Favols dates back to the 13th century, when the company produced jam from orchards in the Aquitaine region of South West France. Today, Favols continues to passionately manufacture their award winning jams and fruit spreads in France. Their exquisite orchard flavors range from Wild Blueberry to Rose Petal Confit. Discover the flavors of France with these excellent fruit confitures!
French Breakfast in Bed
How can something so simple be so deliciously satisfying? Use quality ingredients to create a simple French breakfast spread. Fresh bread, your favorite Favols confiture, French Paysan Breton butter, a strong cup of coffee, and perhaps a pain au chocolat to top it off? Pourquoi Pas.
Now stocking Fresh Olives from France and Spain!
These fresh, buttery green olives are a new unanimous staff favorite! Estate grown in Murcia and minimally processed. Mantequilla olives are a surefire hit paired with Mahon Reserva or a rich sheep’s milk cheese.
The Picholine is the queen of green olives! These olives are typically harvested while still green, and they are at their best when they are unpasteurized and still have their crisp texture, lightly nutty flavor, and rich, almost buttery finish.
Wines We Like!
Château Laffite-Teston Madiran Vieilles Vignes $22.99
The Madiran appellation is situated among the northern foothills of the Pyrenées in the heart of Gascony. The Laffitte-Teston domain has been around for some time, but prior to 1975, the wines had been sold in bulk. Since that time, Jean-Marc Laffitte has been estate bottling his wines.
The estate’s Madiran is unmistakably Gascon. The aptly-named Reflet du Terroir 2011, with around 70% Tannat and 15% each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon is from 55 year-old vines, and is aged for about a year in second-fill oak barrels. The rich elderberry aromas of Tannat integrate well with the oak. An elegant and perfumed wine that is both rich and ripe, possessing depth and power. Ideal for pairing with Cassoulet!
2014 Alvaro Palacios Gratallops Vi de Vila $60.00
The 2014 Alvaro Palacios Gratallops is a “vi de vila” (a village wine), which is a category created in Priorat. Priorat has been a pioneer within the appellations of origin to start differentiating and defining origin in their wines. This is a blend of approximately 80% Garnacha and the rest is Cariñena. All the plots used are mentioned on the label: Ermites, La Capella, Torrent, Coll del Corral, Socarrats, L’Hort de L’Olivar, La Font Nova, Carrerada, Coll de Falset, Obagues and Manyetes. The wine is fermented in oak vats, followed by malolactic and aging in French oak barriques.
Allspice, anise and wood smoke aromas complement the vibrant red fruit, and floral notes. Juicy, tightly-focused raspberry and bitter cherry flavors expand and sweeten with aeration, as hints of cola and spice cake develop in the glass. The very long finish shows outstanding focus, supple tannins, and a lingering floral quality.
92+ points, Wine Advocate, 93 points, Wine Spectator.
2014 Finca Villacreces ‘Pruno’ Ribera del Duero $19.99
One of the most highly-regarded pieces of land in Ribera del Duero, the estate of Villacreces sits adjacent to Vega Sicilia along the Duero, and at the center of the Golden Mile. In 2003, the Anton family – owners of a Rioja bodega and one of Spain’s most famous Michelin-starred restaurants in the Basque country – purchased the estate and invested in revitalizing the property. Finca Villacreces is situated at 2,300 feet above sea level on poor soils comprised of lime, gravel, sand and quartz, which naturally keep yields low. The proximity to the Duero river helps protect the vines from and reduce the effects of the frosts that are common in the Ribera del Duero. The 2014 Pruno is a young, fruit-driven and straightforward blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from young and older vines in Finca Villacreces’s 63-hectare organically-farmed estate. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.
“Plum and boysenberry flavors are ripe and juicy in this plump red. Notes of tar and mineral impart a savory aspect, while firm tannins and orange peel acidity lend focus. Drink now through 2024. 5,000 cases imported.”
90 points, Wine Spectator.