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.
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.
Located in Bouzy, Champagne Paul Bara uses only their own estate grown fruit from 100% Grand Cru rated vineyards. This bottle offers great complexity on the nose and palate, it’s both full in the mouth and crisp with a very refined mousse, bright acid and a lengthy finish.
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.
Eric and Lyle Railsback are no strangers to the greats: inspired by Maxime Magnon in the Languedoc and Gang of Four in Beaujolais, this 100% Carignan is fermented partially by carbonic maceration. The result is a punchy, light-bodied, and totally crushable bottle that is a perfect match for a rich holiday meal or a summer barbeque.
It’s always a treat to have white Burgundy grace our tables, and this generous offering from Olivier Morin is almost outrageous at its price point. From the village of Chitry, this bottle expresses the best of what the chalk and limestone of Burgundy have to offer: rich green apple underlined with refreshing minerality.
Clos Sainte Magdeleine Cotes de Provence Rose 2020
There are only a few vignerons in the small fishing town of Cassis who are fortunate to produce certified wine of this appellation & Clos Sainte Magdeleine is one of them. This wine is produced in very limited quantities. The grapes are sourced from a vineyard site located roughly between Cassis and Bandol. It is crisp with notes of wild strawberries & terrific 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.
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.
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.
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.
Silex is a rare soil type only found in the Loire that wine geeks will nerd out about forever. Brunet farms the Chenin Blanc for this cuvee on Silex, imparting incredible minerality, structure, and earthiness to this gorgeous pet nat.
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