Juliane Eller

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WINE NAME: Weissburgunder Juwel PRODUCER: Juliane Eller APPELLATION: Rheinhessen GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder) FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel YEASTS: Natural AGED IN: Stainless steel AGED FOR: 6 months ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12% TOTAL PRODUCTION: 5.000 VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Stelvin

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Weissburgunder Juwel is the perfect wine by-the-glass, as it's refreshing yet provides mid-palate intensity and texture as well. Juliane Eller aims for a style echoing her other wines, rather than trying to duplicate Alsace, and we think that's a very clever choice.

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Pretty rare on the Swedish market to find Pinot Blanc unless coming from Alsace, but fact remains that Germany does produce some interesting versions too. It does require low yields in order to actually taste much, and Juliane Eller’s version is precisely what you’ve all been missing.

It’s fat texture on the mid-palate is the perfect counterpart to its juicy green apple flavors, and we like the spiciness on the finish too. We’re aware that selling German Weissburgunder won’t get us rich, but hell ya, it’s great fun nonetheless.

 

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Vosne Romanée PRODUCER: Pascal Clément APPELLATION: Vosne Romanée GRAPE VARIETIES: Pinot Noir VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12

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Peter Dipoli

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Quinta do Vale Meao

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WINE NAME: Vintage Port PRODUCER: Quinta do Vale Meao APPELLATION: Duoro GRAPE VARIETIES: 60% Touriga Franca, 20% Touriga National + blend BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 BOTTLE SEALING: Natural Cork

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Olianas

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WINE NAME: Olianas Vermentino PRODUCER: Olianas APPELLATION: Vermentino di Sardegna DOC GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Vermentino FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel YEASTS: Native MACERATION: None MALOLACTIC: Blocked AGED IN: Stainless steel AGED FOR: 8 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Clarified, light filtration ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5 ALTITUDE: 250 SOIL: Volcanic DENSITY: 5.000 YIELD: 1 kg/vine VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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Fabrizio Iuli

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WINE NAME: Umberta PRODUCER: Fabrizio Iuli APPELLATION: Vino Rosso GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Barbera FERMENTATION TANKS: Acacia wood YEASTS: Native MACERATION: 10 days MALOLACTIC: Done in tank AGED IN: Concrete AGED FOR: 10-11 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5 TOTAL PRODUCTION: 13.000 ALTITUDE: 380 SOIL: Limestone YEAR PLANTED: 1940-1999 DENSITY: Ca 5.000 vines per hectare YIELD: 1,5 kg/vine VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Superb Barbera offering juicy fruit and soft tannins. No hard edges whatsoever here, means that Fabrizios vision has succeeded. "It's wine; you drink it", says Fabrizio. Well, yes indeed, trust us; you will.

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This is one of our favourite everyday wines, ever! Umberta packs serious Barbera fruitiness with an unmistakably Fabrizio Iuli identity. We’re well aware of the fact that there’s a boatload of well crafted Barbera wines carrying similar price tags, but to us, none comes in terms of complexity and sense of place.

We, as most wine importers, measure any producer by its entry level wine, and Umberta is the reason why we are constantly looking for reasons to revisit this special place. Not only is it the birthplace of Barbara, it’s also the home of Fabrizio Iuli.

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Le Ragnaie

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WINE NAME: Troncone PRODUCER: Le Ragnaie APPELLATION: Toscana GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete YEASTS: Natural MACERATION: 20 days MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel AGED IN: Botti sized 30HL AGED FOR: 12 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Filtered ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5% TOTAL PRODUCTION: 13.000 ALTITUDE: 600-650 SOIL: Galestro VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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A refined and elegant Chianti from the Colli Senesi appellation, this is a great introduction to the mindset of Riccardo Campinoti.

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The artist formerly known as ‘Chianti Colli Senesi.’ Riccardo grew annoyed with the DOCG administration as for the second time in eight years the Colli Senesi was turned down DOCG status due to too pale of color. ‘Troncone’ translates to ‘stump’ and it is the nickname given to Riccardo’s grandfather and Ric wanted to honor his grandfather with a wine. It also made sense as there is a large tree stump in the middle of this block thus a bit of a double meaning.

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WINE NAME: Trassegum Rouge PRODUCER: Château d’Or et de Gueules APPELLATION: Costiéres de Nimes GRAPE VARIETIES: 50% Syrah, 25% Carignan, 25% Mourvèdre MALOLACTIC: Done AGED IN: French oak barrels AGED FOR: 12 months ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14% VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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The thing with this rustic beauty is the combination of meaty Syrah-fruit, tension provided by 80+ year old Mourvedre and the charm that only old vine Carignan from poor soils can bring. In our mind, this wine is destined to complement the most intense of autumn casseroles, preferably made from lamb, root veggies and tasty mushrooms. But then in the summer, burgers would be fine too… Also, as it’s Staffan Björck’s favorite wine for any intestine dish, we just had to add it to our portfolio!

