Compline Wine Club - Local Pickup
What do you get with this monthly club?
- Two bottles that drink deliciously right now
- Hard-to-find wines: selected by Matt Stamp and Ryan Stetins, founders of Compline
- Access: club perks at Compline Wine Shop
- Flexibility: See the wines before committing, skip a month if you want, and cancel anytime
LOCAL PICKUP AND SHIPPING AVAILABLE: This monthly club is available for local pickup at Compline Wine Shop. During checkout, you will be prompted to add a shipping address, but the club bottles will be held for you at our wine shop. Pickup on the 15th of the month or afterward. For shipping options, please click here.
HOT WEATHER: Ground shipping during periods of hot weather may cause damage to wine. During summer months, we prefer to HOLD wine club shipments until the weather cools down. If you want to receive your wines immediately, please contact us at email@example.com to discuss alternative shipping options.
This month, we are drinking pure somm candy: the sort of wines that make geeks like us go weak at the knees and weep with joy.
Check out this pair of grand cru (or grand cru-adjacent) wines for May!
Seehof "Westhofen Kirchspiel" Riesling 2021
Calling all Keller Riesling fans: Seehof's Florian Fauth is not only a part of the Keller family—his sister is married to Klaus Peter Keller—but he also works many of the same grand cru sites his more famous brother-in-law has brought into the international spotlight.
Kirchspiel doesn't look like a famous German vineyard site—it's flat-ish, and nowhere near a river—but it's the source of some of the country's most coveted dry Riesling wines. It's the vineyard's limestone bedrock that's the secret, blunting the grape's noteworthy acidity just enough to illuminate its texture. There's a salty, grapefruit bite to the Riesling of Westhofen's best vineyards, and this bottling has it in spades. Get in on Seehof before the wines become completely allocated and disappear.
Aloxe-Corton, Domaine Boudier "Les Combes" 2020
OK, so here's a little bit of semantics: in Burgundy you have climats, lieux-dits, and premier cru and grand cru vineyards. A climat is, in a way, a vineyard parcel that may not neatly coincide with the grand cru or premier cru boundaries defined in French appellation law. Les Combes is one such climat, a single vineyard which stretches up from the village of Aloxe-Corton, straight up onto the Corton Grand Cru AOC hillside. So, if you are drinking "Les Combes," you could be drinking village Burgundy or you could be drinking Grand Cru wine; either way it's the same vineyard!
Jean-Baptiste Boudier's Les Combes is a great place to start. Whipsmart Pinot Noir made from vines planted in 1942. This low-lying, frost-prone part of the vineyard suffered in years past, but recent warmer vintages have been very kind to it. This is subtle, old-school Burgundy made by one of the region's brightest young stars.
That's the show this month! Cheers! And remember: wine club members receive 10% off glasses/wine flights, and free wine service on retail bottles at the Wine Shop. Anytime! Thanks for all your thirst, trust, and support!
Wine Notes by Matt Stamp