Friday, May 27, 2016

Antonio Galloni Reviews Erbhof Unterganzner

New reviews for Alto Adige producer Erbhof Unterganzer have just been published in Vinous!

Summer = Rosé

Summer kicks off this weekend, which means it's rosé time!

We're proud of our diverse rosé selection, which includes offerings from:

#LanguedocDay @ollieuxromanis

So many great options from Ollieux-Romanis for #LanguedocDay!

Curious about the wines? Read Jeb Dunnuck's write up of the most recent vintages here!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New Producer - Potek Winery

We are pleased to announce Langdon Shiverick's representation of Potek Winery, of Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara, located about two hours north of Los Angeles, is widely considered to be one of the most dynamic winemaking regions in California today, and David Potter is one of the new guard making a name for himself here. In the fall of 2015, wanting to create focused, single-vineyard wines, Potter opened Potek Winery, with a commitment to produce the best possible wines from Santa Barbara’s most exciting vineyards. The winery uses a minimalist approach to winemaking. With access to such unique and expressive vineyards, this is the best way to coax out the distinct facets of the individual wines. The wines are mainly aged in neutral oak and are treated as naturally as possible, with no fining of filtration before bottling. The resulting wines speak of their locations throughout Santa Barbara, and are a beautiful survey of the area.

Today is National #WineDay! And it's #WineWednesday!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Wine of the Week - Laurent Martray Brouilly "Corentin"

Today's wine of the week is from our new Beaujolais producer - Laurent Martray! The 2014 Brouilly "Corentin" received 89 points from Wine Spectator.

Laurent Martray’s vineyards are located on Domaine de la Chaize – he is one of the vignerons for the estate, and also creates wine under his own name from the same vines. This is a famous area, on a huge estate in the south of Burgundy, with 99 hectares of vineyards. The vineyard for Laurent’s “Corentin” cuvée is located on the Combiaty hillside, facing east and the south-east. The soil consists of granitic rocks, sand and silt on the surface.

Sausage and Ramp Risotto finished with Herdade do Rocim olive oil and Amphora Tinto 2014 @bonappetit @epicurious #herdadedorocim #blog

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Wine of the Week - Wiegner Winery "Elisena" Bianco @Wiegner_Winery

Our wine of the week is Wiegner Winery's "Elisena" Bianco - a 100% Fiano from the volcanic hills of Mount Etna in Sicily.

Writing for Wine Enthusiast, Kerin O'Keefe says of the 2012 vintage: "Intriguing aromas of Spanish broom, hay, mature pear and dried Mediterranean herb carry over to the palate along with green apple and dill. It's balanced and fresh, with a mineral-driven finish."

Sicily, a wine growing region since ancient history, has had a resurgence of quality since the late 1990s, with winemakers embracing indigenous grape varieties and exploring new areas for growing. One such area that is showing great promise is Mount Etna. On the higher slopes, with volcanic soil and high altitudes, the hope is that wines of distinction can be made. At the beginning of Mount Etna’s rise to prominence, Peter Weigner moved to Sicily and purchased multiple vineyards within the Contrada Marchesa and Contrada Rampante apellations. Thriving off the unique climatic conditions that come with living on the hills below a volcano Wiegner produces wines made from Nerello Mascalese, Fiano, Cabernet Franc and Aglianico.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Jeb Dunnuck reviews Chateau Ollieux-Romanis

In the April, 2016 issue of eRobertParker, Dunnuck says: "This was easily the finest lineup I’ve tasted from Ollieux Romanis, and this Corbières-based estate has turned out some incredible 2014s."

Read the full reviews here.

Wine of the Week - Diwald Zweigelt Rosé

Made from organic grapes, the Diwald Zweigelt rosé is our wine of the week!

Very dry, with bright strawberry and raspberry notes, and a savory herbal core. Perfect at your next alfresco dinner with olives and salumi. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Jean-Louis Chave in the News

Winemaker Jean-Louis Chave tends to be camera and interview-shy, so we are pleased that he's made a few media appearances recently, talking about his winery.

From the podcast I'll Drink to That:
"Jean-Louis Chave is the proprietor of Domaine Jean-Louis Chave and Jean-Louis Chave Selection, working within appellations of the Northern Rhône Valley of France. Also in this episode, Erin Scala outlines the hill of Hermitage."
And video from the Wine Spectator:
"Grapes from hillside vineyards can make great wines, but building and working these slopes is not an easy task. High above the Rhone River, Jean-Louis Chave showed his work-in-progress to James Molesworth."
And an interview with Richard Hemming, MW via
"As a naturally modest and thoughtful person, Chave would much rather let the terroir take the credit than let his own ego get in the way. Wines of this calibre do not make themselves, however, and I was able to glean a few insights into the man's philosophy as we tasted some of his wines over lunch."

Bordeaux Under One Roof - June 7, Downtown LA @BordeauxWines #bordeauxlife #dtla

Bordeaux comes to Los Angeles June 7, 2106 -  Still plenty of time to RSVP!

Langdon Shiverick Imports will be there with:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Wine of the Week - Tenuta Scuotto "Oi Nì"

The barrel-fermented, lees-aged Fiano "Oi Nì" from Tenuta Scuotto is our wine of the week!

The Oi Nì was recently named one of the top ten wines presented at Vinitaly by Il Giornale. Showing what the Fiano grape is capable of, this is the signature wine of Tenuta Scuotto. With a highly aromatic bouquet of rich tropical fruits, white flowers, and a slightly toasted note, this wine is a fantastic white to pair with richer fare, such as roasted porcini mushrooms or pumpkin ravioli.