April Wine Club Selections

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Weingut Berger 2015 Lössterrassen Grüner Veltliner, Kremstal, Austria
It’s not a secret that we love wines from Austria, (our next tasting with Dorli Muhr is already our second Austrian-focused one of 2017), and so it’s easy to understand why our April Club white is a Grüner Veltliner from Weingut Berger.  Located near the historic city of Krems, Erich Berger’s wines exude a traditional Austrian style while using modern, organic winemaking practices.  Half of his vineyards focus on Grüner, and his expertise with this indigenous grape shows in every drop.  This vintage has more ripe flavors of grapefruit and lime zest, with hints of pear and a whisper of pepper.  As with well-crafted Austrian wines, the food pairings are nearly endless; springtime vegetables and seafood with this wine are equally as brilliant as richer poultry and saucy dishes.

Domaine Bulliat 2015 Morgon “Nature”
South of Fleurie and north of Brouilly lies one of our favorite Beaujolais regions: Morgon.  Gamays from here tend to create more dense, earthy wines than the other 9 appellations.  From a fifth generation wine family, Noël Bulliat started his career after graduating from viticulture school in 1978 and buying 4 hectares in Beaujolais.  He now manages 27 hectares with the help of his son Loïc, and much of his vines are at least 60 years old.  With older vines comes more concentrated fruit, and his current release is packed with blueberry and pomegranate aromas, rich flavors of black cherry and coriander linger for a pronounced finish.  Baked casseroles and roasted duck are wonderful accompaniments for this Wine Club wine.