Listrac Médoc Cuvée Robin Château Reverdi 2008 - Château Reverdi lies in Listrac, the smallest of six communes in the Médoc which give their names to their wines. Of special interest is that 15% of the vineyard is planted to Petit Verdot, the rare, thick skinned, low pH variety which contributes racy aromatic complexity, freshness, and longevity, and is admired for the role it plays in some of the greatest wines of Margaux. No doubt Château Reverdi would be better known if the wine were sold on the Place de Bordeaux. But Mathieu Thomas and his sister Audrey, who took charge of the family estate in 2002, have seen how the lives of their friends in Burgundy, Alsace, and the Loire have been enriched by their personal relationships with their customers.This cuvée is a rich blend of ripe Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Verdot, which was raised in barrel for 24 motnhs before bottling. The wine is filled with aromatic intensity (cassis and cocoa), and a broad mouthfeel with refined, polished tannins. This is a cuvée was created in celebration of the birth of Audrey Thomas’ son, Robin. EMAIL SPECIAL $29 (REGULAR PRICE $35)
Grignolino d’Asti Gianni Doglia 2015 - After working in Piemonte for ten years, Gianni Doglia returned to the estate his grandfather had founded in 1940. The tiny estate is located in the softly rolling hills of Monferrato in the Asti zone.Known particularly for his bottlings of Moscato d’Asti, Gianni’s Grignolino is where his heart lies. Producing a scant 2,000 bottles (on average) in any given vintage, this is a rare, fine expression of this delicious, indigenous grape.The Grignolino is hand-harvested and gently pressed with a short (2-3 days) of maceration before the skins and pips are drawn off. The wine finishes fermentation in temperature-controlled vats. The beautiful ruby-colored wine shows red fruit and exotic spice on the nose, and discrete tannins on the palate.
Mosel Grauschiefer Trocken Weingut Johann Peter Reinert 2015 - The estate has been passed directly from father to son since the first Johann Peter Reinert established it in 1813. Peter represents the fifth generation, and it is his effort over the past twenty-five years that has catapulted the estate to the front rank of producers in the Saar, despite the challenge of growing individual wines in six different villages – in more than a dozen different vineyards – that total only 4.2 hectares of vines.This small bottling comes from steep, gray slate soils which tower over the Saar. Dry, and racy, this is a perfect example of a classic “Reinert” (Johann Peter has been named among the best winegrowers in Germany by Gault Millau for many years).
Mâcon-Villages Vieilles Vignes Domaine André Bonhomme 2015 - The Mâcon-Villages Vieilles Vignes comes from three separate parcels, each now more than fifty years old, located above the villages of Viré and Clessé. The farming is entirely organic and the grapes are hand-harvested. After cool fermentation, the wine matures in stainless steel for a full twelve months on the lees, and is bottled six months after racking.First, remember that this limpid, silvery-golden wine is fine Burgundy, so use a large well-shaped glass and don’t overfill it. And pay special attention to the wine in the first minute or two: this is a textbook example of a wine that evolves in the glass after it’s poured. The classic nose unfurls with ripe Honeycrisp apples, quince marmalade, and fresh figs, along with dried honeycomb, grated ginger, and sweet almonds. On the palate, the wine is creamy and generous, with chalky mineral-saturated Chardonnay flavors sustained through a long brisk finish by fresh, lacey acidity. Drink now for it’s luscious primary fruit, or lay away in your own cool dark cellar for six years or so, if you can wait that long. EMAIL SPECIAL $19 (REGULAR PRICE $23)
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Moore Brothers in New Jersey is approximately 10 minutes from Center City Philadelphia. Open 7 days a week.
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Moore Brothers - New Jersey
7200 N Park Dr
Pennsauken, NJ 08109