It's officially holiday season, and the snow outside is helping it feel extra special and magical.
We thought we would honor the season by featuring wines from Bordeaux, along with a first dibs from Cremant.
Producing 900 million bottles of wine annually from approximately 250,000 acres of vineyards, Bordeaux is France’s largest appellation. The original “classification” system, introduced in 1855, served as an official ranking of the different Bordeaux wine producing properties of the Medoc. This system organized producers into 5 categories (or growths) based on the market prices of wines at the time.
To this day, there have been very few changes to this ranking system and it still plays a large role in establishing the relative pricing of these iconic wines. Read more HERE!
Domaine Baud Cremant du Jura Brut NV
The Baud estate dates back to 1742, and today the 9th generation manages the winery. Siblings Clementine and Bastien, both under 30, are making some of the best value wines in the area.
Crémant is made in the traditional Champagne style (méthode Champenoise), where the second fermentation happens inside the bottle. This crémant is a Blanc de Blanc, which means it is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes.
The aroma has notes of citrus and toasted brioche, with a creamy palate full of persistent bubbles and a strong mineral note.
It is very versatile at the table, as it pairs well with many foods ranging from appetizers all the way to desserts.
Exclusive club member pricing is $27.00/bottle for the month (shelf pricing will be $30.00).
All club members are welcome to purchase extra bottles of current clubs, for 10% off (when available).
If you would like to utilize our contactless pick-up option for your club at Metro, please call us at 907-569-3800 [ext. 1]. To use this option, the name on the ID must match the name of the person on the club list.
Val beylie "plaisir" bordeaux rouge
Naked and Beautiful
Chateau Val Beylie dates back to the 19th century, and is located just south of Saint-Émilion. It was purchased in 1933 by the grandfather of the current owner, Christophe Pont.
The Val Beylie "Plaisir" Bordeaux Rouge is 100% Merlot. While Christophe’s first vintages were aged in barrels, we are loving his new “sans chêne” (unoaked) approach. You end up with an organic, pure example of Merlot where you can smell and taste the dense clay soil that makes Beylie’s terroir special.
It has a fruit forward nose that leads to a smooth palate with red berries, a hint of smoke, and very nice acidity.
Pairs great with roasted duck, leaner cuts of red meat, roasted vegetables, and cheeseburgers.
Val beylie "demoiselle" bordeaux blanc
Château Val Beylie is certified organic and produces mainly red wines, with the exception of the Val Beylie "Demoiselle" Bordeaux Blanc.
This cuvée is a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon, and sees extended skin maceration (which is very much NOT the norm for a Bordeaux Blanc). The result is a unique weight and color, with distinctive honey notes on the palate.
The nose is clean and fruity. The palate is weighty and quite complex, featuring good acidity and minerality, with a nice and balanced finish.
It will pair wonderfully with fish of all types, oysters, clams, mussels, and green salads.