Bordeaux Cuvée Majeure Blanc Château Turcaud 2014 - Six parcels of vines contribute to this spectacular blend of Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and the rare Sauvignon Gris (long abandoned in most of Bordeaux because of its tiny yield). Here the Sauvignon Gris marks this incredible white Bordeaux with a saturated, straw green color, and exotic yellow fruit aromatics. The barrels add texture and discreet seasoning, but nothing that distracts from the pink grapefruit, freshly cut pineapple, honeysuckle, and lemongrass in the nose. On the palate the wine is full-bodied and sleek, with ripe citrus, sweet almond, and dried honey flavors seamlessly integrated with incredible mineral extract.
Rosso Conero Barco Brunori 2013 - Generations of Brunoris have grown wine in the province of Ancona, in Le Marche, but none was bottled until 1956, when Mario Brunori established his winery in the rural Contrada San Nicolò. At the same time, he opened a small wine shop in the nearby town of Jesi. Today, Mario’s son Giorgio heads the family business, assisted by his daughter Cristina who manages the office, and his enologist son Carlo who is in charge of the winery. Specialties include outstanding Rosso Conero and Rosso Piceno, as well as some of the best Verdicchio in the province.This wine is comprised of choice Montepulciano grapes blended in with a little (about 10%) Sangiovese both vinified in concrete vats, and aged for eight months in used oak barrels for added complexity. The result is a wine that combines juicy, robust fruit, round, resolved tannins and a long, spicy finish.
Rheinhessen QbA Trocken Weingut Keller 2015 - When Klaus-Peter and his wife Julia took over at Weingut Keller in 2001, they had an enviable advantage: his parents had laid a solid foundation for the future of the estate with their work in soil analysis and clonal selection, and were already producing the best wines in Rheinhessen. But Klaus-Peter has taken Weingut Keller to even higher heights, inspiring a renaissance of viniculture in the Hügelland, where the Benedictines of the Kloster Lorch grew some of the most prestigious wines in the Rheinland, in vineyards that were forgotten after the French Revolution. But Klaus-Peter doesn’t have time for media stardom, and is quick to point out that “great wine would not be possible here, if it weren’t for these great limestone soils. It’s only that someone had to remember the old tradition and just make good wine.”This pale, green-gold dry Riesling has a penetrating, irresistible nose, with ripe green apples, lime blossoms, grapefruit zest, and a faint suggestion of sweet wood smoke moving in and out of the foreground as the wine evolves in the glass. Along the way, for a few moments, it smells almost as if it were seasoned with lemongrass and fresh wild rosemary. On the palate the wine is generous, pure, and complex, with ripe white peach, green apple, and citrus flavors unfolding with vibrant limestone mineral intensity, and the finish is long and refreshing, with plenty of fresh acidity, depth, and cut. This is flat-out great wine: worthy accompaniment to the most elegant seafood, and one of the happiest non-Burgundy accompaniments to a simple roasted chicken that I have ever experienced.
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Moore Brothers in New Jersey is approximately 10 minutes from Center City Philadelphia. Open 7 days a week.
Mon-Fri: 10AM - 8PM
Sat: 9AM - 6PM
Sun: 11AM - 5PM
Moore Brothers - New Jersey
7200 N Park Dr
Pennsauken, NJ 08109