Organic Wine 3-Pack
Organic wine has been becoming more and more popular lately, and for good reason! To make your wine shopping a little simpler, or perhaps to introduce you to the wide world of organic wines, we've created a rotating three pack of affordable, well made, and very approachable organic wines that we love, and hope you will too!
Mary Taylor Olivier Gessler Cotes de Gascogne Blanc Gascony, France 2020
From Mary Taylor: Gascogny, the mythical land of D’Artagnan that was once the epicenter of western Roman Gaul (2nd century), and that later the English held, is a beautiful part of the French Southwest – speckled with medieval hilltop towns. Gascogny had once 100,000 hectares of vines and now has just 15,000 hectares. Bordering the enormous Landes pine forest and wedged between the Atlantic and the Pyreneés, the vines breathe pure air and oceanic winds mixed with a warm foehn wind from the Saharan Desert. IGP Côtes de Gascogne shares the same land surface as Armagnac. Of the 3 subzones, our domaine is deeply in the Bas-Armagnac. The soils here are clay and sand, more specifically red sable and alluvial subsoil.
Having immigrated from Switzerland, the Gessler family settled here in 1928. We are now on the 4th generation – a robust family business operating with 20 full time employees. This is one of the more thoughtfully farmed properties – registered HVE 3 and in organic conversion. They tend to indigenous varietals with which dry white and red wines along with Armagnac are made.
Here in sunny Gaillac, cooled by Mediterranean breezes, is perhaps the only place Jurancon Noir can properly ripen. A cross between Folle Blanche and Côt (AKA Malbec), it’s a rambunctious vine, sensitive to temperature and requiring strident pruning.
At Domaine Philemon, also a working organic farm, they understand their plants well. So we’re rewarded with perfectly ripened dark, spicy fruit, a perfume of dried purple flowers and wet earth. The palate has a gentle minerality and a touch of pip, making a great food wine.
Food Ideas: Choucroute Garnie, roasted salmon with lentil pilaf, cream of mushroom soup, card games
This wine is a result of a really cool project that includes Trentino winemaker Elizabetta Foradori and uses grapes from the Maremma region in Tuscany. Outside of her Everyday Wines fanbase, Elisabetta is well known for revitalizing the Teroldego grape and is regarded as one of Italy's most important winemakers as well as a leader and pioneer in the natural wine movement.
This delicious organic and biodynamic red blend is 40% Alicante Nero (aka Grenache), 25% Mourvedre, 15% Carignano, 15% Sangiovese, and 5% Alicante Bouschet.
Dark red juicy flavors abound with some savoriness perfectly meant to complement fall meals, pizza night, or perfect on its own. The liter bottle makes it a great choice to bring or have on hand for larger gatherings.
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