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Inventory

 

 

Villa Calicantus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veneto, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Sorcuna

Red

0.75

12

65899

$25.10

0

 

 

2018 Chia'Rotto

Rose

0.75

12

53286

$26.78

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orsi Vigneto San Vito

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emilia-Romagna, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Sur Lieviti

Sparkling

0.75

12

1209

$25.80

0

 

 

Posca Bianca

White

0.75

12

1204

$24.95

7

 

 

Posca Rosso

Red

0.75

12

123012

$24.95

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domaine la Taupe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loire, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Surin

White

0.75

12

53663

$26.80

6

 

 

2017 Carnix

Red

0.75

12

53666

$26.00

7

 

 

2018 Sol

White

0.75

12

53658

$26.00

0

 

 

2018 AK400

Red

0.75

12

53655

$26.00

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Le Raisin et la l'Ange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ardeche, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Bran

Red

0.75

12

157771

$22.49

0

 

 

2018 Fable

Red

0.75

12

157762

$22.49

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yann Durrmann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alsace, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Cremant rose

Sparkling

0.75

12

156769

$25.00

0

 

 

2017 Riesling Kastelberg

White

0.75

12

156784

$39.02

0

 

 

2018 Zegwur

White

0.75

12

156772

$25.80

0

 

 

2018 Pinot Noir Rose

Rose

0.75

12

156775

$24.03

0

 

 

2018 Pinot Noir

Red

0.75

12

156781

$26.52

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VILLA CALICANTUS

Villa Calicantus is located in Calmasino, a tiny village on the eastern banks of Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake. Owner and winemaker Daniele Delaini’s first vintage was 2011, though his family’s history here, in the Bardolino Classico zone, goes way back. In 1860, his great-grandfather established the winery, with the cellar in nearby Lazise. In 1920, his grandfather inherited it and built the cellar in its current location in Calmasino in 1923. Over the years, the family became one of the largest producers of Bardolino, but with the death of Daniele’s grandfather in the early 1970s, his family’s relationship with winegrowing and winemaking came to a halt: they lived in the “big city” of Verona, only coming to Calmasino in the occasional summer, and so eventually the villa descended into a state of abandonment.

Today, he farms 6 hectares on some of the highest sites in the appellation. Five of the six hectares are trained in pergola, with many of them planted in 1965.  He has farmed organically since day one, and in 2014 began conversion to biodynamics.  He’s considering getting Demeter certification. His yields are 1/2 to 1/3rd the allowed limit for Bardolino, and he ages his wines longer than anyone in the appellation. He restored the abandoned villa, where he now lives with his wife, Chiara, and their young daughter, Anna.  For a couple years they also ran a bed and breakfast there, but it was too much to keep up with simultaneously with the winemaking.  The old cellar has also been restored and Daniele has filled its minuscule space with concrete vats and used barrels.  He makes 5 different wines—30,000 bottles total—up considerably since 2011, but still one of the tiniest operations in the area.

Website : www.villacalicantus.it/en/      Instagram:  @villacalicantus

VILLA CALICANTUS

2018 Soracuna

Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, with less than 20% Merlot.

 

Vine age ranges from 5-55 years old. 

Biodynamically farm.

The grapes are harvested in 5-10 passes, and each harvest is fermented separately.

Macerations last 5-6 days; fermented and aged in concrete vats.

Bottled on March 1, 2019 and aged for additional months before release.  

+65899

Est. Hosp $32.99     /       Whole $ 27.78

 

VILLA CALICANTUS

2018 Chiar’otto - Rosé

Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, and a little Sangiovese

Co-harvested west-facing site.

Fertile plot, less calcareous than the vineyards that make the Bardolino Classico.

The vines are 55 years old and pergola trained.

The must macerates one night on its skins in a concrete vat before being racked off the skins into barrel.

+53286

Est. Hosp $29.99     /       Whole $ 25.66

 

VIGNETO SAN VITO

In 2005, the Azienda Agricola San Vito was put up for sale. Having heard the news, Federico, who'd developed a passion for wine in his early 20's, jokingly proposed buying it to his family. Much to his surprise, they were overwhelmingly supportive! At first skeptical, Federico eventually agreed to purchase the estate on the condition that it would be resold if he could not make it work after 5 years.

With zero knowledge of viticulture or winemaking, he hit the books and eventually came across the philosophy of biodynamic farming. This holistic approach deeply inspired him, and with the knowledge acquired through numerous meetings with biodynamic farmers, the estate was converted from its first years under new ownership. Minimal intervention winemaking soon followed, and by 2009 the wines were all vinified with native yeasts, un-fined, unfiltered and only lightly sulfured at bottling.

