This week at the shop we will be showcasing Paul Pillot.  This is a rare and exciting opportunity to discover two amazing Premier Cru vineyards from St Aubin side by side.  We hope to see you Saturday.

Paul Pillot-3rd generation winegrower, Paul’s family has been growing grapes, and making wine since around 1900.  Paul was born in 1947, and from a young age had a strong love and passion for land and wine.  In 1968 Paul developed marketing in bottles and extended the Domaine by buying some prestigious parcels of Premier Cru vineyards in Chassagne-Montrachet.  The Domaine today has about 13 hectares and makes about 65,000 bottles.

Saint-Aubin-Around three-quarters of the wines made in Saint-Aubin are Premier Cru, produced from nearly 320 acres of officially classified sites on limestone-rich hillsides.  The land that is suitable for producing wine of such high quality sits on the slopes that surround the village of Gamay (named after the grape variety).  This south-west to south-east facing slopes affords the vines prolonged daily exposure to all available sunshine.

The vineyards just east of Gamay village are particularly suited to Chardonnay, as they occupy the western side of the Mont-Rachet-the hill that gives its name to Burgundy’s famous Montrachet Grand Cru white wines.  The only significant difference between the two sides of the hill is their aspect.  The eastern half of the Mont-Rachet faces south and southeast, capitalizing on the ripening rays of the sun in the morning and early afternoon.  The western half misses out on this early sunshine, but it stays sunlit until the end of the day-an advantage in cool years in particular.  However, a major drawback is that the west-facing vines are unprotected from the someiimes-oppressive heat of the afternoon sun.

Both Le Charmois, and Pitangerets sit on clay-chalky soils with south-east hillsides. They are both Premier Cru appellations inside Les Combes.  Sitting on the famous Mont-Rachet hillside, which benefits from a slightly warmer south-westerly aspect of the western slopes of Mont-Rachet.  These vines are located just right outside of Chassagne-Montrachet.

These vineyards are located very close to each other, and have similar soils.  However, the subtle difference in the nose and on the palate are mind blowing.  Come by this Saturday and discuss with us your thoughts.

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Mâcon la Roche Vineuse, Château de la Greffiére, (Burgundy) 2013

This lovely wine balances richness with minerality.  Golden straw yellow in color, with aromas of hazelnuts, and ripe tropical fruits.  Complemented with a mouth-watering grapefruit flavor on the palate.

Beaujolais Pierre-Marie Chermette, “D. Vissoux, Cuvée Traditionnelle, VV” 2014

Most of southern Beaujolais sits on limestone-clay soils, however what makes this Domaine special is that it sits on Granite. This gives the wines much more structure and power.  Small wild berry fruit notes, with hints of peony, and white pepper.  The palate is gentle, with the perfect balance of fruit and flower.

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Saturday Tasting: July 18th

July 16, 2015

Bourgogne, Michelot, (Burgundy) 2013 The winery has been in the Michelot family for over six generations.  These vines lie at the foot of a slope in the Meursault commune.  This area is called “les Coutures” and borders the Meursault Limozin appellation.  Tart red fruits, with bright acid, and a clean finish. Ribera del Duero, Picaro […]

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Saturday Tasting: July 11

July 8, 2015

Chablis, Gilbert Picq, 2013 This wine is classic Chablis.  This family owned estate has been making wine for generations, however it is just now starting to get noticed.  This wine boast loads of minerality, and racy acidity with some serious depth. Chablis, Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin, 2013 This wine has considerable depth.  Floral and ripe […]

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Saturday Tasting: June 27

June 25, 2015

SAVE ON SIX! Mâcon-Villages, La Côte Blanche (Burgundy) ’14 This wine is made for pool parties.  It has bright tropical notes of banana, pineapple, and touches of vanilla.  And at such a great price point it is the perfect wine for stocking up. Châteauneuf-du-pape, Guigal (Rhône) ’09 If you are looking to really celebrate on […]

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July 4th & 5th

June 25, 2015

The shop will be CLOSED July 4th and 5th.  If you need wine for the weekend please make sure to come by during the week. Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday. Thanks Ric & Sara

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Save on Six has begun!

June 19, 2015

Our summer Save on Six promotion runs Thursday-Saturday in June, July, and August.  You’ll save 15% when you purchase six bottles or more of our featured Saturday tasting selections. Enjoy the summer savings.  We hope to see you soon!  

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Saturday Tasting: June 20

June 19, 2015

These are two of the best valued wines in the shop.  Take this great oppurtunity to pick up a case or two for your next beach vacation. Château La Gravière, (Entre-Deux-Mers) ’14 Entre-Deux-Mers means “between two seas”.  The region, however is not between two seas, but between two rivers: Dordogne and Garonne.  This wine is […]

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National Rosé Day: July 13

June 11, 2015

In honor of National Rosé day this Saturday we will be tasting two deliious Rosé’s at our FREE tasting from 2-5. Billette, Rosé, (Provence) 2014 Ripe strawberry and cherry notes, with hints of fesh peach.  Delicate spring flowers are also present.  Very fresh and muscular.  Delicate and tremendous grapefruit flavors. Triennes Rosé (Méditerranée) 2014 White flowers and strawberries, […]

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Saturday Tasting: June 6th

June 4, 2015

Save on Six Begins TODAY!  Our summer Save on Six promotion runs Thursdays – Saturdays in June, July and August. You’ll save 15% when you purchase six bottles or more of our featured Saturday tasting selections.  Enjoy the summer savings. We hope to see you this week and throughout the summer. Mâcon-Villages, La Côte Blanche, (Burgundy) 2013 This wine is super […]

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