So I heard back from the fine folks at J. Emerson, and here’s what we’re going to be tasting (these are their comments, not mine):
- Do Ferreiro Albarino 2006 (Rias Baixas, Spain): Hands down, one of my favorite Albarinos on the planet. Organic. $26.95
- Kuentz-Bas Alsace Blanc 2006 (Alsace, France): Gorgeous traditional-style blend of 4 white grapes. Biodynamic. $16.95
- La Raia Gavi 2008 (Piedmonte, Italy): A rich and complex white from the Cortese grape from Piedmont. Biodynamic. $18.95
- Clos du Tue-Boeuf “Frileuse” Cheverny Blanc 2007 (Touraine, France): An unusual, unfiltered blend of Sauvignon blanc and Chardonnay from the Loire Valley. Idosyncratic and delicious. Organic. $13.95
- Fritsch “Windspiel” Riesling 2008 (Niederosterreich, Austria): Super-dry and very crisp Riesling from Austria–a perfect summertime quaff. Organic. $14.95
I’m excited for the Albarino, a wonderful wine that I rarely drink — the price is usually steep, and Paul and I don’t eat a ton of shellfish, often the happiest pairing for the grape. Also psyched for the Cheverny, which is pretty offbeat. I’ve also asked them to throw in an off-dry German Riesling so I can get people thinking about dry vs. sweet wine. More on all of this later when I post our tasting notes.