Summer White Wines
Celler Credo de Recaredo Miranius Penedes Blanco 2020
Celler Credo de Recaredo Miranius Penedes Blanco 2020Regular price Regular Price: $19.99 Sale price
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“Miranius”, which translates loosely into Catalan as “peers into nests”, a tribute to the foxes which sometimes roam their biodiverse vineyards looking for a snack, is 100% Xarel·lo. Fermentation proceeds spontaneously in stainless steel, and the wine rests on its fine lees in steel for six months before being bottled. “Miranius” displays the brisk, agile side of Xarel·lo, a variety whose relatively neutral fruit character allows for a powerful articulation of calcareous minerality. Xarel·lo’s naturally high acidity brings balance in this warm Mediterranean climate, and indeed this wine is bright, saline, and immensely refreshing, as well as a tremendous value. 11.5% abv
Sylvain Bailly Terroirs Sancerre Blanc 2022
Sylvain Bailly Terroirs Sancerre Blanc 2022Regular price Regular Price: $25.99 Sale price
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Gota Prunus Dao Branco 2021
Gota Prunus Dao Branco 2021Regular price Regular Price: $14.99 Sale price
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Well-rounded and harmonious with concentrated fruit flavors of peaches yellow plums, apricots and floral notes while mineral on the palate with long mouth-watering finish. 50% Encruzado, 15% Malvasia Fina, 15% Bical, 15% Cerceal Branco, 5% others (co-ferment). After harvest, some grapes undergo 24 hours of skin contact, with the remainder pressed whole-cluster into cement and steel tanks. Following spontaneous fermentation, the wine ages on its lees for six months.
Natalia Jessa is the mastermind behind Gota which has a simple yet bold objective: craft aromatically-driven, authentic fine wines of Portugal, while remaining value-conscious. Her many prior travels throughout Portuguese wine country on behalf of one of Europe’s major food markets enabled Natalia to develop invaluable relationships and gain access to some of the most exciting and as-of-yet undiscovered wineries and vineyards. She collaborates with them, as negociant, to select grapes that capture the optimal expression of a vintage. Vineyards are dry-farmed. Vines are ungrafted. To preserve fruit aromatics, winemaking utilizes ambient yeast and minimizes oak use. Adhering to tradition, wines are varietal blends and grapes are only native (no international varietals). Gota means "drop", referring to the humble origins of this project.
Vina Zorzal Navarra Garnacha Blanca 2020
Vina Zorzal Navarra Garnacha Blanca 2020Regular price Regular Price: $14.99 Sale price
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92 points Wine Advocate
The varietal 2020 Garnacha Blanca was produced with a variety that was almost extinct in the region, a grape they need to pick early to achieve the profile they are looking for, moderate alcohol (12.5% this year) and fluid. It was fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeast and matured in a combination of Flextank (plastic egg), 500-liter oak barrels, 2,000-liter Stockinger oak vat and stainless steel. The grapes come from a 13-year-old vineyard in the village of Fitero on thick gravel and limestone soils. It has an expressive nose, more aromatic than the variety normally is, with a hint of creaminess, but there's a chalky sensation on the palate. There's purity and crystalline quality, very precise and fine. It's pungent, and the oak is neatly integrated into the wine. The whites are getting better and better. Another incredible bargain.
Meinklang Epic Sparkling White 2022
Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur Les Grandes Terres Bourgogne Aligote 2018
Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur Les Grandes Terres Bourgogne Aligote 2018Regular price Regular Price: $22.99 Sale price
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François Bitouzet produces a beautifully textured Aligoté from a parcel that was planted above Meursault in 1975, and the age of the vines provides low yields of around 50 hl/ha, crucial for this workhorse grape. The wine is fermented and settled in tank then rests in used 228-liter barrels on the fine lees from his production of Meursault Premier Cru, adding complexity and density. This kind of quality from the Aligoté grape is rare and we encourage clients to jump all over it! Production is under 150 cases.
Muga Flor de Muga Blanco 2020
Muga Flor de Muga Blanco 2020Regular price Regular Price: $48.99 Sale price
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After brief maceration in the press, the free-run must is selected, the first must which comes out of the press by gravity. This is then fermented at a low temperature in small oak vats. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is left on its fine lees for 3 months in an Oeuf de Beaune (concrete wine egg) to preserve the aromas and give body on the palate. Aging for 6 months in new French oak casks (Nevers and the Normandy town of Les Loges) with a light toast. After that it will undergo a process of refinement and rounding in the bottle for a further 18 months.
Quinta de Santa Teresa Vinho Verde Singular Branco 2019
Quinta de Santa Teresa Vinho Verde Singular Branco 2019Regular price Regular Price: $14.99 Sale price
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This wine shows aromas of white flowers, lychees and citrine fruits. On the palate it presents good body and depth, revealing a silky profile in harmony with a citric side and well integrated acidity. Smooth and captivating finish. High ageing potential. 45% Old Vines (60-100 years old), 24% Alvarinho, 11% Malvasia Fina, 10% Avesso, 10% Arinto
Grapes arrive to the winery in 24kgs boxes. They are hand-selected and destemmed, before going thru skin contact process and a gentle pneumatic press.
90% of the must ferments in stainless steel vats at low temperature, the other 10% fermenting in oak barrels. After fermentation the wine stays on its fine lees, with batonnage, for a long period. Stabilization and tender filtration take place.No animal derivate is used in the process, making it a vegan-friendly wine.
Guerila Pinela Vipavska Dolina Slovenia 2020
Guerila Pinela Vipavska Dolina Slovenia 2020Regular price Regular Price: $21.99 Sale price
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10 hours on the skins followed by spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Aged in stainless. Filtered. A bright yellow color with a brilliant focus and structure. Mineral driven, stony, savory, and a delicate salinity aspect that is intriguing. A compelling wine that any white wine drinker will enjoy.
Produttori del Gavi IL Forte Gavi 2022
Produttori del Gavi IL Forte Gavi 2022Regular price Regular Price: $14.99 Sale price
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Bright, balanced, aromatic, fruity wine. Floral aromas, with delicate scents of lemon, green apple, honey; notes of almonds in the finish.