Tasting notes, May 13, 2023; French whites

                 New Arrivals

2022 Treuillet Pouilly-Fumé
$24.99 / Case Price $20
Pouilly-Fumé / Loire Valley / France
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Roughly 100 producers farm the over 3,000 acres of vines planted in the barren, limestone soils of the Pouilly area. “Fumé” or smoked is added to the region’s name in reference not only to the distinct gray bloom that envelops the ripe Sauvignon grapes prior to harvest, but also for the intense flinty aromas found in the resulting wine.
2019 Clos des Lunes
Lunes Blanche
$21.99 / Case Price $17.60
Bordeaux / France 
70% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc
Sourced from 35 year-old vines planted in and around Sauternes, Clos de Lunes seeks to express the minerality and power of the zone without any residual sugar present. Immediate fruit and a rich texture characterize this plush white.
2021 Matrot Bourgogne Blanc
$37.99 / Case Price $30.40
Meursault / Côte de Beaune / France
100% Chardonnay
Thierry Matrot and his family produce their entry level white burgundy from a combination of purchased and estate grapes sourced from in and around Meursault. Generously styled and orchard fruit leaning, the 2021 was aged in 15% new French oak barrels.
2020 Bagnol Cassis Blanc
$34.99 / Case Price $28
Cassis/ Provence / France
50% Marsanne, 35% Clairette, 15% Ugni Blanc
Sourced from 15 acres of clay and limestone filled vineyards located nearby the Mediterranean Sea, Bagnol’s Cassis Blanc offers aromas and flavors of almond and subtle peach.
2020 Gaillard St Joseph Blanc
$42.99 / Case Price $34.40
Chavanay / St Joseph / France
100% Roussanne
From uniquely thin, sandy soils, Gaillard’s St Joseph Blanc is aged for less than a year in barrel of which 5% are first use. Spicy and richly textured, this is a Northern Rhone white with Southern leanings.
2019 Rolly Gassmann Sylvaner
$27.99 / Case Price $22.40
Rorschwihr / Alsace / France
100% Sylvaner
While Sylvaner is an ancient varietal and planted extensively in Alsace and Germany (Franconia), it is often considered as a less noble cultivar than Riesling or Gewurztraminer. If cropped at low yields and handled carefully like Gossmann’s example, Sylvaner can produce full bodied, aromatic wines brimming with class and ready to compliment your spiciest of meals.