Michael Cruse presents a set of highly original wines that really stand apart for their originality.
About This Wine
Not a variety we’re used to seeing on these shores Valdiguié, also known as Napa Gamay, is noteworthy for its earthy spice character.
This wine, from an organic and sustainably farmed vineyard in the cooler southern part of the Napa, is quite alluring in both flavour and aroma.
Pretty roses, and brambly berries, pair well with an earthen peppery character, in this light, fun and unique wine.
About Cruse Wine Co
Michael Cruse, a native of North California, launched Cruse Wine Co in 2013, after success with his cult sparkling wine Ultramarine.
He is still rightly renowned for making great sparklings under the Cruse label, as Michael is a believer that sparkling and petillant natural wines are the true lens into the vineyard and its place.
His interest has now shifted however, to include rare and wonderful alternative varieties such as Valdiguie, Tannat, Carignan and St Laurent.
The Monkey Jacket is his signature wine, despite its modest price!