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Domaine de l'Envol

Gewürztraminer Letzenberg 2017
Domaine de l'Envol

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Alsace, France

Type: White, Dessert
Vintage: 2017
Sulfites: 21 mg/L
Alcohol: 13%
Varietal: Gewürztraminer
Production: Organic, Biodynamic
Style: Complex, Cellar
Importer:

A beautiful expression of the grape with 23 grams of residual sugar. The aromatics on the wine are off the charts with lychee, and other stone fruit as well as floral notes. We’d pair it with fois gras, strong cheeses, or squash and even Asian desserts like mango sticky rice!

Pairing Suggestions: Smelly Cheese, Squash, Fois Gras

We met Catherine and Raphael via our friends Melusine Wines and already knew a bit about them going into the meeting. The first thing we noticed when we walked in was a photo of Catherine on the wall with a crown. Asking Raphael about this was the perfect lead-in to the story of the vineyard because Catherine was actually the Alsace wine queen (from the wine festival we mentioned above) several years back and this is how she and Raphael met! Raphael had been out on his own growing grapes for a co-op and Catherine’s parents were selling their grapes to the same one. A few years later Raphael decided to make his own wine, as he didn't feel the co-op was getting the right expression out of the grapes and wanted control over the process. Since Raphael and Catherine were dating they all tried his wines and her parents thought they would also like to control the winemaking process of their grapes. This was the beginning of Domaine de l’Envol! Because Raphael was already in the process of winemaking, they decided to partner up with Catherine’s parents and her brother to create the brand Envol, which means “to take flight” in French. This was their first venture into wine on their own and the name is perfectly fitting. Catherine left her job at a larger winery to launch with them and now they've been making their wines under this new label for the past three years! One fun fact is that Raphael also does some work with Les Vins de Pirouettes, so if you ever see one that says “de Raphael” you'll know who that is!

Where do you ship?

We ship to every state except AK, HI, UT, KY, AL, AR. 

How long will it take to get my order?

Wines are shipped within 1-3 business days after your order.

Shipping times vary, but are typically 2-5 business days depending on the location in the US. You will get tracking information in your confirmation email after the label is printed. Please note that the delivery date is an estimate, and may change based on factors out of our control.

Note: Due to COVID-19, our retailers and shipping partners are seeing extra pressure on their distribution network. Most orders placed during the business week are planned to ship within 1-3 days of ordering. All weekend orders will begin processing on Monday, and it may take 1-3 business days to ship as well.

What shipping carriers do you use?

We use either UPS or FedEx, depending on the state. 

Do I need to be there to sign?

Yes! Federal law requires the signature of someone 21+ for any alcohol delivery. We want to make sure you get your wine, so please make sure someone is there to sign for it when it comes. The delivery service will make three attempts before returning the shipment to our fulfillment center. Note that there will be a restocking fee for returned shipments.

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping is variable based on the number of bottles you purchase. You will see the final shipping price at checkout!

We're a proud partner of 1% for the Planet, a 501(c)(3) based in Burlington, VT. As a Business Member, we've committed to giving 1% of our annual sales revenue every year to approved nonprofit partners. 1% for the Planet approved nonprofit partners are carefully vetted environmental organizations that are eligible to receive funding from our members. These include organizations like such as WIRES, Rainforest Trust, Protect Our Winters, and many more.

Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.

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Producer Profile

We met Catherine and Raphael via our friends Melusine Wines and already knew a bit about them going into the meeting. The first thing we noticed when we walked in was a photo of Catherine on the wall with a crown. Asking Raphael about this was the perfect lead-in to the story of the vineyard because Catherine was actually the Alsace wine queen (from the wine festival we mentioned above) several years back and this is how she and Raphael met! Raphael had been out on his own growing grapes for a co-op and Catherine’s parents were selling their grapes to the same one. A few years later Raphael decided to make his own wine, as he didn't feel the co-op was getting the right expression out of the grapes and wanted control over the process. Since Raphael and Catherine were dating they all tried his wines and her parents thought they would also like to control the winemaking process of their grapes. This was the beginning of Domaine de l’Envol! Because Raphael was already in the process of winemaking, they decided to partner up with Catherine’s parents and her brother to create the brand Envol, which means “to take flight” in French. This was their first venture into wine on their own and the name is perfectly fitting. Catherine left her job at a larger winery to launch with them and now they've been making their wines under this new label for the past three years! One fun fact is that Raphael also does some work with Les Vins de Pirouettes, so if you ever see one that says “de Raphael” you'll know who that is!

Shipping

Where do you ship?

We ship to every state except AK, HI, UT, KY, AL, AR. 

How long will it take to get my order?

Wines are shipped within 1-3 business days after your order.

Shipping times vary, but are typically 2-5 business days depending on the location in the US. You will get tracking information in your confirmation email after the label is printed. Please note that the delivery date is an estimate, and may change based on factors out of our control.

Note: Due to COVID-19, our retailers and shipping partners are seeing extra pressure on their distribution network. Most orders placed during the business week are planned to ship within 1-3 days of ordering. All weekend orders will begin processing on Monday, and it may take 1-3 business days to ship as well.

What shipping carriers do you use?

We use either UPS or FedEx, depending on the state. 

Do I need to be there to sign?

Yes! Federal law requires the signature of someone 21+ for any alcohol delivery. We want to make sure you get your wine, so please make sure someone is there to sign for it when it comes. The delivery service will make three attempts before returning the shipment to our fulfillment center. Note that there will be a restocking fee for returned shipments.

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping is variable based on the number of bottles you purchase. You will see the final shipping price at checkout!

1% for the Planet

We're a proud partner of 1% for the Planet, a 501(c)(3) based in Burlington, VT. As a Business Member, we've committed to giving 1% of our annual sales revenue every year to approved nonprofit partners. 1% for the Planet approved nonprofit partners are carefully vetted environmental organizations that are eligible to receive funding from our members. These include organizations like such as WIRES, Rainforest Trust, Protect Our Winters, and many more.

Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.

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