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WINE NAME: Trassegum Blanc PRODUCER: Château d’Or et de Gueules APPELLATION: Costières de Nimes GRAPE VARIETIES: 80% Roussanne, 10% Grenache Blanc, 10% Rolle FERMENTATION TANKS: Oak barrels for Roussanne, stainless steel for Grenache Blanc and Rolle YEASTS: Natural MALOLACTIC: Done AGED IN: Roussanne is aged French Barriques (20% new) while Grenache Blanc and Rolle rests in stainless steel tanks AGED FOR: 12 months ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5% VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural

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Whenever we're getting tired of all those super-precise and elegant wines, we constantly find ourselves coming back to this one. Honest, rich and ripe fruit, highlighted by floral scents; this Roussanne-based white provides great company regardless if you're on your own or in the company of friends.

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Trassegum Blanc is a clever choice when you need a hearty white wine to complement rich everyday food, made from happy chickens or tasty fish. We also enjoy this individually styled wine to party with unhealthy doses of mountainous cheeses; don’t hesitate to ask our cheese nerd Staffan Björk for in-depth advise!

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Quinta do Vale Meao

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WINE NAME: Tinto PRODUCER: Quinta do Vale Meao APPELLATION: Duoro FERMENTATION TANKS: Lagares and Stainless steel YEASTS: Native MACERATION: 45 days MALOLACTIC: Done in tank AGED IN: French Barriques, ca 70% new AGED FOR: 18 CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14 TOTAL PRODUCTION: 30.000 ALTITUDE: 100 m.a.s.l. SOIL: Granite, gravel and schist YEAR PLANTED: 1970-1985 DENSITY: ca 5000 vines per hectare YIELD: 700 grams per vine VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 PACKAGING TYPE: Wooden case BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Clos Saron

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WINE NAME: The Pleasant Peasant Carignan PRODUCER: Clos Saron APPELLATION: California GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Carignan FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete YEASTS: Natural MACERATION: 20 days MALOLACTIC: Done in tank AGED IN: Concrete and neutral barrels AGED FOR: 10 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5 TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1860 ALTITUDE: 500 SOIL: Decomposed volcanic rock YEAR PLANTED: 1900 DENSITY: 1500 YIELD: 1,5 kg/vine VOLUME: 75 cl
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Apart from Priorat, there a few places where really old Carignan vines still flourish and produce wines of distinctive character. This is, in our humble opinion, USA's best version.

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Made from century old, gnarly Carignan vines and aged in combination of concrete tanks and neutral barrels, this is about as naked as you’ve ever experienced this understated grape variety. Historically used for bulk wines, thanks to Carignan’s generous yield, there are a few areas around the globe where old vine Carignan strives and has proven, on numerous occasions, that greatness can be achieved.

In our opinion, this foot-stomped version, carries that “wow-factor”, so important in today’s wine world. And even more importantly, it has Sierra Foothills written all over it!

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Bedrock Wine Co.

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WINE NAME: The Bedrock Heritage Wine PRODUCER: Bedrock Wine Company APPELLATION: Sonoma Valley GRAPE VARIETIES: 55% Zinfandel, 30% Carignane, 15% others FERMENTATION TANKS: French oak vats YEASTS: Natural MACERATION: 30 days MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel AGED IN: French Barriques AGED FOR: 18 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5% YEAR PLANTED: 1888-1895 VOLUME: 75 cl
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A unique field blend from this historical site, planted to 22 different grape varieties, and most of them are included in this floral, dense and concentrated wine, destined for the long haul.

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“Always the wine closest to my heart, the Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Wine comes my family’s old vineyard in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Planted between 1888 and 1895 and composed of over 22 interplanted varieties, the Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Wine is the wine that I started the winery to make. The piece of rock strewn red clay soils produced a wine of citrus-tinged red fruits and spice. I hope this wine speaks as much to the vineyard as to the varieties from which it is composed- which of course is the point.” Morgan Twain-Peterson

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Clos Saron

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WINE NAME: Stone Soup Syrah PRODUCER: Clos Saron APPELLATION: Sierra Foothills GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Syrah FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete YEASTS: Natural MACERATION: 30 days MALOLACTIC: Done in barrrel AGED IN: Neutral barrels (French oak) AGED FOR: 24 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5 TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2000 ALTITUDE: 600 SOIL: Poor and rocky, mainly granite DENSITY: 3000 YIELD: 600 grams/vine VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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A highly distinctive Syrah from a very poor site, located at a lofty 2000ft elevation above sea level. This is all about Syrah 's savory characteristics!

