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Albariño has been growing in popularity, and Laurent Miquel couldn’t be happier. After falling in love with the grape during a trip to Spain, he became the first to grow it in France.
Elaborated according to the precepts of organic agriculture by the talented François Plouzeau, this flagship wine of the estate is based on low yields and reveals a strong personality. Sauvignon vinified for two-thirds in vats and the rest in barrels, this white displays a singular expression of linden and lemon combined with herbal and mineral notes.
Dominio de Tares owners, now considered among the best Albariño producers in Spain, waited 20 years to ensure their vines had reached maturity before bottling their own wine from the variety.
“Gotín” is a word used in Bierzo to describe a glass of wine shared between friends. “Risc”was the name of a well-known vigneron and Mencía lover from the region. All in all, a very tasty tribute.
“From a little-known appellation southeast of Bordeaux, this is a gorgeous wine by Elian Da Ros, a producer who learned his trade at Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, in Alsace, before taking over his family’s vineyards.”
- Véronique Rivest
This small, 24-hectare winery has been run since 1964 by a family that left its native Algeria for the hills of Languedoc. Eric, its thirdgeneration vigneron, is now cultivating the farm organically.
Cambon is a partnership between the Lapierre family (Domaine Marcel Lapierre) and Jean-Claude Chanudet,all pioneers of natural wine in Beaujolais. The same philosophy is at work here, as shown by this remarkable cuvée.
At Birichino, Bonny Doon and Domaine Ostertag alumni Alex Krause and John Locke have been using century-old vines to make this, reputedly one of the top Grenache in the West.
When he discovered the wines of dearly departed Marcel Lapierre, Descombes wasinspired to create wines of great purity and elegance. He has since become one of the best vignerons in Beaujolais.
Previously a stud farm for horses, this family estate is now producing top wines: Winner of the 1999 Coupe des Crus Bourgeois, it is now prized, but still reasonably priced.
Matarromera, the secondlargest producer in Old Castile, heads a group of six wineries around the Duero River. It has made eco-friendly innovation one of its core values.
A new joint venture from two of the region’s stars, Raúl Pérez and Pablo Frías of Tilenus. Together, they showcase the best of Mencía, the main grape variety from this Castile appellation.
Nicknamed the golden boy of the Hautes-Côtes, Hervé Murat has been producing reasonably priced, high-quality Pinots since 2005. This wine is made from a small plot he took over from his grandfather.
According to legend, if you stop by the Château’s well, you could hear the sound of pilgrims who once stopped there to refresh themselves. A cuvée made from a rigorous selection of the best sites.
Created in 2005, the Terrasses du Larzac appellation, in the foothills of the Cévennes Mountains, holds some of the highest-altitude vines in the Languedoc.Give this wine some air to enjoy fully.