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TGIF Cru,

When I tried to order this wine about a year ago, Fred Brochet informed me that it was gone, having made the list at the famed Le Bernadin in New York. That's a pretty tall order, and one that speaks to the wine's quality, rarity, and overall value. A blue ribbon moment for any winery.

So when I saw Fred last month he suggested that I grab some of the newly released 2015 before anyone else got their mitts on it. And I pounced. I mean, even the little guy needs a chance, right?

The bottle I'm referring to comes from Fred's eponymous line called Brochet--a label dedicated to small production, organically-grown, unique grape varieties of his native Haut-Poitou. In this case it is the impossible to find Sauvignon Gris--a strange mutation of Sauvignon Blanc that has darkened the berries to an almost rosy hue.

In fact, Sauvignon Gris grapes actually look pink hanging on the vine. After a gentle pressing the juice even runs a little coppery-colored. The wine ultimately holds this color and pours from the bottle seeming like a very pale rosé of sorts. But in the mouth, it is anything but a simple pink wine. For me it has the raciness and acidity of Sancerre, but couched with uncommon richness. I can't really think of anything else like it!

Fred packages the wine on a screw cap and in a very distinctive square-shouldered bottle. It demands this sort of "a-ha!" look and feel. And I've been allocated a mere 120 of 'em.

I guess Le Bernadin gets the rest...

Ampelidae Brochet Sauvignon Gris 2015

I'm selling this beaut for only $15, or slightly better on 6-packs--just $14. I expect the wine to arrive by the middle of August, in time for late summer fare, or a trip to the beach for some fish and chips.

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Cheers!

Dan

 

 

 
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