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.
Edi Kante produces wines that are brimming with the character of his grapes and the stark limestone soil of Carso. A blend of Chardonnay and Malvasia Istriana, bottled with zero dosage. Dry, chalky, and just the right combination of fleshy and lean. A shop favorite, these are some serious bubbles.
Fred Savart is a rock star in the world of Champagne. Walk down to his cellar, peek at the walls packed with some of the world's finest empties, and you may agree. “L’Ouverture” is Fred’s entry-level cuvée, but it’s toasty aromas, mineral-laden structure, and exacting precision suggest a Champagne of greater prestige.
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.
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.
For centuries, Chateau de Montfrin has been a somewhat famous rest stop in Southern France, with notable customers like Louis XIII and Moliére! In the 1990s, Jean Rene de Fleurieu decided to expand their historical site to include over 120 hectares of grape vines. This GSM blend is bright and rich- a perfect expression of the southern terroir.
Taking after his father and his legendary winemaking, Adrien Renoir is making a statement in their appellation as he converts their farming to biodynamic, making fresh bubbles with finesse. His ‘Le Terrior’ cuvee is 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, bone-dry, bold flavor, with a gorgeous, long finish.
This wine translates to “the Postman’s Vineyard,” referring to winemaker Serge Scherrer’s first job as a mailman, before obtaining his first vines of Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah, of which this wine is made. It’s a sweet tribute to his humble beginnings, with red fruit, pepper, and leather on the palate.
You simply cannot get a better bottle of Burgundy for under a hundred bucks than the Guillemot’s family best cuvèe from the Serpentières vineyard. Young or old, it always delivers everything we love about Burgundy, no more, no less. It’s fresh and youthful today, but will live for decades in the cellar.
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.
Tradition is an apt name for this bottle. This year, Charly joins his father, Jean-Paul Thévenet, in creating a singular take on the natural style of Beaujolais that the Gang of Four pioneered in the 1980s. It’s vibrant, serious, and also immensely fun. An intergenerational mashup worth sharing.
Vignerons Ardèchois is one of the most well known cooperatives in southeastern France, hosting over 1,000 families. Sitting between the Cévennes foothills and the Rhône river, this microclimate produces a particularly fresh wine since the grapes are grown at a higher altitude. Enjoy this mouthwatering chardonnay with shrimp or salmon.
Guy Breton is one of the “Gang of Four”, known for using more traditional methods of vinification. He excludes pesticides and uses little to no sulfur dioxide. This wine is made from vines 35-100 years old, grown on a bed of shallow stoney soil - creating a lush, red fruited Beaujolais driven by minerality.
Domaine Jean Foillard is considered to be both mythical & legendary in nature, with a legacy that precedes him. His Morgon Côte du Py is a wild wine, with a vivaciousness you won’t be able to resist. You may even find some notes of citrus, dried rose petals & crushed violets.
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As much fun to drink as it is to say, Chiroubles (SHI-roob) is a serious underdog Cru in Beaujolais. Chiroubles stands out because it contains some of the highest elevation plots in all of Beaujolais, which translates to cooler nighttime temps and a freshness of flavor unmatched in the region. Bright and quaffable.
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.
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