Tasting at Domaine de Terrebrune is an experience like none other. While many winemakers impress their patrons with old vintages of red wine, vigneron Reynald Delille pulls out back vintages of all three of his wines—red, white, and rosé. In fact, he’s so confident about the quality of his rosé, during a visit a few years ago, he finished a vertical of Bandol rouge back to 1984 with the current vintage of rosé and then a 1989 rosé! Reynald attributes the success of his Bandols to his vines’ advantageous exposure to the Mediterranean. After all, located directly up-valley from the Baie de Sanary, they occupy the coolest microclimate of any of our Bandol domaines. Even on the hottest of days in Provence, breezes off the bay make their way to the vines of Terrebrune, tempering the sun’s rays. In addition to extraordinary and age-worthy Bandols in all three colors, Reynald produces an exquisite rouge, labeled Mont Caume, which marries the balance and character of blended Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Cinsault with a remarkable freshness and charm that come from these declassified Bandol vines’ relatively young age as well as less time spent in barrel. It is one of the most exciting reds of the year.
Domaine de Terrebrune France | Provence | Bandol
This precise, mineral blend of Clairette, Ugni Blanc, and Bourboulenc has an ethereal perfume, reminiscent of blossoming flowers with a hint of fennel, that makes it irresistible right now.
Year in and year out, these cuvées prove not only that Bourgueil is home to some of the best terroirs for Cabernet Franc anywhere, but also that the Boucard family produces some of the greatest values in all of France.
I think it is timely to make the announcement—It’s officially “Rosé Season!”—but with one caveat: Let this not be the only time of year you drink rosé. Welcome it wholeheartedly into your regular rotation
Franck Follin-Arbelet—joined today by his son Simon—is one of our most exciting and talented growers in Burgundy. He simply does everything right, and I mean everything. A true artist, he is the type of grower you can seek for years without finding: exactly what we look for here at KLWM...
Through their various bottlings, these three domaines contribute to a collection of Chablis marked by place, each reflecting a unique site and the commitment of a talented vigneron. They communicate the Chablisien goût de terroir—that unequaled aroma and flavor that can only come from Chardonnay grown in this chilly pocket of northern Burgundy.
The only thing we like better than great wine is great wine that doesn’t cost much and we’re happy to report that a bottle of great wine can still be found for $20 or less. We’ve put together a collection of our favorites all in one place for your browsing pleasure: bargain whites, rosés, reds, and a couple of sparklers.
From a tiny village nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees to Burgundy’s golden slope and the prestigious vineyards of Piedmont, we have just received dozens of exciting wines from many distinct regions in France and Italy.
Consider this collection your golden ticket of sorts, your invitation to a dinner party with a group of underground artisans, champions of outsider winemaking culture, and a snapshot of a south of France that may be less iconic, but no less authentic.
Her wonderfully complex terroir of schist, granite, and galets roulés (alluvial riverbed stones) produces some of the most ethereal rosés you’ll ever taste. And the olive oil—well, it isn’t easy for us to get as excited about olive oil as about wine, but when you taste these, you’ll understand why they have become Corsica’s pride and joy.
If you ever need two superheroes to help tackle the evil villain of thirst, then Catherine and Pierre Breton are prime candidates. Thanks to these new arrivals from la famille Breton, barbecues, picnics, apéritifs, brunches, pregames, post-games, baby showers, regular showers, bubble baths, tailgates, and happy hours are all taken care of. Yet again, the heroes of soif have saved us from going thirsty.
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