Wine: White, $15 - 30
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
This is from Charles Smith: The Modernist Project, an outfit that aims to shed all pretensions in an effort to make wine fun. Smith is a big-haired dude and former band manager. His Walla Walla wines are as badass as they are easy to drink. Kung Fu Girl is sassy yet well-balanced with a touch of green apple. Perfect amount of weight and body, but not sweet. Winemaking Details: Fermented and Aged in Tank
This is a lovely white Cotes du Rhone, with plenty of floral notes from the Viognier balanced by the weightier texture of the Roussanne. Stone and tropical fruit aromas on the nose are followed by white peach and a hint of anise on the palate. Rich and silky, this is a delight. , subtle aniseed and fresh fennel notes
Mouthfeel Mineral finish
Pairings: Butter and cream sauces, Crab, Thai and Vietnamese food
This is a Jenny & Francois house blend! Francois found some organically grown grapes in Touraine and did a blend of two parcels of Sauvignon, both fermented in 300 hl tanks. Organically farmed 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Notes of citrus, lemon verbena, lots of classic Touraine minerality.
Domaine Philémon is located in a small village on the Vere river in the Gaillac AOC. The vineyard has been with the Vieules family since 1804. Today Mathieu Vieules grows wheat, sunflowers and grapes in equal proportions, all organically. The yields are kept exceedingly low and the harvest is done entirely by hand. Gaillac "Perlé" is a zippy quaffable wine.
Cascina degli Ulivi produces wines from vineyards that have been farmed biodynamically since 1985. The Bellotti family have owned the estate since the 1930's, currently maintained by Stefano and his wife Zita. Made from the Cortese grape, this deliciously balanced wine offers creamy pear and apple fruit, backed by slate, mineral and lively acidity. Winemaking Details: Spontaneous Yeast Fermentation
The winery was founded in 1992 by Birgit Eichinger and her husband Christian. Her viticultural goal is "to optimize the natural aroma and flavor potential inherent in the grapes, matching varietals and terrain, practicing careful vineyard management and applying painstaking vinification." all the while respecting the "Less is More" natural principle. Her passion and dedication come through in her wines. This wine shows spice and floral notes on the nose, with yellow plum, apple and a bit of white pepper on the palate. With its mouth watering acidity, it goes down very easy.
Montinore practices biodynamic farming because they feel it consistently produces some of the best fruit. This is a dry but crazy aromatic wine, offering a nose of rose petal, lychee and grapefruit, all following through on the palate. Winemaking Details: Fermented and Aged in Tank
A great balance of weight and crispness, pineapple and grapefruit mixed with just the right amount of green apple. Organically farmed and fermented with natural yeasts. This is a classic New Zealand sauvignon blanc. Winemaking Details: Spontaneous Yeast Fermentation, Aged in Tank