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Champagne and Sparkling Selections FRANCE - CHAMPAGNE Champagne Overview Ayala Baron de Rothschild Besserat de Bellefon Bollinger Buena Vista Comtes Audoin de Dampierre Delamotte Drappier Laurent-Perrier Louis de Vignezac Salon

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FRANCE - SPARKLING Sparkling Wine Overview Baumard Charles de Fere Domaine de la Minotiere Dopff au Moulin Haute Couture Herzog Selections JCB Jean Louis La Vieille Ferme Langlois-Chateau Le Brun Louis Bouillot Manoir de Grandouet Mesh & Bone Rolet Trocadero Varichon et Clerc

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ITALY - SPARKLING 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 11 9 11 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13

SPAIN Cava Overview Aria Elvi Wines German Gilabert Mayador Marques de Caceres Mestres Segura Viudas Suriol

Prosecco Overview Adami Borgo Reale Canaletto Contessa Annalise Giancarlo Le Contesse Neirano Prima Perla Tiamo Tommasi Voveti

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Cleto Chiarli Enrico Serafino Villa Sparina

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ISRAEL Tishbi

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GERMANY Fitz-Ritter

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GREECE Kir-Yianni

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UNITED KINGDOM Bride Valley

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UNITED STATES A to Z Wineworks Hagafen Kedem Winery

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ARGENTINA Alma Negra Santa Julia

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SOUTH AFRICA MAN Family Wines

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MÉTHODE CHAMPENOISE

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Champagne Overview “Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life.” - Charles Dickens Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France following rules that demand secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to create carbonation. Some use the term Champagne as a generic term for sparkling wine, but the majority of countries reserve the term exclusively for sparkling wines that come from Champagne and are produced under the rules of the appellation. The primary grapes used in the production of Champagne are Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Champagne appellation law only allows grapes grown according to appellation rules in specifically designated plots within the appellation to be used in the production of Champagne. Royalty became associated with Champagne in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The leading manufacturers made efforts to associate their Champagnes with nobility and royalty through advertising and packaging, which led to popularity among the emerging well off middle class. The Champagne production zone (AOC vineyard area) is defined and delimited by the law of July 22nd, 1927. It lies to the east of Paris. The zone stands at roughly 34,000 hectares of vineyards, spread across 319 villages (‘crus’) of which 17 traditionally rank as ‘Grand Cru’ and 44 as ‘Premier Cru’. Behind this mosaic of micro-vineyards lies a unique combination of natural factors. Climate, soil and topography have produced a region with almost as many geographical permutations as there are acres of vineyard. Making the most of that diversity is Champagne’s 15,000-strong team of well practiced winegrowers. The vineyards in Champagne are planted at altitudes from 90-300 meters, on predominantly south, east and southeast facing slopes. The average gradient is around 12%, rising to nearly 60% in some areas. Champagne’s undulating to moderately steep terrain creates ideal vineyard sites that combine good drainage with optimum exposure to sunlight. Champagne is produced with the same varying levels of sweetness, ranging from the driest to sweetest designated by grams per liter of residual sugar; Extra Brut (0-6 g/l), Brut (0-12 g/l), Extra Dry (12-17 g/l), Sec (17-32 g/l), Demi-Sec (32-50 g/l), Sweet (50+ g/l) Only when wines have followed all of the guidelines of the Comité Interprofessionel du vin de Champagne (CIVC), can they be classified as Champagne.

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Founded in 1860 by Edmond de Ayala and based in the village of Aÿ, Ayala is one of the most historic houses in Champagne. Ayala was one of the eighteen founding members of the “Grandes Marques de Champagnes" and went through a golden age in the 1920s and 1930s, when it was one of the largest ten houses in Champagne. Known more recently as “the sleeping beauty of Champagne,” it began its re-ascent to fame when it was purchased by the Bollinger group in 2005. The wines are crafted by Caroline Latrive, one of only two female cellar masters in Champagne. 22481 34811 23796

Brut Majeur Brut Majeur Gift Tin Brut Majeur 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier

92 WS, 91 VM 92 WS, 91 VM 92 WS, 91 VM

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Brut Rosé Majeur 51% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 9% Pinot Meunier

90 WS, 91 VM

24275

Brut “Nature” 45% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier

91 WS, 92 VM

37490

Blanc de Blancs 2010 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay

93 JS, 90 WS

22484

Cuvee Perlé d’Ayala 2002 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir

94 WS

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The Bollinger champagne House has created prestigious champagnes with character, distinguished by their elegance and complexity, since 1829. These outstanding wines are the result of rigorous attention to detail, for Bollinger accepts nothing less than excellence. Each and every detail represents a quest for a certain form of perfection. The Bollinger vineyard covers 165 hectares, most of which are classified Grand or Premier cru. Pinot Noir predominates, a demanding grape variety with an intense character which forms the backbone of the Bollinger style. Continuity of style is ensured by an exceptional collection of over 750,000 reserve magnums, making Bollinger the only champagne House with such a wide and precise palette of aromas for their blends. 26841 27615 27118 32156

“Special Cuvee” “Special Cuvee” gift box “Special Cuvee” “Special Cuvee” 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier

93 WS 93 WS 93 WS 93 WS

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Rosé 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Meunier

92 WS

34813 33041

“La Grande Année” 2007 gift box "La Grande Année” 2007 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay

