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Franciacorta Berlucchi '61 Extra Brut

Franciacorta Berlucchi '61 Extra Brut

Franciacorta is Italy's liltingly delicious answer to Champagne itself. These fine northern Italian sparkling wines were not called Franciacorta until 1957 when Guido Berlucchi released a white wine named Pinot di Franciacorta. The appellation achieved DOC status in 1967 and the rest as they say è storia. Produce of 85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Noir, from top vineyards in the 19 municipal areas of Franciacorta. Vivid platinum/yellow in color with emerald reflections and aromas that suggest a gently toasted Ciabatta and a just sub-alpine minerality, delicate on entry then building in volume and presence to downright potent on the palate, compellingly dry with a pleasing flesh of green apple-like tartness that oh so refreshes the palate.

$29.99 the bottle  $152.94 the case



Franciacorta Ca'del Bosco Brut Cuvée Prestige

Franciacorta Ca'del Bosco Brut Cuvée Prestige

Produce of 75% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Nero and 10% Pinot Bianco from 134 vineyards in the Franciacorta area of Lombardia in northern Italy. In our humble opinion, the bubblies of Franciacorta are among the few sparkling wines on the planet to give Champagne a real run for its money. Bright, lustrous, straw golden in color with the finest of tiny bubbles, delicate aromas that subtly suggest brioche dough and lemon curd on lightly toasted baguette; fine light creamy textured, round and supple on the tongue with a delicate and refined sparkle and subtle citrus and toast flavors that last long.

$35.00 the bottle  $178.50 the case of 6



Franciacorta Contadi Castaldi Brut Rosé

Franciacorta Contadi Castaldi Brut Rosé

Franciacorta is located in the province of Brescia within the region of Lombardia in northern Italy. Its special location south of the Alpine foothills and in the presence of large lakes make for a mild climate and, together with its glacially formed soils and rolling hills, make it an area ideal for winegrowing, particularly for sparkling wines. In our humble estimation, Franciacorta is Italy's most elegant answer to Champagne — around here, Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta has come to resonate as among the best answers to high‑quality bubbles without the attendant high price tag. Produce of 65% Chardonnay and 35% Pinot Nero, Contadi Castaldi Brut Rosé is a pale coppery‑pink in color, pre‑alpine fresh and cool on the nose with suggestion of fresh Alpine herb, tart red berry and spice, foccacia biga and hazelnut (or is it bitter almond?); firm and frothy (Andrea found it racy) on the tongue, ultra‑light and airy with refreshing taut berry flavors that seem almost to melt, slow, cool and mouthwateringly into the tongue. We simply adore this sparkling wine. Come grab a bottle or two or six and find out why!

$22.50 the bottle  $229.56 the case



Louis Picamelot Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Les Terroirs

Louis Picamelot Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Les Terroirs

For our part, we've found of late that it just doesn't pay to try and do Champagne on the cheap, that we're better off looking outside that oft jaded geography to find as fine if not finer sparkling wine indeed for the bubbles buck that needs to stretch on out a bit. The fine Crémant de Bourgogne sparkling wines of Louis Picamelot are just such a find. The House of Picamelot was founded in 1926 and is located in Rully in the Côte Chalonnaise in Burgundy. The winemaking facility is located at and makes good use of an old quarry site just outside the village, with the quite cool cellars dug into the solid rock there. This cuvée, the Louis Picamelot Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Les Terroirs, represents just over ⅔ of the production here and, as such, is thankfully most always available now here in beautiful downtown Austin! Produce of about 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Aligoté, all hand-picked from the Côte Chalonnaise, Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. Really lovely slate of aromas suggestive of toast and orchard fruits, say pêche de vigne, apricot, green apple then, closer to the ground, fresh grapes on chalky limestone soils; full, vibrant, expansive mousse that then spreads itself richly on the tongue with flavors of toasted orchard fruits a most expressive and satisfying reprise of those first whiffs. This is ultra-satisfying and flavorful sparkling wine for a very attractive price. Champagne on the cheap? Nah! This is Crémant de Bourgogne that'll do you proud. Do come and get it!

