Cutting Edge Selections is a local wine importer and distributor based in Mariemont. They focus on bringing exceptional quality wines to independent retailers and restaurants. You CAN find their wines on some of the best wine lists in the city and you CAN’T find their wines at chain retailers. We are excited to have TJ behind the bar for the first time representing a few new selections from Germany along with a few of the brands that have been staples in their portfolio for years.
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2017 Weingut Carl Ehrhard Trocken Riesling – Rheingau, Germany; $16.99
So we are showing two of the wines form Carl Ehrhard. Carl and his family manage 22 acres of Riesling and Pinot Noir throughout six vineyards around the town of Rudesheim. The estate has been in the family since 1815 and was taken over in 1998 by Carl, his wife Petra and their three daughters. He is very traditional with all of his wines being produced in 1200 liter foudres (large neutral oak barrels).
I really want to open people up to what Riesling can be and I think this one is perfect. This is a “trocken” which literally translates to DRY. This Riesling is BONE DRY. It has loads of minerality with wonderful white flower and stone fruits. - $1.50 Sample
2017 Weingut Carl Ehrhard Blanc de Noirs – Rheingau, Germany; $15.99
The Blanc de Noir is produced very similar to Blanc de Noir Champagne. The term meaning “White of Red” refers to pressing the juice off of red berries immediately so the resulting wine extracts none of the color from the skins. This is made from 100% estate Pinot Noir also known as Spatburgunder in Germany. The wine has a very light floral bouquet and flavors of melon and kiwi. - $1.50 Sample
2017 Borsao Garnacha – Campo de Borja, Spain; $9.99
“My favourite value winery not only in Spain, but in the world, is Bodegas Borsao.” - Robert Parker
Sourced from three small parcels in the Tabuenca, Borja, and Pozuelo vineyards. All of the vineyards have very different soils which produces great depth in the wine. It is fermented and aged in all stainless steel to keep the wine full of fresh vibrant fruit flavors.
“… a big sweet kiss of licorice, kirsch liqueur and darker currants, cherry red with violet nuances. Has a ripe fruit nose with floral tones. It is medium-bodied, refreshing, exuberant and fruity, pure and lusty spiciness and with a complex and long aftertaste.” - $0.50 Sample
2015 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone – Rhone Valley, France; $16.99
The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Cote-Rotie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14 and had his hands in the production of 67 vintages of wines. Today the estate is run by Marcel Guigal, Etiennes son, who took over in 1961 after Etienne suffered from an illness that rendered him blind. Since then Marcel has grown the estate to become one of the most respected and awarded estates in the Rhone.
This Cotes du Rhone blend is classic. 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre… That “GSM” style this is replicated all over the world. Post fermentation the wine is moved to large oak foudres for 18 months to soften the wine. The spiciness from the Syrah stands out supported by the bright red fruit of the Grenache. Very nicely balanced tannins and a long finish. - $1.50 Sample