Tasting notes, August 19, 2023; Lesser-known Wine regions

Little-Known Wine Regions

2022 Chevilly Quincy $22.99 / Case Price $18.40Quincy / Loire Valley / France 100% Sauvignon Blanc Located in the Upper Loire, Chevilly is considered a forerunner for this Sancerre adjacent appellation. Tasting blind,..lemon, lime and even chalk appear. The vines are 24 years old and are aged primarily in stainless steel.
2020 Mont Epine Vire Clesse $24.99 / Case Price $20Vire Clesse / Maconnais / France 100% Chardonnay The exotic southern cousin of the Maconnais, Vire Clesse produces finally aromatic, impossibly aromatic Chardonnay boasts loads of honey and spice.
2022 Remhoogte Honeybunch $27.99 / Case Price $22.40        

2021 Clos Cibonne Côtes de Provence Rose $44.99 / Case Price $36    
Stellenbosch / South Africa Chenin Blanc Only the exposed bunches on the morning sun side of Remhoogte’s 35-year-old Chenin Blanc vineyard are selected for this wine. Honeysuckle aromas lead into rich flavors of pineapple, apricot, and passionfruit. The long finish offers notes of sea salt and spices.   

Côtes de Provence / France Mostly Tibouren Salty, sea breeze introduces a medium weight Rose brimming with character. Clos Cibonne remains a benchmark grower in the region. Try paired with a variety of fare from the ocean.
2019 Quenard Rouge $24.99 / Case Price $20Savoie / France 100% Gamay Sourced from 30-year-old Gamay vines planted in crushed limestone, Quenards Rouge offers an intriguing combination of black pepper spice and strawberry fruit. The wine was aged in stainless steel.
2020 Caymus Grand Durif On Sale for $29.99Suisin Valley / California 100% Petite Sirah The Suisin Valley is located east of the Wagner (Caymus) family’s Napa outpost. The Grand Durif celebrates the fertile soils of its somewhat far-flung home.