From one of Châteauneuf’s most lauded vineyard sites, this cuvée of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, and Clairette is crafted by masters of the region’s rocky, wind-whipped terroir. This wine is positively classic, with notes of garrigue, chalky minerals, and bright red cherry. A gem for the cellar.
Sant'Armettu Vin de Corse Rouge Sartène Rosumarinu 2021
Peter and Michael Ebert are having fun in the Nahe region of German. Michael studied with cult winemaker Klaus Keller, known for his powerful Riesling and sustainable farming. Now, the brothers are taking that minimal intervention farming and winemaking approach, but applying it to new styles and different varieties. They farm the Pinot Noir and Regent in this sparkling rosé on the steep slopes of the village of Weiler. Look for notes of wild cranberry and cherry blossom.
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.
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.
Jean Foillard deservingly falls into the category of “legendary winemakers’. He helped pave the way for biodynamic & organic viticulture in Beaujolais. His wines are both age-worthy & irresistible in their youth. His Fleurie is muscular with explosive aromatics. Enjoy with just about anything.
Jean Foillard is known for making some of the most compelling wines of Beaujolais. He farms old vines across multiple appellations within his region, never using chemicals in his work & only the healthiest grapes make it into his wine. His Morgon Corcelette is crazy fresh, energetic & mineral driven.
Jean Foillard, veritable master of Morgon terroir, is sourcing from the highest altitude lieu-dit in the appellation for this cuvée, resulting in one of his most structured and brooding wines. Though an absolute treat now, the acidity and crunchy tannins present point to a bright future.
Morgon is to Beaujolais as the slopes of the Côte du Py are to Morgon. And when you pair prime real estate with the pure artistry of an OG like Jean Foillard, the result is some of the most ridiculous Beaujolais out there.
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.
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.
Giulia Negri is someone you should be familiarizing your self with in Barolo. She has been carving out her identity as a one of the strongest wine makers in Barolo and is just starting out. This Barolo delivers powerful fruit and has all the beautiful aromatics to back it up.
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.
A masterpiece. This bottle is a delicious study of the terroir of Chinon. Fleshy plum and blackberry, forest floor, with a bit of that deciduous complexity that ties it to the Loire Valley. A must-buy for anybody who loves — or wants to love — Loire Cabernet Franc. Drink at any point over the next ten years.
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