and the menthol herby tones of the Dorrigo pepperleaf. It comes from the historic Quelltaler vineyard, planted in 1858, and was made just for Dedalus by Seppeltsfield, one of the most historic estates in all of Australia.
Marsanne/Roussanne blends from the Southern Rhône are currently in a Renaissance. Producers like Lionel Faury are firmly rebuking the dull and overweight style this wine was infamous for, and are crafting wines that are fresher, beautifully perfumed, and less oak-influenced.
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