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This is a very interesting blend of Crete’s two native grapes: The floral Vilana (65%), which also adds depth of color, and the fresh and fruity Vidiano (35%). Vidiano was virtually extinct at the end of the 20th century but has been saved by the interest of a younger and more innovative generation of winemakers. Together they create a balanced and fresh wine with lots of apple, grapefruit, pear and mineral tones.
Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes Blanc 2017 is a wine of exotic fruit and citrus aromas; subtle yet powerful. Delicate nose with aromas of fruits and citrus, this Sancerre is highlighted by its typicality. This wine is among the Wine Spectator Top 100 wines 2018: #46
Domaine Paul Blanck Riesling Furstentum Grand Cru Alsace 2015: The Paul Blanck estate traces its history in Alsace back to the 17th Century, where they produce a stunning and diverse lineup of wines from enviable parcels in the Haut-Rhin district of Alsace. Located in the village of Kientzheim, Domaine Paul Blanck produces wines that are balanced, terroir-expressive, and versatile. Owners Frédéric and Philippe Blanck farm their vines without the use of chemicals, seeking to gain the clearest possible expression of vineyard character.
We love tasting little known varieties and discovering new wines but sometimes it is nice to have a classic. Chardonnay Day is celebrated on the last Thursday before Memorial Day and on this day we do the ABC – All ’bout Chardonnay.
We have created a tasting pack so you can explore some very different expressions of Chardonnay throughout the world. Invite some friends and family, open up all three bottles, discuss and most important of all, enjoy!
Gaia Santorini Wild Ferment Assyrtiko 2017: “This is a Santorini unlike any other. Cold macerated for 12 hours on the skins, then fermented without any added yeasts in an array of French and American oak barrels, as well as some made from acacia, it could stand in for a young Meursault. The initial oak scents are quickly subsumed in a tsunami of saline, chalky flavor, broad and savory, the texture as creamy as a meringue. It lasts on salt, lemon and chalk, ready to take on sliced leg of lamb with avgolemono.”
W&S: 94 Points
Alphonse Mellot La Moussiere Sancerre Blanc 2017 comes from Mellot’s home Domaine of La Moussière. It is young and intense, with a mix of spice, concentrated citrus and crisp acidity. The depth of flavor in this wine is extraordinary and merits aging.
Bodegas Ordonez Botani Moscatel Old Vines 2017 is a young, elegant and fragrant wine. In this vintage, the aromas of ripe white fruit stand out, with floral notes of roses and jasmine. In the mouth, it is direct, with a certain volume and a very long finish.
Adelsheim Caitlin’s Reserve Chardonnay 2015: This vibrant, skillfully balanced Chardonnay shows aromas of star fruit on the nose, followed by hints of lemon curd and green fig on the palate. It would pair wonderfully with rich seafood and pasta dishes.
Ovum Wines Base Line Riesling 2017: This Oregon Riesling is of the kind of white wines that are honest reflections of time and place. Native ferments, no subtractions or additions, except for SO2 – extended lees contact 8-9 months, for textural complexity. All of this is done in neutral barrels of acacia and oak, as well as cement egg and Austrian cask. A rare but impressive wine to enjoy paired with Pork, Shellfish, Spicy food or Poultry.
Dominio de Eguren Protocolo Blanco 2017, a young white wine I.G.P. Wines from the land of Castilla, from vineyards grown in a sustainable method. A refreshing and lively wine with a perfect balance of acidity and a great value for the money. Ranked as BEST VALUE by Wine Spectator.
Ovum Wines Off the Grid Riesling 2017: This exquisite Riesling was entirely fermented with native yeast in both concrete egg and neutral wood. Given extended lees contact, it’s textural and loaded with dry extract. Flavors highlight citrus rind, grapefruit and wet stone through the long and satisfying finish.
Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Bianco 2017 is a white wine capable of expressing the richness and personality of Sicily. It is made from indigenous grapes macerated on the skins and expresses aromas of fruit, citrus, aromatic and balsamic herbs and an expressive, traditional and direct taste.
Ovum Wines Memorista Riesling 2017: This amazing Riesling will leave you with an everlasting memory and the need to re-create the experience. Memorista reflects the pursuit of honest technique, Old World respect and vineyards that echo similar beliefs.
It was fermented in an Austrian cask, with a small percentage of botrytized fruit. It’s powerful and full with flavor yet impeccably balanced. Alcohol 12- 13%. Soil: Weathered Basalt.
Ktima Biblia Chora Areti White 2016 is produced from the Assyrtiko varietal cultivated on the Biblia Chora estate, near Ambelia, where the soil is limestone and clay. An excellent year, this Ktima represents the best of greek wines; one unforgetable experience.
Bright and golden yellow with green tints. Aromatic with very fresh flavors, apples and peaches. A well defined, elegant, taste, light medium bodied with a very fresh and delicious end that is sustained. This wine can be stored at average temperatures below 65 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 2 to 4 years.
