A few wines to keep on hand for now, for later, for whenever!
A solid little mix of things new and old that make a happy companion to your table regardless of the occasion.
Les Hautes Terres
, Autres Terres: Unoaked chardonnay
, in the south of France. Nice fruit ripeness and a balanced acidity make it a perfect wine for somebody wanting a bit of comforting weight and fruit-forward profile.
Adego do Demo Bitoku: Out of a rural village in the region of Ribeiro
comes Bitoku. A ripe a yellow fruited white that speaks to every bit of me that longs to travel that area of north west Spain. A long saline finish with persistant cooked fruit acidity to follow. Wine of this quality at this price doesn't come along that often.
Madlieri: Densely packed herbs and dried flower aromas carry onto a concentrated, broad palate. A chalky finish wants for food alongside, and plants its feet firmly in the tradition of Georgian orange
Gamay: Life is a brutal cycle of compromises and disappointment. What makes it all manageable is to know that there's wines like this little number out there. It's from sandstone/limestone soils in Drôme, the only vines for miles around. It's bottled without any additional sulfur, cause these dudes are g like that. It's freaking juicy and lightly structured and generally just not garbage. So shut up and drink it, it won't cure your crippling depression but it'll make you feel better, ok? Um... I guess I was going through some things when I wrote this. Anyways, she's not wrong. It holds up.
Domaine Cassini Bordeaux: A student of Daganeau, Arnauld brought the techniques to Bordeaux
where he farms just a few hectares of vines outside of St. Emilion. Dark fruit, ripe and supple, a little herbal edge and gentle woody tannins.
Harvest: Just factually delicious. Meant to be a gorgeous little insight into the vintage and the soggy harvest, one that James spun from lemons to lemonade with a few incredible cuvées. A little structure, set against generosity and gentleness of fruit.