Alberto Cordero di Montezemolo decided he would have some fun with a wine from Piedmont by breaking out of the traditional packaging and blending mold. He came up with “Gambai,” the Piemontese dialect for the word for boot. Alberto is a very well respected producer of top quality Barolo from La Morra, but after years of travelling and seeing other examples of wines with playful packaging he decided to produce something himself. The Gambai is a blend of 60% Barbera, 30% Ruchè, and 1
The Bergerac region is part of the Dordogne department and sits on the northern bank of the Dordogne River, just east of Bordeaux. The gravelly soils and grapes used in this lesser known region mirror that of the more prestigious Bordeaux region. Château Le Rocher is a small operation that produces red wines with smooth silky texture and bright, round fruit flavors. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Franc, aged in a combination of stainless steel and older French
Bellus is a brand created by our friend, Jordan Salcito who shares her time as the wine director for Momofuku restaurant in New York. Girasole translates to sunflower in Italian and represents the cover crop that decorates the hills of Tuscany. The fruit for Girasole is the Brunello di Montalcino estate, Casanuova della Cerbaie. The wine is a blend of Sangiovese Grosso, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, organically grown, hand-harvested, fermented separately, and then aged in large Slavonian and Austri
The Minervois appellation is nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains in South East France. It is a land of sun baked, semi-arid limestone hills studded with ancient medieval stone cities surrounded by vines brought to the region by Roman legionaries. Graham Nutter, the current proprietor of Domaine Saint Jacques d’Albas, acquired this rugged land in 2001 and began updating the vineyard by re-invigorating the soil, reducing yields and vinifying on-site.