Oh the poor fanny packs. They get a lot of grief. Even the ones that attempt to be fashionable are just sort of sad, just hanging out around the bellies of tourists roaming Time Square, fending off the fake Elmos.
But this is a Fanny Pack that you'll want to have. No, you can't wear it around your belly (well, you could, but it would be sort of heavy.) And you can't keep your money in it (you could try, but it would be hard to get it back out.) But it might help you fend off the Elmos. And the best part about it - you can drink it! Fanny Pack.jpgHere's the scoop: Fanny Sabre is a tall glass of water in the world of Burgundy. She farms, all by her lonesome, 4.5 hectares of vines in the Cote de Beaune, spanning from Aloxe-Corton in the North to Meursault in the South. Wine was not Fanny's calling, but rather her destiny, as upon her father's passing in 2000, Fanny left her studies at University to take the reins of the winery. Initially she studied under the able Philippe Pacalet, Marcel Lapierre's nephew. Now Fanny is making some of the most exciting organic wines in Burgundy. She's a non-interventionist at heart, plowing only when necessary and maintaining a cover crop between vines. Fermentations are done semi-carbonically in open wooden vats and with native yeasts, accented by the population of yeast from ages of winemaking on her cellar walls.
We love her wines so we put together a Fanny (2-)Pack you can be proud of. It includes the following:
Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire 2010 (gamay with a wee bit of age, juicy yet structured)
Savigny-les-Beaune 2012 (classic burgundy from one of the region's great value villages)