April showers are in full effect for the next couple of days and we have some new friends from Bordeaux that match the weather perfectly. Les Chais du Port de la Lune: Port of the Moon's Cellar, is an urban winery in the city of Bordeaux started a few years ago by Annica Landais-Haapa and Laurent Bordes. They renovated an old bunker in the Bacalan neighborhood of the city and drive all over France collecting grapes from trusted organic growers to bring home and make multi-regional, low intervention wines with thrilling results. These bottles taste as beautiful as they look. Totally natural, but clean, vibrant and expertly crafted.
Temps 2020 $26 50% Chenin from the Loire (Anjou), 35% Mauzac from Limoux, 15% Colombard from the Southwest (Gers). An elegant nose with complex aromas of yellow fruits, dried citrus, white flowers and honey. Apple and fresh pear on the palate, balanced by a streak of bright citric acidity.
Onde 2020 $26 Ride the wave. This is a multi-regional blend of 30% Cab Franc from old vines in Bordeaux, 30% Syrah from Corbieres, 30% Gamay from Beaujolais and 10% Carignan from Limoux. 100% delicious and singular. Medium plus and beautifully balanced with velvety purple fruit, spice and earth with a fresh, lifted finish.
It's beautiful outside (at least for today and tomorrow) and we have two perfect bottles to match the weather on this Valentine's Super Bowl weekend.