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    Paltrinieri Lambrusco di Sorbara ‘Radice’ – “semplici ma non banali”

Paltrinieri Lambrusco di Sorbara ‘Radice’ – “semplici ma non banali”

Paltrinieri is a family winery three generations and running. Achille Paltrinieri built the house and cantina in 1926. His grandson Alberto now takes care of everything in the vineyard and cellar, while Alberto’s wife, Barbera, is the factotum.

The vineyards and winery are just north of Modena in Emilia-Romagna, right off of the A1 autostrada, [...]

By |August 8th, 2016|Wine Features|0 Comments|

Domaine Hauvette: Natural Wines in the Baux de Provence

DOMAINE HAUVETTE
Country: France
Region: Provence
Appellation(s): Baux de Provence, IGP Alpilles Producer: Dominique Hauvette
Founded: 1988
Annual Production: 3,300 cases
Farming: Biodynamic (since 2000)
Website: N/A

Not far from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, a tourist town known for Roman ruins and as the place where Van Gogh painted “The Starry Night,” you’ll find Domaine Hauvette.

Nestled among the foothills of Les Alpilles, the [...]

Domaine du Possible: Côtes du Roussillon from Loïc Roure

Nestled in the tiny village of Lansac, Loïc Roure is a young vigneron balancing terroir and drinkability. In 2003, Loïc scrapped his initial plan of opening a restaurant/winebar/retailer, deciding instead to start his own estate, Domaine du Possible. Starting out with some vines in Latour de France, he soon expanded with land closer to [...]

Fay d’Homme: La Part du Colibri Gamay

FAY D’HOMME: LA PART DU COLIBRI GAMAY

Vincent is the 5th generation of winemakers. Both of his parents, indeed came from winemakers families which make Vincent a ” concentrate” of winemaker. This is also the reason why his parcels spread on such a wide territory (4 towns and 3 great terroirs over 14 kilometers). [...]

By |July 19th, 2016|Wine Features|0 Comments|

Domaine Roger Neveu: Sancerre Three Ways

From the Kermit Lynch website:

The Neveu family’s roots in the Loire Valley are nothing short of impressive, even for European standards. The local archives show that a Jean Neveu lived in the village of Verdigny (where the family still resides) as early as the 12th century, and family documents prove that they already owned [...]

Swick: “Naked” Wines of the Pacific Northwest

We would like to introduce you to one of our newest suppliers Swick Wines! Here are some words about these wonderfully unique and authentic wines, direct from winemaker Joe Swick.

"I'm a Portland, Oregon native and 5th generation Oregonian.  I got into the wine industry in 2003 with a cellar position at Owen Roe Winery.  [...]

Tenuta La Favola Bianco: A NEW Sicilian Summer White

The Wines are just how Corrado described them, small windows into this little piece of the world and it’s terroir. No bells, and no whistles… just pure, clean and passionately made wines that talk about a place and time.
His estate stands upon a hill in the far right-end corner of Sicily. When Corrado goes down [...]

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    Innovation within Tradition: Casa Scarpa and the rise of Barbera in Monferrato

Innovation within Tradition: Casa Scarpa and the rise of Barbera in Monferrato

Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa was founded by Antonio Scarpa* in 1854. Scarpa’s reputation was made beginning in the 1960s and 70s by Mario Pesce, whose father purchased the winery some years earlier. Mario was one of those souls who, while respecting the traditions and history of his region, was ambitious enough to think that [...]

Slavcek Sivi Pinot: A Slovenian wine worth getting to know!

Franc Vodopivec runs this family winery which has existed for over two centuries. He runs a argroturistic bed and breakfast with his wife and son. The winery and inn only serve product from what has only been culitivated by their own hand and this tradition has never been lost.

There are records of the farm [...]

Languedoc Wines from Mas Champart

MAS CHAMPART

Country: France
Region: Languedoc
Appellation(s): Vin de Pays d’Oc, Saint-Chinian
Producer: Isabelle & Mathieu Champart
Founded: 1976
Annual Production: 3,300-3,700 cases
Farming: Lutte raisonnée
Website: N/A

Isabelle and Mathieu Champart were relatively new to winegrowing when they first took over Domaine Bramefan (as her family’s farm is also known), in Saint-Chinian, in 1976. Isabelle was a Parisian with [...]