Here’s the thing: wine should be delicious,
but it should also be fun.
Visit our bottle shop inside Bar Marco, and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect wine from our rotating seasonal selection, whether it’s an old favorite or something new.
We know that the world of wine can feel intimidating and exclusive. At Nine O’Clock Wines, questions are encouraged and celebrated!
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Vitivinicola Fangareggi, "Lambrusco dell'Emilia Biancospino Bianco"
Emilia-Romagna, Lambrusco dell'Emilia, IT
lambrusco sorbara, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay (NV) $33
Vitivinicola Fangareggi was officially founded in 2005 by Giuseppe Fangareggi, but the tradition of growing lambrusco grapes has been in the Fangareggi family since the 1800s. Today, Giuseppe's son, Matteo, runs the farm along with his mother, Margherita, and his uncle, Roberto. Giuseppe and Roberto mainly take care of the vineyards, Margarita takes care of reception, and Matteo takes care of everything else, including the winemaking. Their wines are produced only from the family's 24 hectares spread across eight parcels in the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Modena. In the cellar, Matteo uses only indigenous yeasts for primary fermentation to produce six types of sparkling wines, both red and white, with a focus on the production of Lambrusco. This delightful white has a soft bubble and makes for an excellent aperitivo. The palate explodes with white nectarine and yellow plum, balanced by a hint of salinity.
Wine is for everyone!
Heidi Schröck, "Burgenland Nostalgie Naturelle Pét Nat"
Burgenland, Neusiedlersee-Hügelland, AU
pinot blanc (2020) $39
Heidi Schröck took over her family winery in 1983, in the historic village of Rust situated in the province of Burgenland about 5 miles from the Hungarian border. Her oldest vineyards on her 10/ha property were planted by her 3 great aunts in 1955. She’s spent her career re-introducing historic varietals such as muscat-lunel and furmint from Hungary, while continuing to work with more classic Austrian varietals. She is the long-time leader of Cercle Ruster Ausbruch, an organization whose goal is to bring back Ausbruch, a sweet wine reminiscent of Hungary’s Royal Tokaji that had not existed since the phylloxera outbreak in the 19th century. In 2003, Heidi was awarded “Falstaff Vintner of the Year”, making her one of only a handful of women to obtain this distinction. This 100% pinot blanc pet nat drinks dry and floral with a backbone of limestone minerality, apple-esque sweetness. Notes of white flowers, jasmine and brioche round out this delicately sparkling wine.
J & H Selbach, "Riesling Incline"
riesling (NV) $23
J. & H. Selbach is part of the Selbach-Oster estate, a storied riesling house founded in 1920. J. & H Selbach acts as a négociant: selecting juice and young wines from single vineyards and from quality-minded small producers. Most of the juice and the wines come from the same growers every year, some of whom Johannes Selbach's grandfather had a business relationship with. Selbach-Oster focuses on rieslings from the Mosel region, which are generally mineral, crisp and lower-alcohol. This classic riesling sparkles with just a hint of sweetness. Notes of slate, petrol and honey are balanced with vibrant acidity and fresh fruit.
Trentino-Alto Adige, IT
pinot grigio (2020) $25
Maso Cantanghel is a 6 hectare vineyard cradled in the hills of Trento. It was founded by Piero Zabini in 1984 and is now owned by a father and son duo, Lorenzo and Federico Simoni, who converted it to a certified organic vineyard in 2012. Close to the vineyard rises an ancient and fascinating Austrian fort. Built between 1868 and 1876 on the Valsugana road, the purpose of this fort was to guard the eastern approach to the city of Trento. Originally this road was the ancient Roman road known as the Claudia Augusta. The fort, modernized before the first World War, was used as the cellar of Maso Cantanghel for many years. This 100% pinot grigio is delicate, clean and crisp with a full-bodied peachy nose. Notes of lemon zest and a salty, slightly bitter finish make this a perfect hot weather wine and an excellent pairing with summer salads.
Domaine des Gandines, "Terroir de Clessé"
Burgundy, Viré-Clessé, FR
chardonnay (2020) $38
Domaine des Gandines was founded by Joseph Dananchet in 1925 as a polycultural farm, raising cows, pigs, sheep, wheat, and a couple of hectares of vines. One hundred years and 4 generations of Dananchets later, Domaine des Gandines has expanded the vineyards to 13 hectares and converted to organic viticulture. As of 2011, the vineyards are also practicing biodynamic and grapes are all hand harvested. This 100% chardonnay is pressed whole-cluster and undergoes controlled malolactic fermentation before it ages for 8 to 10 months on the lees. This process adds both a wildness and roundness to this classic white varietal. Notes of lemon, hazelnut and caramel combine with yellow apple to make an expertly-balanced wine. Salty and mineral finish.
