Wine Offerings: Italy

Bargain Price for a World-Class Italian White

Andrea Felici “Vigna Il Cantico della Figura” (Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva 2013) $166/6-pack (~$28/bottle) The first time we brought in the Felici family‘s vibrant and delicately salty white wine made wholly from the Verdicchio grape variety…

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Posted on 2018.07.18 in Italy, Marche, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Italy’s Best Rosato?

Agricola Tiberio Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo (2017) ~$21/bottle Special Price (6-pack mix-and-match) Italian rosato comes in all shades but perhaps the height of the category is Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo. Yet Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo isn’t exactly a rosato. It is an official denomination and appellation…

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Posted on 2018.06.06 in Abruzzo, Italy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Stunning Wines from Italy’s Lake Garda

There is value almost everywhere you look if you know how to spot it. In this case, value lies in the unheralded agricultural region on the glacial morainic slopes of Lake Garda, in the Valtènesi sub-zone distinguished by superior exposure…

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Posted on 2018.05.16 in Italy, Lombardy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Crowd-Pleasing & Fleshy Super Tuscan

Fattoria I Collazzi “Collazzi” (IGT Toscana 2014) Special Price: $243/6-pack (~$40/bottle) The breathtaking estate of Collazzi lies at the gates of Florence in northern Tuscany. A large part of the estate is covered with olive trees (Collazzi olive oil truly…

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Posted on 2018.04.25 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Tuscany  |  Read more...

 

Classic Barolo from the Outstanding 2010 Vintage

Alessandro and Gian Natale Fantino “Riserva” Cascina Dardi Bussia (Barolo 2010) ~$53/bottle Barolo is a perfect marriage between a grape and a place. Indeed, the Nebbiolo variety – named after the fogs or “nebbia” that are normal during its late…

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Posted on 2018.04.04 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Bright & Pure Sardinian Red

Vigne Rada “Riviera” (Cannonau di Sardegna 2016) Red Special Price: $146/6-pack (~$24/bottle) You already know of our affinity for the wines of the Catalonia region of Spain, and you are certainly aware of our small but carefully selected set of…

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Posted on 2018.03.24 in Italy, Sardinia  |  Read more...

 

Elisabetta Foradori — Trailblazing Biodynamic Winemaker of the Dolomites

Elisabetta Foradori “Granato” Teroldego (Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2015) Special Price: ~$67/bottle Elisabetta Foradori is a virtuoso of the vine. Since she took over her family’s Trentino estate at the tender age of 20 after her father’s sudden death…

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Posted on 2018.02.28 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Trentino Alto Adige  |  Read more...

 

Barbaresco – Hard to Find a Better Value of Soulful Nebbiolo than Silvio Giamello’s 2014 Vicenziana

Silvio Giamello “Vicenziana” (Barbaresco 2014) Special 6-Pack Price: $194 (~$32/bottle) Value is so much more than price. What makes a Nebbiolo-based wine from Italy’s Barbaresco region so special? It’s a tale of a grape variety wholly adapted to the specific…

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Posted on 2018.02.07 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Value Barolo from a Respected Traditionalist in Top Cru

Guido Porro “Vigna Lazzairasco” (Barolo 2013) Special 6-pack price: $243 (~$41/bottle) Guido Porro is the fourth generation at an estate that has always been passed from father to son. He holds close to 20 acres on the western slopes of the Barolo…

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Posted on 2018.01.17 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Dark, Savory, Cru Red Wine Under the Dolomite Peaks in Italy’s Far North

Elisabetta Foradori “Morei” Teroldego (Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2015) Special Price: ~$43/bottle Since she took over her family’s Trentino estate at the tender age of 20 after her father’s sudden death, Elisabetta Foradori has made elevating the native Teroldego grape…

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Posted on 2017.10.12 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Trentino Alto Adige  |  Read more...

 


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