Volume 45: The limestone edition

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Claus Preisinger
Kalk und Kiesel Rot
Blaufränkisch, Pinot Noir
Burgenland, Austria

90% of the vineyards are dedicated to red grapes indigenous to Austria. Kalk und Kiesel Rot celebrates these local varieties: a field blend of Blaufränkisch and Pinot Noir. Aromas of sour cherry and blackcurrant develop into a fresh, mineral wine with subtle tannins. We love to drink this one slightly chilled on a sun-drenched afternoon!

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Jean-Pierre Robinot
Les Années Folles
Pineau d’Aunis
Loire, France

Les Années Folles is made from a direct press of Pineau d’Aunis, which begins fermentation in steel tanks before being bottled and spending nine months on the lees. Disgorged by hand, these delicate bubbles carry plenty of red fruit with an addictive hint of salt.

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Cristiano Guttarolo
Vino Bianco GIA
Trebbiano, Verdeca, Chardonnay
Puglia, Italy

Vino Bianco GIA is a cuvée of Trebbiano (90%), Verdeca (5%) and Chardonnay (5%). With an aroma of just-ripe yellow pears, this wine has light tannins from a short maceration and just a hint of apricot on the tongue.

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