Notable Arrivals
Notable Arrivals

July 2020

Brovia [7/1]

  • 2019 Roero Arneis: crystalline, orchard-fruit-driven, gorgeously textured Arneis raised entirely in stainless steel.
  • 2017 Dolcetto d’Alba “Vignavillej”: pure and elegant Dolcetto with ample depth and bright acidity.”

Romain Chamiot [7/1]

  • 2019 Apremont: stony and succulent Jacquère; concentrated but low in alcohol and vibrant.”

Pascal Granger [7/15]

  • 2019 Beaujolais-Villages Blanc “La Jacarde”: a perennial top-value Chardonnay from a vineyard on the Beaujolais/Maconnais border; aged entirely in stainless steel.
  • 2017 Chénas “Les Viallières”: a new cru holding for the Grangers; fermented and steel and aged in a combination of steel and used 600-liter barrels; spicy, concentrated, and long.”

Domaine Cheveau [7/15]

  • 2018 Beaujolais-Villages “En Chantenay”: as of 2018, Nicolas Cheveau uses no sulfur in the production of his Beaujolais until just before bottling; this is ultra-pure, luscious, and bright.”

Noah [7/22]

  • 2018 “ROSSONOAH”: an accessible but deeply typical Alto Piemonte red, this blends 50% young-vines Nebbiolo in the Bramaterra zone with 40% old-vines Croatina and 10% Vespolina; aged entirely in steel.”

San Fereolo [7/22]

  • 2016 Langhe Bianco “Coste di Riavolo”: this fan favorite is a blend of Riesling and Gewurztraminer planted on north-facing slopes and macerated on the skins for several weeks; rich and honeyed, with great authority on the palate.
  • 2017 Dogliani “Valdiba”: this fresh-drinking, earlier-bottled wine from the maestro of Dolcetto displays the potential of Dogliani as the definitive great terroir for the variety.”

Grosjean [7/22]

  • 2019 Petite Arvine “Vigne Rovettaz” Vallée d’Aoste: aged 75% in stainless steel and 25% in small barrels, this combines raw almond, orchard fruit, and fresh cream in a bright, classically Alpine package.
  • 2019 Gamay Vallée d’Aoste: pure, focused, and remarkably delicious; made in steel.
  • 2019 Torrette Vallée d’Aoste: primarily Petit Rouge with splashes of Cornalin and Fumin; aged entirely in stainless steel.
  • 2019 Prëmetta Vallée d’Aoste: an indigenous and rarely seen Valdostana variety; light-ruby-colored and distinctly savory, with gentle flavors of mountain herbs and red fruit.”

Bastide du Claux [7/22]

  • 2018 Luberon Rouge “Malacare”: primarily 50-year-old Syrah with smaller amounts of Grenache and Carignan; aged in a combination of well-used barrels and concrete; this displays great finesse which speaks to Sylvain Morey’s gentle touch as well as the relative coolness of the Luberon.”