Pullus, Halozan 2019
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A hazy white from an organic winery helmed by a female vigneron. Gruner Veltliner is the primary white grape of Austria, and in the cool climate of Carnuntum it retains a lovely green note, like ripe kiwi and honeydew, with touches of yeastiness and salt. Incredibly invigorating. Native yeast, no filtering or fining. "Christina Netzl began her path towards natural winemaking as a young girl of 5 years old, working on her family’s farm and vineyard with her parents and grandparents. Her parents later focused the family business solely on grape growing and winemaking, building the winery up to the 28 hectares they operate today in the Carnuntum winemaking region, located just east of Vienna and north of the Neusidler see. Christina studied oenology and wine management in London, getting to know wine styles from all over the world. In 2007, she returned to the winery to work with her parents, and after having two children became passionate about organic viticulture. They began the process of converting everything to organics in 2013 starting with soil treatments and elimination of herbicides, followed by eliminating pesticides and 100% organic vineyard management and then finally organic production in the winery. In 2018 they began the official process of certifying organically. Over the last 10 years working at the winery, Christina has fallen in love with ancient winemaking practices and thus has now launched this natural line of wines we are proud to represent." - Jenny & Francois
Vinificate Amorro Cádiz Bianco
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Populis Macerated Chardonnay
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Julie Benau Picpoul de Pinet Blanc 2019
12.5% (Slovenia - 100% Pinela)
Peter Jakob Kuhn, Jacobus Trocken 2018
"Entirely sourced from their own grapes, Kühn's 2018 Riesling Trocken Jacobus displays a beautiful white-golden color and perfectly ripe and refined fruit with discreet but lovely coolish and flinty notes. The palate is crystalline, salty and piquant and reflects the quartzite soils of the Rheingau perfectly. Great elegance and beautifully ripe and refined Riesling fruit lead to a stimulating and perfectly balanced finish. Tasted in May 2019.” - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Situated in the historic Rheingau on the right banks of the river Rhine, the Kühn Estate has been a cornerstone of German wine-making for roughly 230 years and has been passed down through 11 generations. Having grown into a 20 hectare estate, Peter Bernhard along with his wife Viktoria, his parents Peter Jakob and Angela, as well as his sister Sandra continue to both preserve the established traditions of their ancestors and to pursue modern viticultural techniques. In 2004 they made the decision to achieve a certification as organic and biodynamic winery. The belief and expectation of quality wine manifests itself in their memberships in the VDP (Prädikat Wine Estates), Demeter, and “La Renaissance des Appellations”. The result is a collection of exquisite and well-defined rieslings. - Importer
Poggio Anima 2019
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This is 100% Sangiovese sourced from a single vineyard near Siena, in the Chianti Colli Senesi zone, though not labelled as such. Winemaker, Riccardo Campinoti is a firm believer that the wine is made in the vineyard and when he found this one with mature vines (26-46 years of age) he knew he had something special. This is the third vintage from this site and the results are quite apparent. The grapes were hand harvested and fermented whole berry including 20 days of skin contact to extract color but not too much tannin. Fermentation, both alcoholic and malolactic occurred in stainless steel tank and the wine rested in tank with a small percentage seeing neutral wood for an additional eight months prior to bottling. Dark ruby. Aromas of iris, rosemary & lavender, bright red cherries and mint explode from the glass. The youthful, easygoing palate offers juicy cherry, white pepper and clove hints alongside pliant tannins. This is a spot-on value that will drink well over the next couple of years.
Silk Road AlaZani Valley 2018
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AlaZani Valley Red is a semi-sweet or off-dry wine created of several types of grapes, cultivated in the wine growing regions in the east and west of the country. Varieties selected to make the unique flavor of such great wine are Saperavi, Mudzhuretuli, Odzhalehsi, and Alexandrouli.
AlaZani Valley is noticeable for its complexity and deep fruity bouquet. There are some notes of flowers, which add a bit of piquancy to the aroma. It is one of the most popular wines made in Georgia. It is full-bodied with a velvety texture. AlaZani Valley has light cherry color and refined balance of fruit and spice.
Try AlaZani Valley as a perfect pairing with roasted sirloin, meatballs, stuffed grape leaves, jambalaya, etc.
