Wine: White, Organic
If you drive from up the coast from Barcelona to France, maybe stopping for lunch at El Bulli, Just before the port city of Sete, the vines to your left and right are those of Pic Poul de Pinet, its a grape and an AOC name, facing the med, hot during the day, cool at night. This is the sort of wine you don't have to think about, you just drink it and take pure pleasure in the experience. Crisp, dry, clean hints of lemon zest and sea shells, it's like the Muscadet of the South.
Joostenberg is situated in the Muldersvlei area, roughly 15km north of Stellenbosch and 15km west of Paarl. The wines carry the “Wine of Origin Paarl” designation. They practice environmentally friendly farming, aim to produce wines that reflect their origin by not irrigating and adopting a minimal intervention approach in the winery. Most wines are fermented using natural yeasts and all additives are kept to an absolute minimum. It’s a spice attack, that’s also floral and rounded. Winemaking Details: Spontaneous Yeast Fermentation
Palazzone cultivates the indigenous grape varieties allowed in the Orvieto D.O.C., namely Procanico, Verdello, Grechetto, Drupeggio and Malvasia Toscana. They do not use insecticides or fungicides in their vineyards and are judicial in the amount of sulfur added to their wines. Word has it on the rough tough streets of Brooklyn that a good Orvieto has hints of almonds on the nose and a palate of white summer flowers. This is it...word.
Little touch of the grassy notes from a typical Sauv Blanc but leaning more to lemon and lime fruit on the palate makes this a very refreshing wine.
This great new value comes from the high zone of Mendoza in the Val de Uco. The vineyards of Los Nevados are planted at almost four thousand feet thus benefiting from the cooler climate and a longer growing season. This is a rich, full-bodied Chardonnay without the oak, making it refreshing and a bit too easy to drink!
Tetra packed palatable vino. Y&B’s mission is to reduce the carbon footprint while making delicious organic wines. Mission accomplished. The wine is medium weight with bright acidity with aromas of lime and lemongrass. Plus there’s an entire liter here, more drink for your friends.
Farming Details: Organic
This is from Charles Smith: The Modernist Project, an outfit that aims to shed all pretensions in an effort to simply 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. This Chardonnay is creamy and oaky, yet well-balanced with a touch of green apple.
From a certified organic producer whose Pinot Grigio vines grow in limestone-rich soils, giving the wine a compelling mineral edge. This is as any good Pinot Grigio should be: crisp and dry but with a little more complexity than the run of the mill stuff.
Lotte Pfeffer and Hans Müller took over Weingut Brüder Dr. Becker from Lotte’s father in 1984. By then, organic agriculture had been practiced since the mid-1970’s on the eleven hectares of land, mainly at the base of the slopes of the Rhine. They face mostly south and southeast, maximizing the summer sun as it crosses the Rhine. This is a really easy wine to enjoy, fresh with a lightly floral bouquet. On the palate there's zesty acidity, nicely integrated with white fruit, lemon, apricots.
This is a mighty friendly wine. A zippy, green apple, tangerine, lime and mineral glass of happiness. The vines are grown on an ancient raised sea bed of clay, iron and mineral salts, and you can taste a hint of the sea on the finish. Winemaking Details: Aged in Tank