What’s exciting is to find wines that are unheard of and or small lots, however with the quality that demands attention. Each day I will bring to you some great finds-not discounted wines from others, bad vintages or poorly stored wines I won’t drink!- But awesome finds with limited availability, unknown but with a provenance that is certain to please in quality and price (after all no one has gobs of money) you want an interesting wine- that I personally have tasted and will serve at my dinner table.
As would be expected it’s wise to act on these, part of my job is to earn your trust, it’s also my job to spend time researching-tasting (I won’t purchase without tasting first) you certainly have a lot choices these days to find wines on your own but not the time to search, taste, evaluate, and land a great price to bring it to you. Being limited means they are in small quantities-that’s what I’m about-so keep in mind to act with the offer and information I will arm you with as to what they’re about as soon as you can, once they’re gone, well, they’re gone!
These will be from all corners of the world, domestic-small lots. Be sure to check the website as well.
Domaine Brusset 2008 $24.95
65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre & 5% Cinsault grown on stony, terraced vineyards on facing south. Handpicked and selected following strict ripeness checks. Crushed and destalked with no yeast added. Fermentation in vats for 15 days with twice daily “pigeages”. 60% in vats and 40% in 2 to 4 years old “demi-muids”. Gigodas-if you’ve not familiar with, they’re wonderful, Being a little brother of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the wine is moderately prestigious and can yield beautiful results when treated with care. Gigondas AOC wine is produced exclusively in the commune of Gigondas, in Vaucluse.
The Daily Deal for Friday Oct. 19,2012