Château de Bellevue
France | Bordeaux | Lussac Saint Émilion Akin to reading a leatherbound literary classic or cozying up in your grandpa’s cashmere sweater, it’s luxurious (shockingly so, at this price) yet an incredibly down-to-earth bottle of wine.
Domaine de Terrebrune
France | Provence | Bandol The only thing better than a young Terrebrune Bandol that is accessible immediately and can be served cool in the summertime is a Terrebrune with almost 15 years of age on it.
A. & M. Quenard
France | Savoie and Bugey | Vin de Savoie Jacquère takes on an intensely mineral expression in these “soils” of lime-stone scree—rocks that have broken off the mountain over tens of thousands of years of erosion.
André & Michel Quenard
France | Savoie and Bugey | Vin de Savoie It has often been likened to a cross between Pinot Noir and Syrah: bright, elegant, and floral, with suggestions of wild fruit, blood, and minerals.
France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Pic Saint-Loup A quick chill will bring out bright minerality in this charming, aromatic rouge. One of my favorite weeknight wines to match with whatever’s on the grill.
Domaine Comte Abbatucci
France | Corsica | Ajaccio When you think you’ve tried it all, this spectacular Corsican cuvée presents something entirely new to most wine drinkers while remaining approachable enough to be enjoyed by anyone.
France | Loire | Vouvray From clay and limestone vineyards, they are able to obtain remarkable complexity in their Brut, while the texture shows both a creamy richness and an austere minerality.
Domaine Leon Barral
France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Searching for something a bit funky to enliven your jaded palate? Look no further and prepare for an experience like none other.