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Chateau Saint-Didier de Parnac Mission de Picpus Cahors Malbec 2016: Imagine a very famous french wine Merchant in Bordeux discovering great Malbecs in Mendoza Argentina, that inspired him and his partner to dedicate a whole vineyard to grow a fabulous wine in the limestone terroir of the slopes of Saint Didier Parnac with a gradient as an impressive 20 to 30%, in Cahors, the original home of Malbecs.
La Morandina Moscato d’Asti 2017 is a stunning frizzante (semi-sparkling) wine, considered a dessert wine but also great with Asian cuisine and cheeses. Fun, festive and full of sweet flavor, this is a white wine sparkler that can start a party, make a brunch or wrap its vino versatility around your favorite confections.
Bodegas Cepa 21 Hito Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2018: The word “HITO” means stone post, any element which serves to indicate the direction or distance on the roads as serving to delimit boundaries of the land.
Cepa 21 Hito was born as a young wine to complete the range of sophisticated red wines of a modern and innovative winery. Made with the youngest vineyards in the winery, grafted with Tinto Fino clones of the most emblematic vineyards of Bodegas Emilio Moro.
Fattoria le Pupille Poggio Argentato Bianco Toscana IGT 2017 is a Traminer and Sauvignon Blanc cuvee, adapted to the micro-climate of Maremma. Poggio Argentato presents itself like a white with a French tone, with a very feminine style, capable, with its pleasantness, of combining the sun of Maremma and the elegance of the great northern wines.
History: They have always been called Le Pupille, the pupils, those two farmhouses on the peak of two hills, turning their back to the medieval village Pereta. For long years there were no vineyards in the area, but cork oaks, wheat, mediterranean woods, the most classical scenery of a Maremma landscape of former days. In those times there was no recognized dignity of Maremma as a territory with great viticultural potentials and Morellino Di Scansano was a pleasant wine which surely did not aspire to compare itself with great Italian denominations. However, everything changed at Le Pupille thanks to the enthusiasm and intuition of Elisabetta Geppetti, a young student at the time, who had foreseen great productive potential in the countryside she loved, where she spent her summer holidays in her family’s house. Today Fattoria Le Pupille means 75 hectares of vineyards, over 500,000 bottles made every year, the presence in the markets of four continents and an undisputed role as Ambassador of Maremma.
Teso La Monja Romanico 2016: Tinta de Toro is a Spanish grape variety grown in the region of Toro. Its origins date back to Romans times around 2nd century B.C.
After the plague of phylloxera in the 19th century Tinta de Toro managed to survive this disease and many vines in the region are old vines over 200 years old.
As a curiosity, the wine made of Tinta de Toro was the drink chosen for Christopher Columbus’ trip to America. Fray Diego de Deza, original from Toro and private confessor of Elizabeth the Queen (Isabel la Catolica), knew about the properties of this wine (strong alcoholic content and a great capacity for lasting) and chose it for the trip of Columbus to the “Indies”.
In fact, due to the great amount of red wine, one of the ships was named“La Pinta”, because the cellars of the ship were full of this red wine.
Romanico by Teso La Monja is expressive, direct, and accessible, while still representing the varietal character of Tinta de Toro and the unique terroir of D.O. Toro. Well received by wine critics with 93 points by James Suckling as well as 90 points by Jeff Dunnuck and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Inama Carmenere Piu 2015: A new wine with a great personality. Inama is the first estate to create an important project with the Carmenere in the Colli Berici area and to give an identity to this variety with a new DOC: Colli Berici.
Carmenere is a variety that is often considered unique to Chile. However, few people know that Carmenere has been widely planted in Italy for a long time, and that in 2009 the DOC Carmenere Colli Berici (in the province of Vicenza) was recognized. It is in fact in the beautiful hills of this region that the Carmenere grape variety has found the ideal place in which to reach full ripeness.
It’s a vine that originated on the Dalmation Coast and spread throughout the Roman Empire in ancient times. This variety was grown especially in the Bordeaux region, and was long used in the typical blends of the area. However, due to its low productivity and difficulty of reaching full maturity (especially in an Atlantic climate like that of Bordeaux), Carmenere was not replanted after the phylloxera epidemic that struck Europe around the middle of the nineteenth century. This grape was considered extinct for a long time, until, only in 1994, DNA testing confirmed the opposite. It was discovered that Carmenere had traveled across the world, hiding in history. To the great surprise of scholars and growers, this vine was found widespread in Chile (where it had been confused with Merlot) and in the north-eastern regions of Italy.
