Italy Piedmont

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Barale 2015 Barolo

The Barale Barolo is a blend of fruit from 3 vineyards (all in the town of Barolo): Castellero, Monrobiolo di Bussia, and Preda. The 2015 has good depth and extract, but it seems completely effortless in it’s elegance – this is wine that feels like it just exists – it hasn’t been forced in any aspect. In April it was aromatically seductive, with lovely orange peel and eucalyptus, silky tannin, and a long, expansive finish. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic

Barale 2015 Barolo Castellero

Nebbiolo grapes from the Castellero vineyard in the Barolo commune, planted in 1979 and 1991. The grapes are hand harvested in the first weeks of October. The grapes are destemmed and crushed, with wine macerating on the skins for 30 days. Fermentation in 15-30 hl French oak lasts for 3 years, before being bottled without filtration. Bottle aging lasts a year before release.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic

Barale 2018 Barbera d'Alba Castle

This wine is from estate owned, 29 year old vines of organically farmed Barbera, trained in Guyot fashion. The vineyards are planted to soils of loamy silt and clay, with traces of fossils. The hard harvested grapes are destemmed and fermented in steel. There are 7 days of skin maceration. Aging is done for 12 months in barrel, with 6 additional months in bottle before release.

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Barale 2018 Dolcetto d'Alba Le Rose

This wine is made with organically farmed Guyot trained Dolcetto vines. The grapes are hand harvested in the beginning of September before fermenting in steel, with a 6 day maceration on the skins. The wine is transferred for a quick period to oak while undergoing malolactic fermentation.

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Boggione, Claudio 2013 Barolo Brunate

Last week marked the 3rd time I’ve tasted three vintages of Boggione Brunate together, and it’s reinforced how consistent in quality the wines are, expressive of vintage, but very un-fussed with in the cellar. The 2013 is showing very savory, earthy and chalky, with some cherry fruit and very fine ripe tannin. It’s an expansive mouthful, in a way that suggests it’s going to drink well fairly soon. A very fine wine indeed! Jamie Wolff

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  • 5 in stock
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  • Organic

Boggione, Claudio 2015 Barolo Brunate

After a decent interval to let the wine breathe, the 2015 shows its great potential – fragrant with flowers and earth; plenty of bright juicy fruit, but overall savory in character, with pronounced ripe tannins – as you taste the wine it blossoms, expressing both finesse and the power of Brunate - and it becomes increasingly delicious. I will put some bottles in the cellar, but given sufficient time in the decanter you can enjoy this now. Jamie Wolff

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Brovia 2016 Barolo Garblet Sué

For years Garblet Sue  has been - for me - the most elusive of the Brovia wines. Then the 2015 turned out to be a very fine wine, and the 2016, tasted from barrel, showed equally well. Now I'm looking forward to trying it again... Jamie Wolff

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  • 4 in stock
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  • Organic

Burlotto 2019 Rosato "Elatis"

Produced by arguably Verduno's most esteemed winery, the G.B. Burlotto Elatis Rosato is a brilliant Nebbiolo (45%) and Pelaverga (45%) based rosé, with a color that flashes between powerful mature peach and delicate rose water. The rest of the blend is Barbara. Grapes are destemmed before being pressed. The wine matures in stainless steel vats for 6 or so months before 2 months of bottle aging prior to release. The nose is exceptional, throwing lavender, fennel fronds, pomegranate, and strawberry into a bold, harmonious game of scents. The palate has angular flavors compared to the wine's aromatics, like candied raspberry and sliced unripe white plum. When first served and cold, the wine has puckering acidity, but it levels out surprisingly quick, retaining good acid but gaining a soft and pleasant texture on the tongue and cheeks. The Elatis is definitely here for immediate consumption, but I'd also love to see how this 2019 tastes in the summer 2021 or '22. Very delicious bottle. David Hatzopoulos

