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.
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 | Alsace | Alsace The recycling bin outside the average Alsatian household likely contains more empty bottles of Sylvaner than of “noble” Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat, and Gewurztraminer combined.
France | Alsace | Alsace Enjoy this Muscat for its ebullient aromatics and dry, saline finish, a unique mix of deep-rooted old-vine terroir, fresh fruit, and a bit of biodynamic mystique.
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.
Lambert de Seyssel
France | Savoie and Bugey | Seyssel Made in traditional Champagne method with all of the complexity that would find in a quality Champagne, this wine is an exceptionally great value!
Clos Sainte Magdeleine
France | Provence | I.G.P. Bouches-du-Rhône This gem from Clos Sainte Magdeleine is fermented with native yeasts and ages on the lees in sandstone amphorae vessels. The result is exquisite!
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.
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.
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.
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.