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Summer Bounty Sampler

12-Bottle Sampler

$264.00 $331.00
$264.00 $331.00
$264.00 $331.00

Summer is without a doubt my favorite time of the year to cook, even if much of the time, by “cook,” I really mean assemble. Is there anything better than biting into a juicy slice of tomato sprinkled with salt and drizzled with olive oil? Do any aromas reach the same intoxicating heights as freshly harvested basil, rosemary, or thyme—or a burger on the grill?
     With the spoils of our gardens and farmers’ markets in mind, here are twelve wines in celebration of summer bounty. For starters, try our newest sparkling rosé, Domaine de la Chanteleuserie’s Fines Bulles, alongside a salad of watermelon, mint, and feta. For grilled fish, turn to Perrusset’s crisp Mâcon-Villages, or La Marca’s voluptuous and complex Verdicchio. If you’re throwing burgers or brats on the grill, you can’t go wrong with any of the fresh, low-tannin reds below, from the Bretons’ festive and fruit-forward Bourgueil to Château Moulin’s unusually exuberant take on red Bordeaux.
     These wines are delicious any time of year, of course, but like tomatoes, garden herbs, and outdoor grilling, they absolutely shine at the peak of summer.

Tom Wolf

$264.00 $331.00
$264.00 $331.00
$264.00 $331.00
This item is not eligible for discounts

Technical Information
Wine Type: sampler
Bottle Size: 750mL
Normally $331.00
(a 20% discount)

Sampler Includes:

2020 Veneto Garganega “Primo Incontro” • Vignato $23.00
Touraine “Fines Bulles” • Domaine de la Chanteleuserie $26.00
2020 Vin de France Rosé “Au Petit Bonheur” • Domaine Les Pallières $28.00
2020 Mâcon-Villages • Henri Perrusset $23.00
2019 Edelzwicker “Réserve” • Albert Boxler $29.00
2017 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva • “Passolento” • La Marca di San Michele $36.00
2020 Dolcetto d’Alba “La Costa” • Piero Benevelli $19.00
2021 Chignin Gamay • A. & M. Quenard $23.00
2019 Vittoria Frappato • Portelli $25.00
2020 Bourgueil “Trinch!” • Catherine et Pierre Breton $30.00
2017 Fronsac “Cuvée Piverts” • Château Moulin $32.00
2020 Régnié “Grain & Granit” • Jean Paul & Charly Thévenet $37.00

Kermit inspecting wine barrels

For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.