Stolpman Vineyards Love You Bunches 2021Regular price $26.00 Save $-26.00
Stolpman Vineyards Love You Bunches 2021Regular price $26.00 Save $-26.00
Antinori Solaia Toscana 2018Regular price $350.00 Save $-350.00
La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2016Regular price $55.00 Save $-55.00
Montevertine Rosso di Toscana 2018Regular price $85.00 Save $-85.00
Varietal: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Colorino
The story of the legendary Montevertine estate in Radda-in-Chianti begins in 1967, when Milanese industrialist Sergio Manetti purchased the property and immediately planted two hectares of vines. Assisted by his close childhood friend Giulio Gambelli and a local named Bruno Bini (who was born on the property), Manetti produced his first vintage in 1971, with the humble intention of making wine to share with his family and friends. It turns out the trio had a real knack for their craft, and word swiftly spread in the area about the quality of wine Montevertine was creating from their excellently situated high-altitude vineyards. Manetti and Gambelli were ardent proponents of Sangiovese from the outset, and strongly opposed the appellation requirement that Chianti Classico include a portion of Trebbiano—a requirement they felt compromised the expression of place, particularly in such a refined terroir as Radda. When regulations later changed to allow Chianti Classico to be Trebbiano-free, Montevertine had long since abandoned the designation, and the wines have been classified as “Rosso di Toscana” since 1981—although, ironically, they are (and always have been) among the most visceral expressions of Chianti Classico in existence.
The standard bearer of the estate, it is aged 24 months in large Slavonian oak barrels and is composed of 90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo and 5% of Colorino. The fruit for this bottling comes primarily from a 2.5 hectare parcel of vines planted in 1982 on a south – southeast facing slope.
Caparsa Caparsino Chianti Classico Riserva 2016Regular price $46.00 Save $-46.00
This certified-organic (by CCPB) one-man estate makes compelling wine from old vines in the heart of Chianti Classico, with very little manipulation or modern technology.
Antinori Chianti Classico Peppoli 2018Regular price $27.00 Save $-27.00
Pèppoli 2018 is ruby red in color. On the nose, Pèppoli has intense notes of red fruit; cherries and strawberries that are well balanced with floral undertones of dog rose. Delicate hints of spices, aromatic herbs and notes of light toasting complete its bouquet. On the palate it’s vibrant, fresh with supple tannins and a finish that brings back aromatic notes perceived on the nose.
La Torre Brunello di Montalcino 2016Regular price $85.00 Save $-85.00
La Torre's Brunello di Montalcino reveals the finesse, elegance, and balance that is too often lost in this renowned appellation. With Sangiovese's delicate notes of cherry tied to grilled herbs, supported by refreshingly high acidity and balanced tannins, this wine will please at the table today or after years in the cellar.
The Anania family originally comes from Calabria in the south of Italy where they farmed for many years producing fine “bufala mozzarella” among other agricultural products. Giuseppe Anania, the father of Luigi Anania, the present owner and producer of the wines of La Torre, purchased the La Torre property in 1976. The estate is located in the commune of La Sesta, approximately 8 kilometers south of Montalcino in the highest altitude section of the Brunello appellation, quite near to the lovely village of San Angelo in Colle. The first vintage at La Torre was the fabled 1982 which set a fine precedent for the future work.
The estate comprises 36 hectares of which 5.6 hectares are devoted to the vine. The vineyards are planted almost entirely to the Sangiovese Grosso grape and have a full southern and southwestern exposure. Small parcels of Ciliegiolo and Alicante complete the mix of grape varieties. Wines from three appellations are produced: Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, and Rosso di Toscano and Rosso di Toscano “Ampelio”.
Podere Le Boncie "Le Trame" Rosso di Toscana 2018Regular price $59.00 Save $-59.00
Varietal: Saniovese (90%), Colorino, Mammolo, Foglia Tonda, and Ciliegiolo
The beauty of Sangiovese is revealed here in its most pure form, unencumbered by manipulation of the wine during vinification and elevage and without exposure to new oak. The essential character of this wine can best be described as ferociously elegant: there is a gracefulness to this wine, an impeccable balance, that belies the intense concentration reflected in its vigorous, ripe tannins.
Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2016Regular price $70.00 Save $-70.00
Ruby-red with a garnet rim, this wine's bouquet displays ample aromas of violet, wild berries, tobacco, chocolate, and vanilla. On the palate, Altesino Brunello is rich, full-bodied, and velvety.
Though the worldwide reputation of Brunello has encouraged some conservatism among Montalcino estates, Altesino has always been a leader, unafraid of innovation. The estate pioneered the technique of aging its IGT wines in small French oak barrels, limiting the time spent in oak to enhance each wine’s personality. The resulting wines were a groundbreaking improvement over those produced by traditional methods. No longer overwhelmed by wood, they were able to display the unique characteristics of the fruit, with softened tannins and perfect balance.
Piemaggio Le Fioraie Chianti Classico 2015Regular price $28.00 Save $-28.00
Varietal: Saniovese 90%, Canaiolo, Colorino, and Ciliegiolo
With a nose of earth-dusted, umami-tinged black cherries leading into a palate of tangy acidity and notable yet unforced concentration, Piemaggio's Chianti Classico exemplifies Chianti's centuries-long history of producing some of the world's greatest wines. Well-buffered tannins bear the terroir's power, but the overall impression is one of balance; it’s a paragon of egoless drinkability.
