FRANCE : BEAUJOLAIS : VILLIÉ-MORGON
LIGHT-BODIED, OFF-DRY, STRAWBERRY, POMEGRANATE, CRANBERRY, NO OAKKarim Vionnet (technically a négociant, he oversees several organically-framed plots around Beaujolais) is THE master of Gamay Made In the Carbonic Way. ‘Grabuge!’ (which translates to “mayhem”) is his insanely fun and drinkable take on dessert wine: a low-abv (8%!), demi-sec sparkler bursting with flavor, sweetness and bubbles. It’s best (and easily) enjoyed in one sitting, so make sure to save some room.
ECOLOGY: Organic, Low Sulfite
FOOD PAIRING: Turkey Comas & Beach Days
UNITED STATES : OREGON
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
LIGHT-BODIED, LIGHTLY SWEET, WILD-STRAWBERRY, GRAPEFRUIT, WATERMELON, TART CHERRY, NO OAK
California : Contra Costa
Fruit is very well balanced between black cherry, blackberry, and cassis. Dark and full-bodied beauty, with a long, slightly peppery finish and just a touch of violets.
ITALY : ABRUZZO : MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO
USA : CALIFORNIA
DRY, MEDIUM BODIED, DARK FRUIT, SMOOTH