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January 2024 - 6 Club

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Club Pick 1

A lovely zero-zero red blend that is incredibly gluggable but also complex. with black fruits, pepper, and a fresh finish that makes you excited for the next taste!

 

Syrah, Grenache

Black fruits, pepper, and a fresh finish that makes you excited for the next taste!

Vintage:

  • 2021

ABV:

  • 13.5%

Funky Scale:

Mostly Classic

Style:

Food Wine

Region: Corbières, France

From the Brigitte Bardot of Corbières and her endearing husband come the wines of Fond Cyprès, a soulful, luscious lineup of Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier, Muscat, Cinsault and blends thereof. The couple, whose real names are Laetitia Ourliac & Rodolphe Gianesini, is intent on producing wines that express their sultry slice of the Languedoc — specifically, Escales, in the northernmost part of the Corbières AOC. Their domaine begins at the end of a road lined with Cypress trees and extends in either direction across 15ha of lush vegetation, a secret garden of olives, tomatoes, eggplants, wild herbs, and newly-born kittens. We first met Laetitia and Rodolphe in the deep, damp recesses of Cave Ackerman on a February afternoon in the Loire, and even then their wines were singing. But when we pulled up to their home in August and were greeted by bowls of freshly grilled palourdes, mussels, garlic, and parsley cooked in the juice we were about to drink, we understood their wines had made it feel like summer all along. - Minum Selections.

Club Pick 2

This Chilean natural red wine has juicy cherries, plump strawberries, and wild blackberry aromas. Vibrant acidity, earthy minerality, and a touch of peppery spice on the palate, and grippy tannins. The finish lingers with flavors of juicy fruit, and dusty earth. A perfect wine  adventurous palates, ideal with grilled meats or hearty stews.

Cinsault

Cherry, strawberry, blackberry and rosemary.

Vintage:

  • 2020

ABV:

  • 13.4%

Funky Scale:

Middle of the Road

Style:

Food Wine

Region: Itata Valley, Chile

Carter Mollenhauer, a dynamic husband-and-wife winemaking duo, passionately crafts exceptional wines from indigenous grape varieties in Chile's Maule Valley. Edgard Carter's viticultural expertise and Karine Mollenhauer's winemaking finesse result in a limited selection that authentically captures the Itata Valley's terroir. Their hands-on, sustainable approach from vine to bottle reflects a deep respect for the land, preserving the Maule Valley's viticultural heritage. Tasting Carter Mollenhauer's wines promises an authentic, sensorial journey through Chilean winemaking, showcasing the duo's skillful hands and genuine love for their craft.






Club Pick 3

Rét Koppitsch, a natural wine from Austria's Burgenland, is a red blend boasting vibrant red fruit flavors, aromatic floral notes, balanced acidity, silky tannins, and a smooth, lingering finish.

Zweigelt, St. Laurent

Cherry, blackberry, violet and pepper.

Vintage:

  • 2020

ABV:

  • 10

Funky Scale:

Middle of the Road

Style:

Glou Glou

Region: Weinland, Weinland, Austria

Alexander and Maria Koppitsch began making wine in Burgenland in 2011. They took over their parents 5.5-hectare winery and moved from selling their grapes into making their own wine. The vineyards are in the Neusiedl am See, a small village situated at the shores of the Neusidl Lake and on the eastern end of the Leitha Mountains which feature soft, rolling hills of mostly limestone soil. Like his father and grandfather before him, Alex does not believe in introducing any additives into the grapes or the wine. They use Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic principles to cultivate their grapes, and pride themselves on performing every aspect of the vineyard management and the winemaking by hand, on a very small scale. - Jenny & Francois.

Club Pick 4

Toot Your Own Horn from Brutes, a Nordic revelry in a bottle. This cider, bursting with sun-drenched apple orchard flavors, spiced with wild apples, and touched by the Baltic breeze.


Swedish apples

Peas, apples, quince and pepper.

