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Lazio

Cantine Casale della Ioria

Olivella I.G.T.
Rosso Del Frusinate
The 2010 is quite exemplary, with its richness of fruit, complexity, structure and softness. Made from monovarietal Cesanese and Merlot, it has a rich nose, full of pervasive hints of warm red fruit. There is plentiful but not excessive alcohol, balanced by good depth and richness of flavour, and it finishes long.
Vintage ’10

Tres
Rosso Del Frusinate I.G.T.
Casale della Ioria is a small, family run estate in Ciociaria (Lazio) where owner Paolo Perinelli oversees every aspect of the process. From vineyard management and the sorting of fruit, to the vinification and packaging of his wines. Tres is a blend of Cesanese (an indigenous, aromatic grape), Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Where the Cesanese gives the wine its characteristic peppery notes and bright acidity, the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon impart rich fruit flavours, tannin and warm mouth feel. The grapes are crushed and macerated separately in temperature-controlled stainless steel for up to ten days. The wine is aged for up to 12 months in French tonneaux and barriques.
Vintage ’11

Tenuta della Ioria
Cesanese del Piglio Superiore D.O.C.G
It is an intense ruby red wine, with gorgeous legs and great consistency. It is suggestive of cherries under alcohol, blackberry jam, fennel, tobacco, earth tones, mushrooms, and sweet red peppers, after a few minutes dried red roses start rolling over everything. It had balsamic tones and a very complex and intense nose, but still developing.
Vintage ’08

Torre del Piano Superiore Reserva
Cesenese Del Piglio
Guyot-trained Cesanese is grown at up to 1000ft. asl in clay-based soil and hand harvested at full phenolic ripeness. Torre del Piano is made from the estates best vines. Grapes are crushed and macerated in temperature controlled stainless steel for up to ten days. Wine is aged for up to 12 months in new French barriques.
Vintage ’09

Cantine Sant’ Andrea

Incontro al Circeo D.O.C.
With a delightful blend of Merlot and Sangiovese Incontro is really excellent, with it’s deep bouquet of dark berries, spice and chocolate, and a pallet nicely underpinned by oak that features densely textured, smooth tannins and a racy, lingering finish.
Vintage ’13

Sogno I.G.T.
With an intriguing blend of Merlot and Cesanese it has notable complexity on the nose with fresh plum, roasted coffee beans and liquorice. The aromas are fresh, fruity and distinctly redolent of morello cherry and blackberry jam. The palate has good extract, nice balance throughout and an even finish.
Vintage ’11

Cantina Carapace

Sagrantino Di Montefalco D.O.C.G.
The colour is an impenetrable dark red. On the nose there are aromas of cherries, plums, chocolate and a heady whiff of acetone. In the mouth the powerful tannins give the wine a solid feel. The finish is beautifully long, with the acidity fighting to balance those mouth-drying tannins.
Vintage ’09

Cantine Falesco

Montiano I.G.T.
Aged for 6 months in new oak casks to give it a lovely vanilla aroma on the finish. Intense ruby red colour, with subtle spice and overt aromas of Morella cherry and quince. Leading to a full palate, with balanced tannins and good length. Medium – bodied, with good structure and lingering finish.
Vintage ’01

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Sardegna

Cantina Piero Mancini

Cannonau di Sardegna D.O.C
95% Cannonau grape. aged for 6 months in new oak casks to give it a lovely vanilla aroma on the finish. Intense ruby red colour with subtle spice and overt aromas of Morello cherry and quince leading to a full palate with balanced tannins and good length. Medium-bodied with good structure and a lingering finish.
Vintage ’13

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Veneto

Cantina San Rustico

Ripasso Classico Superiore D.O.C.
An intense ruby colour; extremely refined on the nose displaying ripe fruit, cassis, plum and a hint of herbs. An enticing and juicy palate, medium to full bodied is smoothly textured, with ripe, long, racy tannins before a ripe but savory finish.
Vintage ’13

Porta Rosso Veronese I.G.T.
An absolutely delicious wine and a great value at this price. The wine is aged in a combination of small and large oak casks for 18 months followed by 6 months in the bottle prior to release for sale. It is a full-bodied wine with full-on flavors of dried fruit such as raisins, plums and dark cherries accented with sweet kitchen spice notes. A velvety texture, gentle tannins and a long finish.
Vintage ’10

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C.
Verona’s most famous red wine, Amarone, is created through drying grapes on wooden racks for several months before fermentation. This process, when managed carefully, produces wine of intense aromas, flavours and structure with hints of soft red fruits, overlaid with smoky oak finish. The estate of San Rustico has become one of the exponents of this style of wine.
Vintage ’08

