When is white Burgundy less than $25? When it comes from Beaujolais.
This is a true “under the radar” wine and one I put in last weeks email. Sampling it in the store this weekend, it was so well received I wanted to make sure to include it again.
Many people in the store know Beaujolais to be more than the “nouveau” variety. A smaller group knows just how much value and drinking enjoyment can be found in the whites from this region. They are 100% Chardonnay, just like the more famous northern neighbor Burgundy. But, they are a fraction of the price. Dupeuble is one of the most respected producers in Beaujolais and is a consistent source for value reds and whites.
These wines are perfect to have around the house for large summer get togethers where delicious wine is desired but high prices are not. At $17 a bottle, this is a wine to buy by the case. With the case discount, there are few if any better Chardonnays on the market. Buy a case to insure you have this impressive wine value on hand for your next get together.
Another store favorite is about to be sold out! The Commanderie de Peyrassol is a delicious bottle of Provencal rose that brings together all of the natural beauty and charm of the French Riviera in a single bottle. This wine’s popularity increases each year due to it fair price and tremendous flavor. I have just been told by the distributor that he is down to his last few cases of this wine and want to give fans a final chance to get some for this rosé season.
The wine is comprised of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah, in varying percentages and from vines that average 25 years in age. The long fermentation of this wine insures a wine that is both lively and fresh and full bodied. This is a consistent and dependable wine, year in and year out. The 2015 vintage is showing a nice fruit blossom note on the nose and plenty of refreshing minerality on the palate. It is delicious now and will develop extremely well for the next 3-5 years. (Yes, rosés age too.) $23 a bottle.
(Note: there are also a few bottles of the Chateau de Peyrassol in the store at $28. This wine is from older vines and a little more robust.)