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“2009 announced the first vintage of our Stone Soup Syrah. At about 2000ft. altitude, this vineyard is located about one mile up the hill from our home, on our friends John and Ellen Trezevant’s property. This Syrah’s expression is strongly individual: lighter than most in body and alcohol, it has very deep color, vibrant acidity, and fresh aromas. This 2-acre site is a textbook Syrah vineyard: south-facing, steep, extremely rocky, granitic, well drained. The challenge here is getting the vines established in this extreme low-vigor, arid hot-spot, but the early results are highly promising. About 10% of the vineyard is planted Viognier, which has been co-fermented with the Syrah starting with the 2013 vintage.”

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Juliane Eller

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WINE NAME: Silvaner Juwel PRODUCER: Juliane Eller APPELLATION: Rheinhessen GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Silvaner FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel YEASTS: Natural MALOLACTIC: Blocked AGED IN: Stainless steel AGED FOR: 6 months ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12% TOTAL PRODUCTION: 5.000 VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Stelvin

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Silvaner is a great variety with an earthiness attached to its tart pear flavors. Juliane's version is crisp and refreshing and completely lacking the heaviness sometimes associated with (Grüner) Silvaner.

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Silvaner is probably best suited for greatness in Franken, but is actually widespread throughout Rheinhessen as well. When poorly made it becomes dull, earthy and anything but charming, but properly made it can produce amazingly rich and structured wines. It’s always way less elegant than Riesling, so better refer to it as a contrasting variety, suitable for the dinner table, and in the end, that’s where you usually find us anyway!

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Bedrock Wine Co.

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WINE NAME: Shebang White III Sauvignon Blanc PRODUCER: Bedrock Wine Company APPELLATION: California GRAPE VARIETIES: 80% Sauvignon Blanc + Muscadelle and Semillon FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel YEASTS: Natural MALOLACTIC: Done AGED IN: 15% new, French oak, with the remainder neutral och and stainless steel tanks AGED FOR: 8 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Clarified and filtered ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13% TOTAL PRODUCTION: Massive ALTITUDE: Various SOIL: Various YEAR PLANTED: Various DENSITY: Various YIELD: Various VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Stelvin

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Rich and to an extent decadent, considering it's mainly Sauvignon Blanc. But hey, it's from sunny California and it's made by Morgan Twain-Peterson - what did you expect?

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The Shebang label, represents fantastic wines at great prices. This is the third cuvee, and for the first time, it carries a varietal name. The wine is a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc, mostly from 30 year old dry farmed vines in Mendocino, ancient vine Muscadelle and a touch of ancient vine Semillon (both from Sonoma). Fermented with native yeasts, and aged in about 15% new French oak, this is fresh and clean with bright acidity and a wonderfully weighted mid palate. This is a great white for everyday drinking.

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Bedrock Wine Co.

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WINE NAME: Shebang Red VII PRODUCER: Bedrock Wine Company APPELLATION: California GRAPE VARIETIES: 46% Zinfandel, 40% Grenache, 5% Alicante, 5% Petite Sirah, 4% Sangiovese YEASTS: Natural MALOLACTIC: Done AGED IN: French oak barrels, mostly neutral AGED FOR: About 12 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Clarified and lightly filtered ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14% TOTAL PRODUCTION: 60.000+ ALTITUDE: Various SOIL: Various YEAR PLANTED: Mostly old vines DENSITY: Various VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Stelvin

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"This is becoming one of the hottest red wine values in California. This killer offering admirably demonstrates what field blends of Mediterranean varietals and old vines can achieve in California." Robert Parker

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“The cuvee VII is predominately Zinfandel and Grenache with a little Alicante Bouchet, Petit Sirah and Sangiovese, much of which comes from old vines. Rather than giving you a flowery worded description of the wine, which are always like 50% BS, why don’t you find out for yourself?! We think you will be very pleased.”

Do we feel that additional information is needed? Nope. Thanks to Morgan and Chris at Bedrock for this great summary!