Sesti Monteleccio Sangiovese 2017Regular price $29.00 Save $-29.00
• The name of this wine is an Italian version of the Latin name “Montalcino,” meaning “hill of the holm oaks.”
The Sesti estate consists of 102 hectares (254 acres) of land, of which nine hectares are planted to vineyards. The rest is given to olive groves grazing or woodland.
The vineyards are in the enviable position of being on the southern slopes of Montalcino, where some of the most prestigious Brunello comes from.
Argiano Suolo Brunello di Montalcino 2016Regular price $200.00 Save $-200.00
It is the 1st Cru of Argiano. A unique Brunello, produced from the oldest vineyard and only in the best vintages. It is the most refined expression of Brunello.
The nose is extremely complex and broad. Classic Sangiovese notes are on display, particularly marasca cherry and flowers, but there are also scents of orange peel, sage, and balsamic, among others. Dense, structured, and savory in the mouth with silky, integrated tannins and a fragrant acidity. Very long finish.
Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 1996Regular price $190.00 Save $-190.00
Grapes from the two estate Crus, Canalicchio and Montosoli, were used to make this wine from vineyards more than 10 years old.
The vintage Brunello di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" is the result of a blend of two different soils: Terrain with a marked clay component, very rich in intermediate elements such as Magnesium, Iron and Manganese characteristic of the Cru Canalicchio and a "galestro" soil high with a very high mineral component, loamy texture with a high presence of silt, characteristic of the Cru Montosoli. The blend favors wines of great minerality and sapidity, supported by excellent acidity ideal for long aging.
Val di Cava Rosso di Montalcino 2019Regular price $53.00 Save $-53.00
Eric Guido, VINOUS: “Vincenzo Abbruzzese's philosophy is deeply rooted in the vineyard, located on the northern side of Montalcino, where he focused on the land and vines first. His low yields and meticulous selection remains some of the most severe in Italy, and is in large part responsible for the rich, structured, intense Brunellos of Valdicava. What’s often misunderstood is that the elegant textures and dark colors of Vincenzo’s wines are often thought to be the result of an international style or small oak, but that is not the case…The vinification at Valdicava has always remained traditional, aged in cask (not French barrique), allowing the identity of the estate’s terroir and Vincenzo’s vision of ideal Sangiovese fruit to shine through.” 4/20
Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2015Regular price $80.00 Save $-80.00
Vinous 91 points - Bright red. Aromas of red fruit, gingerbread, earth and violet. Savory and broad on the palate, with strawberry and saline flavors of good intensity. Some suave soil and saline notes repeat on the already approachable, long and clean finish
Ceralti Sciara Bolgheri Rosso 2017Regular price $19.00 Save $-19.00
Varietals: 70 % cabernet sauvignon, 30 % merlot
Intense red fruit on the nose, soft tannins with a long finish.
Manual harvest in boxes, maceration-fermentation at a controlled temperature for about 18 days in cement tanks.”Microboullage”; malolactic fermentation in oak barrels with aging “sur lies” for three months. Racking, bottling and aging in the bottle.
Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015Regular price $27.00 Save $-27.00
The wine shows garnet red hues, intense aromas of ripe, red berry fruit, such as red plum, pomegranate and red vine peach, sweet spices and Mediterranean herbs. On the palate the wine is well balanced, with generous pulp, seamless tannins and an endless finish.
Montesecondo Chianti Classico 2018Regular price $29.00 Save $-29.00
Antinori Pian delle Vigne Rosso di Montalcino 2018Regular price $32.00 Save $-32.00
This wine accentuates the pleasant freshness of the Sangiovese grape, Montalcino’s historic variety. The vineyard’s soil composition is calcareous-clay that allows Rosso di Montalcino to develop its characteristic freshness, minerality and finish.
Pian del Vigne estate, located 3.5 miles (6 kilometers) to the southwest of the town of Montalcino, takes its name from a characteristic 19th century railroad station situated within the confines of the estate. The property consists of 460 total acres (184 hectares), 160 of which (65 hectares) are planted to vines with generally a south-western exposure at an altitude of 430 feet (130 meters) above sea level.
Antinori Villa Red Igt 2017Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Arnaldo-Caprai Montefalco Rosso 2009Regular price $26.00 Save $-26.00
Varietals: Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Merlot
Dry with enough softness to counterbalance the tannins.
Arnaldo Caprai is the acknowledged leader in the production of top quality Sagrantino di Montefalco, a wine produced exclusively from grapes of Sagrantino, the variety that has been growing in the region of Montefalco for more than four hundred years.
Podere Le Boncie "Cinque" Toscana Rosso 2018Regular price $39.00 Save $-39.00
Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva 2016Regular price $27.00 Save $-27.00
Produced from estate-owned vineyards located in the picturesque countryside in the DOCG appellation in Tuscany. Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva showcases an elegant bouquet of persistent raspberry and vanilla aromas lent from extensive aging in a combination of French and Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months and bottle for 10 months. Full in body and velvety in texture, the finish is long and generous.