Domaine Roland Lavantureux
France | Burgundy | Chablis David describes it as “direct and pure, full of energy”—a perfectly steely Chablis for oysters-on-the-half-shell, certain to remain tightly coiled for many years to come.
France | Burgundy | Saint-Aubin From the most prized terroir of Saint-Aubin, this is a real thoroughbred that you should classify along with the great premiers crus of Chassagne, Puligny, and Meursault.
France | Burgundy | Saint-Aubin The 2018 Cortons flaunts expressive, nutty aromas, followed by a well-balanced combination of Saint-Aubin zing and a richness reminiscent of neighboring appellations.
France | Alsace Ostertag’s Fronholz delivers deeply refreshing, pulpous cherry fruit, woodsy nuances that scream autumn, and velvety-smooth tannins that give the finest reds from anywhere a run for their money.
France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Corbières Deeply juicy, chocolatey and rich, and bursting with bright blackberry fruit, this softly tannined stunner from 100-year-old vines is perfect for summer barbeques but has the stuffing to carry you into your fall and winter meals.
France | Alsace | Alsace Grand Cru Pfersig means “peach,” and the wine’s subtle whispers of white peach are adorable, and then the bouquet keeps growing more expansive, more intense, grander.
France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Languedoc Aged for two years in barrel and bottled unfiltered, this soulful Languedoc super-cuvée promises to age just as gracefully as top bottlings from Bandol and the Rhône.
Domaine Maxime Magnon
France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Corbrières 100 year old vines, limestone schist soil, built to age but delicious even now. Even though it is full bodied and firmly structured it has some delicate fruit notes and a hint of rose petal in the aroma.
France | Alsace | Alsace Grand Cru Wiptal is the highest-altitude portion of the Sommerberg vineyard in Niedermorschwihr, a perfect amphitheater that clings to the very top of the vineyard’s steep granite slope.
Catherine & Pierre Breton
France | Loire | Bourgueil There isn’t a spot in the world better suited for Cabernet Franc, and their old vines produce the raw material for one of the best reds in the Loire valley.
France | Alsace | Alsace Grand Cru The Dudenstein bottling, produced only in great years, represents the pinnacle of Boxler’s wine-growing prowess and without any doubt is one of Alsace’s—and the world’s—finest Rieslings.
France | Alsace | Alsace Grand Cru The brilliance of the Sommerberg vineyard is its ability to produce sumptuously rich and perfumed Pinot Gris that maintains a vibrant acidity and stony backbone.
France | Provence | Les Baux de Provence Chill down the Cornaline for a solid half hour. Get a couple nice cuts of beef and a medley of veggies. Season simply, toss on the grill, and pop the cork. Wash your flame-kissed meal down with a cool glass of this stellar Provençal blend.
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.
France | Loire | Vouvray Late-harvest Vouvray is legendary. It possesses sweet lusciousness and fresh acidity, a balance that makes it immediately appealing yet allows it to age magnificently.
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