Reverdy ‘Les Coûtes’ Sancerre

Reverdy Sancerre

This fine Sancerre from Reverdy’s well located old-vines property commands a respectable price, but I think it’s worth it. Its appealing aroma begins with a breath of musky melon and crisp, tart apples, soon joined by limey citrus. Juicy lime on the palate signals a brisk, acidic flavor, with distinct notes of stony minerality in the background.

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Memorable Moulin-a-Vent

A sign at Domaine Diochon, pictured on the winery's page at importer Kermit Lynch's website.

If the name “Beaujolais” makes you think of a soft, fruity, quaffable but hardly memorable bottle of affordable red wine, get ready for an attitude adjustment. After all, there’s Beaujolais, and then there’s the Beaujolais that’s so special that it doesn’t even have the name Beaujolais on the label.

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Domaine Diochon Moulin-a-Vent

Domaine Diochon Moulin-a-Vent

This medium-dark reddish-purple Cru Beaujolais from Domaine Diochon is clear despite being unfined and unfiltered, the sign of good and careful wine making. Dark berry and tart black cherry flavors carry over on the palate of this well-balanced, appealing wine with brisk acidity and firm but palatable tannins.

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Two good wines for summer’s heat

summer wines

A pretty rosé from La Vieille Ferme and a crisp, refreshing Prosecco from Scarpetta show us what to look for in cooling wine just right for hot summer days.

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Prébrende Beaujolais Vielles Vignes

Prébrende Beaujolais Vielles Vignes

Prébrende Beaujolais Vielles Vignes, a clear reddish-purple wine from Gamay Noir grapes, bursts with exuberant strawberry fruit. It seems simple at first, but cleansing acidity and soft tannins provide structure, and an intriguing red-clay minerality builds in the long finish. It’s a very interesting wine, good with food, and a good value.

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