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Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Sous Bois NV
Champagne, France | Once you experience great Champagne, you understand the joy and value of upgrading to stellar wines like this. Billecart-Salmon has long been a favorite producer of ours in Champagne. Founded in 1818 in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ by a pair of newlyweds, this is the oldest continuously-owned House in the region.
Today, the wines are made from grapes from the 100 hectare estate, as well as fruit sourced from over 300 hectares across 40 crus in the region.
As we transition into Fall, this is a must-try -- particularly if you're starting to vet your holiday wine selections. 'Sous Bois' refers to the fact that this was vinified entirely in French oak casks. The style is rich and textured but elegant like all the wines they produce. The wood component adds a depth that stands up beautifully to food, even a slice of red meat.
Flavors of dried fruit, brioche, vanilla, and toffee are balanced by fresh citrus and light floral notes. The critics agree, with scores ranging from 95 to 92 points across the board for the big guys. It's worth the spend.
A.A. Badenhorst 'Secateurs' Rosé 2020
Swartland, South Africa | Great rosé has a place on the table year-round, not just in summer. It's probably the most versatile category of wine for pairing every type of cuisine. While some examples are lack-luster, certain wines can change your mind and take your tasting experience to the next level.
A.A. Badenhorst is an iconic producer in this part of South Africa, producing some of the most sought after bottlings the country has to offer. This rosé is part of the winery's introductory tier, offering a highly affordable option for those wanting to explore the region. 'Secateurs' refers to the harvesting shears pictured on the label and is a nod to the hand-made nature of the wines from vineyard to bottle.
Certified sustainable, this rosé is made of 100% Mourvedre. This is not a variety you see by itself often in rosé as the fruit is bold and intense and can be overpowering. For this wine, a very gentle process is used to extract subtle color and aroma for a resulting wine that is excellent for Fall with notes of red fruit, subtle spice, and rose water and a long finish.
Nikkal Pinot Noir 2018
Yarra Valley, Australia | Here's another great opportunity to taste an 'off the beaten path' example of a beloved variety. Sourced from four unique vineyard sites in the valley, located east of Melbourne, the wine offers complex aromas and flavors with a profile more intense than its relatively light color and body would suggest.
Aeration is the key to waking this bottle up. If you don't have a decanter check out this one or pour a couple glasses and set them aside for 30+ minutes. With time, the edges soften and red fruit flavors come to life in balance with great acid structure and a long lasting finish.
If you love Pinot as much as we do, you must try one from Australia. The idea isn't to replace your love for Burgundy, California, or Oregon, but to invite you to a diverse tasting experience and deepen your understanding of the grape as it appears around the globe.