Vignoble du Reveur - Mathieu Deiss, Alsace Blanc 'Un Instant Sur Terre' 2019 1.5LRegular price $85.00 Save $-85.00
Variety: Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Riesling
This is the same winemaker from the Marcel Deiss project, but a completely different project. This is the domain where Marcel and winemaking partner, Emmanualle, can focus on experimenting with some of their progressive winemaking. There is one cohesive theme between the two domaines; a focus on the wine versus a single grape variety. Like his other domaine, Reveur is also certified biodynamic.
The bottle name means “a moment on earth” which is fitting as this bottle is entirely representative of its terroir. Winemaking does play a huge role in this bottle. The Riesling and Gewurztraminer are both done with carbonic maceration, meaning the juice does see some skin contact. The juice goes on to age in various types of amphorae—very untraditional for Alsace. There’s no sulphur added into this bottle.
Anthill Farms, Helluva Vineyard White 2020Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, & Gewürztraminer
Anthill Farms is a group of three friends who went against all the odds to start a winery in California. They didn’t have money saved nor were they born into the business. They were cellar rats, the guys moving hoses and cleaning floors, for some pretty significant wineries, Williams Selyem being the most influential. However, while still quite young, the three decided to pull together a tiny amount of cash and started making wine at a crushpad facility. Before long the wines had a cult following and we’ve been drinking them ever since. Many of Anthill’s wines only make it to a mailing list or restaurants; we are lucky to include their small production wines.
Helluva Vineyard is located in Boonville, Mendocino. The fruit comes from a small parcel and coferments all together. This unique blend is vinified as a white wine with something reminiscent of the Alpine style; it’s textural, racy, and concentrated with aromatics in full force.
Tenuta Di Carleone, Pianvecchio N.V.Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Vermentino, Malvasia, Trebbiano, Riesling, and Gewürztraminer
Tenuta Carleone di Castiglioni was first mentioned in the year 1078 when monks first founded it in Chianti, named for the village of Castiglioni meaning “small castle.” The property is a romantic vision of wooded hills, rivers, and fertile plains. Nestled in between the hills are the Sangiovese vines and olive trees. Though the property was farmed for hundreds of years, it did not become the winery of Tenuta di Carleone until 2012. Karl Egger and Sean O’Callaghan both operate the winery with a clear vision, classic, with Sean’s twist.
This blend of white varieties, some classic of the region and others not so classic, come from various vineyards in Radda, Chianti. The vines for this bottling are planted next to the traditional Tuscan farmhouse called “pian vecchio” from which this bottle got its name. It is aged just in stainless steel.
Mixtape White, Amplify Wines 2020Regular price $27.00 Save $-27.00
Variety: Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Viognier
Cameron and Marlen Porter, a husband and wife team born and raised in Santa Barbara County. The exploration, and elevation of this growing region has been their life's work. They first bonded over a shared love for wine and music, and Amplify is a natural extension of this marriage between their two greatest passions. As winemakers, they seek to amplify the voice of site and enhance the most singular characteristics of a given vineyard, marrying a sense of place with a sense of style. They believe in: native yeast fermentations; neutral vessels for fermentation and aging; no additions of any kind except for minimum effective sulfur dioxide; and farming that seeks to establish a healthy ecosystem, enhancing and supporting the natural characteristics of a given place. They embrace the happy accident, letting intuition guide our hand, with their creative spirit and palates as their primary tools.
The 2020 Mixtape White brings together Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Viognier. This vintage has a touch less sweetness than the previous. Mixtape is all about the winemaking and blending; half of the Chenin Blanc and all of the Riesling were fermented until dry. All of the fruit spent two hours on their skins to impart texture and more aromatics. It has substance and complexity. The fruit is organically farmed with no filtering or fining.