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“La Grande Année” Rosé 2005 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Meunier

96 JS, 94 WS

27966 27284 35672

“R.D.” 2002 gift box “R.D.” 2002 “R.D.” 2004 gift box 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay

96 WS 94+ WA, 93 VM 97 WA

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Every Barons de Rothschild Champagne has exceptional characteristics that make each unique and great. The Barons de Rothschild Brut is aerial Champagne that is rich and complex. The blend uses three to four-year old Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from the best land in Champagne. This subtle blend produces a wine with fabulously fine bubbles, elegant golden color and fine, delicate nuances of white fruit. Low dosage and at least six months’ time after disgorging gives this Champagne beautifully balanced structure on the palate that is highly appreciated when served as the aperitif or throughout the meal. 30269

Brut 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir

Edmond Besserat founded Besserat Champagne in 1843. The historic Bellefon Château is on the world-renowned Avenue de Champagne, Epernay, in the heart of the Champagne region. Produced with a lower dosage, the result is a Champagne with lower atmospheric pressure. This style is quite ideal for consumption with food. 29200 29204

Brut Brut 35% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, 45% Pinot Meunier

92 WS, 90 IWC 92 WS, 90 IWC

29201 29203

Brut Rosé Brut Rosé 30% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier

92 WS, 90 IWC 92 WS, 90 IWC

32989

Grand Traditions Brut 45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier

Limited

33456

Blanc de Noirs Gran Cru 100% Grand Cru Pinot Noir

90 WS

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Blanc de Blancs 100% Chardonnay

93 WS

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Brut Vintage 2006 54% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir, 31% Pinot Meunier

93 WE, 91 WS & WA

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In partnership with the largest family-owned proprietors of vineyards in Champagne, Buena Vista is proud to present our La Victoire Brut Champagne. This classic Champagne is made in the traditional style and is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Elegantly crafted, it offers the heritage of an incomparable style created to delight and make all great occasions special. Complex aromas of grapefruit followed by rich honey and brioche notes. A crisp and intense palate offers flavors of white stone fruits, peaches and pears. The wine’s impressive mouthfeel is full and rich but well balanced. 30847

"La Victoire" Brut 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay

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"La Victorie" Rosé Brut 55% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 15% Coteaux Champenois Rouge

For more than 700 years, the Dampierre family has had associations with the Champagne region. In marrying Marie Boisseau, whose family was connected with several of the well-known champagne houses, Comtes Audoin de Dampierre's great grand-father cemented the family ties with the production of champagne. The Count de Dampierre selects only wines from Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards. 53697

Brut Grand Cuvée 30% Chardonnay , 70% Pinot Noir

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Family Reserve 2007 Hand-tied Grand Cru 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay

92 WS

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Champagne Delamotte has been a benchmark in Champagne since 1760. The firm's wine is among those preferred by the Champenois who recognize consistent quality and unflagging respect for the terroir and the Côte des Blancs. Chardonnay is a delicate variety, confronted in the Côte des Blancs with a striking terroir, finds here the perfect combination to preserve its freshness intact over time. 18078 18079 19518

Brut Brut Brut 55% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier

90 WS 90 WS 90 WS

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Brut Blanc de Blancs Brut Blanc de Blancs Brut Blanc de Blancs 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay

90 WS 90 WS 90 WS

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Brut Blanc de Blancs 2007 Brut Blanc de Blancs 2008 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay

93 JS, 92 VM 94 JS, 93 VM

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Brut Rosé 20% Chardonnay, 80% Pinot Noir

91 IWC, 90 WS

The Drappier vineyard covers 100 hectares and constitutes the House’s essential trump card. Since 1808 our family has used its skill to select parcels of land which are particularly well exposed and extremely rich in limestone. For the most part they are located around Urville, where Pinot Noir, the predominant grape variety, finds its loveliest expression and allows the production of very elegant, aromatic wines. 30278 30280 38142

Brut Carte Blanche 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay Brut Carte d'Or 75% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay, 10% Meunier Brut Nature (M) 2016 100% Pinot Noir

In early 1900, succeeding his father Auguste, Robert CUPERLY begins to acquire and develop a vineyard in VERZY, flagship of the "Grands Crus" of the Montagne de Reims. He decided to install his own Champagne house and to focus on the development and commercialization of his Crus. Based in Prunay since 2008, the House develops its ranges and creates Champagne Louis de Vignezac Brut Grand Cru with Marc Veyrat. 31529 Grande Cru 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay 6


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The House of Laurent-Perrier was founded in 1812 by André Michel Pierlot and took the name Vve Laurent-Perrier when Mathilde Emilie Perrier, the widow of Eugène Laurent. In opting to blend its Brut champagne with a majority of Chardonnay, Laurent-Perrier was expressing its difference and asserting the signature ‘House’ style of freshness, lightness, and elegance. It was during the 1950s that Laurent-Perrier, decided to install stainless steel tanks for its wines. The tanks were a major contributor in forging the House style. Pioneering Laurent-Perrier Brut became a genuine champagne for the aperitif. 30272

Brut 50% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier.

