Domaine des Corbillieres is Back!

One of our favorite producers from the Loir region of France is back in stock. Domaine des Corbillieres makes a terrific Sauvignon Blanc and a dry Rose from Pinot Noir and Pineau d'Aunis. both wines are good food wines but can be enjoyed on their own as well. These wines are similar to Sancerre but about half the price at only 14.99 retail!!

Dominique and Véronique Barbou have brought renown to their hometown of Oisly for their deep, mineral-driven cuvees from AOC Touraine. Domaine des Corbillières was founded in 1905 and later purchased by Fabel Barbou, Dominique’s great grandfather, in 1923. Legend has it that Fabel was the first to recognize the benefits of growing Sauvignon Blanc in the Touraine when he allowed a vine to grow against his home and discovered how well it took to the region’s terroir. He and his grandson, Maurice (Dominique’s father), slowly increased the size of the domaine. The Barbous started bottling their own cuvees in the 1950s, and the domaine has come to be regarded as a point of reference in the Central Loire for their elegant Sauvignon.

2015 Huet Vouvray

Considered one of the absolute best producers of Chenin Blanc in the Loire, Domaine Huet has been the benchmark for years. The 2015 vintage is touted to be as good as it gets and this producer is in the "Best of the Best" category From dry (sec) to moderately sweet (demi-sec) to sweet late harvest (moelleux) These wines sing with precision and richness. We have just received a very small allocation of the following wines:

2015 Huet Vouvray
 
Vouvray Sec 'Le Haut-Lieu' $34 (93 points WS)
Vouvray Demi Sec 'Le Haut Lieu' $39 (94 points WS)
Vouvray Demi Sec 'Clos du Bourg' $42 (94 points WS)
Vouvray Moelleux 'Haut-Lieu' $44 (95 points WS)
Vouvray Moelleux 'Le Mont' $48 (94 points WS)

The Best Olive Oil in the World is Back!

After the shortage last year, we are back in business with Mas de Gourgonnier Olive Oil. This is the richest, creamiest and best tasting olive oil we have ever found. Made from organically-grown olives, with some trees as much as 150 years old. The Cartier family blends four different types of olives from their farm in Baux de Provence to create this amazing cold pressed extra virgin oil. WARNING! once you try this you can never go back. It is that good. $44 for a 750 ml can.