Quite possibly the best butter in the United States. Diane St Clair makes this extremely decadent butter from the milk of her small herd of Jersey Cows in Orwell, Vermont. Hand skimmed, hand-churned, and cultured using Diane’s own Buttermilk, Animal Farm Butter is the definition of an artisan product and one that reflects its unique Vermont terroir. Dedalus is one of the very few retailers with access to this highly limited production and highly delicious butter.
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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.
Champagne Paul Bara is arguably the most renowned grower Champagne producer in the village of Bouzy and has been since the 1860s. Paul's eldest daughter Chantal is keeping the family tradition on track. Everything is done by hand, using only selected grapes from mature, low yielding vines that are grown on the estate. This stunner is loaded with intense fruit expressions, tremendous mineral complexity, 100% memorable and truly worthy of Grand Cru status. There is a reason why this estate is considered legendary.
One of only two cheeses produced on Vermont Shepherd's farm, Verano, meaning "summer," is made only during the warm summer months when the sheep graze in the luscious pastures of Southern Vermont. Sweet and earthy with a fatty richness, Verano and a crisp bottle of Albarino will make any weeknight feel like a celebration.
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.
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.
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.
This 100% Chardonnay Champagne comes from Avize and Oger. It's made exclusively for Dedalus by the small family behind Petit Lebrun. Prepare for an incredible mousse — like frothy lace — and aromas of meringue with abundant minerality.
Abbatucci Ajaccio Faustine Rose Vieilles Vignes 2020
A champion of his vines and his environment, Jean-Charles Abbatucci is justly renowned by Corsicans and the rest of the world alike for his wines. The biodynamically produced Faustine Rosé brings all the concentrated aroma, flavor, and saline minerality you could ask for in a supremely bright, delicious wine.
Bénédicte Leroy boldly left her job as a physical education teacher to take over the family domaine after her father’s retirement. On a quest to practice “simple” winemaking, bringing forth the essence of the grapes, they’ve been farming organically for 30+ years, using zero dosage. The result is magical champagne.
The wines of Domaine Barral are many things: wild, deep, contemplative, funky, even animal. They are all the product of biodynamic viticulture, whole cluster fermentation, and minimal intervention. They are endlessly delicious and intriguing. Enjoy this Faugères for its dark fruit, earth, and slight funk.
Le Clos des Grives Côtes du Jura Pinot Noir A Bec 2018
As with the best Jura Pinots, ‘A Bec’ calls to mind the very best expressions of Burgundian Pinot with its enticing minerality, gripping acidity, and notes of dusty cherries. And yet, the wine is unmistakably from the Jura and not Burgundy, with a certain nonchalance and joy that you just can’t find in Burgundy.
This nod to Cote Rotie is mostly Syrah with a hint of Viognier, lending some elegance and lighthearted floral aromatics. This wine is five years old, and only starting to develop subtle hints of maturity, with vibrant notes of blueberry, roasted herbs, and earth. The tannins are silky and well-integrated, with ample acidity and freshness.
This experimental Sylvaner cuvée is the result of a single parcel picked ripe, yet with loads of acidity still present, and left to ferment slowly but surely for the next eighteen months on its lees. The wine is raw, unusual, unrefined, with high acidity and richness all at once. For those who like to explore, it offers a nice foray off the beaten path for Sylvaner.
Marcel Lapierre is not any old winemaker. This man single handedly pioneered natural winemaking in his region, creating the benchmark in Beaujolais & inspiring a whole generation of winemakers along the way. “Cuvée Marcel” is a rich, powerful wine with integrated acidity & notes of dark fruit.
It doesn’t get more classic than this: the oldest Champagne house’s oldest cuvée. In the words of the late Gosset cellarmaster Jean-Pierre Mareigner, “This is the true signature of the House.” Tightly-laced acidity and notes of apples, black cherries, and brioche, this bottle is exactly what you want, and expect, of a legendary Champagne house.
Guy Breton’s expertise started in his hometown of Morgon, but extends to the glorious, volcanic Côte de Brouilly appellation with a recent acquisition. Guy picks earlier than most, favoring freshness and elegance in his Beaujolais. This wine is floral, earthy, and oh so drinkable–yet with the complexity of truly fine wine. Enjoy it cool.
Olivier Merlin Macon Blanc La Roche Vineuse VV 2017
Olivier Merlin and his crew treat the vines as individuals; each one having its purpose in the final product. His respect for the plant shows in his wines, creating an energetic Chardonnay, even in its youth. Summer risotto with peas, tinned fish, or creamy cheese would pair delightfully.
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.
Jean Foillard is a celebrity in Beaujolais and his son, Alex, is proof the winemaking apple doesn’t fall far from the…. Vine? This bottle is filled with blood orange zest, juicy red berries, and a strong spine of minerality. Beautiful balance and finesse.
All of the grapes for this cuvée comes from a lieu-dit named Mortperay that borders the neighboring cru of Fleurie. Rich fruit is on full display with a noticeable roundness thanks to 6 months aging in both casks and barrels. This is a wine for hearty fare and good times. Give it some air before drinking, and shoot for cellar temperature when serving.
From a small vineyard just west of Melbourne, Australia, producers Niki and Tim make wines “guided by nature’s watch and mostly no one else’s.” Like the kindly elder that graces the bottle’s label, this wine is spunky and bold while maintaining an earthiness that encapsulates Babche’s humble mission.
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.
Located just outside of Monforte d’Alba, the Benevelli family has some pretty serious holdings in Piedmont. The Monforte Barolos are characterized by their bold structure as well as dark and rich flavors. This bottle comes from the celebrated Coste vineyard and is perfect for a truffled risotto.
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