Wine: $15 - 30
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.
Lush nose laced with black-berry and plum fruit. Soft yet focused on the palate, with additional flavors of strawberry and wild herbs. Medium tannins and balanced acidity. A more complex and interesting wine than most Malbecs at this price, but still a crowd-pleaser! Winemaking Details: Natural Yeast, Unfined
The Zucchi farm and winery are located right in the heart of the Sorbara zone of Emilia-Romagna region. Besides wonderful Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma ham, and Modena Balsamic Vinegar, this area is home to the refreshing Lambrusco wine. The Zucchi family has around eight hectares of vines all farmed organically and tended with the traditional Pergola system. This is a very light-colored wine that might almost be mistaken for a rosato. The aromas are very delicate and refined with hints of red fruits like strawberries and subtle floral tones.
"How are you?" you ask your Kiwi friend. "Box O'Birds," he responds enthusiastically. This common New Zealand colloquialism signifies that the speaker is happy and in good health, which you will no doubt feel yourself when drinking this wine. Packaged entirely with recycled materials, this wine is all grapefuit and lime on the nose lead to ripe honeydew and touch of spicy minerality mid-palate, before a mouthwatering crisp finish. Delicious AND easy on the environment? Box O'Birds is right!
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. The rich and silky mouthfeel and balanced crisp mineral finish make this is a real delight!
This is made from Barbera vines grown in the Colli Tortonesi in Piemonte. It’s a natural, non-filtered, everyday kind of vino. If Parker Posey were a wine she’d be Fuso: indie, hip, quirky, democratic and approachable. Classic cranberry and raspberry notes with zippy lemon-acidity and soft tannins. Lots of deliciousness for a deal. Winemaking Details: Unfiltered, Unfined, Wild Yeast Fermentation
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.
Convinced of the potential for fine winemaking in the Finger Lakes, Morten and Lisa Hallgren left his family's centuries-old estate in Southern France and planted 17 acres of original vineyards near Keuka Lake in 2000. Their focus is on classically-styled wines that showcase the regions cooler climate characteristics which is demonstrated in their Dry Riesling. Slight petrol, pear, and rose petal on the nose, leading to a rich mouth of honey, peach, and apricot with a striking acidity. This is a prime example of why New York State wine production is 3rd in the country!
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.