The Dubard family makes their value and terroir-driven wines from vineyards planted on rocky, rolling hills of clay and limestone in southwest France. Their commitment to vine health was recently recognized by the French government’s HEV (high environmental value) certification, a new certification that covers biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategy, management of fertilizer use, and management of water.
100% Sauvignon Blanc from 25+ year old vines. Fermented and aged in stainless steel. Don’t overthink it, it’s French SB for under $15. It’s delicate, with a silky/silty texture, lemon-lime zest, nice minerality. Crowd-pleaser.
Cedar ranch vineyard. Organically & dry farmed. Illinois valley in Klamath range near CA border, 25 miles from Pacific, sub-appellation of Rogue Valley; 1500ft elevation: high diurnal and high UV. Long ripening, concentrated flavors; 20 yr vines on soils of high mineral content: nickel, magnesium, serpentine; Native yeast, neutral egg/wood fermentation. Lees contact; Aged in neutral acacia. 9g/L RS
A mouthful of wine...apricot, lemon, lime...and charcuterie?
Founded in 2011 by husband-and-wife duo John House and Ksenija Kostic, who worked together for years at Chehalem, learning the ins and outs of Willamette Valley wine. Ovum is “a celebration of the diverse expressions of Oregon Riesling.” John and Ksenija source fruit from philosophically aligned farmers throughout the state; they’ve found sites with “blustery Pacific winds, extreme diurnal shifts, and rocky, well-draining soils.”
To best express the vineyards, all of Ovum’s wines are treated the same way in the cellar: natural fermentations, no additions or subtractions except for SO2, extended lees contact of 8-9 months – all in neutral barrels of acacia and oak, as well as Nomblot concrete eggs.
More from the producer: This Riesling is picked by hand, at 3am, when the Illinois Valley temperature has dropped below 40 degrees. After a six-hour journey to the winery, the fruit is destemmed, crushed, and soaks on the skins for 3 hours, we call this the “brown out” stage. Nothing is added to the juice – no sulfur, nutrients, enzymes or yeast.
After skin contact, the lot is placed into the press along with the stems (reserved from destemming), and we begin a press cycle of 4-6 hours. Using gravity, the free run and press juice is collected into a chilled, stainless steel tank where it will settle for 24 hours, after which we rack into Austrian Cask, cement egg and barrel with fine and heavy lees. Native fermentation takes place in egg, and neutral barrel. After nine months of lees contact, the wine is racked and blended. No cold stabilization.
The Sangiovese Grosso in this Toscana Rosso comes from the youngest plots close to the vineyards dedicated to the production of Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. The vines are planted on soil with good levels of marl, dating from the Eocene period, at an altitude that ranges from 240 to 360 meters above sea level.
85% Sangiovese, balance of Syrah, Merlot, & Cabernet Sauvignon from famed Brunello producer. Fermented in stainless/aged in cement. Full-bodied, soft, light spices & herbs. Organic.
The Ciacci Piccolomini estate has origins that date back to the 17th century. Originally built by Fabivs de' Vecchis, Bishop of Montalcino and Abbot of Sant’Antimo Abbey, the property (along with the original palace) was purchased by the countess Eva Bernini Cerratani, who then sold the entire estate to the Ciacci family on Dec. 31, 1877. Fast-forward: In 1985 the countess Elda Ciacci bequeathed the entire property to Giuseppe Bianchini, a longtime farmer of the estate (now, 220 organically farmed hectares of which 55.5 are in vines and 40 in olive groves). Giuseppe took a new approach to farming, winemaking, and exporting, building the estate to the renowned Brunello property it is today. He passed away in 2004, leaving the business to his children, Paolo and Lucia.
Côtes du Forez is located between the Loire and Allier rivers in the center of France, on a geological fault formed in the Tertiary Period when Africa pushed into Europe and formed the Alps. There are up to 105 volcanoes in the greater area of AOC Volcanique Du Massif Central; thirty of them are in Côtes du Forez.
Notes from the importer (Wine Traditions): Domaine Verdier-Logel is the leading estate of this small and obscure appellation where vineyards are few and far between. The Côtes du Forez hillsides are foothills of the volcanic mountains of the Massif Central and have soils of granite and volcanic composition. Due to the difficult climate only parcels with the best exposition and soils are planted to grapevines. The appellation’s laws mandate Gamay as the sole grape to be used and Verdier-Logel produces separate wines from volcanic soils, “Volcanique”, and granite soils, “Cuvée des Gourmets“. These soils impart a rich earthy fragrance to the wines which combines well with the elegant fruitiness of the Gamay grape.
CHECK OUT THIS GLASSWARE! We're carrying (when available) facevessel glasses and (sometimes) carafes. This unique & very limited glassware is handblown in Rhode Island by Neal Drobnis, and locally represented by Degen. It's like our very own local version of Supreme! We sold through the last drop, we're halfway through the new one. Stock is never guaranteed....just the way we like it!
$100 club includes three to four selections per month.
Each tier will come with producer notes, pairing suggestions, and/or recipes.
Members receive a 10% discount on regularly priced wines, regardless of whether or not the wines are part of a club pack. This discount does not apply to sale items, blue-tag wines, or boxes/cans/alternative packaging and cannot be added to any other discount or promotion. The discount is good on wine only, and is active for the duration of the club membership. As of now it can only be used in-store or over the phone; it will not work online. Twelve bottle case discount remains 12%.
Price includes delivery within RI, which will be scheduled the second week of each month, Tuesday through Saturday, depending upon location. In-store pick-up is also an option.
Pictured above is the March club, all from the Wine Traditions portfolio.
We specialize in, and feature Rhode Island's largest selection of, organic, natural and small-production wine and grower-Champagne, as well as numerous spirits, sakes, and craft beers, ranging in price from the everyday to the special occasion.
Gift cards available in any amount.
12% discounts on a case of wine, mixed or otherwise.
Our Blue Tag section is buy one/get one half off – everyday.
WE ARE OPEN FOR INDOOR SHOPPING BUT feel free to still order through oure-comm if you are more comfortable that way, or you may also call 401-621-9650 (don't leave a message) or email shop @ campusfinewines.com.
We offer statewide delivery Tuesday through Saturday with a $50 minimum order; Providence and immediate surrounding areas can be same day depending on time received, next delivery day for all other areas.
Also: we have two air purifiers going full time at the shop (front and back), we keep our front door open as much as we can, we have fans blowing air out the door, and we have an exhaust fan running in back.