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Savigny Les Beaune PRODUCER: Pascal Clément APPELLATION: Savigny Les Beaune GRAPE VARIETIES: Pino Noir VOLUME: 750 cl
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Nec-Otium

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WINE NAME: Sauvignon di Jacopo PRODUCER: Nec-Otium APPELLATION: Sauvignon delle Venezie GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13% VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 BOTTLE SEALING: Natural Cork

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“Jacopo Sauvignon”, with its freshness and innate drinkability, is the ideal choice to accompany with style our daily life through which the Necotium company tells the passion and dedication of those who, day after day, they work hard to create quality products and identity. The grapes of this Friuli Colli Orientali Sauvignon DOC ferment in stainless steel tanks, without the malolactic, and then refine their own yeasts before being bottled. A respectful wine of its own territory and of its origin: simply Friuli Venezia Giulia in the glass.

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Big Basin

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WINE NAME: Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir PRODUCER: Big Basin APPELLATION: Santa Cruz Mountains GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Noir FERMENTATION TANKS: Plastic Bins YEASTS: Indigenous MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel AGED IN: French Barriques, 15% new AGED FOR: 11 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,3% SOIL: Sandy, loamy soils and limestone VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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A lovely wine with pronounced minerality and bright acidity, this appellation blend is created to offer joy in its youth, but as with all Big Basin wines, we recommend you to cellar a few as well.

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The Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir is a appellation wine, using Lester Family Vineyard fruit and grapes from the recently planted Coastgrade Vineyard. The sandy, loamy soils of the Lester site always produce tiny clusters of Pinot Noir which bring amazing concentration and depth to a wine. Coastgrade, located just north of Santa Cruz, hardly three miles from the Pacific Ocean is planted directly across the road from a limestone quarry. The cool climate of this site, coupled with its geology achieved ripening in early October – which is almost unheard of in this ‘early’ vintage. 50% whole clusters were used during fermentation, resulting in a wine with high toned, perfumed aromatics with pronounced minerality and bright acidity.

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Sami-Odi

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WINE NAME: Sami-Odi ‘Little Wine' #6 Syrah PRODUCER: Sami-Odi APPELLATION: Barossa Valley GRAPE VARIETIES: Syrah TOTAL PRODUCTION: 6155 VOLUME: 750 cl
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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Rully "La Cree" PRODUCER: Pascal Clement APPELLATION: Rully VOLUME: 750 cl

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Le Marie

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WINE NAME: Rouge de Lissart PRODUCER: Le Marie APPELLATION: Pineroelese Rosso D.O.C GRAPE VARIETIES: Fieldblend of Freisa, Barbara, Chats, Bonarda, Neretta Cuneese mf. FERMENTATION TANKS: steel YEASTS: natural MACERATION: 7-10 days in steel tanks AGED IN: steel tanks AGED FOR: 10 months ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13% SOIL: red schist, rich in rare and precious minerals, derived from the collapse of primordial rocks. YEAR PLANTED: 60-90 year old vines. YIELD: 80 quintals/hectar VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 PACKAGING TYPE: Cardboard BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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Fabrizio Iuli

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WINE NAME: Rossore PRODUCER: Fabrizio Iuli APPELLATION: Vino Rosso GRAPE VARIETIES: Barbera 100% FERMENTATION TANKS: 3,000 Liter Stainless Steel YEASTS: Natural MACERATION: 21 Days MALOLACTIC: Done AGED IN: Big Casks AGED FOR: 28 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5% TOTAL PRODUCTION: 11000 ALTITUDE: 300-350 SOIL: Calcareous Clay YEAR PLANTED: 1995 DENSITY: 6,000 vines/hectare YIELD: 1.3 kg per plant VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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Named rossore after the ‘color it puts in your cheeks’.
The first wine Fabrizio made in 1998.
Fabrizio’s brilliant showcase wine to what Barbera can do while staying in a price point everyone can afford.

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Rossore, named after the color Barbera puts in your cheeks, was in reality the first wine Fabrizio ever produced. A completely different label, but was actually the predecessor to Barabba. Fabrizio calls himself a…

‘Barbaresita’, and this wine is a perfect display of this. He lets the grape do all the talking and dancing in this wine… with minimal hands in the cellar. The vines range from 20-40 years old, and in off vintages, the fruit from the Barabba vineyard are blended into this wine. Aged as long as it needs to in used barrel, Fabrizio lets the wine tell him when it’s ‘done’. Natural yeasts, and Fabrizio has also recently stopped topping the barrels as much, letting the wine go into slight reduction which he believes adds to the complexity in the finished wine. No recipe to aging time, each vintage is different and hence each ‘child’ will be given the time he needs. In Rossore we can find the power, importance, yet friendly nature of Barbera in a price point that appeals to everyone. While Umberta is a Barbera about the pure fruit, Rossore is a Barbera showcasing what the wine can do without becoming too important to also be an everyday wine.

