July Wine Box
Catching Up with our Friends
Mummy Wine Club subscription has taken its first trip around the sun! As the wine club turns one, it’s fascinating to reflect on the past year and where our wine journey has taken us. Together we’ve tried wines from 17 countries, 38 wine regions, and countless varieties (single and blends!).
We’ve gone back in time to investigate ancient wine regions and Hemingway’s 1920s Paris and fast-forwarded to New Wave Spain and the rapidly growing vineyards in England. We’ve travelled to high altitude Alps and hopped around the Volcanic Islands. I hope what this year has shown you is that the world of wine is an endless journey that keeps going into countless directions. Especially for those that are curious.
Of course we will continue exploring new and exciting themes over the coming year, but I thought for our 1 year anniversary box it seemed a good idea to revisit some of our most loved producers. In this box we will try another gem from an already familiar producer. There’s no better way to deepen your wine knowledge than to get to know the full range of what producers are capable of.
Indeed the wines I chose are quite different from the ones you already know, but the quality, culture, exceptional skill, and passion of each producer shines through all the same.
Remember the gorgeously smooth red Le Roc? A true campfire classic! Their Le Roc’ Ambulle is a fun sparkling rosé from the same producer but made in the methode ancestrale! It is also made from the same indigenous grape, Negrette, but in a fun sparkling rosé version. Perfect for summer apéro.
From the same multi-generation Riojan family that makes the seductively rich and spicy Mi Lugar, which just won a gold medal in the Decanter Awards this week– we’re lucky to try their very miniscule release of white Rioja. It is on strict allocation with only 3, 126 bottles made! And we can learn all about it with Conrado Herrero in our monthly zoom tasting.
A complete contrast in style from the Foradori red we tried in the November Alps box, this is Elisabetta’s summer version of the unique Teroldego grape! A lighter style red wine to be chilled and enjoyed with friends and great charcuterie.
We met biodynamic winemaker, Judith Beck in April when we explored the Pinot family and enjoyed her Pinot Blanc/Weissburgender. Now we will try her spectacular red made of native Austrian grapes that are normally very rich and intense, but her version is spicy yet light.
I hope you will enjoy getting to know these brilliant producers more through their contrasting second bottles and will remember them as leaders of their respective wine regions.
Join in on Tuesday July 13th to learn about the incredible small parcel white Rioja from Queirón as we reconnect with our friend Conrado Herrero. He will tell us about what has been developing in the family project over the past year within the new categories of Rioja.