Low Added Sulfites
A lovely Riesling made by Von Buhl, one of the most respected wineries in Germany for over 200 years. The "medium dry" on the label is a misleading translation, as this wine is essentially dry. It's also delicious! Suggestions of sweet corn, petrol, and citrus zest on the nose are followed by a subtly oily-textured, expansive, yet refreshingly bright palate that will have you smacking your lips.
Monleale is the name of the town where Massa is located; there's the high, alto, and low parts of town; Massa is in Monleale Alto. All the classic Barbera cherry and raspberry fruit but the grape's high acidity is honed into a tight knitted complexity. One of the few Barbara's that age and become more complex. Winemaking Details: Aged in Botti, Low SO2 Added, Unfiltered, Vegan, Spontaneous Yeast Fermentation
BioVio is the kind of winery that you get to know about only if you hang out with the Ligurian locals- nearly all of the tiny production is poured into their glasses to be enjoyed. This is a fascinating wine, with notes of basil and pine nuts on the nose (not surprisingly, Liguria is also the home of pesto). Flavors of white peach and almond follow, with a creamy texture and plenty of acidity to back it up. And for you linguists, Pigato's name comes from the reddish brown spots that form on the (certified organic) grapes when ripe. Winemaking Details: Low SO2 Added
Jacques Lassaigne’s vines mainly consist of Chardonnay, and his blanc de blanc is made entirely of it. The soils in Montgueux are heavy on the limestone – the perfect material for good champagne. This lovely, complex Champagne has a hint of sherry and croissant on the nose, with crisp minerality and a lingering finish that goes on and on This is a special wine, but don't wait for a special occasion, drinking it can make any day special. Winemaking Details: Low SO2 Added, Wild Yeast Fermentation
Olivier Cousin is one of our favorite Loire vignerons, with a gentle disposition and salt n' pepper beard. Cousin's horse, Joker, plows the vineyards. His wines are the epitome of natural. Grolleau is one of those grapes that near died of extinction until it was resurrected by a handful of natural winemakers in the Loire, Cousin included. Shows barnyard funk, supple crushed red fruit and minerals. Winemaking Details: Unfiltered, Unfined, Vegan, Low SO2 Added, Wild Yeast Fermentation
Nadia Lusseau is the young winemaker who founded this domaine in 2002. Located 10 kilometers from Duras and 25 kilometers from Bergerac—minutes away from the city of Bordeaux. Nadia takes a smart and traditional approach to winemaking and she's been farming organically since ’05. We love this wine for its honest simplicity. A little touch of grapefruit on the nose leads to a round Semillon mouth feel with balanced acidity. Winemaking Details: Unfined, Unfiltered, Vegan, Wild Yeast Fermentation, Low SO2 Added
Domaine Hauvette was created by Dominique Hauvette, an ex-lawyer who moved to Les Baux to start her domaine. This rose offers beautiful aroma of herbs, floral and mineral wrapped in berry and citrus. The palate is as complex with blend of berries of all sorts, hints of orange and a bit of spice. Winemaking Details: Aged in Tank, Low SO2 Added
Olivier Cousin is one of our favorite Loire vignerons, with a gentle disposition and salt n' pepper beard. Cousin's horse, Joker, plows the vineyards. His wines are the epitome of natural. Breton is the local moniker for Cabernet Franc. Funky and wild (in a good way) tastes like ripe plums, chalky mineral, earth and mushrooms. Winemaking Details: Wild Yeast Fermentation, Unfiltered, Unfined, Low SO2 Added, Vegan
Known as a fruity light grape, in this wine it becomes complex, deep and structured. Time Out’s food editor's favorite wine of the year. Made by three friends who quit their day jobs, unfiltered, no additives and only a tiny tiny amount of SO2 at bottling.
Check out the crushed purple hue and pretty pink froth on this dry fizzy red. Venturini-Baldini owns up to being an artisan Lambrusco with powdery tannins, bright acidity and some vibrant brambly character. It hits all the right buttons, opposed to the mass-produced, icky sweet stuff we used to see on the US market. They also produce balsamic vinegar, walnuts, honey and grappa: the stuff of life. Winemaking Details: Wild Yeast Fermentation, Low SO2 Added