Moissenet Bonnard Bourgogne Rouge 2013 ($22.99): This is Pommard in a nutshell: generously rich, masculine in structure, with brawny tannins and notes of forest floor and pine sap mingling with the darkly carameled black currant fruit. Jean-Louis bottles his wines unfiltered and they will gain further complexity with age, but are generous now. His vineyards are some of the finest in the appellation and his wines are highly and consistently praised in the French press.
Kiedrich Eva Fricke 2013 ($31.99): Eva Fricke grows only Riesling on the steep slopes of Lorch in the Rheingau. Some of the vines are more than 45 years old. The wines show the minerality of the slate and quartzite soils of Lorch
Ottin Petite Arvine ($32.99): Gold color with aromas of honey, ripe fruit, mineral, mountain flora with earthy mushroom and smoky undertones. Supple texture and refreshing acidity. Petiti Arvine is a variety originally from Switzerland.
Domain de Champal Saint Joseph ($32.99): The robe is dark, has legs. This gives a meat stock, savoury first aroma, a “high” note to this, offal-like, with stewed red berries under that. The palate is already down the road, has a red berry jam flavour with grainy tannins towards the finish. It resembles more the southern than the northern sector of St Joseph in the form of its mild red fruit.