Amarone Gaso D.O.C.
The estate’s flagship wine is the 2006 Amarone della Valpoliccela Classico Gaso. Basaltic lava soils have helped to shape a focused and sharp expression of Amarone that presents its aromas of dried fruit and spice with utmost precision. The wine sees 36 months in bottle grande and these large casks crate the conditions for enhanced fruit nuances (as opposed to heavy oak toast). The 2006 vintage is characterized by higher dry extract and power (the alcohol reads 16%) and you get both in this wine. Its success ultimately comes from the balance and overaal harmony it demonstrates on the finish.
Vintage ’08
Vintage ’07

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Barbaresco Grand Cru List

       Cantina La Contea  

 Barbaresco Ripa Sorita D.O.C.G. 2006
This Barbaresco presents a strong varietal personality in a modern style. Intense garnet with a generous enticing nose, the aromas marry fruity notes of mulberry, cassis and strawberry with a complex overtones of tobacco leafs and herbs.
Vintage ’06 

                                                       Barbaresco D.O.C.G.                                                      

Produttori del Barbaresco
The Produttori del Barbaresco displays classic Barbaresco color; beautiful garnet red color with brick hues. Aromas of spice, pepper and black cherries. On the palate the wine is powerful, firm elegant with beautiful aromas of white truffles, plums and berries
Vintage ’12

 Cantina Gaja

       Barbaresco D.O.C.G.
A Barbaresco that honours Angelo Gaja’s winemaking heritage. Silky and unabashedly earthy, this Barbaresco blends Nebbiolo grapes from fourteen vineyards to create a traditional, dense, age-worthy and elegant expression with the kind of balance and finish to make you swoon. Figs, smoke, liquorice, underbrush and supersaturated fruit make Gaja Barbaresco a wine for all seasons, and all connoisseurs’ cellars. 2008 Barbaresco is garnet in colour. The nose is almost sensual in its complexity, with aromas of forest fruits, plums, liquorice, mineral and coffee scents The taste is long, with a complex finish with fine, silk-like tannins and good acidity; dense structure, full of super-ripe fruit.
                      Vintage ’08                        

                                                              Sitorey D.O.C.                                                                     
Mostly Barbera, with some Dolcetto blended in. This wine has a unique, almost sweet, nose of cherry, leather, and vanilla wafer. It has nice raspberry and blueberry notes and the acidic structure to cut through pretty flavourful food.
Vintage ’97

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Toscana

Cantina Gavioli

Sergavio I.G.T.
This 100% Sangiovese, one of our most successful finds from Tuscany, is aged for two years in new oak, with an intense deep colour, ripe and inspiring.
Vintage ’11

Vino Nobile Di Montelpuciano D.O.C.G.
It is dense, ruby red in colour with an elegant nose, featuring classic wild cherry and tobacco notes. Decidedly full-bodied on the palate with its slightly pronounced but fine textured tannins, leads to a wonderful lingering finish.
Vintage ’07 Riserva
Vintage ’11

Salciano di Syrah D.O.C.
The palate is compact and harmonious, with very fine, well-distributed tannic texture, balanced acidity and a finish offering full, long satisfaction.
Vintage ’09

Chianti Colli Senesi D.O.C.G
The palate is simply superlative, with a terrific texture of the finest-grained tannins culminating in a finish that is long and velvet smooth, making this gem a total charmer.
Vintage ’11 Riserva

Cantina Brandesco

Chianti Superiore D.O.C.G.
Confident and focused in the mouth, intense strawberry, wild berry and cherry animate a emphatic nose. A lovely, crisp acidity ensure pleasurable leanness, with a medium-long but delicious finish
Vintage ’09 Riserva
Vintage ’10

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Abruzzo

Cantine Bove

Angeli D.O.C.
This stunning Montepulciano Di Abruzzo features rich,dense fruit and a lean, vibrant palate, releasing pungent spice essences and then builds a palate of extraordinary, solid fruit, showing varietal to a fault
Vintage ’13

Cantina Poggio d’Alba

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo D.O.C.
An intense ruby red wine, with gorgeous legs and great consistency It is suggestive of cherries under alcohol, blackberry jam, fennel, tobacco, earth tones, mushrooms and sweet red peppers. After a few minutes dried red roses start rolling over everything.
Vintage ’13

Cantina Indio

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo D.O.C.
Bright ruby red colour, with garnet hues, intense, characteristic bouquet on the palate. It is full-bodied and robust, with a perfect integration of tannins and wood.
Vintage ’12