  • rosé
  • 20 in stock
  • $28.99

Burlotto 2019 Verduno Pelaverga

The first vintage of the Burlotto 2019 Pelaverga was 1800, according to the distributor's notes. Today, the wine comes from three different sites in Verduno: Sut Jort, Lasagne, and Rocche dell'Olmo. A general soil type is of calcareous limestone. Vines planted are between 4 and 20 years old and trained to the Guyot system. Fruit is hand harvested in the beginning of October. Fermentation starts with 7 days of maceration in French oak. Next, malo occurs in stainless, before the wine ages for 3 months in wood. For an additional 2 months, the wine stays in stainless casks. Finally, the wine spends at least 2 months after bottling in the cellar before release. The result is a bolder expression of the varietal than I'm used to. Even the color has depth and darkness, as opposed to the brownish, earthy light red that I usually associate with wine made from this classic grape in the Piedmont. The nose has an attractive bouquet of wild cherries and blueberries. There is a breezy, summery aroma of thick green grassy fields instead of the spicy, peppery character I typically find in Pelaverga wines. Herbs, cherry, and a bit of dark mineral and rich plum show on the palate. Well structured, slightly tannic, but bright on the tongue. Not a big wine at all, but surprisingly substantial in flavor and texture for a Pelaverga from Verduno. All that said, this is a delicious wine from Burlotto, as we should expect from the producer. Also, exactly what you should be drinking as the nights cool and we change seasons. David Hatzopoulos

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  • 30 in stock
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Camparo 2015 Barolo Boiolo

The Boiolo is the only Barolo produced by our friend Mauro Drocco at Azienda Agricola Camparo, and it shows beautiful complexity. From 20-50 year old hand harvested  Nebbiolo vines in La Morra, from slopes of south-eastern and southern exposure. The vineyard is planted on clay-calcareous, calcareous-siliceous and marl soils. Grapes are picked in October, before being pressed and  fermented  in stainless steel tanks. The wine ages  in large French oak casks for 24 months before it  is transferred to bottle, where it rests another year prior to release. On the nose, there are fresh black and red fruits, a touch of spicy licorice, and a savory aroma that conjures a bundle of dried green herbs. The palate has a bit of flesh, edges of tannic strength, and a clean line of acidity. Ripe black cherry hang above flavors of earth and dark stones. A very pleasurable wine, drinking well today. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $44.99

Cantina del Lupo 2018 Barbera d'Asti

You wouldn't think a Barbera to be so expressive and layered, but this bottle by Cantina del Lupo surely is. The nose has a classic Piedmontese mix of earth and fruit. Aromas of blackberry and cherry waft from the glass, along with hints of loose, healthy, pitch-black soil. On the tongue, there is red cherry, plum, and a woodsy flavor of birch and spice. Subtle but well placed tannin balance the the warm fruit on an edge of medium acidity. For those of you that loved the 2015 vintage of this bottle, we're sure you'll enjoy the 2018 just as much. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $15.99

Cantina del Lupo 2018 Piemonte Grignolino "Grignole"

“Grignole” is Astigiano (dialect of the region of Asti, home to Grignolino) for ‘a lot of seeds’ – Grignolino has a lot of seeds; hence the label – a festa of happy seeds, or if you prefer, pips. Grignolino is very light in color, and has both high acidity and tannin - A typically Piemontese grape. As Ian d’Agata says “Grignolino was, until recently, a tragically unfashionable wine because of its pale red-pink color, lack of obvious sweet, ripe, soft fruit flavors, and very high acidities and tannins.” A well-made Grignolino has low alcohol – 12.3% in this case! Grignole is made in stainless steel (no need for more tannin from wood), and macerates for just a few days; if you find that your Grignolino is dark in color, try a different version.Grignole is pale, almost like a rosato; it’s very aromatic with strawberry, sour cherry, pepper and delicate herbs. These follow through on the palate, which is layered and lively – and amazingly long and complex for such a humble and humbly priced wine. If you know Poulsard, the Grignole distinctly brings it to mind; it has quite a similar profile, and like Poulsard works well with cheese and other fairly rich food. Grignolino  is also very versatile at the table; we drank it with fairly spicy vegetarian tacos and pretty much finished the bottle without any struggle (or regrets).  Jamie Wolff