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Le Ragnaie

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WINE NAME: Rosso di Montalcino PRODUCER: Le Ragnaie APPELLATION: Rosso di Montalcino GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete YEASTS: Natural MACERATION: 28 days MALOLACTIC: Done AGED IN: Botti sized 30HL AGED FOR: 24 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14% ALTITUDE: 450-600 SOIL: Galestro VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Le Ragnaie’s Rosso di Montalcino offers a great and affordable alternative to their hard-to-find Brunelli. The Rosso is sourced from estate vineyards in Castelnuovo dell’Abate and vinified with similar care as their prestige bottlings. Nowadays, the prolonged aging regime in barrel for Ragnaie’s Rosso, has positioned this wine as a true Baby Brunello. It’s just an awesome interpretation of Sangiovese from this territory!

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Nec-Otium

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WINE NAME: Rosso PRODUCER: Nec-Otium APPELLATION: Friuli Colli Orientali GRAPE VARIETIES: Merlot Cabernet Franc VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 BOTTLE SEALING: Natural Cork

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Heymann-Löwenstein

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WINE NAME: Riesling Winniger Uhlen Roth Lay PRODUCER: Heymann-Löwenstein APPELLATION: Mosel GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Riesling FERMENTATION TANKS: Old barrels YEASTS: Natural AGED IN: Old barrels AGED FOR: 10 months ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13 SOIL: Schist VOLUME: 75 cl
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Top-notch stuff from one of Germany's most legendary vineyards. Crazy selection, late harvest and prolonged aging in barrel, all contribute to the stunning complexity in this rare wine, capable of competing with the very best.

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When tasting this deep and stunningly complex Riesling from the Uhlen Roth Lay vineyard, we think of a German equivalent to Burgundy’s Corton-Charlemagne! This is broad and layered with an immense mineralic spine racing thru on the never-ending finish. Needless to say that our allocation will always be limited as production from this site is scarce, so we strongly recommend pre-booking here. A few magnums will be offered as well.

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Heymann-Löwenstein

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WINE NAME: Riesling Winniger Uhlen Laubach PRODUCER: Heymann-Löwenstein APPELLATION: Mosel GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Riesling YEASTS: Natural AGED IN: Old barrels AGED FOR: 10 months ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13 VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Heymann-Löwenstein

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WINE NAME: Riesling Winniger Röttgen PRODUCER: Heymann-Löwenstein APPELLATION: Mosel GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Riesling YEASTS: Natural AGED IN: Old barrels AGED FOR: 10 months ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13 SOIL: Schist VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Winniger Röttgen is one of Germany's best vineyard sites, and Heymann-Löweinstein's version is to die for. Fans of dry Riesling will doubtlessly find a new favorite here!

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This incredibly complex wines comes from one of the most famous vineyards in Germany, if not the world! Johann P. Bronner, wrote already in 1834, this wonderful summary; “The famous location rises out of the water to this incredible height in broken terraces which lay on mighty rocks. It is so steep that the hiker who is walking by, can’t understand how the single plots can be worked as they don’t seem to be connected with each other. It is the art alone which has overcome all the nature’s obstacles”. It’s like poetry, and it says it all.

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Heymann-Löwenstein

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WINE NAME: Riesling Schieferterrassen PRODUCER: Heymann-Löwenstein APPELLATION: Mosel GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Riesling FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel YEASTS: Natural AGED IN: Old barrels ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5 SOIL: Schist VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Stelvin

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This wines blends several vineyard sites, with one common denominator; Schistous soils.

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This cuvée blends the old terraces with its schistous soils, creating unique possibilities for high-end wine production. Widely regarded as Heymann-Löwenstein’s “entry-level” wine, and we’re perfectly fine with this descriptor. We’ve been around for quite some time, but we’ve never experienced such complexity carrying a price tag this small ever before. Let’s just agree on the fact that this is a great bottle of wine, which won’t break the bank!

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Heymann-Löwenstein

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WINE NAME: Riesling Kirchberg PRODUCER: Heymann-Löwenstein APPELLATION: Moael GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Riesling YEASTS: Natural AGED IN: Old barrels AGED FOR: 10 months ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13 SOIL: Schist VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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WINE NAME: Riesling Juwel PRODUCER: Juliane Eller APPELLATION: Rheinhessen GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Riesling FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel YEASTS: Natural MALOLACTIC: Blocked AGED IN: Stainless steel AGED FOR: 6 months ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12% TOTAL PRODUCTION: 5.000 VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Stelvin

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The Riesling Juwel is a Brix Wine jewel, and we totally love this light, fragrant and feminine version, created by the super talented Juliane Eller. Impossible to resist, this is our day-to-day quaffer.