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Rosé Pinot Noir

Limited

Situated in le Mesnil-sur-Oger, in the Côte des Blancs, the house of Salon has only one Champagne. This Champagne is produced from a one-hectare parcel owned by Salon: “Salon’s garden”, and from 19 other smaller parcels in Mesnil-sur-Oger, chosen by Eugène-Aimé Salon at the beginning of the century. The wine produced here is rare on all counts: always a single harvest, single cru, single grape variety and to complete the singularity in this wine, it is only produced in the best vintages. In the 20th century only 37 vintages were declared, with an average production of 60,000 bottles per declared vintage. 36627

Brut Blanc de Blancs 2007

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Sparkling Wine Overview PRODUCTION OF SPARKLING WINE The primary fermentation of sparkling wine begins like most other wines, though winemakers may choose to use specially cultivated sparkling wine yeasts. The wines may go through malolactic fermentation, though producers wishing to make fruitier, simpler wines will usually forgo this step. After fermentation the base wines are then blended to form a cuvée. While there are examples of varietal sparklers, such as blanc de blancs (white of whites) are made from 100% Chardonnay. Most sparkling wines are blends of several grape varieties, vineyards and vintages. Producers with wide access to grapes will use wines from several hundred base wines to create a blend that reflects the "house style" of their non-vintage wine. It is through the initiation of a secondary fermentation that distinguishes sparkling wine production and gives the wine its characteristic "bubbles". One of the by-products of fermentation is the creation of carbon dioxide gas. While this gas is able to be released during the first fermentation, efforts are taken during the second fermentation to retain the gas and have it dissolve into the wine. This creates a high pressure within the wine bottle (on average around 5 atmospheres) and wine producers take care to package the wine in strong glass bottles. When the wine is open and poured into a glass, the gas is released and the wine becomes sparkling. There are several methods used to carry out this secondary fermentation. The most well known is the "Methode Traditional" or "Champagne Method" where the base cuvée is bottled with a mixture of sugar and yeast. The introduction of a fresh yeast and food source (the sugar) triggers the fermentation process in the bottle that the wine will eventually be sold in. Through the process of riddling and eventually disgorgement, the dead yeast cells (lees) are removed from the wine while still maintaining the dissolved carbon dioxide gas. A dosage mixture of fresh wine and some sugar syrup is used to adjust the sweetness level of the wine after it has been disgorged. The "Charmat method" takes place in stainless steel fermentation tanks that are pressurized. The fresh yeast and sugar mixture is added to the wine which rapidly stimulates fermentation in the pressurized environment. The wine is then cooled, clarified and bottled using a counter pressure filler. The process of carbon injection (or carbonation), the method used to make soda pop fizzy, does not involve initiating a secondary fermentation but rather injecting carbon dioxide gas directly into the wine. This method produces large bubbles that quickly dissipate.

Domaine Des Baumard is situated right in the heart of the Anjou, in the town of Rochefort-Sur-Loire, just south of the town of Savennières itself. The property has been in the Baumard family since 1634, but it was reconstituted and improved by Jean Baumard in the mid-1950s. Baumard has become something of a specialist in Crémant de Loire, producing no less than four cuvées of exceptional, hand-crafted sparkling wines from Chenin, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc. 27135

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Baumard “Carte Turquoise” Cremant de Loire Blend of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc

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Charles de Fére adheres to the philosophy that the blend is the winemaker’s art – it is the choices that he makes that determine the House style. The style of Charles de Fére is to voluntarily refuse territorial limits, building close partnerships with growers across the Loire valley. This bold approach adds finesse, structure, and a complex harmony of flavors that makes Charles de Fére an internationally-renowned producer of France’s finest values in sparkling wines. 15168

Charles de Fere Blanc de Blancs Reserve Brut A blend of Chenin Blanc, Ugni Blanc and Colombard.

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Jean Louis Blanc de Blancs Brut Jean Louis Blanc de Blancs Brut A blend of Chenin Blanc (40%), Ugni Blanc (20%) and various other grapes that change each year to ensure that our style remains consistent.

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Jean Louis Rosé A blend of Gamay noir à jus blanc, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Airen and Ugni Blanc

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Jean Louis Ice "My Paris Secret" Blanc de Blancs A blend of Airen, Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Durello and Chardonnay

Domaine de la Minotiere is a small 15-hectare single domaine of cidre orchards cultivated under 100% organic certification. The specialty is traditional farmhouse cidre produced both in a dry (Brut) and sweet (Doux) style. The Domaine de la Minotiere owns a long tradition and elaboration of farmhouse cider coming from the fruit of its orchards, in a place called the "Golden Triangle" - known to be the best area to produce cider. The orchards contains a variety of apple trees (Binet rouge, Bisquet, Noel des champs, Clos renaux, Petit jaune, Peau de chien) producing multiple kinds of fruit flavors such as sweet, bitter or acidulous. 27230

Cidre Fermier Brut Organic 100% Apple

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Cidre Fermier Doux Organic 100% Apple

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Since 1574, the Dopff family, from father to son, has dedicated themselves to the divine alchemy born from the subtle union of native soil and vine. Wine growers first and foremost, they uphold the rigorous ethics of their profession, which means that only natural wines from the best grapes are produced under their name, and that they are lovingly tended following the traditional methods. 19520

Cremant d’Alsace “Cuvee Julien” 50% Pinot Blanc and 50% Pinot Auxerrois

Sourced from the finest terroirs throughout France, Haute Couture is a sophisticated expression of centuries’ old French sparkling winemaking expertise. Our design team utilizes unique intuition and talent in crafting the perfect blend of grapes from distinct terroirs. The same level of artistry, passion and attention to detail that comes together in creating a one-of-a-kind piece also comes together in crafting a bottle of Haute Couture. 35389 32986 33009

