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Son of the late Marc Morey, Michel Morey, and his wife, Fabienne (from the Pillot clan), began the Morey-Coffinet Domaine in the late 1970s with a dowry of vineyards bestowed on them by two families with extensive history in the region. With a stable foundation of 1er Crus from the southeast-facing hillside, the whites speak to the very essence of Chassagne, with fragrant aromas framed by powerful minerality. The reds capture the roasted, muscular aromas of Chassagne terroir and display silky texture and balance. Michel’s son, Thibault, joined the business in the late 1990s, and the domaine’s wines have since reached new heights.
When asked to describe the style of this Domaine we arrived at this: Grace and Energy.
2019 Domaine Morey-Coffinet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
(France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru)
"An interesting nose combines notes of mineral reduction and exotic fruit hints in the form of white peach and passion fruit, along with pretty spice and floral hints. The finer and more intense medium-bodied flavors exude plenty of minerality on the bitter lemon suffused finish that demonstrates very fine length." -Allen Meadows - Outstanding
$116 - 750ml
$250 - 1500ml
2019 Domaine Morey-Coffinet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Romanee
(France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru)
"...mineral reduction on the spicier and more floral-scented nose. There is again excellent intensity and minerality suffusing the succulent but powerful flavors that terminate in a compact, serious and built-to-age finish that is already impressively persistent. This is potentially outstanding and well-worth considering." -Allen Meadows - Outstanding
$116 - 750ml
2019 Domaine Morey-Coffinet Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chaumes Rouge
(France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet)
"Good verve and freshness to the nicely detailed medium weight flavors that display a touch of rusticity on the sneaky long finish." -Allen Meadows
Give this a few hours in the decanter before enjoying this beautiful Pinot Noir.
Also available at Renegade:
2019 Domaine Morey-Coffinet Meursault $84
2019 Domaine Morey-Coffinet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles $335 - 1500ml
2019 Domaine Morey-Coffinet Batard-Montrachet $450

Giuseppe Contratto Vermouth Bianco (Italy)
We finally have one of our very favorite Vermouths in stock!
Giorgio Rivetti, from La Spinetta fame, purchased this winery, known for its Champagne-quality sparkling wine, in 2011. What is lesser known (but not any more) is that the winery produces an excellent Vermouth.
The Bianco (pictured) is made from Cortese grapes, and then -wait for it- infused with Hawthorn, coriander, marjoram, bay leaf, chamomile, cretic dittampo, aloe, cinnamon, mint, ginger, angelica, cloves, nutmeg, bitter orange, gentian, nettle, sweet orange, carob, juniper, rhubarb, hibiscus, sage, cinchona, lemon, elderberry, bergamot, licorice, sandalwood (and there's 22 more botanicals that are kept secret in this long listed formula.
It is unique and incredible. We use it in our Spritz, as does Bettina in their Venetian Spritz.
And as a side-note:
In 2014, an important recognition was awarded to the Contratto winery: the historic Wine Cathedral was officially declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Gaston Chiquet Champagne Premier Cru Tradition Brut
(France, Champagne)
An attractive blend of 40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir that shares notes of apricot, lemon confit, baked apple tart, and toasty notes with a racy, open-knit personality. A very elegant Champagne ready to enjoy today.

2016 La Croix de Carbonnieux Blanc
(France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Leognan)
Once again this Sauvignon Blanc based wine is back at Renegade.
This Sauvignon Blanc (65% Sauvignon Blanc 35% Semillon) driven Bordeaux Blanc has lively acidity with loads of freshly peeled ruby grapefruit and rounded out by the Semillon providing rich green apple and pear to the finish.
A delightful wine for the warm weather that's in store for us.

2018 Didier Dagueneau Blanc Etc
You may have noticed something a bit different with this vintage: Blanc etc... on the label and there is no longer a appellation designation either. Well, it seems that Dagueneau has been feuding with the wine authorities in Pouilly Fume and finally had enough. All his wines from the region are now officially Vin de France.
That being said the wine is outstanding boarding extraordinary. It's a vibrant, stunningly-expressive wine, racy and pure with some leesy creaminess throughout. A real knockout.

2018 Domaine de la Cote Pinot Noir La Cote
(Sta. Rita Hills)
Perhaps the best vintage to date of this cuvee but be prepared: this is going to need sometime to develop or many hours in the decanter.
Dark red and black fruit eventually emerge with a share of blood orange peel, lavender, sage, and an inviting umami quality. It's a stunning wine that will reward you with cellar time.

2017 Simon Bize Bourgogne Les Perrieres
(France, Burgundy)
Aromatic and complex with red currant, violet, plum, and gentle earthy notes. This is absolutely lovely with a tantalizing mineral core.
An organic, biodynamic gem.

2014 Le Medoc de Cos
(France, Bordeaux, Medoc, St. Estephe)
What to call this one? A fourth or fifth label from Cos d'Estournel?
Let's skip the semantics and just admit that this is a great everyday Bordeaux.
We enjoyed this with grilled T-Bone steaks a few nights ago and are still thinking about it (and the steaks).

2018 Martin Clerc Syrah
(France, Northern Rhone, Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes)
This may be out most brilliant wine find in the last few months. A robust yet balanced Syrah that keeps on giving.
Spice-accented cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by hints of espresso, licorice and cracked pepper. Lively and focused on the palate, offering cherry, black currant and dark chocolate nibs with a long and juicy finish. 12.5% and a little slice of perfection.

2018 Herri Mina Irouleguy
(France, Southwest France, Pays Basque, Irouleguy)
Jean-Claude Berrouet is a world-renowned winemaker. He is best known for his work with Jean Pierre Moueix at the famous Chateau Petrus and Dominus Estate.
So after decades at Petrus what do you do when you retire?
You go home and start making wine again.
'Herri Mina' in the native Basque tongue loosely translates to 'nostalgia for ones home'.
This 100% Cabernet Franc was fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for 16 months in 10% new French barriques. Blackberry and black olive notes with an earthy undertone and a snappy finish, this is one of our go-to Cabernet Francs anytime, any place.

Call or email 805.568.1961 to reserve yours and we'll have it ready ASAP for curbside pickup
or in store pick up (or even delivery if you like)

Thank you for your support.
Renegade Wines
417 Santa Barbara Street Suite A-6
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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