Vincent Latour Saint Aubin Cuvee Thomas 2012 ($44.99): This Bourgogne Blanc is a tribute to Jean Jacques Vincent who has managed the family domaine of Chateau Fuisse for the past 40 years. It is a distinctive wine exclusively from the southern part of Burgundy near Mâcon and Pouilly Fuisse. The Macircconnais area offers naturally rich soils with a high proportion of clay which leads to a wine rich in mineral character.
La Pepie COT ($14.99): Cot La Pepie features a drunken chicken on the label, an allusion to the fact that this wine should be drunk hard and fast. La Pepie literally means “thirsty,” a southern dialect of French.
Montesecondo Rosso ($24.99): Produced with handpicked Sangiovese grapes grown at the farm with the principles of biodynamic farming. The must is fermented with indigeneous yeasts and aged for a year before bottling. Unfiltered. Good flavored, not to heavy, moderate body, solid, fresh and yummy wine.
Vigneto Saetti Lambrusco ($20.99): Pleasant fruity and chalky aromas. Ultra dry, with crisp acidity and hints of minerality underneath. With tiny bubbles it’s an excellent summer wine. It almost certainly go for pork, salumi (cold meats) such as salami, prosciutto (ham), mortadella and bresaola, porchetta (rolled pork with herbs) and Italian-style sausages with fennel. It’s fantastic with pizza as well.