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Expert Picks: Château de la Maltroye and Rocche dei Manzoni

Posted on | November 3, 2015 | Written by Garrett Kowalsky | No Comments

Garrett_8.6.14_72dpiToday I bring you two wines from vastly different places and made in vastly different styles. However different, they both bring me great joy. I like to keep myself open to experience a wide array of wines, bottles that come from all corners of the globe. With that in mind I offer up the delicate and delicious Maltroye Clos St Jean as well as the dark and brooding Big d’Big.

Château de la Maltroye 2013 Chassagne 1er Cru Clos St Jean $49.99

When people think of the great wines of Chassagne Montrachet they usually gravitate to some of the greatest white wines in the world. What many wine-lovers are surprised to find out is that the vineyards of Chassagne produce some of the most elegant and ballerina-like reds you can imagine. Jean Pierre Cornut manages to make both exceptional whites and some of these sumptuous reds, and this Clos St Jean is a marvelous example of the latter. Drink now until 2022.

Rocche dei Manzoni 2005 Barolo Vigna Big ‘d Big $79.99

Barolo produces some of the finest wines in the world. What you also likely know is that the best Barolos are often untouchable for years because they need time to mature and round into complete form. Here is a chance to pick up a gorgeous, big, full-bodied Barolo with a decade of beautiful age. The tannins have started to integrate and you begin to see the beautiful future laid out in its palate of cherries, tobacco and smoke. Drink now to 2030.

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