Blanc Blanc Blanc gift pack

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Rosé Rosé Rosé gift pack

Pierre Miodownick, a native of Beziers, France, has been producing some of France’s most exceptional wines for over two decades. Mr. Miodownick learned his craft as a hired hand at local vineyards while in his early 20’s. Though he originally started making non-kosher wine, his religious awakening spurred him to develop truly world class kosher wines that tasted as good as their non-kosher counterparts. 30279

Blanc de Blanc Brut 100% Chenin Blanc

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Rosé Brut

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The spirit of JCB is a collection of rare numbered wines composed by Jean-Charles Boisset. Each JCB wine is known by a number. And each number has deep significance for Jean-Charles Boisset, the collection’s creator and namesake. Jean-Charles’ philosophy of wine has been profoundly shaped by the wine region where he was born and raised: Burgundy’s famous Cote d’Or, which translates to the Gold Coast. 18440 22740

JCB № 21 Brut JCB № 21 Brut Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

90 WE 90 WE

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JCB № 69 Brut Rosé JCB № 69 Brut Rosé 100% Pinot Noir

87 WE 87 WE

Jean-Pierre Perrin established La Vieille Ferme over 45 years ago, when he chose to produce an inexpensive, straightforward Rhône wine to sell by direct mail to French wine lovers. Now the next generation of winemakers – Pierre, Marc, Thomas, and Matthieu – have joined Jean-Pierre and François and has continued its dedication to quality, value, and innovation with the introduction of two sparkling wines. La Vieille Ferme Réserve Sparkling is designed to share your celebration in elegance and simplicity. Whether served as an aperitif with friends or at a lavish banquet, this wine will help you enjoy the memorable moment, bringing conviviality and liberty. 37686 37684

Sparkling Reserve Brut Chardonnay Sparkling Reserve Rosé Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Pinot Noir

Founded in 1885 by Edouard Langlois and Jeanne Chateau, Langlois-Chateau has a rich history as one of the leading producers in the Loire Valley. In 1973, the Bollinger family invested in Langlois, significantly revitalizing the vineyards and modernizing the cellar. 29696

Cremant de Loire 60% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay and 20% Cabernet Franc

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Cremant de Loire Rosé 100% Cabernet Franc

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Le Brun Cidres have been produced in Brittany, France since 1955. The cidery selects superior quality apples (Kermerrien, Marie Ménard, Douce Moên, Peau de Chien, Douce Coëtligné). The cidres are made using the traditional method of natural fermentation of pure pressed juice from handpicked apples. 27233

Cidre de Bretagne Brut 100% Apple

27235

Organic Cidre Doux 100% Apple

Louis Bouillot offers a different experience of Burgundy…sparkling Burgundy! The specialist in Crémant de Bourgogne since 1877, when it was among the first to experiment with sparkling wines in the origins of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Louis Bouillot offers a treasured range of Méthode Traditionelle sparkling wines deemed the Pearls of Burgundy. 14733

“Perle d’Ivoire” Blanc de Blancs 100% Chardonnay

88 WE

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“Perle d’Aurore” Rosé 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Gamay

88 WE

Mandoir de Grandouet is a 3rd generation family farm located in the heart of the Pays d’Auge, Normandy. Thirty acres of orchards surround the cider house. They are composed of about twenty varieties of cider apples, used exclusively for the development of their ciders, mainly Cider AOP Pays d’Auge, Pommeau AOC of Normandy and Calvados AOC d’Auge. 27232

Cidre Fermier Brut 100% Apple

27231

Cidre AOP Pays d'Auge 100% Apple

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We are Mesh & Bone because it best represents what we do---meshing different people, cultures, perspectives and celebrating our humanity...the fact that we're all flesh and bone. Mesh & Bone celebrates with a portfolio of hidden drink treasures that are relatively unknown, but widely celebrated in their country of origin. 30974

Cidre A blend of Apples & Pears

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Pamplemousse A blend of Apples & Grapefruit

An Estate which reflects the image of an ever-changing Jura and family enterprise, this Estate was created in the early 40's by Désiré Rolet. Today, his children have taken over and share the various responsibilities of the management of the Estate, Bernard and Guy take care of the vines and vinification; Pierre and Eliane are in charge of marketing, each one of them working with a view to the final objective of a wine-grower : the passion of obtaining, depending on the vintage the quintessence of the grappe knowing that wine starts being made in the vineyard. 30939

Cremant du Jura 34% Chardonnay, 21% Savagnin, 21% Poulsard, 10% Trousseau, 13% Pinot Noir

Jean-Paul

T ROCADERO

Jean-Paul Trocadero moved his family from Paris to the region known as Savoie in the Loire Valley after he returned from the Napoleonic wars. Upon arriving he discovered the favorite local beverage to be a special blend of grapes forming a truly unique and magnificent sparkling wine. He enhanced the flavors making the wine fruiter with a fuller bouquet and created "Trocadero"! 36000

Brut Blanc de Blancs 100% Chardonnay

Since 1901, the winery of Varichon & Clerc has been producing traditional sparkling wines from local and international varieties to great acclaim. Much of the Savoie area is mountainous, allowing very little room for land possible to farm. Despite that, and the regions huge climate extremes, the region has a growing reputation for crafting intriguing wines from local and international varieties; vibrant whites being the most noteworthy. 14146

Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Ugni Blanc & Colombard

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Rosé 20% Altesse, 20% Cinsault, 20% Gamay, 20% Molette, 20% Sciacarellu

85 WS

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PRODUCTION OF CAVA

Cava Overview

Cava is a sparkling wine of Denominación de Origen (DO) status, most of which is produced in Catalonia, Spain. It may be white (blanco) or rosé (rosado). The Macabeu, Parellada and Xarel·lo are the most popular and traditional grape varieties for producing Cava. Only wines produced in the Methode Traditional may be labeled Cavas, those produced by other processes may only be called "sparkling wines" (vinos espumosos). About 95% of all Cava is produced in the Penedès area in Catalonia. In the past, Cava was referred to as "Spanish Champagne", which is no longer permitted under European Union law, since Champagne has Protected Geographical Status (PGS) and Spain entered the EU in 1986. Colloquially it is still called champán or champaña in Spanish or xampany in Catalan. Today it is defined by law as a "quality sparkling wine produced in a designated region". According to Spanish law, Cava may be produced in eight wine regions: Aragon, Basque Country, Catalonia (Catalunya), Extremadura, La Rioja, Navarra, and the Valencian. The aging Requirements for Cava is a minimum of nine months on the lees. Reserva is a minimum of fifteen months on the lees and Gran Reserva has a minimum of 30 months on the lees (Brut, Extra Brut, and Brut Nature only). To make rosé Cava, small quantities of still red wines from Pinot Noir, Garnacha, Garnacha Tinta, Monastrell or Trepat are added to the wine. Besides Macabeu, Parellada, and Xarello, Cava may also contain Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Subirat grapes.

Segura Viudas hand crafts distinctive, artisan méthode champenoise sparkling wines according to Cava traditions begun over 100 years ago. The Segura Viudas wines come from the renowned Penedès region of Spain just outside of Barcelona. The ARIA line spotlights select vineyards, the romance that old-vine Parellada can produce, and low fermentation temperatures yielding delicacy, aroma and the signature grace of cuvées. 16301 17001 16302

Brut 60% Macabeo, 20% Parellada 20% Xarel-lo Pinot Noir 100% Pinot Noir Extra Dry 60% Macabeo, 25% Parellada, 15% Xarel-lo

90 W&S

Immersed in one of the oldest wine traditions of the Mediterranean, and fascinated by the kosher process, we are drawn to designate our cellar to the elaboration of these wines exclusively linked to the millenarian family tradition. From the agronomic knowledge, base of what sustains our network, we get a control of the vineyard behavior in real time, harmonizing its environment. 30435 14

Cava Brut Perellada, Macabeo, and Xarello


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The grapes used for German Gilabert come from the subzone Alt Penedes, where the highest elevation plots are located. Only native grapes are used, and the wine is bottled without added sugar, or Brut Nature. German Gilabert is a cuvée made especially for JPS in collaboration with a vintner whom has deep roots and intimate knowledge of Cava production.

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Cava Brut Nature Reserva 50% Macabeo, 30% Xarlel-lo 20% Parellada

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Cava Rosat 80% Trepat, 20% Garnacha

Founded in 1970, with its rst release in 1975, Marqués de Cáceres has rapidly become the leader in the renaissance of Rioja. The bodega was established by Henri Forner, whose family has been active in the wine business for generations. The winery is named for a Spanish peer who was also an investor in the winery and a friend of Henri Forner. This traditional method sparkling wine is made from 100% Macabeo sourced from a small family winery in the Utiel- Requena D.O, in the province of Valencia. It is a charming and round sparkling wine in the mouth with a refreshing, balanced structure. 36980

Cava Brut 100% Macabeo

Mestres Mestres' first documents as wine négociant are dated from 1312. In 1607, we find documents as vine growers and owners showing the vineyard: "Heretat Mas Coquet". They are still owned by the 30th generation of the family: Mestres. Mestres family was the first producer to register the word CAVA in 1959, aiming to inform the consumer that this was a sparkling wine aged in a cellar, using the words "wines made in cellar" (vins de cava). First ones to produce a cava "non-dosage" in 1945. Nothing has changed at Mestres since they produced their first bottle of Cava, and you can taste the respect for their terroir and authenticity in their wines. 33266

Reserve Cava Brut 30% Macabeu, 30% Xarel.lo and 40% Parellada

33267 33268

Coquet Gran Reserva Brut Nature Cava 2012 Coquet Gran Reserva Brut Nature Cava 2013 30% Macabeu, 40% Xarel.lo and 30% Parellada

33269

Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature Cava 2010 20% Macabeu, 60% Xarel.lo, 20% Parellada

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Clos Nostre Senyor Gran Reserve Brut Nature Cava 2006 (6x750ml) 20% Macabeu, 60% Xarel.lo, and 20% Parellada

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Cupage Rosé Reserva Brut Cava 2014 50% Trepat, 30% Monastrell, and 20% Pinot Noir 15


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One of the oldest producers in the Asturian region, the family behind Bodegas Mayador has been making sidras since 1939. In Villaviciosa, Mayador ‘Limited Production’ Sidra Espumante is produced in the traditional manner of the centurie sold Spanish sidra culture. Its excellent microclimate favors the development and growth of apple groves, which provide the most coveted fruit for the preparation of sidra: acid, sweet and sour Asturian apples. 34834 32288

