It is late spring: the birds are singing, flowers are in full bloom, and we are regularly blessed with the sort of days that make us fall in love with our planet all over again. Even if great wine is not seasonal, it’s hard to deny that bright, invigorating whites are particularly hard to resist this time of year. Boxler’s Edelzwicker, a dry white made from a harmonious medley of traditional Alsatian grapes, is a fragrant beauty full of floral charm for such gorgeous days. For a stonier alternative, Quenard’s Abymes captures the pure essence of Jacquère grown on cool slopes of Alpine rubble, while Gregoletto’s Manzoni Bianco provides crisp orchard fruit and a core of crunchy minerality that guarantee mouthwatering refreshment. In Bregeon’s Muscadet, you’ll taste the briny winds whipping off the Atlantic, perfect for cooling off on a warm afternoon. And from the heights of Alto Adige’s limestone hillsides, Peter Dipoli has crafted a laser-focused Sauvignon Blanc loaded with tangy citrus and mountain herbs. Armed with this six-pack, you will be fully prepared to take on the most lovely time of year, with ready-to-go options that assure refreshment and intrigue.
SPECIAL SAMPLER PRICE $144.00
(a 15% discount)
2019 Edelzwicker “Réserve” • Albert Boxler $29.00 2020 Colli Trevigiani Manzoni Bianco • Gregoletto $22.00 2018 Sauvignon dell’Alto Adige “Voglar” • Peter Dipoli $37.00 2020 Vézelay “Galerne” • Domaine Montanet-Thoden $38.00 2020 Savoie Les Abymes • A et M Quenard $20.00 2020 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie • Domaine Michel Brégeon $23.00
Kermit once said...
I want you to realize once and for all: Even the winemaker does not know what aging is going to do to a new vintage; Robert Parker does not know; I do not know. We all make educated (hopefully) guesses about what the future will bring, but guesses they are. And one of the pleasures of a wine cellar is the opportunity it provides for you to witness the evolution of your various selections. Living wines have ups and downs just as people do, periods of glory and dog days, too. If wine did not remind me of real life, I would not care about it so much.
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