Very engaging on the nose, like uncovering a bowl of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries while a breeze of light flowers and green grass stirs on a summer afternoon. Really, if the aromatics of this wine don't put a smile on your face, I don't know what will. The color is a translucent rhubarb hue. On the palate, there is vibrant acidity and only a minuscule tannic touch. The fruit on the tongue has more of an edge than it does on the nose, with tangy red cherry and crisp red apple. Edgy but deliciously fresh. David Hatzopoulos

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Chiesa, Carlo 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo

Azienda Agricola Carlo Chiesa is one of the few producers of the Roero that we trust to deliver wines with a sense of place. That said, this bottle is produced with grapes from the Langhe hills to the south. It's weighty crimson cherry in color. On the nose, wild herbs and fresh red berries pair up for an attractive bouquet. Upon opening, the palate proved tense in structure, but came around to a balanced mouthfeel of good tannin and high acid. Black cherry fruit and crushed dark stones on the tongue. A pleasant bottle to open now, a great example of what 2018 Langhe is bringing to the market Nebbiolo-wise. David Hatzopoulos 

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Fratelli Alessandria 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo Prinsiot

Lifting from the glass is a swift aroma of roasted earth. A peatiness almost, just prettier. Under this is a fuller scent of baked red fruits, with cloves and herbs. Aromatically very well built. The wine's amplified acidity is framed by  firm tannic structure, with flavors of early-picked plums,  cherries, milled black pepper, and a touch of dried, shaved coconut. A very assertive wine, with layers of earth, fruit and spices, but also the most robust of the 2018 Langhe Nebbiolos that I've tasted. There is a well balanced richness to the mouthfeel. David Hatzopoulos

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Iuli 2018 Vino Rosso La Rina

This fascinating wine is made from an ancient Piedmontese grape, Slarina, that almost went extinct after laws prohibited its planting (due to inconsistent yields) in the post war period. Fabrizio Iuli is one of the champions of Slarina, and planted a hectare and a half in 2013. Farmed organically and vinified in the traditional manner: concrete vats and large, old oak barrels, the wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered,  with only a tiny amount of SO2.The 2018 shows vibrant red fruit on the nose, with cherries, ripse strawberry, raspberry, red currant, as well as blood orange peel. The palate shows some tannins, but  they are soft and very well-integrated, as well as great acidity. The palate also introduces some green and herbaceous notes, as well as a hint of baking spice and cracked black pepper. A very bright, almost refreshing wine from Piedmont , perfect for warmer weather drinking. Oskar Kostecki

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Margherita Otto (Alan Manley) 2016 Barolo

Once again: we didn't get to taste the 2016 after it was bottled, but last year it showed beautifully from bottle. Alan Manley (owner, farmer, winemaker, chief bottle washer) provided the following very  interesting text:

2016: A classic, cool year of excellent potential. However, not a “Vintage of the Century,” no matter what the wine magazines say. The winter and spring were normal, with good precipitation to replenish the water tables after the dry and hot 2015 growing season. A burst of heat around the flowering and a week of warmth over the July-August cusp were the only sustained heat events of the year; this was a very excellent growing season marred only by a few oidium outbreaks. The critical ripening period were warm days and cool nights with excellent, stable weather that made for an easy harvest conducted under optimal conditions. As always, the field-sorting of fruit during the picking was critical to a good outcome in the cellar.The critical difficulty in 2016 was overproduction – after several vintages of below-normal yields, the vines exploded in 2016. Careful management of the vegetation was absolutely necessary to a good result in 2016. Crop thinning was performed after the flowering, when many single new shoots had set 3-4 flower bunches; ideally, there should be one per shoot. A second pass through the vineyards after the invaiatura (veraison) was necessary to bring the yields under the legally mandated limits. Any imperfectly colored bunches were removed at this point.Pernanno and Sotto-Rionda were harvested on October 12; Ginestra on October 16. This wine was also made in the rented cellar, the same as in 2015. As the ripening dates were so close together, they were fermented together (the Ginestra fruit was simply added on top of the already-fermenting Pernanno and Sotto-Rionda fruit in a single concrete tank). Total maceration time was about 38 days and the wine went through malolactic fermentation in steel as there was no wooden botte to be rented that year. The wine spent about 10 months in the steel tank with several rankings before being transferred to the Margherita Otto cantina as soon as the new facility was ready in late August 2017. The wine was put into a single 25hl Mittelberger botte, a single well-used tonneau of 500L and a single old barrique of 225 liters.The wine was bottled on April 29, 2020 (after 32 months in wood) and released in June 2020. Production: 20 double-magnums, 535 magnums and 3200 bottles. Alan Manley

