Bordeaux White

La Renouée 2020 Vin de France Les Vieux Semillons

(Arrives 7/29) Winemaker Guillaume Dussans has planted 17 ancient grape varieties formerly grown in Bordeaux on his small domain on a hillside in Cadillac.  He is also making this "Les Vieux Semillons" from vines planted in 1945 - harvested in 3 different times on purpose (not perfectly ripe (to keep acidity), ripe and overripe) and fermentation occurred with and without the skins, then aged in barrels, all this to bring as much complexity as possible. "Our whites are macerated in whole berries to obtain more fat and complexity, it's skin-contact. We work with old tools, without thermoregulation, with a manual wooden press, bronze, brass or copper valves in order to give the tannins a patina during ageing. In short, it's old fashioned!" It is incredibly fascinating in the glass. Golden yellow in color. On the nose, it is fresh and grassy, with cured lemon, sea salt, green tea and an aromatic earthiness - like wet sculpting clay. The plate has great fruit, with lemon and savory apricot. There is a touch of smoke and salt, with a finish of yellow cherry. Zingy in structure, with high acid and great minerality. Highly recommended!  David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Peybonhomme 2019 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Le Blanc Bonhomme

(Wine arrives Jan 25, please allow 3 to 5 days before pick-up or shipping) This is the tenth vintage of the Hubert family's "Blanc Bonhomme"which seems to get better every year. The vines are now 15 years old, 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon,  certified organic and Biodynamic. The grapes are hand-harvested in the early morning, pressed gently, fermented with native yeasts and the wine is aged partly in new oak, mostly in cement vats. Only about 650 cases are made. The 2019 shows elegant pear, lemon, herbal and dried flower aromas, with pear, citrus and chalky mineral flavors on the palate. This shows the ripeness of the 2019 vintage, but with good freshness, and it really shows the terroir with crisp acidity, lovely white fruit, a hint of pineapple and oak and stony flavors in the finish. Really a lovely, balanced and food-friendly wine - serve with anything from oysters to grilled fish to roast chicken.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Peybonhomme 2020 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Le Blanc Bonhomme

(Arrives Oct 5) This is the eleventh vintage of the Hubert family's "Blanc Bonhomme"which seems to get better every year. The vines are now 16 years old, certified organic and Biodynamic. The grapes are hand-harvested in the early morning, pressed gently, fermented with native yeasts and the wine is aged partly in new oak, mostly in cement vats. Only about 650 cases are made. In 2020, Le Blanc is 45% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Semillon, and 10% Columbard, and shows elegant pear, lemon, herbal and dried flower aromas, with pear, citrus and chalky mineral flavors on the palate. This shows good ripeness again in the 2020 vintage, but with better freshness and lower alcohol than the '18 and '19, and it really shows the terroir with crisp acidity, lovely white fruit, a hint of pineapple and oak and stony flavors in the finish. Really a lovely, balanced and food-friendly wine - serve with anything from oysters to grilled fish to roast chicken.

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic