Beguiling Biancos

We’ve had a few intriguing whites come into the shop over the past couple of weeks. Some from familiar grapes and some a bit more exotic.  Come explore.

2020 Elvio Cogno, Anas-Cëtta Langhe  $29
100% Nascetta
This Langhe Nascetta shows complexity and crispness. Lime, grapefruit and a hint of flint on the nose are perfectly connected with the abundance of plump and fresh juiciness in the mouth. A long finish and good minerality are due to a beautiful acidity and a partial wood fermentation.  Organic

2015 Pierre Sparr, Pinot Gris Grande Reserve  $15
A perfect match for Asian food.  Mellow notes of ripe pear and fresh earth combine on the nose. The palate majors in ripe juicy pears, boosted by a touch of residual sweetness. The aromas are fresh and easy. Drink this while they are at their peak. The finish is just off dry.   Was $20 Now $15

2019 Margante, Il Bianco da Uve Nere  $19
Nero d’Avola
White wine from red grapes.  This bright offering opens with aromas of white stone fruit and honeysuckle. The fresh palate offers pink grapefruit, white almond and a saline finish.

2014 Domaine Laroche, Petit Chablis  $20
The plateau vineyards that are the source of this wine give a cool, crisp and light character. It’s fragrant, pure fruitiness, with a light minerality and citrus at the end.  Was $25, now $20

2020 Hubert Brochard, Les Carisannes  $14
Sauvignon Blanc
Just over the border from Sancerre.  Les Carisannes shows classic aromas and flavors of citrus, fresh herbs, and minerals. This Vin de Pays du Val de Loire is lighter in weight and texture than Sancerre, but its fresh and fruity character make it a delicious wine for warm-weather refreshment and simple food pairings.

2016 Molino Real, Mountain Blanco  $17
Moscatel de Alejandría
A unique dry white.  This wine is made from 100% Moscatel de Alejandría sourced from two steep sites on slate slopes from 500m to 1,000m elevation. Fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks and aged for 9 months. Yummy aromas of orange blossoms and citric overtones. The palate has substance yet is bone dry of good length.

2021 Ovum, Big Salt  $18
A co-fermented blend that is wildly aromatic, laced with Gewurz and Muscat overtones, but framed by citrusy Riesling.  Salty bergamot, lemon, nectarine and white tea– exotic fruits fill out the nose.  The palate is filled with the texture of Gewurz, herbal hints from Pinot Blanc, but quickly washed back with classic Riesling acidity.  Organic

2017 Höpler, Trockenbeerenauslese  $25  375ML
80% Welschriesling, 20% Sämling
A rare wine of the highest quality, the Trockenbeerenauslese is created from a selected picking of dried, very ripe berries that have been affected by noble rot.   Intensive floral notes of pineapple and passion fruit.  Hints of caramel, honey, apricot and gooseberry.  Complex, rich and harmonious finish.

Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6PM

Comments are closed.