ALL WHITE WINE CLUB

AUGUST 2021

BY LAKE OR BY SEA

There is no questioning the influence a large body of water has on grape growing. Our first examples of this are from Lake Garda, where the cool climate, maintained by the deep water standing at the base of the Alps, has an enormous effect on the vines in the surrounding soils. The wines of Lugana and Chiaretto have a bright flavor profile that is of course indicative of their sense of place. 

 

The grapes themselves can also carry this sense of place, even if they are grown somewhere else entirely, provided of course that the winemaker understands how to bring out that ideal expression in the wines. Our second examples in this month’s Club are Mediteranean blends – made right here in California! – that will transport you to the South of France before you can get to the bottom of the first glass. 

 

– Kevin Wardell, August 2021

 

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CAVALCHINA CHIARETTO

60% CORVINA + 35% RONDINELLA + 5% MOLINARA
Bardolino Chiaretto, Veneto, 2020

MARANGONA LUGANA

TURBIANA 
Lugana, Veneto, Italy, 2019

EDMUNDS ST. JOHN
‘HEART OF GOLD’ 

55% VERMENTINO + 45% GRENACHE BLANC
El Dorado County, California 2019

MARTHA STOUMEN
‘POST FLIRTATION’ 

75% COLOMBARD + 12% MARSANNE
+ 9% ROUSSANNE + 4% MUSCAT BLANC
California 2020
WINE SMARTS.

WINE SMARTS.

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