If ripe, fruit-forward reds are what you’re after, then Pinotage is the grape for you. Although lesser-known than its parent varieties, this South African variety is known for producing silky smooth wines that are perfect for enjoying with a variety of foods year round—especially grilled red meats, veggies, and juicy cheeseburgers.
Sustainable farming practices, dry-farmed old vines, and vinified with 20% whole clusters in a combination of concrete and vertical wooden foudres. Aged in 4,000L foudres prior to release.
David and Nadia Sadie met at the University of Stellenbosch when he shifted his focus to viticulture after a rugby injury sidelined him from his first love. David went on to work vintages around the world, from Marlborough to St. Emilion, before finally landing back in South Africa. He eventually took over the cellar in the Swartland where Andrea and Chris Mullineux used to make wine prior to their purchase of Roundstone Farm and restored it in 2014. His wife Nadia joined him in 2016 and it’s been a family affair ever since. Nadia oversees viticulture for their project and manages the vineyards that they lease. She employs biological farming, which is to say she avoids the use of any herbicides, plants cover crops and she’s begun experimenting with a conversion to organics. Together, David & Nadia make high acid, textured wines that have cemented them as one of the most highly regarded wineries in the Swartland. (Sourced from Skurnik Wines)
This wine is a knock your socks off, savor every last drop kind of bottle. Just north of Big Sur, this old vine Cabernet is grown on the mountain peak which gives it intensity of flavor and rich minerality.
Sustainable farming practices, dry-farmed, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation and only 250 cases produced.
This rustic Pinot Noir hails from a premier cru climat just west of Gevrey-Chambertin. The palate is medium-bodied with rich and concentrated flavors, nice acidity, and integrated tannins. Aged for 19 months in barrel (50% new oak). Only 50 cases produced.
Like all of Burguet’s wines, this bottle is produced from organic (converting to biodynamic) fruit, native yeasts, and is bottled unfined / unfiltered.
This Beaujolais-inspired Malbec is exciting and oh so fresh. Fair warning, this could be your new favorite chillable red – seriously, we would drink a lot more Malbec if they all tasted like this.
Organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, natural winemaking, unfined/unfiltered, vegan-friendly, and only 1,250 cases produced.
From 3 hectares at 400 meters above sea level, Chiara’s Barolo Mosconi emanates deep concentration, rich structure, and power. Aged for 24 months in barrel and an additional year in bottle.
Certified organic farming practices, woman-winemaker, and only 800 cases produced annually.