Rosenthal Wine Merchant

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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. They share the goal of communicating this concept to a growing audience by presenting the finest examples of wine made in the classical western European tradition.

This endeavor started in 1977 as a humble, one-man retail operation located in New York City but very much outside the mainstream of the wine business. Neal Rosenthal, having stepped away from his corporate and international law practice, conceived of this project. Joined shortly thereafter by his partner, (Ms.) Kerry Madigan, the two expanded their fledgling company, known as Rosenthal Wine Merchant ("RWM"), from its retail base to become an importer and distributor of fine wine and specialty food products.

The objective from the outset was to work as directly as possible with growers who were dedicated to producing limited quantities of the finest quality wines and who shared the RWM passion for terroir, that ephemeral "sense of place." California in 1979 and then into France and Italy in January 1980 were the initial explorations. Since that time, the Rosenthal portfolio has grown to focus solely on European producers which encompass almost every viticulture area of France, a broad range of wines from Italy, the high mountain area of the Valais district of Switzerland, and a unique Cava from Spain’s Catalonia. The wines are selected for concentration, purity of flavors, and clarity of expression. All products brought to the marketplace by RWM are produced in as natural a manner as possible; Neal Rosenthal believes strongly in sustainable and organic agriculture. All of the wines are estate bottled.

Rosenthal Wine Merchant is proud of the fact that their selection is distinctive and expresses a consistent style. They have never purchased wine to simply fill a slot or a missing appellation. Each grower is visited twice yearly to follow the evolution of the wines and to track the development of each estate. The entire sales staff also visits each grower so that the nuances of each domaine can be successfully communicated to the American marketplace.

Media Links
Punch: Neal Rosenthal | Founder, Rosenthal Wine Merchant
Tasting Table: Wine on Your Side
Edible Hudson Valley: Spills: Merchant of Vino
Chicago Tribune: Wine Bottle's Back Label Reveals Much About Quality
Vinography.com: Book Review: Reflections of a Wine Merchant by Neal Rosenthal
Weirdcombinations.com: Reflections of a Wine Merchant by Neal Rosenthal

Social Media Links
YouTube: @RosenthalWineMerchant
Instagram: @rosenthalwinemerchantfanclub

Countries

France
Beaujolais
Domaine Pascal Granger - Website
Bordeaux
Chateau Auney l'Hermitage - Website
Chateau Chantecler - -
Chateau La Fleur Garderose - -
Chateau La Peyre - Website
Chateau La Rame - -
Chateau le Puy Reviews Website
Chateau Moulin de Tricot - -
Domaine du Jaugaret - -
Burgundy - Chablis
Caves Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat - Website
Daniel-Etienne Defaix Reviews Website
Burgundy - Cote Chalonnaise
Domaine du Meix Foulot - -
Burgundy - Cote de Beaune
Domaine Edmond Cornu et Fils - -
Domaine Henri Prudhon - Website
Domaine Jacques Carillon Reviews Website
Domaine Jean-Marc Morey - -
Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot - -
Domaine Rollin Pere and Fils - Website
Lucien Jacob - -
Vincent Bitouzet-Prieur Reviews -
Burgundy - Cote de Nuits
Domaine Forey Pere & Fils - -
Domaine Fourrier Reviews -
Domaine Georges Lignier - -
Domaine Ghislaine Barthod - -
Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy Reviews Website
Domaine Hubert Lignier Reviews Website
Domaine Jean Chauvenet - -
Domaine Jerome Chezeaux - -
Burgundy - Maconnais
Domaine Cheveau - Website
Domaine Thevenet & Fils - Website
Champagne
Champagne Guy Larmandier - Website
Champagne Roger Coulon Reviews Website
Jura
Domaine de Montbourgeau Reviews Website
Domaine Pecheur - Website
Jacques Puffeney - -
Michel Gahier Reviews -
Vignerons Les Matheny - Website
Languedoc-Roussillon
Chateau Massiac - -
Domaine Faillenc Sainte-Marie - -
Mas Cal Demoura - Website
Mas Jullien - -
Loire
Chateau de l'Eperonniere - Website
Chateau Soucherie - Website
Domaine de la Petite Mairie - -
Domaine du Nozay - Website
Domaine Lucien Crochet - Website
Philippe Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin Reviews -
Provence
Chateau Pradeaux - Website
Chateau Simone - Website
Domaine du Bagnol - Website
Peyrassol - Website
Rhone - Northern Rhone
Bernard Levet - Website
Domaine Guillaume Gilles Reviews -
Domaine Lionnet - Website
Domaine Yves Cuilleron Reviews Website
Etienne Becheras - Website
Xavier Gerard - -
Rhone - Southern Rhone
Chateau Valcombe - Website
Domaine Bois de Boursan Reviews Website
Domaine de Fenouillet - Website
Domaine du Gour de Chaule Reviews Website
Domaine La Manarine - -
Italy
Calabria
Du Cropio - Website
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Gravner - Website
Lazio
Monastero Suore Cistercensi - -
Liguria
Enoteca Bisson - Website
Piedmont
Brovia Reviews Website
Cappellano Reviews -
De Forville - Website
San Fereolo Reviews Website
Piedmont - Alto Piemonte
Castello Conti Reviews Website
Luigi Ferrando Reviews Website
Massimo Clerico - Website
Monsecco - Website
Sicily
Il Censo - -
Tuscany
Montevertine Reviews Website
Podere Le Boncie Reviews Website
Umbria
Paolo Bea Reviews Website
Valle d'Aosta
Ermes Pavese - Website
Grosjean Freres Reviews Website
Spain
Catalunya
Cava Recaredo - Website

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