December 2023

December 2023


 Vincent Grall Sancerre Silex (shown below!)

This 2022 Sauvignon Blanc hails from the Sancerre region in Loire, France. Embracing organic viticulture on flinty soils, it originates from 15-30 year-old vines. The vinification process occurs in 100% stainless steel tanks, with no fining, filtering, or sulfur added. A refreshing Sancerre with notes of citrus.
  • Winery: Vincent Grall
  • Region: Sancerre, France
  • Varietal(s): Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol: 13%

Il Roccolo di Monticelli Bianco (shown below!)

Silvia Monticelli crafts a profound and contemplative orange wine, marked by complexity and perfection. Restoring old family vineyards, she adopts natural winemaking, eschewing additives and invasive farming. The bianco emerges from 65-year-old vines nestled in 2 hectares of calcareous rock soils. Hand-harvested and sorted in early September, the grapes undergo a six-month whole cluster maceration in stainless steel, followed by spontaneous fermentation lasting two weeks. Aged on lees for nine months in stainless steel with no stirring, the wine remains unfined and unfiltered. With minimal SO2 (0.002 g/L) and a modest 10% alcohol content, it embodies Silvia's dedication to authentic winemaking.

  • Producer: Il Roccolo Di Monticello
  • Region: Veneto, Italy
  • Varieties: Garganega & Trebbiano
  • Alcohol: 10.5%

Kumusha Sauvignon Blanc 2023 (shown below!)

Zippy and fresh with tropical fruit aromas jumping out of the glass. Notes of melon, passion fruit and guava make this wine absolutely moreish. Complements seafood, sushi, pasta, chicken and veal dishes. Planted in a mineral rich soils, high in organic matter, the vines are happy and produces fruit that generate smiles and sunshine. Picked in the early hours of the morning and treated reductively to preserve freshness and protect the aromatics from the very start of the process. Spontaneous fermentation and maturation on the lees for 4 months in stainless steel tanks.
  • Producer: Kumusha
  • Region: Western Cape, South Africa
  • Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol: 13%

I Cangianti Confine White 2021 (shown below!)

This white wine undergoes moderate maceration, offering a refreshingly vibrant mouthfeel. When exposed to oxygen in the glass, it reveals enticing aromas of apricot jam, orange peel, and ginger. It undergoes spontaneous fermentation, lasting 6 to 8 days with skin maceration. Following this, the wine ages for 6 to 7 months in steel tanks on fine lees, undergoing periodic batonnages. Its saline finish lingers with good persistence.
  • Producer: I Cangiati
  • Region: Umbria, Italy
  • Varieties: Trebbiano Toscano & Malvasia
  • Alcohol: 11%
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