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Champagne Sanger, Côtes des Blanc

An unique project in France, Sanger is the Champagne “house” run by the students and faculty cellar masters at the Avize Viti Campus, the region’s premier viticultural school. Established in 1919, the school’s vineyards and facilities have been donated by former students who went on to lead their own domaines. Today the school produces Champagne from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims, including a number of Grand Cru plots.

Wines:

Sanger “Voyage 360°” Brut Nature NV
Sanger “Pères d’Origines” Grand Cru Brut Non-Dosé (vintage Champagne)
Sanger “Triangle Minéral” Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Non-Dosé (vintage Champagne)

 

For More Information Visit: Avize Viti Campus

 

Airfield Estates

Airfield Estates is a family owned and operated winery and vineyard situated in the heart of the Yakima Valley – Washington State’s oldest established AVA. For four generations, the Miller family has been farming in this region. The first wine grapes were planted in 1968, and today, the estate vineyard spans 830 acres and includes over 20 different varietals.

As the name suggests, Airfield Estates has ties to aviation. A portion of the property operated as a training base for hundreds of Army Air Corps pilots during World War II. To this day, a few of the original airplane hangars remain in use as farm storage facilities.


Wines:

Airfield Estates Chardonnay
Airfield Estates Bombshell Red Blend
Airfield Estates Merlot
Lone Birch Pinot Gris
Lone Birch Chardonnay
Lone Birch Riesling
Lone Birch Red Blend

For More Information Visit: Airfield Estates

 

Terraplén

Terraplén is a small project from Terra Nostra Vinos, with wines that represent the terroirs and climates of this diverse region: clay, limestone, marl, and loam; Atlantic, Continental, and Mediterranean. The result is a trio of fun, affordable wines that reflect this unique crossroads of Spain’s geography.

Wines:

Terraplén Viura
Terraplén Garnacha Rosé
Terraplén Garnacha

For More Information Visit: Terraplén

 

Ananto

From Bodegas Sierra Norte’s project in Utiel-Requena, Ananto is a new wine involving old vineyards and old farming practices. The vineyard sites are at higher elevations (~1,000 meters), dry-farmed, with vines aged in the 35-45 year range, and farmed organically (certified). Despite all that, the wines are also incredibly affordable.

Wines:

Ananto Utiel-Requena Organic Macabeo
Ananto Utiel-Requena Organic Tinto (Bobal-Tempranillo)
Ananto Utiel-Requena Organic Bobal Rosé

 

 

For More Information Visit: Sierra Norte

 

Artadi

When people talk about Juan Carlos López de Lacalle – and wine people have been talking about him a lot over the past 30 years – the word ‘iconoclast’ comes up again and again. Since founding Bodegas y Viñedos Artadi in 1985, Juan Carlos’ guiding principle has been that wine must reflect the specific place where the vines are grown, that authentic wine embodies the climate, culture, and terroir of the vineyard. Over the years, this philosophy has led him to convert his vineyards to organic, biodynamic, and sustainable practices. His wines are made based on the regional (Alavesa), village (Laguardia), and single-vineyard origins of the grapes themselves.


In the Rioja region, where more than 500 million bottles are produced every year, Artadi’s adherence to natural winemaking and terroir-specific bottlings have put Juan Carlos continually at odds with the authorities that regulate Rioja wine. These differences finally came to a head in 2015 when the winery officially withdrew from the Rioja D.O.C.


So today Juan Carlos, the iconoclast whose Artadi winery had become a reference point for great Rioja, technically no longer produces Rioja. But Juan Carlos López de Lacalle is unfazed. Regulators don’t produce great wine. Only the land itself can make great wine, and Artadi is all about the land.

Wines:

Artadi Tempranillo, Rioja
Artadi Vinas de Laguardia , Rioja
Artadi Valdeginés, Rioja
Artadi La Poza de Ballesteros, Rioja
Artadi El Carretil, Rioja
Artadi Vina El Pisón, Rioja
Artazu Garnacha White, Navarra
Artazu Garnacha Red, Navarra
Artazuri Rosé, Navarra
Artazu Pasos de San Martin, Navarra
Santa Cruz de Artazu, Navarra
El Sequé, Alicante

 

 

For More Information Visit: Artadi

 

Mont Rocher

Mont Rocher is a collection of wines produced from indigenous varieties, produced in a style that lets them clearly express their varietal typicity and sense of place. Pure, authoritative packaging that lets the wines do the talking meets delicious, well-balanced wines that offer a taste of the real France.

Wines:

Mont Rocher Old-Vine Malbec

Mont Rocher Old-Vine Carignan

 

For More Information Visit: Wine Dogs

 

Pierre et Papa

Made by Pierre Renard whose family has been farming and making wine in the Southern French in the hills above Béziers for centuries. These wines honor Pierre’s father, who worked the family vines for 40 years before retiring.

Wines:

Pierre et Papa Blanc, Comté Tolosan

Pierre et Papa Rosé, l’Hérault

Pierre et Papa Rouge, l’Hérault

 

For More Information Visit: Wine Dogs

 

Valdespino

“I’ve often called Valdespino “the Romanee-Conti of Jerez.” Well, there, I’ve said it. To me they represent quality and tradition at the very top of the Sherry hierarchy. The winery, soleras and brands are old, registered in 1875, but with documentation about their commercial and winegrowing activities going back to the 13th century. Their recent history starts in 1999, when Jose Estevez purchases the company from the Valdespino family. Today Valdespino is the jewel in the crown of the Grupo Estevez, which also includes Real Tesoro and La Guita, who stock and age 35,000 botas of Sherry and own 800 hectares of vineyards, 56 of which come from the Pago Macharnudo, on pure white albariza soil, one of the best vineyards in the Marco de Jerez, and 17 hectares from the heart of Macharnudo are still fermented in bota today and form the core of brands like Inocente, Tio Diego, CP or Cardenal.”
– Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate

Wines:

Valdespino Fino ‘Inocente’
Valdespino Manzanilla ‘Deliciosa’
Valdespino Amontillado Dry ‘Tio Diego’
Valdespino Cream ‘Isabela’
Valdespino Pedro Ximenez ‘El Candado’
Valdespino Oloroso VOS ‘Don Gonzalo’
Valdespino Amontillado VORS ‘Coliseo’
Valdespino Palo Cortado VORS ‘Cardenal’
Valdespino Moscatel ‘Toneles’

 

For More Information Visit: Valdespino

 

Te Mata, Hawkes Bay

Te Mata Estate has five vineyards totaling 15 hectares on the free draining soils of the Havelock Hills north-facing slopes. Te Mata Estate’s wines are from some of the oldest vineyards in New Zealand. In 1996 the Havelock Hills area was recognized for the significance of its natural and viticultural heritage when it was designated the Te Mata Special Character Zone. First planted in the 1890s, this area produces wines with balance, power and elegance.

Wines:

Te Mata Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc

 

For More Information Visit: Te Mata

 

Tablelands, Martinborough

The idea for Tablelands as a wine company began in January, 2009 in New York City during a conversation between two wine-loving mates; Magnus Riddiford and Simon Buck. However, the inspiration for the wines they set out to make was born much earlier. Magnus’s family has lived for generations in Wairarapa where they developed a strong kinship with the land. It was here, among the flattened hilltops and gently rolling gullies of Martinborough, that the Riddiford ancestral home “Tablelands” was built. The countless meals and bottles of wine shared within the walls of Tablelands imbues that place with a sense of home that both Magnus and Simon.

Wines:

Tablelands Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc

 

For More Information Visit: Tablelands

 

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