Importer Spotlight - Vintage '59 Wines$0.00
This week we feature some of our favorite boutique wines from importer Vintage '59.
Lavernette “Granit” Blanc de Noirs NV $38
The wine is a méthode champenoise. It undergoes malolactic naturally, and there is only one small sugar addition, which is done at bottling along with yeast. Anyone who may think that Gamay has no business in Champagne method wines needs to take a look at the Aube, where as much as 40% of the vineyard surface was planted to Gamay prior to World War II.
Mélanie Pfister Breit NV $35
Made from 50% Chardonnay with 25% Pinot Blanc and 25% Pinot Auxerrois. The name Breit comes from the name of the vineyard, Hangenbriete. Mélanie consistently make an unusually elegant, perfumed, top-end crémant.
Domaine Ollier-Taillefer “Allegro”, Faugères 2018 $25
Allegro is made from equal parts Roussanne and Vermentino, grown on schist at 250 to 300 m above sea level. Hand-picked and destemmed, skin contact in a pneumatic press for a few hours then the wine rests on. Production averages 2,000 cases.
Pierre Jean Villa “Préface", Saint Joseph 2018 $48
Pierre Jean Villa came from the Rhône Valley but learned to make wine in Burgundy and maybe that’s why he gravitates toward elegance and finesse in his wines. This is first cuvée of the domain, a wine with a terrific core of Syrah fruit. Villa’s vines grow in the northern, cooler sector of the Saint Joseph appellation.