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Highlights from this month’s newsletter…
PRE-ARRIVAL OFFER: 2007 DOMAINE ENTE
I want good homes for these wines. They are for palates that are educated in the ways and wiles of white Burgundy. You have to appreciate nerve, minerality, precision, and impeccability.
Domaine Ente is a rarity these days. Arnaud and his wife, Marie-Odile, have no employees. They do it all, from the pruning of the vines in the harsh Burgundian winter to the unfiltered bottling and labeling. Their wines are truly artisanal, truly remarkable expressions of their extraordinary terroirs—terroirs for the ultimate in Chardonnay class.
The 2007s are a great success, a must-buy for white Burgundy fans. The quantity is painfully limited, and when I discussed pricing with Arnaud, he told me that their pricing is simple—they charge what they must in order to survive. I believe it. Even if you can only go for a few bottles, don’t miss them.
2007 Bourgogne Aligoté $279.00/case
2007 Bourgogne Blanc 378.00/case
2007 Meursault* 639.00/case
2007 Meursault “Clos des Ambres”* 888.00/case
2007 Meursault “Les Petits Charrons”* 1215.00/case
2007 Meursault “La Sève du Clos” 1254.00/case
2007 Meursault “La Goutte d’Or” 1er Cru 1254.00/case
2007 Puligny-Montrachet “Les Referts” 1er Cru 1254.00/case
2007 Volnay “Les Santenots du Milieu” 1er Cru 888.00/case
*Inquire about availability of magnums.
Pre-arrival terms: Half-payment due with order, balance due upon arrival.
Summer 12-Bottle Sampler
The time for tomatoes and chilled rosé has arrived! It seems impossible not to fall for the bright, fresh flavors of summer, and it all begins with tomatoes. Those kaleidoscope boxes of heirlooms are the true sign that summer has risen to a higher level. Tomatoes invade my kitchen and my cooking from August through October. There is more though: sweet peppers, corn, haricots verts, summer squash, eggplants, and fresh shell beans!
Along with a nice mix of wines for summer drinking, I will include a few recipes in the sampler carton that I hope you can enjoy with your family and friends. Remember: keep it fresh, keep it simple, and always try to have chilled rosé ready to drink.
12 bottles normally $224.20
SPECIAL SAMPLER PRICE
(a 25% discount)