Vintage:

  • 2021

ABV:

  • 7%

Funky Scale:

Middle of the Road

Style:

Glou Glou

Region: Stockholm, Sweden

Brutes Cider is a collaborative endeavor led by five passionate individuals, each contributing distinct skills. Brad Sawicki, an accomplished American cidermaker renowned for natural winemaking, brings an international flair. Tobias Eriksson, a Swedish cidermaker and sommelier, adds depth with extensive fermentation knowledge and dedication to tradition.

Nicklas Ivarsson, another Swedish cidermaker, prioritizes sustainability and terroir-driven cider, enhancing ecological integrity. Joakim Kviberg, a Swedish musician, injects creativity with unique perspectives, resulting in innovative flavors. Fredrik Winberg, a Swedish restaurateur, provides valuable insights into consumer preferences, ensuring Brutes Cider complements diverse dining experiences.

Though lacking a singular "winemaker," the collaborative efforts of these individuals define Brutes Cider. Their unique amalgamation of talents, blending French and Swedish traditions, creates a must-try, promising a distinctive and delightful tasting experience.






Club Pick 5

This white blend delivers bright citrus flavors of lemon and grapefruit, complemented by white peach and pear. The vibrant nose leads with citrus zest, followed by stone fruit nuances and a subtle minerality from the slate soils. It has delicate floral notes like acacia or honeysuckle, and whispers of white pepper. This natural white wine is lively and crisp on the palate, featuring a clean and refreshing citrus finish.

Xarello, Macabeu, Parellada, Malvasia

Green apple, apricot, lemon, honeysuckle and jasmine.

Vintage:

  • NV

ABV:

  • 11.5%

Funky Scale:

Middle of the Road

Style:

Glou Glou

Region: Penedès, Spain

Agustí Costa and Paula Sandoval of Cal Xurriu, nestled in the hilltops near Barcelona, epitomize the essence of natural winemaking in Alt Penedès. Agustí, a passionate winemaker from a grape-growing lineage, prioritizes micro plots or "special vineyards" over mass production, uncovering Penedès' magic often overlooked for bulk wine. Together with Paula, they explore hidden biophysical colosseums accessible only by foot, fostering an ecosystem of wildflowers, asparagus, rosemary, and olive trees alongside 100-year-old vines.

Agustí's reverence for nature reflects in his unorthodox approach. He allows seemingly competitive plants to thrive, inviting wild goats and boar into the vineyards. In a heartfelt moment, a channel of wind surrounded him, a vineyard embrace that moved him to tears. His cool demeanor hides genuine vulnerability and compassion; his love for farming is evident in wines that mirror his character—delicate, vivacious, and brimming with care. Tasting Cal Xurriu wines is an invitation to experience the terroir's love and Agustí's devotion, a journey into the untouched soul of Alt Penedès.

Club Pick 6

It bursts with notes of pink grapefruit, underripe strawberries, cherries, and wild rose, and the finish will surprise you with a big hit of minerality and a lingering Hubba Bubba dust. It’s always golden hour with this Pink Gold sour.

 

Trollinger

Strawberry, raspberry, cherry and rose

Vintage:

  • 2021

ABV:

  • 11%

Funky Scale:

Middle of the Road

Style:

Cellar

Region: Swabia, Germany

According to the motto "Quality arises in the vineyard and not just in the cellar", a lot of idealism and perseverance is needed to produce a special wine quality instead of "Goldgräberstimmung". Knowing the importance of biological cycles and the respectful use of nature, they support the natural balance in the vineyard. With their specially prepared compost and the absence of chemical-synthetic agents, they promote the vitality and harmony of their vines. In this way, full-bodied, vivid wines are produced whose quality is later reflected in the glass. While the sun directly increases the quality of the grapes with its light and warmth, the moon influences the growth and vitality of the vines. During the work in the vineyard, they consciously focus on the different phases of the moon. - Minum Selections.