Montesecondo Chianti Classico 2018Regular price $29.00 Save $-29.00
Montesecondo Chianti Classico 2018Regular price $29.00 Save $-29.00
Podere Le Boncie "Cinque" Toscana Rosso 2018Regular price $39.00 Save $-39.00
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.
Antinori Villa Red Igt 2017Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
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.
Podere Le Boncie Chiesamonti Toscana 2018Regular price $65.00 Save $-65.00
Varietal: Sangiovese, Canaiolo
Giovanna Morganti is quickly becoming recognized as one of the best of the new generation of Tuscan winemakers.
Giovanna studied oenology herself and went to work in the mid 1980s for San Felice wines in Castelnuovo Berardenga, near Siena, on a project to plant around 300 traditional Tuscan grape varietals collected from old vineyards. When Giovanna’s father gave her a small farm with olive groves, called Le Boncie, she added a vineyard planted with her favorites from the experimental project – Sangiovese, obviously, but also Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Foglia tonda Mammolo and Prugnolo., The vineyard, planted to a very high density of 7000 vines per hectare and dedicated principally to Sangiovese (supplemented by a few rows of Fogliatonda and the others for blending), produces the definitive wine of the estate: “Le Trame”. Vineyard work is conducted according to the general principles of the biodynamic movement. Harvesting is by hand. Fermentation occurs in traditional open-topped wooden tanks. The elevage is long and tranquil with an occasional racking implemented to aerate the wine. Aging occurs in mid-size barrels; the wine is then left to age in bottle for at least six months prior to release. Thus, the normal rhythm results in the wine’s arrival in our cellars in New York not earlier than 30 months after harvest.
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.
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”.
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2016Regular price $49.00 Save $-49.00
Ruby red color, tending to garnet red with ageing, penetrating bouquet, very full and varied, reminiscent of wild berries. Dry, warm, full-bodied flavor, harmonious, delicate and austere at the same time.
Vinous 93 points - “The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows mineral-laced black cherries with earth tones and hints of tanned leather. It’s soft in texture with a polished display of ripe berries and savory spice, as zesty acids create a juicy expression while slow-mounting tannins collect upon the senses. This turns dry and structured toward the finale, yet with the balance for a long and steady evolution in the cellar. This is really very nice..”November/2020
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.
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.
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2016Regular price $85.00 Save $-85.00
Ruby red in colour, with a very intense, persistent nose and with red fruit notes. Warm, balanced flavour with velvet-smooth tannins. Long-lasting aroma.
Tenuta Il Poggione is one of Montalcino’s largest wineries: it covers an area of 600 hectares, of which 125 hectares are planted with vines, 70 with olive groves and the rest are sowable land and woods. The estate’s guiding principle is to pay meticulous attention to the vines, because the secret of producing great red wines lies in taking extreme care of the vineyards. Tenuta Il Poggione has always practised diversified farming, by planting different crops other than the vineyards. More recently, solar panels have been installed on the winery's roof, reducing the environmental impact of its wines. In the constant work of safeguarding the typicity and improving the quality of its wines, Tenuta Il Poggione not only invests in research and development, but it also selects and reduces the amount of grape bunches produced. Moreover, by practising the green harvest, monitoring the health conditions of the vineyards and the need for soil nutrients, it is possible to obtain excellent wines even in more challenging vintages.
Petra - Hebo Suvereto 2018Regular price $24.00 Save $-24.00
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
Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2015/16Regular price $72.00 Save $-72.00
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.
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.