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Camparo 2014 Nebbiolo d'Alba

I'm a huge fan of Nebbioolo d'Alba that is actually designed to be drunk young. This is a fantastic example of this style of wine. A ruby robe dusted with a fringe of rust, this wine has the lean jagged intensity of young Nebbiolo, but weds this to a fine, ripe fruit character. Raspberries, a hint of cherry, with some red fruit character and a refined character of freshly paved blacktop. Surprisingly full-bodied and lush, though with powerful tannins, the palate feels rich and unctuous, though it still has fantastic acidity. This is a great wine for people who want to know more about Nebbiolo's varietal character but don't want to break the bank. Enjoy with n'duja, deeply flavored red sauces, french onion soup, or hanger steak. Andrew Farquhar

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Clerico, Francesco 2015 Nebbiolo d'Alba

Feeling in Fall fettle. That chill to the air and early sunset has me dreaming of (and cooking) risotto with roasted Kuri squash, wild mushrooms, and a bit of sage. Kinda calls for Nebbiolo. And to catch up with the latest in Piemonte, time to reacquaint myself with the beautiful and classically-styled wines of Francesco Clerico. This organic(!) grower in Monforte d’Alba makes wines which harken back to an era before rotofermenters, French oak, and ego. Think soulful—the Impressions or the Four Tops—but without the overt polish of Smokey Robinson. Aromatically waves of dried roses, cherry pit, and violet give way to earthier notes of maduro tobacco, iron, and a faint hint of anise. The spirited, mid-weight palate checks off all the Nebbiolo boxes: rosesroadtarvioletssaddleleather with a savory/salty, nearly iodine finish that ends with enough lifted acidity to cleanse the palate and beg for another sip. A nifty pairing with the risotto, probably better still with a moderate portion of tajarin festooned with an intemperate amount of shaved truffle. This is a wonderful Langhe Nebbiolo that dodges the sometimes overwrought character of the 2015 vintage and offers perhaps more rusticity than flair, but ultimately satisfies with its forthright character and sheer deliciousness. John McIlwain

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Fletcher, David 2016 Barbaresco Recta Pete

2016 Recta Pete is a gorgeous wine – finely detailed, subtle, balanced – it has a long future but is quite irresistible now. Jamie Wolff

Dave Fletcher writes: “50% of the vineyards I work with are certified organic and the other half is under conversion. As a day job I work for one of the biggest Biodynamic producers in Barolo and Barbaresco. I believe 100% in these techniques for my own grape production and strive for better health and lower impact for the vines and their surroundings. Not wanting to contribute to an ever increasing mono-culture in the Langhe, I offset the land used for my grape production with ownership of the equivalent area in Forest, swamp and grasslands rich in biodiversity.”

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Negri, Giulia 2013 Barolo Serradenari

The Barolo Serradenari is a very focused wine with greater density and complexity when tasted next to the Tartufaia. Forgive me (again) but a line of my tasting note (made in the cellar at Negri last May) reads: “Very Burgundian…”, which was intended to express the highest compliment along the lines of iron-fist-in-velvet-glove: this is a subtle, elegant wine that only shows its depth and power as it evolves on the palate. Exciting stuff, and expressive of Negri’s very promising future. Jamie Wolff

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Negri, Giulia 2013 Barolo Tartufaia

Tartufaia is a blend of Brunate (the La Morra section) and Serradenari, from vines in lighter, sandier soils. The 2013 is medium-bodied, intense and complex, at first very savory, then a lovely streak of lifted dark cherry fruit follows – the finish is long and very elegant. Fine wine! Jamie Wolff

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Rinaldi, Giuseppe 2013 Barolo Tre Tine

Allowing for the fact that wine is a very subjective experience, I like to think that I call it as I see it. So I believe I’d know if it was a disaster, but otherwise I’m irrational and unreliable on the subject of G. Rinaldi. When I’m there, I wander around in a kind of stupor of infatuation with the wines. My penetrating notes (for 2013 Tre Tine, for example) say things like “super-great” [full stop]. I suppose if I have to have a wine crush, it might as well be on one of the best wineries in the world. Jamie WolffPS: Please don’t shoot the messenger. We don’t make the prices (neither, so far as I can tell, do the Rinaldis, because the wines leave the cellar at very reasonable prices). We’re well into the world of luxury goods here, and all I can do is sigh and make puppy dog eyes at the bottles while they’re in the shop. I do think it’s an objective fact that these are great wines and even if it’s a gratuitous comparison, they are the superior of many far more expensive wines.

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Roagna 1982 Vino da Tavola Crichet Paje

Crichet Paje comes from some very old vines in the Paje vineyard. Luca Roagna explains that for years  "because of the complications of local regulation we had to choose between callling the wine Barbaresco, or Crichet Paje — we could not call it Barbaresco Crichet Paje, so we chose to call it Crichet Paje... Crichet Paje is intended to be a unique and particular wine, an expression of our identity." It wasn't until 1996 that they were able to label the Crichet Paje as "Barbaresco Crichet Paje".

