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Conca d'Oro, Rose Prosecco Treviso 2021Regular price $19.00 Save $-19.00
Variety: Glera and Pinot Nero
Fattoria Conca d’Oro loosely means “golden basin farm.” The winery has been around for generations with their own vineyards in the heart of the Strada del Prosecco, namely in the Valdobbiadene production zone, known as having the absolute best hillsides in the region for Prosecco winemaking. The winery is involved in each moment of the process beginning with tending to their vines, harvest, and production of these Prosecco wines.
The region of Veneto now allows for the production of "Prosecco Rosé" as the name of the wine and the winemaking appellation. The wine is done in the charmat method, different from Champagne, as it is done with the tank method. Glera, the traditional grape used for Prosecco production is blended with an additional 20% of the red variety Pinot Nero.
Ulacia, Txakoli de Getaria Rose 2022Regular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Variety: Hondarrabi Beltza and Hondarrabi Zuri
Julian and Maia Ulacia’s small winery near the small fishing village of Getaria makes a mere 6000 cases of wine annually. Getaria is part of the Basque region, home to one of the most exciting wine and food scenes in all of Spain It is located a stone’s throw away from the coast and the French border. The wines here go perfectly with the local seafood. Even though much of Spain is known for its warmer climate wines, the Basque region is definitively cooler. The presentation of Ulacia’s Txacoli wine is an art here; the bartenders do what’s called the “high pour,” an effort to give these light zippy wines an added effervescent and foamy mouthfeel.
The Hondarrabi Beltza grapes come from 40 to 50 year old vines. Since this is a rose completed by blending both white and red grapes together, the grapes go through unique treatments. The reds undergo a three hour maceration while the white juice is added later to ferment together. It’s bottled just three months after harvest. Hondarrabi Beltza is said to be descended from Cabernet Franc; you can taste the distinctive green pepper notes in this so often associated with that variety.
Wild Nature Wines, Prosecco Rose Brut NatureRegular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Variety: Glera and Pinot Noir
Wild Nature is a winery located in both the Verona and Venice provinces. The project is one focused on terroir, a mindfulness for nature, particularly the animals that inhabit the vineyard sites. In addition to their organic practices, they are also firm believers in biodiversity in the vineyard, which the animals on each of their bottes reiterates. The winery has been pioneering organic farming since 1974 in northern Italy. Alongside their vineyards, you will find tree-lined banks, meadows, and ponds, encouraging the abundance of wildlife.
The region of Veneto now allows for the production of "Prosecco Rosé" as the name of the wine and the winemaking appellation. The wine is done in the charmat method, different from Champagne, as it is done with the tank method. Glera, the traditional grape used for Prosecco production, is blended with an additional 10% Pinot Nero. The wine has no added dosage (sugar).
La Collina, Rosa LunaRegular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Variety: Lambrusco Salamino
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.
This is a traditional pure expression of Lambrusco without the cloying sweetness. Enea uses frozen grape must to help kickstart the fermentation naturally, and boost the aromatics of the resulting wine. While this Lambrusco is definitely tart and fruity, the acidity and bubbles will stand up to charcuterie and pizza effortlessly.
Gerard Boulay, Sancerre Sybille Rose 2021Regular price $38.00 Save $-38.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
The Boulay family has been in Sancerre since 1380, Gerard the current generation of the family adds no yeast and little to no SO2 during vinification. He describes his role as one of “surveillance” to make sure nothing goes wrong. In general he works by instinct, “au feeling” because he wants to “let the wine live” and tries not to interfere with the natural process. Most of his vineyard sites average about 45 years in age. While many vignerons in Sancerre continue with conventional winemaking, Gerard continues to implement organic farming and making thoughtful, traditional Sancerre.
Tinel Blondelet, Sancerre Rose 2021Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
What’s most impressive about Tinel-Blondelet is the fact that Annick represents the twelfth generation of winemaking; their family has been dutifully wine growing for more than 400 years in the Loire Valley. Ferdnand Blondelet, the previous generation, is to thank for much of the identity of the winery today. Fifty years ago, he had been endeavoring in farming in the area of Pouilly sur Loire when he decided to focus solely on viticulture. He later acquired more land in Sancerre, which gave the family another appellation in which to bottle their wine. Fernand then became the first of the Tinels to create a wine-tasting cellar. Today, Tinel continues the tradition of the family coupled with her authenticity; both traits exude themselves in the wines.
