Saturday, March 8, 2008

New Arrival: Hermes Pavese Blanc de Morgex

The mountain passes of the Valle d’Aosta (located in the far Northwestern corner of Italy) offer unique wines of character and class. We have received an overwhelmingly positive response to the carefully crafted wines of the Grosjean brothers, and now we are pleased to offer wine from another producer in this rugged region — Ermes Pavese, a youthful grower in the commune of La Ruine, just outside of the town of Morgex in the high Alps just beneath Mont Blanc. He has barely two hectares of vineyards, situated at about 1200 meters above sea level, from which he produces approximately 6000 bottles of streamlined, mineral white with vivacity and length. Pavese works the native grape known as Prié Blanc. From this grape comes our newest wine — the scintillating Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle.

We are confident that you will thoroughly enjoy this wine. It is green-gold in color, crisply dry on the palate, but with a surprising tenacity. Despite its elegance and subtlety, it has a persistence that will prove not only satisfying but worthy of cellaring.