Saint Glinglin


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Saint Glinglin Carte VerteSaint Glinglin Carte Verte   Buy Now
The “green card” is really a reference to the little green enamel signs on the gates to all public parks and spaces in Paris. This has come to symbolize accessibility and inclusiveness that we want to embody in our Bordeaux work. So, for this wine, we work in the less toney but no less special appellation of the Côtes de Bordeaux. Read More

This is just a stone’s throw from the super fancy appellations of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol and is in fact an extension of the Saint-Émilion Plateau. It’s also a place where Merlot thrives. We work with the Thienpont family to craft a wine that we think truly reflects the clay and limestone of the place with an elegant sensibility. To do this we vinify and age for up to 18 months in unlined cement tanks which affords the wine an opportunity to become graceful but still retain all of its varietal character and soil expression unencumbered by any oak. The result is detailed, complex and very pretty.

Saint Glinglin Saint-Émilion Grand CruSaint Glinglin Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Buy Now
We LOVE Saint-Émilion. It is a very special place indeed and we find the asymmetry of the wines produced there to be among the sexiest things going. It’s also a very fancy place and wines can become outrageously expensive and oftentimes outrageously overblown. Read More

These are, thankfully, both symptoms of humanity and not a function of nature. Our goal here is to make classy, heady, perfumed and elegant wines that are a bit more earthbound in both expression and price. We do this via work with Cabernet Franc and Merlot grown on gravel-over-limestone soils vinified in cement tanks but aged in predominantly older French oak. See, the grapes are in love with their surroundings and they already have a lot to say; they just need a place to bloom, not a ton of additional flavor. Our view is that it’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it or, to put it simply, it’s all about balance. We find this to be one of the most beautiful and beautifully balanced wines we’ve ever made, let alone drunk. If you disagree, we’ll drink yours.

Saint Glinglin Sauvignon BlancSaint Glinglin Sauvignon Blanc   Buy Now
So, if Bordeaux was deemed by philistines to be dead then Bordeaux Blanc was dead, cremated and reincarnated as a turd. Such a mistake. Spend a little time there and you’ll find that the Sauvignon Blanc is damn fine stuff AND it’s an extreme value. Read More

So, after quaffing boatloads of it, we finally had to try our hand at making some. Again we work with our Thienpont buddies and we’ve been able to craft a Sauvignon Blanc from vines grown on a limestone escarpment in the Entre Deux Mers portion of Bordeaux. All I can say is that it beats the pants off of basically all Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé (save for Cotat and Dagueneau) AND it’s oh, about 1/4, yes ONE-QUARTER of the price. You’re welcome.