About the label: This label was designed by Michela Coltro, an artist from San Bonifacio. The intention is to describe this wine, produced since 2005, at the beginning of Inama’s Carmenere project, as something young and lively, yet still classic and respectful of the style used for all the other labels. The idea was to design a cherub holding a cornucopia of fruit (classic figure) from which a bunch of red grapes comes out: Our Carmenere.
When it was formed, D.O. Priorat ignored twelve villages that belonged to the historic Priorat region and Cataluña. These twelve towns now form D.O. Montsant, a region tied to Cataluña’s culture and history. All of the vineyards are controlled completely distinctly and individually, in order to take advantage of the characteristics that the different terrains contribute to the Garnacha and other grapes. Similarly, the wine is vinified in separate, distinct lots separated by the zones that the grapes are sourced from. This extracts the different qualities of each soil – the fruit forward nature of the fruit sourced from the sandy soils, the complexity and concentration of licorella, and the structure of the limestone soils. The best lots of each vinification are blended after in order to obtain this unique wine, which demonstrates the range of qualities of the terroir of Montsant.
“Bright and youthfully energetic on the palate, offering intense raspberry preserve, floral pastille and spicecake flavors that show seamless texture and a hint of smoky minerality. An impressively long, focused finish features rounded tannins.”Josh Raynolds, Vinous – 91 points
Avancia Cuvee de O Mencia 2015: Coming from Galician soil known for its gold mines in Roman times to slate mining today, you can expect a wine that is very much a representative of the Mencia grape with vegetal characters, berry nuances and stony minerality. If you love Pinot Noir and other aromatic reds, then Mencía is something worth trying!
Domaine Lafage Nicolas Grenache Noir vieilles vignes 2018: Domaine Lafage has been a favorite vineyard for the lovers of Vin de Pays from old vines wines. With a superb terroir, this Grenache Noir wine is a sure pleaser, light but full of flavors and accomplishing great personality.
Fraga Do Corvo Godello 2018: From the Spanish region of Monterrei in Galicia comes this impressive jewel, a very elegant and aromatic white wine with a delicate allusion to the flavors of lemon, pear and orange blossom complemented by its refreshing acidity. Nowadays, the white grape variety Godello is one of the most favorite in Spain, which was almost lost after the ravages of phylloxera.
This outperforming Marques de Legarda Crianza 2015 is made by Bodegas de la Real Divisa, founded in 1367 and one of the oldest winemakers in Rioja. The name comes from the owner’s family’s ancestor Marques de Legarda. Deep Ruby red, medium high intensity. On the nose we find bright and pure red berry fruit sustained by rich aromatics and fragrance. On the palate it is lively and generous and well balanced. Fruit and spices linger into the finish.
Mastroberardino Novaserra Greco di Tufo 2018: The Mastroberardino family has rescued and relaunched the ancient Greco di Tufo vine, which was near extinction. This white wine offers an interesting experience due to the volcanic terroir, and high altitude vineyards.
Maison Roche de Bellene Bellenos Coteaux Bourguignons Cuvée Rouge 2016: Named for the ancient Celtic god of the sun, Bellenos (pronounced buh-len-os) wines are the ideal introduction to Burgundy. Bright, charming, affordably priced and ready to drink, they are the delicious “yes” that answers the eternal question: “Can’t we drink Burgundy every day?”.
Produced by Nicolas Potel, the Bellenos wines are the result of the cool and sunny climate of Burgundy, of its terroir and its traditional grape varieties. The Bellenos Cuvée Rouge is primarily from the Beaujolais area in the south of Burgundy, where fruity, mineral-inflected Gamay Noir is grown on granite soils. It is blended with finely structured Pinot Noir from the Côte d’Or in northern Burgundy. The result is a fresh, fruit-forward “Vin de Plaisir” — a deliciously expressive wine for everyday enjoyment.
Belstar Prosecco Brut (NV): The elegant flavor and fruity, floral bouquet are the essence of Bel Star Prosecco, echoing the beauty of being immersed in the mellow Venetian hills, an unparalleled taste, an original experience and above all, a unique “Belstar.
Meridio Arundo Terre Siciliane IGT 2014: Arundo is a red full of Alicante Bouchet grapes blended with Nero d’avola and Frappato. A natural wine with aromatic complexity and a unique persistence. Definitively, all these indigenous grapes play an important role to secure a great flavor adventure.
