Thursday, December 24, 2009

Our greatest in store tasting ever! Domaine Leflaive!

Domaine Leflaive: Saturday December 26th - Noon to 3pm - Free Tasting!

Without question, for white wines, there is one estate that shines above just about every other, Domaine Leflaive. The wines from this biodynamic estate are legendary and revered; auction houses scurry to secure collections where Leflaive is held, collectors scour the auction circuit to obtain the tiny amounts made and the wines age forever. Some of my greatest experiences with Chardonnay have been from this great Domaine - and you will have the opportunity to taste them and see for yourself the brilliance of this incredible, legendary estate! We will have the following wines open to taste, while the bottles last...

Bourgogne Blanc 2006

Meursault Sous le Dos D'Ane 1er Cru 2006

Puligny Montrachet Les Pucelles 2006

Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru

If you love White Burgundy, you won't want to miss this event. The wines are in limited quantities so don't be late...we guarantee it will be more fun than fighting the crowds at the mall to return unwanted gifts! For more information and to order the wines visit us online at 56 Degree Wine. For more information on the Domaine visit their spectacularly infromative website at Domaine Leflaive - Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and safe holiday season! Today we are tasting my top bubbly of the year, the Demeric "Catherine de Medici" - a rare release made only in special years. This terrific small estate still uses only the old style vertical press, and still practices remuage by hand, ageing 50% of all their wine in oak cask.
The current release is a blend of 50% each Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and is half each 1995 and 1996, and was disgorged in 2002. Only made about twice a decade, the last was 89/90 and the next will be 2000/2002. Only 22 six packs of magnums came to the US - We got three!! Complex, creamy, yet laser focused, with lovely lemony tones, brioche - rich yet with brilliant supporting acidity. Long and absolutely stunning! To order it call us at 908.953.0900 or email to For more about this terrific producer visit Champagne Demeric