Notable Arrivals
Notable Arrivals

February 2021

Lucien Crochet [2/3]: Our longtime partner’s single-parcel cuvées, Le Chêne du Marchand and La Croix du Roy, reveal the nuances of Sancerre’s Caillotes, Griottes, and Terres Blanches soil types.  This is distinguished, complex Sancerre that affirms its position as one of the great wines of France.

Figli Luigi Oddero [2/15]: From our newest partner in the Langhe comes an enticing array of traditionally-crafted, certified-organic wines that provide a fascinating window into the nuances of the terroirs of Barolo’s subzones.  The acclaimed Vigna Rionda shows Serralunga’s power; Rocche Rivera ( a parcel within the Scarrone cru) displays Castiglione Falleto’s balance and finesse; and the Specola bottling from the Rive cru embodies La Morra’s depth and complexity.

Ada Nada [2/22]: Another recent addition to our Piedmontese roster offers wines that, while they will age magnificently in the cellar, are delicious now in their youthful exuberance and intensity. The 2017 Valeriano (from vines planted in the late 1970’s), the 2016 and 2017 “Elisa” Rombone, and the 2017 “Cichin” Rombone Riserva sing with the delicate, spice-driven fruit endemic to the Treiso section of Barbaresco.

San Fereolo [2/22]: Nicoletta Boca’s peerless estate in Dogliani delivers high-altitude Dolcetto aged for years in large, neutral Slavonian-oak casks.  These wines of depth, complexity, and beauty redefine the heights that Dolcetto can reach.

Monsecco [2/22]: Monsecco’s commitment to the traditional methods and cultivars of the Altopiemonte is made plain in its Pratogrande Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo bottling, from vines planted in the Gattiniara and Ghemme appellations.  More approachable in its youth than the estate’s Gattinara and Ghemme, it is a perfect partner to charcuterie and traditional Piedmontese cuisine.

Pavese [2/22]: Filigree, mineral-infused Prié from the shadow of Mont Blanc, Pavese’s 2019 Blanc de Morgex et la Salle is Alpine wine at its pinnacle in both flavor and provenance.  His non-grafted, Pergola-trained vines are among the highest in Europe.