February CruBox: Revisiting The Classics
This month, we’re focusing on classics – wines that speak not just for themselves but for their entire region. The wine world of today is obsessed with the vinous unicorns and singular bottles, coming from unusual and distinctive producers.
Fewer and fewer wine lovers can distinguish an excellent wine, representative of its appellation and region, from something merely “different.” In other words, the great wines of Europe are less and less appreciated, and an exceptional bottle of Chablis that isn’t Raveneau or brilliant bottle of Bordeaux that isn’t a Classified Growth sits unsold and under appreciated.
Not on our watch! The classics are the core of a reasonable collection and offer great rewards for those devoted to them. This month we celebrate the classics through the lens of four important European wine regions: the Mosel’s Saar tributary, France’s Champagne, a Tuscan Sangiovese and a right bank Bordeaux.
NV Moutard Grande Cuvee Brut Blanc de Noirs (Champagne, France)
2019 Weingut Cantzheim Der Riesling Kabinett (Mosel, Germany)
2019 Buondonno Rosso Toscana (Tuscany, Italy)
1995 Domaine de Viaud Lalande de Pomerol (Bordeaux, France)