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Roagna 2013 Langhe Rosso (Nebbiolo)

This is a spectacular bottle, multiples better than most Barolo or Barbaresco. I’m going to keep a few bottles for the long term, but it’s absolutely delicious now. Beautifully transparent, complete, satisfying, and everything one could hope for in young Nebbiolo. Made in the same manner as the Barolo and Barbarescos - 60 day macerations, etc. Jamie Wolff

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Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2015 Dolcetto d'Alba

Last May we tried a ton of Dolcetto in the company of two distinguished tasters who kept saying they didn’t like Dolcetto, which tends to put a damper on the experience. Sandri’s, however, made them sit up and take notice, so I give them credit for staying alert and flexible enough to change their minds. It’s bracingly juicy with wild brambly fruit that’s balanced with savoury herbs and chalky stone. Medium-bodied, very lively and lifted, it’s long and complete. I happen to like Dolcetto, but if they were all half as good as this one I might say I love it. Jamie Wolff


Since the Fall cooking around my house is Piemonte-centric, I would be remiss for not including Cascina Disa's wines in my top choices for autumnal wines. Elio Sandri makes fabulous reds in Monforte d’Alba (Perno), which offer sophistication (though not flashiness) and also express terroir and Langhe soul beautifully. The 2015 Dolcetto is dark-fruited with ripe aromas of violets, blackberry, black cherry, plum, and pencil lead. The supple, but racy palate offers more dark fruit flavors over well-knit tannins and a succulent, buoyant finish. Fabulous with salumi, smashing with a cheese plate after dinner. This has a fine ratio of generous fruit to structure to terroir detail without any of the heat or excess that sometimes characterizes the vintage. I’m regularly impressed by the wines from Elio Sandri and can say without hesitation that he is a grower to watch. John McIlwain

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Sandri, Elio 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo

The 2016 Sandri Langhe Nebbiolo had a ruby to garnet robe. Fine rose petals, black cherry, cherry stone, hints of iron, spice and game. The mid-weight palate offers the classic flavors of cherry and rose water, succulent acidity, and dried violets with dusty ripe tannins. This has good concentration and drive with corresponding weight and is a fine pairing with wild mushroom risotto and an even more felicitous pairing with a sliver of Taleggio. Cascina Disa is rather quickly becoming one of my go-to Langhe growers and Elio Sandri a bright talent. John McIlwain

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Versio, Francesco 2015 Barbaresco

Francesco describes San Cristofero’s soils as being very high in chalk, producing very fresh and aromatic fruit. Tasting the wine also confirms Masnaghetti’s description of San Cristofero giving “wines of good structure though at times a bit austere in character which require some years of bottle age to fully amalgamate and unwind”. A rush of aromas carry orange zest, iron, chalk, herbs (including an intriguing suggestion of carraway), all of which follow through on the palate. Savory, very long, obviously young and somewhat austere, this is a brilliant, classic wine. Jamie Wolff

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Italy Tuscany

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Fornacina 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Fornacina only produces their riserva bottling in their very best vintages. From 100% Sangiovese Grosso selected from vineyards in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, a charming village hanging over the Abbey de Sant'Antimo a couple kilometers south of Montalcino. This riserva wine is vinified in stainless steel for thirty days before  spending 48 months in the huge Slavonian oak casks traditional to the region. After this, the wine spends another twelve months in bottle before being released to the market. This allows an extraordinary delicacy of tannic texture that belies this wine's immense power. This is on the spicier side for Brunello, with notes of morello cherry and plum enrobed in silken hints of baking spices like cinnamon, vanilla, and licorice. Full bodier, rich, and elegant, this wine is fantastic with braised meats, filet mignon, wine-based stews, and osso buco. Andrew Farquhar

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Monte Bernardi 2016 Chianti Classico Retromarcia

Retromarcia means “to back up” or “to reverse” and is Michael Schmelzer’s reference to an old approach to Chianti that is hard to find today, focused on allowing the character of Sangiovese to show above everything else.  The wine is made from 100% Sangiovese composed of young vines planted on a mix of galestro and sandstone soils.  The grapes are fermented with native yeast on the skins for 2 weeks in stainless steel and then raised in a mixture of old barrels and unlined concrete tanks for 18 months before being bottled unfiltered.  As a classic Chianti should be, the acidity is mouthwatering, warming up the palate for a range of food; try it with everything from classic red sauce pastas, sauteed greens, and saltier cheeses all the way to richer food like roasted lamb or game birds.

