This skin-contact natural wine made from a tiny biodynamic estate in Emilia-Romagna is the perfect summer brunch wine. It’s funky, aromatic and textured – everything you want in an orange wine.
Certified biodynamic farming practices, native yeast fermentation, unfined, unfiltered, minimal added sulfites, vegan-friendly!
Italian natural aperitif. Handcrafted in small batches, from organic grapes infused with local botanicals from Lake Garda. No chemicals or artificial coloring are used.
HOW TO DRINK IT
This makes an incredible spritz with Prosecco, soda and lemon. It is also great with gin in a cocktail like a white Negroni!
Catarratto is a grape variety from the island of Sicily, off the southern coast of Italy, and is mostly used in the production of light, easy-drinking white wines. With spring here and summer on its way, I needed to find a new, no-brainer white to stock my fridge with. This salty, Mediterranean white fits the bill on all fronts.
Organic and biodynamic farming practices, native yeast fermentation, unfined & unfiltered, vegan-friendly, woman-winemaker!
Forget the stereotypes you may have heard – this is not your typical Chardonnay. It’s lean, mean, and completely jumps out of the glass. Medium bodied and refreshing, the wine’s 12 months of aging in oak barrels (24% new) adds the perfect amount of body weight to this well-balanced bottle.
Organic, unfined, and unfiltered. Only 600 cases produced. Magnums = double the size, which means double the fun, no?
This varietal Gamay is everything you want from Cru Beaujolais: it’s medium bodied, it’s acid laden, and it’s loaded silky, fruit-driven flavors with a touch of soft, sweet spice on the finish. The wine is as natural as it gets: organic/biodynamic, hand-harvested, native yeasts, and bottled unfined/unfiltered.
This wine is named after Anne-Laure and Thomas’ first little girl, Cléa, who was born in 2017. Thomas likes to say that it matches his daughter’s personality, which is “full of character.” Only 91 cases produced.
No category of wine sparks debate like that of natural wine. Love it, hate it, or simply just don’t understand it, this hands-off style of winemaking is becoming more and more popular amongst consumers and industry folk alike.
Box Includes: 2 bottles of wine from Domaine Rougeot, our ‘gaux-to natural wine producer.
1. 2018 Domaine Rougeot Bourgogne Aligote ‘Les Plumes’ Sans Sulfite Ajouté
2. 2019 Domaine Rougeot Bourgogne Passetoutgrain ‘Les Verchèrres’ Sans Sulfite Ajouté
This 70/30 blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir is a no brainer for lovers of easy-drinking reds. Both varieties are hand harvested and co-fermented, so as to achieve ideal texture and balance within the wine. Produced from organic/biodynamic fruit, native yeasts, and bottled unfined/unfiltered.
Although the majority of red wines produced in Burgundy are crafted from Pinot Noir, Passetoutgrain is a unique appellation that permits the blending of Pinot Noir and Gamay.
This rich and juicy Gamay checks all of our boxes. Its fruit-forward and thirst-quenching, yet structured enough to stand up to a variety of foods. New World wine lovers looking for a riper expression of the variety, this one’s for you.
The beautiful minerality found in this wine is attributed to the “roche pourrie” schist soil that gives Gamay from Morgon its famous complexity. Less than 200 cases produced.
This ethereal Pinot Noir is produced using 100% whole clusters, no temperature control, no additions, and fermented entirely in cement. Organic and biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested fruit, native yeasts, and bottled unfined / unfiltered with no added sulfur.
Sin Azufre is a handcrafted, personal project by Piero Incisa della Rocchetta of the famed Sassicaia estate in Italy. It is an experiment of making wine without science, using only the eyes, nose, palate, and reasoning as tools.
‘A Rina’ is predominantly Nerello Mascalese-based wine from the contradas of San Lorenzo, Feudo, and Calderara Sottana. This volcanic wine shows impressive delicacy and great structure. Made under certified organic farming practices, fermented naturally with indigenous yeasts, and only 2,500 cases produced annually.
For Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo lovers, Nerello Mascalese is an exciting find!
This aperitivo is made from organically-farmed Trebbiano di Soave and Garganega grapes, as well as local herbs from Lake Garda, Italy. No chemicals or artificial coloring are used.
This is an aperitivo (think Aperol) but unlike Aperol, is not an industrial, mass produced product.
HOW TO DRINK IT
Enjoy on the rocks, in a spritz with Prosecco, in a Negroni, or in a Paloma with your favorite tequila or mezcal.