This Cantina PRA Soave Classico Otto 2017 is 100% Garganega wine from volcanic soil in the Soave region. It’s incredibly well balanced, crisp and refreshing. Coming from 60-year-old vines, its a very elegant wine with notes of pear, citrus and minerality in a long finish. It’s also well recognised as it has been named one of the best wines by Wine Spectator magazine in 2018.
This Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2017 is an excellent varietal wine from the Italian Alps of the Dolomiti mountain range. Bring it to a party as it will pair fine with cheeses and appetizer or just as an aperitif. It’s a people pleaser that has earned to be in the Wine Spectator list as #67 of Top 100 wines of 2018.
Librandi Val di Neto White Critone 2017 is a crisp and refreshing Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc blend from grapes at 240 feet over the sea level in Calabria Italy. This boutique wine from Librandi is gaining quite a following as it was selected by Wine Spectator as one of 12 bargain wines of Italy and # 81 Wine Spectator 2018 Top 100 wines.
Domaine Lafage Cotes du Roussillon Cuvee Centenaire 2016: This amazing white wine receives its name from the 100 year-old vines of Grenache Blanc and Gris. It blends these ancient grapes with up to 20% younger vine Roussanne. Centenaire combines both minerality with white fruit notes. For those who prefer a glass of white with their turkey breast, this is not one to miss.
Elena Walch Müller Thurgau Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2017: A very drinkable aperitif wine and an uncomplicated companion for light dishes like seafood and flavorsome first courses.
Maison Joseph Drouhin Macon Villages 2016 is an organic wine produced with bio-dynamic practices. We have a 4th generation of the Drouhin family producing amazing wines like this fresh, bright and limpid wine with a perfect aftertaste, proper of limestone soils; enjoy a very personalized production of wines in one of the most well known areas of France, in the south of Burgundy, just a few miles next to Pouilly-Fuissé
Domaine Tselepos Classic Mantinia Moschofilero 2016: A pleasantly aromatic dry white wine from the mountainous region of Mantinia in southern Greece. Elegant and youthful, with fruity aromas and flavors, this a wine made entirely from the indigenous grape variety Moschofilero, cultivated in the area for over 3,000 years.
Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc Petit Bourgeois 2017: This Light “Vin de France” is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes from the Loire region in central France, produced by Henri Bourgeois with the same quality of the famous Sancerre and Poully-Fume.
Cremisan Dabouki White 2016: Try this white wine from an ancient, over 2,000 years grape, made in a Christian Monastery just outside Jerusalem! All Cremisan wines are organically produced, with vines being tended without the use of pesticides and chemicals. Vines are pruned, sorted and picked by hand.
Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Blanc 2017: This rare wine, made from Chenin Blanc grapes, represents only 2% of the total Chinon production. It is a white wine of true finesse, at once rich and very fresh with notes of citrus, honey and white fruits. The absence of oak makes it especially refreshing.
Casa Ferreirinha Douro Planalto White Reserva 2017: A very sophisticated flavor obtained after blending 7 grapes so to get a silky and very light wine that will be the center of attention at any party. Many wine enthusiasts enjoy this fresh and very interesting white wine from the Douro.
Fraga Do Corvo Godello 2016: From the Spanish region of Monterrei in Galicia comes this impressive jewel, a very elegant and aromatic white wine with a delicate allusion to the flavors of lemon, pear and orange blossom complemented by its refreshing acidity. Nowadays, the white grape variety Godello is one of the most favorite in Spain, which was almost lost after the ravages of phylloxera.
Patrick Piuze Val De Mer Petit Chablis 2013: is the latest project of Chablis’ newest star, Patrick Piuze; if you love wine with a perfect green and flinty texture, this Chablis is a masterpiece. The great terroir in burgundy, gives this wine an outstanding flavor, due to a very limited action of external agents.
This Kerner from Alto Adige in Italy comes from one of the oldest active vineyards in the world: The abbey of Novacella founded around 1142. The soil and altitude is perfect for Kerner, an almost forgotten aromatic grape variety that is a crossing between Trollinger and Riesling and named after Justinus Kerner, a german poet known for his poetry on wine (He once wrote a poem entitled Wohlauf, noch getrunken which translates as “Arise, still drunk”!)
A classic! This sensible wine is balanced with clean, fresh fruit flavors. The finish has great length with brilliant acidity. This graves is distinguished by its high percentage of Sémillon, sourced from vineyards in the greatest white wine terroir in Bordeaux. 75% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle.
Musar Jeune White is an unoaked blend of 30% Viognier, 40% Vermentino, and 30% Chardonnay from youthful Bekaa Valley vines. It is a very interesting combination of French and Sicilian grapes, that combined with the Lebanese soil and climate, makes for a very unique wine.