$24.99 the bottle  $254.88 the case



Louis Picamelot Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Les Terroirs Rosé

Louis Picamelot Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Les Terroirs Rosé

And simply superb in pink as well. Produce of 100% Côte Chalonnaise Pinot Noir fruit. The color here is a lovely rose to sunset orange pink at the edges; aromas that define allure, you can almost smell the refreshment to come, with a pinch of spice and a kiss of red berry and a real sense of that wonderful stony Burgundian wine-growing soil underpinning; this one has both body and refreshingness as well as something that simply piques, perhaps pinches, but certainly imbues the imbiber with the feeling of having consumed ever so well with a nervy freshness and spiced red berry flavors that linger in most welcome reprise. This is like bottled joie de vivre. Get some!

$24.99 the bottle  $254.88 the case



Louis Picamelot Crémant de Bourgogne Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Jeanne Thomas

Louis Picamelot Crémant de Bourgogne Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Jeanne Thomas

Dedicated to Jeanne Thomas Picamelot, Louis' wife, this cuvée is said to combine a feminine elegance and strong personality. We can but smile and nod in complete and utter agreement. 'Happy wife, happy life' comes to mind. This is a vintage‑dated sparkling wine, but we tend not to focus on that. Produce of mostly Chardonnay with a slight admixture of Aligoté, all hand‑harvested from the Côte Chalonnaise, Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits (the best addresses for white grapes from this part of Burgundy). Vivid green/gold in color with generous and persistent tiny bubbles and aromas ever so fresh and inviting, suggesting white flower, citrus zest and fine wine‑friendly limestone‑rich soils; full and round, powerful, yes, and eventually sumptuous on the palate, this wine both refreshes and satisfies. Picamelot themselves recommend it as a perfect Crémant pour le gastronome (it works especially well at the dinner table, that is). Our wine buyer simply adores this Crémant with the dim sum (everything, really) at Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum and Qi Austin.

$27.50 the bottle  $140.28 the case of 6



Vitteaut-Alberti Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Agnès

Vitteaut-Alberti Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Agnès

Maison Vitteaut-Alberti was founded in 1951 in Rully in the Côte Chalonnaise by M. Lucien Vitteaut and his wife née Alberti, who chose to specialise in the production of sparkling white wines using the Méthode Champenoise. Today they are operating among the most highly-regarded sparkling wine operations in Burgundy from Rully in the Côte Chalonnaise, about twenty minutes south of Beaune. The Cuvée Agnès (Agnès is the granddaughter of the founders, now active in the company) is a blend of a strict selection of 100% Chardonnay grapes coming from the Côte Chalonnaise and the Côte de Beaune. Brilliant yellow-gold in color with just a wealth of fine bubbles; ultra fresh aromas titillate the nostrils with suggestion of stone fruits, citrus blossom, ultra-fine brioche just in the oven; ultra-fine on the palate, too, with a delicate froth, poised, balanced, almost spherical in shape; then, a freshness of flavor that resonates long. Among the finest Crémants de Bourgogne that we've encountered. And we've encountered, mmmm, quite a few.

$27.50 the bottle  $140.28 the case of 6



2021 Raventós i Blanc Conca del Riu Anoia Blanc de Blancs

2021 Raventós i Blanc Conca del Riu Anoia Blanc de Blancs

Raventós i Blanc are part of a movement in Spain to further quality in the category of sparkling wines. And, as have a number of other fine producers there, they have chosen not to use the DOC 'Cava' designation for their fine sparkling wines. Their excellent Blanc de Blancs is produce of a mix of Xarel·lo, Macabeu, Parellada and (more recently) Malvasia Sitges fruit planted to the clay and limestone soils of the Conca del Riu Anoia in the Penedès in northeastern Spain. Ultra-fresh aromas that suggest stone and orchard fruits and the wonderful work of the yeast genus saccharomyces that gives a kind of toasty quality on the nose; fresh on the palate, too, with a wealth of fine bubbles, a building power and a kind of stony underpinning melded with a freshness of flavor. While discussion of the source(s) of the best sparkling wine in the world can be spirited and devolve into a mere accounting of so many opinions, it is safe to say that if a wine of this quality were produced in Champagne, it would cost at least twice as much.

