Today's eLetter offers the rare occurrence of presenting nothing but French wines. When IWM first started promoting our Burgundies in our e-Letter offers, it surprised some of our clients. After all, Italian wines are more than a part of this company's name; they're our first, greatest passion. And yet, it felt like an organic move when I chose to expand and carry non-Italian wines. I had always picked the wines and the producers according to their own merits; to expand this process beyond Italy's borders felt right.
Our spring cellar cleaning continues from yesterday's offer of French reds with today's list of French whites. It's a stunning array of more than 130 wines--flinty Chablis, juicy Puligny-Montrachet, laser-focused Meursault, spicy Riesling, mouth-watering Sancerre, intriguing Alsatians, and value-conscious Village white Burgundies. All of these wines, just like the recent offers of Italian reds and French reds, are in very short supply, but all of them have been treated with care.
I'm delighted to feature the release of Chavy-Chouet Puligny-Montrachet Enseignères 2012, one of the great Village Burgundies available, made by one of Burgundy's most conscientious producers. The parcel for this wine sits next to both Bâtard-Montrachet and Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet, and at under $60, it gives you a taste of those great Grand Cru appellations at a fraction of the price.
Summertime is on the horizon, and nothing embodies summer as completely as a beautiful glass of well-wrought white wine. Enjoy!