In response to COVID-19, we’ve created a series of exclusive and sommelier-selected cases of wine for you to purchase.
At this time we are ONLY offering the pre-set cases for purchase. To keep our warehouse operations safe and sanitized, we can’t add extra products to your order or make you a special case. Lots more on offer in the coming days and weeks.
Riff Terra Alpina Pinot Grigio
In the rugged Northern Italian Alps, the Alois Lageder winery produces fresh and lively wines together with partners from the Veneto region. Based out of Alto-Adige, Alois Lageder is the fifth generation at the head of the estate, in the nothernmost wine region of Italy. The Pinot Grigio is a popular varietal in the area and is beloved for its straightforward clean citrus and tree fruit flavours and pure minerality.
Pinot Grigio, also called Grauburgunder or Pinot Gris, is currently the most commonly cultivated white wine variety in Alto Adige. The sites subject to Mediterranean influences have predominantly chalky soils with a high sand and gravel content and are perfect for cultivating this grape variety from the noble Pinot family.
The Crusher wines are the product of a partnership between two established Californian winemaking families, Sebastiani and Wilson. The grapes are sourced from Clarksburg, an appellation only 20 miles East of Napa Valley, near Sacramento where similar diurnal temperature fluctuations – cool nights and hot days, produce balanced and concentrated wines. Unlike Napa, land is still relatively affordable here, so the wines offer excellent quality and value. The Crusher wines undergo wild yeast fermentation, from yeasts naturally present in environment; these indigenous yeasts produce subtly nuanced wines and express the local terroir.