Mig Mig 2012
Lavinyeta is a small vineyard and olive grove placed in the heard of Emporda. in Mollet de Peralada. It is a young familiar company fruit of the effort and dreams come true. The origin of this project traces back to 2002 when two old Carignan and Grenache vines - aged between 50 and 75 - were purchased. So far, more and more vines have been planted up to the present 24 ha. The project was consolidated in 22006 with the construction of the cellas and the making of the first wines.
Mild Mediterranean, with dry and hot summers, and mild winters. The picturesque hills near Marezige and Truške are located 5 km from the Adriatic sea, more specifically the Gulf of Trieste. Rodica family vineyards are planted at 250-350 meters asl, terraced, facing South. They enjoy significant day-night temperature swings, constant breezes, which keeps the vineyards wellventilated and naturally healthy for organic farming. The soil is rich with minerals, consisting predominantly of limestone. The vines are forced to “fight” to get water, which results in better quality grapes. Certified Organic. Every second row of the vineyard is empty and planted with grass. Only natural fertilizer produced from natural manure is allowed. The vineyards are worked without any irrigation. After de-stemming the grapes are macerated with the pulp and skins for up to 8 days as spontaneous fermentation begins. The wine is then transferred into stainless steel tanks where it finishes the fermentation process. This wine was matured for 8 months in used French and Slovenian oak barrels, and then kept on its lees in stainless steel tanks and bottled unfiltered. The nose offers herbaceous aromas of hay and forest floor, red berries and spices. The body is medium, and the palate is fresh, elegantly balanced and mineral. The characteristic bright acidity of Refosco is harmoniously integrated with spicy fruit and velvety tannins. We recommend decanting and allowing the wine to breathe for 30 minutes before consuming.
Herdade do Rocim “Amphora Tinto" 2019
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Aged in amphorae, the wine was made naturally with wild yeast. The result is a fine textured, fruity wine with a strongly juicy character as well as light tannins. - Roger Voss
Oenogenesis Mataroa Red
Estate Oenogenesis was created by Bakis Tsalkos, one of the first to recognize the value of Drama's wine production and invest on it, resulting in the fine wines on the market today. History has it that Mataroa was the ship in which 150 scientists and artists fled to Paris, during the civil war of Greece in 1945. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, organically cultivated, with minimum intervention and small quantity of sulfites, unfiltered. Dark scarlet color, intense aromas of black and red fruits in the nose, along with vanilla and licorice. Rich, with round and soft tannins on the palate, extremely tasty and fruity.
Controvento Rosso 2018 is a red natural wine from Abruzzo, Central Italy, made from 100% Montepulciano grapes farmed sustainably. Spontaneous fermentation, unfined, unfiltered, no added sulfites. “My name is Enzo, I am the owner and winemaker of Controvento. Controvento is a small winery from Abruzzo. The company was founded by my father in 1978. I took control of the company 11 years ago and have been the sole propietor and winemaker ever since. The vineyard spans a total of 5 hectares and is situated inside the protected area of “Fosso delle Farfalle” in the town of Rocca San Giovanni, just off the Adriatic Sea in Abruzzo. The vineyard has 1 newer section totalling another hectare with vines planted 5 years ago. The vines of my farm are between 21 and 23 years old. Grape varietals are mostly Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo and Trebbiano, but Fiano, Passerina, Malvasia and Cabernet all exsist in smaller quanitties. Controvento is certified organic, and 100% Natural. We use absolutely no chemicals on our vines and in our cellar no addition or manipulation of any kind is done during the vinification process. The wines never have any So2, are never clarified, never fined and are allowed to spontaneouly ferment.”
Poggio Anima Rose 2019
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Familie Bauer Barig 2020
Meinklang Weißer Mulatschak 2019
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Slightly gluey nose with some attractive elderflower aromas and a bit of spritz, but then wild plums, whitecurrants and fresh herbs. Full of fruit and character, really lively acidity, and then drops away to a slightly vegetal nose. Fine tannins and quite a salty finish. Easy-going and enjoyably funky – yet also rock solid, I went back for a glass on day two and it had held perfectly. Short skin contact on all varieties (5-6 days), unfiltered and with very low sulphites.