Made from a blend of Gros Manseng and its country cousin, Petit Manseng, this delicious, moderately sweet white wine has turned out to be a favorite not only of our customers, but of our famously fussy wine staff! Bright flavors of apricot and lemon curd are precisely balanced by refreshing acidity and gentle sweetness on the finish.
Pale yellow with hints of green, this fruity blend of Colombard and Ugni-Blanc from southwest France is a genuine crowd-pleaser. Tank-fermentation at cool temperatures produces a fresh, fruity wine marked by assertive flavors and aromas of grapefruit, lemon-lime and orange peel, with a hint of acacia on the finish. Well-rounded and fresh, this wine is ideal with fish, shellfish and light meats, or simply as a summer apéritif.
Although Cheverny is not well-known compared to other the Loire Valley appellations, such as Pouilly-Fumé or Sancerre, with which it is often compared, in certain respects it is even more interesting. Unlike Pouilly-Fumé or Sancerre, which are made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, Cheverny uses a substantial percentage of Chardonnay, the archetypal grape of white Burgundy. The use of Chardonnay gives Cheverny a roundness, juiciness, and soft opulence that is most appealing. Domaine Sauger dates back to 1870, and this cuvée is made from the estate's oldest vines, which provide even greater depth than its regular bottling. Michel Labardin calls this a "summer sipper suprême," and I would be hard-pressed to disagree.
Dubonnet is the nation's top selling aperitif, with a long and storied history that is enjoying renewed popularity as consumers return to classic cocktails. Dubonnet was once the preferred beverage of the French Foreign Legion. Today, Dubonnet is available internationally in both Rouge and Blanc varieties and is a key ingredient in classic drinks such as the Dubonnet Cocktail and the Dubonnet Kiss. In the words of master mixologist Dale DeGroff, with its rich ruby color, spicy aroma and refreshing flavors, Dubonnet embodies the best of the aperitif category.
Like its siblings, this Chardonnay is a true California MÃ©nage Ã Trois, blending fruit from three of the state's top Chardonnay growing regions. With fresh citrus aromas from Monterey County, lush tropical fruit flavors from Santa Barbara County and fine structure from Mendocino County, this is one palate pleaser that's guaranteed to satisfy!
In Portuguese, Vinho Verde means "green wine," but that is not a reference to its color, which is a brilliant yellow-white, but to its vivacious, youthful character. Made from a blend of native Portuguese grapes, Loureiro, Trajadura, and Pederna, with a little bit of Alvariñho, this Vinho Verde offers vibrant aromas and flavors of citrus, apples and flowers, and finishes with a light, refreshing sparkle.