Hervé Dubourdieu is one of the best-dressed vignerons in our portfolio, so it follows naturally that his wines radiate a similar spiffy elegance. A perennial crowd pleaser, his Bordeaux blanc is a dry white produced from vineyards within the Sauternes appellation. The blend features primarily Sémillon, providing a round peachiness and faint honeyed notes; Sauvignon Blanc, which contributes lively citrus and a bright core of acidity; and a splash of Muscadelle for aromatic pizzazz. It feels weightless on the palate, and the crisp finish features a refreshing note of iode (the equivalent to ocean brine). Just like the man himself, this is classy stuff.
One of the most beguiling and seductive reds you’ll have the pleasure of tasting, Il Goccetto prominently features Piemonte’s native Brachetto grape. Typically used for sweet sparkling reds labeled Brachetto d’Acqui or Birbèt, Brachetto is vinified completely dry for this bottling, capturing all the grape’s enticing aromatics in the form of a table wine unlike any other. Rose petals and wild strawberries come to mind, counterbalanced by a gentle bitterness that renders it incredibly food-friendly. With little tannin, it should be served cool and uncorked on any and all occasions.
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