Sparkling Sidra 2015 Sparkling Sidra 2015 Keg 100% apples

Segura Viudas dates back to the 11th century. At the beginning it was an inhabited watching tower that experienced several work extensions, which explain the presence of diverse architectural styles: Visigoth, Romanesque and Gothic. In the 13th century the tower lost its military importance and was converted into a masía, which is the name given to country houses in Catalonia. When, at the end of the 19th century, the region became aware of the potential of the various indigenous varieties and the first steps were taken in the application of the traditional method, the winery produced its first sparkling wines. 16280 16304

Brut Brut 50% Macabeo, 35% Parellada, 15% Xarel-lo

87 WE Top 100 87 WE

16305 17002

Brut Rosé Brut Rosé 90% Trepat, 10% Garnacha

86 W&S

27609

Grand Cuvee Reserva 85% Macabeo and Parellada, 15% Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

31755 16400

Heredad (starting late November) Heredad 67% Macabeo, 33% Parellada

The Suriol family has lived and made wine in the same masia, the Castell de Grabuac, in Font-Rubí, Penedés, since the 15th century. Located in the Alt Penedés, the higher elevation wine growing area of the region, the Suriol vineyards are planted at 250 to 350 meters altitude on "heavy limestone" clay-calcareous soils. “Naturally” in this case means working only with their collita propia and certified organic grapes, no added commercial yeasts or enzymes, very little sulfur additions, and no dosage, or sugar addition, at bottling of their Cavas. 31830

Cava Brut Nature 2013 40% Macabeo, 30% Xarel-lo, and 30% Parellada

30910

Cava Rosat 2012 Garnacha & Monastrell

29229

Cava “Castenyer” El Bosc 2012 100% Xarel-lo

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Prosecco Overview

For over two centuries the hilly zone lying between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, a mere 50 km from Venice, has been the true home of D.O.C. Prosecco, a sparkling wine obtained from the identically named grape variety. The weather conditions in this area are ideal, thanks to the mitigating effect of the Dolomites, which shelter it from cold northern winds, as well as the Adriatic Sea, which also has a positive influence on the climate. Since 1969 this area has been the D.O.C. production zone for Prosecco made from grapes of the Prosecco variety in sparkling and semi-sparkling. Prosecco is produced according to the rigorous D.O.C. regulations. For Prosecco DOCG, however the grapes come exclusively from an area that is circumscribed by law; vinification can take place only in the 15 Communes of the D.O.C. zone and the prise de mousse and bottling many only be carried out within the Province of Treviso. Before being offered for sale, every bottle must conform to a severe set of winemaking standards laid down by the Treviso Chamber of Commerce. The production area for D.O.C. Prosecco is today Italy’s first legally recognized “Sparkling Wine District”. Since 1963 the Consortium for the Protection of the D.O.C. Prosecco has guaranteed the observance of these rules, supervising and guiding all of the phases of production, from the vineyard to the bottle. Prosecco is produced mainly as a sparkling wine in either the fully sparkling (spumante) or lightly sparkling (frizzante, gentile) varieties. Unlike Champagne, Prosecco does not ferment in the bottle. It is typically to be drunk as young as possible, preferably within three years of its vintage, although high-quality Prosecco may be aged for up to seven years. Compared to other sparkling wines, Prosecco is low in alcohol, about 10.5 to 11.5 percent in volume.

Following grandfather Abele and father Adriano, the youngest generation, Armando and Franco have brought to the house of Adami a refined technological approach to the art of producing some of the best spumante wines of the Valdobbiadene. The direct involvement in the success of their Prosecco production is demonstrated in Franco’s current leadership of the Valdobbiadene Consorzio. 92402 93303

Prosecco Garbel “Brut” Prosecco Garbel “Brut” 100% Glera

90 W&S, 88 WA 90 W&S, 88 WA

93301

Prosecco Bosco di Gica “Brut” 97% Glera, 3% Chardonnay

88 IWC

37456

Prosecco Vigneto Giardino 2017 100% Glera

93305

Prosecco Cartizze 100% Glera

91 WA, 90 WE

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The quality of the Borgo Reale wines are the result of the work that takes place in the vineyard and of the selection of the best quality grapes. Most important though is in the delicate phase of vinification that the wines essential qualities are brought out. Qualities that will be polished and enhanced through maturation in barrel or bottle and will be released in the glass when the wine is finally opened and enjoyed. 29871

Asti Spumante 100% Moscato Bianco

29899

Prosecco 2014 100% Glera

Canaletto wines are the very essence of Italy, each telling a story of a special Italian region and its unique wine styles. A pioneer for Italy, the Canaletto range offers authentic Italian wine styles, made from a wide selection of interesting grape varieties using modern wine-making techniques. Canaletto wines are a direct reflection of their region of origin, the landscape, the climate, the culture and the food. 21522

Canaletto Prosecco Brut 100% Glera

The Contessa Annalisa project is a collection of superior Italian wines from many regions of Italy. The wineries included in this project bring their unique style of wine making while sharing the core values of the Contessa Annalisa label - quality, value, character and love of wine. 31633