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Negri, Giulia 2015 Barolo Serradenari

A stunning wine - my note from tasting in the cellar starts with a highly scientific, “Wow!” There is none of the potential excess of 2015, instead lovely fruit, with savory, balsalm and stony notes. You get the sensation of a dark core that has yet to blossom – giving the fruit a stony base and suggesting great potential in the cellar, although the wine is balanced and delicious now. Jamie Wolff

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Principiano, Ferdinando 2018 Dosset (Dolcetto)

Cowabunga! A Piemontese wine at only 10.5% ABV. And no added sulfur! I would say that's unheard of, yet here it is. Principiano's incredibly charming and utterly delicious Dosset (the name for Dolcetto in the regional dialect) is a beauty: light, fruit-forward and energetic on the palate, with soft tannins and lively acidity. The Dosset shows vibrant fruit notes of cherry, forest berries, red current and red plum, with beautiful floral tones of rose and violet. Very light when first opened, with some air it fleshes out a bit, and a purple plummy note creeps in, along with a hint of spice. Great with a slight chill. Oskar Kostecki

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  • Organic
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Principiano, Ferdinando 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo Coste

Immediately, my nose picked up on fresh blueberries, raspberries, and healthy, mulched earth. Red roses (flowers, leaves, and stems) added an elegance to the wine's aromatics. Over time, these floral characteristics became deeper, more concentrated and savory. On the palate, flavors of firm red cherries, tar, and hints of loose tobacco are carried by a structure of high acidity and very light tannin. The finish is long, and the slightest essence of candied cherry remains on the tongue for some time after each sip is gone. A sneakily complex wine, under the guise of something more simple. David Hatzopoulos

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Roagna 2018 Dolcetto D'Alba

Much of the fruit that goes into this bottle comes from the Pajè vineyard, also home to some of Roagna's flagship Barbaresco's. Here vines average 50 years of age. Grapes also come from the nearby Carso vineyard. Harvest takes place by hand in September. After picking, grapes are scrutinized for quality. Fruit is added to a pied de cuvee, started with indegenous yeasts, and fermentation follows for 10 days in large wooden casks. Then, for a remarkable 90-100 days, the wine remains with the skins to macerate. Lastly, it ages in neutral oak barrels for a year. With such extensive maceration and a whole 12 months in wood, even if neutral, I'm intrigued that this Dolcetto is always as clean as it is. The wine is a sultry red, but clean and clear in the glass. On the nose, there are aromas pitted cherries, cherry leaves, blueberries, and healthy earth. The palate shows flavors of wild strawberries, cherry, and fresh mint. Roagna's Dolcetto is soft in mouthfeel, with a lovely pitch of acidity. A fantastic bottle, year after year. David Hatzopoulos

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Rovero 2018 Grignolino d'Asti

