February 2024

February 2024

CinqueCampi Lambrusco Rosso (shown below!)

We're so excited for you to try this frizzante Lambrusco! Perfect for a Valentine's evening spent solo OR with your main squeeze. This fizzy Italian delight is like a party in a bottle, and it's about time you joined the fun! Cinque Campi is a charming little winery run by Vanni Nizzoli - it has been a family-run estate for over 200 years and derives its name from a historic vineyard. They have been practicing completely organic viticulture and were officially certified in 2003. The 6.8-hectare estate, with clay, sand, silt, and chalk subsoil, produces this labor-intensive Lambrusco, akin to Champagne in method. Their wines, from 30+ year old vines, offer lush red fruit, spice, gentle tannins, and a hint of earthiness, embodying a deep connection to their land and history. Pair this Lambrusco with rich foods like charcuterie and cheese - the effervescence and acidity cut through the fat, creating a delightful contrast! Enjoy with pizza, pasta with tomato-based or creamy sauces, or BBQ. Serve chilled and enjoy within 3 days from opening! 
  • Producer: Cinque Campi
  • Region: Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Variety: Grasparossa, Marbo Gentile, Marzemino
  • Alcohol: 13%

Lambrusco is primarily produced in the Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy regions of Italy. It has a long history, with roots going back to the Etruscans and Romans! It's made from not just one grape but a family of old grape varieties. There are several varieties of Lambrusco grapes, including Lambrusco Grasparossa, Lambrusco Maestri, and Lambrusco Salamino, each contributing different characteristics to the wine. Lambrusco can range from dry (secco) to sweet (dolce), with semi-sweet (semisecco) and slightly sweet (amabile) options in between. The wine's versatility makes it suitable for a wide range of palates and occasions. We love Lambrusco all year round - it's one of our most popular wines at Flask & Field because it's super celebratory, versatile, easy to share and easy to pair! Add this sparkler to the rotation. 

Les Vins Pirouettes Rouge Litron (shown below!)

In Alsace, France, third-generation winemaker Fabrice Wassler of Domaine Wassler produces a Pinot Noir with a focus on natural methods: hand-harvested, skin-macerated, and aged in stainless steel vats without sulfur additions. Part of the 'Les Vins Pirouettes' project, initiated by Christian Binner, this effort unites organic and biodynamic growers to make terroir-driven, zero-addition wines in their own cellars, showcasing Alsace's diverse soils and varietals. 'Pirouettes' symbolizes the joy and artistry of these wines, representing a movement of skilled artisans dedicated to natural winemaking.
  • Producer: Domaine Wassler
  • Region: Alsace, France
  • Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 12.6% 

VinoLauria Nerello Mascalese (shown below!)

Lauria wine, rooted in Sicily's rich history and flavors, diverges from traditional Sicilian wine stereotypes, offering a modern take on family winemaking traditions. Led by Vito Lauria, a university-educated enologist, the winery focuses on organic, innovative production, balancing traditional tastes with international appeal. Utilizing clayey soil for reds and calcareous soil for whites, Lauria's wines, particularly their distinctive Nerello Mascalese, showcase a fresh, aromatic profile that reinterprets Sicilian terroir.
  • Producer: Vino Lauria
  • Region: Sicily, Italy
  • Variety: Nerello Mascalese
  • Alcohol: 12% 

Les Vignerons d'Estezargues 'Domaine Les Genestas Signargues' Côtes du Rhone (shown below!)

Les Vignerons d’Estézargues, near Avignon, France, is a pioneering cooperative winery renowned for its quality and environmental respect. Established in 1965, it was one of the first French co-ops to embrace organic farming. Influenced by winemaker Jean-François Nicq in the 1980s, it shifted towards natural winemaking with minimal additives. Their well-balanced Rhone red, a bold blend of 40% Grenache, 35% Syrah, and 15% Carignan, is vinified naturally using wild yeasts, with minimal sulfites and no filtering or fining. The winery is known for expressing individual terroirs and maintains a strong community spirit, aiming for full organic certification.
  • Producer: Les Vignerons d'Estezargues
  • Region: Rhone Valley, France
  • Variety: Grenache, Carignan, Syrah
  • Alcohol: 14% 
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