The immense value, dazzling complexity and inherent longevity that was once an insider's-only-secret has now turned mainstream. Our access to this seemingly endless well of delicious juice is becoming restricted in the blink of an eye.
It's difficult to overstate how precious the combination of old vines and high elevation is. And the terroir? It's clay and limestone, that wonderful combination of soil types that yield bright, mineral-driven wines.
From this rare grape — rumored by locals to have been brought back from the brink of extinction by a single vine —Cesare Avenia makes a piquant, beautifully balanced red called Lautonis.
Tired of White Zin from the 80s? Love Rosé from Broc Cellars. It's a natural, dry and easy-drinking gem of a summer sipper.
No wonder the wine balances bright, fresh fruit with riper, figgy notes — all in a package that combines fine tannins and acidity for a structure that has allowed it to evolve beautifully for 14 years.
We're very excited about this emerging vigneronne.
We suspect big things are in store for Mademoiselle Piollot, and this is your chance to get in on the ground floor.