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2022 Anima Mundi Cami dels Xops Método Ancestral - Penedes, Catalonia, Spain (750ml) - $30
Owing its name to Plato’s theory of the Soul of the Earth, Anima Mundi is winemaker Agustí Torello Roca’s project to reveal the soul of the Penedes region of Spain in a bottle. In this case, the result is a delicious sparkling blend of Macabeu and Xarel-lo made in the Ancestral Style in which fermentation is completed in the bottle. Cami dels Xops is crisp with fizzy bubbles, and has notes of green apple, meyer lemon, and a very subtle hint of brioche.Pairs very well with oysters or really good sashimi.
2022 Nanclares Y Prieto Pergola Dandelion Albariño - Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain (750ml) - $35
In 1992 Alberto Nanclares and his wife left their native Basque Country to retire in the seaside parroquia of Castrelo, near Cambados, a historic village for Albariño wines. As happenstance, the small home they purchased came with some vineyard land. Now Alberto specializes in producing refined, age-worthy, and terrier focused Albariños, all while employing organic practices in the field and a restrained hand in the cellar. This is a razor sharp wine with notes of lime and flint, and a slight creaminess. Pair with fish tacos or a burrata and tender herb salad.
2022 I Custodi Etna Bianco Aedas - Sicily, Italy (750ml) - $36
This white wine is a mix of Carricante (60%), Grecanico, Catarratto, and Minnella. The grapes are hand harvested the second half of September and brought intact to the cellar, where whole clusters are soft pressed. Fermented at 20 degrees in steel tanks, then aged for about 6 months in the same steel tanks. The soil is sandy, volcanic, and rich in minerals. It features lots of rocky minerality, a little white stone fruit, high acidity and a medium light body that veers towards the lighter side. Overall this wine is restrained and balanced, and pairs well with brown-buttered roasted oysters.
2016 Domaine Meix Foulot Mercurey Rouge - Burgundy, France (750ml) - $38
This is a textbook Burgundy from Mercurey, the largest and most important appellation in the Cote Chalonnaise between the Cotes de Beaune and the Maconnais. Proprietor Agnes de Launay joined her father Paul in the 1990's and currently runs the Domaine. Made from a blend of four different terroirs totaling 7 hectares, the wine is a good introduction to the straightforward, rustic charm of the appellation. The grapes are fully de-stemmed, vinified with native yeast over 2-3 weeks, with malos completing by May or June. 40% of the wine is aged in cuve and 60% in2-5 year old barrels. Aromas and flavors or ripe, wild red and black berries evolve into complex notes of black olive and dried leaves as this wine develops and reaches it prime.
2016 Il Censo Nero d'Avola 700 Terre Siciliane Rosso - Sicily, Italy (750ml) - $38
Il Censo’s Nero d’Avola is full of energy – it’s medium-to-full-bodied and full of ripe & delicate dark fruit, black pepper spice, and finishes with fine, earthy tannins. The Gaetano family has owned the Il Censo estate for over 200 years, where they also produce their own pastas (including a delicious chickpea pasta) and olive oil. Herbaceous and beautifully balanced, this lively wine is a great match for a hearty dinner, like a Sicilian beef ragout.
2019 Chateau Moulin de Tricot - Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France (750ml) - $40
A Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend, this wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and then racked into small neutral oak barrels for one year before being assembled and bottled. It is a benchmark grand vin de Bordeaux, from vineyards just outside of Margaux in Haut Medoc. Demonstrating balance, with firm tannins and notes of cassis and granite, this classic Left Bank Bordeaux pairs perfectly with a dry aged ribeye but would be an amazing accompaniment to a Christmas lamb roast.