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September Featured Wine
As featured wine, it is discounted 10% Wine Club members will enjoy a 15% discount on this wine. - only during June 2017
2016 Allimant Laugner - Sylvaner - Alsace, France
Made by Hubert & Nicolas Laugner
The Allimant-Laugner winery has been around since the 1600s and it produces wines from noble grapes from the well-regarded Alsace region of France. The original building is still standing today and serves as the winery and guest lodging. The vineyards are in some of the most coveted areas of Alsace that includes vineyards designated as “premier cru”.Our long time clients know the name “Nicolas Laugner”. Nico, as he is better known, came to work an internship with us at Anne’s in 2011 and became one of our most beloved team members. He came to the US to learn about the American palate so that his family’s wines could be produced to not only appeal to French palates but America’s too. Nicolas is the 11th generation of the family to be at the helm of the winery. Allimant-Laugner is truly a family winery and has been ever since its inception. The entire family works in the winery, whether working in the vineyards or in the day to day administrative tasks, everyone pitches in. A few years ago, Nico took the reins at the winery from his father and is focusing on not only producing high quality wines for local consumption but also for our enjoyment here in the US. The wines have hit great notes not only with our clientele here in the US but also has garnished great acclaimed with the critics and magazines (Wall Street Journal, People magazine, Robert Parker, Wine Enthusiast, etc.). Nico has began to expand production of wine with grapes that have been largely ignored in the mainstream wine scene, and this brings us to the wine featured in our wine club this month, Sylvaner. Sylvaner or Silvaner is a variety of white wine grape grown primarily in Alsace and Germany, where its official name is GrünerSilvaner. It is a white grape that is gaining momentum (once again) - we think it will be a great Summer wine! This sylvaner comes from vineyards that are 40 years old, planted on granite soil. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and allowed to rest with the lees to enhance the fruit notes and silky texture of this wine. Chill to 42F, and enjoy the delightful floral aromas in this wine, which are also found in the palate. Honeysuckle, jasmine, honey, ripe peaches, nectarines and even hits of unripen pineapple. A refreshing and delightful wine. This wine can be consumed as an aperitif, or as the lovely people of Allimant-Laugner do, enjoy it with seafood, cold soups, salads or by itself on a warm summer afternoon! $17.99.