$19.99 the bottle  $203.88 the case



Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut

Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut

Roederer Estate was founded in 1981 by France's Champagne Louis Roederer in Mendocino County's cool, fog-shrouded Anderson Valley. The "multi-vintage" Anderson Valley Brut debuted in 1988 to great acclaim. A favorite 'round here among California bubblies, Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut well reflects its Champagne origins, too. This is a new world wine to be sure, but mirroring the style of its sister house in Champagne with its use of oak-aged reserve wines, Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut strikes an elegant balance between fresh and vivacious and bold and richly flavorful.

$29.99 the bottle  $305.88 the case



Adriano Adami Prosecco Treviso Garbèl Brut

Adriano Adami Prosecco Treviso Garbèl Brut

Garbèl, which in ancient local dialect means a dry, crisp, pleasantly tart wine, is produced from the hilly vineyards in the Colli Trevigiani area, where the cool nights and hot days are ideal for expressing the typical fruit notes of the Prosecco (aka, Glera) grape. A wonderfully versatile sparkler, Garbèl’s 13 grams of residual sugar place it between the Brut and Extra Dry styles: lucid, platinum in color; vibrant and fresh aromas pull one in with suggestion of orchard fruits like yellow plum and pear (it is, of course, the Prosecco grape); vivid, frothy, crisp and mouthwatering on the tongue with just a hint of minerality; leaves the palate fully refreshed and ready. Unpretentious, unaffected, engaging and refreshing, Adami Garbèl is our go-to Prosecco.

$14.99 the bottle  $152.88 the case


All bottles are 750ml in size and all cases are of 12/750ml bottles unless otherwise indicated. All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale.


