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Paris Spring Sampler 6-pack

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6 bottles (3 of each cuvée: Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont Bourgogne Aligoté & Domaine Les Enfants Sauvages 'Che Chauvio' 2014)

Today, we’re bringing you two outlier bottles to shake up your wine drinking for the warmer months ahead: Axelle Machard de Gramont’s 2014 Bourgogne Aligoté and Domaine Les Enfants Sauvage’s 2014 Côtes Catalanes ‘Che Chauvio.’  These two cuvées may be atypical for their appellations (for example, making a serious white from the Aligoté varietal in Burgundy, or using carbonic maceration for vinification in the Roussillon), but their common denominator is that they are overachievers in terms of quality.

The vines for Axelle Machard de Gramont’s Aligoté sit on the loveliest hilltop in Burgundy and prime Cotes-de-Nuits clay-limestone terroir, among several hiking trails and the medieval ruins of the Abbaye Saint-Vivant (owned by none other than Domaine de la Romanée Conti).  Dubbed Burgundy’s second white grape, Aligoté is a varietal oft overlooked in the region.  Yet, from great terroir and with great attention, it is the only white cuvée made by Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont.  Textural, tart, mineral-driven, and palate cleansing – this less serious white of Burgundy is the perfect aperitif. 

In the hills of the Côtes Catalanes, the free-spirited German husband-and-wife team Nikolaus and Carolin Bantin are behind Domaine Les Enfants Sauvages.  Nikolaus’ mother was a teacher in a Waldorf School, and so at an early age he was exposed to the teachings of Rudolpf Steiner.  Accordingly, the Bantins’ farming philosophy adheres strictly to biodynamics and a holistic approach in the vines.  And with outstanding fruit (and creative influences from “Wild Child” Jim Morrison), they make several visonary cuvées.  A favorite?  ‘Che Chauvio’ is a delicious blend of Syrah and Cinsault that is decidedly southern with its ripe fruit aromatics, but is vinified using carbonic maceration, and aptly finishes light on the palate. Enjoy this bottle slightly chilled, and be further enlightened on how versatile reds from Languedoc-Roussillon can be. 

Available individually on the shop, but we’re offering a 6-pack at a discount so you can explore these outliers regularly.  Quality is high and quantities are limited for these wines, so now is the time to scoop them up. 

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