This lovely, organically grown Malbec form Argentina will please both your palate, and your wallet. It has plenty of dark fruit and spice without being cloying, or over the top. Nicely balanced with a touch of acidity and thankfully lacking any hint of oak, this is a great everyday wine, and perfect for those Summer barbecues.
This is a deep, spicy, earthy red that beats many true Bandols for a third of the cost. Made from de-classified Mourvedre from one of the regions top Bandol producers, it's one of the best values in the store and one of our favorite finds this year.
Classic ripe Dolcetto fruit with delicate acidity, bright rasberry fruit and a teeny weeny bit of tannin. This is their "Cru" Dolcetto, and a resounding value for a wine of this quality.
This is a classic, beautifully made Amarone. It isn't as thick and cloying as many of these wines can be with a nice backbone of acidity to balance the rich, ripe fruit. That said, it's still a powerful, intense wine with concentrated black cherry fruit and a long, long finish. Winemaking Details: Following harvest the grapes are laid out in single layers in small wooden boxes where they will slowly dry until January or February.
These are truly handmade wines in the beautiful and remote hills of Abruzzo. Unlike the mediocre, mass-produced Montepulciano wines of the region, this is distinct and singular. Made in a super traditional style. All the wines are released with significant age. Emidio Pepe's wines have gained cult following. Expect to find dried black cherries, licorice and wild herbs on the palate. Winemaking Details: No SO2 Added, Unfiltered, Unfined, Spontaneous Yeast Fermentation, Foot Treading, Aged in Concrete Vats
A full-bodied, structured Morgon that will drink well today, with a little decanting, and will age for 10-15 years. It is made by Jean-Claude Chanudet, who together with his wife Genevieve run Domaine Joseph Chamonard in Corcelette, near the town of Villié-Morgon. Dark red fruits and a bit of flinty minerality lead to a very long, structured finish. This is a serious wine to go with heartier food like roasted meat and poultry, a shining example of what can be achieved in Beaujolais!
A 15-year old Beaujolais is a rare and fine thing. This one was made by Joseph Chamonard, father-in-law of current winemaker Jean-Claude Chanudet, who together with his wife Genevieve run Domaine Joseph Chamonard in Corcelette, near the town of Villié-Morgon. This is an extremely rare chance to see how a structured, age-worthy Cru Beajolais can age. We were allocated just one case...
The Deiss Family settled in Bergheim in the heart of Alsace in 1744. The current winemaker, Jean Michel Deiss was born into this family of winegrowers. He is somewhat controversial but the essential figure in Alsace. He is an advocate for the region and its potential to make quality age-worthy wines, and he believes in vineyard expression over varietal expression. This is a fun wine, with Pinot Noir the dominant grape, mixed with Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, Sylvaner, Pinot Auxxerois, Chasselas, Traminer, Muscat Ottonel and the obscure Pinot Beurot.
One of Italy’s most sought after estates and for good reason. This young vine Sagrantino is medium bodied with beautifully subtle blue and blackberry fruit with wild herbs, flowers, cassis and subtle notes of earthiness.. Paolo Bea has become a bit of a rock star in the natural wine world (if that's possible) and his wines show attention to detail and the touch of a master's hand. ...And you don't have to be a wine geek to appreciate them! Winemaking Details: Vinified in Used Barrel, Spontaneous Yeast Fermentation, Unfiltered, Unfined, Vegan, No added sulfites