A fast approaching festive season and (fingers crossed) hopefully dryer days ahead in Bangkok means fresh seasonal menus, fun new concepts, and a bounty of new arrivals from both old and new world producers. Some of these winemakers bringing forth new labels to us here in Thailand, while others have labels we are simply excited to be able to stock our shelves with again. With everything from serious, classic wines made with low-intervention finesse throughout Austria, France, Germany, and the Greek Islands to some of the most important producers currently making wine and growing grapes in California.
Starting with our French arrivals, over the next two months we shall see new cuvees from predominantly Burgundy, the Loire, the Rhone, and the more modern (and modest) side of Bordeaux.
From Burgundy, both mineral masterminds behind the cellars of Domaine Thibert and Denogent present a slew of white wines all made from their sharp and precisely grown parcels of Chardonnay throughout the Macon and Pouilly Fuisse.
From the Loire, more arrivals from minimal-intervention minded Frantz Saumon with exciting and unique assemblages in the form of both sparkling and still. Frantz’s Rose makes its return along with newly minted Colombard and a juicy, crunchy Grolleau-Gamay.
As well, Lise & Bertrand Jousset of Montlouis-Sur-Loire continue to delight and entice with their wide array and shades of Chenin.
This includes perennial favorite Vilain P’tit Ch’nin, as well as a sleek and mineral Muscadet by the name of Voila!
With serious red wines of structure and texture to follow we must mention the Domaine Jean Royer of Chateauneuf de Pape and Chateau Clarisse of Puisseguin of St Emilion. Both houses offering up idyllic renditions of their regional specialties with dialed-in levels of finesse set alongside mindful winemaking practices. Make sure to check out the various large formats by Clarisse.
Going East to the mountains of Germany to the often less-regarded regions of Baden and Rheingau, winemakers Edel & Hanspeter Ziereisen and Peter Jakob Kuhn are make genre-defining wines that one might call future classics.
The Ziereisen cuvees span from highly accessible to deeply coveted, showcasing some of the more uniquely grown German grape varietals.
PJ Kuhn is regarded as one of the fresher faces in German Riesling, but has quickly cemented himself as one of the most important varietal crafters in the country. His Lenchen Kabinett is restocked amongst limited offerings of superb GG labelings.
Hailing from one of the most historically important winemaking countries on the planet, the wines of Greece are deeply varied and intrinsic to the small islands upon which they have been grown and cultivated for thousands of years. Now, and for quite some time, we have been able to support some of the most iconic and representative producers in Greek winemaking. Domaine Sclavos and Thymiopoulos are just some of these producers, making wines that are distinct to their terroir and historical origins from grapes like Xinomavro and Zakynthino.
Notably, this incredibly gastronomic and deeply umami rose of Xinomavro is restocked from Domaine Thymiopoulos and remains one of our consistently favorite wines vintage after vintage.
Floating over to newer world pastures, we have a few select arrivals from producers that we have been working with for quite some time, each year bringing an exciting arrangement of wines from both Australia and the United States.
From the Adelaide Hills, James Erskine’s winemaking endeavors are known throughout the global world of wine for introducing many to a fun, fresh, and juicy side of Australia’s natural winemaking scene. Jauma, their vineyards, and the growers they work with, are to thank for so much of the proliferation of the natural wine movement in Australia.
In fact, winemakers Mark and Alicia of Borachio cut their teeth working and learning with James and his partner Sophie, and their philosophy on winemaking is a definitive nod to their time spent with Jauma. Along with their Chardonnay, Mark and Alicia blessed us with a visit last year bringing with them their love of wine and a good time. Plus, we got to ferment wild indigo at Wonderfruit with Philip Huang and the help of this cuvee so it may or may not have magical powers (Not scientifically tested or proven).
Finally, with great pleasure and excitement we are able to announce the return of one of our long time favorite winemakers and good friend Rajat Parr. We are lucky to be receiving wine from not one but multiple of Raj’s projects including Domaine de la Cote, Sandhi, and the new to our shores Phelan Farms; a regenerative, permaculture wine farm owned and operated by Raj.
All of Rajat’s wines are made with maximum intention and minimal intervention as the former sommelier turned winemaker seeks to channel the best of California terroir and viticulture into his wines.
We are thrilled to be able to supply our thriving wine scene with exciting wines from both near and far. For more information about any of our wines or producers please don’t hesitate to reach out with any comments or inquiries. Do reach out please!