California : Santa Rosa
DRY, FULL-BODIED, ALMOND, MELON, UNFILTERED, FUNK, NEUTRAL OAK
Effusive aromas of pear, melon, chamomile, and acacia on the nose. Plush with yellow plum skins and textured mineral on the palate. Finishes fresh with slight hints of blanched almond and sea spray. Hip and slightly funky orange wine!
PAIRING: Seafood & Pasta
ITALY : SICILY
MED-FULL-BODIED, CANDIED CITRUS, APRICOT, OVERRIPE APPLE, WHITE PEPPER, USED OAK
100% Sicilian Grillo from the Contrada Triglia Cru (home to the best Grillo in Sicily, and therefore in the world)! Cloudy and bright amber in color, ‘Il Litro’ is a fuller-bodied orange wine with some nice tannic structure, intense citrus and apricot notes, and a wave of refreshing acidity. Grapes are hand-picked and pressed with feet; fermentation occurs via native yeasts with 10-12 days of skin contact; wine is aged on the lees in used French oak demi-muid (600L); unfined/unfiltered.
ECOLOGY : Organic / Biodynamic (Uncertified)
PAIRING : Sicilian Fish Stew
PORTUGAL : VINHO VERDE : MINHO
Tinta Cão, Vinhão, Loureiro
LIGHT-BODIED, DRY, RED BERRY, GRAPEFRUIT, FLORAL, NO OAK
This cloudy, curious rose comes from an esteemed biodynamic producer in Vinho Verde pioneering experimental techniques such as the use of chestnut flowers in order to stabilize his wines ... pretty cool stuff. Soft red fruit, shining acidity, and a sharp, savory finish — here's a chance to try something equal parts different and delicious.
ECOLOGY Biodynamic & Low Sulfur
PAIR WITH : Whipped Cranberry Goat Cheese
Italy : Lazio’
MEDIUM-BODIED, SALINE, YELLOW APPLE, GINGER, LEMON, NO OAK
The Colicchio family — who have been producing gorgeous natural wines since 2012 — are uniquely dedicated to cultivating the land with respect to nature, and take pride in their efforts to recover small, abandoned vineyards of indgienous grapes at the foot of the Castelli Romani.
PAIRING: Spicy Crab Cakes
South Africa : Stellenbosch
MED-BODIED, CITRUS, WILD STRAWBERRY, PEACH FUZZ, ROSE PETAL, USED OAK
Forget that Stellenbosch isn’t exactly known for Pinot Gris: this minimal-intervention, skin-contact offering from Craven Wines allows the beautiful (and oft underappreciated) coppery/dark rose hues of the grape’s skins to really shine as they should — giving us delicate, balanced tannin with red fruit, citrus, and plenty of savory character. Fermentation occurs naturally on the skins; no additions other than a small amount of SO2; unfined and unfiltered.
PAIRING: Peppered Beef Jerky