Keeping It Cool - MIXED
The ultimate bundle of goodness. A zippy light red, a fresh and textured white, and a hearty but very perfumed and juicy red.
Featured here (left to right):
(Burgenland, Austria) Joiseph - Mischkultur 2018
A 'field' blend of 6 varieties, meaning that they are all grown together in the same vineyard, harvested together, and vinified together. This wine is fresh and highly drinkable but also has just enough texture, a lovely aromatic profile, and is very immediate. Joiseph is a collaboration between three friends that started with the 2015 vintage and has grown from a tiny hectare to nearly five hectares. The wines across the range are distinct, wildly exciting, and full of energy.
(Cahors, France) La Calmette - Trespotz 2018
Malbec but not as you know it (+ tiny bit of Merlot). Unoaked, very juicy, inky and dense but so fresh and juicy. Showcasing the unique mineral-infused perfume of pure Malbec grown on a rare sliver of Kimmeridgian clay that runs through small parts of France's Southwest. Domaine La Calmette was started in 2015 by Maya & Nicolas, a talented couple who bring not only a thorough knowledge of viticulture but also a meticulously researched scientific backbone to their natural wines. Explosive, bursting with life and vibrancy.
(Tuscany, Italy) Fattoria di Sammontana - Alberese 2019
JUICY! This blend of red and white grapes yields a wine that is light, energetic, juicy, but that also has a streak of seriousness. Sangiovese and Trebbiano are fermented together with a very brief time on skins, and then aged in steel tanks. Red fruit profile, a mineral edge, and lovely savoury note. The perfect red for a warm day or night. Made by Daniele & Dario, the fourth generation at this Tuscan estate. Within the range they make a balanced mix of traditional Sangioveses along with experimental wines vinified in clay amphoras (see the orange wine section).