Tuscan Tango & French Flair Mixed Case
  • Red Wine, White Wine
  • Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Syrah
  • Organic, Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml

Tuscan Tango & French Flair Mixed Case

Burgundy, France
Rhône, France
Tuscany, Italy
Regular price $386.70per case
6 bottles per case
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Only 3 items in stock!

Delivery timeline: It requires three full cases of each wine in order for us to build and fulfill three mixed cases. This process usually takes about 7-10 business days but may vary.

Welcome Spring with this Mixed Case featuring some of our exceptional wines from Italy and France. Each Mixed Case includes 2 bottles of each wine.

2 bottles x Domaine du Coulet Matthieu Barret 'Brise Cailloux' AOC Cornas 2021 (Cornas, France)
Red | Syrah

One of the most coveted natural wines in France. From legendary winemaker Matthieu Barret of Domaine de Coulet in Cornas. The Matthieu Barret labelled wines are from a leased organic and biodynamic vineyard in Visan, about an hour South of the Domaine.

The selection of Syrah for this wine came from old and young vines located throughout the estate with the exception of the Coteaux peaks and foothills. The purity of the fruit is due in part to its 18 months of maturation, which combined the use of oval-shaped concrete fermenters and 500-litre barrels.

This is a Cornas that delivers admirably following a decanting. The mouth is superb, lusty and gentle with notes of blackberry, violet, lavender, raw meat and blueberry. Definitely accessible, but with obvious cellaring potential, this is a wine to watch keenly.

2 bottles x Fattoria di Sammontana San Firenze Chianti Superiore DOCG 2020 (Tuscany, Italy)
Red | Sangiovese

The vineyards of Fattoria di Sammontana are located along the hills that border the Arno River, 20km to the south west of Florence. Today, the family - now in its fourth generation - runs the farm according to organic and biodynamic practices, with the intent to fully preserve and sustain the traditions and winemaking history of the land.

This Chianti is made from Sammontana's best and oldest Sangiovese vines, planted around 40 years ago. The grapes are destemmed and macerated in large concrete vats where for about 20 days. The wine is then pressed and transferred to old 225L barrels where it stays on its fine lees for roughly one year. Bottled with a tiny sulphite addition, unfined and unfiltered. It has aromas of sour cherry and black olives on the nose, with a hint of mediterranean herbs. On the palate the tannins are soft yet a bit rustic.

2 bottles x Château de La Chaize Pouilly-Fuissé 2020 (Burgundy, France)
White | Chardonnay

Pouilly-Fuissé lies in southern Burgundy’s Maconnais region and is produced only from Chardonnay grapes. Vineyards are planted on hillsides containing limestone-rich clay soils with a granitic subsoil. The appellation was established in 1936 and covers roughly 800 ha at altitudes around 200 - 300m a.s.l.

Wines tend to be full-bodied, ripe and elegant. For this wine, the grapes were hand harvested from a selection of different vineyard sites within Pouilly-Fuissé from ~50-year-old vines. Traditional fermentation takes place at a low temperature (62.6° F), and malolactic fermentation is blocked. 50% of the wine is aged in stainless steel, 50% in foudres. Notes of citrus, iodine and flowers on the nose, while on the palate the wine is balances bright acidity and minerality with an ample body and yellow fruits and spice flavours.

About the Winery

Domaine du Château de La Chaize

Château de La Chaize is among the oldest, most historic estates in Burgundy’s Beaujolais region. Cared for by the same family for nearly three and a half centuries, the estate has been passed on to new owners, the Gruy family, who are equally committed to managing the estate with the utmost care, while implementing an ambitious environmental plan. Among the many initiatives is the conversion of all vineyards to organic farming, the adoption of precision viticulture, reducing carbon their carbon footprint, and recycling every by-product from viti- and vinicultural activity, to achieve zero waste.

Founded in 1670 by the seneschal of Lyon François de la Chaize d’Aix, the main Château de la Chaize building and gardens were completed by Jules-Hardouin Mansart and André le Nôtre, respectively architect and gardener of the Château de Versailles. Château de la Chaize is among the oldest, most historic estates in Burgundy’s Beaujolais region. Boasting over 250 acres of vineyards, it is also one of the largest. It is today considered one of the most innovative estates in Burgundy. Among its forward- thinking practices is the adoption of eco-friendly farming techniques, commonly referred to as Agriculture Raisonnée. Chemical treatments have been reduced to a strict minimum, for example, and the growing of grass between rows has been re-introduced to enrich the soil and reduce erosion. 

Domaine du Coulet - Matthieu Barret

Matthieu Barret was born in Aix-en-Provence in 1975 and studied viticulture in Beaune.

He is the 7th generation vigneron and joined his grandfather in Cornas in 1997. Previously, his family had only been farming and selling grapes. He practices biodynamic viticulture, obtaining very low yields (23 hl/ha) and extraordinary quality. He describes his wines as being 100% grape, with a very low sulphite addition. His wines are extremely clean, and, true to the Cornas character. Domaine du Coulet was founded by Matthieu Barret’s grandfather after WWII, and over the years has supplied grapes to some of the best known producers in the Northern Rhône, including Chapoutier and Delas. While his father eschewed the agrarian lifestyle, opting instead for a career in international business, Matthieu knew early on that he wanted to be a vigneron. In 1998 at the age of only 23, he took over the family’s 25 acres of well-situated vines on the terraced hillsides of Cornas.

From the beginning, Matthieu has employed natural, organic practices and by 2002 (his second year of production) the domaine received its biodynamic certification. With each vintage, Matthieu has gained a better understanding of his vine parcels and through thoughtful experimentation, he now turns out a remarkable selection of Cornas wines that express the unique nuances of each micro-terroir. No new oak, no racking, minimal use of sulfur and no fining or filtration. Pure, sexy Syrah.

Fattoria di Sammontana

The vineyards of Fattoria di Sammontana are located along the hills that border the Arno River, 20km to the south west of Florence. Today, the family - now in its fourth generation - runs the farm according to organic and biodynamic practices, with the intent to fully preserve and sustain the traditions and winemaking history of the land. The property and its 12th century Romanesque church, were once the property of the Medici family.