NV Jean Lallement
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
This NV Brut is a 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay blend from Lallement’s 4 hectares of vineyards. Brilliant yellow in color, with lively bubbles. Aromas of brioche, fresh baked bread, lemon, cream and minerals lead to a vibrant, fresh palate of yellow and citrus fruit, brioche, mint, wildflowers and a toasty finish. Carbonation is tight and bracing, with great acidity and cut. Perfect balance of zippy texture and rich flavor, and one of the most complete Non-Vintage Champagnes we’ve ever tasted.
$49.99 July Special: $29.99
Champagne Jacquesson 738 Extra-Brut
61% Chardonnay, 21% Pinot Meunier, 18% Pinot Noir
Dizzy, Champagne, France
What is the cuvée 700 and why the odd name?
Our Cuvée 700 is the only blended wine we produce; it is meant to be the expression of a year and thus each year offers a different identity which we recognize by numbering the cuvée.
How do the cuvées 700 differ from the “non-vintage” Champagnes that one sees everywhere?
The Cuvée 700 concept is unique in Champagne and is the opposite of a non-vintage wine! We seek excellence rather than homogeneity, respect for the character of the vintage rather than its denial, and the preference to strive to produce a great wine rather than maintain a “house style”. The addition of reserve wines is designed to reinforce the complexity of the wine without hiding the character of the base year. Once we had set out on this path, it quickly became apparent to us that we could not also make a blended vintage wine because this could only harm the quality and purity of the Cuvée 700.
The cuvée 738
2010 Winter and spring were cold and dry, early summer was relatively fine but the end of the season was cool and wet. After sorting, the grapes presented were in good condition and produced fine, elegant, fresh wines especially in the Chardonnays.
Nose: Buns, citrus, touch of smoke, nice and long final
Taste: Ample with a nice mineral tension, fresh
Barone Pizzini Franciacorta "Animante"
78% Chardonnay, 18% Pinot Nero, 4% Pinot Bianco
This is the first organic farming Franciacorta made, this winery is taking it to another level. If you are not familiar with Franciacorta Barone Pizzini is the one to taste. Animate is a blend of 25 vineyard located at the foothills of the alps. Franciacorta’s layered geological formations boast complex microclimates. Wines are defined by both a sub-Alpine and Mediterranean-type climate due to the proximity of Lake Iseo. Summers are tolerably hot and dry, while winters remain milder, contributing to freshness and complex aromas. Morainic soils are conducive to stone fruit flavors, spice and florality. Franciacorta’s moderate to high acidity makes it admirably versatile at the table. Animante Brut offers a zesty texture, a vein of minerality and vibrant acidity that cuts through a creamy risotto or pasta. For a delightful contrast, match to foods rich in umami such as mushrooms, cured meats or shellfish, flavors that will act as a balancing agent to the full stone fruit notes.
$35.99 July special: $29.99
2013 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-pape La Crau
65% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, Clairette, etc.
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone Valley, France
This chateauneuf-du-pape will make anyone fell in love for this beautiful appellation. One cannot think of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the most celebrated cru of the southern Rhône, without thinking of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. The Brunier family is legendary in its own right, having been rooted to the enigmatic plateau known as La Crau for over one hundred years. The wines of Vieux Télégraphe evoke the concept of terroir in its purest form: they reflect their dramatic climate, the rough terrain that defines the soil, their full sun exposure at a higher altitude, the typicity of the varietals with an emphasis on Grenache, and of course, the influence of their caretakers, the Brunier family. For many, La Crau is Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s grandest cru.
The grapes sourced from La Crau, the lieu-dit that is known for the galet roulés, or rounded stones, that cover the vineyard as far as the eye can see. The wine rests in cement tank for 10 months, and then ages for another 12 months in foudres it is bottled unfiltered, after 22 months of aging
$79.99 July Special: $64.99
2014 Chateau Beauregard, Pouilly-fuissé
Beautiful Chardonnay from the southern part of Burgundy, great richness on the palate without being heavy. The wine presents fruity and vegetal aromas with a honey touch. The mouth, fresh and seductive, finishes on grapefruit notes.
$42.99 July special $24.99
2016 Benedicte et Stéphane Tissot, Arbois DD
Poulsard, Trousseau, Pinot Noir
One of the kind.. We are so excited to carry some of Benedicte and Stéphane Tissot wines from unknown Jura Region.
Where Is Jura??
The Jura is an old chain of mountains drawing a natural border between France and Switzerland. Even though is just 80 miles away east of the Côte de Beaune and West of the Valais, this region existed for centuries in splendid isolation. Unburdened by the ways of its neighbors, they protected their indigenous grapes and distinct vinification methods regarded as stubborn by the oenological conformists. If you are one of us who like to escape from the shallowness and tedium of the wine fashion, then Jura is for you.
Stéphane Tissot’s fascinating personality between candid kindness and an incredible obstinacy lead him to become the most highly regarded of the region’s leaders. Certified organic since 1999 and biodynamic since 2004, Stéphane’s Estate is an example of natural practices. The 30 wines produced at the estate are showcasing all the “patchwork” of the Terroir that Jura can offered, displaying an incredible “life” and a signature that you find nowhere else.
This wine will please any Burgundy and Cru Beaujolais lovers. It has an organic nose that mixes blood oranges and sour cherries. The palate is sharp and a little edgy.
I’ll suggest you grab some before it runs out.. ( We received only few cases)
2015 Benedicte et Stéphane Tissot, Arbois "Singulier"
Another great wine from Domaine Tissot: 100% Trousseau from 5 vineyards: les Rosières, Béranger, En Muzard, les Corvées sous Curon et les Bruyères
The color is pale rose with a slight bluish magenta cast; aromas of dried cherries and red currants are permeated by notes of cloves, cinnamon and rose petals, segueing in the mouth to those spicy cherries and red currants but encompassing hints of pale plums and tart mulberries. This is dry, lovely, graceful, charming, almost ephemeral, yet it’s enlivened by chiming acidity, pliant tannins and a vibrant mineral element that provide the necessary structure to be taken seriously.
2012 Domaine Alain Chavy, Bourgogne Blanc
Wow… a white burgundy from two parcels around Puligny-Montrachet. This 2012 is drinking very well with some delicate touches of grapefruit and green apple, fresh almond. The palate is complex with develop notes of white flowers, ripe apple.
A great Burgundy under $25, grab yours, this one won’t last.
2014 Avancia "Cuvee de O"
The Avancia winery is nestled in the valley of Valdeorras, in Northwestern Spain’s Galicia. Their 60 hectares of vineyards (30 planted to Mencia, 30 planted to Godello) are terraced on the steep mountainsides of the valley. The grapes for Avancia’s 100% Mencia “Cuveé de O” come from some of the winery’s oldest vineyards; the Airoa vineyard, planted in 1904 and the Bancal vineyard, planted in 1910. The wine was aged on its lees in French oak for 6 months, then bottled early to preserve its fresh fruit character. The combination of the very old vines and high mountain air produce a wine that is both rich and forward, but with plenty of fresh acidity.
Cuveé de O opens with an enticingly complex nose of smoke, game, fresh red and black fruits and black pepper. The palate is both complex and deliciously easy-drinking, with flavors of cherry compote, raspberry, smoky game, cinammon and black pepper. There’s great acidic cut for such a forward wine, making Cuveé de O a great choice to pair with a variety of grilled red and white meats, pastas and charcuterie plate.