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Lambert de Seyssel - Petit Royal Grand Vin Mousseux Brut NV
70% Molette 30% Altesse, practicing biodynamic farming, VDF classification, Grand Vin Mousseaux, Methode Classique.
As close to true Champagne as one can get without shelling out twice the price. Toasty, sophisticated, alpine flowers, oyster shell minerals, refreshing & dry finish from the Seyssel appellation within the Savoie region. This small appellation is mentioned in recorded history as far back as the 11th century. Even Queen Victoria was known for enjoying this sparkling wine while vacationing nearby.
clay & limestone soils. vines range 10-25 years of age. two years on the lees. very low dosage. Sourced from a SINGLE vintage, but released/labelled as Non vintage.
Pair with: oysters, sushi, fried chicken, caviar, hard/aged cheese.
-imported by legendary Kermit Lynch
Maxime Magnon - "Rozeta" Corbieres Rouge 2017
certified organic red blend from a single vineyard in the Languedoc.
40% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 30% Cinsault (field blend that is co-picked and co-fermented). there is also a dash of old-vine white varietals sprinkled in the vineyard, adding to the magic. whole cluster, no sulfur added during vinification. some biodynamic practices utilized. sheep used in vineyards to control weeds and provide manure.
50-60 year old vines planted in limestone and schist with fissured rock
11 hectare plot
matured in old/neutral Burgundy barrels obtained from Chassagne Montrachet.
Tasting Notes: Deep purple, matured whole cluster, touch of leather, morello cherries, soft cacoa, juicy tart, medium body, good grip on the finish, then finishes with a crunchy backbone reminiscent of dark schist and roasted spices.
"The Rozeta features the exuberant, inviting perfume and velvety wild fruit we expect from a wine that underwent 100% whole-cluster fermentation, then finishes with a crunchy backbone reminiscent of dark schist and roasted spices. Beware—the Languedoc just got dangerously gulpable.—Anthony Lynch"
Domaine Vinci - Cotes Catalanes Rouge "Rafalot" Carignan 2014
Phenomenal Basque French red that oozes complexity due to a great combination of old vines (100 years!) and a bit more maturity from time in bottle. Sophisticated, medium+ in body & structure, spicy black cherry, dusty earth, dried Provencal herbs, lingering finish.
100% Carignan from a 1 hectare (2.47 acres = tiny) plot with clay/limestone soil
Practicing organic farming
• The enclosed exposition of the Rafalot parcel allows for the grapes to preserve their freshness and mature slowly
• Hand harvested
• Whole clusters are crushed gently by foot
• Natural fermentation in cement tank for 4 to 5 weeks
• Punchdowns and pumpovers during fermentation
• Wine aged in demi-muids and 12 year old barrels for 18 months, and then 6 months in stainless steel
• Wine is not racked
• Regular topping off of old barrels and stirring of the lees
• Unfined and unfiltered
• No SO2 during vinification
• “Rafalot” is the name of the valley where the vines are planted