Italy | Sicily | Sicilia Noto A unique interpretation of chalky soils, wild Mediterranean herbs, coastal sea breeze, and Sicilian sunshine. Delicate, stimulating, and completely dry—it’s a ravishing aperitivo, but works with anything from the ocean.
Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup
France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Pic Saint Loup Its intense aromatics brazenly translate the Pic’s rugged nature, and an almost chewable minerality brings to mind slabs of shattered limestone incarnated as energy, drive, and uncommon length on the palate.
France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Languedoc A blend of Grenache Blanc, Ugni Blanc, Clairette, and Vermentino planted in the lieu-dit of Aupilhac, the little corner of the Larzac behind Sylvain’s winery.
France | Loire | Chinon Matthieu Baudry makes his rosé from young Cabernet Franc vines on the gravelly banks of the Vienne, capturing both youthful fruit and energizing mineral textures.
André & Michel Quenard
France | Savoie and Bugey | Vin de Savoie With notes of mixed black and red fruit and a spine of minerality, Quenard’s Gamay is crunchier, more aromatic, and more succulent than most bottles you’d find in Beaujolais.
France | Loire | Coteaux du Loir This Chenin Blanc has a tart sweetness, or perhaps a sweet tartness—with neither overbearing—that epitomizes good balance and will have you greedily reaching for your glass.
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.
Italy | Veneto | Bardolino Chiaretto On Lake Garda, Chiaretto is considered a macho beverage with aphrodisiacal properties. It is in fact one of the world’s? only truly satisfactory roses.
Domaine Comte Abbatucci
France | Corsica | Vin de France What is there to say about this wine that upon first opening you will be engulfed with aromas of maquis that grows wild all over Corsica. Not to mention the exuberant energy this wine has on the palate.
Domaine du Durban
France | Southern Rhône | Gigondas Throw a rock (or a riverbed stone) in the southern Rhône and chances are you’ll land on a bottle whose contents, for the price, wouldn’t hold a candle to Henri Leydier’s Gigondas from Domaine de Durban.
France | Loire | Coteaux du Loir This red is 100% Pineau d’Aunis, an indigenous red grape we hold dear to our collective hearts because of its mystifying aromatics, low alcohol, and bright, juicy texture.
France | Loire | Jasnières Racy, slightly honeyed, exotically perfumed, and loaded with minerality, this wine is an excellent representation of how Chenin reacts to the local conditions.
André & Michel Quenard
France | Savoie and Bugey | Chignin This red is ethereal, with fragrant notes of cherries, raspberries, and pine. It’s a perfect picnic Pinot Noir, light enough for drinking on its own or pairing with crudités and charcuterie.
France | Loire | Chinon Put a slight chill on it, pop the cork, and inhale its lively perfume: the floral fragrance and bright, juicy fruit—picture fresh-squeezed berries—are simply irresistible.
France | Alsace | Alsace This “noble blend” combines the region’s principal grape varieties in one lip-smacking, liter-sized bottle of fun, perfectly capturing the magic of Alsace at bargain cost.
Domaine de Fontsainte
France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Corbières Its peachy-pink hue hints at what’s to come: orchard fruits and brambly wild berries, grapefruit and wet slate after a summer rain! Perfect with chips and a sandwich on-the-go, or an elaborate al fresco meal. A staple wine I can’t live without.
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