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Italy White

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Antica Tenuta Pietramore 2016 Pecorino Superiore

Of all the Italian varieties that have been rediscovered in the last few decades (of which there are many dozens), Pecorino is one of the most exciting. Found in the Marche and Abruzzo, Pecorino got its name from the sheep herders who used to eat the grapes while tending their flocks.  It is a variety adapted to high altitude hillside vineyards with a long, cool growing season, and typically produces very full body wines, with plenty of acidity and delicate flavors.  The Pietramore Pecorino is an archetypal example of how delicious these wines can be. Produced from biodynamically farmed vineyards, the grapes are macerated for 10 hours, fermented in steel, rested on the lees for 3 months, and then bottled with a light filtration.  Loads of orchard fruit jump out on the nose over apple blossom, mint, and cool mountain air.  The palate is full, sporting 14% alcohol, but has plenty of acidity so it feels crisp rather than heavy with flavors of tart apple, anjou pear, and muddled mint.  Suited of course to Pecorino cheese it would also pair well with rich chicken or fish dishes, broccoli gratin, pork chops dressed with apples, or other full flavored cheese.  Andy Paynter

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Bianco, Marco 2011 Moscato d'Asti "Crivella"

Crivella is made with fruit from Bianco’s oldest vines, including some planted in the mid 1800s by Riccardo’s great-great-something grandfather; such old vines are extremely rare, and while they produce very little fruit, it’s impossible for Riccardo to even think about replacing them. At a tasting in the shop a customer said, “Like Sauternes with bubbles!” which was a lovely way to describe the wine and its rich and unctuous character. made lively with fizz. While there’s no botrytis, Crivella is much more complex and detailed than all but the very best Sauternes. I’ve certainly never tasted anything like it — a stunning wine. Jamie Wolff Moscato d'Asti is usually a fairly light and simple affair, but this bottling has gravitas to stand up to the most complex, aged cheeses. If an old Stilton and Port sounds a bit much, try this invigorating Moscato for a bit of a lighter approach. John Rankin

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Contra Soarda 2017 Breganze Vespaiolo Soarda Bianco

Contra Soarda consistently produces excellent Vespaiolo wines in the Veneto, and the 2017 vintage is the best I’ve tasted yet. Vespaiolo derives its name from the wasps (vespa) that feed on the grapes as sugar accumulates later in the season. The wines are often made into a passito style sweet wine but this wine shines as a rich, dry wine with bountiful aromatics. The vines are planted on a decomposed volcanic soil at high density to limit yields, and are fermented with native yeast in steel.  The nose is quite effusive with scents of apple blossom, white peach, orchard fruit, and ripe citrus. Fairly full on the palate with a rich texture, the initial flavors of juicy apple and peach give the impression of sweetness which is lifted away by high acidity and a mineral finish. Intense and refreshing, this wine would pair well with asparagus and egg dishes, scallops, shrimp, washed-rind or fresh cheese, or with a vegetable risotto. Andy Paynter

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La Visciola 2015 Passerina del Frusinate IGT Donna Rosa

Passerina is a grape that I have little experience with beyond the wines of La Visciola in Lazio, which is a real shame given the depth of flavor a lifted texture the wines show.  An obscure variety native to Lazio (and possible distinct from a grape also named Passerina that grows along Italy’s Adriatic coast) The 2015 shows a more lifted character than the 2014.  The nose is fairly tight on opening, giving notes of tart apple and pear leading into thyme and white flowers after a few minutes in the glass.  Medium body with a soft texture and crisp acidity the flavors show more candied lemon peel, green apple, and tart pear.  Try it with grilled fish, potato or white pizza, soft cheese, or cured pork. Andy Paynter

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Montoni 2017 Sicilia IGT Catarratto

High elevation bush-trained vines (now about 60 years old) planted on pre-phylloxera roots… all this yields a very fresh and bright wine that’s – in a word – complete. Vinified in the same manner as Montoni’s Grillo, the Catarratto is also a wine for a wide range of foods. It’s a little spicier and richer than the Grillo, with some more pronounced herbal notes (Fabio Sireci proposes bay leaf, which immediately makes sense) but equally fine lemony citrus; the wine has great focus and concentration without a hint of heat. Jamie Wolff

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Montoni 2017 Sicilia IGT Grillo

Planted at over 700 meters – a high elevation that gives fruit with bright acidity, this is a stellar example of Grillo. The juice is fermented with skins for 3 days – enough to enrich the color and structure of the wine, but this is by no means an orange wine. It shows Grillo’s best (at 12.5° alcohol) with characteristic lemony herbs and mint, delicate floral notes, and firm salinity. The wine is fairy full-bodied, but remains lifted and bright. We drank some recently with grilled salmon (more than we originally intended since it was a school night - oh well - it was just too tasty), but it’s easy to imagine this working well with a big range of foods – or none. It’s a really delicious wine. Jamie Wolff

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Occhipinti 2017 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. 

