A colleague of mine recently asked Daniel Brunier of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe to compare the expressions of Grenache from his famed La Crau vineyard in Châteauneuf-du-Pape to those of the Pallières parcels he owns with Kermit in Gigondas, half an hour away. Daniel, who is among the more self-assured vignerons you’ll meet, seemed briefly at a rare loss for words. Then he said, “This is the question of my life. Grenache has this incredible ability to be a kind of print of the soil. The Grenache from those places is so different.” When you factor in not only these differences of place but also variations of blend, color, and vigneron, Grenache yields an even greater range of experiences, from dense and soulful to light and more ethereal. And while you might not think of Grenache in the context of white and rosé, Grenache Gris is in fact the foundational grape of our most popular pink wine: Fontsainte’s Gris de (Grenache) Gris. What ties the wines in this collection together—all of which are at least half Grenache and made in southern France or Sardinia, where the variety is called Cannonau—is the quintessentially “earthbound” quality of the grape: its uncanny ability to convey the soil and the fragrant garrigue that rises out of it and so often surrounds the vines in these parts. All these wines are de la terre.
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When you factor in not only these differences of place but also variations of blend, color, and vigneron, Grenache yields an even greater range of experiences, from dense and soulful to light and more ethereal.
It’s that time of year! We have begun to receive the latest vintage of rosés from our producers in France and Italy and will update this page as more arrive in Berkeley. Check back here regularly for your favorite rosés!
Perfectly suited to the food of Lyon, these reds are versatile enough to pair with all kinds of other dishes you might cook at home, from seared tuna to quesadillas to the plain ol’ burger. This is a pair of wines that will serve you well again and again.
Many of our best values, all in one place for your browsing pleasure: bargain whites, rosés, reds, and even a couple of sparklers, made by real people and reefer-shipped so they arrive in your hands in nothing less than perfect condition.
Sauvignon Blanc comes in many forms, and we've put them all together right here for your enjoyment. You’ll find classics from its spiritual home in the Loire Valley, as well as characterful renditions from Bordeaux and Friuli.
When you factor in not only these differences of place but also variations of blend, color, and vigneron, Grenache yields an even greater range of experiences, from dense and soulful to light and more ethereal
It is often said that Chenin Blanc is the most versatile grape in the world. Capable of producing fine wines dry, sweet, still, and sparkling, and covering a fascinating array of aromas and textures from bracingly mineral to tenderly honeyed and everything in between, this noble cépage unquestionably deserves our full appreciation.
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