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.
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.
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.
Domaine Roland Lavantureux
France | Burgundy | Chablis David describes it as “direct and pure, full of energy”—a perfectly steely Chablis for oysters-on-the-half-shell, certain to remain tightly coiled for many years to come.
France | Alsace | Alsace Grand Cru Kuentz-Bas vinifies a glorious dry Muscat from grand cru Pfersigberg, an ample and fleshy white scented of ripe citrus, tropical flowers, and exotic fruits.
André & Michel Quenard
France | Savoie and Bugey | Vin de Savoie This medium-bodied white evokes peaches, honey, and pine resin. Perfect for winter nights and dishes like hearty, Savoie-inspired fish chowder.
France | Alsace | Alsace Grand Cru Pfersig means “peach,” and the wine’s subtle whispers of white peach are adorable, and then the bouquet keeps growing more expansive, more intense, grander.
André & Michel Quenard
France | Savoie and Bugey | Roussette de Savoie The wine is bone-dry but offers a wonderful nose of bergamot and honeysuckle, along with a zippy freshness supported by all the Alpine minerality you would expect from fruit grown in stony soils in the Alps.
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.
France | Burgundy | Saint-Aubin The 2018 Cortons flaunts expressive, nutty aromas, followed by a well-balanced combination of Saint-Aubin zing and a richness reminiscent of neighboring appellations.
France | Burgundy | Saint-Aubin From the most prized terroir of Saint-Aubin, this is a real thoroughbred that you should classify along with the great premiers crus of Chassagne, Puligny, and Meursault.
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.
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.
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.
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.