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Oltretorrente 2014 Timorasso Colli Tortonese

Oltretorrente has produced a wonderful Timorasso since they were founded in 2010 by Chiara Penati and Michele Conoscenti. The vines, planted in 1996, are tended organically with biodynamic practices and the grapes are vinified simply: the bunches are pressed whole-cluster and fermented with native yeasts in steel, resting on the lees for 8 months to lend texture and complexity.  A touch golden in the glass, the wine shows strong aromas of ripe peach, honey, beeswax, and yellow flowers.  The palate has some weight with a smooth texture, plenty of acidity, and rich stone fruit over a chalky mineral backbone.  Simultaneously rich and crisp this wine would be a great match for more assertive dishes; try it with asparagus and hollandaise, cured cheese, risotto Milanese, honey-basted chicken, or white pizza.  Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Orto di Venezia 2016 Sant'Erasmo Bianco

Orto di Venezia is a striking wine grown on the island of San Erasmo within the lagoon of Venice.  Based on Malvasia Istriana but comprised of a number of other local cultivars all planted on its own root stock, the wine is deeply colored in the glass, with a nose reminiscent of ripe golden apples and honeysuckle undercut by a salty tone. The palate is bold, with an initial attack of juicy orchard fruit and rich texture, followed by a honeyed note giving way to a long savory finish. More than anything else, Orto shows a stern backbone of minerality bracing its mellow acidity and weight on the palate.  I served it with shrimp cooked with their own stock and butter, but this wine would pair beautifully with anything out of the sea, soft cheese, or rich vegetable dishes. Open early and serve slightly chilled.  Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $36.99

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Ronchi di Cialla 2017 Colli Orientali del Friuli Ribolla Gialla

Ronchi di Cialla is most famous for their role in reviving the grape Schioppettino, and rightfully so, but the Ribolla Gialla will always be my favorite. It is a distinctive expression of Ribolla from 30-year-old vines exposed to the south west that shows a delicate fruit character and crunchy minerality. The wine is vinified in stainless steel, held in contact with the lees for three months with frequent batonnage, and then bottled unfiltered. Quite pale in the glass, the nose shows a mix of lemon pith and clementines over ripe golden apples, white flowers with a woodsy note of sage and underbrush. Medium bodied with crisp acidity, it has a light texture with juicy citrus fruit and has a sharply mineral finish. A lovely wine it would pair beautifully with pan seared scallops, fried flounder, or skate dressed with herbs and served with fresh spring peas. Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $20.99

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Terraquilia 2016 Bianco dell'Emilia Col Fondo Terrebianche

Terraquilia makes this delicious sparkling white using the ancestral method and releases them with the wine remaining on the lees, or col fondo. The grapes are a blend of Pignoletto (known as Grechetto in other parts of Italy) and Trebbiano, which are grown on a mix of clay and silt soils. The robe is a hazy straw yellow in the glass (the haze being due to the fondo) and the nose exhibits rich aromas of golden apple, pineapple, citrus zest, honeysuckle, and a touch of fresh herbs. The palate is medium-bodied, dry and refreshing with fruity and savory notes of Bosc pear, dried peach, fresh lemon, lime pith, and an almondy finish with bright acidity. This easy-drinking white is a great alternative to prosecco and is deliciously enjoyed on its own or paired with a cheese and salumi plate. Anna DeBeer

  • white sparkling
  • 14 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $39.99

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Bonavita 2018 Terre Siciliane Rosato

One of the most eagerly awaited rosato's of the summer, this is a wine to stock up on before it's gone! Winemaker Giovanni Scarfone farms his 2.5 hectares of vines organically with fava beans planted between the rows, green manure, and only low doses of copper and sulphur used when necessary. The rose is a blend of mostly Nerello Mascalese, with small percentages of  Nerello Capuccio, and the little-known indigenous grape Nocera. The 2018 is slightly juicier than the previous few vintages, exhibiting beautiful notes of raspberry, red currant, cranberry, and cherry pit. The initial fruit-forward attack is balanced by lively acidity and wet stone minerality on the palate. In addition, clocking in at only 11.5% abv, it's zippy and refreshing while still being a serious wine. Enjoy with anything from a salad to a pizza, to grilled salmon. Oskar Kostecki

  • rosé
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  • Organic
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Calabretta, Cataldo 2013 Cirò Classico Superiore Rosso

