Fattoria Moretto’s Lambrusco is a party in a bottle. A fresh, bubbly red with notes of dark berries and herbs, there is no more joyful and refreshing vino rosso out there. Pair it up with just about anything for a sure win. And yes–it’s dry.
Our friends over at Sommariva have a real knack for pumping out quality Italian bubbles at a serious discount. Made from primarily Rabaso, a native Italian varietal rich in acidity, this bubbly exhibits ripe fruit notes alongside chalk minerality, all in perfect balance. Pairing this one with a triple cream cheese is a no-brainer.
Nestled between Savoie, the Jura, Burgundy, and the Rhône, this small yet mighty appellation is one to explore. Patrick Bottex, along with his wife and son, farm the rocky limestone slopes of Bugey to produce a beautiful sparkling rosé. Predominantly Gamay, this slightly sweet bottling shows bright fruit and refreshing acidity.
As the fourth generation to farm his family’s domaine, Eric Chevalier is nothing short of a rising star winemaker in the Loire Valley. His Val de Loire cuvee accentuates classic notes of Cabernet Franc, with aromas of tobacco & green pepper, with tart red berry all over the palate.
Make sure to take a photo of this bottle--otherwise, after drinking it, you’ll constantly be asking yourself, “What WAS that?” What it is: a gorgeous little Cabernet-Franc-based rosé from winemaker Kevin Fontaine. Like strawberry lemonade became a very delicious savory wine. Pair with sunshine and a smile.
From Eastern Corsica, Domaine de Santa Giulietta has been owned by the Stefani family for several generations. Their grapes are grown in clay and gravel soil, giving their wines a distinct mineral quality. Being so close to the mountains also gives their wines a refreshing acidity, making it delicious and gluggable.
This is the wine to bring to the vegetable garden! It has a beautiful rich mineral palate while still maintaining the light spring freshness you crave on a hot summer day. Like any proper Languedoc blend you should chill this one down and enjoy it outside in the sunshine.
Vignerons Ardèchois is a collective of farmers committed to representing the rustic qualities of the Southern Rhône. Rich and full, this cabernet sauvignon is sure to impress at a dinner party. Notes of earth and dark plum highlight this French classic.
This wine is proof fantastic Bordeaux doesn’t need to break the bank. This blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc is savory, bright, and balanced. Without excess oak or extraction, Vincent is committed to accessible expressions, representing the side of BDX that is affordable, approachable, and delicious.
Find yourself searching for some extra depth and complexity in your rosé? Why not look to Brunello for the answer. An astronomer by trade, Guiseppe Sesti found his calling crafting unbelievable expressions of Sangiovese. His rosato is no different. Deep, dark, and fresh, try it with roast pork.
Chanteleuserie Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Irene 2019
Domaine de Chanteleuserie really set themselves apart stylistically in Bourgueil. They put in extra effort to preserve freshness and acidity in their wine, resulting in clean, spicy, herbal Cabernet Franc with no tannic harshness. For quality, affordable Cab Franc, Chanteleuserie is as good as they come.
Mirco Mariotti is doing something different - he’s farming wine in sand. That’s right, we’re talking beach wine. With vines just 300 meters from the Adriatic Sea, his wines possess a magical savoriness & salinity which is fully present in his Smarazen Bianco sparkling wine. It’s tangy, citrusy & amazing.
Philippe’s red Cahors wines are known for their deep, earthy fruit and longevity in the cellar. His rosé is the polar opposite–fresh, elegant, and seriously drinkable for hot summer days. With bright pink fruit and notes of spicy black pepper, you won’t find a better deal on small-production pink wine.
Night Verse is our collaboration with California winemaker Faith Armstrong. Passionate about terroir, Faith harvests early from trusted, responsible growers. This blend comes from old, organically tended vines: 80 years old for the Carignan and 65 for the Zinfandel. Refined, and a nimble companion to varied cuisines, Night Verse is as driven by place as its maker.
Not all Trebbiano is made equal, and the Jasci family makes that apparent with this elegant and refined bottling of Trebbiano Abruzzese. This variety of the popular Italian grape is considered the highest quality Trebbiano there is, perfectly reflecting the Mediterranean coast of Abruzzo, laced with citrus and floral notes.
Our collaboration with California winemaker Faith Armstrong, harvested and vinified in one of the most challenging wildfire years on record, showcases both her talents and a terroir-driven vision of California wine. Honest, transparent, and fun, this blend embodies Dedalus. Share it with friends, drink it with food, and celebrate the connections that matter.
Natural old-vine Frappato/Perricono from Etna's volcanic soils? In a liter bottles? Yes please! This Sicilian party bottle is super fun to share (or not). Think juicy plum and ripe blackberry, smoked rosemary and baking spices. These young stars of Italy's natural wine scene have Frank Cornelissen looking over his shoulder! Buy a few bottles before it's all gone. Bio wines this good sell fast!
A blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Cinsault and 10% Muscat de Hambourg (Black Muscat) grapes. The winemaker’s minimal intervention in the vineyard and cellar, plus the unique limestone and red clay soils, deliver revealing wines. The Muscat gives this a touch of sweet fruit, but by no means is this a sweet wine.
Despite the domaine’s proximity to the Alps, these vineyards in the Savoie enjoy a surprisingly warm microclimate with southern sun exposure. This brings ripeness to the Gamay vines, along with freshness and brightness and we just cannot stop drinking it.
Some neighboring winemakers use a bit of Cabernet Sauvignon to give their wine more body, but this wine is made entirely from Cabernet Franc. Chanteleuserie is trying to show the best example of the terroir and chalky limestone soil of the area. This is a very well-balanced, versatile wine.
This Alsace Blanc — a blend of Sylvaner, Auxerrois, and Muscat grapes— comes from vines growing on silt, limestone, and loess (deposits of airborne silt.) This mix of soils gives the wine powerful aromatics and vivacious energy.The peachy, herbal flavors and mouth-watering acidity Sylvaner is known for really shine through here, and make this blend perfect for enjoying with Alpine cheeses.
Domaine de la Fessardière is, without question, one of the top names to know in Muscadet. Certified organic, mineral-driven Melon de Bourgogne is what you get, with a subtle nod to Burgundy owing to the domaine's use of old oak foudres for aging, a rarity in the region. Oysters may be the classic pairing, but try this with any kind of seafood for a real treat.
While Burgundy is known for its chardonnay, Aligote is a go-to for locals for anything from weeknight dinners to summer picnics. Bright and lush with notes of citrus, green fruit, and that famous Bugundian minerality, this bottle is a natural with seafood (we suggest oysters!).
This bright and energetic blend of Vermentino and Chardonnay is poised to shake up your white wine regimen. On the nose, expect sea-kissed lemon rind and ripe pineapple. On the palate, it is crisp, dry, and seriously refreshing. Cue up the seafood: fish, scallops, anything in a shell. It’s going to pop when paired with this wine.