Fall Mixed Case
Big Savings on our Autumnal Sampler
Favorites for Fall - Every Bottle Discounted 20%!
As I write this, my market bag is full of beets, pumpkin, cauliflower and brussel sprouts. Anything that was remotely associated with summer produce was in a sorry state.
It's definitely time for a new cast of wines for the new season.
It's getting to be the time to break out sweaters for chilly afternoons and evenings and dutch ovens for long cooked braises.
With this in mind, I assembled a collection of top picks for the season. As always, there are plenty of off-the-beaten track values. Here, the results: the top picks that will carry you through the plummeting temperatures and piles of winter squash, celeriac, brussel sprouts and the season's increasingly robust fare.
As usual, this fall mixed case represents the BEST DEAL on these wines: a stellar cast of bottles, discounted 20%!
Let's begin with the reds starting with the heartier selections. Plageoles' Braucol is a fairly robust wine with dark berry fruit, spice and minty herbal notes. It's a perfect match for red meats and long braised stews. Also on the hearty side, but richer is Charvin's 2010 Cotes du Rhone. Charvin's Cote du Rhone always overdelivers in a big way. It's a baby Chateauneuf-du-Pape showing a similar richness, bright peppery red fruits, and stony, herb-tinged minerality.
On the lighter side is Debize's Beaujolais Homme a La Veste. Debize is a new producer to NYC and offers gorgeous, low alcohol, silken textured wine. Its versatility, not to mention its drinkability, makes it an ideal house wine. Also, on the lighter side is Val delle Corti Chianti full of aromatic cherry fruits and forest floor notes.
For whites, there's Peillot's 2011 Altesse from eastern France that's incredibly evocative of the season. It's full of orchard fruits (quince and apples) and is cracklingly crisp. Duplessis offers up a classic Chablis that's full of the region's typical minerality. Finally, there's Bernhard Ott's 2011 Grüner Veltliner Am Berg, which has citrus-y fruits, Grüner pepper and herbal notes.
As always, these bottles represent our top picks. This case is particularly (and unapologetically) French-leaning. The only reason for this is, simply, that these are our current favorites. I think that they still deliver plenty of variety while suiting the season.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463 to take advantage of this opportunity to drink well while ringing in the fall. And check out our website regularly, because as the seasons change, so will our mixed case. In fact, we will always have a tailored mixed case available online, so when these 12 bottles run out, don't hesitate to reorder.
Crush Wine & Spirits
2011 Saint-Germain Persan
Saint-Germain's Persan is from the Savoie region in eastern France and is based on the obscure Persan, which is usually blended. Here it's bottled unblended and allowed to strut its sprightly woodland berry fruit and its lovely drinkability.
2011 Ventura do Burata Ribera Sacra
Based on the Mencia grape, this offers beautifully bright raspberry fruits with herbal notes and a lovely silken texture.
2011 Perraud Fleurie
Perraud's Fleurie shows florality and delicacy that earned Fleurie the title of the "Queen of Beaujolais." This is all backed by an emphatic granite minerality.
2008 Val delle Corti Chianti Classico
Val delle Corti's Chianti Classico comes from the cool climate area of Radda, a place made famous by Montevertine. Like Montevertine, Val delle Corti's Chianti is elegant and aromatic. The forest floor notes make it perfect for the fall.
2011 Debize Beaujolais Homme a La Veste
Debize is new to the U.S. market. He's turning out imminently fascinating and gulpable low alcohol Beaujolais. This wine charms with it silken texture and its expressiveness. Its versatility makes it an ideal house wine.
2010 Charvin Cotes du Rhone La Poutet
Charvin's Cote du Rhone always overdelivers in a big way. It's a baby Chateauneuf-du-Pape showing a similar richness and stony, herb tinged minerality.
2011 Plageoles Braucol
A fairly robust wine with dark berry fruit, spice and minty herbal notes. It's a perfect match for red meats and long braised stews.
2009 Pepiere Granite de Thebaud
Thebaud is a new cuvee from Pepiere, sourced from old vines in Granite de Chateau Thebaud. The wine impresses with its freshness and cut. It's full of salty, oceanic minerality and bright citrus.
2011 Stein Riesling Blauschieffer Trocken
Stein's Riesling is, as always, cracklingly crisp with an obvious streak of slate-y minerality.
2010 Duplessis Chablis
Duplessis's Chablis is classic Chablis from a great vintage. It's full of Chablis' signature minerality with notes of its famous "cheesiness."
2011 Ott Grüner Veltliner
Ott's Grüner is full of vibrant citrus notes and plenty of the greenish and spicy notes that are typical of Grüner.
2011 Peillot Altesse
From Bugey, a region in Eastern France, this wine is full of orchard fruits (think apples and quince) and bright acids backed by a chalky minerality.
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