More Sparkling Wine

Pack Size Vintage Producer Key Producer Description Bottle
6 750   Berlucchi Berlucchi Franciacorta '61 Extra Brut $29.99
6 750   Berlucchi Berlucchi Franciacorta '61 Rose $42.50
6 750   Berlucchi Berlucchi Franciacorta '61 Nature $67.50
6 750 2010 Berlucchi Berlucchi Franciacorta Berlucchi Palazzo Lana Riserva Extrême Extra Brut $130.00
6 750   Ca'del Bosco Ca'del Bosco Franciacorta Brut Cuvée Prestige $35.00
6 750   Ca'del Bosco Ca'del Bosco Franciacorta Brut Cuvée Prestige Rosé $57.50
6 750   Ferrari Ferrari Brut Trento $29.99
12 750 2022 Marenco Marenco Brachetto d'Acqui Pineto $22.50
12 750   Chanrion, Nicole Nicole Chanrion Brut Effervescence $29.99
12 750   Langlois-Château Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé $27.50
12 750   Monmousseau Monmousseau Brut Cuvée Étoile $13.75
12 750   Monmousseau Monmousseau Crémant de Loire Brut $19.99
12 750   Monmousseau Monmousseau Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé $19.99
12 750   Pato, Luis Luis Pato Vinho Espumante Bruto Rosé Baga $17.50
12 750 2021 Raventós i Blanc Raventós i Blanc Conca del Riu Anoia Brut Blanc de Blancs $19.99
12 750 2021 Raventos i Blanc Raventós i Blanc Conca del Riu Anoia Brut Rosé de Nit $22.50
12 750 2020 Raventos i Blanc Raventós i Blanc Conca del Riu Anoia de la Finca $29.99
12 750   Sérol, Stéphane Stéphane Sérol Brut Rosé Turbullent $22.50
12 750   Beck, Graham Graham Beck Brut Méthode Cap Classique $22.50
12 750   Roederer Estate Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley $29.99
12 750 2019 Avinyó Avinyó Cava Brut Reserva $17.50
12 750 2020 Avinyó Avinyó Cava Brut Reserva Rosat $26.25
12 750   Jaume Giró i Giró Jaume Giró i Giró Cava Brut Nature $24.99
12 750 2017 Juvé y Camps Juvé y Camps Cava Brut Nature Gran Reserva de la Familia $19.99
12 750 2021 Roca, A T A T Roca Classic Penedes Reserva Metodo Tradicional $22.50
12 750 2018 Recaredo Recaredo Corpinnat Terrers Brut Nature $45.00
12 750   Albrecht, Lucien Lucien Albrecht Crémant de Alsace Brut Rosé $18.75
12 750   Meyer, Hubert Hubert Meyer Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé $21.25
12 750   Chollet, Paul Paul Chollet Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Les Quatre Saisons $19.99
12 750   Chollet, Paul Paul Chollet Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé $19.99
12 750   Parigot & Richard Parigot & Richard Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Origines $29.99
12 750   Parigot & Richard Parigot & Richard Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Monochrome $29.99
12 750   Picamelot, Louis Louis Picamelot Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Les Terroirs $24.99
6 750   Picamelot, Louis Louis Picamelot Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé Les Terroirs $24.99
6 750 2017 Picamelot, Louis Louis Picamelot Crémant de Bourgogne Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Jeanne Thomas $27.50
6 750 2017 Picamelot, Louis Louis Picamelot Crémant de Bourgogne Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs En Chazot $29.99
6 750 2016 Picamelot, Louis Louis Picamelot Crémant de Bourgogne Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Reipes $29.99
6 750 2016 Picamelot, Louis Louis Picamelot Crémant de Bourgogne Extra Brut En Espoutières $42.50
12 750   Vitteaut-Alberti Vitteaut-Alberti Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Blanc de Blancs $22.50
12 750   Vitteaut-Alberti Vitteaut-Alberti Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé $22.50
12 750   Vitteaut-Alberti Vitteaut-Alberti Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Cuvée Agnès $27.50
6 750   Contadi Castaldi Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta Brut Rosé $22.50
12 750   Lambert de Seyssel Lambert de Seyssel Grand Vin Mousseux Petit Royal $17.50
6 750   Huber, Weingut Markus Weingut Markus Huber June's Rosé $22.50
12 750   Carafoli, Familia Familia Carafoli Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco L'Onesta $16.25
12 750   Chiarli e Figli, Cleto Cleto Chiarli e Figli Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco Vecchia Modena Premium $14.99
12 750   di Sorbara, Cantina Cantina di Sorbara Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco Emma $11.99
12 750   Chiarli e Figli, Cleto Cleto Chiarli e Figli Vino Spumante di Qualita Brut de Noir Rosé $15.75
12 750 2021 Vietti Vietti Moscato d'Asti $14.99
12 750 2021 Vistarino, Conte Conte Vistarino Sangue di Guida dell'Oltrepò Pavese Costiolo $15.75
12 750 2018 Glinavos, Domaine Domaine Glinavos Paleokerisio Ioannina Traditional Semi-Sparkling Orange Wine $17.50
12 750 2022 Onward Wines Onward Wines Pétillant Naturel Sparkling Malvasia Bianca Capp-Inn Ranch Suisun Valley $33.75
12 750   Adami Adami Prosecco Treviso Brut Garbèl $14.99
12 750 2022 La Farra La Farra Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene Extra Dry $17.50
12 750   Sommariva Sommariva Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene $17.50
12 750 2019 Weil, Weingut Robert Weingut Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Brut $50.00
12 750   Montmorency, Comte de Comte de Montmorency Saumur Brut Rosé $17.50

All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale.

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