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CELLAR CLUB JULY 2021

CELLAR CLUB JULY 2021
JULY 2021
CELLAR CLUB
July is the month for the world-famous Tour de France! This 21 stage bicycle race brings competitors throughout the diverse terroirs of France and captivates the world with both a display of athleticism and beautiful scenery.
This month we can enjoy and celebrate the world-famous race and the delicious wines of France with no bicycle necessary.
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The Cellar Club!
Wine Pick #1:
Château Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc 2020
Graves, Bordeaux, France
Winemaker Hervé Dubourdieu’s easy charm and modest disposition are complemented by his focus and ferocious perfectionism. He prefers to keep to himself, spending most of his time with his family in his modest, tasteful home, surrounded by his vineyards in the Sauternes and Graves appellations. Considered to be within one of the best appellations within Bordeaux for white wine, Graves was named for its small gravel-like stones, layered on limestone and bedrock. Enchanting views abound, courtesy of the Garonne River and, in the distance, the commune of Sauternes, The Graville-Lacoste property produces a single wine: Graves Blanc and is known primarily for its stony soil composition and fresh minerality.
Wine Pick #2
Château Tours des Gendres 
La Vigne d'Albert Bergerac Rouge 2019 
Bergerac, France
On some of the most beautiful land in southwest France, Château Tour des Gendres sits in the appellation of Bergerac. This centuries-old stronghold of classic French food and wine culture is located on the bank of the Dordogne River, a 90-minute drive east of Bordeaux. The de Conti family has run the farm here since the early 1900s, but only in 1986 did Luc de Conti and his brother, Jean, decide to plant the vineyard and embark on a new adventure of viticulture and winemaking. In 1994, they became the first in the region to move away from pesticides and chemicals and turn to 100% organic farming. In 2014, Château Tours des Gendres moved towards the next level in natural winemaking by harvesting and vinifying their grapes without any added sulfites or yeasts. La Vigne D'Albert, a blend paying homage to Luc's father, was one of their first wines to achieve such a goal. 
CHEESE PAIRING OF THE MONTH:
Ossau-Iraty
Ossau-Iraty is produced in south-western France, in the Northern Basque Country, and in Béarn. Its name reflects its geographical location, the Ossau Valley in Béarn, and the Irati Forest in the Basque Country. Thought to be one of the first cheeses ever made, Ossau-Iraty is a beloved gem with a rich history. Once upon a time, or so the story goes, the Greek God Apollo had a son named Aristee, a shepherd, who turned the milk from his herd of sheep into this delicious cheese. Beneath the amber rind lies an ivory paste that is both slightly granular and very rich. Boasting toasted wheat aromas and nutty, grassy-sweet flavors, Ossau-Iraty is perfect with a big Bordeaux or any new world red.
Check out our delicious and easy
Recipe of the Month:
Summer Tomato Bouillabaisse with Basil Rouille

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