Hospitality industry professional Leo Bortolotto has worked in the realm of fine wine and food for more than a decade. He spent several years in Europe learning the finer points of pairing European cuisine with the ideal complement of wine. He shared his passion for the culture by leading rafts of tourists in exploring renown and rare Italian wineries. Leo’s decision to relocate to his adopted home of Denver, Colorado was with the intention of realizing his vision for an eclectic and customer-focused wine boutique. This venture, a retail wine shop in the Lower Highland community of downtown Denver, is a journey every wine lover must make.
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Copain winery is perched on a hill overlooking the serenely beautiful Russian River Valley. Wells Guthrie, Copain's winemaker, discovered early on that his taste in wine gravitated toward Europe in general and France's Rhône Valley in particular. So much so, he picked up and moved with his new bride to the region to learn from the best. For two years, Wells apprenticed for esteemed winemaker and living legend Michel Chapoutier in France's Rhone Valley. At Copain, he creates wines that are firmly rooted in California, yet with the sensibilities of the European wines that so moved him. He is as committed to crafting these elegant, nuanced wines as he is to building a legacy that will be passed down to his daughters in the great tradition of European winemakers whose estates have been in the same family for generations.
Composed of 100% Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley, it is bone-dry, vibrant, and refreshing. This peach-colored wine offers aromas and flavors of cherry blossoms, watermelon, and strawberry. Its bright acidity makes it all the more refreshing and a perfect complement for those warm days right around the corner.
Jean-Marie Rimbert, a native of Provence, arrived in the Languedoc nearly twenty-five years ago and managed the vineyards at Château de Flaugergues for five years until he saved up enough money to purchase his first parcels of gnarled ancient vine Carignan that had been nurtured in schist-laden soils for the better part of the last century.. From the beginning, his objective was to cultivate vineyards with the utmost respect for the environment and his wines reflect all of the natural beauty, depth and flavor originating from those vines. The wines Jean-Marie crafts are a passionate testament to this region's multi-dimensionality and ever-expanding potential.
This rosé is vibrant pink in the glass. Deep scents of ultra-ripe crushed red cherries, a note of guava paste, overripe ﬁg ﬂesh and a pretty, yet smoky note of sweet herbs. Blood Orange infused red berry ﬂavors dominate the palate and are set-off by the wines generous minerality. Serve this summer wine with a spicy couscous and lamb tagine, ﬂame grilled chicken dishes, spicy lamb or beef kebabs, sweet barbecued pork dishes. $14.00
The wine shows a beautiful and luminous pale pink hue. The balanced palate is bright and aromatic. Wild strawberry, watermelon and white-fleshed fruit with distinct aromas of white pepper and stone dust.
Domaine Regis Bouvier's reds are his crowning achievement, managing to be wild and exciting while refined and elegant at the same time. This domaine represents terrific value for a number of reasons–a lesser-known appellation combined with quality vineyard holdings and a conscientious and talented wine grower.
"We consider this one of our most prized finds of the last 5 years." Kermit Lynch, Wine Importer
This Pinot Noir boasts a deep red color with purplish hues. Vegetal notes first appear on the nose to quickly transition to small red berries aromas and undertones of springwood. Ample texture, with noticeable but silky tannins and flavors of raspberries
In the village of Saint-Père, along a little creek to the southeast of Vézelay in Burgundy, a quiet, peaceful revolution is taking place. This part of Burgundy has been producing wines for centuries. Domaine de la Cadette now produces from thirteen hectares of land today, and has been farming organically since 1999, receiving their certification in 2002.
In this cooler climate, their vines enjoy great sun exposure, lending a balance between generous fruit and deep mineral structure.
"Their wines are a refreshing antithesis to a world of oaky, over-the-top, sloppy Chardonnays. The purity and finesse of a Vézelay Blanc provides a wine drinking experience that never gets old." - Kermit Lynch, Wine Importer
This whiskey is truly unique. In fact, it is the only whiskey which uses real peaches harvested from the Rocky Mountain region, not artificial colors or flavors, to strike a balance between intense peach flavors that jump out of the glass with the subtleties of a refined whiskey which even the connoisseur will appreciate.
Leopold Brothers blends the juice of the most aromatic varieties of peaches from the Western Slope with their whiskey and move the entire spirit to used bourbon barrels. The peaches slowly oxidize in the barrel, yielding more complex flavors and colors. When the time is right, it goes straight into bottles.
This is the very essence of a Rocky Mountain peach coupled with an American small batch whiskey, painstakingly preserved in a hand-numbered bottle. It is perfect on the rocks, but also makes for stunning Manhattans and a host of other cocktails.
“Our Carneros Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with cherry, cola, plum, and blueberry. It is well-structured and elegant, with lingering spicy/earthy notes and cherry flavors throughout the mid-palate. The vanilla and toast integrates well with the silky round tannins on the lengthy finish.”
Scarpetta is a collaborative effort of Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson of Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, Colorado. This sparkling Rosé is crafted in northern Italy of the Franconia and Pinot Nero grape varieties.
Crisp and dry, this sparkling Rosé explodes with delicate red fruit and floral aromas. Delicate on the palate, the wine’s acidity makes it a perfect accompaniment to a wide range of foods including ham, shrimp cocktail, salty snacks, lobster, salmon gravlax, and spicy asian food.