Mark and Tom Wilcox are father-and-son importers specializing in artisan French wines, particularly from Burgundy. We import wines from winemakers we know personally. Our goal is to bring wine drinkers closer to winemakers.
“Champagne and crémant are both made using the méthode traditionnelle (known as the méthode champenoise until the Champenois called in their lawyers). The process involves two fermentations: first in regular vats or barrels, and then a second in bottle under cork. The CO2 produced in the second fermentation can’t escape the bottle, and is dissolved into the wine.”
It is this varied landscape that wine importer David Berry Green says makes the case for further delineation. He argues that the nine villages of Chianti Classico—Greve, Panzano, Radda, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Poggibonsi, Gaiole, Barberino, San Casciano and Castellina—each impart their own specific characteristics on the wine.