Cardedu, "Sardegna Bucce Bianco"
vermentino, cannonau, nasco (2019) $43
The vineyards of Cardedu are in the area of Ogliastra, the most mountainous and least populous province on the southeast coast of the island. The Loi family is currently on it’s fourth generation of growing and making wines from the native varieties of vermentino, cannonau, and monica. We think of this wine as sunshine in a bottle. Bright but complex, this skin-fermented (bucce means “skins”) orange wine is citrus, briny and herbal. Notes of golden raspberries, gooseberries and orange zest carry into a long finish.
Garalis, "Retsina of Lemnos Dry Rose Wine"
Lemnos, Aegean Islands GR
muscat of alexandria, limnio (NV) $31
Manolis Garalis is a third generation wine grower who founded his own winery in 2006 on the volcanic island of Lemnos. He cultivates Lemnos island’s Limnio and Muscat of Alexandria in his 5 hectare vineyard. Limnio is an indigeneous red-skinned grape and is mentioned by Aristotle, Homer and other ancient Greek philosophers as “Limnia Ampelos.” Muscat of Alexandria has become the main grape since the 1920’s, when brought by Lemnian immigrants from Egypt. This wild wine is about as unique as it gets. Produced in an ancient Greece traditional method, retsina is known for its pine notes. This bright wine comes in a cute 500ml. Notes of bitter lemon soda and spruce tips lend this wine refreshing and herbal flavors, marked with a bit of minerality.
Parés Baltà, "Rose de Pacs"
Catalonia, Penedès ES
garnatxa, syrah, cabernet sauvignon (2020) $27
Parés Baltà is a family-owned winery in the Penedès region of Spain that dates to 1790. The property consists of five vineyards, each situated in proximity to the winery and in the mountains of Penedés, about 550 to 2400 feet above sea level. In 2004, all of the vineyards were certified as organic. Sheep are used to fertilize the soils and on-site beehives encourage pollination. This midweight rose is a nice blend of floral and fruit notes. Pink lady apple, dried apricot and rose petals combine with a velvety texture that we think makes for an excellent pairing with oysters and other briny seafood.
Joseph Jewell, "Pinot Noir Rosé Slusser Vineyard RRV"
Sonoma, CA US
pinot noir (2020) $31
Micah Joseph Wirth and Adrian Jewell Manspeaker made their first wine together, a single vineyard pinot noir, in a garage in 2006. They launched Joseph Jewell (a combination of their middle names) soon afterward and made a name for themselves making single vineyard pinot noirs. Bursting with aromas of fresh peach, lychee, candied roses, passionfruit, underripe kiwi, this pinot noir rosé is highly aromatic and crisp with bracing acidity and a dry mineral finish. Undertones of lime and fresh mint add complexity and vibrance.
Bojo do Luar, V"inho Verde Deu Bode"
Vinho Verde, PT
vinhão, bastardo, espadeiro, borraçal, arinto, loureiro (2020) $29
The Bojo do Luar project began when winemaker Savio Soares traveled to Vinho Verde Portugal and met biodynamic producer Fernando Paiva. Paiva introduced him to another biodynamic producer, Antonio Sousa and Bojo do Luar was born. Soares and Sousa combined their knowledge of traditional French wine making and biodynamic, low interventionist winemaking and began producing co-fermented wines without sulfur, instead using chestnut flowers before fermentation to stabilize the wines. Bojo do Luar is DEMETER certified, a certification that is considered the gold standard for biodynamic practices. This light, chillable red is a co-fermented field blend of red and white grapes. Tart notes of pomegranate and cranberry are balanced with a smokey minerality.
Dominio de Punctum, "Vaiven Tempranillo Crianza"
Castilla-La Mancha, SP
tempranillo (2015) $28
In 2005, a new generation of the Fernandez-Cifuentes family led by Jesus Fernandez and Ruth Fernandez founded Dominio de Punctum Organic Estate & Winery in the old family vineyard. The 110 hectare single family estate is located in central Spain in Castilla-La Mancha. There is evidence that winemaking in this region has been robust since the Roman era. The vineyards are perched 800 metres above sea level in Castilla-La Mancha and all the growing and production is organic and biodynamic. This velvety red hits the nose with aromas of spices and black coffee. Black and red fruit dominate the palate and deepen throughout the finish.
Collina San Ponzio, "Dolcetto d'Alba"
dolcetto (2019) $27
Collina San Ponzio is a 3.5 hectare estate just outside of the town of Barolo in northwestern Italy. The founder, Pietro Balocco, comes from a long line of winemakers who have been working at the craft since 1878. He founded Collina San Ponzio in 1986 to carry on the family tradition. Balocco focuses on a low yield of high quality grapes, using traditional methods like dry pruning to regulate grape production. This dolcetto is an everyday drinker. Notes of forest floor and a green, almost stemmy quality give this wine some depth. Notes of fresh blackberries and candied figs give a strong fruity note to the mid palate. The finish is dry and green. Try this with a wood-fired pizza and you won’t be disappointed.