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Blanc et Fils ‘Altadia’ Crémant de Savoie NV
A tiny production sparkling wine made by Willy Blanc and his son, hailing from the French Alps and made Methode Champenoise. Aged for 24 months before release, adding a slight brioche note to otherwise delicate, crisp, dry bubbles. Imported into Asheville and only available in NC.
Venturini Baldini Montelocco LambruscoA single-variety wine of Salamino grapes, grown on clay-sandy soils. The grapes are harvested in the first ten days in September. Short Charmat method. Perceptible fragrance of herbs and juicy black cherries. Has a fresh, semi-dry flavor with light tannic sensations. Certified Organic. Venturini Baldini is a 130ha estate from the 17th century, situated in the hills between Reggio Emilia and Parma. Since 1976 they have been producing organic Lambrusco and sparkling wines as well as premium balsamic vinegars and balsamic condiments. In 2013, Giuseppe and Julia Prestia took over the estate from the Venturini Baldini family, continuing the visionary work of the previous owners to produce organic sparkling wines of only the highest quality, focusing mainly on Lambrusco and sparkling rose’ wines.
João Pato “Duckman” Espumante Bruto Branco
From 20 year old vines planted on 2 hectares of sandy soil within a site called Amoreira da Gândara. The grapes are harvested at the beginning of September with spontaneous fermentation taking place in stainless steel, with ambient yeasts, for three weeks with no temperature control. The wine is aged one year on lees, bottled October 2018 and released in January 2020.
Joao Pato “Duckman” Maria Duck Pet Nat | 2020
From a tiny single plot of 20 year old organic vines, hand harvested and left on the skins for 5 days before getting pressed off to steel where natural fermentation starts, then it gets bottled unfiltered with the lees. Hazy yellow fruit and citrus and despite the murky look of it.
Krasno Orange | 2019
Over the centuries, heroic winegrowers have planted vines on tenaciously terraced, steep, marly slopes below the little village of Krasno in Slovenia’s Goriška Brda region, which borders Italy’s Friuli region. The unique soil, sub-Mediterranean climate, and terraced slopes produce distinctly mineral-laden wines with great acid as well as plush fruit. All vines are worked sustainably by hand. Krasno’s new skin-contact white (aka Orange) is a new project brainstormed by Kate of ROR and Andrew, the winemaker at Krasno. The goal was to create an affordable old-world skin-contact white, focusing on native aromatic varieties that expressed elegance and drinkability. The amount of skin contact varies for each variety based on the inherent character of the grape. The Rebula spends 10 months on skins, and a total of 14 mos. in large neutral oak barrels. The Malvasia and Sauvignonasse spend 15 months in stainless steel, with one month of skin contact and 8 months sur lie. All varietals are separately fermented with native yeast, matured and blended. 40% Rebula (Ribolla Gialla) 30% Malvasia 30% Sauvignonasse.
Gulp Hablo Orange 1L | 2020
A blend of equal parts Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc, a common combination for the white wines of the region, and here made into an orange wine via a week of maceration on the skins. Aromatics of orange blossom and tropical jackfruit with moderately tannic dried citrus peels, tea and preserved apricots on the yeasty and textured plate. Certified biodynamically farmed grapes, therefore no pesticides or insecticides used in the farming. Native yeast fermentation, aged in steel tanks, bottled slightly hazy without any fining or filtering and only a tiny degree of sulfites. The wine is part of the importer’s Gulp/Halbo line of Spanish wines made of organic and biodynamic grapes from Spain’s central La Mancha region.
Schlossmuhlenhof ‘Boden Funk’ Muller-Thurgau | 2020
From 25 year old vines planted to 3.6 hectares, in Alzey, of loess and calcareous clay soils. The grapes are hand-harvested and sorted in mid-September, left to macerate for 24hrs, followed by spontaneous fermentation lasting seven weeks. The wine spends five months on lees with stirring four times per month. Unfiltered.
Anne Pichon Sauvage Gris Ventoux Rosé | 2020
Ripe strawberry and honeydew melon aromas are complemented by a subtle floral topnote. Detailed on the palate, with lots of energy and texture. Focused red fruit and spiciness round out the long finish.
Bodan Roan Pinot Noir | 2018
Bodan Roan Wines are produced with a clear goal: to make straight-forward, food-friendly wines. This goal is attained through a process that begins in the vineyard, where high-quality grapes provide a base for the wine. The grapes chosen for these wines are from select vineyard sites throughout California. The winemaking style is one of little intervention. Very little new oak is used to allow the fruit and varietal characteristics of the wines to shine through. Fermented in stainless steel and neutral barrel. Aromatic, red fruited, slight spice, very easy drinking
Thomas Julien ‘Sur le Fil’ | 2018
Thomas Julien was born and raised at the bottom of Mont Ventoux in Southern Rhône. His focus is minimal intervention wines that express the unique terroir of his region. This extremely aromatic blend of Grenache and Syrah (fermented whole cluster, partial carbonic, partial concrete) is light and floral with delicate red fruits. Great with a slight chill.
Anne Pichon ‘Sauvage’ Ventoux | 2018
Ventoux is a wine-growing region in the southeastern Rhone region of France. The estate consists of old, low yielding vineyards on prime, high elevation slopes in Ventoux, where the vineyards climb up the foothills of the Vaucluse Mountains. Anne Pichon Estate is in a naturally dry microclimate, but the carefully maintained, horse-tilled soils are able to retain enough moisture when it rains. The Mistral winds sweep up from the hills below, making the fruit less susceptible to disease, hence providing an ideal environment for organic viticulture. All vineyard work is done by hand, and the winemaking approach is hands-off- unfined, unfiltered, with ancient oxygen limiting practices as to be able to use almost no sulfites at bottling.
Luberri Orlegi | 2020
Luberri Orlegi is the reference point for traditional, lighter-bodied, fruit-forward wines of Rioja Alavesa. Orlegi is produced from two estate vineyards: tempranillo from El Cuento at 415m and viura from Cuatroencias at 500m. Orlegi combines whole-cluster fermentation and standard fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel to emphasize the fruit. The resulting wine is classic, fresh, and food-friendly. A delicious tempranillo from Rioja for everyday drinking! The 2020 vintage in Rioja presented a mixed bag of diverse, highly localized weather that was good for some vineyards and bad for others. It was a vintage where vineyard selection was paramount, and being an experienced cosechero (farmer) such as Florentino Monje from Luberri was essential. Rainfall and early budding resulted in a relatively early but somewhat uneven harvest, depending on the areas. This vintage is comparable to the 2016 vintage, with highly reduced yields and above-average quality of balanced wines with moderate alcohol, good acidity, and fresh fruit.
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We are also at the North Asheville Tailgate Market at UNCA Campus on Saturdays from 8am-12pm.