The Greeks started producing wine in Cirò about 3,000 years ago and used to offer it to winners of the ancient Olympics. The Calabretta family has been growing grapes in this part of Calabria for four generations, but in 2008 Cataldo and his sisters Maria and Michela decided to start their own estate and refurbish the family cellar. Cirò Rosso Classico is made from 100% Gaglioppo, which is the main grape variety of the production zone of Cirò DOC. Their vineyards are situated on rolling hills of limestone and clay about 50 meters above sea level. The harvest takes place at the end of September. There are 14 days of skin maceration, fermentation takes place using wild yeasts, the wine then matures for 10 months in glazed concrete tanks and seven months in the bottle. The Rosso is very earthy and gamey with lots of black plums and cherries. After about three hours, it really opened up with hints of mushroom and violets. Definitely pair it with strong flavors like Chicken Marsala, Braised Beef Ragu with Garlic Polenta, or Porcini Mushroom Risotto. Christine Manula

  • red
  • 1 in stock
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Cantina La Meridiana 2018 Riviera del Garda Classico Valtenesi Chiaretto Rose

A playful and easy-drinking rose from the area around Lake Garda in Northern Italy, this is a blend of the grapes Groppello, Sangiovese, Marzemino, and Barbera. The attack is quite soft and fruit-forward, showing notes of ripe strawberry, cherry, and berry fruit. With good acidity and a hint of salinity, this is well balanced, and perfect as an aperitif or a companion to a warm night on the patio. Oskar Kostecki

  • rosé
  • 27 in stock
  • $14.99

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Cardedu 2017 Monica di Sardegna Praja

The wines of Sardinia sometimes seem a world apart from the rest of Italy, showcasing a unique stable of indigenous grapes not found on the mainland.  One of the most interesting is Monica, a grape that shows much more freshness and lift than most Cannanou or Bovale, while still maintaining real intensity of flavor.  Cardedu has produced a lovely Monica from dry-farmed vineyards, tended without herbicides or pesticides, and fermented with native yeasts, in stainless steel.  The nose is intense with notes of rhubarb, strawberry, mint, wild sage, spice tones of black pepper, and a whiff of sea air. The palate is light (surprisingly so for its 13.5% abv) with fresh acidity and very little tannin, showing juicy red fruit and the same intense whirl of herbs and spices with a salty finish.  "Praja" means “the beach” in the Sardinian dialect and it would be perfect for a beach side cookout.  Try it slightly chilled this summer with grilled fish, or better yet fish tacos, lamb burgers, sausages, briney foods like olives or feta, or with salads inflected with green herbs. Andy Paynter

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Cornelissen, Frank 2016 Etna Rosso FM Feudo di Mezzo

This year there are two bottlings from the Feudo di Mezzo vineyard, and this particular one is from the lower portion (sottana) with deeper soils. The wine is slightly more fruit-forward than its higher altitude cousin, showing notes of raspberry, black cherry, and plum. Rounder and maybe a little softer on the palate, this still has the mineral character and intensity that you would expect from any of Frank's wines. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Low Sulfur

Cornelissen, Frank 2017 Etna Rosso (not Rosato!) Susucaru

The wine formerly known as Contadino! This cuvée is a blend of several vineyards, including some fruit from Camp Re and Feudi di Mezza that doesn't go into the single vineyard bottlings. A field blend of mostly Nerello Mascalese (85%) with the rest made up of Nerello Cappuccio, Alicante Bouschet, Minella and Uva Francesa. The 2017 vintage was quite warm and ripe, and the wine shows generous dark, wild berry fruit on top of an intense mineral character and hints of smoke. Lots of character and energy in this wine. Oskar Kostecki

  • rosé
  • 57 in stock
  • $31.99

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Coste di Brenta 2017 Montepulciano D'Abruzzo

Coste di Brenta Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is an easy going wine made from certified organic vineyards planted between 200 and 300 meters about 10 kilometers from the sea.  The wine is fermented in steel and is raised in third passage barrels for around a year.  It shows red cherry fruit with minty herbal tones, and a slight earthy note.  Medium bodied with balanced acid and restrained tannin it is a juicy style of Montepulciano rather than being heavy or extracted. Try it with a rich pasta dishes, pepperoni pizza, a burger, or enjoy this delicious wine all on its own. Andy Paynter

  • red
  • 57 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
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  • 4 in stock
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Defino 2016 IGT Terre Siciliane Frappato

Defino comes from organically farmed grapes (a friend who is one of Tuscany’s best winemakers consults on the winemaking), and it’s a really lovely fresh red, light and juicy but with plenty of intensity on the palate. This is on the short list for the ultimate pizza wine, but really we mean that in reference to: “it’s Tuesday night, and we want a glass of something delicious that doesn’t break the bank”. Actually Frappato is a terrific food wine — a red-wine-with-fish wine, and very versatile.

  • red
  • 44 in stock
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Dirupi 2017 Valtellina Rosso Ole!