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Campania

Cantine Corte Normanna

Aglianico D.O.C.
The 2013 Aglianico is good deep ruby red colour. There are gentle aromas of ripe cherry and plum with floral nuances and the palate is clear and cut, fleshy and dense, with smokey and spicy notes.
Vintage ’13

Tre Pietre D.O.C.
Taking pride of place on our list is this excellent newcomer, Tre Pietre. It presents garnet ruby with a dense, chewy bouquet of pencil lead, cherry and cocoa and a linear palate.
Vintage ’11

Cantina Feudi di San Gregorino

Patrimo Irpinia Rosso I.G.T.
The ’04 Patrimo is a most challenging wine. It offers a very ripe, fresh nose of jam and brandied fruit, but the clenched, vigorous palate sweeps away any doubts about its soundness and ageing potential. The nose is inscrutable, but the weight and power displayed on the palate doesn’t require much interpretation
Vintage ’04

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Piemonte

Cantina Brezza
Barolo Classico D.O.C.G
This superb vineyard is situated in the best cru of the district of Barolo. This splendid vintage is vibrant and garnet in colour, has a complex bouquet and is at a voluptuous softness, with hints of white truffle, while the spicy elements in the bouquet are emerging with increasing broadness and charm.
Vintage ’12
Barolo Cannubi D.O.C.G
The Brezza Barolos are almost arrogantly successful. Its concentrated colour has by now achieved legendary status, while the intriguing bouquet offers contrasting, wonderful deep aromas. The powerful extracts and tannins just add to the pleasure on the palate, at the time allowing scope for a perfect correspondence to the nose and a mouth filling density.
Vintage ’01
Vintage ’03

Barbera d’Alba Superiore D.O.C
This single vineyard wine is one of the best Barberas produced in the Barolo region. Fine structure and an already enviable balance, it is mouth filling and satisfying, full-bodied with a long fruit finish.
Vintage ’10

Nebbiolo d’Alba D.O.C. Santa Rosallia
This single vineyard Nebbiolo, from the famous house of Brezza, in Barolo, aged partly in oak casks and partly in large barrels. The crisp nose embraces notes of black cherry, redcurrants and vanilla with a full rich finish.
Vintage ’11

Dolcetto D’Alba D.O.C.
Purple-red. The nose is full of dark berries and stone fruits, with a streak of graphite. In the mouth spicy fruit and tannins integrate into an medium-bodied but rich, fresh and inviting wine. Finishes with good tannins and freshness.
Vintage ’10

Cantina Gaja

Barolo Da Gromis D.O.C.G
Wonderfully mature with very complex flavours, it will be delicious for drinking over the next few years. Aromas of dark cherry and complex wild herb characters with notes of truffles and dark chocolate are followed by a smooth, ripe palate-bursting full of complex, dark fruit characters with perfectly integrated, soft tannins. From the great 2010 vintage, this wine is a magnificent introduction to Gaja range.
Vintage ’10

Sitomoresco D.O.C
Angelo Gaja is known for producing elegant, opulent wines that are true to their origins. The quality of his wines is such that they have been described by Wine Spectator, a leading consumer wine publication, as “perhaps the finest Italian wines ever made.” Several estate-owned vineyards provide the grapes for Sito Moresco, among which is the twenty-five-acre Sito Moresco vineyard in Barbaresco. The name means “Moresco’s site” and refers to the former owner of this vineyard Sito Moresco combines complexity and longevity with refinement and accessibility.
Vintage ’10

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Barolo Grand Cru List

Cantina Brezza Giacomo & Figli

                                                      Barolo Cannubi D.O.C.G.                                                Medium burnished ruby.   The 1989 is a sensational effort that perfectly captures Cannubi and the superb 1989 vintage.  It shows a very layered profile in its balsamic nose of spices, menthol and flowers, with great density and concentration in its rich black cherry fruit that explodes onto the palate with great persistence and freshness.  The 1989 is at the same time more delicate and structured than the 1990.
Vintage ’89                    

Barolo Sarmassa D.O.C.G.
Still beautiful, and holding well. This bottle came from the cantina’s library cellar, which is kept at 10-11C (50-52F). Huge nose of tar, black cherries, licorice, violets and rose petals, all very fresh. The flavor profile is more mature: dried dark fruits, cranberries, dried flowers, truffle, loam, licorice, saddle leather, and mountain herbs. The persistence and balance are precise, focused and long. The finish shows excellent ripe and integrated tannins, with fresh acidity and subtle notes of wood.
Vintage ’90

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