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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.
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: 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
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.”
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2015: If you want fruit-forward, ripe, red wine for a good price, look no further than Puglia. This original 100% Negroamaro will be a sure pleaser whenever you are looking for a full bodied red! Pure flavor from Puglia, widely recognized as a classic.
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.
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.
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.
Le Contesse Single Fermentation Pinot Noir Rose Brut NV This pleasant sparkling rose wine has been much appreciated by those who want to offer an original, fresh and low-cost alternative to other aperitifs at their parties. Your friends will praise it for its easiness and elegance.
Tami Nero d’Avola 2017: Farmed organically, fermented naturally, macerated for one week and aged six months in stainless steel. In the 1980s, a new generation of wine producers sought to prove that Sicily could make great dry wines. As happened elsewhere in Italy, they first focused on international varieties like cabernet sauvignon, merlot and chardonnay. As those wines drew attention, they then looked to Sicily’s myriad indigenous grapes. 100% Nero d’Avola.
Tami Frappato Terre Siciliane 2017 : 100% Frappato. From organically farmed, hand-harvested vines on a flat, sandy site in the DOC of Vittoria, Italy. The grapes are destemmed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in large concrete and steel tanks. Another masterpiece of Arianna Occhipinti.
Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Bianco 2017 is a white wine capable of expressing the richness and personality of Sicily. It is made from indigenous grapes macerated on the skins and expresses aromas of fruit, citrus, aromatic and balsamic herbs and an expressive, traditional and direct taste.
An affable organic red wine from Tuscany, with a young energy. Light in the body, with hints of soft but thick and fleshy berries. Distinguishing notes of pepper, black cherry, and thyme. It is a firm and very balanced wine. Once poured, it reveals all its fruity and seductive character. It is produced from Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo and Montepulciano and it expresses a fragrant fruity bouquet and a smooth, fresh and pleasantly tannic taste.
Bright and golden yellow with green tints. Aromatic with very fresh flavors, apples and peaches. A well defined, elegant, taste, light medium bodied with a very fresh and delicious end that is sustained. This wine can be stored at average temperatures below 65 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 2 to 4 years.
This Cantina PRA Soave Classico Otto 2017 is 100% Garganega wine from volcanic soil in the Soave region. It’s incredibly well balanced, crisp and refreshing. Coming from 60-year-old vines, its a very elegant wine with notes of pear, citrus and minerality in a long finish. It’s also well recognised as it has been named one of the best wines by Wine Spectator magazine in 2018.
This Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2017 is an excellent varietal wine from the Italian Alps of the Dolomiti mountain range. Bring it to a party as it will pair fine with cheeses and appetizer or just as an aperitif. It’s a people pleaser that has earned to be in the Wine Spectator list as #67 of Top 100 wines of 2018.
Librandi Val di Neto White Critone 2017 is a crisp and refreshing Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc blend from grapes at 240 feet over the sea level in Calabria Italy. This boutique wine from Librandi is gaining quite a following as it was selected by Wine Spectator as one of 12 bargain wines of Italy and # 81 Wine Spectator 2018 Top 100 wines.
Tiamo Prosecco Organico NV: The name Tiamo translates from the Italian “I love you” and it is precisely this Prosecco a sparkling wine with the typical characteristics of the Glera grape grown organically in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy. Cultivated on the hillside, releases a flavor between pears and apples, with slow bubbles that make the Friuli region famous.
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.
Renato Corino Barolo DOCG 2012 The creative genius behind this Barolo is the Italian viticulturist Renato Corino. His reputation is displayed in his wines receiving the best qualifications of the industry. He applies all the techniques of organic care and the result is certainly outstanding: the unique vineyard Barbera Vigna Pozzo joins the half-dozen world-class wines produced by this varietal. A wine of impressive concentration, color and length, shows a phenomenal complexity of flavors and aromas.
Voliero Brunello di Montalcino 2012 The famous enologist Andrea Cortonesi is very well represented by this Brunello, with a very nice grade by Robert Parker and the prime terroir of Uccelliera in Montalcino. Great Sangiovese varietal wine for the connoisseur and collectionists.
Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso 2017: Made from native grape Piedirosso cultivated in volcanic soil near Mt. Vesuvius, this savory wine opens with berry and spice aromas. The palate delivers rich flavors of juicy cherry, raspberry and black pepper along with supple tannins and fresh acidity.
Elena Walch Müller Thurgau Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2017: A very drinkable aperitif wine and an uncomplicated companion for light dishes like seafood and flavorsome first courses.
Monchiero Nebbiolo d’Alba 2014: This incredible Nebbiolo remains in oak barrels for a year, which gives it it’s excellent texture and it’s dry, harmonious taste with highly balanced tannins. Its aromas convey a hint of brushwood; it is a preferred accompaniment to full-bodied pasta and game dishes.
Carefully aged in oak barels and finely structured, Suelzu Cannonau Du Sardegna 2015 is a harmonious but complex balance of rich aromas of fruit, including blackberries and prunes, and spicy notes. This cannonau (also known as Grenache or Garnacha) presents itself with ruby red joined with a defined texture and a large series of arcs in the glass.
This Kerner from Alto Adige in Italy comes from one of the oldest active vineyards in the world: The abbey of Novacella founded around 1142. The soil and altitude is perfect for Kerner, an almost forgotten aromatic grape variety that is a crossing between Trollinger and Riesling and named after Justinus Kerner, a german poet known for his poetry on wine (He once wrote a poem entitled Wohlauf, noch getrunken which translates as “Arise, still drunk”!)
Historically renowned, Grillo used to be the basis of Marsala wines; it is a great discovery in recent years after being long forgotten. It is grown and harvested in the hills in early season. This fresh and certified organic wine brings great tropical aromas, aromatic, and earthiness of Sicily. You will find the winemaker’s portrait smiling at you on top of the bottle.
Pakravan Papi Cancellaia 2011: This Supertuscan comes from the lower Cecina Valley, now famous for the quality of its Cabarnets. It brings more strength and complexity than in its country of origin, though it retains the aromatic freshness typical of the Cabernets in Bordeaux.