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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just a stone’s throw from Champagne, Olivier Morin is making delicious, bright, and complex sparkling wine in the Champagne method, from Champagne grapes - Pinot noir and Chardonnay! It’s mineral-driven, refreshing, and just plain beautiful. At this price point, it’s almost too good to be true.
Furlani’s Bianco Alpino represents a blend of Nosiola, Müller Thurgau, and Pinot Bianco (better known as Pinot Blanc). Nosiola is a real gem of Alto Adige and is so named for its tendency toward a distinctly hazelnut-infused aroma and flavor profile.
Cerro la Barca Vegas Altas Eva de Los Santos Bianco 2020
Native to the region, winemakers Juan Sojo and Angel Luis Gonzales have taken a significant role in bringing back a near-obsolete grape varietal: the eva de los santos. From 80-year old vines, this Spanish single-varietal is light, floral and refreshing, using only indegenous yeasts from fermentation and producing a beautiful expression of the region.
Vadin Plateau Champagne Rose 1er Cru Extra Brut Symbiose NV
Almost every champagne consists of a combination of three grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Yan Vadin’s rosé, however, has just a splash of a hyper-local grape called Cumiéres Rouge, named for the village in which his domaine is based. Floral and lush, this exemplifies Yan’s love for his hometown.
Ellison Estate Vineyards are located right in Stowe, producing some of our favorite local wines at the moment. Bright, tart, and rustic, this lightly effervescent pet-nat is made from 100% marquette grapes, adapted perfectly for the cold Vermont climate. But don’t worry, this fun and fizzy wine is perfect for drinking in hot Vermont summers as well!
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.
Marie Thibault has a passion and energy that comes through in her lively Pet Nat of Chenin Blanc. The wine is delicate, bone-dry, clean and utterly elegant. Certified organic, this naturally made sparkler offers notes of citrus peel, wild clover honey, and lemon thyme. Excellent with goat cheese.
Single vineyard, single terrior, single vintage, free from dosage or the addition of sulfur - this grower Champagne from Bénédicte Leroy of Ruppert-Leroy is just about as pure as it gets. The cuvée is complex, elegant & just about as dry as it gets, with aromas of white flower & notes of pear.
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.
Of the 50 hectares owned by the family that runs Poderi Giordano, only five are dedicated to vines. That’s because this is truly a polyculture operation — for four generations, the family has raised dairy cows for Parmigiano Reggiano alongside native Lambrusco grapes. This wine is effervescent and velvety, making for a perfect pairing with the cheese created alongside it.
We love Frédéric Savart for his innovative style and, simply put, delicious wines. This bottle is primarily Pinot Noir, rounded with a bit of Chardonnay. Bone dry, dazzling minerality & foamy texture. Everything we want to be drinking right now. Pair with a celebration–or not–any given weeknight will do.
The Roca family is intent on showcasing the unique terroir of their indigenous Catalan grape varieties, with a focus on Macabeu, which is the primary varietal in this delicious sparkling wine. It’s all raspberry, strawberry & red apple on the palate with an exquisite cleansing acidity & a finish that keeps you coming back for more.
“Babche” is the loose translation for “Nana” in winemaker Niki Nikolovska’s native Slavic language, hence the playful labels that characterize the producer. Niki’s own grandmother serves as the inspiration for this sparkling Chardonnay blend, focused on small batches and minimalist winemaking. Like a hug from Grandma, this wine is soft and warm with a zesty finish.
Quarticello Lambrusco Emilia Pet Nat Barbacane 2020
Côtes des Bar is arguably the most famous appellation in Champagne, and Pierre Brocard represents the area beautifully. Brocard wants to make wine to be enjoyed immediately, instead of stored away in the cellar. With aromas of pastry and ripe peaches, this Champagne is traditional in every sense and is sure to impress!