March 2023

March 2023

Roberto Henríquez "Rivera del Notro" Skin Contact

  • Producer: Roberto Henríquez
  • Winemaker: Roberto Henríquez
  • Region: Bio Bio Valley, Chile
  • Varieties: Torontel, Semillon, Chasselas

Roberto Henríquez is making a real splash in Chile with his small production natural wines. He's part of a small group of producers looking to change the culture of farming and wine producing. Along with 3 other producers he created la Asociación Gremial de Productores de Vinos Campesinos de Chile (Trade Union Association of Rural Winemakers of Chile), with the objective of working only with local grape varieties in a low-intervention manner. The Notro is perfectly balanced, citrus-y and tropical, with a hint of trademark Chilean smoke! Light and easy, but complex and layered. That's what makes Roberto's wines so special. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Danis Dans la Vigne Crapaud-Licorne Bufo Unicornis Malbec 2021

  • Producer: Danis Dans la Vigne
  • Winemaker: Danis Bessières (grower and winemaker!)
  • Region: Cahors, France
  • Varieties: 100% Malbec

Danis Dans la Vigne is owned and operated by Danis Bessières, who followed in his father’s footsteps (Philippe Bessières of Domaine de l’Antenet in Puy-l'Évêque). He focuses on organic farming and creating small batch wines that represent South West France. Crapaud-Licorne (lovingly referred to as just “Bufo”) is 100% Malbec - plump, full bodied and bold. Notes of black cherry, mocha, black pepper. leather and gravel. Serve slightly chilled and pair with Korean bbq, brisket, lentils, or roasted root vegetables. Think earthy and umami. Enjoy! 

Osa Major “The Secret Garden” Old Vine Carginan

  • Producer: Osa Major Wines
  • Winemaker: Emily Fernwood (winemaker and owner!)
  • Region: Lodi, California
  • Varieties: 100% Carignan

Osa Major Wines is owned and operated by one woman: Emily Fernwood. She does everything from trucking grapes to selling bottles and everything in between! Emily spent the years after college traveling and working harvest all the world over, from California and Oregon to Australia and New Zealand, until she founded Osa Major Wines in 2020. Being a Bay Area native, she is compelled to explore the incredible variety of geology and history that can be found in the NorCal vineyards.  juicy, delicious, brambly, easy-drinking red from certified sustainable, organic Carignan grown by John Shinn, a fourth generation farmer. Mule Plane Vineyard contains 90+ year-old vines! This means roots that extend deep into the sandy loam soil, allowing for complex flavors to develop and offer resistance to Lodi's hot growing season. Mule Plane Vineyard is farmed organically and is registered with the Historic Vineyard Society! What’s old is new once again. We love this beautiful red wine! 

Xisto Ilimitado Branco

  • Producer: Luis Seabra Vinhos
  • Winemaker: Luis Seabra
  • Region: Douro Valley, Portugal
  • Varieties: Rabigato, Codega, Gouveio (Godello), Viosinho

Winemaker and proprietor Luis Seabra is leading a movement of young, independent winemakers reclaiming historical vineyards, grape varieties, and techniques in Portugal. Seabra is dedicated to creating fresh, elegant, terroir-driven wines in the Douro Valley. His wines are compelling and bold - the kind of wine that keeps you coming back for more! This mineral-driven white wine is flinty with notes of fresh nectarine, white peach, and a perfectly ripe pear. Both powerful and graceful. Serve chilled and enjoy! 

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