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When we first met Juliane Eller, this wine completely floored us with its amazing purity and weightlessness. For sure, it has lovely fruit and a long, refreshing finish but its that airy feeling when drinking it, that convinced us that Juliane is the chosen one. Her entry-level Riesling belongs to one of the most serious and elegant versions, we’ve ever encountered in this price range. It’s not difficult to produce “cheap” wines from the Riesling variety, but it’s virtually impossible to create true complexity and longevity without upping the EUR 20 mark. That said, this wine proves that it can be done. Just beautiful!

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Juliane Eller

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WINE NAME: Riesling Frühmesse PRODUCER: Juliane Eller APPELLATION: Rheinhessen GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Riesling FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel tanks YEASTS: Natural MALOLACTIC: Blocked AGED IN: Stainless steel tanks AGED FOR: 8 months ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12% TOTAL PRODUCTION: 5000 VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Riesling Frühmessse is Juliane Eller's top wine. Old, low-yielding vines and extended aging on the lees are the foundations for this concentrated yet lively wine. Serious cellar potential for the patient.

The Wine’s Story

Already on the intriguing nose, you realize that this is serious material. The high-pitched aromas of stone fruits, oozing minerals and something reminiscent of a walk thru a tropical jungle (as seen on the Discovery Channel) add interest to this serious bottle of Riesling. Frühmesse is Juliane Eller’s best wine, and when tasting this generous, yet sleek, old vine bottling, you immediately realize that her Master knows wine better than Yoda.

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Olivier Riviere

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WINE NAME: Rayos Uva PRODUCER: Olivier Riviere APPELLATION: Rioja GRAPE VARIETIES: 50% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha, 20% Mazuelo FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel YEASTS: Natural MACERATION: 15 days MALOLACTIC: Done in tank AGED IN: Stainless steel AGED FOR: 8 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14 TOTAL PRODUCTION: 25.000 ALTITUDE: 250-400 DENSITY: 3.000 YIELD: 1,3 kg/vine VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Rayos Uva is a post modernist Rioja made by the largely talented Olivier Riviere. This clever blend is juicy and upfront with abundant red fruit flavors and great acidity.

The Wine’s Story

Rayos Uva is Olivier’s brilliant entry-level wine. It’s done in stainless steel tanks only, and is a very clever blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo, sourced from vineyards in Rioja’s sub zones Alta and Baja. The Tempranillo from cooler vineyards in Rioja Alta brings acidity and grip, while the warmer climate in Baja adds lush and sexy fruit flavors.

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Quinta do Vale Meao

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WINE NAME: Quinta do Vale Meao Magnum PRODUCER: Quinta do Vale Meao VOLUME: 1500 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 1 BOTTLE SEALING: Natural Cork

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne PRODUCER: Pascal Clément APPELLATION: Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru GRAPE VARIETIES: Cardonnay VOLUME: 750 cl

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Pinot Noir PRODUCER: Pascal Clément APPELLATION: Bourgogne Pinot Noir GRAPE VARIETIES: Pinot Noir VOLUME: 750 cl

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Nec-Otium

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WINE NAME: Pinot Grigio PRODUCER: Nec-Octium APPELLATION: Pinot Grigio delle Venezie GRAPE VARIETIES: Pinot Grigio FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13% VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 BOTTLE SEALING: Screwcap

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This is classic Pinot Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia made for us by Christian Patat at Necotium who also produces Ronco del Gnemiz and makes wine with the legendary Enzo Pontoni at Miani. Unoaked, expressing remarkable energy and freshness, the wine displays an attractive clarity, while still embodying the texture and tone expected of 100 percent Pinot Grigio. The nose hints at white peach and orange blossom, while the palate is vivacious on the attack, with floral notes, crisp acidity and peach fruit. Great stuff at a crazy low price point.

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Podere Forte

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WINE NAME: Petruccino PRODUCER: Podere Forte APPELLATION: Toscana Rosso IGT GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel YEASTS: Natural MALOLACTIC: Done AGED IN: French Barriques AGED FOR: 18 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5 SOIL: Galestro VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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We seriously doubt that you'll ever find a more complex and intriguing "second wine" from anywhere. This beauty takes Sangiovese to the next level, and it will present itself greatly early on, but also reward mid-term cellaring.

