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.
The talented winemakers at Presqu’ile Winery in Santa Barbara produced and bottled this perfectly balanced Chardonnay exclusively for Dedalus customers. The ideal vineyard location and mastery of the Murphy family combine forces to create a total knockout with notes of pear, sea-salty air, apple, and toast.
The Alesia label designates estate-grown wines of Rhys, one of our favorite domestic producers. This wine is orchard fruited, with notes of butter, honeysuckle, and fresh juicy peach. It nods toward an Old World style, while maintaining a sense of New World terroir.
This oceanic white also contains 25% grapes that were macerated on their skins, giving it a bit more depth and complexity than other coastal whites. Further adding to its complexity, the vines are around 70-100 years old (!). This is a bottle you can hold onto and age for years to come.
Guimaro’s blanco sports an intense waxy texture and wild tropical aromatics of pineapple and ripe guava. Despite its power it is very much a wine of the Ribiera Sacra and a result of Pedro Rodriguez’s rebel winemaking. Pedro farms vineyards on the steep lopes of the river Sil. Low yield, high altitude, foot-stomped Godello is wild-fermented and aged on its lees for 6 months. This is an under-the-radar gem. Only 275 cases produced.
A beautiful representation of Corsican history, this bottle is blended with the grape Biancu Gentile. Yves Leccia was actually among the first to replant this native Corsican grape. Balanced and refined, this wine displays notes of apricot and Mediterranean herbs, with a touch of salinity. Enjoy with grilled fish.
Scar of the Sea x Dedalus Central Coast Chardonnay 2021
This fresh, zingy Chardonnay from our friends Mikey and Gina Giugni was made exclusively for Dedalus. It’s a killer California Chardonnay that expertly channels the oceanic influences of San Luis Obispo. Notes of citrus zest, squeezed lemon, wet stone, apricot, and stone fruits.
Do not pass up this supreme value in top-tier White Burgundy. Jean-Marc exclusively works terroir that is considered “lesser” than those in Puligny & Meursault, but is considered by many to be one of the best winegrowers in Burgundy. This Montagny Blanc will make you a believer. Enjoy with roast chicken.
Now here is the real deal. I've had many independently fantastic winemakers in Burgundy refer to Jean-Marc as one of the best winegrowers in all of Burgundy. Attention to detail is extreme here, with serious care given to harvesting the highest quality of fruit. Sourced from a small parcel in Chassagne-Montrachet, Jean-Marc nails the balance between precision and decadence in his whites. This superb 2018 gives up notes of lemon curd, Granny Smith apple, and oyster shell. Pair this up with a roast chicken. Trust me.
Between vegetable farming and tinkering with his motorcycle, Régis Minet makes beautiful, precise, textbook Loire Sauvignon Blanc. You couldn't ask for a better summer white to accompany you poolside or paired with Sage Farm Sterling cheese!
Years ago one of Burgundy’s most renowned winemakers, Aubert de Villaine of DRC, made the region of Bouzeron famous. He established it as an AOC putting the spotlight on Burgundy’s other white grape: aligoté. This lovely wine is bright with aromas of Meyer lemons, white peach, and sea spray.
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