Alfred Gratien is known for producing sparkling wines using traditional vinification to ferment their wines in 228 liter oak barrels. Additionally, they prevent malolactic fermentation in the wines to preserve the acidity and freshness in the wine. Winemaker Nicolas Jaeger uses these techniques to offer Champagne wines with toasty oak richness on the nose with bright acidity and fruit purity on the palate. Flavors of baked apples, citrus, nuts, and toast perfectly balance the structure, texture, and complexity of this
The region of Gascony is well known for its rich, decadent, and flavorful food products. This area known for the finest foie gras, black truffles, hams, and duck, all of which are outstanding when paired with these refreshing local wines. Many of the grapes in Gascony are destined for distillation and Armagnac production. That said, the same clay-limestone soils that make the Ténerèze region of Armagnac special lend structure and power to the still wines that are grown here. Grapes like Colombard, U
The Anne Amie Winery is a family owned and operated winery in the Willamette Valley. Their sustainable focus in the vineyards translates to beautifully balanced wines in the bottle. The Amrita blend is a unique offering from a selection of varieties that are available each vintage. The 2015 is composed of 30.6% Riesling, 23.6% Muller-Thurgau, 23.4% Pinot Blanc, 16.7% Viognier, 4.6% Gewurztraminer & 1.1% Chardonnay.
As we nestle into the heart of winter it is nice to find well priced white wines that have richness and depth to match the hearty cuisine of these cold months. South Africa continues to develop as a wine producing region and the white wines are getting better every day. This lovely blend of 48% Viognier, 41% Chenin Blanc, and 11% Grenache Blanc is aromatic, oily, and full of flavor. The grapes are sourced from Malmesbury and Stellenbosch, then produced using traditional fermentation techniques in the cellar followed by