Here’s the thing: wine should be delicious,
but it should also be fun.
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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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Tenuta Giol, "Serata"
glera (NV) $22
Located in San Polo di Piave, Tenuta Giol has been around since 1427 and began its organic conversion in the 1980s. Today, the estate is fully certified organic, and work in the cellar is low-tech including low (to no) additions of sulfur. A clean, crisp and lively sparkling wine with notes of lemon zest, underripe pear and peach. A touch of honey-sweetness makes this an excellent choice as an aperitif.
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Cleto Chiarli, "Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Centenario Amabile"
Emilia-Romagna, Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro, IT
lambrusco grasparossa (NV) $28
In 1860 Cleto Chiarli founded the first wine-producing company in the Emilia-Romagna region, following the success that his homemade Lambrusco enjoyed in his ‘Osteria dell’Artigliere’, his restaurant in Modena. In 2001, Mauro and Anselmo Chiarli, Cleto’s great-grandsons decided to build a new winery under the founder’s name, Cleto Chiarli. Cleto Chiarli has over 100 hectares of vineyards in Modena where indigeneous grape varietals grow. This lightly sweet and sparkling wine has deep ruby and garnet tones and high natural acidity. Lively fruity aromas dominate the nose, while tart cherry and black currant notes make for a lovely, highly drinkable wine.
Hubert Meyer, "Crémant d’Alsace Rosé"
Alsace, Crémant d'Alsace, FR
pinot noir (NV) $37
The Meyer family has a tradition as vignerons in Alsace in the village of Blienschwiller that dates back to 1722. In 1976, Hubert Meyer succeeded his father as the head of the domaine. His son, Pierre, returned from his studies of viticulture and oenology to take the torch in 2009. This elegant sparkling wine has acidic vivacity that’s supported with fruited notes of wild strawberry, salted cream and raspberry pureé.
Terrabianca, "Moscato D'Asti D'Oro"
Piemonte, Asti, IT
moscato bianco (2020) $26
Terrabianca is a farm estate located in Mango d’Alba in the Langhe. Founded by vine grower and winemaker Mario Apliste in 1920, the property still remains under the ownership of the Alpiste family today with the leadership of Mario’s grandsons: brothers Giorgio and Luigi. The estate is named after the calcerous land upon which the vines grow, since Terrabianca translates directly to “white land." This moscato is bursting with floral, rose aromas. Lightly effervescent with floral notes on the palate, complemented with a soft white pepper spice.
Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof, "Riesling Wiltinger Schlangengraben Kabinett"
riesling (2018) $30
Nicolaus Weis founded the winery in 1947 on land that the family had owned for centuries. The estate for the patron saint of German winemakers, St. Urban, and ‘hof’ (the German word for ‘estate’). In the 1960s his son, Hermann, assumed management of all operations. During Hermann’s tenure the nursery expanded to become one of Germany’s largest. In 1989 he purchased some of the Mosel and Saar’s top sites in the high-level villages of Piesport, Ockfen, and Wiltingen. In 1997, his son, Nik joined the winery and runs it today. A honey-touched riesling with a luxurious texture and notes of apricot and lime zest acidity.
Joseph Jewell Wines
Sonoma County, California, Dry Creek Valley, USA
vermentino (2019) $33
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. A bright, floral medium-bodied white with aromas of honeysuckle, white flowers, hay, almonds, beeswax and nutmeg.
Lieu Dit, "Santa Maria Valley Melon de Bourgogne"
Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley, California, US
melon de bourgogne (2019) $40
Lieu Dit is a partnership of friends Eric Railsback and Justin Willett. Both became wine professionals in the Santa Barbara area. After traveling and working in France, the friends founded Lieu Dit in 2011 to focus on growing varieties indigenous to the Loire Valley back in California. Lieu Dit focuses on sauvignon blanc, melon, chenin blanc and cabernet franc. This bracing, mineral white wine has notes of green orchard fruit, mint, lime and white flowers. It’s a perfect pairing for oysters and white celebrations.
BLANKbottle, "Nothing to Declare"
Swartland, Stellenbosch, ZA
marsanne, roussanne, grenache blanc, grenache gris, viognier, verdelho (2020) $44
From the winemaker: “In 2004, a lady came to my house (then also my office) to buy wine. She asked for anything but Shiraz. “I don’t drink Shiraz”, were her exact words. I poured her a glass of wine. She loved it and bought 3 cases. It was a straight Shiraz. Having no indication of cultivar on the bottle, not only demands complete honesty when it comes to quality, but it allows me the opportunity to introduce once-off limited runs of interesting wines. An honest brand that had no limitations when it came to style, vintage, area or cultivars. Something for someone with an open mind and an adventurous heart. A mid-bodied white wine perfect for cold, winter weather. Notes of baked yellow apples, a sprinkling of cinnamon and custard add complexity and structure.
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.
Lake Balaton, Balatonfelvidék, HU
tramini (2020) $44
Gyula and Attila Pálffy are a 6th and 7th generation father-son winemaking duo in Köveskál, a tiny village north of Lake Balaton in western Hungary. They make small-production organic wines from historic vineyard sites around the village. The vineyard that the grapes come from a vineyard in Mező-mál dűlő in Köveskál. “Mál” is an ancient Hungarian word that refers to a particularly warm piece of land. There has been wine production here since the early middle ages. This unfiltered and unfiltered orange is made from 100% tramini (also known as traminer) grapes. It macerated on the skins for 14 days and is aged in used hungarian oak barrels for 6 months. The wine is balanced, with flavors of spicy orange peel, green tea and peach blossom.
