I was fortunate to visit this winery last summer on my trip to Portugal and had the chance to taste this delicious 100% Loureiro from the Vinho Verde region. Ramos has been a top consulting winemaker in Portugal for many decades and has influenced the wine trade with the benefits of modern technology, emphasis on low yields, occasional oak aging, and the preservation of a grape’s natural fruit flavors. The grapes for this wine are planted on trellised vines in granitic soils. Traditionally produced using stainles
While Evolúció is a Hungarian Producer, known especially for their wines from the Tokaj region, for this red wine they decided to cross the border to showcase Austria’s most famous red grape, Blaufränkisch. This grape, sometimes referred to as the Pinot Noir of Eastern Europe, is known for its bright, vibrant fruit, soft tannins, and lively acidity. The 2015 vintage provides physiological ripeness and with low alcohol and a backbone of acidity.
The vineyards of Mont Gravet are situated near the city of Toulouse in southwest France and find a moderating climate influence from proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. A region generally known for Armagnac, there is a growing category of still dry wines that are gaining in popularity. Mont Gravet is produced using 100% Colombard, one of the indigenous varieties of the area. The vines are planted on the hillsides called “Mont” in French and on soils that are full of oval shaped pebbles called “Gravet.&rd
It is extremely rare that we find the opportunity to offer a biodynamic produced wine from a single vineyard at this price. Selected from 100% Melon de Bourgogne in the Muscadet Sevre et Maine region, the soil is a special Amphibolites - Metaporphic rocks that give the wine a specific minerality. The grapes from this 15 acre parcel are carefully harvested by hand and whole cluster pressed before being racked off the lees into cement tanks before bottling. The style of this wine is perfect for a dry cocktail white wine
When people think of German wine nowadays they tend to think of Riesling, but until the early twentieth century Elbling was the most widely-cultivated variety in Germany. Nowadays, it is rare to find a wine that is one hundred percent Elbling. Like Txakoli and Vinho Verde it has a touch of effervescence, and this Trocken style from winemaker Matthias Hild is bone-dry with vigorous acidity.
Every year Richard and Carla Betts bring us great wines, but this 2016 Rosé is perhaps the finest pink wine from them yet. We had a staff training at the Boulder Wine Merchant with this dynamic duo and received a sneak peek of this wine well before it arrived in Colorado. We have been eagerly anticipating its arrival since trying this delicious, vibrant, balanced wine. The 2016 vintage seems to have more richness and a perfectly integrated acidity that drives the multi-layered finish. My Essential is inspi
The Corvidae Wine Company names each of its wines for a different crafty and adaptable bird found in the region, such as the ‘Ravenna,’ or Raven. The geology and climate of Columbia Valley yields wines with rich, complex fruit, luscious fragrance and bright acidity. This is a relatively dry example of Riesling that will please those who are suspicious that all Riesling is sweet. The fruit is sourced from vineyards in the Yakima Valley and the 2013 vintage found balance between fruit richness and bright acidity.
Garciarevalo is a family owned winery located in the heart of Rueda where they focus their production on white wines from the regional grapes of Verdejo and Viura. Unlike their neighbors in Rueda, they have a unique sandy soil here that allows for better drainage and producers wines with elegance and finesse. The cellars are built using the finest equipment and technology in order to preserve the freshness in the wines they produce. The Casamaro is sourced from a selection of younger vines on the property and is fermen
It has been a while since we have been able to find a Cahors wine that we were excited about featuring. This 2015 Château Combel-la-Serre produced by Julien Ilbert is awesome. Superb richness and style while maintaining a clean profile that is not too tannic - this is how French Malbec should taste. In the region, Malbec is referred to as either Auxerrois or Côt and is often blended with Negrette and Tannat. That said, Julien believes in only working with Auxerrois in his Cahors wines. The estat