Imagine you’re a young and ambitious vigneron in an off-the-beaten-path corner of the Beaujolais about to take the helm of your family’s domaine, which has made wine here since 1768—two and a half centuries. You want to continue working the family parcels, but are also itching to try your hand with one of the region’s more prestigious terroirs. You can buy one hectare anywhere. Where do you land? Do you turn to the Côte de Brouilly, your neighbor to the north, which produces some of the region’s most structured and stony wines? Or perhaps, given your bent towards floral, succulent, and high-toned Beaujolais, you might choose Chiroubles, further north. Quentin Harel faced this precise opportunity a decade ago and his search led him to the famed cru of Morgon. More specifically, he ended up purchasing a hectare of 80-year-old vines in Morgon’s Charmes climat, whose high elevation and cool microclimate are perfectly suited to Quentin’s style of winemaking with its emphasis on freshness and exuberance. In his short time working in Charmes, he has proven himself a more than worthy steward of this venerated parcel. As elegant (or charming—forgive the pun) as his Morgon is, I also highly recommend his fresh, floral, and downright delicious Charron and Grandes Terres cuvées from the land that’s been in his family for so long. These bottles are proof both that exquisite Beaujolais can be made outside of the best known crus, and that Quentin is one of the most exciting young talents in the Beaujolais today.
Our 2020 rosés have finally begun to arrive on our shores and now await your peak summertime drinking pleasure. These ultra-fresh and inviting new arrivals are the perfect match for lighter, warm-weather fare.
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.
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