Hiya Cru,

Today's offer is of strange timing. A 3-pack of white wines on December's doorstep. But, even during winter, we find it nice to have a few tasty treats on hand in the fridge--ready to open while cooking, or when someone stops by for a holiday tipple wearing a white shirt.

And these can't be beat. They're among my favorite wines we import--a little bit Loire, a little bit Burgundy, and a little bit Alsace.

When I first met Emmanuel Rouquette a few years ago he made only one white wine, a blend of all the grapes he grew that he called Blanc de Blancs. So I was really thrilled to find this past year that he had tried something new. He bottled each of his varieties separately for the first time. He actually began doing this back in 2015 with his Pinot Gris, but only last year did he have the quality to do so with Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

I think Emmanuel is our must unsung winemaker. He makes wine in Burgundy, on a mere 4 hectares, and is the beating heart of one its tiniest appellations, the Cotes-de-la-Charité. Located near the Loire river, one might not think of Burgundy, but I find his wines more of that type--a bit richer, fuller, rounder and more complex than those just 30 miles away in Sancerre.

Plus, his wine quality rivals that of many wineries in sexier appellations in the Cote d'Or like in the Macon or Cotes-de-Beaune.

With this Puits du Compostelle 3-pack, for just $54, you'll receive a bottle each of these three wines:

  • 2017 Sauvignon Blanc--a fresh and citrusy Sauvignon with surprising richness. Made all in stainless steel tanks and drunk best over the next year or two.
  • 2017 Chardonnay--kind of reminds me of a baby Chablis. But a quick pass through older barrels for a few months gives this beauty a nice bit of weight and richness.
  • 2015 Pinot Gris--the first ever pure Pinot Gris I've imported. From the very ripe and generous 2015 vintage, it is honeyed and floral, but also nice and dry. The wine has a golden/copper color in the glass from a short skin contact.

Emmanuel only bottled about 500 of each, and we currently are the proud owners of about 48 of each. They all retail for $21/bottle, but on sale today at just $18. And of course if you make it a 6-pack, you'll enjoy an additional 5% off. Wanna make it a solid case? 10% off!

These are lovely white wines to have around this winter and into next Spring. Want some?

To order, please simply reply here with your request: "Three", "Sixer", or "Mixed Case"--and I'll confirm with you straight away. Or, you can click the link above to read more and order online.

Have a great week!

Cheers,

Dan

 
CorksCru Wine Merchants
339 NW Broadway Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
T: (503) 226-9463

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