Railsback Freres, Vermentinu Soeur Cuvee Speciale 2021Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
The story of two brothers: even while still in high school, Eric was already collecting bottles of prized top dollar Burgundy and Chablis, hiding them under his bed when he started college. Lyle’s quest for knowledge landed him in Austria where he met one of his most important friends in the industry, sommelier Rajat Parr. After a decade of restaurant work, Eric returned to Santa Barbara to start his own project, Lieu Dit, inspired by the Loire. Older brother Lyle had also worn many hats in the industry, ultimately landing a job for one of the most esteemed importers Kermit Lynch, leading regional sales. After leading separate lives for some time, the brothers both felt a calling to merge their two paths, which is how Railsback Frères came to be born.
The story of the two Railsback brothers continues with this special bottle of Vermentinu. As with their other bottles, this is inspired by their travels where they discovered unique varieties. Travels to Corsica led to a love for the Mediterranean variety of Vermentinu. This is only their second release of this bottle, sourced from just two sites. It’s a beautifully exuberant variety with floral and grapefruit notes, with a distinctive bitter almond note. It is a completely perfect food for all manner of Mediterranean food, namely seafood and white fish dishes.