Castiglione Falletto

A Connoisseur's Cellar, Part 9: Italian Wines

We've exceeded our estimate of 8 parts for this cellar - rejoice!

 

An Important Note:

These wines are in professional-quality wine storage, and we’ve just spent 3 days there inspecting every bottle in the cellar. Because of the large volume of wines they are not available for quick delivery - we can’t bring them back to the store at one time, but we expect to take them in here over the next couple of weeks. Please inquire if you have any questions about this.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $139.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $179.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $389.99

Gea, Fabbio 2009 Barbaresco Notu Seguiva le Gocce d'Acqua

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

Gea, Fabbio 2011 Barbaresco Notu Seguiva le Gocce d'Acqua

Barbaresco: “Notu” was Fabio’s grandfather, and the name of the wine means “Notu followed the drops of water.” Although it may not be intended, the reference to water makes sense when you taste the wine, which has a kind of crystalline freshness and clarity that reminds one of spring water. Fabio writes: “48 months fining barrel (the wood Fabio use are not really “toasted,” but vaporized with specific volcanic hot rocks (no any creation of toxic elements after this treatment) and after unique mass for 6 months in porcelain jars (Fabio is the designer and the ceramist of his own porcelain jars; very probably the first one winemaker in the world that uses “no breathing ceramics” for winemaking).  1175 bottles made.”The 2011 is an edgy, dynamic wine, showing ripe fruit balanced by great lift and transparency. It stands out in the vintage, and it’s exciting to drink.  Jamie Wolff


This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $98.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $324.99

Les Granges 2011 Valle d'Aosta Fumin

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $749.99

Mascarello, Bartolo 2009 Barolo

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $134.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $379.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $174.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $179.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $129.99

Praesidium 2001 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

Quintarelli 2002 Valpolicella Rosso del Bepi

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $169.99

Quintarelli 2003 Passito Bianco del Veneto Amabile del Cere .375 L

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $179.99

Quintarelli 2004 IGT Veneto Rosso Ca' del Merlo

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $169.99

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  • 10 in stock
  • $46.99

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  • 11 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $164.99

Vino di Anna 2014 Bianco Sicilia (Etna)

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $44.99

Vino di Anna 2014 Vino Rosso (Etna) Qvevri Don Alfio

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $159.99

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  • $149.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $149.99

Bea, Paolo 2007 Umbria IGT Arboreus Bianco

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $54.99

Bea, Paolo 2007 Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $59.99

Bea, Paolo 2008 Umbria IGT Arboreus Bianco

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $54.99

Bea, Paolo 2010 Umbria Santa Chiara Bianco

As a blend that includes Italian varietals (Garganega, Grechetto, and Malvasia) along with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, this isn't the kind of wine that we usually fall in love with, but the Bea's make brilliant and irresistable wines. This one sees extended fermentation with the grape skins, and so the wine has a deep and rich color; unlike some other 'orange' wines, the Santa Chiara retains some elegance and finesse, along with deep and complex flavors. From organic fruit; completely natural, with no sulfur or other additives, and no fining or filtration. It will be a great match for the diverse Thanksgiving menu.

 

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  • $44.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $179.99

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  • $159.99

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  • $349.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $349.99

Conterno, Giacomo 2011 Barbera d'Alba Cascina Francia 1.5 L

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $159.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $139.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $89.99

Fiorano - Boncompagni Ludovisi 1988 Vino da Tavola Principe di Venosa (Malvasia)

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $119.99

Fiorano - Boncompagni Ludovisi 1992 Vino da Tavola Principe di Venosa (Semillon)

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $119.99

Fiorano - Boncompagni Ludovisi 1993 Vino da Tavola Principe di Venosa (Semillon)

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $289.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $224.99

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  • $74.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $74.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $34.99

Gea, Fabbio 2014 Langhe Frizzante Favolasca

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th.

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  • 0 in stock
  • $36.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $899.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $199.99

Gravner 1998 Venezia Guilia IGT Breg

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after Labor Day.

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  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $99.99

Gravner 2000 Venezia Giulia IGT Rosso

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $79.99

Gravner 2001 Collio Pinot Grigio Anfora

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $39.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $199.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $109.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $219.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $199.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $179.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $549.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $179.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $119.99

Massa Vecchia 2011 Maremma IGT La Querciola

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $54.99

Massa Vecchia 2012 Maremma IGT Bianco

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $44.99

Massa Vecchia 2013 Maremma IGT Ariento Vermentino

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $44.99

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  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $44.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $34.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $34.99

Occhipinti 2011 IGT Sicilia Frappato

This is Arianna’s cult wine, and it’s not hard to see why.  Arianna’s Frappato is the kind of wine that just disappears when you open it, meaning it's incredibly drinkable.  In fact, make that gulp-able.  The secret is definitely out, and we don’t get nearly as much as used to.  It’s also worth noting that the price has gone up, but there still isn’t another wine quite like it.  Frappato from Arianna is like crushed fresh red fruit exploding with freshness.  Serve chilled and be prepared for the bottle to disappear a lot sooner than you’d expect.  JR


This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th.

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  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $44.99

Occhipinti 2015 IGT Sicilia SP 68 Bianco

Since releasing her first vintage at the age of 24 in 2006, Arianna Occhipinti has been a champion of Sicilian viticulture – through organic practices, cooperative work with other winemakers, and raising the profile of her island’s indigenous grapes. The SP68 Bianco is a bright, easy blend of 60% Zibbibo (or Muscat de Alessandria) and 40% Albanello meant for everyday drinking – SP68 is the name of the road that runs along her parents’ farm. After 15 days of skin contact, fermentation with native yeasts, and bottling with filtration, however, this offers complexity far beyond that of most weekday whites! The nose is lively and floral, leading into a clean palate of stone fruits with glimmers of sage. I couldn’t stop thinking of a seafood pairing when we tasted it – fish tacos drizzled with lime crema or a grilled sea bass topped with mango-peach salsa. 

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  • 0 in stock
  • $31.99

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  • $68.99

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  • $119.99

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  • $99.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $89.99

Quintarelli 2003 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $299.99

Quintarelli 2009 IGT Veneto Primofiore

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $59.99

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  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $49.99

Radikon 2008 Friulia Venezia Oslavje 500ml

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 0 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 0 in stock
  • $249.99

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Scarpa 1999 Freisa la Selva di Moirano

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • 0 in stock
  • $39.99

Scarpa 1999 Barbaresco Tettineive

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • 0 in stock
  • $89.99

Stella di Campalto 2008 Brunello di Montalcino

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

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  • $84.99

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Vino di Anna 2015 Vino da Tavola Palmento (Etna)

A luminous, almost ethereal blend of indigenous Sicilian varieties from the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna.  Palmento is the term for the traditional wine cellars of the region, with stone troughs for crushing grapes by foot. Winemakers Anna Martens and Eric Narioo honor the old methods with a blend of organically farmed Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, and Alicante as well as the native white grapes of the island Minella, Catarratto, and Insolia. Everything is crushed by foot from old bush vines with no fining or filtration and minimal sulfur at bottling. The result is a rush of pure, vibrant fruit as soon as you pop the cork: raspberries, cranberries, hints of juicy meyer lemon tumble into a bracing snap of acidity. A whiff of tannin reminds you (just barely) that this is still a red wine. It is also a fabulous solution to the "red wine with fish?" conundrum, especially with bolder, oily fish like mackerel or sardines. Grill up a few to enjoy with a baguette and a simple salad alongside a lightly chilled bottle the next time you're stumped for a seafood  pairing with red-only drinkers, and raise a toast to Captain Alex! Karina Mackow


This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th.

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  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur