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Chateau Kefraya Les Coteauxchateau kefraya les coteaux
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Chateau Kefraya Les Coteaux 2012 has a slight hint of oak, fruit and freshness to be appreciated fully after a few years of aging. Born from a unique blend of Syrah, Marselan, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo, Les Coteaux reveals an intense nose of roasted coffee and vanilla. The wine is rich and smooth on the palate, with harmonious spicy notes of black cherry and spices.

Andrew Rich Pinot Noir Prelude 2015Andrew Rich Pinot Noir Prelude 2015
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Andrew Rich’s Prelude is an elegant and complex Pinot Noir with a long finish that becomes a multi-dimensional experience of flavours. Black raspberry, cherry, peppery spices and a suggestion of liquorice on the nose. Silky, broad and open-knit; hints of candied flowers and cola complement plush dark berry and mocha flavours. Brilliant ruby-red. Finishes supple, with a hint of tangy berry skin, leaving notes of allspice and bitter chocolate behind.

proprietary sperino rosa del rosaProprieta Sperino Rosa del Rosa
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This fascinating and structured wine is named after Monte Rosa, the second highest peak in the Alps. It has many of the characteristics of the Nebbiolo grape (85%) with a delicate aroma and also gives the brick orange tinge. Vespolina (15%) offers floral and spicy notes with light and lively taste.

 

 

Chateau Saint-Didier de Parnac Mission de Picpus Cahors Malbec 2016picpus-malbec
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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.

Descendientes de Jose Palacios PetalosDescendientes de Jose Palacios Petalos
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Descendientes de J. Palacios Petalos 2016 is sourced from biodynamically farmed 60-year-old hillside and hilltop vines and is vinified in a fresh, modern style. This medium-bodied wine comes from the Mencia grape, the undervalued hidden jewel of Spanish wines!

alvaro palacios camins del priorat
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Álvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2015: It is an honor to present this Alvaro Palacios entry level D.O. Priorat red wine. Being this an extremely very low yield wineyard, it is recognized as one of the most famed Carignan Grenache blend producers. Normally Priorat wines are very expensive, try this entry level and have the best of Catalonia wines!

Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG 2013
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Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG 2013: This exceptional red wine derives its name from the Renaissance town of Montepulciano, located in the province of Siena. The term “Nobile” seems to originate from the fact that in the past its production was reserved exclusively for aristocratic and noble families of the area. Wine Spectator #11 of 2018 Top 100 

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Domaine Lafage Cotes Catalanes Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes 2015 is a masterpiece. This irresistible Syrah-Grenache blend won 94 points from Robert Parker! 

crasto douro 2016crasto douro 2016
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Quinta Do Crasto Douro Red 2016: This wine from the Portugal well known Douro region is an unoaked blend of four indigenous grapes which results in a very pleasant fresh, fruity, easy-to-drink wine.

Avancia Cuvee de o mencia 2014
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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 Glinavos Ioannina Paleokerisio 2015Domaine Glinavos Ioannina Paleokerisio 2015
$21.99

Domaine Glinavos Ioannina Paleokerisio 2017 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.

Elena Walch Lagrein 2017elena-walch-Lagrein
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Elena Walch Lagrein 2017: This is one of Alto Adige’s leading red wine varieties, filled with character. Aromas of wild berries and violets. A dry, full-bodied wine with nice tannins and a velvety texture.

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Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes Blanc 2017  is a wine of exotic fruit and citrus aromas; subtle yet powerful. Delicate nose with aromas of fruits and citrus, this Sancerre is highlighted by its typicality. This wine is among the Wine Spectator Top 100 wines 2018: #46

Becker Estate Pinot Noir Pfalzbecker-estate-pinot-noir-pfalz-germany-10415618
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Becker Estate Pinot Noir 2013 is a remarkable crisp and elegant light bodied Pinot Noir, very popular in the USA. These german wines have the highest quality and are grown on the steep banks along the rivers in this region of Pfalz in West Germany neighboring Luxembourg. Small vineyards continue to be cared for and picked by hand, due to the difficult nature of mechanization on these hillsides.Limestone soils are perfect to reach the best of mineralities in a remarkable full of depth and elegance, light bodied Pinot Noir. This lovely German high quality wine has a perfect combination of fruit and minerality, grown on the steep banks along the rivers in the of region Pfalz in West Germany, neighboring Luxembourg. 

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Bodegas Borsao Campo de Borja Syrah Zarihs 2015: Very good wine, balanced, with black fruits and a clear structure. This wine is the reference point of Spanish Shiraz due to its high quality.

Campo de Borja is a DO wine zone in Aragon, northern Spain. This extremely arid area is situated just south of the Ebro River and north of La Huecha River, and borders the southern stretches of the Navarra wine region. It is centered on Borja, a small town laden with history, having been founded in 5 BC by the Celtiberians (tribes thought to be of mixed Iberian and Celtic stock).

bokato white
$18.99

Buketo white 2018 is a  white blend from Macedonia Greece made of a blend of 40% Malagousia, 30% Assyrtiko, 30% Sauvignon Blanc that delivers great zest and floral notes with elegant minerality and a hint of toasted almond.

hito tempranillo cepa 21 2017hito tempranillo cepa 21 2017
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Bodegas Cepa 21 Hito Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2017:
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.

La Biancara Bianco Masieri IGT 2016La Biancara Bianco Masieri IGT 2016
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La Biancara Bianco Masieri IGT 2016: La Biancara was born in 1988 by Angiolino Maule and his wife, Rosamaria. Before, they had worked for twelve years as pizza makers, but now they are dedicating themselves to the viticulture, their passion. At the beginning of 80’s, they bought a plot of land, about six hectares, in the hills of Sorio di Gambellara, where they built their house and winery. Both in vineyard and in the cellar,

Nature is the core idea of our personal wine philosophy, which, from the beginning, is always expressed by our production. Our first label was Sassicaia, a white wine which, even now, expresses in the best way our land and vine variety: Garganega. From the beginning, our work and vision is characterized by the constant research of quality and ecological integrity

Tselepos Amalia Brut Rose NVTselepos Amalia Brut Rose NV
$26.99

Tselepos Amalia Brut Rose NV: For the production of the base wine, grapes are harvested at an early stage where they are lightly unripe with a low potential alcoholic strength and high natural acidity.

Traditional method is used with the second fermentation in the bottle.

Tselepos Amalia Brut NVTselepos Amalia Brut NV
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Tselepos Amalia Brut NV: Located in the region of Tegea, Arcadia in the Peloponnese, the estate’s vineyards lie at an altitude of 750 meters and boast sandy clay soil. The vineyards’ yield does not exceed 55 hl/ha. and the region’s microclimate can be characterized as continental with cold winters and warm, dry summers.

This incredible Natural Sparkling Wine is brut due to method of harvesting: the grapes are picked while their sugar are still low. Also favors great quality of this Sparkling the use of grapes harvested early for low potential alcohol in order to create the base wine. Traditional method is used with the second fermentation in the bottle.

Maison Roche de Bellene Bellenos Coteaux Bourguignons Cuvée Rouge 2016Maison Roche de Bellene Bellenos Coteaux Bourguignons Cuvée Rouge 2016
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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.

Maison Roche de Bellene Chardonnay Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes 2017Maison Roche de Bellene Chardonnay Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes 2017
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Maison Roche de Bellene Chardonnay Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes 2017: The name comes from “Belenos,” an ancient Gallic god of sun and beauty. It is the origin of the city name, Beaune, which was called “Belena” in Roman times, and “Bellene” in the Middle Ages.

The focus at Roche de Bellene is on individual terroirs from vieilles vignes (old vines – 40 years or older) that are farmed responsibly. All of the growers are either BIO certified or farming according to the principles of lutte raisonée (sustainable viticulture). This enables the winery to consistently produce the expressive, terroir-driven style. The Maison’s entry-level white Burgundy comes from old-vine parcels in the Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise. The vines have an average age of 48 years and, as with all the wines, harvesting is done by hand. 

follies-touriga-nacional
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Follies Touriga Nacional 2016 has a maroon, deep ruby color, revealing an intense aroma complemented by scents of berry, oak and vanilla. The mouth shows a well balanced body, with supple tannins resulting in an elegant whole.

Tenuta Argentiera Bolgheri Rosso Poggio Al Ginepri 2016Tenuta Argentiera Bolgheri Rosso Poggio Al Ginepri 2016
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Tenuta Argentiera Bolgheri Rosso Poggio Al Ginepri 2016: Poggio ai Ginepri – Bolgheri Doc – is born from the separate vinification of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot grapes extracted with a soft pressing. A beautiful wine with good structure and superior concentration. It has a wide and deep olfactory panorama that opens in a very frank and immediate way. Intense structure, but also beautiful softness and good executive cleanliness.

To date, the 2016 vintage, particularly full-bodied and balanced, should be included among the last great vintages, such as 2010, 2012, and 2015.

“Critical Acclaim
JS92: James Suckling
Lovely brambleberries, underbrush, cedar and dried herbs and licorice. Full body, grippy tannins and a finish with a delicious serving of blue-fruit flavors.

RP91: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
This 40/30/20/10 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot has fine mineral notes and is on the salty side. Fruit is sourced from sites with sandy soils and younger vines. The fruit is beautifully fresh, direct and clean. The 2016 Bolgheri Rosso Poggio ai Ginepri offers fullness and generosity of dark red fruit. Some 200,000 bottles were made.”

Rhous Estate Red 2016Rhous Estate Red 2016
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Rhous Estate Red 2016: A mix of olive and pepper aromas bond with characters such as cherries and cassis. The presence of the barrel is evident with notes of vanilla and toasted bread. On the palate, the tannins are well balanced with the alcohol and the acidity, and the result is a well-structured wine. The aftertaste has a fruity return.

The family owned and operated Rhous Tamiolakis winery is located in the village of Houdetsi, 25 km south of Heraklion and belongs to the viticultural zone of Peza. Rhous is the ancient Greek word for “flow”, the continuous progression of things. The family is committed to the production of wines using indigenous varieties that truly showcase the Cretan Vineyard. This forward thinking and creative approach has resulted in the rescue of many indigenous grapes on the verge of extinction, specifically Vidiano and Moschato Spinas. Today, these varieties are producing exceptional wines and gaining recognition throughout Greece; they are considered by many as the future ambassadors of Cretan wines.

Cafaggio Chianti Classico DOCG Single Estate 2015Cafaggio Chianti Classico DOCG Single Estate 2015
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Cafaggio Chianti Classico DOCG Single Estate 2015: A deliciously concentrated example of Chianti Classico, this has dark ruby colour and rich notes of black cherry, fruitcake and plum on the palate.

The Cafaggio Estate, located in the “Conca d’Oro” (which translates as “The Golden Valley”) of the Chianti Classico subregion has been producing wine since the XVth Century, when the Benedictine monks who owned the land began cultivating grapevines and olives.

Wine Spectator: 92 points, – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 31st Oct 2017

“This is an easy-drinking wine with a softly layered and fleshed out personality. The 2015 Chianti Classico Basilica Cafaggio Single Estate is a well-priced and easily available wine with some 110,000 bottles produced. It consists of 100% Sangiovese made with minimal oak aging. The simplicity presented here is refreshing and bright.”

Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2013Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2013
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Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2013 is silky, with nutty fruit and a hint of bitter chocolate character. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long finish.

The Cafaggio Estate, located in the “Conca d’Oro” (which translates as “The Golden Valley”) of the Chianti Classico subregion has been producing wine since the XVth Century, when the Benedictine monks who owned the land began cultivating grapevines and olives.

There are few regions as picturesque as Italy’s Tuscany. And there are few regions that produce finer wines, either. Tuscany is home to legendary wine regions where the red wine grape Sangiovese is king.

Fattoria le Pupille Poggio Argentato Bianco Toscana IGT 2017Fattoria le Pupille Poggio Argentato Bianco Toscana IGT 2017
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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.

Quinta de Foz de Arouce Tinto 2012Quinta de Foz de Arouce Tinto 2012
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Quinta de Foz de Arouce Tinto 2012 offers good aromatic concentration with notes of red fruits and resin. Smooth tannins. Well balanced with a persistent finish.

Foz de Arouce Tinto is sourced from the schistous alluvial vineyard of Quinta de Foz de Arouce, which has been in the family of Count João Fillipe Osorio since the twelfth century. The wine, which is 85% Baga and 15% Touriga Nacional, is fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak for eight months.

Foz de Arouce has a long history of winemaking that can be linked to the legend of the Arab King Arunce, who built a castle in the region to protect his daughter, his treasures, and, of course, his wine. Today, the fourth Count of Arouce, João Filipe Osorio, lives nearby in his 16th century family home, overseeing one of the most consistently top-rated estates in Portugal – Foz de Arouce.

The estate has a rich history: A Roman road runs through the vineyard, and it was the site of the 1811 Napoleonic Battle of Foz de Arouce. In 1939, a tornado destroyed the pine forest that had covered the land and the family took this opportunity to repopulate the area with vines. Some of the original 70-year-old vines still produce fruit today. The estate is the definition of unique terroir – not another vineyard is to be found in a 50-mile radius.

Inama Carmenere Piu 2015Inama Carmenere Piu 2015
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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.

Marengo Dolcetto d'Alba 2017Marengo Dolcetto d’Alba 2017
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Marengo Dolcetto d’Alba 2017:  Dolcetto d’Alba is a dry red wine noted for its juicy fruit character, low levels of acidity and mild tannins. This medium to full body Dolcetto d’Alba is a great and elegant red wine, typical of the Piedmont mountains. Well balanced and with the personality of La Morra wines.

This estate was established by the Marengo family in 1899. Marco Marengo, the present owner, manages it, very successfully, together with his wife Jenny and his son Stefano, a wine technician.
The vineyard extension is just 6 hectares, but 1.2 hectares are in Le Brunate, a grand cru of La Morra (and one of the greatest crus of the Langhe area) and 1 hectare is in Bricco delle Viole, one of the main crus of the town of Barolo. These two vineyards have belonged to the Marengo family for five generations.
Marco has an extraordinary palate: it was and is quite an experience to taste the wines from the barrels, first in the small and cluttered cellar in the town of La Morra and now in the new cellar that was recently built (the first vintage to be vinified there was 2011).
The philosophy of Marco is to respect what the vineyards give him as much as possible, the work in the vines is more important to him than the work in the cellar.

Vinification and ageing
Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with temperature control, malolactic fermentation and maturing in steel for 10 months.

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Fraga Do Corvo Godello 2016: 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.

 

Vouni Panayia Alina Xynisteri Dry White 2018Vouni Panayia Alina Xynisteri Dry White 2018
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Vouni Panayia Alina Xynisteri Dry White 2018: Clear, straw yellow colour with green reflections. The nose is clean and intense with aromas of citrus, melon, mango and white flowers like jasmine and is fresh and soft in expression with predominating taste of tropical fruits with a clean fruity finish.

From the best terroir of Cypres comes this easy to drink fresh white wine made with the indigenous grape Xynisteri.

Vouni Panayia winery was established in 1987 by Andreas Kyriakides. Now next generation is also in motion with Andreas’ sons, Yiannis, Petros and Pavlos. The family run winery produces wines from indigenous grape varieties, highlighting the exceptional character of the area’s unique terroir. Vouni Panayia wines blend tradition with innovation and experience with knowledge, showcasing select indigenous grape varieties that carry all the distinct characteristics of the region.

Renato Corino BarberaRenato Corino Barbera d’Alba 2016
$19.99

This aromatic Barbera from La Morra offers scents of black cherries, cinnamon, and wet herbs. It is a bright and clean wine, with a fresh acidity reminiscent of ripe raspberries and mandarins. The brief passage in oak creates a slightly softened and balanced texture.

Tselepos Driopi Classic Agiorgitiko Nemea 2016Tselepos Driopi Classic Agiorgitiko Nemea 2016
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Ktima Tselepos Driopi Classic Agiorgitiko Nemea 2016:

Agiorgitiko – An exquisite grape variety prevailing in Nemea vineyards

The viticultural zone of Nemea, one of the largest winemaking regions in Greece, is surrounded by mountain ranges ending in hills and gentle verdant slopes covered in vineyards, where agiorgitiko is the prevailing grape variety. Named after Agios Georgios (St. George), which was the previous name of the region, agiorgitiko is considered to be one of the exquisite indigenous varieties of Greece. Since 1971 with an area covering 2.000 hectares, it has comprised the prominent red zone of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) of the Peloponnesian vineyard. The agiorgitiko variety is referred to as “Hercules’ blood” due to deep ruby red colour of its grapes.

In 2003 wine producer Giannis Tselepos pursuing his dream to expand his wine making activity decides to purchase a vineyard covering an area of 8.5 hectares after a long search throughout the Peloponnesian growth. This 50 year-old vineyard is located at Koutsi, Nemea at an altitude of 380 metres. Nemea is well-known among both wine producers and wine lovers as the perfect location to produce wines of the highest standards with great ageing potential from agiorgitiko grapes. Agiorgitiko produces quality wines with intense colour, rich in polyphenols and with high levels of tannins.

With the establishment of a brand-new, bioclimatic winery within the premises of the Estate, located at the subzone of Koutsi, Nemea; with exceptional Agiorgitiko vineyards (PDO Nemea) stretching over 10 hectares; with the valuable experience and know-how acquired over our long-course in the art of winemaking, creating the multi-awarded wines of Tselepos and Driopi Estate; with knowledge, passion and dreams for even more exquisite wines.

markus-altenburger-blaufrankisch-2015Markus Altenburger Blaufränkisch Vom Kalk 2015
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Markus Altenburger Blaufränkisch Vom Kalk 2015 this Austrian wine offers a fresh red currant and black cherry with an attractive floral character of rose, violet, and lavender.

Markus Altenburger is stoking a building fascination with Leithaberg wines. His vineyards perch at Austria’s far eastern edge, where vast, shallow Lake Neusiedl and the low Leitha mountain range wrangle for influence. His wines express the distinctive climate, limestone and slate soils, and the handful of native and traditional Austrian varieties he has chosen to work with.

In the few years since Markus took over his family’s estate, he’s moved from what he calls “well-behaved wines” to wines that are much closer to nature and bear a far more personal stamp. Working from 30 small plots (all now in the third year of organic conversion) scattered around the historic wine village of Jois, he is focused on blaufränkisch and a narrow range of now-rare native white varieties and old-vine chardonnay.

In addition, he and his wife Bernadette makes a few styles of distinctly Austrian rosé. He thrives on tapping into what he calls “the yin and the yang of Jois” — 800 years of winegrowing counterposed with thoughtful, innovative winemaking.

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Vouni Panayia Maratheftiko Plakota 2018: Crimson red and intriguingly aromatic with and intense nose of black fruit: cherry, raspberry and blackberry with some earthy notes. Juicy and round palate, leading to a persistent and refreshing finish.

Maratheftiko is hard to find and rediscovered ancient grape from Cyprus. It does not have hermaphrodite flowers like most cultivated grape varieties and requires co-planting with other varieties in order to achieve fertilisation and fruit development.

 

Chateau Cap de Faugeres 2015Château Cap de Faugères Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 2015
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The Château Cap de Faugères was created in 1823 in the pretty village of Sainte-Colombe, earning it the appellation Castillon- Cotes de Bordeaux. The vineyard has a fine terroir of limestone and clay slopes, a continuation of that of Saint-Emilion.

Sustainable methods of natural viticulture are used to cultivate the vines. (ISO 14001 environmental certification awarded in 2009). the varieties used are 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

The vinification is made by vatting by gravity flow, cold prefermentary maceration, 30 temperature-controlled stainless-steel conical vats and 6 wooden vats, slow vatting over a period of 30 days

Robert Parker, the wine critic and Bordeaux expert has called this wine “One of my favorite Cotes de Castillons” For this vintage James Suckling gave it 93 points and said: “Refined and very pretty with blue fruit and dried berry. Full and tight. Cool fruit.”

Eladio Pineiro Albarino Tete de Cuvee Envidia Cochina 2017Eladio Pineiro Albarino Tete de Cuvee Envidia Cochina 2017
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Eladio Pineiro Albarino Tete de Cuvee Envidia Cochina 2017 is very elegant, with feelings of fruit in syrup and balsamic from aging on lees with hints of aniseed, fennel; has excellent acidity, fat, fresh, tasty and persistent. Long aftertaste with mineral tones and fresh acidity

This Albarino from Galicia is loved for its high acidity, refreshing citrus flavors, dry taste, and subtle saltiness. For seafood lovers, Albariño is a fantastic choice for pairing with exquisite dishes like ceviche, fish tacos, seafood pasta, and shrimp.

 

Herve Villemade Vin De France Gamay 2017Herve Villemade Vin De France Gamay 2017
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Herve Villemade Vin De France Gamay 2017:

Alluring aromas of plum, violets, and spice invite you to take a sip and then another, and another. Expect to smell fresh cut violets, iris and peony flowers wrapped in cherry and raspberry with subtle background notes of potting soil.

