Broc Love Red Blend 2020Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Broc Love Red Blend 2020Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Montesecondo Chianti Classico 2018Regular price $29.00 Save $-29.00
Cirelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2020Regular price $22.00 Save $-22.00
Domaine du Possible "Le Fruit Du Hasard" 2019Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Fruit du Hasard translates to "Fruit of Chance", an expression meant to celebrate the good things that come to us by complete chance.
Semi-carbonic macerationof 15 days. Pigeage of the Syrah but not the Carignan. Aged in cement vats for six months. 7mg per liter of sulfur added at bottling.
De Fermo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Concreto 2019Regular price $22.00 Save $-22.00
100% Montepulciano. The Concrete white and red are newer bottlings for this young winery. The Rosso fruit is harvested earlier for freshness from among De Fermo's 11 hectares of certified-biodynamic Montepulciano vine (the riper fruit from later harvest goes into the traditional rosato Le Cince Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo Superiore and the long-aged Prologo DOC Montepulciano d'Abruzzo). The grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, crushed and macerated for only 4-5 days, with the goal of a younger-drinking version of this very tannic grape in mind.
Fermentation is spontaneous with indigenous yeasts and no temperature control. The wine is aged in concrete tanks--hence the very literal name of the wine--for up to a year and bottled without fining or filtering; sulfur is used judiciously during racking but never at bottling. Since the wine is classified simply as Vino Rosso, the only geographical indicator on the bottle is "L.A." for the locale of Loreto Apruntino.
Forlorn Hope "Queen of the Sierra" Estate Red RHV 2017Regular price $24.00 Save $-24.00
Domaine du Possible "Tout bu or not tout bu" 2019Regular price $28.00 Save $-28.00
Varietal: 70% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre
Full carbonic maceration of 15 days in concrete vats. Aging five to six months in concrete. 7mg per liter of sulfur added at bottling.
Nestled in the tiny village of Lansac, Domaine du Possible is the brainchild of Loïc Roure. In 2003, Loïc scrapped his initial plan of opening a restaurant/winebar/retailer, deciding instead to start his own estate. Starting out with some vines in Latour de France, he soon expanded with land closer to Lansac. He also recently purchased four hectares in Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes, a half an hour drive from the Agly Valley. The estate now consists of 10.5 hectares spread over many parcels and communes, all falling under the Côtes du Roussillon AOC.
The wines are vinified to be fresh, bright and easy-to-drink. Extraction and alcohol remain low, and instead the focus is on fruit, minerality and acidity. Most of the wines are initially
Foot-trodden, then whole clusters are added, resulting in a spontaneous, semi-carbonic maceration. Sulfur additions, if any, are decided each vintage, wine by wine. In cases where sulfur is added, Loïc never uses more than 10mg for the reds and 20mg for the white, and only at bottling.
Matt Taylor 'Cuvee Kaela' West Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017Regular price $50.00 Save $-50.00
Nusserhof Ty… Teroldego 2015Regular price $56.00 Save $-56.00
A wine made from a mere 10 rows of vines. Teroldego is a close relative of Lagrein and native to the Südtirol as well. The 10 rows of vines average 30 years old and yield very small amounts of wine (for example, only 700 bottles in 2012). The vines are organically farmed and harvested by hand. Fermentation is with native yeasts and up to 30% whole clusters; maceration is several weeks. Unlike Nusserhof's other reds, the Teroldego is aged in used Burgundy barriques instead of botti, but for a similar length as the others: at least 2.5 years in wood followed by years in bottle. The name "Ty..." is short for Tyroldego. Nusserhof opts for Vino Rosso classification for the wine and thus cannot name the variety or vintage outright on the label; the vintage is indicated as a lot number in fine print.
Matthieu Barret Cotes du Rhone "Petit Ours" 2020Regular price $22.00 Save $-22.00
100% Syrah, de-stemmed, fermented and aged in concrete
Biodynamic farming practices, indigenous yeast
2g/HL of sulfur at bottlig only
4,000 cases produced
Matthieu Barret Crozes Hermitage "Et la banniere..." 2020Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
“Et La Bannière” comes from David Reynaud’s vineyard, a biodynamic producer from Crozes-Hermitage. Barret sources from the younger vines to get a more vibrant expression of fruit. The grapes are hand harvested and fermented carbonically to create a fresher style than you would normally find in Crozes.
2g/HL of sulfur is added at bottling
Production is tiny at only 800 cases.
Matthieu Barret Cornas "Brise Cailloux" 2019Regular price $65.00 Save $-65.00
“Brise Cailloux” comes from 50 micro parcels averaging 40 years of age. This is the largest cuvee of Cornas Barret makes (7 ha over 11 ha of Cornas in total). There is no mechanical processing, everything is done by hand and with horsepower.
Organic and Biodynamically farmed 100% Syrah
Hand harvested and indigienous fermentation
Fermented in concrete eggs, then aged in 50% old oak casks and 50% concrete eggs and aged for another 12 months in concrete eggs.
