2013 Carema from Ferrando

Whenever we think about the idea of terroir, we think of Carema.  The word terroir is frequently used casually when talking about wine. Often a wine is labeled “terroir-driven” if it is viewed as a quality wine that has balance and a pure, unbroken expression of its agricultural beginnings. When asked to give a definition, […]

The 2014 Vintage from Jérôme Chezeaux

Working in his dark and simple cellar on a side street in the sleepy village of Prémeaux-Prissey, Jérôme is a rare sight today in the Côte de Nuits. The overwhelming interest in the Côte de Nuits (and its subsequent pricing) that we have seen in recent years has changed the landscape of this esteemed sector […]

Domaine Ghislaine Barthod’s 2014s: A Chambolle-Musigny Master Class

The release of a new vintage from Ghislaine Barthod is always an eagerly anticipated and joyous occasion. There is perhaps no grower with a wider and more enviable range of great vineyard holdings in Chambolle-Musigny, and Barthod’s lofty status in the current pantheon of great Burgundy estates is firmly established and beyond well-deserved. As the […]

New Arrivals from Cappellano: Spring 2017

A new round of releases from the fabled Cappellano estate in Serralunga d’Alba is always a cause for celebration. We began our partnership with this family five years ago, and each year we and our clients eagerly await the arrival of these soulful, personal, ultra-traditional expressions of one of Barolo’s greatest terroirs. In a region […]

Domaine de l’Horizon: Rocks, Wind, and Determination

In Calce, the wind never stops blowing. A tiny village of around 200 inhabitants, Calce lies at the foot of the mighty Pyrenees, ten miles northwest of Perpignan, within striking distance of the Spanish border. Though technically part of the Languedoc-Roussillon, Calce is not French—it is Catalan. The wines from around this village have about […]

Introducing Château La Fleur Garderose

Over the last few years, we have witnessed a small revolution among the vignerons in this historic region. Rising from the ashes of over-oaked, over-marketed, and often uninspiring wines, we find a group of thoughtful and talented individuals who are determined to bring terroir to a region that has almost entirely obliterated this ideal over […]

Château Pradeaux: The 2012 Vintage

There are few wines in the Rosenthal Wine Merchant portfolio as idiosyncratic as those made by Chateau Pradeaux.  A visit here always charts among our best visits in France. Nothing compares to the experience of tasting the range of Pradeaux’s vintages while being dwarfed by the enormous foudre that line their centuries-old cellar.  The sight […]

A Renewed Focus on Terroir at Mas Jullien

“Take the time necessary to allow nature to complete its work; accompany the life of the wine without directing it, accepting the risks and differences.”—Olivier Jullien While we at Rosenthal Wine Merchant are steadfast in our dedication to the notion of terroir, we also acknowledge that the very greatest of wines are stewarded into existence by […]

Renowned Château Simone: January 2017 New Arrivals

In a just world, Chateau Simone would be as renowned and coveted by Americans as the greatest Bordeaux and Burgundy are. As it stands, the wines from this singular estate in Provence remain something of an insider’s secret in the United States—hugely respected and beloved by those in the know, but known by far too […]

The Mercureys of Domaine du Miex Foulot

Today, more and more wines from the great terroirs of France are being consumed in their infancy. Fueled by the demands of the bottom line, importers and distributors shoehorn wines into the market shortly after bottling while restaurants and retailers, under the pressures of profitability and cash flow, tend to list and sell them almost […]

New Arrivals from the Cote d’Or!

Mid-November ushers in a group of noteworthy new arrivals from the Cote d’Or from the 2013 and 2014 vintages.  We are incredibly fortunate to work with vignerons who understand the importance of time.  So much wine today is rushed into the marketplace for the sole purpose of a quicker return on the investment of its […]

2016 Vintage Report After A Vineyard Visit: Burgundy, The Jura, Alsace

A winegrower’s job is never easy, and every vintage presents its own unique challenges. Be it excessive rain, some new pest, severe drought, heat, or mildew, environmental obstacles necessitate constant diligence and creativity on the part of the vigneron. Having heard reports of a widespread and devastating spring frost in France, we headed into our […]

Bisson Glera Explained

If it seems unusual that Pierluigi Lugano, the proprietor and vignaiolo behind Bisson in Liguria, is also our source for the declassified Prosecco known as Glera, one might ask how this wine came to be.  After all, Prosecco hails from an appellation 400 kilometers to the northeast of Lugano’s hometown of Chiavari in Liguria, in […]

Grosjean family releasing its first wines officially certified as organic

The long wait is finally over , after years of hard work in the vineyard and innovations in our new cellar , finally we go out with the first three wines officially certified as ORGANIC . The super stars are white Petite Arvine Vigne Rovettaz 2015 and the 2015 Muscat Petit Grain, among the reds […]

Recaredo New Vintages Arriving to NY Warehouse

Buenos días to all at Rosenthal Wine Merchant, I hope you are all doing great in the U.S. Here winter is extremely mild with temperatures not lower than 50F and dry. This is particularly challenging as we have been almost 80 days without any rain, so we are looking forward to some rain for a […]

Neal Rosenthal Purchases Vineyard Property in Carema

Neal Rosenthal and his partner, Kerry Madigan, proprietors of Rosenthal Wine Merchant Ltd, have purchased two vineyard parcels within the tiny but regal appellation of Carema, in the northwestern corner of Piedmont. Rosenthal and Madigan will collaborate with their long-time friends, the Ferrando family, to work and maintain these sites. Perched on terraces in the […]

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