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Born as little brother of the great Petrucci, it come from the youngest vineyards. Wine of magnificent grapes, it surprises for its powerful structure, even after only two years from harvest. Thanks to the hard works done to improve the soil, Petruccino has become a true premier cru, inspired expression of the Podere excellent soils. We’re disregard all people stating that there is something “secondary” about this wine, as it has proven itself to be of excellent quality in multiple tastings.

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Podere Forte

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WINE NAME: Petrucci PRODUCER: Podere Forte APPELLATION: Toscana Rosso IGT GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel YEASTS: Natural MALOLACTIC: Done AGED IN: French Barriques, 100% new AGED FOR: 18 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5 SOIL: Galestro VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 PACKAGING TYPE: Wooden case BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Petrucci possesses the most silky tannins we're ever encountered in Sangiovese. This wine does have immense concentration of fruit as well, but what impresses us even more is the lofty acidity and sincere minerality, kicking in on the back palate. This is truly a remarkable wine!

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When we first tasted this wine, we were floored by its intensity, age-worthy structure and staying power, so beautifully counterbalanced by freshness and minerality. 100% Sangiovese, the Petrucci borrows the historic name of the Podere. An old vine close to a hundred year-old oak was revived as the symbolic mother of the grapes that produce this brilliant ruby red wine with an intense bouquet of cherry and raspberry and a mineral finish. The Petrucci is unforgettable, just like the lands from which it was born.

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Pernand Vergelesses "Les Combottes" PRODUCER: Pascal Clément APPELLATION: Pernand Vergelesses VOLUME: 750 cl

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Equipo Navazos

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WINE NAME: Palo Cortado Bota GF 51 PRODUCER: Equipo Navazos APPELLATION: DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry ALCOHOL CONTENT: 22% VOLUME: 375 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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La Bota de Palo Cortado 51 “Bota GF” is a stablemate to La Bota de Palo Cortado 41 “Bota NO” and La Bota de Palo Cortado 48 “Bota Punta”, as it has been sourced from another of the butts included in the solera GF-30 kept by Gaspar Florido in its old cellars at Rubiños St, in the very heart of the “Barrio” in Sanlúcar de Barrameda–and later moved to a dilapidated complex on the road to Trebujena which is still in use though no longer as a cellaring facility.

Until 2013-2014, these butts have rested at the sacristy of Bodegas Pedro Romero, back to the “Barrio” and in fact very close to their original location. The label legend “Bota GF” is of course our modest tribute to the original wine and its maker until 2007.

Together with the rest of the releases in this short series, La Bota de Palo Cortado 51 “Bota GF” gives an increasingly rare opportunity to encapsulate and enjoy a little sample of the history of the Sherry district. We are talking about releases 41, 47, 48, 49, and 51: their estimated average ages range from 50–in the case of the youngest–to 80 years. There is simply not that much venerably old wine left around anymore, not to mention as balanced and harmonious as these; not even in the combined cellars of Jerez, El Puerto and Sanlúcar, and we fear that the chances of having access to jewels such as these are unlikely to abound in the future–especially at these prices and in lots of multiple wines of the same breed for us to compare.

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Equipo Navazos

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WINE NAME: Ovni Palomino PRODUCER: Equipo Navazos APPELLATION: Jérez VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6

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Equipo Navazos

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WINE NAME: Ovni Palmino Ximenez PRODUCER: Equipo Navazos Ximenez APPELLATION: Jérez VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6

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Clos Saron

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WINE NAME: Out of the Blue Cinsault PRODUCER: Clos Saron APPELLATION: California GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Cinsault FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete YEASTS: Natural MACERATION: 20 days MALOLACTIC: Done in tank AGED IN: Tank and neutral barrels AGED FOR: 10 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5 TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2000 ALTITUDE: 500 SOIL: Decomposed volcanic rocks YEAR PLANTED: 1888 DENSITY: 1500 YIELD: 1,5 kg/ranka VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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130 years old (!), gnarly Cinsault vines create this individual wine, which we believe sets a new standard for the variety!

The Wine’s Story

After a devastating frost at Clos Saron in 2011, Gideon decided to source fruit elsewhere, in order to produce “something”. The result was highly successful as he started a collaboration with organic Lodi grower Markus Bokisch. There are actually three different Cinsaults in the Clos Saron range these, and we’ve chosen the foot-stomped, wildly aromatic Out of the Blue as our Brix Wine pick.

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Bedrock Wine Co.

