Wine Offerings: Italy

Crowd-Pleasing Italian White from the Shores of Lake Garda

Ottella “Molceo” (Lugana Riserva 2015) White Special 6-pack Price: $145 (~$24/bottle) Comprehending Italian grape varieties and regions can sometimes be a bit of a puzzle, but it’s usually entertaining. Lugana is one of the few Italian appellations that crosses a…

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Posted on 2019.03.20 in Italy, Lombardy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Fattoria di Fèlsina “Fontalloro” — Famed Tuscan Sangiovese

Fattoria di Fèlsina “Fontalloro” (Toscana 2013) Special 6-pack Price: $331 (~$55/bottle) Fattoria di Fèlsina has long been one of the great names in Tuscany. Since its first publication in 1987, Gambero Rosso, Italy’s acclaimed wine rating guide,…

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Posted on 2019.03.07 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Tuscany  |  Read more...

 

New Vintage Wines from Trailblazing Biodynamic Winemaker of the Dolomites

Elisabetta Foradori “Granato” Teroldego (Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2016) RED Special Price: ~$67/bottle You may have noticed that we have a thing for the wines of Elisabetta Foradori. Indeed, it was only a few weeks ago that we featured her 

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2019.02.07 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Trentino Alto Adige  |  Read more...

 

Coastal Tuscany’s Maremma Expressed Through a Star Winemaker’s Beautifully Mature Red Wine

Ampeleia Cuvée “Ampeleia” (IGT Costa Toscana 2012) Special Price: $183/6-pack (~$31/bottle) Many of you are already familiar with Elisabetta Foradori’s biodynamic, Teroldego-based wines of unrivaled quality that shine on the international stage. We have featured these northeastern Italian…

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Posted on 2019.01.10 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Tuscany  |  Read more...

 

Fresh & Fragrant Friuli – A Red Pinot Noir & White Friulano from Northeastern Italy

Silvano Gallo was already a recognized winemaker in the far northeastern Italian region of Friuli back when the nearby bordering country of Slovenia was still part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Today, Slovenia is an independent country and member…

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Posted on 2018.11.28 in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

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...

 


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