Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Meet Our New Producers

Shiverick Imports is proud to announce our collaboration with no fewer than eight new producers from France and Italy! Over the last year, David has committed a lot of time to developing further our Italian and French portfolios, focusing on organic viticulture, unknown local varietals, cool climates, and female winemakers.



Maremma, Tuscany

This is an exciting new Bolgheri project whose aim is to tell the story of the Maramma region of Tuscany through the rediscovery of indigenous varietals. Unlike the standard bearer of Bolgheri, Sassicaia, which is based on a Cabernet blend, Castellaccio is successfully experimenting with ancient relics such as Foglia Tonda and Pugnitello.


Oltrepò Pavese, Lombardy

The Lombardia region of Oltrepò Pavese is a triangular strip of land south of Milan and the Po river. Within Oltrepò Pavese, Azienda Agricola Martilde is entirely within the borough of Rovescala at an altitude of about 200 m, with an area of almost 17 hectares. Martilde practices a very natural syle of viticulture, with all of their estate vineyards either certified organic or in organic conversion.



Blanc de Morgex de la Salle, Valle d'Aosta

The ultimate mountain wine, Blanc de Morgex de la Salle, is made from the local Prié Blanc grape. Vineyards are located 3600 feet above sea level in the shadow of Mont Blanc in the Italian Alps. Maison Vevey Albert farms in a strictly organic manner and produces 5000 bottles of wine with delicate notes of mountain herbs and hay, dry freshness, and bright acidity.

Serdiana, Sardinia

In 2010, Antonella split from her multi-generational winemaking family with important land holdings in southern Sardegna to create a new brand of organically produced wines made from indigenous varietals.

Montlouis, Loire Valley

Situated just across the Loire river from Vouvray, Montlouis-sur-Loire produces wines from 100% Chenin Blanc. In 2011, Benoît Mérias took over Laurent Chatenay’s six hectares of vines, which have been certified organic since 2000. Benoît trained at Amboise and has worked for Jacky Blot and in Marcillac and is a dynamic young producer in the small appellation of Montlouis.

Vézelay, Burgundy

Domaine la Croix Montjoie was founded in Vézelay in 2009. The estate has 10 hectares of vineyards on clay-limestone soil with a south/southeast exposition. Viticulture and vinification are managed with great respect for Burgundian tradi- tions. They aim to respect the environment while producing wines of quality that refelect the typicity of Vézelay, a town in Northern Burgundy that has become more relevant in our age of global warming.

Bugey

The Dubreuil family has been growing vines in Bugey for three generations. The small appellation of Bugey has only about 500 ha of vines in total and is located near Savoie. The AOC specializes in Cerdon, a low-alcohol sparkling wine. Gérald Dubreuil winery cultivates their seven hectares of vines at Poncin, a little village between Lyon and Geneva.



Lantignié, Beaujolais

Domaine Raphaël Chopin was founded in 2009 when Raphaël began farming acreage his grandfather had once owned. The vineyards are entirely mature vines, ranging in age from 40 to 100 years. He owns five hectares over three appellations, in Régnié, Brouilly, and in the commune of Lantignié in Beaujolais-Villages. The vineyards are farmed using Lutte Raisonée.

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