Don’t Panic, It’s Organic: Part 2
We’re going to jump back into the topic of organic and biodynamic wines this week. I hope the last organic blog wasn’t too nerdy for everyone, but it’s important to get bearings on the in-and-outs of topics like these so we can have a baseline for moving forward. This week I would like to focus more on some specific organic and biodynamic wines we offer and why we care about sourcing such wines at The Wine Connection.
The first producer I would like to focus on is ZD Wines of Napa Valley, California. ZD has been a certified organic producer since 1999 and we carry both their 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon and their 2018 Chardonnay. ZD was founded in 1969 in Rutherford, and their focus is on both Cabernet and Chardonnay. They are intent on furthering their sustainable practices while making world class wines. Both of these are 92+ point wines which is typically fairly difficult to achieve while being minimalistic.
Next up is one of my personal favorites, the Venetian 2019 Pra ‘Morandina’ Valpolicella. This blue-stelvin’d beast is a wonderful little wine. Lots of bright cherry finishing with peppery tones, this wine can go great with or without food. It’s on the ‘playful’ side, but this wine is perfect for those looking for an enjoyable weeknight wine that won’t disappoint. Unlike ZD, Pra is certified organic as of only 2018, but the proof is in the pudding. This organic wine is a beauty, and one that has mass-appeal.
Last up for this week’s feature is Domaine Leflaive’s 2019 Macon-Verzé (Chardonnay). If you aren’t familiar with this part of Burgundy, it’s not one to be missed so… get a move on. Macon Chardonnays are characteristically way more rich and tropical than Cote de Beaune white Burgs, so only shop for Leflaive if you’re looking for some Flaivor Flaive. Domaine Leflaive acquired vines in Verzé in 2003, and from the start they’ve been producing their vines biodynamically at the hand of Paul de Noüe. Pure and mineral, this is a white burgundy which can be enjoyed young – no need to cellar this biodynamic beauty.
The next time you stop in, please inquire about some of these selections, among the many others waiting to be taken home on our shelves. Of recent we have been intently bringing in new wines that are farmed and produced organically and biodynamically, and we’re excited to tell you about them. Please don’t hesitate the next time you’re in to ask us about some of these selections. We will be happy to show you our sustainable selections.
Until next time!