Federal Wine & Spirits

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Two Full-Flavored wines, Light in Body + on Wallet

2020 Dyckerhoff Reuilly Blanc + 2020 Fabien Collonge Chiroubles L’Aurore des Cotes
October 1, 2021

 

For Indian Summer and Fall Too

Two Full-Flavored wines, Light in Body & on Wallet

2020 Dyckerhoff Reuilly Blanc

2020 Fabien Collonge Chiroubles L’Aurore des Cotes

 

2020 Dyckerhoff Reuilly Blanc

You won't believe it's not Sancerre

            Would you trust that a guy with a German name (actually, Alsatian but married into a good Loire family) could make good Sauvignon Blanc in a backwater town of the Loire Valley? Sauvignon Blanc is not everyone's cup of gooseberry, but everyone at our tasting last June liked its generous lime and melon. More than one person called it a lot of wine for a little money.

            Many of our customers took my word about last year's 2019 release and were quite pleased. I called that a lighter Sancerre. Judging by the number of re-orders, people seemed to agree. The 2020 has the same Sancerre-like vibrant lime and grapefruit intensity. It's great for seafood, finned or shelled.

Aroma: Very heady dense Firm sweet melon, lifted lemon; Mouth: Clean fresh juicy forward, dense, smooth lime and grapefruit, touched with anise surprisingly elegant; Very Good Plus 17.99 Case, 183.4815.29

 

2020 Fabien Collonge Chiroubles L'Aurore des Cotes

Dawn on the Hillsides

Chiroubles is one of the ten crus or towns that make the best Beaujolais. It is the highest in elevation, which makes it the lightest in body. We recently tasted the 2020 vintage from a small grower whom we hadn't known. It was delicious., drinking at the top of its game with lovely strawberry-inflected fruit flavors that Gamay gives at its best. Very smooth and very fragrant; it is less expensive than many inferior Beaujolais Villages. If lighter, prettier reds please you, don't miss this one.

2020 Fabien Collonge Chiroubles L'Aurore des Cotes; Aroma: pretty forward, nicely ripe, very pretty fresh, floral, juicy strawberry; Mouth: pretty light & forward, clean, sweet acid very, bright and clan clean fresh, a light herbal note long; Very Good Plus 15.99; Case, 167.88 (13.99)

 

Mixed case

Six of each  $175

Wines arrive Monday

 

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