Domaine Glinavos Ioannina Paleokerisio 2018 is innovative and at the same time a traditional wine with a characteristic orange colour.
A unique in its kind orange, semi-sparkling and semi-dry wine, which impresses with its distinctive and totally traditional vinification. It is produced from the indigenous white wine grape variety Debina with the addition of a small percentage of the red variety Vlahiko. It is a special type of wine, which revives the well-known traditional semi-sparkling wine of Ioannina, produced in the past by the locals. The little natural carbonate reveals the richness of flavours and aromas with a sweetness that blends in with all the other elements.
Domaine Glinavos Ioannina Paleokerisio has a characteristic orange colour which resembles that of honey, tea or a cognac colour. It is rich, refreshing and well – balanced with main aromas of apple, butter flavour with a mild oxidation, as well as aromas of cinnamon and a hint of vanilla. Aftertaste reminiscent of sweet cherry and refreshing bubbles that highlight the complexity of aromas in every sip.
Reinisch St. Laurent 2015: Sankt Laurent is a highly aromatic Austrian native grape that is believed to be the offspring of Pinot Noir and an unknown second parent. Reinisch is nestled amongst the vineyards near the village of Tattendorf, on the western edge of the great Pannonian Plain 30 miles from Vienna. It’s well known among the country’s most prominent winegrowing centers.
Argiolas S’elegas Nuragus di Cagliari 2017: The origin of this white wine grape variety is said to have entertained a story. This grape variety is considered to have been brought to the region of Sardinia by the Phoenicians very early in the 12th century BC.
Bodegas Borsao Campo de Borja Garnacha Tres Picos 2017: Borsao Tres Picos is the flagship of the winery. The best Garnacha of the Campo de Borja area. It was the first “100% Garnacha” wine produced in Spain back in 2000
Mas Fi Cava Brut NV: Mas Fi Brut Cava is an elegant and balanced sparkling wine. Undergoing second fermentation in this bottle, it is aged for 10 months providing its fine bubbles and complex and structured palate. There are notes of white flowers and citrus on the nose, with fresh stone fruits and pleasant creamy flavors in the mouth
Senda Negra Almansa Garnacha Tintorera Crianza Old Vines Cepas Viejas 2015: “Senda Negra” takes its name from the unpaved road between the vineyard and winery. This red wine is a Crianza made of Garnacha tintorera, a full-bodied, Dark Red, powerful, spirituous aromas with ripe fruit, sweet spices, red berries, toasted balsamic with smoky marked ends of toasted vanilla.
Domaine Tselepos Classic Mantinia Moschofilero 2018: A pleasantly aromatic dry white wine from the mountainous region of Mantinia in southern Greece. Elegant and youthful, with fruity aromas and flavors, this a wine made entirely from the indigenous grape variety Moschofilero, cultivated in the area for over 3,000 years.
Sierra del Mar Chardonnay Central Coast 2018: Very floral aromas with rose petal and jasmine notes followed by melon and mango. On the palate has a dry entry with lemon and key lime citrus which expands into lychee and melon. Its finish displays a light scent of cloves.
Louis Boillot Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes 2017: This light red wine is from two of Burgundy’s most gifted winemakers together-working and tasting side by side-with the alchemy you’d expect, using no chemical fertilizers or weed killers, and meticulously pruning for balanced yields.
Cooper Mountain Vineyards Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2018: Our story with chardonnay begins many many moons ago with the volcanic soils that cover the hillsides and mountains of our valley. Fresh cool fruit of apple skins and mineral combine with zestful acid.
Clos Henri Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc 2018: Very fresh New Zealander white wine; fruity citrus, pineapple, minerals Great wine for enjoying a late afternoon drink, or to accompany a light meal. From the well known Sancerre Genius: Henri Bourgeois.
Follies Bairrada Touriga Nacional Cabernet Sauvignon 2014: The Follies range of wines is named after monuments and shrines in the region of the Quinta da Aguieira. This wine, a rich blend of 70% Touriga Nacional with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon is dark, concentrated and ripe with black currant and berry fruits.
Marcel Lapierre Raisins Gaulois 2019: This Cuvee made from our young Gamay is an explosion of fresh, sweet, fruit. Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives, and technology.
Château Roland La Garde Blaye – Côtes de Bordeaux 2016: The Cuvée Tradition has a deep and brilliant ruby color. It is a wine with finesse and harmony, good balance, and a tannic structure that highlights the aromas of red fruits.