WELCOME TO OUR FRENCH NATURAL WINE BOX!
French wine is some of our favorites with so many regions and styles to pick from!
Most people trace the new natural wine movement back to France in the 1980's. Wine has been made the natural way for many years, but this rebirth was a fight against the Robert Parker view of how wine must taste. There are many producers of natural wine in France, the most famous being the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Natural wine regions most commonly associated with the practice are the Jura, Loire, and Southwest France. These wines all express different styles from the the Languedoc.
For this box, we've taken 4 bottles of what should be over $180.70 of natural wine and discounted it to $162.63 so that you can let your French flag fly from 2 of our favorite producers! That's 10% discount on these wines!
Here's what's in the box:
Myrmidon | le petit domaine
When we think of pure French Syrah, that is what Myrmidon is. Incredibly juicy with some spice and olives. Pairs well with many foods or is delicious on it's own.
Cremant de l'Alsace | Domaine de l'Envol
This wine has the flavor profile of a traditional sparkling wine and was a delicious start with a frothy mouthfeel, tiny bubbles in the glass and everything you want a brut wine to be. This wine will be perfect for the holidays and we can’t wait to get it here! It is made with Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Pinot Blanc spending 1 year in tank before bottling.
Les Tondeuses | Domaine Mamaruta
Carignan/Grenache blend. Made from 70 year old vines. A beautiful example of a Fitou wine. Named for the lawnmowers of the vineyard (the cows), this wine is packed with fruit and perfect glou glou! With an explosive nose of red berries, cherry, spices, the mouth is round although tense, for a crunchy juice at will.
Moulin-à-Vent | David Large
Moulin-à-Vent is a Cru Beaujolais grown in a plot around 500 meters above sea level. It’s grown on a northwest-facing slope in a special pink (yes, pink!) granite. It’s pleasantly high-acid, with less tannin than you would expect from this particular Cru. For me, it smelled exactly like sour gummy worms. It’s one you’re guaranteed to want to keep drinking! It drinks more like one of the lighter crus than a traditional Moulin-à-Vent.
Dos Argente | David Large
100% Chardonnay. David's only white wine is a great example of Beaujolais Blanc, or the Chardonnay grape! Planted by his dad in the 90's the wine is made incredibly simply with direct pressing, no malolactic fermentation or barrel aging. This makes it a very crisp and delicious! We recommend serving it not super cold, as you will get more out of it. Also note that it is unfiltered completely and has a significant amount of sediment! So be sure to either decant or watch the bottle as you pour.
Riesling Steinweg | Domaine de l'Envol
A complete departure from the entry level Riesling, the Steinweg is a perfect expression of a more refined Riesling with a golden hue, incredible aromatics of lemon peel, stone fruit, and some petrol as well as a much rounder mouthfeel that is delicious on its own or with some fish dishes.