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 often overlooked region of Marches is finally center stage here - with this 100% Verdicchio vinified in stainless steel tanks, the terroir gets to express itself. This wine is crisp, clean, and pure, perfect for easy drinking on a weeknight.
Olivier Morin left his music career to make wine in the 1990s, and we are grateful he did! The soils here in Chitry, just south of Chablis, mirror those Kimmeridgian limestones, full of fossilized sea shells. They bring an incredible salinity to the wine that begs to be paired with seafood!
Ask any sommelier, and they will tell you Chenin Blanc on Schist soil is an absolute dream come true. Here in Anjou, that’s exactly what we’re working with. The mild climate and Maritime influence of Anjou, paired with the mouth watering acidity and gorgeous orchard fruited characters of Chenin Blanc deliver way above its price point.
Stein Riesling St. Aldegunder Himmelreich Kabinett Feinherb 2016
Manni doesn’t grow his wines in the typical fashion. He prefers shade for his south-facing vines and leaves an extra bunch to help the fruit keep its structure. The use of neutral acacia barrels rounds out this laser-cut white wine. An unusual Italian wine that’s great for picnics at the lakefront.
Winemaker Rafael Tirado is making some wines that we can get behind, and at a great price. Using Riesling, Chardonnay and Semillon, this lightweight wine is refreshing with stunning acidity, crisp orchard fruits, and white flowers. Bring this bottle to your friends dinner party as an aperitif and enjoy!
Italian grape varietals have found a new home in Australia. It’s no wonder, as these grapes love the sun and the Australian climate has an abundance to offer! This vermentino is bursting with aromas of stone fruits, citrus and sea breeze. Bright acidity brings balance to this refreshing bottle.
Juan Antonio Ponce is a winemaker committed to organic and biodynamic farming. The result? A bright and crisp wine with notes of citrus, green apple, crushed rock and a hint of grass. Pair with shellfish and asparagus. You won’t be able to help ‘gulping’ this wine down.
This lively white is mostly Albillo sourced from the mountains west of Madrid. 4 Monos (4 Monkeys) is a project of 4 naturally minded winemaking friends looking to produce typical, delicious wines that speak of the region. This one is fresh and zesty with notes of citrus and minerals.
A field blend of chardonnay and sauvignon blanc from California is not something you see a ton of on our shelves. This wine owes it's bright aromatics and refreshing minerality to the 60 year old vines farmed organically and low touch cellar practices. This is old school technique from one of Cali's newest winemakers.
Now here is the real deal. I've had many independently fantastic winemakers in Burgundy refer to Jean-Marc as one of the best winegrowers in all of Burgundy. Attention to detail is extreme here, with serious care given to harvesting the highest quality of fruit. Sourced from a small parcel in Chassagne-Montrachet, Jean-Marc nails the balance between precision and decadence in his whites. This superb 2017 gives up notes of lemon curd, Granny Smith apple, and oyster shell. Pair this up with a roast chicken. Trust me.
Château d’Épiré is one of the oldest producers of Chenin Blanc in Savennières and their expertise shows. Classic Chenin on the nose with zingy green apple skin and Meyer lemon. Super bright on the palate with a ton going on...you’ll find a bit of chalk and even more lemon zest. Terrific.
This is skin-macerated Carricante from grapes from vines that are 40-100 years in age. It’s supremely aromatic with notes of smoke, dried apple skin, and flowers. At just 12.5% alcohol it remains fresh and graceful on the palate with a fleshy texture, flavors of fennel, wild herbs and orchard fruit.
Profoundly aromatic with enchanting notes of wild mountain flowers and white-fleshed fruit. A genetic cross between Riesling and the red grape Schiava, Kerner thrives in Alto Adige. This one is complex, with stony minerality and a clean finish. A food-friendly, delightfully easy-drinking wine.
Ostertag believes in the truth of the vines; with a solid base, comes a solid product. His ‘Les Jardins’ cuvée is a combination of multiple plots from different parcels in the region, so all the grapes bring an uniqueness and their own verve. This youthful wine is not to be missed!
“Reductive” is a big buzz word when it comes to white Burgundy. If you’re looking for a perfect example of a reductive wine, look no further. This Chardonnay boasts notes of toasty, burnt matchstick, with a hint of flint - emblematic of reductive winemaking.
This Frías cuvée is made entirely from old-vine Lístan Blanco, one of the main native white varieties of the Canary Islands. The vines are somewhere between 80-100 years old, producing very little, but very concentrated fruit, resulting in an incredibly concentrated style of delicious terroir-driven wine.
Fief Noir believes authenticity and simplicity are the keys to exceptional winemaking. This Chenin Blanc, they say, belongs to the earth just as much as it belongs to the consumer. Check out this bottle to experience the winemaking philosophy of Fief Noir and for a delicious, orchard-fruited Chenin.
This Vementinu is rich and complex after spending 12 months on the lees and then bottled unfiltered with a small amount of added S02. The aromas are enchanting with salty stone, orchard fruit, lime blossom, and thyme. Corsican wines often drink beyond their price point and this is no exception.
Matt Rorick has worked all over the world but made California his home. His wines are inspired by the vast viticulture history and nuances that the state has to offer. Grown on limestone and schist at 2000 feet, this aromatic blend has a balance of acidity and mouthfeel, making it perfect for summer.
Inside this bottle, you’ll find Chenin Blanc as it used to be. Picked at maximum ripeness and aged in old barrel, Le Portail showcases an immaculate balance between richness and acidity. Craving white Burgundy with a wild edge? Here’s your play. Pair with funky cheeses or butter poached seafood.
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Our conserva selection is inspired by the tiny tapas bars we fell in love with while in Barcelona, San Sebastian, and Madrid.