Boxcar Social Summerhill Bottle Shop
NATURAL WINE PRIMER. Our trio features a foamy white, laser-like chilled red, and a large-format chuggable Italian red meant to be shared with friends and family. Great to taste through an assortment of natural wine styles, but excellent pairing options for upcoming holiday meals.
One bottle each.
Region: Langhe, Piedmont, Italy
Grape: Nascetta, Moscato Giallo
Farming: Organic, biodynamic
Winemaking: Spontaneous fermentation on skins in stainless steel
Ageing: Ancestral method in bottle
Winemaker(s): Fausto and Cinzia Cellario
The Baffone (means big mustache!) is a blend of nascetta (a rare native Piemontese variety with excellent skins for maceration) and moscato giallo vinified dry. The must was skin contact during primary fermentation (~5 days) in stainless steel before being bottled with conserved passito must to induce secondary fermentation; Cellario makes a small amount of late harvest wine and he uses these dried grapes to kick start the bottle fermentation. No sulfur added and no disgorgement.
Grape(s): Gamay, Chardonnay
Fermentation: Native, Cofermented
Region, Country: Champlitte, Burgundy, France
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Chris Santini
Chris Santini sources organically-farmed fruit from all over France to create his vin de soif wines in the heart of Auxey-Duresses. This VdF red is a co-fermented blend of Gamay and Chardonnay, and comes from Champlitte, a village between Champagne and the Jura. Chalky, light-bodied, and high-acid, this is the perfect glou-glou bottle for chilling and serving outdoors on warm summer afternoons.
Region, Country: Piemonte, Italy
Size: 1000 ml
Winemaker(s): Olek Bondonio
This is the very first release of a Barbera that Olek produced with some of his own grapes, and some grapes of friends with vineyards nearby. It is a low intervention wine that is intended for easy drinking, fermented and aged for only a short period in stainless steel. Hallmark Bondonio, but lighter and highly quaffable, and to support this view, Olek chose to bottle this wine is 1 litre format only.