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.
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.
The Sperone family is all about top-notch value. This Gavi, crafted from native Cortese, is everything a Cortese di Gavi should be: crisp and refreshing, the wine you want to start every backyard hang with, that you want to welcome guests into your house with. Perfect with aperitivo snacks and a cheese plate.
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.
Scar of the Sea x Dedalus Central Coast Chardonnay 2021
This fresh, zingy Chardonnay from our friends Mikey and Gina Giugni was made exclusively for Dedalus. It’s a killer California Chardonnay that expertly channels the oceanic influences of San Luis Obispo. Notes of citrus zest, squeezed lemon, wet stone, apricot, and stone fruits.
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!).
The village of Rosswag is often forgotten in the conversation about German wines. 99% of grapes go directly to village coops. The other 1% goes to the wines of Olympia and Hannes Roterfaden. They use the old vines, steep slopes, and lack of preconceived notions of what Rosswag wines should taste like, to their advantage.
The talented winemakers at Presqu’ile Winery in Santa Barbara produced and bottled this perfectly balanced Chardonnay exclusively for Dedalus customers. The ideal vineyard location and mastery of the Murphy family combine forces to create a total knockout with notes of pear, sea-salty air, apple, and toast.
Equal parts Greco and Mantonico, this bottle is fruit-forward and balanced, and notes of hawthorn and plum evoke glimmers of Calabria’s rich past as a wine-producing region. This is the wine you want to reach for when the heat picks up, a bottle that will transform ordinary picnics and outdoor gatherings into something memorable.
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.
Years ago one of Burgundy’s most renowned winemakers, Aubert de Villaine of DRC, made the region of Bouzeron famous. He established it as an AOC putting the spotlight on Burgundy’s other white grape: aligoté. This lovely wine is bright with aromas of Meyer lemons, white peach, and sea spray.
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.
Guimaro’s blanco sports an intense waxy texture and wild tropical aromatics of pineapple and ripe guava. Despite its power it is very much a wine of the Ribiera Sacra and a result of Pedro Rodriguez’s rebel winemaking. Pedro farms vineyards on the steep lopes of the river Sil. Low yield, high altitude, foot-stomped Godello is wild-fermented and aged on its lees for 6 months. This is an under-the-radar gem. Only 275 cases produced.
Straight out of Northeast Italy, comes this absolute gem from a real legend. Located at the base of the Alps, Friuli is known for its no nonsense, clean & crisp, intensely flavored whites. This one offers up notes of apricot, hazelnut & white slate. A truly flexible white that goes with cheese, fish or poultry.
Cascina degli Ulivi continuously produces surprising, purely biodynamic, and downright delicious Piedmontese wines, and this “Semplicemente” made with Cortese grapes is no exception. A departure from their highly structured, age-worthy bottles, this wine is fresh, fun, and ready to drink now, with notes of crisp fruit and sea breezy minerality.
Le Clos des Grives Côtes du Jura Chardonnay La Musicienne 2017
In the cellar, this non-oxidative wine is fermented naturally and aged in a mixture of old oak barrels and stainless steel tank. Both vessels are topped off regularly to ensure freshness. The resulting wine is fresh, high in acid, and generous, with notes of quince, salty minerals, and granny smith apple.
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.
Lorenzo Mochiutti of Vignai da Duline not only refrains from trimming his hair & beard, but also his vines. It’s said that this is one of their secrets to success in winemaking, letting the vineyard do its thing without intervention. This Malvasia is complex with strong notes of citrus. Pairs beautifully with seafood.
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