- Lovisolo Vino Spumonte Brut Rose NV Product #24653 (In Stock)
It's back - our favorite sparkling pink Nebbiolo from Italy. At first, a bizarre idea, but turns out deliciously here. The wine’s a pretty pale salmon pink color with brilliant highlights and zesty bubbles. The aromas suggest Nebbiolo – cherries, strawberries, red flowers, perhaps some tar. Then in them mouth there’s lots of bright berry fruit framed by notes of basil and mint. The ripe fruit builds towards the middle before everything finishes clean, crisp, and dry with lingering cherry/berry fruit and mouthwatering acidity. A really good sparkling rosé that’s fun to look at and a delight to drink.
- Dom Larue Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Murgers des Dents de Chien 2009 Product #24551 (In Stock)
The “teeth of the dog” vineyard lies in the southern part of St. Aubin, on the border with Puligny-Montrachet and not far from Montrachet. The five separate vineyard parcels (about 4 acres total) were planted at different times, with the oldest vines dating from 1947 and 1964. Vinified in oak (20% new) with 10 months on the lees.
I under-estimated this wine a few years ago – it’s very impressive now and will only get better. Aromas of rich orchard fruit, iodine, and fresh chervil lead to rich golden fruit, butter, caramel, and salty mineral flavors. Generous but still very precise, this finishes long and lovely with lingering pineapple, hazelnut, and spice flavors lingering on and on. A definite “buy” for now and the next 10+ years.