For those of you unfamiliar with the wines from Piedmont in northwest Italy, Nebbiolo is the grape that produces the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco—a hauntingly complex variety that can give wines of power and finesse with unrivaled aging potential. While Barolo and Barbaresco are aged for years in wood before release, many growers also bottle a fresher, lighter, more approachable expression of the variety under the Langhe Nebbiolo denomination. Marco Tintero’s Langhe Nebbiolo ages for a year in a mix of oak barrels and botti. The result is an elegant rosso and one of the best values in our portfolio. Massimo Benevelli, meanwhile, ages his in stainless steel, the result of which is an extremely pure rosso, with smooth tannins, freshness, and a touch of refinement that hints of its serious terroir. Guido Porro sources the Nebbiolo for his bottling from parcels adjacent to two legendary Barolo crus in the commune of Serralunga d’Alba: Lazzarito and the fabled Vigna Rionda. You’ll find enough structure to take this rosso seriously, but not enough to keep you from gulping it down unabashedly. Finally, from cool, high-elevation vineyards in the Barolo commune of La Morra, thirty-year-old Giulia Negri brings us everything we want in a great Nebbiolo. Perfumed and precise, with just enough tannin, this Langhe is simply beautiful, bursting with freshness, lively fruit, and downright deliciousness.
Year in and year out, these cuvées prove not only that Bourgueil is home to some of the best terroirs for Cabernet Franc anywhere, but also that the Boucard family produces some of the greatest values in all of France.
Well, one bottle led to another, and before you can learn how to pronounce “Loire” like a true Frenchman, Paul had created four recipes to accompany and show off the wines from the four Loire wine regions.
I think it is timely to make the announcement—It’s officially “Rosé Season!”—but with one caveat: Let this not be the only time of year you drink rosé. Welcome it wholeheartedly into your regular rotation
Franck Follin-Arbelet—joined today by his son Simon—is one of our most exciting and talented growers in Burgundy. He simply does everything right, and I mean everything. A true artist, he is the type of grower you can seek for years without finding: exactly what we look for here at KLWM...
Through their various bottlings, these three domaines contribute to a collection of Chablis marked by place, each reflecting a unique site and the commitment of a talented vigneron. They communicate the Chablisien goût de terroir—that unequaled aroma and flavor that can only come from Chardonnay grown in this chilly pocket of northern Burgundy.
The only thing we like better than great wine is great wine that doesn’t cost much and we’re happy to report that a bottle of great wine can still be found for $20 or less. We’ve put together a collection of our favorites all in one place for your browsing pleasure: bargain whites, rosés, reds, and a couple of sparklers.
Consider this collection your golden ticket of sorts, your invitation to a dinner party with a group of underground artisans, champions of outsider winemaking culture, and a snapshot of a south of France that may be less iconic, but no less authentic.
Her wonderfully complex terroir of schist, granite, and galets roulés (alluvial riverbed stones) produces some of the most ethereal rosés you’ll ever taste. And the olive oil—well, it isn’t easy for us to get as excited about olive oil as about wine, but when you taste these, you’ll understand why they have become Corsica’s pride and joy.
If you ever need two superheroes to help tackle the evil villain of thirst, then Catherine and Pierre Breton are prime candidates. Thanks to these new arrivals from la famille Breton, barbecues, picnics, apéritifs, brunches, pregames, post-games, baby showers, regular showers, bubble baths, tailgates, and happy hours are all taken care of. Yet again, the heroes of soif have saved us from going thirsty.
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