“Classico” refers to the original geographic epicenter of Chianti production dating back to the early 1700s. The Classico subregion of Chianti covers about 100 square miles in wine-making territory between the Tuscan towns of Florence to the north and Siena to the south. Arguably, the Chianti made in this subregion is superior in both quality and production methods to Chianti made in the greater territory.
This Chianti Classico from Poggerino comprises the winery's largest production (about 40.000 bottles per year). It is made from 100% Sangiovese and spends one year in barriques before being aged in bottle. Its color is light ruby, with aromas of blackberries, cherries and redcurrant, with a touch of licorice and vanilla spice. The tannins are sweet and persistent.
Recommended with spicy-sauced pasta and mild-tasting red meats.
Copain winery is perched on a hill overlooking the serenely beautiful Russian River Valley. Wells Guthrie, Copain's winemaker, discovered early on that his taste in wine gravitated toward Europe in general and France's Rhône Valley in particular. So much so, he picked up and moved with his new bride to the region to learn from the best. For two years, Wells apprenticed for esteemed winemaker and living legend Michel Chapoutier in France's Rhone Valley. At Copain, he creates wines that are firmly rooted in California, yet with the sensibilities of the European wines that so moved him. He is as committed to crafting these elegant, nuanced wines as he is to building a legacy that will be passed down to his daughters in the great tradition of European winemakers whose estates have been in the same family for generations.
Composed of 100% Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley, it is bone-dry, vibrant, and refreshing. This peach-colored wine offers aromas and flavors of cherry blossoms, watermelon, and strawberry. Its bright acidity makes it all the more refreshing and a perfect complement for those warm days right around the corner.
Jean-Marie Rimbert, a native of Provence, arrived in the Languedoc nearly twenty-five years ago and managed the vineyards at Château de Flaugergues for five years until he saved up enough money to purchase his first parcels of gnarled ancient vine Carignan that had been nurtured in schist-laden soils for the better part of the last century.. From the beginning, his objective was to cultivate vineyards with the utmost respect for the environment and his wines reflect all of the natural beauty, depth and flavor originating from those vines. The wines Jean-Marie crafts are a passionate testament to this region's multi-dimensionality and ever-expanding potential.
This rosé is vibrant pink in the glass. Deep scents of ultra-ripe crushed red cherries, a note of guava paste, overripe ﬁg ﬂesh and a pretty, yet smoky note of sweet herbs. Blood Orange infused red berry ﬂavors dominate the palate and are set-off by the wines generous minerality. Serve this summer wine with a spicy couscous and lamb tagine, ﬂame grilled chicken dishes, spicy lamb or beef kebabs, sweet barbecued pork dishes. $14.00