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Goriška Brda Orange, Krasno 2019 (Primorska, Slovenia) $20 Organic Ribolla, Friulano, and Malvazija Istarska, each with 6-12 months of skin contact. Technically an orange wine but a little pink in the glass. Pretty nose of white flower, minerals, fresh apricot, yellow peach, and chalk. Palate is loaded with fresh fruit, a tangerine peel-acidity, and gentle tannins. A fresher style of orange wine--drinks more like a complex rosé.
Roero Arneis, Nino Costa 2019 (Piedmont, Italy) $19Zippy and concentrated on the palate, with yellow fruits, bee pollen, and pear skin. Beautiful with roast chicken or young cheese.
Cotes du Rhone Blanc, Vignerons Ardechois 2019 (France) $15 85% Grenache Blanc, 10% Viognier and 5% Marsanne all from organic vineyards in the wild hills of Ardeche made by a small co-op of like-minded growers. Surprisingly light on its feet and refreshing. Delicate jasmine, lemon, tangerine on the nose. Light, round and fruity on the palate with apple, white peach, and a minerally finish.
Cotes Catalanes Blanc "Mon P'tit Pithon", Olivier Pithon 2018 (Roussillon, France) $2066% Macabeu, 17% Grenache Gris, and 17% Grenache Blanc from organic vineyards just north of the Spanish border overlooking the Mediterranean, in Calce. All hand harvested and destemmed, then wild fermented and aged in concrete before getting bottled unfiltered with almost no sulfur added. Medium bodied with crushed pears and citrus zest.
Douro Branco, Lacrau 2019 (Portugal) $16 Old vine field blend of Gouveio, Moscatel Galego Branco, Rabigato, Verdelho, and Viosinho grown organically on terraced vineyards in the hills of Cima Corgo, eastern Douro. Fresh and bright with notes of lemon oil, white flowers, roasted almonds and graphite.
Coteaux du Salagou Rosé, Mas de Chiméres 2020 (France) $17 The Darde family has been working naturally here on the shores of Lake Octon Salagou in Languedoc for generations. The red volcanic soil makes this area look more like Mars than just your average sleepy village in southern France, and that's really what makes these wines so special. This is an unusual blend of direct press Merlot and Terret Gris blended with saignee Cinsault and Mourvedre all from organic vines with impossibly low yields. Perfect transitional end of summer rose with weighty notes of roasted strawberry and spice.
Beaujolais Villages "La Ronze", Frederic Sornin 2018 (France) $17 Our go-to Bojo that represents one of the best values in a region known for great values. This is Gamay from a single 60 year old parcel on the border of Morgon and Regnie grown without chemicals and made all in concrete with really low sulfur. Dark red fruit with crushed flowers and spice and a lipsmacking finish that lends itself to a little chill, but can go either way.
Bourgogne Haut Cotes de Nuits, Domaine Bonnardot 2018 (France) $22 Speaking of amazing value wines. 100% Pinot Noir grown completely naturally in the Hautes-Côtes, right on the border of Beaune and Nuits, hand harvested and left 30% whole cluster, wild fermented and aged in big old barrels before getting bottled with minimal sulfur. Perfect every day Burgundy made by Daniele Bonnardot who has been running her family winery here for the last 20+ years.
Valpolicella Classico, Viviani 2018 (Veneto, Italy) $18 70% Corvina and 30% Rondinella from vines between 10-80 years old. Deep black cherry, red plum and spicy wet earth on the nose. Super concentrated sour cherry and almond on the palate. Juicy tannins and delicate acidity. Killer food wine--try it with sausage risotto.
Ull de Llebre "Cantarelus", Bolet 2019 (Spain) $15 Catalan Tempranillo aka Ull de Llebre from one of our favorite Cava producers. Hand harvested from 3 organic plot sin Penedes, wild fermented in steel then aged in old barrel. Medium bodied with dusty dark red fruit and wild herbs.
Rosso Piceno, De Angelis 2019 (Marche) $13 Think of Rosso Piceno as Chianti's fun cousin from the country. 70% Montepulciano and 30% Sangiovese from southern Marche near the border of Abruzzo. Perfectly medium bodied with notes of dark cherry, black olive and crushed rocks with a lipsmacking finish. Organic, low sulfur, perfect farmer wine.
Terre Siciliane Rosso "Isola del Satiro", Alcesti 2019 (Sicily) $14 Back to northwestern Sicily, this is a blend of 70% Nero d'Avola and 30% Perricone from certified organic vineyards made all in steel. Medium plus and fleshy with ripe plum, Mediterranean herbs and tobacco.