“The Classics” Through Neal Rosenthal
This month, we’re revisiting the concept of “the Classic” through the lens of Neal Rosenthal.
“Classic” is a funny adjective. It can both invite and inhibit discussion. We love to argue about what is or is not “a classic,” as well as the attributes that make up “the classic.” When it comes to wine, classic often means the most famous regions, such as Burgundy and Bordeaux, or the famous producers like Chave or Conterno. Today, however, we’d like to explore “classic” as a sensibility. (But don’t worry, there will be Burgundy and Bordeaux, too.).
Explore four wines from France’s Loire Valley, Burgundy, Bordeaux and Italy’s Calabria which are classic in a sense meaning they reflect typicity and are representative from the regions from which they come from.
2020 Château de Chaintres ‘Terre de Breze’ Saumur (Loire Valley, France)
2016 Du Cropio Dom Giuva Ciro Classico Superiore (Calabria, Italy)
2018 Domaine Rollin Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune (Burgundy, France)
2019 Clos Petit Corbin Ste. Emilion (Bordeaux, France)