Drink like a (French) local!
Lively and easy drinking, VRAC wine punches well above its weight in giving you a comfortable wine to complement your meal or snag as a host gift.
VRAC follows a centuries old European tradition where villagers buy their wine in bulk ‘en VRAC’ from the local winery. It comes directly from the winemaker’s barrels, insuring that they are drinking their favorite wine at the most affordable price. Now you can enjoy the VRAC experience for yourself!
Appellation Mâcon Protégée
2014 | 12.5% ABV
$13.99 | 750ml
The wines of the Mâconnais region of France are nobody’s idea of a new discovery. They have always been a reliable source for fresh, crisp, inexpensive whites, and they have remained so.
The wines that used to define the Mâconnais are just a part of a much wider range of styles today, though a large part. This ungainly region in southern Burgundy, where chardonnay is the white grape just as in the Côte d’Or, now produces far more interesting wines than those simple bistro guzzlers.
For almost 20 years, a growing number of Mâconnais producers have been approaching their viticulture and winemaking with a seriousness of purpose once reserved for more-exalted regions. At the same time, celebrated Burgundy producers like Dominique Lafon of Comtes Lafon, the renowned Meursault estate, and Anne-Claude Leflaive of Domaine Leflaive, another top white Burgundy producer, sensed the untapped potential of the region and invested in it. And they are now making excellent Mâconnais wines.
2014 | 14% ABV
$9.99 | 750ml
Fruity, light and fresh, an easy wine made in a traditional French countryside style.
As a matter of fact, the term “en vrac” means bring your own bottle. In many French villages locals will bring bottles or jugs to a nearby winery and fill them up with an easy drinking wine to use as their house wine.