Diruppi’s Ole is their least expensive wine, but it’s my current favorite of their wines for it’s typicity and freshness. It’s made with about 10 days maceration in stainless steel, and after a year’s aging is bottled unfiltered. The wine is medium-bodied with lovely bright cherry fruit and plenty of lift, ready to drink now. Jamie Wolff

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La Visciola 2015 Cesanese del Piglio DOCG Ju Quarto

Cesanese is perhaps the most “important” indigenous red grape of Lazio, capable of making fresh red wines with intense perfume and delicate structure. The reds from La Visciola are all varietal Cesanese from different plots showing distinct features of this underappreciated grape. The Ju Quarto is sourced from a 60-year-old vineyard planted over a decomposed volcanic sand, rich in iron and showing a red hue. The wine is vinified on native yeast in lined-cement, and rested in large barrels for around a year. It is a more delicate expression of the grape with beautiful cherry fruit and red floral tones on the nose.  The palate is light, almost airy, with bright acidity and very little tannin. Subtle rather than effusive it shows cherries, bay, and mint with a long elegant finish.  I would pair it with less assertive food to better enjoy the delicacy of the wine; think leaner charcuterie, pasta, simply prepared fish, poached chicken, or with caprese salad. Andy Paynter

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $34.99

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La Visciola 2015 Cesanese del Piglio DOCG Mozzata

Cesanese is perhaps the most “important” indigenous red grape of Lazio, capable of making fresh red wines with intense perfume and delicate structure. The reds from La Visciola are all varietal Cesanese from different plots showing distinct features of this underappreciated grape. The Mozzatta is the most assertive cuvee from the estate, made from 60-year-old vines planted on a “grey, clay soil,” that is a clay with some degree of incorporated limestone. Like the other reds it is vinified on native yeast in lined-cement (though with the addition of 20% whole cluster rather than being entirely destemmed) and then rested in large barrels for around a year.  The result is a much more assertive style of Cesanese with more earthy flavors.  The nose is brooding, showing pine needle and forest floor over ripe red fruit and black pepper spice.  The body is quite full with grippy tannins and plenty of acidity thought it shows deeper flavors rather than extra weight on the palate.  The finish is dry and quite mineral.  Try it with grilled sausage, chops, rich vegetable dishes, carbonara or other full flavored pastas. Andy Paynter

  • red
  • 12 in stock
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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
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La Visciola 2015 Cesanese del Piglio DOCG Vicinale

Cesanese is perhaps the most “important” indigenous red grape of Lazio, capable of making fresh red wines with intense perfume and delicate structure. The reds from La Visciola are all varietal Cesanese from different plots showing distinct features of this underappreciated grape. Sourced from the same vineyard as the Passerina wines the estate produces, the 2015 Vicinale is the most approachable Cesanese from La Visciola.  The nose carries hallmark flavors of tart and brambly red fruit with herbal tones of bay spice and pepper plant.  The palate is quite light with whispery tannins, and tart, fresh acidity carrying plenty of red raspberry and cherry fruit with a slight menthol tone leading into a dry finish.  As with all Cesanese wines I can't imagine enjoying this without food: give it a shot with margarita pizza, red sauce pastas, charcuterie, semi-firm cheese, or of course with pasta carbonara for a truly classic pairing.  Andy Paynter 

  • red
  • 8 in stock
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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

La Visciola 2015 Cesanese del Piglio DOCG Vignali

Cesanese is perhaps the most “important” indigenous red grape of Lazio, capable of making fresh red wines with intense perfume and delicate structure. The reds from La Visciola are all varietal Cesanese from different plots showing distinct features of this underappreciated grape. The Vignale plot was planted in the 1960s on a soil of mixed sand and clay.  It is vinified with native yeast in lined-cement, and rested in large barrels for around a year. The Vignale shows a more definitely spicy nose with black pepper, allspice, and fruit tones of cherry and orange zest with dried bay leaves.  The palate has a fairly rich texture with fine-grained tannin and restrained acidity, showing poise but with a bit more heft than the Ju Quarto.  The Vignale will pair easily and widely; try it with everything from pizza and simple veggie dishes to carbonara, pork chops, or roasted mushrooms. Andy Paynter

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Montoni 2013 IGT Sicilia Feudo Vrucara

The first written record of the Vrucara vineyard is dated 1590. The vines aren’t quite that ancient, but the vineyard is planted with pre-phylloxera vines that are at least 100 years old, and which also provide the material for any new Nero d’Avola plantings at Montoni. As is the practice for the rest of Montoni, only copper and sulphur have ever been used in the vineyards. Vrucara grapes are fermented in cement for about 4 weeks on the skins, followed by 4 years in cement, 6 months in large wood, and 6 months in bottle – unfined, unfiltered. In most other hands you could expect something oaky and pompous; the great thing about Vrucara is that it’s a lively and elegant wine of real subtlety; the intensity and depth that comes from the very old vines almost takes you by surprise, and it has great persistence and thoroughly satisfying balance. It’s delicious now, but I think would be very interesting to cellar – the oldest Vrucara I’ve tasted was 12 years old, and it seemed to have plenty left to develop. This is one of the very best Sicilian reds – one of a very few Grand Cru wines of Sicily. Jamie Wolff

