Tasting Notes, March 30, 2024; wines from Loire

                     Loire Valley 2021 Luneau Papin GrangeOn Sale for $22 Muscadet / Loire Valley / France100% Melon de BourgogneThe southerly exposed La Grange vineyard was planted in 1974 and yields this concentrated Muscadet. The wine is aged for 7 months on its lees in glass lined tanks. 2022 Tinel-Blondelet ‘Gentins’On Sale for $24 Pouilly-Fume / Loire[…]

Tasting notes, March 23, 2024; New World/Old World

Old World #1 2022 Francois Chidaine Touraine On Sale for $17.60 Touraine / Loire Valley / France 100% Sauvignon Blanc Known for producing some of the best Chenin Blanc in the central Loire, Francois Chidaine also excels working with Sauvignon from the Touraine region. Fermented with natural yeast from hand harvested, organic grapes. New World[…]

Tasting notes, March 16, 2024, Fresh arrivals for Spring

go                     Fresh Spring Arrivals 2022 Can FeixesBlanc SeleccioOn sale for $17.99 Penedes / Catalunya / SpainParellada (Montonec), Macabeo, Xar-relo, Chardonnay, MalvasiaStainless steel aged and matured, the Blanc Seleccio is kept on its lees in the months prior to bottling. Intensely mineral, the Seleccio also offers a subtle perfumed character. 2021 La ChablisienneLe FinageOn Sale for[…]

Tasting notes, March 3, 2024; Wines of Bordeaux

                    Bordeaux 2021 Lassagne Ambre de MaltusOn Sale for $24 Lussac / Bordeaux / France 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% SemillonTen-year-old vines are employed for this special cuvee, Ambre de Maltus is named for the proprietor’s daughter. Maltus is the newest addition to the larger Lassagne range with the vines planted in the Lalande de Pomerol appellation. […]