White Blend

2016 Cave Courtinat Saint-Pourçain Blanc ‘Cuvée des Perelles,’ Loire

2016 Cave Courtinat Saint-Pourçain Blanc ‘Cuvée des Perelles,’ Loire
$13.99

The Saint-Pourçain region in the Loire Valley is a recent addition to the French AOP as of 2009.  Technically part of the Auvergne region of France, it is a relatively unknown wine area compared to some of its more recognized neighbors.  For this reason, Saint-Pourçain offers tremendous value for wine drinkers who enjoy mineral scented, higher acid wines.  This blanc is a blend of 60% Tresallier and 40% Chardonnay and produced using stainless steel tanks for freshness and purity.  Tressalier (or Sacy) h

2016 Contrade Malvasia/Chardonnay, Puglia

2016 Contrade Malvasia/Chardonnay, Puglia
$10.99

The Falvo family is known for their Masseria Li Veli winery, but started this new project in 2015 based on long-term partnerships with local growers and with guidance of super-star consulting enologist, Riccardo Cotarella.  The Salento region is situated in the heel of the boot, with influences from the Ionian and Adriatic seas.  The fertile soils and moderate temperatures offer the perfect climate for producing wines with richness and balance.  The Contrade white is a unique blend of Malvasia Bianco 90% and Chardonnay 10

2016 Sixpence Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, South Africa

2016 Sixpence Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, South Africa
$9.99

Sixpence was the nickname given to shepherd Daniel Smiles who looked after the flocks of sheep that roamed the farm in the 1950s and 1960s, when current owner Stanley Louw was a boy. Sixpence’s son, Andries who retired in 2008, still lives on the farm. The Opstal Estate is situated at the foot of the Slanghoek mountains in the heart of the breathtakingly beautiful Slanghoek Valley on the Breedekloof Wine Route. The valley forms part of the Breede River Valley with Worcester as the closest, large town.

2015 Tariquet Classic, Côtes de Gascogne

2015 Tariquet Classic, Côtes de Gascogne
$8.99

Domaine du Tariquet is a unique winery situated in the Armagnac region in the Côtes de Gascogne growing region in the district of Gascony and the department of Gers. The Grassa family is historically known for their Armagnac production, but it was the children of the family who broke the mold by producing still wines from Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chenin Blanc. The Classic, a blend of 45% Ugni Blanc, 35% Colombard, and 10% Gros Manseng, is refreshing, exotic, oral, and easy drinking.

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