Renegade Wines

Sparkling Giants


Three New Bottles of Bubbles We Love To Share

When Spring is in the air we tend to gravitate towards sparkling wines. It's a great way to begin an evening, a nice way to relax at the end of the day, and popping open a bottle with Sunday brunch is..well...tradition!
Here are three of our current favorites; Filipa Pato's 3B Rosé  from Portugal you may recognize as it's been on the shelves before.
The next two are new to us and master's of not only Jura wines but of Jura Sparkling Wines. You are in for quite the treat.

Filipa Pato 3B Rosé (Portugal, Beiras, Bairrada) $24

First the technical jargon: 86% Baga, 14% Bical • chalky clay soil • Primary fermentation in tank with wild yeast • secondary fermentation in bottle with 9 months sur-lie aging • No dosage • Practicing Biodynamic (Demeter)
And the wine? Wildly fun and dynamic. Racy bubbles, vibrant red fruit including an array of young, wild strawberries, boysenberry, raspberry and spice. There's even a hint of  peaches, lavender, and rose petal. Impressively well-made.

Domaine Rolet Crémant du Jura Brut (France, Jura) $32

We posted this on our last newsletter and it sold out the very next day. It's back in stock and for a reminder, here's what we said about the wine:
A deliciously fun blend of 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, Trousseau, Poulsard + 10% Savagnin. Clean, fresh, bright, with tons of energy here. Aromas of white flowers, subtle citrus, and delicate brioche notes dance beneath a bead of fine bubbles that one might easily mistake for France's finest. Taste blind next to your favorite Champagne. You'll be amazed.

Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot Crémant du Jura Extra Brut Rose
(France, Jura) $38.50

Another top Jura producer with an intriguing blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Poulsard, Trousseau though this sparkling is a very distinguished Rose.
This is the fuller-bodied of our three sparklings, with more depth and texture; a seamless richness paired with greedy acidity and streams of fine bubbles. Opulent comes to mind. Red berries, currants, nectarine emerge along with this crazy, near-hypnotizing spice (pink peppercorn?). This could stand up to a nice prime rib or deeply grilled portobellos with a rich garlic sauce.Montille

One, Two, Three, Montille

The absolutely amazing Burgundies from the 2021 vintage are arriving and low and behold, Domaine de Montille was the first to arrive. Etienne's Chardonnays are nothing less than perfection.

The estate has embraced biodynamic and sustainable practices for many years, emphasizing the importance of respecting the environment and allowing the vines to express their true potential. This commitment to natural viticulture and minimal intervention in the cellar helps produce wines that truly reflect the distinctive terroir.

Today, Domaine de Montille is known for producing wines that showcase elegance, finesse, and purity. Through meticulous vineyard management and a gentle winemaking approach, Etienne strives to bring out the unique characteristics of each vineyard site. The resulting wines display a harmonious balance between fruit, structure, and minerality, allowing the terroir and personality of  each vineyard site to shine through.

2021 Domaine de Montille Chardonnay Bourgogne $44
Coming from 2 plots in the town of Puligny-Montrachet this Chardonnay is all about purity, authenticity and elegance. Right away the  mineral and spring notes of jasmine flower and citrus fruits shine, coupled with a zesty acidity and a long savory finish.
A great introduction to the genius that is Montille.

2021 Domaine de Montille Puligny-Montrachet $125
Allen Meadow's has a great review for this wine we'd like to share:

"Slightly riper aromas include those of citrus confit, a range of floral elements and a hint of crushed fennel. The rich and generously proportioned middleweight flavors possess the natural class of Puligny while displaying fine length on the balanced, youthfully austere and sneaky long finish. This always boxes above its weight thanks to the very high proportion of 1er juice and the 2021 is no exception." -Burghound (Outstanding)

2021 Domaine de Montille Meursault Saint-Christophe $125
At first sip this wine is taut, fresh with charming salinity, conveying an elegant purity with pinpoint balance and a glacial finish.

While Allen Meadows (Burghound) comments:
"This is an excellent Meursault and worth your interest.",
Neal Martin (Vinous) concurs:
"This is well worth looking out for."

Needless to say the 2021 vintage was tiny so our inventory is limited. Call / email us if interested in any of these wines.

Also, we do have a few bottles of Etienne's
2021 Corton-Charlemagne available ($325).

Call 805.568.1961  or email us if interested.
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Renegade Wines
417 Santa Barbara Street Suite A-6
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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