Notable Arrivals
Notable Arrivals

November 2020

Bisson [11/4]: We will receive a second helping of the 2019 Ciliegiolo Golfo del Tigullio—a juicy, bright Ligurian favorite which sits comfortable in the interzone between rich rosé and light red.

Figli Luigi Oddero [11/4]: From the estate’s library, we will receive the 2011 Barolo “Tradizionale”—in a wonderful spot right now—plus replenishments of the 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo, 2016 Barbaresco Rombone and 2012 Barolo Vigna Rionda.

San Fereolo [11/4]: Nicoletta Bocca’s 2012s show beautiful balance and a sense of freshness—this was the first time she employed submerged-cap fermentation—not always present in some of her richer vintages. We will see the 2012 Barbera “Austri” and the 2012 Dogliani, along with the extra-long-aged and singular 2008 “1593”.

Recaredo (Celler Credo) [11/11]: The long-awaited 2019 “Miranius” will arrive—a chiseled, mouthwatering still Xarel-lo from this biodynamic pioneer that showcases the Alt-Penedès’s ability to express ultra-intense limestone.

Joseph Dorbon [11/11]: From this keeper of the old-school Jura flame, we will receive the much-anticipated 2016 Arbois Rouge “Les Bernardines” (90% Poulsard and 10% Pinot Noir) and 2018 Trousseau.

Domaine Maurice Schoech [11/11]: A dazzling pair of grand cru Rieslings from the 2018 vintage provide a fascinating terroir contrast: the 2018 Riesling Kaefferkopf (from granite), and the 2018 Riesling Furstentum (from limestone), both vinified and aged entirely in stainless steel.

Christophe Pueyo [11/11]: From this talented Bordeaux maverick, we will receive the 2018 Tellus Vinea Bordeaux Rouge, plus the 2018 La Fleur Garderose Bordeaux Blanc—pure Sauvignon Blanc that Christophe allows to go through malolactic and sulfurs minimally.

Château Le Puy [11/11]:There is no wine in Bordeaux like Le Puy’s rosé; the 2018 “Rose-Marie” is pure Merlot aged in very old barrels and not sulfured at all, and it is both pure and rivetingly nuanced.

Mickaël Boutin [11/11]:From his two hectares, Mickaël produces elegant but ultra-honest wine with nothing but a hand-cranked basket press and a few cement tanks; his 2017 Rasteau comprises 60% Grenache and 10% each Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault.

Il Censo [11/18]:From this gorgeous organic farm in central Sicily, the much anticipated 2017 “Praruar”—luscious, powerful skin-macerated Catarratto—will reach us, along with the spicy pure-Perricone 2016 “Njuro”.

Clos des Rocs [11/18]:Olivier Giroux continues to hone his craft; alongside the complete set of 2017 Pouilly-Loché cuvées, we will debut the 2019 Mâcon-Fuissé, plus the first load of the stalwart 2019 Mâcon-Loché.

Philippe Gilbert [11/18]:Philippe, the first biodynamic producer in his appellation, crafts some of the greatest Pinot Noir in the Loire Valley, and we are excited to debut two new cuvées of Menetou-Salon Rouge from him: the zero-sulfur 2019 “Hors Série” and the stunningly deep old-vines 2015 “35 Rangs”.

Clos Petit-Corbin [11/18]:The second label of our long-standing partner Château Haut-Segottes, the 2018 Clos Petit-Corbin Saint-Emilion Grand Cru is pure Merlot fermented in cement and raised without any new oak; its purity and distinct stoniness make for a deeply classic and easygoing wine.