Wine: White, Organic
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
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!
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.
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.
This blend is made from the same grapes used to make Marsala wine, only this dry version is bright with fresh citrus and white flowers. Imagine waves on the seaside, sunshine on your face, and a glass of this wine in your hand.
"We call it the New Minimal Intervention because it's a technology-based understanding of when NOT to apply technology," says winemaker Peter Bell. What was once a dairy farm for over a century was converted to vineyards in 1984 and have since dedicated themselves to sustainability in both the vineyard and cellar. This chardonnay is surprising– big and creamy yet racy and bright without the use of oak. The nose and palate have notes of melon, lemon, and white nectarine aromas. It's rare to find a NY State wine so reasonably priced, delicious, and that fits our natural standards.
This traditional Bordeaux blanc is made from organicially grown 15 year old vines on clay-limestone soils, giving this wine a great deal of minerality as well freshly cut grass and bright fruit notes of grapefruit, lemon, and passionfruit. This is a great everyday wine to sip by itself or pair with some indulgent, buttery French foods.
This unoaked chardonnay has a fruity nose and dynamic mineral scents. The palate opens with crisp citrus and white peach that are boosted by vibrant acidity & heady minerality.
Medium bodied white wine made by this family bodega. The wines are made with carefully selected grapes from their vineyards located in Rioja Alta. Bright aromas of citrus, pear and quince are mirrored on the palate followed by crisp refreshing acidity.
Another goodie from Montinore, this blend of cooler climate white varietals covers practically the full fruit spectrum with notes of peach, pineapple, citrus fruits, and golden delicious apple. With a touch of fresh flowers and a bit of cut hay, this off-dry wine is rich in the mouth with a crisp finish of grapefruit and lime. This wine certainly doesn't need food to enjoy, but consider some semi-sweet dessert options or spicy Asian cuisine a good match.