Gold Wine Dispenser
Las Jaras “Superbloom” 2021
From the winemaker-
“Superbloom is named after the wildflowers that erupt in the [California] desert after a wetter-than-normal rainy season. They’re a sign that winter is over and warmer, happier days are ahead.”
This rosé is a blend of classic red and white Rhône varietals sourced from a single vineyard with no additions throughout the fermentation process, including the 11-14 days of cold carbonic maceration. Natural malolactic fermentation occurs resulting in plenty of texture to accompany notes of rhubarb, spice, and minerality.
Gavalas “Posta” 2020
Gavalas Winery is located at the traditional settlement of Megalochori, Santorini. They feel that their purpose is to express the full spectrum of complexity that Greek terroir has to offer. They focus on noble classics like Assyrtiko while also reviving some indigenous rare varietals such as Katsano, Voudomato and Mavrotragano. While the majority of their wine grapes are grown in Santorini, this particular cuvee is made of 60% Assyrtiko from Megalochori and 40% Monemvasia from Paros Island. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel before maturing on their lees for a period of 3 months.
This wine carries some classic notes of Assyrtiko including bright citrus fruit and very lively acidity while also inheriting a round body and some floral characteristics from the Monemvasia. This wine is incredibly refreshing with an impressive versatility with food.
Bariou & Bodet "Cheninpan" 2019
Jennifer Bariou & Thibaut Bodet are relatively recent arrivals in the central Loire Valley, where they’ve put down roots to practice organic & biodynamic winemaking in the historic chateau town of Azay-le-Rideau. Azay-le-Rideau may not be a wine appellation that is on the tip of everyone's tongue, but Jennifer and Thibaut have compelling reasons for settling in this little hamlet. Unlike some of the neighboring appellations which are focused on Cabernet Franc or Chenin Blanc, here you’ll find more flexibility to vinify not only those varietals but others as well, such as Grolleau and Gamay. The vineyards also contain diverse soils of flint, clay, and quartz, making it ideal for a variety of grapes.
“Cheninpan” is 100% Chenin Blanc that’s spontaneously-fermented with its indigenous yeasts in neutral oak. It also undergoes malolactic fermentation which lends the wine a substantial texture. One of our favorite wines as of late, this Chenin is well-rounded between weight, minerality, acidity, and complexity, all while managing to maintain an easy-going drinkability.
Gut Oggau "Theodora"
Gut Oggau is a project in the small town of Oggau in Burgenland, Austria, started by Eduard and Stephanie Tscheppe in 2007. Before starting the winery, Eduard made conventional wine with his father in Styria, and Stephanie’s family owned and operated the Michelin starred restaurant Taubenkobel. They painstakingly restored the 17th century winery that had been abandoned for 20 years, including its 200-year-old screw press. The vines’ 20-year period of neglect was fortunate, as this allowed for all pesticide and chemical treatments to be washed away. This let them begin working immediately on vines biodynamically, where they are now fully Demeter certified.
Varieties: Gruner Veltliner and Welschriesling
Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. Fermentation takes place in used 500, 1000 and 1500-liter barrels. The wine stays in these barrels for an elevage of about 9 months, with no batonnage. The wine is bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with zero addition of sulfur.
Frédéric Magnien Bourgogne Blanc 2019
Frédéric Magnien is a fifth generation winemaker, highly expressive of his reverence for Burgundian terroir. Managing the estate, which has been certified biodynamic since 2015, he strives to create quality wines that are reflective of the land. Since 1996, the Magnien family has been aligning their viticultural process with “the rhythm of the moon cycles.” Their broad selection of wines spans Burgundy’s most prestigious growing regions, maintaining their respect for all this area has to offer.
This Chardonnay is blended from separate plots in Chambolle-Musigny, Fixin, Marsannay, and Meursault which are then pressed and fermented whole-cluster. Finished in French oak, the wine reflects classic notes of apple, citrus, and hazelnut supported by a strong limestone minerality.
Matteo Correggia “La Val de Preti” Arneis 2015
The Roero district is located in the lower-altitude, rounded, sandy hills found northwest of the Langhe in Piedmont. Here, Arneis is a staple varietal: incredibly fresh tropical fruit and soft floral notes carried by a medium body and crisp acidity make this wine a certain thirst-quencher and a favorite around the world.
Over the last ~30 years, the late Matteo Correggia has become a familiar name throughout Italy and regarded as one of Langhe’s elite winemakers. Although the estate is run by his wife Ornella, nothing about the heart of this winery has changed. In the words of influential Italian magazine Gambero Rosso:
“The Correggia winery continues to set the pace for other wineries in the area, providing topics for discussion and food for thought. This is the way of things ever since the much-mourned Matteo showed just how much potential there was in an apparently marginal area. Today, Ornella and her exceptional staff is a champion of sustainable viticulture. Correggia’s natural approach means working the land in the full awareness of the surrounding environment. It’s another field in which Correggia is leading the way, sensibly and without ostentation.” – Gambero Rosso