Ermes Pavese Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle 2016$ 70.00
Ermes Pavese is a young grower working a tiny plot in the high Alps, the highest altitude vineyards in all of Europe in fact! Put that in your pipe and smoke it. It's just minutes from the summit of Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco if you're Italian), and the grape is Prié Blanc, which still grows on its original, pre-phylloxera root stock; the vineyards are so isolated that the disease never infiltrated this area when it swept through Europe years ago. This white is fully Alpine—herbaceous, dry, deep, beautiful, and stunning. A rare bird, indeed.
**Please note: This wine will not arrive until Dec 26th; this is a pre order.**