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Domaine de l’Ecu

Domaine de l’Ecu The Owners     We are extremely honored to represent the wines of Domaine de l’Ecu. For many years, under the guidance of the talented Guy Bossard, this Domaine has held its place in the top echelon of Muscadet estates, though it has been relatively unknown in this country. Many feel that Guy Bossard (among a very small group of others, of course) is to thank for what Muscadet is today. His […]

Domaine Clusel-Roch Cote Rotie

Domaine Clusel-Roch The first time the hills of Côte Rôtie present themselves, it is impossible not be overwhelmed with their beauty. The cliff-like granite hillsides seems to have burst from the Earth with vigor and violence. It is also impossible to not be completely dumbfounded by them at the same time. When seeing those impossibly steep slopes, one has to wonder, “who the hell decided to plant vines there?”  Well it’s the Romans we can […]

Austrian Organic Wineries Nikolaihof

  Nikolaihof is one of the oldest wine estates in Austria, whose history goes back almost 2000 years to the Roman empire. Originally chosen by the Romans because it was considered a Celtic holy site prior to 800 B.C., the foundations of the current house date to a Roman tower which existed as early as 63 B.C. Wine has been produced here since the time of the Celts and continued throughout the time of the […]

Weingut Bernhard Ott

Weingut Bernhard Ott The Ott family has been growing and producing wine in the region of Wagram in Lower Austria since 1889. Bernhard Ott is of the fourth generation and has managed the winery since 1995, when he took the helm from his father, expanding the estate to 28 ha in Feuersbrunn and Engabrunn. After assuming control at the winery, Bernhard worked meticulously to improve the family estate. He improved the cellar with new stainless […]

Les Baux en Provence AOC

Eight villages on both sides of the Alpilles. Twelve (*) estates on each side of the rock on which the village of Les Baux-de-Provence has been built. The character and uniqueness of the land at Les Baux are evident in the raw beauty of the landscapes in this other Provence. The wines of Les Baux can be defined as much in terms of the unique, multi-faceted character of the soil as by the choices made by […]

Pairing Wine with Asparagus !

What Wines to Pair with Asparagus ? Spring is gently approaching us, ebbing and flowing like an ocean wave teasing us with warm days and cool nights.  But the thought of fresh Asparagus gives us that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.  With that comes the age-old dilemma of finding the right wine to serve with our Spring treasure.  This is something chefs and sommeliers have struggled with for years.  For a geeky, scientific […]

Pian dell’Orino

2013 Pian dell’Orino Rosso di Montalcino Vineyard: The grapes for the 2013  Rosso di Montalcino come from three vineyards: Scopeta, Pian dell’Orino and Pian Bassolino. Orientation: Scopeta – 340m in elevation. Southeast exposition. Pian dell’Orino – 501m in elevation. South-Southeast exposition. Pian Bassolino – 340m in elevation.Southwest exposition. Soil: The origin of this soil goes back to the Cretaceous period. The vines grow on clayey, in part very calcareous soil (marl) with a lot of […]

Kalleske

  In South Australia’s Barossa Valley, the Kalleske family have been farming and growing grapes since the 1800s near the village of Greenock. They are one of the region’s leading grape growing families consistently growing some of the Barossa’s best quality grapes. After five generations of growing grapes, winemaker and sixth generation family member, Troy Kalleske, established the Kalleske winery and created the Kalleske label. The winery is situated on the family estate where open […]

Domaine de Marcoux

  Official French records indicate that the Armenier family has been tending vines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape since the 1300’s. Today, winemaker-sisters Catherine Armenier and Sophie Estevenin continue to write history with the wines of Domaine de Marcoux. In 1990, the Domaine became the first in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape to implement biodynamic farming practices. Their youngest vines are 40 to 60-years-old, and in short, the sisters do as little as possible to the harvested grapes. This domaine, as […]

Reviews for Grgich Hills Fume Blanc

Reviews for Grgich Hills Fume Blanc 2013 Grgich Hills Fume Blanc 92 Points   Wine & Spirits Magazine “Ivo Jeramaz, Mike Grgich’s nephew, grows this wine at estate vineyards in American Canyon and Carneros, where most of his sauvignon vines are the musqué clone. He ferments it in foudres, with a small portion in older French oak barrels. That oak is evident in a vanillin scent when the wine is first poured, but the fruit has […]

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