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.
Along with Gattinara and Ghemme, Bramaterra is arguably Alto Piemonte’s most lauded wine. At the NOAH estate, the blend is 80% Nebbiolo, 10% Croatina, 5% Vespolina, and 5% Uva Rara. This is hyper-regional wine with an exceptionally unique character unseen outside of Alto-Piemonte. Especially suited for lovers of all things Nebbiolo.
Farming both young & old vines organically, Andrea Mosca created NOAH in celebration of the Noah’s in her life, her husband & son. ‘ROSSONOAH’ is mineral driven with high-toned aromatics, looking at notes of zippy cranberry, pepper & straw in this seriously terrior driven cuvée.
This tiny production is hands down, one of the most elegant bottlings of Nerello Mascalese that I have encountered. High elevation vineyards housing some of the oldest vines on the northern slope of Etna is where Carmelo and Rosa farm organically and make their wines with the utmost respect for their terroir.
Lionel Faury captures all the complexity that this Northern Rhone appellation has to offer. This St. Joseph is deep and spicy with healthy tannin, black pepper, and bright fruit. A savory wine that would pair beautifully with herbed lamb or a rustic stew.
Guy Breton ’s cuvee “Marylou” is named for his daughter. The Gamay in this Beaujolais Villages is sourced from 45-year-old vines in Saint Joseph and surrounding subzones laden with granite and rocky soils - resulting in a wine that is filled with juicy red fruits, notes of violet, and profound minerality. Enjoy Cool!
This medium-bodied, balanced, fruity and mineral Pinot Noir is undeniably delicious. With freshness and finesse, it delivers everything we want with a roast chicken dinner. It is expressive and nuanced and we can’t get enough.
Nuits d’Ivresse or “Drunken Nights” is an homage to the work of Jules Chauvet, using absolutely no sulfur whatsoever. This cuvee is made from 50 year old vines, then aged in oak for a year - resulting in a deep smoked Cabernet Franc with notes of charred green bell pepper and earthy clay.
This light, spunky red is one of the most exciting summer arrivals year in and year out. Made from Grolleau, a rare native grape to the region, it is mineral-driven and snappy like a great Cab Franc with so much more drinkability. Think black pepper, bright cranberry, and agave. Drink cool.
Some of us aren’t lucky enough to visit the Canary Islands, so why not let them come to you? Using an obscure native varietal (Listan Prieto) this is a heartier red that is grown on the side of a volcano, so you get that amazing volcanic influence on the wine. Try it with grilled meats or blue cheeses.
Fourth - generation vigneron Raphael Saint-Cyr is at the helm of one of the largest organic domaines in Beaujolais. His wines capture the joyful and expressive qualities that Beaujolais has to offer. This cuvee is an easy-drinking delight - pair with our house made Kasekrainer sausage!
Ancient, indigenous varieties form the gripping backbone of this Calabrian red from the Lamezia region. The Statti family has farmed there since the 1700s and harvests the Gaglioppo, Grecco Nerro, and Magliocco in this bottle from vines planted beside their ancient olive groves. Unpretentious, delicious Italian table wine.
Scar of the Sea x Dedalus San Luis Obispo County Pinot Noir 2021
A light, juicy California Pinot Noir, this top-notch wine was made exclusively for the Dedalus community by Mikey and Gina Giugni of Scar of the Sea. It comes from a mix of organically and biodynamically farmed vineyards, one tended to by Gina. Look out for notes of candied cherry and tarragon.
Highly respected amongst his peers, Didier Barral lives & works with an uncompromising respect for the environment, especially in the way he championed the biodynamic movement in France. His ‘Faugères Valinière’ is full-bodied & muscular, showing concentrated notes of blue fruit & spices.
At Domaine Leon Barral, crafting beautiful wine and cultivating a living breathing ecosystem within the vineyard go hand in hand. Didier Barral is one of the most holistic and detail-oriented vignerons out there. His wines are immensely powerful, age-worthy, and complex.
Known as the best producer of Pinot Noir in Germany, these wines are highly sought after. Sven Enderle and Florian Moll work with old vines, yet their style is far from conventional. Certified biodynamic and organic, these guys are the real deal. Notes of raspberry and spice, this wine is beyond crushable.