Category: alsace

2016 Emile Beyer Pinot Noir Tradition

2016 Emile Beyer Pinot Noir Tradition

Chillin’ like a villain with my Alsatian Pinot. Juicy cherries, raspberries, and cranberries on the nose with a whiff of stone and dried red flowers. Great mix of fruit – cherries, raspberries, and strawberries – on the palate with nice acidity.

4/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13.5% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

🍷  Enjoying this $18 Pierre Sparr Gewurztrami…

🍷  Enjoying this $18 Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer (88+ pts) from Alsace tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES in a week or so and will be available year-round. Full review here:

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2011 Hugel & Fils “Grossi Laüe” Riesling

2011 Hugel & Fils “Grossi Laüe” Riesling

Arrrooooo! TGIF! We made it through the week! Celebrating with this Alsatian gem. Apples, pear, lemon curd, lime, and stony minerality on the nose. Golden apples, lemon, and lime notes on the palate with lovely minerality. A great wine from a great producer!

4/5 bones

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Riesling

14% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

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Opened up these 2 delicious wines last night t…

Opened up these 2 delicious wines last night to begin the Thanksgiving long weekend. Both under $20. Full reviews here: https://goo.gl/bxomzg

THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM: You make me fee…

THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM: You make me feel like drinking natural wine…🎵🍷 @tedwardwines @heartofthebeat #drinkwine #naturalwine #orangewine #islandwine #sparklingwine #itatavalley #mallorca #alsace (at Dandelion Wine)

THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8:YOU MAKE ME FEEL LI…

THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8:YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DRINKING NATURAL WINE

Our pal Paul from T Edward Wines is a natural wine enthusiast and has been bringing us some really great new bottles from all over the world. He’ll be here tonight 6-8pm to share some of these recent finding with us. We will of course be playing Aretha Franklin all night long, and as always, be serving cheese and bread. #dandylovesyou

A few words about wine-maker Roberto Henriquez…Roberto Henríquez studied agronomy and enology at the University of Concepción where he was born in Chile. From there, he travelled and worked with winemakers in Canada, South Africa and finally in the Loire Valley with Rene Mosse. Rene had a profound effect on Roberto’s perspective on winemaking and his progression into organic and biodynamic farming. Roberto came home from his travels abroad and started to make his own wine, naturally. His vineyards were personally and carefully selected. He farms all the land himself (with the help of some farm animals).

“Our wines are made the old fashioned way – through hard work, sweat, and tears.”

Roberto Henriquez 2017 Sémillon Molino del CiegoValle del Itata, Chile

We will be tasting two of Roberto’s skin-fermented whites (aka orange wine) tonight! The first one is super unique and we’ll only have it for a minute. What a treat to taste it tonight! Warning: FUNK ALERT.Jed says this about the Roberto’s Sémillon: “He makes very little of this, maybe it’s even a one-off. I’m not sure anyone knows at this point. It’s not on T. Eward’s site or his. But it’s 0/0 (no sulfur or anything else added) open-top Itata Valley Sémillon… grippy due to the skin contact . A little less bright and a little more funky than the del Notro. A little more herbaceous and mineral…an advanced orange. Pair with grilled cheese, or quail of you got it.” $29

Roberto Henriquez 2016 Rivera del Notro BlancoValle del Itata, Chile

We’ve carried the Notro Blanco for about a year now it generally flies off the orange wine table (when it’s in stock) since we started with it.Jed says this: “Paul literally pulled me over to the table where this wine was and I was sold on first sip. Citrusy, spicy, and high acid – this wine is kind of the opposite of most of my favorite white wine. But something about the vibrant yellow and orange fruit is just irresistible. There’s a nice tannic bite from the skins that makes this an excellent pairing with something like barbecued pork. And the color! I could drink this all day. I shouldn’t, but I could. Perfect summer chiller/griller.” $29

4 Kilos 2017 Motor AméricaMallorca, Spain

In August of 2006, Francesc Grimalt and Sergio Caballero set up 4Kilos Wines in Mallorca. Francesc Grimalt, winemaker and former partner of Anima Negra Cellar in Mallorca, is known mainly for rescuing the variety of the native grape Callet on the Balearic wine scene. In 2007 they converted a former sheep farm into a small winery. They also produce 12Volts (a barrel-aged red blend that has been a house favorite here for years). Motor América is 100% Callet with zero sulfur. Jed says this: “bright purple and black fruit with a very distinct mineral background that we’ve learned to hope for from island wines."Drink chilled and imagine that East River breeze is coming from the Balearic Sea. $23

Pierre Frick 2014 Crémant d’Alsace Amplitude Reserve Alsace, France

Farming organically since 1970, and biodynamically since 1981, Pierre Frick hand harvests and uses natural yeasts only. He stopped chapitalization (adding sugar) in 1980, and since 1999 he’s vinified 2 or 3 wines without adding any sulfur "sans soufre”. Frick says that “Sulfur free wines have more surface tension.” Forever a purist, Frick uses bottle caps in lieu of cork to avoid cork taint. The Amplitude tonightis a blend of Pinot Blanc and Riesling. Jed says this: “a remarkable balance of crisp and savory, a little bit crystalline and a little bit funky”.Poppin’ bottles this weekend? Grab one of these guys for a unique and natural bubbly experience. $24

2013 Trimbach Pinot Gris Reserve

2013 Trimbach Pinot Gris Reserve

Trimbach always makes some tongue-lickin’ good wines. Green apples, pears, and lime notes on the nose. Pears on the palate with raw white almonds, lemon, and stone. Not overly complex, but this is a solid example of Alsatian Pinot Gris from a top producer. 

4/5 bones

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Pinot Gris

13.5% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

2011 Domaine Marcel Deiss Engelgarten

2011 Domaine Marcel Deiss Engelgarten

Oh boy. I love me some Marcel Deiss because his juice is AWESOME. This is no exception. And this guy could even use 5-10 more years resting in the angel garden. Honeysuckle, chrysanthemums, gooseberries, golden apples, citrus notes, and tiny pebbles on the nose. Honeysuckle on the palate with pears, apples, gooseberries. citrus, chrysanthemum oil (my humom uses that in her hair 🇯🇵) and stony minerality on the palate. Really lovely now but this wine could be truly killer in 5 years or more. 

4/5 bones

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Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat

13% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

2015 Hugel & Fils GentilMmmm… I can never pass up a…

2015 Hugel & Fils Gentil

Mmmm… I can never pass up a nice Alsatian wine. This one is a field blend of all the noble grapes of Alsace except for Pinot Noir. A full nose of apples, lemons, pears, a bit of lime, a hint of lychee, green herbs, orange blossoms, lemongrass, and stony minerality. Very tart on the palate with lemon, pear, and lime notes along with some lychee and even some tropical fruits and lemongrass. Very layered, especially at this pricepoint. Entry level wine from a top producer in a top winegrowing region? Sign me up!

5/5 bones

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Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat, Sylvaner

13% abv

Alsace, FRANCE