Wine Geek Recommended
Meet the CoolVines Wine Geek! He’ll guide you toward – or away from! – wines that have a unique flavor profile: intentionally oxidized wines, earthy, stinky wines, wines with a bit of fritz on the tongue. Look for him throughout our web site, and on the shelves in our stores, to point the way toward these geeky wines.
60% Chardonnay brings structure and fruitiness, while the 40% Pinot Blanc adds some body. Grown in superior quality clay limestone soil, which gives the wine a light mineral touch. Aged in part stainless steel and part oak - from start to finish, this wine is a shining example of balance.
February 2013 Wine club Selection
Domaine de la Douaix is a very small, family-owned estate that is quite young relative to its home appellation of Burgundy. Despite its youth, however, la Douaix operates in a very traditional and sustainable way; manually picking grapes, cultivating soil, fertilization by fragmentation of the vines, bio-degradable anti-fungus products, no pesticides. These are all factors in their goal of producing what they refer to as "honest" wines.
The great wines of Burgundy are uniquely complex, compelling and at times memorizing. Above all they are evocative, transformative but like all creatures, temperamental and anything but dependable. Two grapes dominate this agricultural masterpiece, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Both grapes achieve their greatest elegance when planted in cooler climates, to which Burgundy is the coolest and most Northern climate of all the major regions famous for red wines. When winemakers talk about Burgundy, they generally speak of terroir, the compilation of the vineyard's soil, slope, orientation, nuance of climate, etc. This concept of terroir is what makes wines produced from grapes even in the same village or vineyard strikingly different. Burgundy is a place of legend, awe and adventure, a place that wine lovers call home.