FRANCE : BURGUNDY : CÔTES D'AUXERRE
MED-FULL-BODIED, GREEN APPLE, CITRUS, PEACH, APRICOT, LEES, USED FRENCH OAK
Édouard Lepesme is among a small group of winemakers working to change the public’s perception of the Côtes D’Auxerre (neighbor to the much more famous Chablis region) as a source of only high-yield, inexpensive wines: his entry level Chardonnay — which is decadent yet lean — speaks for itself. Hand-harvested; fermentation in used oak barrels w/ natural yeast; aged 9 months on lees in ½ barrel and ½ stainless steel.
ECOLOGY : Organic, Biodynamic
PAIRING : Tuna Niçoise Salad
ITALY : PROSECCO : TREVISIO
LIGHT-BODIED, DRY, CRISP, WILD APPLE, FLORAL, HONEY, NO OAK
Tullia is another of our all-time favorite dry-yet-fruity affordable bubbles! Straw yellow in color, with an intensely fruity and fresh bouquet reminiscent of spear wood flowers, wisteria, wild apple, and mountain honey, plus a fine and persistent perlage... honestly, what’s not to love about it?
FOOD PAIRING: Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
USA : CALIFORNIA
DRY, MEDIUM BODIED, DARK FRUIT, SMOOTH
ARGENTINA : MENDOZA
LIGHT BODIED, FRESH, SPICE, RED FRUIT, LITTLE OAK