Tasting notes, Oct. 30, 2021: Burgundy

   New Burgundy Arrivals 2019 Alain ChavyBourgogne BlancOn sale for $21.99 Puligny-Montrachet, Beaune / France100% CHARDONNAYYoung vines from the Chavy family’s Puligny vineyards  provide a portion of the fruit for this accessible Bourgogne Blanc. Ripe orchard fruit flows.  2019 Xavier BessonGivry BlancOn sale for $35.99 Givry, Chalonnaise / France100% CHARDONNAYA dense, muscular style of Chardonnay[…]

Wine Tasting, Oct. 23, 2021; Beaujolais

   Beaujolais 2019 JP Brun Terres DoréesBeaujolais BlancOn sale for $19.99 Charnay-en-Beaujolais / France100% CHARDONNAYSourced from vineyards with predominantly clay and limestone soils, the Brun Blanc is aged in concrete tanks with regular lees stirring. 2020 JP Brun Terres DoréesRose d’FolieOn sale for $19.99 Charnay-en-Beaujolais / France100% GAMAYFresh, fruity and medium bodied, Brun’s Rose is[…]

Wine Tasting, Oct. 16, 2021; What grape is that again?

                     What Grape is That Again? 2020 Quinta da RazaDom DiogoOn Sale for $10.99 Basto, Vinho Verde/ Portugal100% AzalVinho Verde is typically produced from a field blend of varietals planted in this Northern Portugese outpost. This 100% Azal breaks with traditional composition while maintaining the crisp refreshment for which the region is known. 2017 Muller-CatoirScheurebe TrockenOn[…]

Explorer Pact 10: Rioja

Explorer Pack #10: Rioja Beneath the Sierra Cantabria mountain range 165,000 acres of vineyard land is dedicated to the production of Rioja Blanco, Tinto and Rosado. For the red wines the noble Tempranillo varietal is augmented by Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo (Carignan) while for whites, Viura is the most important cultivar. In the case of[…]

Wine Tasting: Elegant Reds, Oct. 9, 2021

                     Elegant Red Values 2019 Henri Latour & FilsHautes Côtes de Beaune RougeOn Sale for $25.99 Auxey-Duresses, Beaune / France100% Pinot NoirSourced from 50 year-old west facing vines, this ripe and generous red burgundy is aged for 10 months in French oak barrels of which 15% are first use.  2018 Soto y ManriqueVina de AyerOn sale[…]

Wine Tasting, Fall Finds; Oct 2, 2021

                     Fall Finds 2019 Francois CarillonBourgogne BlancOn Sale for $27.99 Puligny-Montrachet, Beaune / France100% ChardonnayThis lushly styled white burgundy offers aromas of ripe orchard fruits and crushed stone. The fruit for this cuvee is sourced primarily from vineyards located just outside the Puligny appellation. 2020 Torre dei BeatiCerasuoloOn sale for $15.99 Abruzzo / Italy100% MontepulcianoA densely[…]