November 14, 2019
A Note from Sergio
I remember how I decided that IWM should get serious about selling Burgundy. On one level, I felt this move might be brash for a company with "Italian Wine" in its name. On another, I knew that the line between Italian and French (or Italian and Spanish, or Italian and Slovenian, or even Italian and North or South American) has always been more than a little imaginary. I'd stocked IWM's shelves with Champagne from the first day we opened our doors. Even more telling, the world's winemakers have been borrowing protocol and stealing vine cuttings from one another for centuries. Thus about a decade ago, I decided that if it's authentic, delicious and real, it's a wine that belongs at IWM--no matter where that wine calls home!Today's Featured Sections Include:
Today's offer features Maison Nicolas Potel's layered, luscious 2008 Chambertin Grand Cru--it's a stellar effort from its maker and its challenging vintage. The son of the late, great Gérard Potel, Nicolas comes from a winemaking dynasty, and his current estate, Domaine de Bellène, is a Burghead favorite. Today's wine comes from Nicolas' first winemaking venture, a négociant house that's still in business, and it dates from the time just before Nicolas sold the house to start Bellène. This strange "interregnum" of estate ownership combined with the "sleeper" 2008 vintage make this Chambertin an affordable gem--don't miss your chance to experience the Potel magic!
Finally, I managed to score a few more bottles of Dugat-Py's breathtaking 2013 Mazis-Chambertin. If you're serious about your Burgundy, you do not want to miss this wine.
1. Spotlight on Excellence: Creamy, Lush, and Vivid Nicolas Potel 2008 Chambertin
2. Time Sensitive Offer: Muscular, Velvety Dugat-Py 2013 Mazis-Chambertin
3. Wine Events: Upcoming November / December Wine Tasting Events