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WINE NAME: Old Vine Zinfandel PRODUCER: Bedrock Wine Company APPELLATION: California GRAPE VARIETIES: 77% Zinfandel, 23% Carignane, Mourvedre, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Abouriou, Aubun and assorted mixed white varieties. FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete and French oak vats YEASTS: Natural MACERATION: 25 days MALOLACTIC: Done i barrel AGED IN: French oak barrels, mostly neutral AGED FOR: 14 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5% YEAR PLANTED: Vines averages 80 years old VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural

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Doubtless, the Bedrock Old Vine Zin takes this worn out labeling to the next level. Where nearly all others wines, sharing a similar name, this compelling wine show serious structure and pure class. It clearly demonstrate the importance of vine age, but even more so what true blending skills are all about.

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“The Old Vine Zinfandel comes from a smattering of sites, most of them in Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley and the Russian River Valley. As always, the Old Vine is really best described as a mixed-blacks, as other grapes – both red and white – comprise about 23% of the blend. It’s always a treat to see what Morgan Twain Peterson and his colleague Chris Cottrell are up to at Bedrock, where the focus is on showcasing California’s heritage sites and their extraordinary pedigree, something Bedrock and a handful of like-minded wineries have taken with notable enthusiasm.” Antonio Galloni

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Big Basin

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WINE NAME: Old Corral Syrah PRODUCER: Big Basin APPELLATION: Santa Cruz Mountains GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Syrah FERMENTATION TANKS: Plastic bins YEASTS: Indigenous MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel AGED IN: French oak AGED FOR: 22 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,4 TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1.308 ALTITUDE: 420 YEAR PLANTED: 2006/2007 VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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The Old Corral vineyard was high density planted in 2006/2007. Low yields and whole clusters create a hugely structured yet elegant wine, positively flirting with the finest from Northern Rhone.

The Wine’s Story

“Old Corral is the eternal reminder that maintaining transparency to site is our end-game. Ultimately, transparency is about revealing all of the nuance and detail a given site has to offer, and if that site is extraordinary, an extraordinary wine is the result. Each vine in Old Corral is planted only three feet apart. The dramatic, steeply terraced rows these vines are planted to are similar to extreme vineyards in the world’s top Syrah regions in the Northern Rhone Valley. These hand farmed vineyards force you to invest a lot for little (grapes) in return. But what you do at harvest proves that it is worth what it takes.” Bradley Brown, Winemaker

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Fabrizio Iuli

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WINE NAME: Nino PRODUCER: Fabrizio Iuli APPELLATION: Vino Rosso GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Noir FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless Steel YEASTS: Natural MACERATION: 14 Days MALOLACTIC: Done AGED IN: Used French Barrels AGED FOR: 16 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5 TOTAL PRODUCTION: 4000 ALTITUDE: 350-400 SOIL: Calcareous Clay YEAR PLANTED: 1999 DENSITY: 6,000 vines/hectare YIELD: 1.5 kg per plant VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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A completely unique expression of Pinot Nero from the white soil of Monferrato.
Tiny production made from 2 hectares total.
The affectionate young sister of the bunch…
Dijon clones 777, 114, 115.

The Wine’s Story

Nino means baby in dialect… and this vineyard, and project of making Pinot Noir in Monferrato is absolutely Fabrizio’s baby. Fabrizio planted a hectare of Pinot Nero (he says in Italy it is Pinot Nero, that Pinot Noir is only in…

France). His father and the residents of our 100 person town all shook their heads in dismay as Fabrizio ripped up old Barbera vines to put this ‘foreign and strange’ grape in their little village. Fabrizio chose Dijon clones for their aromatics… the part of Burgundies that obviously always intrigued him the most, and took some lessons and pointers from his long time friend and colleague Flavio Basilicata of Le Due Terre who had been producing Pinot Nero in Friuli since the late 80’s. With each vintage we see and feel the difference of another year of age on the vines, manifested in our glasses more than with any other of our varieties. It has been exciting to see what each new vintage brings with this finicky but obviously happy to be here vineyard. This wine has become somewhat of an icon for Pinot lovers in Italy, and Fabrizio began to have more demand than he had wine for, and so in 2011 Fabrizio rented another hectare of Pinot Noir already farmed organically just 20 minutes from our own vineyards. Spiced fruit, delicate balance, it’s a Pinot Nero without pretense that is ready to be enjoyed immediately upon bottling (unlike many of the great Burgundies).

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Montepeloso

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WINE NAME: Nardo PRODUCER: Montepeloso VOLUME: 750 cl

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Manni Nössing

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WINE NAME: Muller Thurgau PRODUCER: Manni Nössing APPELLATION: Südtirol Eisacktalet GRAPE VARIETIES: Muller Thurgau VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 BOTTLE SEALING: Screw Crok

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