La Collina, Lunaris SeccoRegular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
The Cooperative, La Collina, resides in Reggio Emilia, the heart of the Emilia Romagna. This region is home to Lambrusco, the tri colored Italian flag, and Parmigiano Reggiano! The story is unexpected; back in 1975, twelve young men joined minds and hearts to begin a cooperative of both agricultural ambitions and humanitarian efforts. The project was aimed to draw in those with drug problems, rehabilitate them through the rewards of biodynamic farming, and reap the benefits of incredible wine, cheese, and other produce. The winery is, in essence, a result of community collaboration far ahead of its time in the hills of Emilia Romagna.
Founder of La Collina, Enea, managed to make a dry wine that’s biodynamically farmed, more aromatic than the nearby Prosecco wine, and still delivers quality way above its price point. This is a dry, aka “Secco” sparkling Malvasia. Enea uses frozen grape must to help kickstart the fermentation naturally, and boost the aromatics of the resulting wine. Drink by itself or with charcuterie!
Enfield Wine Company, Citrine Chardonnay 2021Regular price $34.00 Save $-34.00
Enfield Wine Company is the passion project of John Lockwood and his wife Amy Seese. Founded in 2010, the project is very young, but despite that has recently started to gain attention nationwide. These are truly some of our favorites from California. John only uses native yeast and the wine is never filtered or cold stabilized. The growers he works with changes from year to year while he continues his relationships with small growers from some of California’s most special heritage sites. His passion is contagious and his energy unwavering.C
itrine is the first wine where John Lockwood blended multiple vineyards. The fruit is sourced from four Central Coast vineyards with vines all averaging 40 years in age. Citrine honors some of California’s most prized historic sites while embodying a style reminiscent of southern Burgundy.
Patrick Lambert, Chinon "Gourmandise" 2021Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Variety: Cabernet Franc
In the appellation of Chinon in the Central Loire Valley lies the humble village of Cravant les Coteaux. It is theorized that the “Cru” vineyards of the appellation dwell here. This is where Patrick Lambert farms some of the area's most exciting wines rivaling the more well-known names like Baudry and Pallus. Originally belonging to his grandfather, Patrick took over this estate in 1990. As is often the case for the new generation, he began making the kind of wine that he wanted to. This started with reducing the size of the estate to the best plots so he might focus on quality over quantity. He reduced yields and converted to organic farming. Certification for organic farming came in 2014. His vines range from 19-60 years in age. Everything is hand harvested.
Gourmandise is French for “gluttony,” perhaps referring to the feeling of glutton one might feel after imbibing in a lot of this fresh and fun Cabernet Franc. The vines used are about 20 years in age making for a more intensely fruity wine. The grapes are completely destemmed, giving the wine more perfume and more juiciness. To stay in pursuit of freshness, the bottle is fermented and aged in lined tanks underground in Patrick’s cellar.