Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Wine of the Week - Francoise André Chorey-les-Beaune Rouge "Tue-Boeuf"

Burgundy producer Francoise André exemplifies David Shiverick's philosophy on wine, that it should tell of its origin and for there to be an expression of terroir. Françoise and Michel André have focused their efforts over the past three decades producing wines that show just that. When it comes to winemaking, the winemakers work very hard to do as little as possible; after a rigorous sorting they step back and allow the wines to make themselves, believing that this is the best way to preserve the identity of each terroir.

This week's featured wine, the Chorey-les-Beaune Rouge "Tue-Boeuf", is harvested manually, with 85-90% of the grapes destemmed. This elegant Pinot Noir would be an excellent accompaniment for rabbit with prunes, barbeque, or braised pork shank.

Burgundians Françoise and Michel André founded Domaine Françoise André in 1983. Their passion for the land and wines of Burgundy led them to eschew the use of any additives in the vineyard and winery. By the mid-90s, they had transitioned to biodynamic farming and firmly established a reputation for producing fine wines of elegance rather than power and or weight. After twenty-five years of hard work, Françoise and Michel had realized their dream of producing wines that reflect a care of land, people, and place, or as Françoise would say, “we are now very happy to drink our own wines.”

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day from Shiverick Imports!! ❤️🍷❤️ What are you drinking tonight? We personally love rosé or a bottle of bubbles! #blog #iloveyoumorethanwine #maybe #rosé #champagne #cremant

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Wine of the Week - Il Ceppo Prosecco

Cheers to Valentine's Day with our Wine of the Week - Il Ceppo Prosecco! This Prosecco is 100% Glera, the technical name for the the Prosecco grape. Harvest is manual, fermentation takes place in tank in the charmat method and the result is a vivacious, lively wine, perfect as an aperitif.

Friuli Latisana, a coastal DOC in the southern part of the province of Udine, about halfway between Venice and Trieste, has been an important center of Italian wine since ancient times. Its proximity to the sea breezes provides a healthy microclimate and the somewhat difficult soils challenge the vines that grow on them, resulting in more complexity and concentration of flavor in its grapes.

Centered in Pocenia, Il Ceppo was founded in 1928 by the Anselmi family. They now own 170 hectares of vineyards in the Friuli Latisana DOC that are planted to both local and international varietals. Now in its fourth generation, the Tenuta is now run by the original owner’s great-grandsons, Enrico and Fabio. Soils here on the estate are of compact clay and sand and the winemakers use sustainable farming and vinification practices.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine's Day Recipe and Wine Pairing from Wine Spectator

Happy Valentines Day from Shiverick Imports! 

Duck breast, citrus couscous and a Châteauneuf-du-Pape! Wine Spectator has chosen this decadent recipe from chef Charlie Palmer (Charlie Palmer Group) to celebrate Valentine's Day; pairing it with Domaine de la Solitude's Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge. With this recipe, Palmer chose a wine that "shows the elegance, depth and complexity to elevate this rich Valentine's Day recipe".

Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012 (92pts):
Silky in feel and very long, with lovely raspberry and boysenberry coulis flavors that glide through, flecked with anise, rooibos tea and well-roasted sandalwood notes. The long finish lets everything drape gracefully. Very suave. Drink now through 2027. 6,000 cases made.—JM

(photo by Charlie Palmer Group)

We hope everyone has a lovely Valentine's Day!  

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Wine of the Week - Château Revelette Le Grand Rouge

While snow and rain has continued to fall across the country and winter seems to be ever so present, we decided to feature a wine whose origin evokes images of lavender, sunflowers, and olive trees. The picturesque Château Revelette, located in the heart of Provence, produces red, white, and of course rosé wines that are completely reflective of the terroir and have an elegant old world style. The Grand Rouge, a blend of  41% Syrah, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Grenache, is a full, rich red that would pair perfectly with braised lamb or for a more unique pairing; a deeply savory red wine-washed cheese.    

Nestled in the heart of Provence on the northern slope of the Montagne Mont-Victoire (famously painted by Cézanne), lie the unspoiled and wild lands of Château Revelette . The estate is run by Peter Fischer, who studied oenology at the famous University of California – Davis, and upon completion of the program and a short stint at Buena Vista winery in Sonoma, he moved to the south of France and began his search for suitable land. Since his ownership, Peter has expanded the land under vine to 24 hectares and has planted nine grape varietals, all while respecting the surrounding nature. Peter has a relaxed and straightforward approach to winemaking and despite his Californian education; his resulting wines exude a classical Old World elegance and refinement. 

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