2g/HL of sulfur added at bottling.
Meinklang, Österreich Burgenland Red 2020Regular price $21.00 Save $-21.00
Varieties : Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, Sankt Laurent.
Vinification : Semi-carbonic spontaneous fermentation in Stainless-steel. Aged for 6 months in stainless-steel.
The Michlits family runs the Meinklang farm which is a wide and varied Demeter-certified agricultural operation cultivating a number of different crops as well as raising 300 Angus cattle. The estate represents what used to be common practice everywhere in the Pannonian countryside: a mixed farming operation, managed by extended family. The wine estate is well integrated into the farm and lead by Angela and Werner Michlits.
Lo-Fi Wines Santa Barbara Valley Cabernet Franc Clos Mullet 2018Regular price $28.00 Save $-28.00
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Lo-Fi’s ethos is to embrace the unpredictable and uncontrollable factors in vintage and vinification, much like an audiophiles derive pleasure from the clicks, pops, and hiss of their favorite vinyl records. The duo behind Lo-Fi, Mike Roth and Craig Winchester, has built vineyard connections and winemaking chops that put them in a position to deftly guide the fermentation process of these vibrant wines without manipulations or additions. Lo-Fi is marked by easy drinking, low alcohol, neutral barrel—if any—oak, native yeasts, little or no sulfur or other interventions that hide the fruit or the vintage that spawned it. Nothing added and nothing taken away.
Clos Mullet is a single vineyard and the only vineyard that Mike Rothe actually owns. This site tends to make a little more structured/ serious cab franc than any other he works with. Hand harvested and organiclly grown; 100% de-stemmed. Pumped over once daily. No sulfur used at harvest. Fermented on the native yeasts. The wine was fermented for two weeks then pressed to tank, settled, then racked to barrel the following day. Total of 20 ppm so2 added without filtration.
Richaud Bulbille Cotes Du Rhone 2019Regular price $19.00 Save $-19.00
Richaud Terre de Galets Cotes du Rhone 2020Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Varietal: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan
Gaspard Saint Pourcain Pinot Noir 2019Regular price $22.00 Save $-22.00
Nestarec, "Forks and Knives" Pinot Noir - 2019Regular price $32.00 Save $-32.00
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Milan Nestarec’s vineyards comprise 8 hectares across two wine growing municipalities. No herbicides are used and the vines are worked organically. Milan believes that gentle methods of growing grapevines and grape processing give the best result. All wines in the cellar are fermented spontaneously and are usually vinified in oak and acacia barrels.
Angelo Negro Unfiltered Vino Rosso Brachetto 2020Regular price $19.00 Save $-19.00
Cherry red color with purple hue. Cloudy due to presence of residual yeast. Bright, fresh aromatics coupled with delicate hints of violet and rose. A pleasantly tart wine with notes of candied red fruit on the palate. Chill, shake, serve!
A historically significant winery whose origins date back to 1670. In this year, two of the estate’s most important vineyards—Perdaudin and Prachiosso—were first planted. With some of the most desired vineyard sites in Roero, Negro is one of the indisputable legends of the region. Giovanni Negro, the estate’s present owner, produced the first dry Roero Arneis on record in 1971. Following tradition, the winery in Monteu Roero now boasts a stunning lineup of Arneis as well as an impressive range of Roero Nebbiolo. Today, Negro observes organic practices while managing a staggering 64 hectares.
Emmanuel Giboulot Terres Burgondes Rouge 2018Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
Hervé Souhaut Romaneaux-Destezet Syrah 2019Regular price $43.00 Save $-43.00
Varietal: 100% Syrah—30 year-old vines
Violets, bacon fat and black cherry all interplay on the nose. Deep black cherry and juicy plum flavors meshed with candied violets and cool strawberry flavors on the palate. The moderate tannins highlight the fruity components on the finish.
Grapes are hand-harvested and undergo a very long maceration at a low temperature—without destemming. The wine is fermented in wooden tanks and aged on fine lees in second-hand oak casks for eight months. The wine is bottled without filtration. The wine has a total SO2 of only 25mg/L.
Hervé Souhaut created Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet in 1993. Hervé works 5-hectares of old and ancient vines—between 50 to 100 years old. He is very fortunate to own two vineyards in the Rhône Valley just opposite the storied hills of Hermitage in Saint Joseph. This region is widely recognized as being one of the finest areas for wine production on the planet; thanks in part to its elevation, ancient vineyard sites, and southeastern and southern exposures. The domaine is located further into the hills of the Northern Ardeche in the tiny town of Arlebosc, about a 30-minute drive, winding through the hills from St Joseph. The winery is underneath the 16th century “les romaneaux” fortified farm and sits in the middle of the vines that make up the Souteronne, Syrah, and white cuvées.
Fatalone Gioia del Colle Primitivo Riserva 2017Regular price $31.00 Save $-31.00