THE 2017 ROSE REPORT PART IV

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LOIRE VALLEY …. LOIRE VALLEY Although the Loire Valley’s wine regions experienced a few episodes of frost during the 2017 growing season—a calamity that seems to becoming de rigueur in these post-climate-change pseudo-winters and early flowerings—they were thankfully spared many of the stressors that plagued the deep south. None of our five rosé-producing growers throughout the region […]

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Spring 2019 Rosé Release 2018’s Rosé Field Report by Clarke Boehling New Arrivals: “Pure Energy”: the 2016s from Philippe and Vincent Foreau by Clarke Boehling New Releases: 2015 Ferrando Carema: Nebbiolo In Excelsis by Clarke Boehling Rosenthal Wine Merchant News Reigning in Radda: Introducing the 2016 “Montevertine” and 2017 “Pian del Ciampolo” by Clarke Boehling

Philippe Gilbert, Menetou-Salon – a nice start to the journey today

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We left our afternoon visit with Philippe Gilbert marveling at how far he has come as a vigneron. In the late 1990s, Philippe left a promising career as a dramaturge to take over his father’s estate when he was on the brink of retirement. Philippe  gradually converted to biodynamic viticulture (certified in 2013), eschewed the […]

Loire Valley Wines

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Kerry and I continually assess our wines by putting each to the ultimate test: drinking wine with our meals.  Over the most recent weekend, we explored, with much satisfaction, several wines from the Loire Valley that do not appear regularly at our home table. On New Year’s Eve, our quiet celebration was toasted with the […]

History of RWM

The Mad Rose Group is a family-run organization that is composed of a close-knit group of people who understand that wine is an agricultural product and that in its best and purest form wine must reflect a specific sense of place. We share the goal of communicating this concept to a growing audience by presenting […]

Producers

France We fell in love with France a long, long time ago…well before our immersion in wine. Reading Stendahl, Flaubert and Montaigne or Camus, Sartre and Beckett (yes, an Irishman but writing in French), one encounters the human condition, each man’s struggle to make something of value out of one’s brief existential moment. Great French […]

Neal’s Report from the Eastern Loire

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“The afternoon of Tuesday, Nov 19 2013 was spent in the Eastern Loire visiting with Marc Deschamps, Gilles Crochet and Philippe Gilbert. In Pouilly-sur-Loire, Marc Deschamps reported favorably on the results of the current harvest, better results than might have been anticipated considering the up-and-down conditions during the growing season. He predicts a wine with […]