From a tiny village nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees to Burgundy’s golden slope and the prestigious vineyards of Piedmont, we have just received dozens of exciting wines from many distinct regions in France and Italy. Starting with a domaine we rarely get to talk about—because their production is so small—Maison Arretxea is situated in Irouléguy, just miles from the Spanish border. There you’ll find street signs in Basque, herds of grazing sheep for production of Ossau Iraty cheese, quaint villages characterized by traditional white and red houses, and, upon approaching Irouléguy, steep slopes planted with unfamiliar but memorable grape varieties. The Riouspeyrous family proudly works these hillsides organically and biodynamically, and our once a year shipment of their flagship red and white have finally arrived. Lapierre’s Morgon, meanwhile, is a perennial staff favorite, as is Robert-Denogent’s outstanding, full-throttle Mâcon-Villages. And for grand cru fireworks, Ostertag’s Riesling Muenchberg is a must-experience wine.
André & Michel Quenard France | Savoie and Bugey | Savoie Chignin
With notes of mixed black and red fruit and a spine of minerality, Quenard’s Gamay is crunchier, more aromatic, and more succulent than most bottles you’d find in Beaujolais.
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...
Early June, 2009. Gail, Dixon, and I were driving from Tuscany back to France along the Ligurian coast. Earlier, Dixon had attended Vinitaly and been impressed by the wines of a domaine called Punta Crena, so we pulled off the autostrada, the one with all the tunnels, and drove down to Varigotti...
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.
From a tiny village nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees to Burgundy’s golden slope and the prestigious vineyards of Piedmont, we have just received dozens of exciting wines from many distinct regions in France and Italy.
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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