From organically grown grapes in the Grignolino d'Asti DOC. The vines are planted to fields that see zero chemical treatment, no herbicides or fertilizers. Fruit is harvested in September then fermented in stainless steel tanks with a 10 day maceration period before malo occurs naturally. The wine is aged in steel for an additional 4 months before release. The color is a clear red with rusted highlights. The nose has a hint of cigar ash, a little beach grass, with a foundation of freshly picked raspberries, sun dried tomatoes, and velvety sage leaves. The palate displays flavors of raisined cranberries and cherries, with an accent of orange peel and star anise. The structure of this wine is my favorite thing about it. Very drinkable, with flavors that are expressive but not concentrated, and acidity that moves each sip along. The finish, however, is a lasting, moderately tannic kiss on the tongue. A delight to drink. A light wine with a lot to show off. David Hatzopoulos

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Trediberri 2015 Barolo Rocche dell'Annuziata

I'm not very attached to color analysis, but this wine has great color - by which I mean, for Nebbiolo, not very dark, in fact somewhat pale, but with bright cranberry tones - a sure sign that it's not too extracted. That visual translucence applies to the palate too - a surprisingly graceful wine for Rocche dell'Annuziata; rich with fruit but without any fat, and very long. Jamie Wolff

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Trediberri 2016 Barolo

The Barolo is a La Morra wine, with fruit from Berri and (until the 2017 vintage) about 20% from Capalot. The vineyards are fermented separately in concrete (whole cluster, for about 21 days), with malo and aging in large Slavonian oak (Garbellotto, for you botte geeks out there). I’ve tasted the 2016 twice, about a year apart, the first from botte just before bottling. Both times have shown the great balance and energy that are the best aspects of 2016. Most recently the wine was showing quite savory, with some pronounced mint and cocoa, followed by a rush of fruit. The bottled wine shows much riper and rounder tannin; it’s very long and energetic, and while I think you could cellar it for a long time, it’s so easy to drink that I’m going to have trouble resisting.  I’ll have to buy some extra bottles… Jamie Wolff

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Trediberri 2019 Dogliani Bricco Molea (Dolcetto)

Dogliani is a small town south and west of Barolo, which gives its name to a DOCG wine zone – a ‘Dogliani’ must be made from Dolcetto (life was a little simpler for everyone when the wines were called “Dolcetto di Dogliani”, but the marketers won that conversation). The zone of Dogliani, is considered the best area for Dolcetto (which not so long ago was more expensive than Nebbiolo) where Dolcetto was historically given the best sites, whereas in Barolo and Barbaresco Dolcetto is generally relegated to lesser positions in the vineyards – “Bricco”, as in Bricco Molea, means the top part of the hill, which receives the most sun and ripens best.

There are plenty of contemporary Doglianis that are an attempt to make what Italians call ‘important’ wines, and thus are dark, extracted, and often oaky; Trediberri’s Dogliani is a more traditional style, intended to be fresh and lively, a wine for food, for every day, to open a meal, to drink while your Barolo ages. But this is no simple wine, and it has remarkable aromatic complexity with bright current-like fruit, white flowers, chalk, and a deep savory aspect – altogether mouth-watering. It’s very appealing on the palate, light-midweight and with the fruit in balance with chalk, and expressing a strong sense of place. From vines that are 50-70 years old; fermented in concrete for about 10 days, and aged in a combo of concrete and steel. A killer Dolcetto!  Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 41 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Trediberri 2019 Nebbiolo d'Alba

Most of the fruit from the Nebbiolo comes from La Morra, with some additions from the Roero and the Alta Langha. Fermentations in concrete last about 12 days, and the wine ages in concrete and steel. The 2019 has a lovely and lively pale color; the nose is earthy, even a little funky, backed-up with bright cherry, and cocoa. The palate is savory and quite suave – but with good cut, and very ripe and gentle tannin – altogether an elegant and very tasty Nebbiolo. Nicola has the last word: “This unoaked, fruity and drinkable nebbiolo is meant to be an easy (yet not trivial) wine to share with friends during a nice and funny chat. Drink it slightly cold, maybe while sharing a platter of mixed charcuterie or with some lovely tajarin al ragù.” Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99