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Le Du's Grand Cru 20' "Sensational Samur"

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Samur lies toward the western third of the Loire River valley, where the limestone soils and continental climate of Touraine clash with the Igneous Atlantic Coast. It is a whirlwind of soils, patchwork of micro-climates, and cauldron of innovation. The result is one of the most unique wine regions in the world, capable of producing red, white, and sparkling wine at the highest level.  Domaine Le Fief Noir Cocagne Val de Loire 2019 $22.99 ($18.40) Domaine Le Fief Noir is based in a sub-section of Samur called Anjou-Noir, so called after the black slate soils that populate the region. It...

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Le Du's Grand Cru 20' "Spains Spectrum"

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Bodegas Honorio Rubio, Añadas Rioja Edición Limitada 2014 Release This is actually a wine that we sold in a small quantity a few years ago. It is exactly the type of wine that is made for the Grand Crew: renegade yet outstandingly talented producer making delicious yet genre bending wine in very limited quantities. The only issue is that it was slightly too expensive and I could never get enough of it. A few weeks ago, however, the importer got in touch with me and asked if I would like to take everything they had left in stock which had...

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Le Du's Grand Cru 20' "Stars of Sicily"

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Sicily probably has the most diverse and exciting terroirs in Italy. From the heights of Mount Etna, which produces wine more like the north of France than anywhere on the booted mainland, to the low lying tip of Vittoria, parts of which jut further south than Tunisia, Sicily offers an incredibly diverse range of wines. Moreso, I was extremely fortunate this month to be able to secure what are arguably the best wines produced in Sicily in each of their respective categories. These are all small production, highly sought after artisan wines, and they are yours to enjoy this month...

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Le Du's Grand Crew 20' "Phenomenal Provence"

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This month Le Du's is exploring the phenomenal wines of Provence, that are NOT Rose. While Provence has a long history of making Rose, for most of the region's history the Rose was a byproduct of more ambitious red wine production, similar to their neighbors to the east in the Rhone Valley and Chateuneuf-du-Pape. Today however, while most old wine making families have been bought out by new money to feed our insatiable hunger for easy going pink wine, there are still a few legends working in the old ways or young luddites on a quest to rediscover them.  The result...

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Le Dû's Grand Crew '20 "Swartland Revolution"

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Le Dû's Grand Crew '20 "Swartland Revolution"

Alheit Cartology 2016 Savage Wines Follow the Line 2016 A.A.Badenhorst, Swartland Family White Blend 2016

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