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Jean-Marc Brocard Bourgogne Blanc Kiimmeridgien 2013 Product #29669 (In Stock)
Jean-Marc Brocard Bourgogne Blanc Kiimmeridgien 2013 Jean-Marc Brocard Bourgogne Blanc Kiimmeridgien 2013

Juilien Brocard sources the Chardonnay for this crackling value white from the Kimmeridgien soils of Auxerrois, just west of Chablis.  Named for the Dorset, England, town where it was first cataloged, Kimmeridgien soil consists of layers of dense chalk and softer clay encrusted with tiny fossilized sea shells (you’ll find a stylized drawing of an Ammonite shell right on the label). Offering excellent drainage and plenty of mineral nutrients for the vines, Kimmeridgien soils give the best wines of Champagne, Sancerre, and Chablis lovely ripeness with unique accents of flinty, salty, minerality.

Despite losing one-third of his crop in the challenging 2013 growing season, Brocard has crafted a perfectly ripe and utterly delicious Bourgogne Blanc with no oak to refresh you during summer’s heat and delight with seafood all year long.  Clean, fresh, aromas of citrus peel, green apple, flint and seashell really pull you in for a sip.  You’ll find a vibrant, but nicely rich, mouthful of yellow apple, peach, lemon and lime zest fruit enlivened by juicy acids and salty stone minerality.  The texture is smooth, with no hard edges, and the lovely fruit and wet stone flavors linger on very nicely.  The weight of Macon, a touch of Central Coast Chardonnay fruit, and a stony Chablis finish combine perfectly in this seductive summer white value.

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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 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

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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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