Vietti, Timorasso Derthona 2019Regular price $33.00 Save $-33.00
Vietti is a winery whose holdings feature among some of the most storied vineyards in Barolo. Hailing from the late 1800s when Carlo Vietti established his first cellar, the winery was bought in 2016 by an outside concern with an agreement in place that enables current winemakers Elena and Luca to elevate their game even more, buying crus they’d been studying for a long time.
Their Timorasso Derthona is part of the resurrection of a white grape that almost went extinct in the 1980s, yet now is making a comeback across the Langhe. Shows aromas of flowers and honey, and bright yellow and green colors shine in this acidic wine, where pear and peach flavors float above a seam of fine mineral notes.
Foradori, Vigneti delle Dolomiti Teroldego Morei 2019Regular price $55.00 Save $-55.00
Elisabetta Foradori is one of the biggest talents coming out of Italy today. Both her persona and her wines are playful and elegant, yet serious and purposeful. She took over the Foradori estate in Trentino at the age of 20 when her father passed. In the area of Campo Rotaliano, the production of the Teroldego variety had become largely industrial using the dominant clone. She fought long and hard to diversify this variety so that the true colors of the Teroldego could show. Though her farming began conventionally, it grew from certified organic to certified biodynamic. Initially her winemaking was more heavy handed, though now it has a lighter touch with the usage of large barrels and clay amphorae. It’s clear that her name is not going anywhere.
Morei means “dark” in the Trentino dialect. The saturated inky color of the Teroldego after it spends eight months ageing on the skins reinstates this. The wine ages in Spanish amphorae called tinajas from Spain, which is perfect as Elisabetta does not want any outside influence to her final product.
Domaine de Fa, Fleurie Roche Guillon 2019Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
The brothers Antoine and Maxime were in hot pursuit of new challenges beyond the Rhone valley due likely to their love for the Gamay grape. And so began their new endeavor as a force to be reckoned with in a region currently experiencing viticultural renaissance. The granite hillsides are excellent for making a dense and chiseled example of Beaujolais while still remaining fresh and crushable. The brothers are making all the appropriate decisions in keeping their grapes organic, the vineyards biodynamic, and the winery itself sustainable.
Roche Guillon is located at 300 meters and is one of the highest vineyards in Fleurie with 45+ year old vines.
Laherte Freres, Grande Reserve Demi-Sec Champagne NVRegular price $70.00 Save $-70.00
Varieties: Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir
The Laherte domaine, now in its fifth generation, finds itself under the direction of spritely Aurelien, a vigneron with ability and knowledge overflowing from beneath the cap of his age. Harnessed in tradition, he has an eye and ear out for the future of his region, and in the present employs organic and minimalist techniques to make exquisite wines. “We don’t make the wine we want, we make what the terroir and the grapes give us”.Don’t let the 32g of dosage scare you! The wine is named “half-dry” remember, and think of the not sweet half as a searing and soaring acidity that makes for a beautiful equilibrium in the wine. Certainly works for dessert, but why not try it on for size with some popcorn or charcuterie…the world is your oyster, and hey, those might pair too!