may it be winederful
We're channeling the SUN ️that we've seen this past week with two bottles of rosé this month... c'mon 70 degree weather! Disagree? Well, our air conditioned indoor seating will help you :)
Alongside those lipsmacking blushes, we treat you to an easygoing Gamay, lively Nero d'Avola in a gluggable and shareable 1L bottle (!), foxy pinot noir, and cool kid french blend. Cheers!
Château des Annibals La Cuvée des Annibals
55% Cinsault, 25% Grenache, 20% Syrah
Fun and summery rose with an excellent balance of fruit and minerals. Juicy peach and strawberry notes with soft floral aromas. Crisp, refreshing and just lovely!
Château des Annibals, founded in 1772 is located in the heart of the Provence Verte region with vineyards near the La Loube mountains. Their estate falls under the Coteaux Varois en Provence AOP, and as they are the oldest winery in Provence, they are considered the benchmark for the Appellation Coteaux Varois. Ruins from thousands of years ago can be seen on the property.
Owner and winemaker, Nathalie De Wulf Coquelle has dedicated herself to sustainability. The Château is a certified organic winery and is powered by 100% renewable solar and wind energy. The commitment to sustainability extends to their choice to source all dry goods from recycled materials.
Spends 6 months in stainless steel in which oxygen levels in the tanks are controlled in order to use as few sulfites as possible during production.
Gönc Cuvée Anna
50% Žametna črnina, 30% Pinot Noir, 20% Blaufränkisch
Zesty and full of life! Lots of peaches, tropical fruits, and citrus. Mouth watering acidity, fresh herbs, citrus peel aromas and good minerality.
Gönc winery is now led by 4th generation winemaker, Peter Gönc. The winery was built in 1936 in the small town of Dobrovnik in Slovenia, by Peter’s great grandfather. After World War II, Peter’s grandfather moved to the city, Ptuj, where he started working in the Ptujska Klet, or Ptuj wine cellar, as a cellar cleaner and worked his way up to head winemaker and CEO of the oldest winery in Slovenia, now known as Pullus. Peter’s father worked at the same winery, but on the side he also planted 24 acres of vineyards to keep up the family tradition (now 28 acres total). When Peter came of age they built a new cellar in Ptuj and started Gönc again. The family’s name, Gönc, is a name for a barrel that is produced in Hungary.
This vibrant rosé is named after Peter’s grandmother. The grape varietal most represented in the wine, Žametna črnina, is the oldest living vine in the world (at 375-400 years old) and it’s traditionally planted in Slovenia. Make sure to keep an eye out for other Gönc wines, they are typically decorated with flashy labels and references to music!
Farming is organic, minimal intervention and all the wines receive little to no added sulfites at bottling.
Due Terre Nivuru
100% Nero d’Avola
Juicy, bright, and floral. Notes of cranberry, dark plum and hints of spice. Does great with a slight chill and so so fun to share with friends!
Located in Sicily, Due Terre is a relatively new winery from owner/co-winemaker Catherine Stratton and oenologist/winemaker, Vito Loaura who set out to produce small lots of organic wines in Sicily using indigenous grapes.They also focus on producing expressive wine at approachable prices.
Certified organic and small production.
Chateau Pierre-Bise Anjou Gamay
Ripe blackberries, dark cherries. Earthy with hints of forest floor. Complex yet smooth and easy drinking!
Pierre Papin bought Château Pierre-Bise, at the age of 50, in 1959. In 1974, his son Claude took on the original nine hectares in Pays de la Loire and gradually expanded the estate. In 1992, he also took over the Clos de Coulaine vineyard, adding the Savennières appellation to the estate.
The estate practices “do-nothing” farming, a concept from Japanese researcher Masanobu Fukuoka. They believe in conservation agriculture, leaving nature in charge of how the landscape changes.
Organic and minimal intervention. Maceration and controlled aeration to help stimulate fermentation. Maturation partially in small and old oak barrels and 10-hectolitre jars. Aging can include one or two rackings, and lasts for 1-2 years.
Cypres de toi
60% Syrah, 30% Grenache Noir, 10% Carignan
Seriously quaffable, this zero-zero blend is medium-bodied and super clean, light and chewy with gentle tannins. Crunchy black fruit, a sprinkling of peppercorn and a long, fresh finish.
Fond Cyprès is located just outside Escales, a medieval town in the northernmost part of the Corbières AOC. Winemakers and Owners Laetitia Ourliac & Randolphe Gianesinit are a couple intent on producing wines that express their sultry slice of the Languedoc - specifically, Escales. Their domaine begins at the end of a road lined with Cypress tress, and extends in either direction along 15 hectares of lush vegetation - a secret garden of olives, tomatoes, eggplants, wild herbs, and kittens! The vineyards are grown on calcareous soil and blue marl. The "vent Cers", or winds from the northwest, bring cold and dry weather as a counterpoint to the warm, humid air from the Mediterranean Sea to the east.
Organic farming, destemmed and fermented for three weeks in concrete with indigenous yeasts, aged in flex tank, unfined/unfiltered, and no added SO2.
Sanctum Liscia Pinot Noir
% Pinot Noir
The wine shows a bright cranberry nose alongside cranberry, white pepper notes, and touches of oak. When allowed to breathe, complex vegetal notes and a touch of smoke emerge. Rounded and medium-bodied on the palate, the mouthfeel offers intense dark fruit and flowers initially, but elegance and inviting drinkability are revealed when this earthy, medium body wine is paired with food.
In the mid-12th century French Carthusian monks settled in this northeast region of Slovenia and planted it with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. The Podkubovšek family, starting with Vlado and his son, Marko, has always cherished and been proud of this local heritage, hence the fact that all of their wines are made in a traditional style, where the vines and the microclimate speak for themselves. The continental micro-climate on the steep hills and valleys of Lipoglav, located by the beautiful town of Loče in northeast Slovenia. All vineyards are located on steep 45° slopes with southern-exposure, ranging from 100 meters to 480 meters above sea level. Nights are refreshingly chilly, as the winds whip around the sharp hills and valleys. The soil made up of marl, clay and sand. All of the grapes are strictly hand-picked on steep marl-rich slopes, and vinified with minimal intervention in the winemaking process.
No irrigation. No herbicide. Environmentally friendly and sustainable viticulture, with respect for the land.