MCF Rare Wine

Nouveau That Tastes Like Wine


Here we are, Nouveau Day...


...and here I am, once again, offering the only two Nouveau I've ever know...the ones that taste like wine and not highly manipulated grape juice.  



Brun's Nouveau is a nouveau in name only as far as I'm concerned.  It drinks like a classic, Burgundian gamay, with nice, lean dark fruit, a host of aromatic spice and a surprisingly firm backbone.  Classic, delicious and perfect for turkey! 



Chermette's 'Origine' is certainly a bit more down the light and fruity path, but it's still a serious and substantial glass of gamay.  The supple juiciness is interwoven with classic Beaujolais earthiness and nice acidity.  



Thanksgiving Wines


We're a week from Thanksgiving, so I wanted to send a list of everything on the shelf right now that's great for it.  One of my favorite things about this holiday meal is that it's the perfect setting for quirky, interesting whites and light, delicious (and sometimes wacky) reds.  Perfect examples being the Raul Perez La del Vivo I wrote about the other week or the two crazy (and crazy-delicious) reds below from my old favorite Teutonic Wine Co. 


Of course there's room for 'classic' items, as well. 


Here goes my list of most-est favorite-est wines for next Thursday!  



Quinta do Couselo Rias Baixas Rosal 2017 $23 - a fantastic Albariño/Caino Blanco blend that has all the wonderfully aromatic, zippy and briny elements of a classic Albariño, but this one has a deeper texture and a bit more body. 

Cantina Gulino Albanello Pretiosa 2017 $24 - made from the totally obscure Albanello grape, this Sicilian beauty shows great freshness and lean citric elements, but with a weightier profile that's laced with a super-cool waxy, salty nuance.  

Taille aux Loups Montlouis Sec Clos Michet 2017 $35 - classic, textured, mineral Chenin

Falkenstein Riesling Spatlese Krettnacker Euchariusberg AP14 2018 $31 - for the acid head at your table

Donnhoff Riesling Kabinett Oberhauser Leistenberg 2018 $29 - classic, delicious, off-dry Riesling

Felsner Gruner Veltliner Rohrendorfer Leiten Alte Reben Reserve 2013 $28 - wonderfully oily and aromatic Gruner with a little age - dry and complex.

Taupenot-Merme Saint Romain 2015 $39 - textbook, structured Burgundian Chardonnay.

Lingua Franca Chardonnay Sisters Eola Amity 2017 $99 - the most fantastically taut and Burgundian Chard from the US that I've ever had. 



Domaine Laguerre EOS Blanc 2017 $18 - a super cool, highly aromatic and textured blend of Grenache Blanc and Macabeu.

Envinate Benje Blanco 2018 $26 - if you don't already know, then I'm not gonna tell you ;)

4 Monos Blanco 2017 $27 - Albillo with a touch of Moscatel from Madrid.  aromatic and mineral with a touch of oxidative character.

Fabulae Aspirinio 2018 $21 

Pra Soave Monte Grande 2010 $39 - one of Italy's unsung-gem whites, the Garganega raisins a bit for texture, the Trebbiano is fresh and acidic.  with age!

Roccafiore Fiorfiore Riserva 2014 $45 - super cool Grechetto with age under its belt.  weighty, savory and delicious proof that Grechetto can age!



Chateau La Grolet Cotes de Bourg 2017 $18 - soft, delicious, biodynamic Bordeaux!

Pascal Henriot Pinot Noir 2018 $25 - READ HERE if you aren't already on this bandwagon!

Franz Gojer Lagrein Granat 2018 $25 - READ HERE about this wonderful, spicy, high-toned red! 

Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Cuvée Tardive 2018 $29 - the classic, dark, earthy and firmly structured Beaujolais.

Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Griffe du Marquis 2017 $40 - the same as above, but a richer, more complex expression thanks to an extra year in old Burgundy barrels!

Montevertine Pian del Ciampolo 2017 $37 - the light, juicy expression of Chianti from this legendary estate.

Chionetti Dolcetto di Dogliani La Costa 2016 $33 - Chionetti is the master of Dolcetto, and here we have FOUR vintages as proof! 

Chionetti Dolcetto di Dogliani Briccolero 2007 $33

Chionetti Dolcetto di Dogliani Briccolero 2008 $33

Chionetti Dolcetto di Dogliani Briccolero 2014 $25

Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Imperiale 2013 $55 - for those looking for classic, dark, mineral Chateauneuf.

Chateau Croix du Casse Pomerol 2008 $66 - soft, mature and aromatic Pomerol.  Classic.  



Thee & Thou Suenas Conmigo 2016 $20 - a very cool, light, juicy/spicy 'glou glou' expression of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano from the Sierra Foothills. 

Teutonic Wine Co. Pinot Meunier Borgo Pass 2017 $35 - still Pinot Meunier from Oregon.  Ethereal, tangy, hyper-fragrant and oh so delicate...yup. 

Teutonic Wine Co. Red Fang Red 2017 $34 - Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Meunier.  So delicate.  So insanely aromatic.  Maybe the ultimate Thanksgiving wine??

Dolores Cabrera Tinto La Araucaria 2016 $25 - medium-weight, dark, intensely mineral, smoky (and just a touch funky) red from the Canaries. 

Smallfry Pimpernel Barossa 2019 $36 - super-light, super-cool, totally natural Trousseau from Australia. 

Nusserhof Elda Schiava 2014 $41 - one of my favorite reds in the shop right now, this is Schiava from Sudtirol that drinks like maturing Burgundy. 

Ilha Tinta Negra 2017 $43 about this awesome, Portugal-meets-Beaujolais red. 

Podere Orto Lazio Rosso Trivium 2016 $49 

Moorooduc Pinot Noir McIntyre 2015 $60 - my favorite Pinot in the shop right now is this delicate and insanely complex one from Australia.  Yes, I just said that. 

Envinate Benje Tinto 2018 $26 - the red counterpart of 'if you don't know...'

Envinate Albahra Tinto 2018 1.5L $59 - see above, in magnum. 

Bodegas Bilbainas Rioja Riserva Viña Zaco 1981 $99 - for anyone looking for ethereal, savory and insanely delicate ya go...


LAMBRUSCO (because it's always appropriate and this is my staple favorite!)

Denny Bini Lambrusco NV $18


Most wines will discount 10% on a case.  Please hit me back with questions or just hit me back to place an order!  


You may order by emailing or calling 212.255.8870.


Matt Franco

MCF Rare Wine, Ltd

249 West 13th Street NYC 10011