Power Couples in Wine Pack
Power Couples in Wine Pack
3 of the most elegant, opulent & complex wines from natural wine-making couples that we love
Lelarge-Pugeot Champagne Rosé (NV)
Region: Champagne, France
Grapes: Pinot Noir
The history of Lelarge-Pugeot winery dates back to the early 1800s, when it was founded by the Lelarge family. The eighth generation has taken over, and it's now run by Dominique Lelarge and his partner Dominique Pugeot, who met at the Burgundy School of Viticulture (talk about meet-cute!). The couples’ respect for sustainability & biodiversity led Lelarge-Pugeot to become certified organic & biodynamic by 2017—a rare find in Champagne! Today, it's a real family operation, helmed by Dominique and Dominique, and supported by their kids.
What’s the vibe? Perfectly poised & textured. Notes of cherry blossom & lavender, juicy raspberry, fresh brioche, with a salty Ocean influence finish. Immediately rewarding as it is age worthy.
Division Chardonnay ‘Un’ (2020)
Region: Willamette Valley Oregon, USA
Not all relationships have to stay together to work. People change, seasons change, but wine is constant. Kate & Thomas started the winery together as a couple, making wines inspired by what you would find in a cool French bar - wines from the Loire, Beaujolais and the Northern Rhone. They're no longer a couple, but still friends, and their urban winery in Portland, Oregon is making waves for sourcing great fruit from responsibly farmed vineyards (many organic/biodynamic).
What’s the vibe? If Cali and Burgundy got married & made a baby, it would be this wine. Ripe juicy apple & quince, chamomile tea & flinty minerality. Perfectly balanced oak to fresh acid.
Pãcina Toscana Rosso (2014)
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Grapes: Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Ciliegiolo
Located in the heart of Tuscany’s Chianti, Giovanna Tiezzi & her husband Stefano Borsa are legends in the natural wine world (before the definition of natural wine even existed!). Giovanna’s family have been farmers & winemakers at Pācina for 5 generations now. As Giovanna puts it,‘“Men and Women are the other vines that compose the history of Pācina”. Dedicated environmentalists, Giovanna & Stefano’s mission is to share their family’s history & love for their land, while being loving custodians of the terroir. Finding the unique balance between modernism & celebrating the past, Giovanna & Stefano intend to preserve their natural heritage for future generations to come.
What’s the vibe? Ripe plums, dark mulberry jam, wild fennel, complex spice blend of clove, cinnamon & cardamom. With soaring acidity & expressive tannins, it’s a timeless expression of what Chianti should be.