Fattori di Vaira, "Molise Vincenzo Bianco"
trebbiano, falanghina (2020) $35
Fattoria di Vaira is one of the largest biodynamic farms in Italy with more than 500 hectares of land, with 40 hectares of vineyards. The farm also cultivates vegetables, grains and cereals and produces cheese, olive oil and honey. The Vicenzo line of wines was created by the owner and the oenologist at the Fattoria. They named it in honor of Vincenzo, an older gentleman who has farmed this land most of his life. This white blend is a 50/50 blend of trebbiano and falanghina. Each variety is vinified separately and then blended after macerating on the skins for 1 week. This is an incredibly approachable orange wine for those who are new to the fermentation process. This wine is zippy, almost effervescent initially, but quick on the tongue before mellowing to a bright and salty wine. On the nose and tongue it reminds us of grapefruit pith and settles on the palate with decent body. Drink this on its own or pair with salty cheese or fresh pesto.
Màquina y Tabla, "Toro el Oso y la Alemana Bianco"
Castilla y León, Toro, ES
verdejo, malvasia (2020) $40
The Màquina y Tabla team is comprised of Oriol and Susana. They are a small family business run by the couple that started its journey in 2012 in Castilla y León. This project started from scratch, and Oriol and Susana traveled through the region in search of the oldest and most peculiar vineyards. Oriol handles the winemaking, cultivating the grapes following biodynamic principles, while Susana manages communications and sales.
Oriol and Susana aim to create wines that can be drunk casually with friends. Their suggested vessel is a plastic cup outside with friends. While drinking out of a wine glass will no doubt provide a better experience to smell the bright scents, drinking this wine out of any vessel will be enjoyable. This wine smells like lemon drop candy with a hazy finish and drinks with crisp and soft acidity that isn’t too powerful. The wine has a salty backbone finish and a white pepper spiciness to balance it all out. This wine would be delicious with fish but is particularly lovely on its own.
Chateau D'Oupia, "Pays d’Hérault Les Hérétiques"
Languedoc-Roussillon, Pays d’Hérault, FR
carignan, grenache (2019) $20
The original proprietor, André Iché, inherited Château d’Oupia, an estate and medieval castle by the same name. Iché rebuilt the cellar and cleaned up some hillsides and terraces that had been abandoned since the 19th century and hosted very old vines. The estate grows mostly carignan, syrah and grenache. It is now run by his daughter, Marie-Pierre. "Les Hérétiques" is named in recogntion of the Cathars, a heretical Christian group once based on the Languedoc but wiped out by order of Pope Innocent III in 1208 in response to the murder of a papal representative by a Cathar supporter near Minervois. The castle which is the home of Château d'Oupia dates back to this time as well. This red blend of 80% carignan and 20% grenache is born from carignan vines that average 40 years in age, with some of them being up over 100 years old. Using whole cluster carbonic fermentation and destemmed grenache, the blend is bursting with black and blue fruit with a touch of peppercorn and cinnamon to give it depth.
Bojo do Luar, "Vinho 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.
Domaine de la Patience, "Coteaux du Pont du Gard"
Rhône Valley, Coteaux du Pont du Gard, FR
tempranillo (2015) $28
This family estate located in the Costières de Nîmes takes its name from a wild, aromatic herb “La Patience” that can be found throughout the vineyard. After a decade of managing the winemaking at a local cooperative, Christophe Aguilar decided it was time to make his own wine. Today Christophe farms 60-hectares of vines, these were the same soil that his grandfather farmed fifty-years ago, with a deep respect and understanding of its terroir. This merlot is full of notes of baking chocolate, ripe plums and sweet herbs. The palate is ultra-ripe with loads of crushed blackberry, plums with waves of minerality.
Casa Vinicola D’Angelo, "Aglianico Del Vulture"
Basilicata, Barile, IT
aglianico (2017) $34
D’Angelo is a fourth generation family vineyard in Basilicata, Italy. It’s wines made their first appearance at the 1924 Bari Trade Fair and began importing to the US in the 1980s. The family has helped to grow the market for wines from this region, worldwide. Ruby red to garnet in color, this full bodied red wine is robust and tannic with notes of black figs, blackberries and cedar.
Domaine de la Marinière, "Chinon La Peau de l'Ours"
Loire Valley, Chinon, FR
cabernet franc (2020) $35
The Domaine de la Marinière, situated in Panzoult on the eastern edge of Chinon, has been farmed by the Desbourdes family since 1965. The land here was initially used as a polycultural farm, raising animals and growing cereal grains in addition to grapes. Renaud Desbourdes returned to help his father in the 1980s, turning the focus to grape growing and winemaking and expanding the vineyard plantings, and eventually took full control of the domaine in 1999. Today, Renaud’s son, Boris, has joined his father full-time, and is helping to take this traditional family farm into the next generation. Boris initially became passionate about organic farming after working with Vincent Laval in Champagne, and upon his return, he immediately transitioned his family’s vineyards to organics. This 100% cabernet franc from the Loire Valley hits all of the classic notes of cabernet franc with green notes of bell peppers and the woodsy spice of white peppercorn. The twist is that this wine was carbonically macerated, which brings forward fresh red fruit notes and some extra zip.
Tabarrini, "Il Padrone delle Vigne"
Umbria, Montefalco Rosso, IT
sangiovese, barbera, sagrantino (2019) $32
The Tabarrini family are fourth generation winemakers in Umbria. In the late 1990’s, Giampaolo Tabarrini decided to bottle his own wines and the Tabarrini house was born. The Tabarrinis are known specifically for their single vineyard sagrantinos, a grape varietal that is indigenous to Umbria.
This red blend has a weighty mouthfeel and a robust nose. Notes of baking spices, cocoa and licorice blend with ripe black cherries and plums for a smooth, inky finish. The oak is expressed in delicate balance with this wine’s fruit character.