Celebrating 25 years as Raleigh's
longest running independent wine store,
Better late than never!
Our "summer" Austrian container just arrived. Stock up on your favorites, and try some new arrivals including selections from Steininger, Anton Bauer, Tegernseerhof, Leo Hillinger, Steindorfer and Paul D.
Late Summer Arrivals!
New White Wines
Moulin de Gassac, Chardonnay 2021 - Languedoc, France - ($13.99, discounted 25% by the Red Tag case)
Moulin de Gassac produces our favorite entry-level Chardonnay. This
stainless-steel Chardonnay opens with fresh fruity
aromas and honeyed wildflowers balanced by a full
buttery finish. Ideal for the New World palate
looking to explore Old World wines!
Adega de Monçăo 'Fuzelo', White Blend 2020 - Vinho
Verde, Minho, Portugal
discounted 25% by the Red Tag
Hermann Moser 'Karmeliterberg' 2021 – Rohrendorf, Kremstal, Austria - ($20.99, discounted 25% by the Red Tag case)
This classic Grüner is produced from the Gebling vineyard - a significant
hill north of the village of Rohrendorf in Kremstal.
Gebling refers to the golden yellow soil known for
producing exceptional and spicy Grüner Veltliners.
It is a full style showing typical prickly and
Clement & Florian Berthier, Sauvignon Blanc 2019– Coteaux Du Giennois, Loire Valley, France - $22.99
This "Baby Sancerre" from the small appellation of Coteaux du Giennois near the Loire River is produced from 35-100 year-old vineyard sites. Pale gold in color with aromas of white flowers, subtle citrus, grapefruit and passion fruit. The palate is refreshing and balanced with quince and pear fruit, and the juicy acidity dances with minerality. There is just a touch of herbal note on the clean gentle finish.
New Sparkling and Rosé Wines
Krasno Charmat Brut, Ribolla Gialla 2021 – Goriška Brda, Slovenia - $17.99
An iconic fresh and fruit-forward sparkling
wine produced from 100% Ribolla Gialla. The terroir
produces distinctly mineral authentic wines through
a mixture of warm sea air and cold Alpine winds.
Aromas of yellow citrus and light apple are enhanced
by a golden hue with tiny bubble chains.
Antica Fratta, Franciacorta Brut Rosé, ‘Essence’ 2016 – Lombardy, Italy - $48.99
Antica Fratta produces the 'Essence' line of Franciacorta to emphasize
their commitment to this elegant sparkling wine. It
is produced with 60% pinot noir and 40% chardonnay
with 42 months of maturation on lees, which provides
a creamy mousse. The bubbles are fine, yet
persistent with layers of red fruit and soft shade
Domaine Preignes le Vieux 2021 – Languedoc, France - ($13.99, discounted 25% by the Red Tag case)
Domaine Preignes Le Vieux is nestled on sunny terraces of the Languedoc,
just a few miles from the Mediterranean Sea. 'Le
Vieux' - meaning the ancient, refers to the 13th
century Chateau home to the Preignes cellars.
Vineyards are situated on volcanic and clay-gravel
soils to produce this light, yet fruit forward and
aromatically complex rosé.
Paolo Petrilli 'Motta del Lupo', Nero di Troia, Rosé 2021 – Puglia, Italy - $14.99
This unique rosato is made from the indigenous varietal Nero di Troia. It is purely expressed through stainless steel and organic methods. Try something different this rosé season with this medium bodied wine ideal for food pairings. It is dry, yet expressive of melon and tart peach fruit balanced with a nice weight.
New Red Wines
Zlatan Otok 'Bilo Idro', Plavac Mali 2020 – Vrpolje, Šibenik, Dalmatia, Croatia - $17.99
Bilo Idro is Zlatan Otok’s breathtaking marina-side restaurant and wine
bar. Located by the small settlement of Vrpolje,
these rocky vineyards enjoy a beautiful sea view and
sun exposure. A bright and fresher Plavac style,
approachable, and easy drinking. Dark red cherry,
baby blueberries, subtle earthiness and gentle
Runquist ‘1448’, Red Blend 2020 – Amador County, California
Runquist is a small family winery in the foothills of California’s Sierra
Nevada Mountains. "1448" is the preferred altitude
for their house style of forward fruit, rich full
flavors with a smooth elegant finish. This deeply
fruited red is blended 55% Petit Verdot, 35% Petit
Sirah, 10% Tannat with soft oak influence and plenty
F. Ili Badiali, Lacrima 2021 - Morro d’Alba, Marche, Italy - ($17.99, discounted 25% by the Red Tag case)
F. Ili Badiali is a small estate producing this 100% Lacrima organically,
unfined and unfiltered. This expression is
explosively aromatic with notes of hibiscus, stewed
strawberry, and light spices. On the palate, the
tannins are soft with a generous fruit
concentration. Refreshing and enjoyable for a
variety of occasions!
Sylvain Gauthier, Syrah 2019 – Ardeche, Rhone Valley, France - ($25.99, discounted 25% by the Red Tag case)
Northern Rhone is experiencing a bountiful comeback in recent years. Sylvain Gauthier studied under Chapoutier and then started his tiny Domaine is 2007. This wine hails from Ardeche, a former VDP of Northern Rhone. The aromatics are lifted with juicy purple fruits and violets. The palate show weight, spice and all the fruits, serious but gluggable.
something completely different......