The July Newsletter is now available.
Highlights from this month’s newsletter…
by Anthony Lynch
I recently heard somebody say that “rosé season” had begun. Rosé season?! What a preposterous notion. Years of research on the subject have led me to conclude that the season for drinking rosé lasts no less than twelve months per year. I do admit, however, that one rosé season has indeed commenced: the season in which Domaine Tempier’s Bandol rosé is in stock—a euphoric period that, as many have learned the hard way, can be deceptively short. Tempier’s 2014 is another classic: full of sunshine yet tensely focused, serious yet whimsical. The nose recalls succulent ripe peach, citrus, thyme, and anise. This young beauty will only get better going into fall and beyond, so you’ll want to stock up to ensure your rosé season doesn’t end early.
$40.00 per bottle $432.00 per case
#drinkLoire #PaysNantais #Grolleau #bonedry #acidfordays #mineralbomb #quaffCity #unicornwine #roséalldamnday #metamorphicrock #nativeyeast #lutteraisonnée #getsomm #casediscount #Kermitknows
$14.95 per bottle $161.46 per case
Anne Amalric’s family domaine, based on the mountains-meet-Mediterranean coast of eastern Corsica, is so modest in scale that satisfying the ever-growing demand will be no easy feat. On the bright side, she has supplemented her precious Rosé de Sciaccarellu with this bottling, an exotic blend of Syrah and Sciaccarellu with a perfumed splash of Vermentinu. Also feather-light on the palate with lovely delicate aromatics, Pauline is a bit rounder and fuller—relatively speaking. For ethereal, salty, mouthwatering Corsican pleasure, Marquiliani is where it’s at.
$28.00 per bottle $302.40 per case
by Dixon Brooke
This outstanding white Burgundy is the product of an overachieving terroir next to Meursault Vireuils and the overachieving wine-growing prowess of husband-wife team Jean-Marc and Anne-Marie Vincent. Wonderfully aromatic, with ample body and an energetic personality, it has a filtered-over-stones finish that is textbook upper-slope Meursault.
$53.00 per bottle $572.40 per case
For one of the world’s greatest red Burgundy values and a track record that would make many grand crus jealous, this flagship bottling from the Guillemot family of Savigny is a stalwart wine in the KLWM portfolio. The family proudly opened a 1947 during a recent visit, from two barrels their great-grandfather chose to bottle rather than sell for a new car. Someone gave him the sage advice that the wine would last longer than the car.
$46.00 per bottle $496.80 per case
For this brand-new arrival to the KLWM portfolio, let’s sing a hearty ban bourguignon to the Regnaudot family of Maranges and most especially toast their good health with a glass of their exquisite red Maranges. From ancient hillside Pinot vines farmed with great care and precision, the Regnaudots make deep, structured, powerhouse reds that taste much more expensive than they are. Maranges is the southernmost appellation in the Côte de Beaune, southwest of Santenay, and its reds have a long history of overachieving.
$32.00 per bottle $345.60 per case