Hervé Villemade has been working his family’s vines in Cellettes since taking over from his father in 1995. Today, the estate represents about 22 hectares of organically farmed fruit within the Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny AOCs, along with a négociant license to supplement production with local grapes.

Biblio Chora AretiBiblio Chora Areti
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Ktima Biblia Chora Areti White 2017 is produced from the Assyrtiko varietal cultivated on the Biblia Chora estate, near Ambelia, where the soil is limestone and clay.

On the nose-bright citrus notes (lemon/lime) with touch of white flowers and saline quality. On the palate-high tone acidity, evident stony minerality with concentrated citrus and red orchard fruit, a dry, crisp wine that shows depth and a long complex finish. Potential for ageing is 10 years.

Teso La Monja Romanico 2016Teso La Monja Romanico 2016
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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.

El Enemigo Chardonnay Mendoza 16El Enemigo Chardonnay Mendoza 16
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El Enemigo Chardonnay Mendoza 16 has gold-green opaque color. On the nose it offers floral and vegetable notes, which assert their wild side, albeit delicately. Aged in French oak, this wine is toasty, spicy and salty; refreshing with some honeyed notes. #1 of “100 Best Wines Under $30” (2018) .

Botromagno Primitivo 2017Botromagno Primitivo 2017
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Botromagno Primitivo 2017 is Luminous, deep ruby red wine, a 100% Primitivo, one of Puglia’s most noble and ancient grape varieties. Benedictine monks first imported it into the area in the early 19th century, probably from Croatia. The palate is elegant, intense with soft natural tannins (no oak). The alcohol content is distinct but not overpowering.

Cottanera Etna Barbazzale Rosso 2016Cottanera Etna Barbazzale Rosso 2016
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Cottanera Etna Barbazzale Rosso 2016: “Our wines are the offspring of a mountain and wild environment and inherit their explosive minerality from the volcano. Working in the vineyard and in the cellar makes them refined and elegant, of great balance.”

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosato 2018Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosato 2018
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Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosato 2018 is a very interesting Rose from a volcanic terroir in the island of Sicily, Italy. Grown from organic grapes Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio varietals, this is a great fresh wine for the summertime but also a serous pairing for a large variety of delicious seafood, fishes and many other entrees.Goes especially well with eggplant and meatballs.

Brick House Gamay Noir Willamette Valley 2015Brick House Gamay Noir Willamette Valley 2015
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Brick House Gamay Noir Willamette Valley has found many friends since first released in 1995. Bright, floral and often laced with hind of anise or licorice, try this great french grape variety grown in Oregon, grown in a very similar terroir as the original Beaujolais Region.

Mastroberardino Lacrimarosa 2018Mastroberardino Lacrimarosa 2018
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Mastroberardino Lacrimarosa 2018: The name Lacrimarosa (translated pink tear) comes from the method of gently pressing the grapes in order to give the wine a slight pink color and a beautiful range of aromas and flavors. Made from 100% Aglianico grapes, this wine is vinified and then aged in stainless steel tanks. On the palate it is smooth, round, juicy and fruity. This is a complex wine that matches wonderfully with antipasti, risotto, pasta dishes with grilled vegetables.

Domaine Paul Blanck Riesling Furstentum Grand Cru Alsace 2015Domaine Paul Blanck Riesling Furstentum Grand Cru Alsace 2015blanck_1
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Domaine Paul Blanck Riesling Furstentum Grand Cru Alsace 2015: The Paul Blanck estate traces its history in Alsace back to the 17th Century, where they produce a stunning and diverse lineup of wines from enviable parcels in the Haut-Rhin district of Alsace. Located in the village of Kientzheim, Domaine Paul Blanck produces wines that are balanced, terroir-expressive, and versatile. Owners Frédéric and Philippe Blanck farm their vines without the use of chemicals, seeking to gain the clearest possible expression of vineyard character.

Alois Lageder Conus Lagrein Riserva 2014Alois-LagederConusLagreinRiserva2014
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Alois Lageder Conus Lagrein Riserva 2014 is a typical Lagrein red wine with most of the good qualities of this varietal grape grown in the most interesting terroir at the south of the Tirol. A 100% Alto Adige Reserve from an excellent year 2014.