Blanc Limé, made with Bordeaux white wine, is part of the local heritage of Southwest France. It grew famous from popular celebrations and public festivals. It’s built around a spirit of fun and simple pleasure: your first tipple after a sports match, at the village fête, or the county dance – but also at the bar. It’s associated with joy and partying, loved by both young and old. Nor should it be excluded from the distinguished dining table of a well-known restaurant. It’s joyful, fizzy, refreshing, natural, and a little bit alcoholic. More info can be found here
When founders Koerner and Joan Rombauer moved their two children, two horses and five dogs to Napa Valley in 1972, they arrived armed with an appreciation for the intimate relationship between food and wine. Their appreciation stemmed from Koerner’s great aunt Irma Rombauer having authored internationally renowned cookbook the Joy of Cooking and his ancestors originating from the winegrowing region of Rheingau, Germany, where wine is considered an essential complement to a meal.
Appreciation bred passion, and Rombauer Vineyards (like VIntage Imports) was established in 1980. Thirty-seven years later, the winery remains owned and operated by first-, second- and third-generation members of the family…and we are so proud and pleased to welcome them to ours!
Please join us in welcoming the wines of Marc de Grazia to Vintage Imports. Why de Grazia?
• Their portfolio offers the best and most authentic Italian wines as they closely work with the vignerons and only offer wines they really believe in.
• Their priority is wines made with indigenous varietals grown pursuing sustainable/ natural viticulture.
• Their relationships with the growers and with clients is based on friendship and on mutual respect.
• Their selections are a guarantee of high quality and the wines they represent will provide you with an unforgettable experience which will make you travel through the multifaceted Italian wine world.
We are pleased and excited to begin our adventure with the wines of Marc de Grazia, and invite you, our valued customers, to join us on the journey.
Dalla Terra (of the earth in Italian) Winery Direct® is a direct importer of a limited selection of Italy’s finest wines. Dalla Terra “Winery Direct” is economical and consumer-friendly, putting quality wines on American wine lovers’ tables at affordable prices. This efficient method of shipping, distributing and marketing wine, which bypasses the national importer in the traditional three-tier system, allows distributors to buy directly from the producer. Dalla Terra Winery Direct eliminates the high mark-ups and costs of a traditional national importer, so that Dalla Terra’s wines usually cost less than those of comparable quality. Look for these new producers starting May 1
CASANOVA DI NERI – Toscana, CLETO CHIARLI – Emilia – Romagna, GAROFOLI – Le Marche, AZIENDA AGRICOLA INAMA – Veneto, FATTORIA LA VALENTINA – Abruzzo, POLIZIANO – Toscana, CANTINA RIFF – PROGETTO LAGEDER – Tre Venezie, MARCO FELLUGA RUSSIZ- Collio, TENUTA SANT’ANTONIO – Veneto, AIA VECCHIA- Bolgheri, VIETTI -Piemonte
Chateau de Crezancy
This small estate is owned by Jean-Marc and Nicolas Chevreau. It is one of only four chateau bottled Sancerre’s produced with an average annual production of 3,000 cases. Located in the center of France in the Loire Valley, the vineyards consists of 50% clay and 50% limestone soils. Prior to phylloxera wiping out the vineyards of Europe, Sancerre was known for the production of Pinot Noir. When the vineyards were replanted, Sauvignon Blanc became the primary planting in the mid 20th century.
The range will feature a Red, White and Rose and be available in early 2016.
After years of working for “the man” and all manner of corporate evangelists, battling vintage after vintage the world over, good friends John Retsas & Matt Gant started their own fermented crusade, First Drop Wines, in 2004.
First Drop Wines, both the beverage and crew, exude a true passion for life, for fun and for flavor. A lifelong commitment to making kick arse booze has seen the birthing of a multitude of eclectic varieties that have been recognized the world over. By taking the best and brightest fruit from unique vineyards in the great regions of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills & McLaren Vale, they’ve crafted wines to drink, not to ponder. Amongst the best of what these guys produce are the ‘Fat of The Land’ wines.
The three single vineyard Shirza from the 2012 vintage, offering different interpretations of their Barossa microclimates, are very LIMITED and were highly praised by The Wine Spectator. To see those reviews click here or contact your Vintage Imports Sales Consultant for further details.
Illahe Vineyard was purchased in 1999 and first planted in 2001 with 22 acres of pinot noir. Today it is a 52-acre vineyard with seven varieties and 44 acres of pinot noir. When it is completely planted, we will have 60 acres under vine. Illahe Vineyards also uses estate fruit from the Glenn Creek Vineyard in West Salem.
At Illahe, the goal is to make wine as naturally as possible from the soil to the bottle. This requires working by hand on small lots with age-old techniques and materials.
Our focus is to make and grow quality pinot noir and white wines that express the vintage and their varietal characteristics. We don’t use enzymes or additives, and we don’t fine or filter our pinot noir. Some of our lots are made entirely by hand with no electricity or mechanization. We use a gentle wooden basket press, and age our pinot noir in French and Oregon oak.
Click here for the tech Sheet on the ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir
Click here for the tech Sheet on the ‘Bon Sauvage’ Pinot Noir
Click here for the tech Sheet on the ‘1899’ Pinot Noir
Maison Forget-Brimont’s vineyards cover 18 hectares that are for the most part located on the terroirs of the communes of the Montagne de Reims: Mailly-Champagne and Verzenay for the Grand Crus and Chigny les Roses, Coulommes la Montagne, Ludes, Montbré, Sermiers, Taissy and Villers-Allerand for the Premier Crus. This 6th generation estate started by Louis Forget, planted their first vineyards in the beginning of the 19th Century while the brand was established in 1920. It then became known as Forget-Brimont in 1978. Pinot Noir reigns supreme in this area. This wine is made from primarily Estate fruit from those Premier Cru vineyards but they also purchase some fruit from other Premier Cru growers and Grand Cru growers in order to make small quantities of Grand Cru Champagne. A true artisanal grower/producer with enough vineyards to supply year round continuity of Brut NV Premier Cru.
The Brut is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier, and 20% Chardonnay, with between 20% and 40% of reserve wines to ensure consistency. A pale golden color. It has a delicate nose, very fresh, with lovely complexity. Fresh and supple on the palate, the first impression is of fresh green apples with a hint of white flowers and hazelnuts. The complexity is driven by the use of multiple vintages, multiple varietals, and extended aging of reserve wine components.
The Rosé Premier Cru is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier, and 20% Chardonnay, where like the Brut NV, between 20% and 40% of reserve wines are used to ensure consistency. An elegant salmon color. It has a very fresh nose and fine, persistent bubbles. Lovely intense aromas give it a positive first impression in the mouth with flavors of mulberry, raspberry, and red currant.
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Both wines were awarded 91 points by the Wine Spectator, and are in good supply.
“Carino” means Lovely, beautiful, pretty, and/or lovable in Italian.
Carino Rosso di Toscana is a new red wine made by Paolo Masi from the award winning Renzo Masi winery in Rufina. This wonderful wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah. This is a true Super Tuscan,…. At a Super affordable price. Carino Rosso– the Lovely red! We think you will love this wine too! More info? Click Here
Meet Logan, Paul‘s grandson. How can you say “no” to that face?