Tasting notes, New arrivals; Aug. 6, 2022

                    Fresh Arrivals

2021 M.A.N Family Wines
Free Run Steen
Paarl / Western Cape / South Africa
100% Chenin Blanc
Only free run juice (juice acquired solely from the weight of the grapes on top of each other rather than from the pressing of the grapes) is employed for this bottling, ensuring livelier acid and more vivid aromatics.
2020 Sophie et Thierry Chardon
Terres de l’Aumonier
Touraine / Loire Valley / France
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Over 50 acres of vineyards are employed for this sprightly, distinctive Sauvignon Blanc, the soils ranging from limestone and tufa to flint and clay. A complete Sauvignon with a beguiling combination of citrus aromatics and crushed stone flavors.
2020 Chateau de Vaux
Les Gryphees

Moselle / France
50% Auxerrois, 20% Muller Thurgau, 20% Pinot Gris, 10% Gewurztraminer
Very much a multi-dimensional white which offers floral aromatics, a rich texture and snappy acidity. The Moselle appellation is a tiny wine region located near the border of Luxembourg. 
2021 Soucherie
Rosé Astrée
Anjou / Loire Valley / France
100% Gamay
An athletic Rosé of Gamay intended to showcase the bright fruit of the varietal without any excess fat or roundness, Soucherie’s Astree is aged for 6 months in stainless steel prior to bottling.
2018 Parcellaires de Saulx
Bourgogne Rouge
Beaune / France
100% Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir sourced in theory from the Cotes de Beaune – the precise vineyard site is not revealed, only 20 barrels of this micro-negociant bottling were produced. The wine was aged for 10 months in French oak.
2020 Carta de FitaPreta
Alentejano / Portugal
50% Aragonez, 30% Touriga Nacional, 20% Alicante Bouschet
Created from hand harvested grapes planted in rocky, schist-based soils, the Carta da Fitapreta is aged in a combination of stainless steel and French oak barrels.