Italy Piedmont

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Barale 2017 Langhe Nebbiolo

Checking in on 2017. Cherry, violets, roses, and rust (iron) on the nose. It doesn't offer quite the density of 2016, but shows plenty of energy and brio on the palate—raspberry, sour cherry, a touch of iodine earthiness keepsthings upright. Ripe tannins and fresh acidity lend lift and brightness. A fine pairing with polenta with sautéed porcini and pretty cracking with roasted squash and sage. Barale may be one of our most consistent Langhe growers, offering excellent value every year. John McIlwain

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Clerico, Francesco 2015 Barbera d'Alba

All of Francesco Clerico’s wines (Barbera, Barolo, Dolcetto, and Nebbiolo) could be used in a class as textbook examples of traditional Langhe wine. Clerico’s certified-organic vines are in Bussia di Monforte (mostly in the Colonello sub-zone of Bussia Soprana, and also in Bussia Dardi), an easy walk from his cantina in Borgata Bussia Soprana - like the wines, a hamlet that feels as though time has passed by. 2015 was a good year for Barbera in general; Clerico’s is cool, deep, and lifted, with lovely balance between bright plummy fruit and earthy, savory and forest-y notes. It makes perfect sense for Thanksgiving, as it should work well with all of the varied components of the meal, even the cranberry. 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 2014 Chianti Classico Riserva

The Chianti Classico Riserva is a more serious reflection of the same principles underlying Retromarcia.  It is produced from a plot of 40-year-old Sangiovese vines that contain around 5% Canaiolo Nero and naturally yield about half as much fruit as the young vines used for Retromarcia.  The wine is fermented for 3-4 weeks on skins in steel and then aged for 2 years in old wooden botti and unlined cement tanks.  It is rich on the nose with dark cherry fruit, spicy notes of cedar and allspice, and hints of rosemary and resinous herbs.  Elegant rather than heavy on the palate with ripe tannins and restrained acidity, persistent and cherry fruit lead into an earthy finish.  Lovely and open now, this is will improve for years to come in the cellar. Andy Paynter

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Monte Bernardi 2014 Chianti Classico Riserva Sa'etta

Sa’etta is a cuvée dedicated to the best terroir of the Monte Bernardi estate: the oldest vines planted 45 years ago in the distinct compact sandstone of the area known as Pietraforte.  The wine is made from the best bunches of Sangiovese which are fermented on skins for 4 weeks and aged in used Slavonian and Austrian Botti for at least 2 years.  The nose is intense and forward with a deep earthy tone layered with notes of tobacco, thyme, and rosemary followed by black cherry fruit.  Full with grippy tannins and plenty of acidity, the palate is quite structured without being heavy or over-extracted leading into a intensely mineral finish. An assertive wine that is all the better without the presence of new oak or other “prestigious” flourishes.  Perfect for the cellar, I would recommend decanting if drinking now and pairing with any full-flavored foods. For me it will always be the perfect match for a roasted leg of lamb. Andy Paynter

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Monte Bernardi 2015 Colli Della Toscana Centrale IGT Tzingana

A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Verdot, this is the only Super Tuscan we carry in the store, and an anomaly within the character. Not over-extracted or over-oaked, this is a brighter and fresher expression, with a beautiful mix of red and black fruit and ample acidity. Notes of dried herbs and hay round out the palate. Great now, this will only improve with time. Oskar Kostecki

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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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Misc. Italy

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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

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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
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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
  • 57 in stock
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  • 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
  • 2 in stock
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  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $32.99

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
  • 40 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

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
  • 35 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $17.99

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

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Foradori 2016 Vigneti delle Dolomiti Teroldego

Foradori's Teroldego feels like a benchmark. Not that there is excessive opportunity to do comparative tastings of this lesser-known grape, but of the ones that we've tried, this wine is neither over-oaked, nor reedy and thin, but always perfectly balanced in its intensity and expression. A medley of brambly red and dark fruit (blackberries, plum) interwoven with dark spice, earth and green notes of blackcurrant leaf. The 2016 vintage is quite reserved when first opened, but some air reveals its true potential. One of my favorite pairings with roast pork. It's a great testament to Elisabetta Foradori and her family, and the hard work that has been done in the vineyards and winery for nearly 40 years, that this expression of Teroldego has risen from relative obscurity to be a true staple. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Biodynamic

Foradori 2018 Vigneti delle Dolomiti Teroldego Lezer (12.5%!)

The ultimate summer red wine! Lezer was first made in 2017, when hail led to damaged grape bunches. Not wanted to extract too much from the broken skins, Foradori went for a very short maceration of just a few days, and released the wine as a light and fun alternative to their more serious red wine offerings. It was a hit, and (somewhat reluctantly) they agreed to make it again this year-to our great satisfaction. Emilio, Elisabetta Foradori's son described 2018 as a "tropical vintage", and there is quite lush fruit here, but it is fresh and vibrant, with great acidity and very soft tannins. Notes of bright red cherry, raspberry, cranberry, pomegranate and a hint of citrus zest, along with slight herbal and mineral tones. Serve with a bit of a chill, and pair with a rooftop barbecue. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Biodynamic

Foradori 2018 Vigneti delle Dolomiti Teroldego Lezer 1.5 L

The ultimate summer red wine, but in grande bottiglia!

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Biodynamic

Foradori 2018 Vigneti delle Dolomiti Teroldego Lezer 3 L

An even bigger bottle! Grandissimo!

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $149.99

  • Biodynamic

I Cacciagalli 2015 Piedirosso Roccamonfina 'Lucno'

100% Piedirosso planted at 200 meters above sea level in the volcanic soils of Roccamonfina. The wine is hand-harvested, and fermented with wild yeasts in amphora. Aging also takes place in amphora, and is then bottled unfined and unfiltered.

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Biodynamic
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  • 5 in stock
  • $25.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 44 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

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 with 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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

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 cuvée 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 with 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 though 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
  • 11 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

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 margherita pizza, red sauce pastas, charcuterie, semi-firm cheese, or of course with pasta carbonara for a truly classic pairing.  Andy Paynter 

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $28.99

  • 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

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $28.99

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $48.99

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $39.99

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
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $9.99

Pisano, Danila 2017 Rossese di Dolceacqua

Danila Pisano took over the family estate in 1990 and received organic certification in 1996. The vineyards themselves are not young, with some of the terraces aging back to 1931. She has not had to plow or fertilize her vineyards for the last three years, and the cover crop is lush and filled with lovely flowers.  Her plots are spread over several hills, and even include a sandy section that has many un-grafted vines that have been resistant to phylloxera. Although Dolceacqua is known for a weightier style of Rossese, Danila's wines always have freshness without sacrificing the distinctive spice and crushed plum fruit that the region is celebrated for.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

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
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

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

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Pranzegg 2014 Mitterberg Lagrein Laurenc

From 15 year old vines planted in both guyot and pergola training systems, Pranzegg's Lagrien is fermented with submerged cap for 4 weeks, and is a deeper expression of "mountain wine."Notes of dark fruit (blackberry, plum, and cassis) mingle with mineral notes wet stone and graphite. Framed by quite bright acidity, this is a great food wine, and will pair well with anything from a steak or roast pork, to a burger or barbacue. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Biodynamic

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. The nose offers an array of brambly hedge fruits with black and red currant, wild blackberry, and 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

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Biodynamic
  • red sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $274.99

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

  • rosé
  • 23 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $17.99

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
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $11.99

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

  • red sparkling
  • 28 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

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
  • 10 in stock
  • $19.99

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

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $47.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $47.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $129.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99