France | Corsica It is no secret among our staff that my cellar is home to the largest Biancu Gentile vertical outside of Corsica. Six years old, Arena’s rendition reveals some of the secrets of this fascinating grape variety.
France | Alsace | Alsace Grand Cru Spend a minute or two trying to describe the palate: I’ll propose voluptuous, finesse, ampleur. Maybe simply grand cru says it—a privileged site for Riesling!
France | Bordeaux | Pomerol I don’t know if it’s the 2016 vintage—considered one of Bordeaux’s greatest of the last decade—or if this wine is in a particularly prime place, but it’s the best bottle of Gombaude-Guillot I’ve ever tasted.
France | Alsace | Alsace Grand Cru Unlike light, crisp Italian Pinot Grigio, the grape achieves a sun-drenched plumpness that translates to a lusciousness on the palate, no doubt from the dry, sunny climate Alsace enjoys in the rain shadow of the Vosges.
Italy | Sicily | Eloro “Sciavè is the result of ancient clones of Nero d’Avola which, besides exalting the limestone matrix of its terroir of origin in the Eloro appellation, carry forth the elegance gleaned from patiently aging the wine in barrel.”
Domaine Catherine Le Gœuil
France | Southern Rhône | Cairanne This Cairanne bears all of the southern Rhône notes we love: black cherries, garrigue, olives, and stones. It will pair magically with braised oxtails or grilled lamb chops.
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