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Prosecco M 2015 100% Glera


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GianCarlo Giancarlo Prosecco is a classic Prosecco, smooth and refreshing, but not too high in acid. Naturally fermented using the Charmat method, it’s the perfect wine to have around the house for any gathering you might have. Great for sipping on its own, or you can also add a little peach nectar and make the classic Bellini cocktail. 25279

Prosecco 100% Glera

Founded in the early Seventies and specializes in the production of highly esteemed sparkling wines and Doc wines, it is located at the beautiful foothills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. Nothing lacks in this winery, the most up-to-date technology, experienced oenologist and modern apparatus are all factors that make it possible to aim at success. 31459 31460

Prosecco Prosecco 100% Glera

33949

Brut RosĂŠ 100% Pinot Noir

Giacomo Sperone founded the family winery in 1911 in a small town in Piedmont, Italy. Now, under the guidance of the third generation, Tenute Neirano has grown to 25 hectares of estate vineyards in the village of Mombaruzzo where the barriques and bottles age in underground cellars. 26878 30211

Prosecco Prosecco 100% Glera

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Prima Perla Prosecco comes from the center of the Denominazione di Origine Controllata or DOC. A natural amphitheater formed by the hills, ranging from Montello to Asolo in the heart of Trevisian March. Spumante or Sparkling in Italian Prima Perla is naturally fermented using select, hand harvested fruit from the steep hills surrounding the Treviso DOC region. 24042

Prosecco DOC Treviso 100% Glera

Tiamo, which simply means I love you in Italian, is a line of wines, made with organic grapes, that represent top quality wines from the best growers in their respective regions. The Valdobbiadene region is ideally suited for the Prosecco grape, here the particular composition of the hilly soil, the exposition to sun, the frequent rains and the constantly mild temperature between April and October combine to provide the best conditions. Grapes for the Tiamo Organic Prosecco DOC come from certified organic vineyards in and around Valdobbiadene. The average age of the vines is 10 - 25 years, planted in high densities and hand-harvested with low yields. 13665 15612

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Prosecco, Organic Prosecco, Organic 100% Glera


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This wine is the result of careful selection and vinification of grapes that are grown on one small estate, enhancing the uniqueness and the character of the Prosecco area. Made from 100% Glera, the wine is fermented for 10 days in stainless steel tanks, then re-fermented in large tanks to give a fragrant, light and persistent sparkling. The Charmat method is carried out for 30 days, also in stainless steel tanks. 20142

Prosecco 100% Glera

VOVETI is a unique marriage between the cool-climate viticulture of northern Italy's most acclaimed Prosecco regions in Veneto, and the superb winemaking of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Here, a gentle hand crafts Italy's most treasured white wines. The result of over 100 years of family winemaking expertise, VOVETI brings together the Ferrer family's sparkling wine legacy with the Collavini family's mastery in crafting some of Italy's finest whites. 17068 31569

Prosecco Prosecco 100% Glera

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One and a half century of wines, one family, millions of bottles produced, appreciation from all over the world, eagerness for a never-ending improvement. This is how ‘Cleto Chiarli’ was born. Producing great wines is only one part of our task. The pride for our land, with its fruits and traditions, provides us with unlimited energy to progress and improve. The Chiarli family, always true to these principles, is ready for today’s task: to renew the image and increase the value of lambrusco and the wines in our area. This can only be achieved thanks to unique vineyards, a winery built for excellence and a great passion, with the result of obtaining high-profile and elegant wines. 17436

Brut Rosé 85% Grasparossa (Lambrusco), 15% Pinot Nero

36125

Lambrusco di Sorbara "Vecchia Modena" 2017 100% Grasparossa (Lambrusco)

17434

Lambrusco di Castevetro Amabile 100% Grasparossa (Lambrusco)

Enrico Serafino was founded in 1878 in Canale d’Alba, in the Roero region of Piemonte, Italy, which has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages as a farming center for the area. Today the winery still stands in its original location, making it the oldest winery in the region. Established by businessman and landowner Enrico Serafino, the winery quickly became well-known and respected throughout Piemonte and Italy and was one of the first to sell the region’s classic wines throughout Italy and abroad. During this time, Enrico Serafino was also active in the production of Metodo Classico sparkling wines, which would later directly contribute to the formation and recognition of the Alta Langa DOCG. 35174

Alta Langa Brut DOCG 2012 85% Pinot Nero, 15% Chardonnay

34001

Alta Langa Brut Rosé DOCG 2014 100% Pinot Nero

Villa Sparina farm comprises 100 hectares of land, 70 of which are vineyards surrounded by woods, touched by a Ligurian breeze and kissed by the sun. Most of the vineyard found on the hillsides of Monterotondo is Cortese. The "millesimati" (sparkling wines made principally from wine of the same year) of Monterotondo, jealously guarded by Villa Sparina, aim directly at the heart and soul of the territory, gifting an extraordinary wine able to exalt the acidity, sapidity and mineral characteristic of the vine; qualities which are accentuated with age. 30758

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Blanc de Blancs Brut 100% Cortese


ISRAEL, GERMANY & GREECE

In 1882, Michael and Malka Chamiletzki first set foot upon the land of Zichron Yaacov, after emigrating from Lithuania. He was chosen by Baron Edmund de Rothschild to plant and develop vineyards in the area. The family settled in nearby Shefeya, which is today surrounded by numerous vineyards, and began to cultivate the earth. This Brut was produced according to the traditional methods used in the Champagne region of France. 30489

