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Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rosé Château Revelette 2014 - Although Peter Fischer was born in Germany, he dreamed of becoming a cowboy. So he went to California in the late 1970s where he worked on a ranch, before enrolling at UC Davis and becoming a winemaker. All of the farming is organic, drawing from the discipline of biodynamics, and the wines are in high demand at restaurants like Troisgros in Roanne and Pic in Valence. Peter’s label sweetly acknowledges that he is a vigneron de gendre à gendre, a winegrower from “son-in-law to son-in-law.” The rosé is a blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Grenache that undergo cool fermentation and aging in stainless steel.  The result is an elegantly balanced and supple wine with flavors reminiscent of blackberry and mint.

Pouilly-Fumé L'Arret Buffatte Tinel-Blondelet 2013 - The name of the wine recalls the rest stop on the old Roman road that runs through the vineyard, where travellers could refresh themselves and their horses on their way between Paris and Lyon. This limpid, pale yellow-green wine unfurls gradually with aromas of white flowers, kaffir-lime leaves, and lemongrass trading places with apricots, pink grapefruit, and especially fresh fennel as the nose evolves over time. On the palate, the texture is silky chiffon, with exotic citrus flavors seasoned with wild thyme, anise, and herbal sea salt, while the refreshing, mineral-driven finish lingers forever. 

Barbera d’Alba Valbianchera Giovanni Almondo 2012 - The Almondos have grown grapes in Roero for more than three centuries, but it was Domenico’s father, Giovanni Almondo, who was the first to bottle a tiny quantity of wine. His son, Domenico--and his own children--have further developed the estate into what is now widely regarded as the top producer in Roero. Domenico’s Barbera grows on a chalky hillside called Valbianchera, which rises above the town of Montà d’Alba at an altitude of 350 meters. The nose blossoms with ripe black cherries, damson plums, sandalwood, and a suggestion of pine needles and chocolate. On the palate, a vein of pronounced minerality underpins the spicy red and black fruit flavors, which are framed in supple, fine-grained tannins that come from a mix of used barriques. The finish is long and elegant, echoing delicate spiciness and refreshing acidity.

Côtes du Rhône Villages Chusclan Tradition Chateau Signac 2013 - Located just twenty kilometers northwest of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where the rugged limestone Dent de Signac looms over the sloping sandy vineyards, Château Signac is the only estate in the sleepy village of Chusclan that bottles its own wine. Swiss agronomist and proprietor Jean-Marc Amez-Droz bought Château Signac in 1989, and Chilean winemaker Eduardo Pincheira manages the day-to-day operations. The estate is surrounded by thousands of hectares of protected national forest (the wild boars sometimes eat the grapes), and the farming is entirely sustainable and organic. In the glass, the Cuvée Tradition has a beautiful, deep purple color, nearly opaque at the center. The wine has burnished and ripe aromatics – with lavender, crushed dried violets, ripe black cherries, red currants and fennel moving in and out of the background. On the palate, the flavors are wonderfully concentrated, with a fine core of sweet black fruit that puts on weight as the wine evolves in the glass. The finish is bright and mineral, with ripe, silky tannins and plenty of freshness and vibrancy.

 

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