Maxime Ponson’s Champagne will be quick to rise through the ranks of the ‘this bottle is only how much’ Champagne category. This grower Champagne from Premier Cru fruit in the Montagne-des-Reims is a classic example of quality, hand-crafted, brut Champagne
Organic and biodynamic farming practices, native yeast fermentation, no fining or filtering, vegan-friendly and only 500 cases produced.
If you like Sauvignon Blanc, give this a try! This is an incredible bottle of wine from a legendary German producer. This Riesling is DRY, fresh, and noted with hints of white pepper on the finish that can be attributed to the volcanic soils of the hilly vineyards that line the river Nahe.
This is our ‘gaux-to pick for a movie and take-out kind of night. Pickup some sushi or Thai food and have yourself a night.
Von Winning is creating some of the best dry Rieslings coming out of Germany today. This bottle in particular opens up with an aromatic bouquet and leads to a dry, refreshing, and citrus-driven palate with a smooth mouthfeel and long finish. Produced using organic farming practices, native yeasts, and bottled unfined.
Like your Rieslings dry? Look for the word Trocken on German bottlings, which means dry in German.
This aromatic and deliciously thirst-quenching wine quite literally smells like a spring day. Light and smooth on the palate, the wine finishes with a long and refreshing finish. This is Margaux’s (co-founder) go-to with sushi. It also pairs well with Thai food and anything with a little spice.
Produced using certified organic and biodynamic farming practices. (Hirsch is one of the founding members of Respekt.)
Sauvignon Blanc from Germany? You bet. Produced in Germany’s Pfalz region, this hidden gem bottle is perfect for the SB lover looking for something new and unique. Crafted from organic farming practices, native yeasts, and bottled unfined.
The Pfalz is Germany’s second-largest wine-producing region. It spans a 45 x 15 mile rectangular area of land and is best known for its Riesling.
This “Tuesday night” Pinot Noir from Athlètes du Vin is lively, fresh, and noted with a subtle earthy funk. The wine was made from sustainably-farmed fruit and native yeasts in the heart of the Loire Valley and is definitely best served slightly chilled. Minimal sulfur added and only 5,000 cases produced.
We say Tuesday night wine, though what we really mean is that this bottle is perfect for popping and sipping on the fly any day of the week.
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.
Fruit for this bright and thirst-quenching rosé was sourced from Watch Hill Vineyard in the Los Alamos Valley. The Mediterranean climate combined with older vines creates fruit with exceptional balance and depth. Organically farmed and only 150 cases produced.
Watch Hill Vineyard was planted in 2002, meaning this year marks the site’s 20th birthday!
For us at Argaux, this is the quintessential Provence rosé. It’s perfect for sipping on any time of the day, with or without food, and embodies the endless summer we all are looking for. Organic and sustainable farming practices, woman winemaker, only 8,000 cases produced.
This wine is made from 50% Grenache, 35% Cinsault and 15% Syrah, which is a rather classic blend for Provençal rosé.
This rosé is the perfect transition wine to take you from l’apéro on the patio to apéro dînatoire. The wine is a classic Provençal blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault. Organic and sustainable farming practices, woman winemaker, only 8,000 cases produced.
With slightly richer flavors than the Fleurie Cuvée, this is the perfect way to kick off your casual summer dinner party.
This rosé is the haut monde, the crème de la crème, if you will. We find it best paired with an elegant cocktail hour or enjoyed with friends at a garden party. The wine is a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, and Syrah; its balance and finesse of this rosé is unparalleled.
Organic and sustainable farming practices, woman winemaker, and only 4,000 cases produced.
100% Prié Blanc from Valle d’Aosta. Prié is an indigenous grape to the Italian Alps and it’s found nowhere else in the world.
This is a thirst-quenching Après Ski! It is a stunning wine from the highest elevation vineyard in all of Europe. It’s an austere, racy, mineral-driven white that displays aromas of citrus blossom, lemon, mountain herbs and crushed stone from the sandy, glacial moraine soil. The palate has vivacity and length.
Organic farming practices and only 1,000 cases produced.
Enjoy with fish, veggies and this Arugula Salad with Apples & Manchego in Cider Vinaigrette.
This Beaujolais-inspired Gamay is made via carbonic maceration, which gives the wine bright, fruit-forward notes and creates a soft, delicate palate.
Organic farming practices, native yeast fermentation, and no fining or filtering. Best served chilled!
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!
This varietal Sangiovese bright and dry with fine-grained tannins, though its bright acidity and a long, herbal finish will definitely make you want to take a bite of food. Pizza, pasta, or Tuscan-inspired beef, anyone?
Varietal means that the wine is produced from one single grape variety – in the case of this tasty bottle, varietal means 100% Sangiovese!
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.