Fruit for this exquisite wine hails from 30-year-old Puligny vines from four different lieu-dits: Les Meix, Corvée des Vignes, Noyer Bret, Les Houlières. Vibrant and energetic, the wine shows its class with clear minerality and terroir expression. The precise palate is beautifully balanced, with a fine thread of acidity framing its pure fruit flavors. Aged for 12 months in barrel + 6 months in tank. A truly exceptional wine!
Lieu-dit is a French term that refers to a specific part of a vineyard recognized for its historical or topographical specificities.
This is an allocated item, only two cases are available! Produced from an exotic blend of Syrah, Sciaccarellu, and Vermentino, this wine is feather-light on the palate and finishes ethereal and salty. ! mouthwatering pleasure from the island of Corsica! Produced using sustainable farming practices and hand-harvested fruit at the hands of a woman winemaker.
Fun fact: This wine is named after Anne’s (winemaker) daughter, Pauline.
The oxidative, fortified winemaking tradition of the northwestern Mediterranean is quickly becoming a lost art. These wines were for seafaring men, as the wine doesn’t spoil under even the most extreme conditions.The tradition is alive and well at La Tour Vieille, in the ancient port town of Collioure near the Spanish border. Vincent Cantié produces this Banyuls, named after another nearby port, from ripe Grenache whose fermentation is arrested by distilled spirits.
Heads up – the resulting wine is sweet and fruity with about 16% alcohol! It’s best consumed as a digestif, with chocolate desserts, or in the midst of a mighty gale many miles offshore…