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.
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.
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.
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 | Languedoc Montpeyroux The appellation of Montpeyroux does not have any official grands crus, but Domaine d’Aupilhac’s Les Cocalières is certainly worthy of such distinction.
France | Burgundy | Côte de Nuits-Villages Blind taste this wine and you'll imagine you’re drinking a much fancier 1er or Grand Cru red Burgundy. Gachot-Monot is my go-to when I want to impress my palate without splurging.
Catherine & Pierre Breton
France | Loire | Bourgueil A great option when you need to stop your “natty wine” friends in their un-sulfinated tracks. A seriously playful Cab Franc from the masters of vinous fun.
France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Saint-Chinian I recommend the wines of Isabelle and Mathieu Champart on any occasion I get because they are under-the-radar gems: full of character, texture, and aroma.
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.
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 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.
Italy | Piedmont | Barolo Inspired by the terroir and wine making style of Burgundy, Giulia Negri brought those practices to her vineyards in Piedmont and the result is an elegant and ready to drink Barolo from our youngest producer!