France | Beaujolais | Régnié Savor it while you can, because your glass will be empty before you know it, leaving you only with the spicy, mineral-laden aftertaste of a bottle that went down way too easily.
Comtesse de Chérisey
France | Burgundy | Meursault-Blagny A regal and refined Chardonnay whose chiseled, flinty frame bespeaks its terroir and the Martelets’ devotion to making fresh, mineral, and age-worthy whites.
Domaine Les Pallières
France | Southern Rhône | Gigondas If you’re familiar with the wines of Vieux Télégraphe, you know that grapes in the hands of the Brunier brothers are treated respectfully to coax nuance and finesse.
La Marca di San Michele
Italy | Le Marche | Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio is typically a light, crisp quaffer, but the Passolento has the layered textures that white Burgundy lovers chase after.
France | Alsace | Alsace Grand Cru Late-harvest wines of this quality in Alsace take incredible skill to make. This is a supremely beautiful example of a harmonious, highly successful partnership between man and nature.
France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Gard Mourvèdre and Grenache from a historic vineyard site give this elegant and profound red, replete with wild herbs, spice, and a chewy, stony tannin.
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe
France | Southern Rhône | Châteauneuf-du-Pape The wine is at once pleasure, richness, depth, and freshness. The body is velvety and not at all aggressive. You smell the stones, the minerality, a smokiness, the magnificent old-vines Grenache fruit.
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.
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.
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