FRANCE : ALSACE
Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sylvaner
MED-BODIED, ZESTY CITRUS, PEACH, APRICOT, MINERAL, SALINE, GLOU-GLOU, USED OAK
Christian Binner (maker of legendary “zero-zero” wines in Alsace for over 20 years) launched “Les Vins Pirouettes” to support small vignerons in making soulful, terroir-driven wines under their own names — a welcome alternative to selling their grapes to co-ops at criminally low prices. Each wine released from the collective is completely unique (and very limited) — generous and easy-to-drink, ‘Eros’ falls on the side of less funky and is a perfect orange wine for any drinker.
WINEMAKING : Low-intervention; hand-harvested grapes are destemmed & fermented on skins for 25 days; rests on fine lees for 8 months in foudre; unfined & unfiltered; no sulfur added
FARMING : Biodynamic
PAIRING : Zucchini Gratin with Yellow Squash
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
FRANCE : LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON
MEDIUM BODIED, ROUND, EASY, WHITE FRUIT, NO OAK
ARGENTINA : MENDOZA