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Eleanor of Aquitaine (then Queen of England) ordered monks to plant the first vines on this 72 hectare estate in 1150. The property stretches over the right bank of the Garonne river across the hillsides of Saint Michel de Lapujade, and benefits from the mild and humid air that rises up from the sea and travels down the Garonne valley.
Pierre Boissonneau purchased the property in 1839, and descendants Christian, Pascal, Phillippe, and Nico have transformed it into one of the best places in Bordeaux for value driven organic wine. Moulin de Ferrand has long been a staple for us here at Grape and if you aren’t yet familiar with these it is about time you climb aboard the train.
Southern Wine and Spirits
A delightful wine, with a complex and intriguing bouquet that resonates with fresh, delicate notes of grapefruit, grapes, peaches and spring flowers. On the palate, this first vintage of October is full and rich with a vibrancy that supports a palette of ripe fruits and citrus. Delicate and exquisite, the finish becomes longer and more developed with sublime and abundant fruit flavors.
The vineyard is situated on three gently rolling hills. The Chardonnay variety is planted on mainly clay-limestone soils and the property also has a proportion of sand and clay, that produces very fine, aromatic whites.
Harvested fruit is cleaned and then put into temperature controlled vats. Once selected yeasts have been added, the musts are fermented for approximately two weeks at low temperature. When the alcoholic fermentation is completed, the wines are racked once and put back into vat where they are aged on their lees for 3 to 5 months. They are kept in vat until bottling and only blended at this point.
Fresh as a slap across the face, bright as the morning sun and clean as a glacial lake. This light-bodied Gruner Veltliner from the Austrian grower Franz Etz makes music with its layers of fruit notes and tickles you with perky acidity.
Lemony fresh, this brisk white carries notes of tarragon and a hint of crunchy green pepper. Citrusy acidity keeps it bright and cleansing, as if the flavors were lifted by a sea breeze. A perfect pairing for picnics and creamy goat cheese.
Fiano is thought to be a grape indigenous to Campania. Known for its low yield and intense aromatics, Fiano is also thought to be the grape used for Rome's famous Apianum wine.
After gentle pressing, the must is fermented in stainless steel tanks at a low, controlled temperature. The wine then spends 8 months in tanks before bottling.
An elegant bouquet with very clean flavors on the palate that are reminiscent of white flowers and pear. Elegant with lots of mineral notes.
A crisp, expressive, medium-bodied wine. Vibrant aromas of quince and tropical fruit. On the palate, fresh stone fruit and apple flavors are backed by refreshing acidity and minerality. A versatile food wine that will pair well with poultry, shellfish and vegetable dishes. Also fabulous as an aperitif for a hot summer afternoon. Ages beautifully over 2-5 years.
Classic Wines of California
Made by the Franzia family’s Bronco Wine Co. in Napa, this wine is predominantly Viognier with extremely small quantities of Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay and Muscat. It has abundant aromas of honeysuckle, stone fruit, apricot and tropical fruit. The Viognier finishes crisp and clean with hints of vanilla and fruit that is pleasantly balanced. Enjoy this wine with fruit dishes, shellfish, and other seafood.
Chambers and Chamber
This top value Pinot Grigio reflects the expertise of acclaimed winegrower Alois Lageder, and the wines he selected from vineyard sources in the "Tre Venezie" (Alto Adige, Trentino and Veneto) - acknowledged as one of Italy's prime regions for quality white wines.
A fourth generation winery owner and winemaker in Alto Adige, Alois Lageder's long-standing credibility with wine growers gives him access to some of the region's best Pinot Grigio wines for this special selection.
Alois Lageder carefully selects the wines on-site; they are sur lie-matured in stainless steel tanks, then blended and bottled at his Lšwengang winemaking facilities. Riff Pinot Grigio reflects the origin of its prime growing area in style and character, and demonstrates all the varietal's best characteristics: good structure and intensity on the palate, balanced with lively acidity.
Most vineyards in the region are located on the slopes of the foothills of the Dolomites, a part of the Alps that dictate the climate and bless the region with some of the most prized alluvial soils. These soils are composed of dolomite, a limestone made of fossil deposits of an ancient ocean that covered this region 4.6 million years ago. The name riff (German for reef), thus refers to the Dolomite's geologic origin.
The vineyard sources for most of this Pinot Grigio contain a substantial amount of dolomite limestone which has an obvious impact on the wine's character and style. It is because of the contribution that these fossils (limestone) make to the wine's character that they have been chosen to be incorporated into the label design as a reminder of its geological origin.
In the new vintage of Speare Chardonnay, we opted for a richer style than previous Speare Chards. Classic Central Coast tropical fruit framed in by toasty oak and rich creamy texture with buttery notes.
80% Edna Valley, 20% Arroyo Grande. Fermented 50/50 in stainless and oak; 20% of the oak is new American.
This Pinot Gris is pale yellow to sandy in color and subtle in its bouquet, with fruity notes of pears and candied fruits. The eloquent, harmonious body emphasizes its dry, full-bodied taste and round finish.
Pairs well with light starters, fish, South Tyrolean specialities.
Bright straw yellow color, it presents intense aromas of fruit and flowers to the nose, with very clear mineral notes, intense and persistent. On the palate it shows a good structure and a pleasant freshness, with ripen fruit and sapid hints. Ideal with fish dishes, fresh cheeses, pasta, and legume soups.