My colleagues have been incessantly reminding me that it's Cupids month. So i put these 3 wines together as an ode to what i might drink in the more intimate moments of my wildly exciting life. A date with a siginifcant other, or even perhaps, just a solo date...nothing sad about that now is there? As François Truffaut once said, "in love, women are professionals, men are amateurs". He may have been right...
Lucas Rieffel, Cremant d'Alsace 2018
Lively and fresh with citrus driven acidity and a palate balanced with restrained fruit and driving minerality. No, it's not champagne, but it doesn't need to be, it's its own thing, and it's good at it.
Alexandre Giquel, Vouvray 2020
From a 90-year old vineyard planted on silex, and honestly what more can you want for chenin: there's density of fruit, concentration, lean minerality, complexity. The detail and care practiced in the farming comes through in spades - we feel really blessed to have this bottle grace our shelves.
Broc Cellars, Love Red 2018
Love is in the air! Ripe fruit and a little dusty green character that feels super quintessentially Californian - just the thing we'd want with grilled veggies or some char siu.