Brut 100% French Colombard

The Spa (English for Bad) town of Dürkheim, embedded into the foothills of the Palatinate Forest, marks the heart of the fertile Middle Haardt region of the Pfalz. The area is especially favored by a warm micro-climate in the broad Rhine valley, protected from cold winds by the bordering Pfalz hillside forests. Now in its eighth generation of ownership and management under Konrad & Alice Fitz, the Fitz-Ritter family estate dates back to 1785 and was a founding member of the "Verband". Deutscher Prädikats (VDP). Fitz-Ritter was one of the earliest producers of German Sekt (Sparkling Wine). This quality Sekt, produced from 100% old-vine Riesling, was grown in the sunny microclimate of the Middle-Haardt region. 14830

Fitz-Ritter Riesling Sekt 100% Riesling

Founded by Yiannis Boutaris, the Kir-Yanni vineyard lies at an altitude of 700 meters within the viticultural zone of Agios Panteleimon, in the Amyndeon Appellation in Northwestern Greece, the only Greek AOC for rosé wines. The microclimate of the region is characterized by cold winters and warm summers, while the four neighboring lakes contribute to the existence of a mild continental climate. 37785

Kir- Yianni Akakies Sparkling Rosé 2017 100% Xinomavro

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After fifty years in the wine trade, Steven Spurrier, inspired by the unique chalky soils on his wife Bella’s Dorset sheep farm, decided to join the English sparkling wine revolution. In 2008, they selected the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier root stocks from Burgundy’s famous Pepinieres Guillaume vine nursery. 13 different clones were meticulously chosen to match each individual plot. Now they have over 24 acres under cultivation, making 3 delicious wines, on the chalky south facing slopes above the beautiful Dorset village of Litton Cheney. 42,000 vines are close-planted on mostly south facing slopes in the bowl of their 200 acre farm on South Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, near to Kimmeridge. 38235

Blanc de Blancs 2017 55% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier

94 WE

38233

Brut Reserve 2014 30% Chardonnay, 32% Pinot Noir, 38% Pinot Meunier

93 WE

38234

Rosé Bella 2014 58% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 17% Pinot Meunier

94 WE

A to Z has worked with more than 100 vineyards across the state encouraging sustainability certification and offering assistance to that end. A to Z has viticulturists on staff and uses biodynamic principles to farm all owned and many long-leased vineyards and to work with our grower partners. A to Z remains true to the dual mission of offering Aristocratic Wines at Democratic Prices® that deliver the Essence of Oregon®. A commitment to excellence is matched by a belief in fair value and sustainability in business as well as farming and a drive to offer the highest quality for the best value. A donation to the Oregon SMART program (Start Making a Reader Today) will be made for every case of 2016 A to Z Wineworks Bubbles sold. 34120

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Bubbles 2016 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay


U N I T E D S TAT E S

Founded in 1848, the Herzog family winery was renowned as the exclusive wine supplier to the emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Josef, earning one of the early Herzogs the royal title of Baron. The winemaking family left Europe in 1948 and continued their tradition of winemaking excellence in the United States. The Herzog family opened Kedem Winery in the scenic Hudson Valley and worked very hard to develop a full line of opulent wines bearing the Kedem label. 30349 30350 32786

Pink Champagne N.Y.S. Catawba/and or Elvira White Champagne N.Y.S. White Champagne N.Y.S. Catawba/and or Elvira

Hagafen Cellars is located in the Napa Valley, less than a mile south of the famed Stags leap District and twenty yards from the Oak Knoll District. Owned and operated by Irit and Ernie Weir, the winery was founded in 1979. Striving to take maximum advantage of the Napa Valley's natural geology and climate to produce the best wine varietals. They interfere as little as possible with the soil, creating a balance that minimizes the chemical and erosion impact by using modern farming techniques while maintaining the age-old wisdom of balance and the traditional values of conservation and land stewardship. 38038 38035

Brut Sparkling 2015 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Brut Rose Sparkling 2015 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay

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Alma Negra means “Black Soul”, because the color of the wines made from the bonarda grape is deep and intense. The the first wines made, which where all reds, had a real “black soul” when you saw them in the glass. Ernesto also wanted to create a wine about which little was known, the composition or technical details, so that the wine was judged solely on how the taster perceived it. The mask on the label was a symbol for a hidden identity or mystery. 24912

Brut Nature (Rosé) Malbec & Pinot Noir

90 WA

Santa Julia is a clear example of the combination of the quality and diversity of Mendocinian soils, resulting in modern wines. Created in honor of the only daughter of José Zuccardi, Santa Julia represents our commitment to achieve the highest of quality standards; developing sustainable policies that contribute to environmental care while being useful to the community we live in. 12057

Brut Rosé 100% Pinot Noir

28791

Organic Blanc de Blanc 100% Chardonnay

José Conde and brothers Tyrrel and Philip Myburgh started making wine together in 2001. They’re further supported by a group of dedicated grape growers from the Agter-Paarl region. Almost 80% of the vineyards are not irrigated and a large percentage are traditional “bush vine” (untrellised) vineyards. This combination of low-yielding, traditionally farmed vines grown on shale and decomposed granite soils makes for distinctive, concentrated, and flavorful grapes. 37954

Sparkling Chenin Blanc 100% Chenin Blanc

35436

Methode Cap Classique Brut 100% Chenin Blanc

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