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Folle Blanche sur Lie, Jean Pascal Aubron 2019 $11 (Loire) 100% Folle Blanche from organic vineyards in Vallet, not far from Nantes in Muscadet. Lean, crisp with dry with lime zest and wet rocks. Deinitely in the Patio Pounder category.
Grolleau Gris "Le Chant Baron", Luc et Jérôme Choblet 2018 (Loire) Grolleau Gris is a rarely seen white grape that turns pink when ripe, like Pinot Gris, from western Loire. The Choblet brothers make beautiful Muscadet and small amounts of this crisp, mineral driven light rosé.
Gros Manseng, Le Teuf 2018 $15 (Southwest) 100% Gros Manseng from organic vineyards in Armagnac country south of Bordeaux, aged all in steel. Medium bodied with juicy ripe pineapple and a clean citrus finish.
Arneis, Cascina Pace 2018 $17 (Piedmont) Biodynamic Arneis from the hills of Roero. The perfect spring white, medium bodied with green apple and white flowers.
Collio Friulano, Draga 2017 $18 (Friuli) Tocai Friulano from a single 60+ year old organic vineyard right on the Italian side of the Slovenian border. Destemmed and lightly pressed, then left on the skins for 24 hours, fermented and aged in steel and bottled with just a little SO2. Not an orange wine, but textured with nice weight, green apple, white flowers and crushed almonds.
Branco Amphora, Herdade do Rocim 2019 $19 (Portugal) 40% Antão Vaz, 20% Perrum, 20% Rabo de Ovelha, 20% Manteúdo from organic vineyards in Alentejo, not far from the Spanish border in southeastern Portugal, fermented and aged in Amphora with the skins for 6 months, then bottled unfiltered with no sulfur added. On the fuller side of medium bodied and textured with waxy yellow fruit and spice. Beautiful orange wine that is an absolute steal.