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Dom De l'Eveche Bourgogne Blanc 2011 Product #29283 (In Stock)
Dom De l'Eveche Bourgogne Blanc 2011 Dom De l'Eveche Bourgogne Blanc 2011

This is white Burgundy in its most pure and unassuming form - and at a very unassuming price, too!  The Joussier family has only owned Domaine de l'Eveche for 30 years, but they've already established themselves as one of the most talented, quality-oriented, estates in the Cote Chalonnaise.  Their Bourgogne Blanc is 100% Chardonnay from  limestone rich vineyards and vines 15-30 years old.  The ripe, carefully selected, fruit ferments and ages entirely in tank to preserve the fresh fruit flavors and avoid masking these fine sites' classic minerality.

You'll find aromas and flavors of fresh peaches, nectarine, green pear and apple at the wine's core with accents of citrus and fruit blossom.  With air, pretty notes  of warm spice and hazelnut peak out and snappy acids help drive mineral, pear, nut, and citrus flavors through the long finish.  The balance here is perfect and the structure pristine, so you can drink this on the warmer side to really let the flavors shine with no loss of refreshment or vigor.  Delicious, but limited.

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Dom Michel Sarrazin Cremant De Bourgogne NV Product #29289 (In Stock)
Dom Michel Sarrazin Cremant De Bourgogne NV Dom Michel Sarrazin Cremant De Bourgogne NV

The Sarrazin brothers craft their Cremant from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay harvested early (to preserve fizz-friendly acidity) from 30 year-old vines just outside the village of Givry.  They blend the tank-fermented base wines and then perform secondary fermentation and aging on the lees in bottle (just like in Champagne).  Once the wine has picked up the distinctive notes of toast, bread dough, and grilled nut only Methode Champignois can deliver, the bottles are riddled, disgorged, and topped up with a very modest 6 grams/liter dosage – enough to round out the acids but still leave the wine crisp and dry on the finish.

The folks at locally-based International Wine Review said of the previous release, “it is richly flavored and a very attractive alternative to non-vintage Champagne.”  The aromas are luxurious: rich scents of toasted nut, brioche and bread dough over golden apple fruit.  The texture is creamy and luxurious, too, with generous flavors of peach, pear, apple, toasted hazelnut and tangy butter.  A red cherry streak peaks out on the back and continues on through the buttered nut and white fruit flavors of the long, fresh, finish.   Better than most $40 Champagnes and fine value at the $25 regular price.

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Dom Cordier Vire Clesse Vielles Vignes 2012 Product #29347 (In Stock)
Dom Cordier Vire Clesse Vielles Vignes 2012 Dom Cordier Vire Clesse Vielles Vignes 2012

The Vire Clesse appellation was created in 1999 in recognition that this limestone-rich stretch of vineyards was of higher quality than most Macon sites, if not quite up to the level of Pouilly Fuisse.  By law, all Vire Clesse wines must be bone dry, giving the best examples (like this one) an almost Chablis-like cut and vibrancy.

This beauty opens with a wonderful saline nose of crushed rock, crisp apple, stone fruit and fresh mint.  The palate is sophisticated, luscious, and quite complex, with layered flavors of apple, apricot, and pineapple fruit framed by more mineral and a touch of lees.  Finishes pure, clean, and long with salty caramel, fresh fruit, and white flower notes and a mouthwatering burst of fresh pineapple with a touch of chalk left behind.  Utterly delicious and compelling now and for the next 2-3 years.

“The 2012 Viré Clessé Vieilles Vignes has a well-defined, precise bouquet with fragrant white peach and persimmon notes that remain focused and taut. The palate is well-defined and crisp with brisk acidity and very fine tension to the slightly austere finish that deserves a few months in bottle. This is well-crafted and might well repay just a few months in bottle if you choose to do so. Drink 2014-2019.”Wine Advocate 89 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $29.99/ea
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Langlois Pere Et Fils Cassis Nv Product #28099 (In Stock)
Langlois Pere Et Fils Cassis Nv Langlois Pere Et Fils Cassis Nv

The first thing you'll notice about this delicious creme de cassis is its almost neon color, a gorgeous, glass-staining magenta.  Made from super-ripe cassis berries grown on the Langlois estate, this is sweet, rich and lucious, to be sure, but also has an intriguing undercurrent of something leafy and herbal that keeps it from becoming cloying.  If you've never had a real creme de cassis, try adding a few drops to sparkling wine for a Kir Royale you won't forget!

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Langlois Pere Et Fils Mure Nv Product #28100 (In Stock)
Langlois Pere Et Fils Mure Nv Langlois Pere Et Fils Mure Nv

Wild blackberries harvested from around the city of Nevers in Burgundy make this unctuous liqueur, traditionally drunk with Bourgogne Rouge for a sort of brunette sister to the Kir called a Berrichon.  After the berries are harvested, they are frozen to break down their cell walls, making for more concentrated flavors.  Combining the sweetness of ripe fruit with more earthy, musky aromas than the more common creme de cassis from the same region, this is unusual and delicious.

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