This is a crisp orange wine perfect to pair with spicy foods, long summer days on the beach, lake, pool or…. well, anywhere.
Sustainable farming practices, native yeast fermentation, no additives, minimal sulfur, unfined and unfiltered, and vegan-friendly!
Light, fresh, and boasting a balance of tart red fruit and earthy characteristics, this Pinot Noir is an ideal match for many meals… or simply enjoyable on its own. The wine was made from organic farming practices, native yeasts, and has a long, dry finish.
Pinot Noir has unofficially become the signature grape of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Expressions from this region rival some of the Old World’s best (yes, Burgundy included!)
This fun ORANGE wine is made by mother-and-son winemakers Jacky and Scott Young. It’s produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc that macerates on the skins. The palate keeps you coming back for more – this ain’t your average skin contact wine! Sustainable farming practices, native yeasts, and only 68 cases produced.
Skin-contact / orange wines fall all over the flavor profile spectrum. Their color and grippy texture depends on how long the juice stays in contact with the skins.
This 100% Nielluccio is medium bodied, crunchy, and loaded with herbal, eucalyptus-reminiscent undertones. For those who like their fruit-driven reds with a refreshing pop, this bottle is a no brainer. Produced from hand-harvested, organically-farmed fruit and native yeasts.
Fun fact: Nielluccio is Corsica’s name for Sangiovese.
This bottle of Cru Beaujolais is light bodied, vibrant, and extremely fresh! The wine was produced using organic/biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested fruit, and native yeasts. The wine was bottled unfined/unfiltered, and no sulfites were added. Only 625 cases produced.
Beaujolais has 10 crus and Morgon is one of them. Wines from this particular cru are generally darker and fuller bodied than those from other crus.
This light-bodied wine has a stunning nose characterized by warm baking spices, crushed raspberry, and lavender. The palate is just as delicious as it sounds with bright, fresh and perfumed fruit and fine, delicate tannins. If we were you, we’d snag a bottle for your next dinner party!
Pinot Meunier is generally best known for its backup role in Champagne – varietal red bottlings of this grape, especially outside of France, are quite unique!
Forget what you thought you knew about Riesling. This natural, skin-contact expression from Domaine Bohn shows a whole ‘nother side of what the variety can do – and now with over ten years of age on it, a brand new layer of complexity is settling in.
Orange wine lovers, this is a one-of-a-kind tasting experience. Due to its age and natural vinification, we recommend decanting before enjoying.
Both fruit forward and savory, this concentrated wine has firm acidity, elegant tannins, and a supple texture that make it perfect for pairing with a variety of foods (or simply sipping on its own for a post-work glass).
The Willamette Valley is Oregon’s most popular wine-growing area. It is home to nine sub-AVAs and is best known for its high-quality Pinot Noir.
100% Vermentino (nicknamed the Yachtsman’s White) from the beautiful island of Corsica!
This wine is aromatic, light-bodied and refreshing. Its profile includes floral notes, citrus fruits, and green apples. On the palate, there is a beautiful balance between the citrus fruits and mineral notes with a touch of nuttiness on the finish.
Certified organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, and only 583 cases produced.
Enjoy with Mussels with Chorizo and Tomatoes on Toast and pretend like you’re sunbathing on a yacht in the Med.
This medium-bodied wine is ripe, open, and pleasantly palate coating. It has a wonderful depth of texture, balanced acidity and a lingering finish. Produced from organic fruit and native yeasts, bottled unfined and unfiltered.
In French, the term flâneur refers to a man who wanders around the streets observing society.
This dual-vintage, single-village Brut Nature is created without added sugar. It is the purest expression of Delavenne’s terroir in the Bouzy Grand Cru, located in the Montagne de Reims. The wine is pure, fresh, and marked by abundant finesse and saline-driven acidity.
Delavenne’s vineyards are rooted in sun-soaked, chalky hillsides, which are bordered by forests and caressed by cool evening winds that provide natural thermal regulation for optimal growing conditions.
Delavenne’s mono-cru Grand Cru Bouzy Brut Rosé is created by blending Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from two selected harvests with the estate’s famous Bouzy Rouge. Expect a creamy persistent mousse, and an elegant, mineral-laced finish. Treat yourself – you deserve it.
Believe it or not, the majority of rosé Champagne is produced by blending small amounts of still red wine into the existing assemblage.