This is Pinot Noir from 40 year old vines of flint and limestone soils. The wine is pressed directly, resulting in a very pale pink. The wine is then produced the same as a white wine, and drinks like one, too. It is fresh, minerally, and soft with surprising length.
Seehof, Pinot Noir Rose 2022Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
The area of Rheinhessen, tucked between Nahe, Pfaltz, and Rheingau regions, is so often misunderstood. This is mostly due to its production of Liebfraumilch, the sweet and cheap swill popularized after World War II, many considering “the armpit of German wine.” Bringing Rheinhessen out of its dark times has been a long uphill battle; Klaus Peter Keller is the primary factor of bringing about these changes. This brings us to the next “Keller,” a man by the name of Florian Fauth, who is coincidentally brother-in-law to Keller. Florian of Seehof is comfortable in his own skin, his wines sharing the same sentiments.
This rose comes from the homeland of limestone, and not slate. Pinot Noir thrives in this soil and the cool climate of the Rheinhessen. The value of this Seehof bottling is completely under the radar as Germany has never been sought for its rosés.
Frank Cornelissen, Susucaru Rosato 2022Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Malvasia, Moscadella, Cattaratto, and Nerello Mascalese
Like many before him, Frank Cornelissen fell in love with wine in a romantic fashion. After getting his hands on the coveted DRC, he was naturally committed. After tasting and talking with others in the industry for about 20 years, he began to question the side of wine in a philosophical way. His quest led him to Sicily, where he began to farm in the northern slopes of Mt. Etna, the active volcano. He began to make wine of culture with an approach natural in character. His vines are unlike others in the area as they aren’t planted to high density; instead he has interplanted several forms of vegetation, including fruit trees and buckwheat, allowing the vines to thrive in a polycultural way. The expanse of his love for Etna is reflected in his estate wines, the single vineyard wines, and olive oils. The wines are extremely difficult to come by as they’re allocated; everyone wants these!
Using mostly white varieties as well as the trademark Nerello Mascalese of Etna, this is an aromatic rose, or a light red, whatever you prefer to call this one. Akin to the light reds of Jura, and rather food friendly, Susucaru rosato has a similar vein of intrigue as the other Cornelissen counterparts.
Ruvido, Mamma Vita Mia Vino Rosato 2021Regular price $28.00 Save $-28.00
Matita is now known as Ruvido Wines.
Wine is often a shadow of the stories they’re derived from. The foundation of Matita is formed by two friends, Matias and Alessio. They were once opponents on the basketball court, became teammates, and then friends. Each had an interest in wine; Matias was a failed winemaker and Alessio, a sommelier as a pastime. With no history of winemaking in their families, no inheritance, and no land to their names, they decided to partner together and make wine. They have dubbed this their “non-history.” Everything done in the vineyards and winery is done by hand, from picking the grapes to destemming and crushing. Their aim is to make delicious natural wines in the name of their motto: “Raw and Funky.”
Presqu'ile Winery, Rose Santa Maria County 2022Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
According to Matt Murphy, co-founder, and president of Presqui’le winery, the greatest wineries are multigenerational family endeavors. In fact, the family is very close and loves doing things together, including his sister Anna, the enologist. Anna and Matt both grew up around the family’s farm in Louisiana, which was the forerunner for their interest in winemaking. Dieter Cronje, winemaker for Presqu’ile, has quite the prestigious resumé. While on a mission to gain a more global perspective, he did an exchange program with the University of Bordeaux and traveled extensively through Burgundy and Champagne in order gain more understanding of Pinot Noir. After working with Matt Murphy at the Ambullneo winery and sharing many late-night bottles of Burgundy, they realized they worked well together. Matt then decided that Dieter would be a great fit as winemaker for Presqu’ile.