  • red
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Montoni 2016 IGT Sicilia Nero d'Avola Lagnusa

The Lagnusa Nero d’Avola vines ranging in age from 20-50 years old, and they give the wine remarkable depth and complexity. It has an opulent, silky texture, but it’s also a juicy and racy wine, with intense red cherry fruit, herbs like mint and thyme, and a hauntingly long stony finish. This shows the quality of much more expensive wine, and it’s full-on competition for the best Nero d’Avola from Vittoria and Pachino. Jamie Wolff

  • red
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Pranzegg 2013 Mitterberg Lagrein Quirein

Lagrein is a grape that shares many similarities with Syrah: deep berry fruit, a savory smoky character, and distinct herbal tones. In the hands of Martin Gojer it yields a full-bodied wine that nonetheless captures a sense of alpine freshness. The wine is fermented with 70% whole clusters for four weeks with a submerged cap for the first two.  It is then raised in old, small barrels for two years and bottled without fining or filtration. The wine shows savory aromas of ripe blackberry, turned earth, leather, tobacco, and black pepper. The palate is full and quite smooth, with grippy tannins, focused acidity, and more flavors of forest floor and rich black fruit.  It is well suited to rich foods; try it with game meat or lamb, smoked sausage, cured cheese, hearty vegetable dishes, or with stew.  Andy Paynter

  • red
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Pranzegg 2013 Mitterberg Schiava / Vernatsch Campill

Of all the wines made by Martin Gojer at Pranzegg, the Schiava is to me the most interesting. Schiava wines are often pleasant thirst-quenchers of little substance but Martin saw greater potential in his vines. Sourced from 50 year-old vines trained in pergola and farmed biodynamically, this is a more profound expression of the grape. The wine is fermented with 30% stem inclusion and macerates for 6 weeks in large conical vats followed by elevage in old oak and cement tank for 10 months. Tart cherries and raspberries leap out on the nose over aromas of lavender, black pepper, and slight hint of leather.  The palate is medium bodied, with great acidity, delicate tannins and a lifted mineral finish.  Martin described it as a “really charming full bodied wine that is on the other hand drinkable,” and I couldn't agree more.  Try it with duck or wild boar, charcuterie, hard cheese, mushroom dishes, or rich pasta. Andy Paynter

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Pranzegg 2014 Mitterberg Schiava / Vernatsch Campill

Pranzegg 2014 Schiava (Vernatsch) Campill. From 50 year-old biodynamically farmed vines fermented partial whole cluster. 12% abv. Medium dark garnet translucent robe. Nose offers an array of brambly hedge fruits with black and red currant, wild blackberry, and bosky pomegranate aromas dominating, with faint notes of wet bark, dusty violets, blackberry seed, and game peeking around the edges. On the lighter-side-of-mid-weight palate, the wild berry flavors vie with salty and ferrous soil notes for attention, giving way to to notes of plum skin, and cassis, with a mouthwatering, savory acidity propelling the finish. Great balance between fruit, earth, and freshness. A fine pairing with tagliolini with Prosciutto San Daniele, radicchio, and poppy seeds, but I could see this with roasted pigeon on red wine bruschetta, or gnocchi with speck and Grana Padano. Martin Gojer makes such vibrant and gratifying wines. It’s almost embarrassing that I don’t drink them with more frequency. John McIlwain

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Ronchi di Cialla 2018 Colli Orientali del Friuli Rosato

The Ronchi di Cialla Rosato is made entirely from Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso and in the few years that it has been produced has quickly become a feature on our shelves every spring. It is certified organic, fermented on native yeast in steel tanks, and bottled after a few months on the lees. The 2018 has wonderful bright acidity and fine structure, with elegant, husky minerality on the nose and a bit of funk on the palate wrapped in fine, fresh strawberry notes. Perfect as an aperitif or with any manner of Mediterranean feasting options like mezze, cured olives, anchovies, aged sheep's milk cheese, hummus, or the traditional Istrian stew of Trieste, Jota. Andrew Farquhar

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Tecce, Luigi 2013 Taurasi Riserva Puro Sangue

In the words of our friend Ernest from PortoVino: "It’s the mediaeval elixir that the monks saved in the monasteries when Rome was burning." 2013 was the first vintage that Luigi Tecce has released of this wine, a small parcel of ancient Aglianico clones planted in 2000 using the cordone speronato trellising system. The yields here are about half of Tecce's other vineyards, and the wine carries a depth and density that justifies its name. There is beautiful intensity on both the nose and palate, with heady aromas of macerated black cherry, blueberry, and fig, with a smoky mineral/volcanic underbelly and a touch of balsamic. The 2013 is starting to show some slight notes of development, but its still clearly a baby, and will be rewarded with decades in the cellar. Oskar Kostecki

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Tecce, Luigi 2015 Irpinia Campi Taurasini Satyricon

 Satyricon comes from a 1.5 ha, southwest-facing parcel at 550 meters above sea level. The 2015 vintage was warmer than 2016, and the wine is slightly more fruit-forward and generous.

