1. Andreas Ziniel “Zini” 1L (shown below!)
- Producer: Andreas Ziniel
- Region: Burgenland, Austria
- Varieties: Welschriesling, Muskateller, Sauvignon Blanc
- Alcohol: 11.5%
Zini 1L is a zippy, chillable red made with Welschriesling, Muskateller, Sauvignon Blanc and Zweigelt from Burgenland, Austria. The Ziniel Winery is a family-owned winery that carefully tends to their 18 hectares of vines. They focus on evoking pure expressions of the grape varieties and their terroir through gentle handiwork and traditional pressing. 100% organic.
“The art consists in leaving out. Nothing more to add to.” - Andreas Ziniel. We are huge fans of the entire Ziniel line. They are natural and pure (certified organic to be precise!), full of flavor and always ready to pop and enjoy. You’ll notice this rosé is electric! It was made to be easy going and fun. Notice notes of watermelon rind, red cherries, yellow peach and mouth-watering acidity with each and every sip! Chill until cold and enjoy at the backyard bbq! Will pair effortlessly with a large variety of food from grilled chicken to roasted salmon or flank steak with chimichurri sauce!
2. Louis-Antoine Luyt “Cici y Amoroso” Tinto Chileno (shown below!)
- Producer: Louis-Antoine Luyt
- Region: Maule Valley, Chile & California
- Varieties: Pinot Noir, Merlot, Pais, Carmenere
- Alcohol: 12%
You already know how much we adore the natural Chilean wines of Louis-Antoine Luyt! Fresh, fun, exciting, now. He creates organic wines from Maule Valley, Chile. In a world of industrial wineries, he has become a voice for independent, terroir driven winemaking in Chile. He insists on dry farming (no use of irrigation whatsoever), horse plowing, use of organic and native yeasts only and intervention free winemaking. He studied viticulture and winemaking in Burgundy, France, where he also learned natural winemaking techniques that he brought to Chile. His wines are unique, approachable and super chuggable. This special release was made in collaboration with our dear friend Cinnamon Sonkarley of Farm Wine Imports. She was the first sales rep we purchased wine from and she has been supportive of Flask & Field from Day 1, meeting me at my old house in Mid City for tastings while we were awaiting our permits. She has an amazing palate and a true hunger for adventure and freedom. We recommend chilling Cici y Amoroso and pairing with food like savory empanadas (filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables), spicy dishes with chili peppers or bold spices, tomato-based pasta like spaghetti Bolognese or pasta arrabbiata or hard cheeses like Gouda, Cheddar, or Manchego. Salud!
3. Rieffel Pinot Noir (shown below!)
- Producer: Lucas & André Rieffel
- Region: Alsace, France
- Varieties: Pinot Noir
- Alcohol: 12.5%
Lucas Rieffel is the third generation winemaker of Domaine Rieffel, since 1996. The winery is located in the village of Mittelbergheim in Alsace, France and is part of a group of winemakers known as "The Mittelbergheim School," including Lucas Rieffel, Jean-Pierre Rietsch, Catherine Riss, André Kleinknecht, Ludo Rohrer, and Antoine Kreydenweiss. Their focus is organic farming and minimal intervention winemaking techniques. The estate has vineyards in Mittelbergheim as well as nearby Grand Cru vineyards, including Kirchberg de Barr, Zotzenberg, Wiebelsberg, and Kastelberg. The winery specializes in Cremant sparkling wines, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Sylvaner, and Pinot Gris from different vineyards. Pinot Noir is so sophisticated, balanced and pure! Elegant and delicious! Serve slightly chilled if you dare but it's also perfect at room temp! Cheers! xo
4. Foradori Teroldego “Lezèr” IGT 2022 (shown below!)
- Producer: Vigneti Delle Dolomiti
- Region: Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy
- Varieties: Teroldego (and other varieties)
- Alcohol: 12%
Elisabetta Foradori is a visionary winemaker from Italy known for her striking, elegant, and sincere wines. Her journey in winemaking started unexpectedly when she took over the family estate, but it soon turned into a true passion and vocation. Elisabetta's commitment to respectful and holistic winemaking led her to experiment with biodynamics, massale selection, and amphorae use. Her wines, like "Foradori Rosso" and "Granato," reflect the sensibilities of a younger generation with softening techniques and whole-cluster vinifications. As the estate evolves, Elisabetta's children, Emilio, Theo, and Myrtha, play an integral role, continuing the family's dedication to creating exceptional wines with a deep connection to the land. She is heralded in the industry as "the queen of Teroldego," reviving this indigenous variety that was once almost lost forever.
Lezèr is a rare but welcomed release by Foradori that’s more playful than her traditional releases. An amazing opportunity to taste her famous Teroldego without the expensive bottle price. Serve chilled and pair with earthy dishes like mushrooms whether in risottos or grilled as a side dish, charcuterie like prosciutto, salami, and chorizo, game birds like roasted duck, quail, Italian cuisine like osso buco, polenta, or eggplant parmigiana. And, of course, PIZZA! Salute!