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No. 10: December 2013

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No. 10: December 2013

The Wine Recommendations

La Ferme des Caudalies
2012 Les Mots Bleus

Where Chanzeaux, Loire Valley, France
Grape Sauvignon Blanc/Chenin Blanc
Ag Organic
SO2 Low conventional
Price$20
Be on the outlook for more table wines from the sweet wine district of Coteaux du Layon. This one is a beauty, 80% sauvignon it’s tempered by gorgeous chenin and somehow emerges melony. Spies tell us you can find this in Brooklyn only at the present. Try Slope Cellars or Vine Wine.

Domaine de la Pépière
2012 Muscadet

Where Muscadet, Loire Valley, France
Grape Melon de Bourgogne
Ag Organic
SO2 Low conventional
Price$14
When I tasted this with Marc last February, boy was it awkward, or maybe it was because I was rushing for a train. Over the year, the ugly duckling grew up into a swan. This, Marc’s entry level Muscadet, is gorgeous, intense, concentrated. Extremely special.
No. 10: December 2013 The Wine Recs