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.
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!).
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.
Laurent and Christian Giacometti were truly rebellious when they decided to plant their roots inDésert des Agriates, one of the hottest areas of Corsica, in the late 1980s. After three years of grit and organic farming, the family has successfully crafted some of the best value rosé in the area.
There are few reds more satisfying than a chewy and wild, charmingly rustic Bandol rouge. Alain Pascal’s Gros Noré Rouge is a textbook bottling that, despite its ability to age, is delicious to drink today. It highlights the rugged and feral, yet still somehow elegant character of old-vine Mourvèdre.
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.
“Batterienerg” means “demolition hill,” a reference to the origins of the vineyard: in the 1840s, a Carl Augustus Immich (CAI) blasted a steep, solid cliff to create suitable land for vines. Today, Gernot Kollman creates this deeply terroir-driven Riesling at the historic vineyard: crisp, dry, and perfectly balanced.
Drinking this Bandol Rosé is the perfect way to spend warm summer days by the beach, on the boat or just hanging on the porch. This wine demonstrate’s its complexity and depth with every swirl and sip. Stock up on these bottles while the warm weather lasts!
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.
Sustainably produced, this bottle is incredibly detailed and precise. Bruno Colin is one of our favorite producers - he is fond of the classics. This wine is delicious now, but also has serious ageability. Notes of citrus and figs. Enjoy with grilled fish and green salsa.
This wine is fun and flirty to drink as the label is! Perky Muscat blanc is blended with dignified Marsanne and Roussanne to create this summertime drinker. Fresh mandarian, kiwi, and pear are complimented with notes of beeswax and white pepper. Drink unabashedly at picnics or at the coast.
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