Issue No. 30: July 2016
The Wine Recommendations
Domaine Léon Boesch
2012 Brut Zéro
|Grape||Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Riesling|
Alsace sparklers can be fantastic. Case in point, this number from Boesch. The still wine hangs out in foudres for two years and gets no dosage. But you knew that. Great depth from a sparkler, a bit of rich biscuit, with a metallic, ironic edge.
2014 Clos Aux Renards Singulier
|Where||Montlouis-sur-Loire, Loire Valley, France|
Is it the next cult wine? Perhaps. Beautiful. Importers were fighting over these from Lise and Bertrand at the last Dive Bouteille, even though they were in plain sight for years. But anyway, they have landed in NYC. From 60- to 80-year-old vines. The Clos is a 100-year-old vine. It’s got plenty of depth, apple, flush and filled with bitter juicy goodness.