  • red
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Tecce, Luigi 2016 Irpinia Campi Taurasini Satyricon

2016 was a near perfect vintage in Taurasi, with just the right amount of rain and temperatures remaining stable throughout the growing season, leading to very classic, structured wines with a lot of tension. Satyricon comes from a 1.5 ha, southwest-facing parcel at 550 meters above sea level. Notes of black cherry, kirsch, and wild black forest fruit interweave with hints of tar, roasted meat, and bitter dark chocolate. The wine has great structure, with very well-integrated medium plus tannins offset by great acidity. A pleasure now, this will have a long life ahead of it, and I wouldn't hesitate aging this for ten to fifteen years. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
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Terraquilia 2016 Lambrusco dell'Emilia Col Fondo Falcorubens

This gorgeous sparkling red is made from Lambrusco Grasparossa, which produces a rich and  velvety  wine, owing to its thicker skins and more pronounced tannins than other Lambrusco varieties. Grasparossa grows best in hilly sites, like those where Terraquilia is located, in Guiglia, just south of Modena. Grapes are grown organically, harvested by hand, and made into wines with very low added sulfites. The wines are made col fondo, with the sediment from the lees remaining in bottle, giving the wines a lovely texture and a slight haze in the glass. The nose is very aromatic with fruity and floral notes of fresh cherry, violet, blackberry, and sweet spices. The palate is full and dry with flavors of cassis, black cherry, rhubarb, a refreshing mineral core and an earthy finish. This wine has enough weight and acidity to be paired with pastas, tomato-based sauces, or perfectly with pizza. Anna DeBeer

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Valentina Passalacqua 2017 Rosato Pulia IGP Mezzorosa 1L

Another full-bodied rosato that is at once complex and engaging, and ridiculously easy to drink. Valentina Passalacqua farms her grapes biodynamically in Northern Puglia, and for the rosato uses 100% Montepulciano. Without any additions of sulpher during winemaking or at bottling, this in incredibly pure and fruit driven, while still being fresh, mineral, and slightly salty. A medley of wild red berries, cherry, and red plum couple with wet rock minerality and great acidity. Only 10.5% abv, this wine is a summer thirst-quencher, great for pizza or an outdoor barbecue, or just chilling on a rooftop in Brooklyn. Oskar Kostecki

  • rosé
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Vinica 2011 Tintilia del Molise Lame del Sorbo

Tasting Vinica’s Tintilia makes me wonder how this grape ever fell out of favor in Molise in the first place. It seems particularly well adapted to the high altitude vineyards of the region, showing a balance between ripe fruit and fresh acidity. The grapes are crushed at low pressure and allowed to ferment naturally in open top vessels before being held in steel tanks for two years. There is no temperature control at any point, which allows malolactic fermentation to occur naturally over time. The wine has a pleasant herbal tone of green pepper that peaks out on the nose over tart berry fruit, red roses, and moist earth. The palate is quite fresh and marked by bright acidity and soft tannins with a pleasant, earthy finish. This may not be a wine to cellar for ten years but it is a wine that casually conveys a sense of joy and is a carefree food pairing choice. Give it a try with rich pasta dishes, roast pork, stuffed mushrooms or open it at your next summer barbeque. Andy Paynter

  • red
  • 13 in stock
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Vinica 2013 Tintilia del Molise Lame del Sorbo

Tasting Vinica’s Tintilia makes me wonder how this grape ever fell out of favor in Molise in the first place. It seems particularly well adapted to the high altitude vineyards of the region, showing a balance between ripe fruit and fresh acidity. The grapes are crushed at low pressure and allowed to ferment naturally in open top vessels before being held in steel tanks for two years. There is no temperature control at any point, which allows malolactic fermentation to occur naturally over time. The wine has a pleasant herbal tone of green pepper that peaks out on the nose over tart berry fruit, red roses, and moist earth. The palate is quite fresh and marked by bright acidity and soft tannins with a pleasant, earthy finish. This may not be a wine to cellar for ten years but it is a wine that casually conveys a sense of joy and is a carefree food pairing choice. Give it a try with rich pasta dishes, roast pork, stuffed mushrooms or open it at your next summer barbeque. Andy Paynter

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