The estate, located 30 minutes from Bologna in the town of Monteveglio, consists of 9.5 hectares of owned land, with and additional 5.5 hectares that are rented.

Website : www.vignetosanvito.it       Instagram:  @federico_orsi_vignetos.vito

 

ORSI VIGNETO SAN VITO

2017 Sui Lieviti     (SOLD OUT)

97% Pignoletto, 3% Albana and Riesling. Frizzanti

Biodynamically farmed.

Spontaneously fermented with its indigenous yeasts in concrete.

Without any clarification and filtration.

The second bottle fermentation starts thanks to some must (5%) of the same grape, with the arrival of the Spring.

+001209

Est. Hosp $29.99     /       Whole $ 25.80

 

ORSI VIGNETO SAN VITO

NV Posca Bianca    

Pignoletto, Alionza, Albana and Malvasia – Still White

This non-vintage wine is drawn from a big old concrete vat which contains a blend of Pignoletto, Alionza, Albana and Malvasia from different vineyards of various age, from every vintage back to 2010. The wines are made in different ways, in a variety of vessels. The majority of the blend is made up of wine from the most recent vintage and the vat is constantly being topped up with young wine to prevent oxidation. This is a great trattoria wine that while easy to drink, is anything but simple. While the younger wines are all fruit and flowers, there’s a salty, nutty backbone to this which makes for a wine of real intrigue.

+001204

Est. Hosp $29.99     /       Whole $ 24.95

 

ORSI VIGNETO SAN VITO

NV Posca Rossa    

Barbera, Negretto, Sangiovese and a small percentage of international varieties

Much like the Posca Bianca, this non-vintage wine is drawn from a big old concrete vat which contains a blend of Barbera, Negretto, Sangiovese and a small percentage of international varieties. It comes from different vineyards of various ages and includes a little of every year back to 2008. The wines have been made in different ways and in different vessels. The majority of the blend is made up of wine from the most recent vintage and the vat is constantly being topped up with young wine to prevent oxidation. This has a rather fascinating combination of bright fruit, great acidity and an earthy, savoury character from vintages which are now a decade old.

+123012

Est. Hosp $29.99     /       Whole $ 24.95

 

 

DOMAINE LA TAUPE

Bertjan Mol was born and raised in the Netherlands. In 1999 on a trip to France, he tasted his first natural wine. It was a revelation, and led him to create Bruutwijn, one of the first companies in the Netherlands to import natural wines.

As things progress in the way they do, Bert decided he wanted to have a go at making wine himself. Aware that Bruno Allion (whose wines he imported) was looking to retire, he proposed an offer, and Bruno agreed to let him take over a portion of his Domaine.

Bert, his wife Nicole and their family moved to the Loire, and began working in the vineyards in 2017. Bruno helped them along the way, and 2018 was their first solo vintage. They continue to work as Bruno did – as naturally as possible. This means biodynamic farming, and hands off in the cellar. The wines are fermented spontaneously with their indigenous yeasts, which is often long and slow due to the cold cellar conditions. No additives are used, including SO2 at any stage. There is no fining or filtration, and the wines are bottled by gravity. These are the truest of natural wines that are alive in every sense, and are a direct representation of the terroir and the year that was.

For more information on the legend that is Bruno Allion, check out our favourite wine writers:                                     www.wineterroirs.com/2015/08/bruno_allion_touraine_loire.html

Website : www.domainelataupe.com    Instagram:  @domainelataupe

 

DOMAINE LA TAUPE

2015 Surin  

Sauvignon Blanc

Wild (untrained) sauvignon vines, farmed biodynamically

Spontaneous fermentation in stainless

Aged for over 2 years in neutral French barrels.

Bottled unfined and unfiltered

No additions

+53663

Hosp $30.99     /       Whole $ 26.80

 

DOMAINE LA TAUPE

2018 Sol   

Sauvignon Blanc

Wild (untrained) sauvignon vines, farmed biodynamically

Direct press after harvest.

Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel for 5 days

Rested in neutral French oak for 8 months,

Bottled in May 2019, unfined and unfiltered.

No additions

+53658

Hosp $29.99          /       Whole $ 26.00

 

DOMAINE LA TAUPE

2017 Carnix

Cabernet Franc

Macerated on skins for 5-10days

Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel

Rested in neutral French barrels

Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

No additions

+53666

Hosp $29.9     /       Whole $ 26.00

 

DOMAINE LA TAUPE

2018 AK400   

Gamay teinturier

Ancient mutation of common Gamay with dark skins and dark flesh.

Wild (untrained) gamay vines, farmed biodynamically

40-50-year-old vines

Partly destemmed and macerated on skins for 7 days.

Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel

Rested in neutral French barrels

Bottled in June 2019, unfined and unfiltered.

No additions

+53655

Hosp $29.99     /       Whole $ 26.00

 

LE RAISIN ET L’ANGE

Gilles Azzoni took over the vineyards of Mas de la Bégude in 1983. From then he transitioned the vineyards from conventional farming to organic and by the mid 2000s he was making wines naturally with no additives and no addition of SO2.

Gilles grows on clay-limestone soils syrah, grenache, merlot, gamay, cabernet sauvignon, viognier and roussanne.

Gilles, over the years has been excited to share is experiences with Jerome Jouret,  Domaine des Clapas  and  Andréa Calek, but also  Manu Cunin  and  Vincent Fargier, at  Domaine des Deux Terres. The relatively young gard of the Ardèche.

Winemaking has now been taken over by Gilles son, Antonin. 

Website : www.leraisinetlange.com   Instagram:  @leraisinetlange

 

LE RAISIN ET L’ANGE

2017 Bran  (SOLD OUT)

50% Gamay / 50% Merlot

50% carbonic maceration for 15 days.

50% destemmed

Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel

No additions

+157771

Hosp $27.49     /       Whole $ 22.49

 

LE RAISIN ET L’ANGE

2018 Fable     (SOLD OUT)

70% Syrah / 20% Merlot / 10% Gamay

 

Carbonic maceration for 13 days.

Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel

No additions

+157762

Hosp $25.49     /       Whole $ 22.49

 

A & A DURRMANN – ALSACE, FR

The Durrmann family are making wine from their old family house in the middle of Andlau, a beautiful village nestled on the first slopes of the Vosges mountains south-west of Strasbourg.

With a surface of only 1,5 hectare at the beginning in 1979, the domaine gradually reached  a total surface of seven hectares after André decided to move back to farming and pieced it together from abandoned vineyard sites that were hard to work and no longer commercially viable, coming from his grandfather who made shoes to supplement the farm income. This lack of an established and family-based wine making tradition initially presented a weakness because the whole business had to be built, but it is also a strength because the company wasn't limited to traditional customs, and therefore has always been oriented toward innovation.

The vineyards are now scattered on about 30 spots around the village. They added parcels progressively when opportunities showed up and looked also for different soil qualities so that the cuvées express several terroirs.

The Durrmanns think that the quality of the wine is created by the work in the vineyard, that’s why their objective is its preservation. The wines are being disturbed as little as possible. They do not add any oenological product to change the natural taste of the wines. The production is partly vinified in inox tank and partly in old wooden casks.

Son Yann has worked in the domaine since he was a child and officially took over the running of the business a year ago. André was among the first wave of organic winemakers in Alsace converting in 1998, Yann has then taken this a step further applying a more natural approach in the cellar. Selected cuvées are produced without sulfur addition since 2007.

The Durrmanns are true eco warriors only having electric cars and using solar energy for hot water and heating.

Website : n/a   Instagram:  n/a   - So much respect for this!

 

A&A DURRMANN

Alsace Grand Cru Kastelberg (SOLD OUT)

2017 Riesling Kastelbari Cuvée Nature

100% Riesling

Long pressing (6 hours) in a pneumatic press

Spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak

Unfined/Unfiltered

No added sulphur

No additions

Powerful and textured. Quince and hazy apple.

+156784                   12 x 750ml

Hosp $44.99     /       Whole $ 39.02 

      

A&A DURRMANN

2016 Crémant rosé (SOLD OUT)

100% Pinot Noir

Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel

Traditional method

No additions

Zero dosage

+156769                  12 x 750ml

Hosp: $28.99     /       Whole $ 25.00

 

 

A&A DURRMANN

2018 Zegwur Cuvée Nature (SOLD OUT)

100% Gewürztraminer

Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel

Unfined/Unfiltered

Long press on skins

No added sulphur

New cuvée from Yann.

Dry, mellow, soft and exotic.

+156772                  12 x 750ml

Hosp $29.99     /       Whole $ 25.80

 

A&A DURRMANN

2018 Rosé de Pinot Noir Cuvée Nature (SOLD OUT)

100% Pinot Noir

Whole cluster for 24 hours before pressing

Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel

Unfined/Unfiltered

No added sulphur

Medium bodied, fresh, fruit and spice.

+156775                    12 x 750ml

Hosp $27.99     /       Whole $ 24.03

 

 

A&A DURRMANN

2018 Rouge de Pinot Noir Cuvée

 

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