Rosé Of Corvina Cavalchina Chiaretto Bardolino (2013)
Verdicchio Collestefano Castelli Di Matelica (2013) meaning"the big green one" because of its yellow-green grapes, verdicchio is the 15th most widely planted variety in the world, ahead of chardonnay and pinot noir. this is the best one we’ve tasted; dry, high acid, lemon zest, limestone.
Pinot Grigio Terre Di Gioia Friuli (2013) grown since 1607 on a sustainable family farm; crisp, refreshing, light-bodied, delicious.
Cortese Massone Gavi Piemonte (2013) first planted in 1659, it’s a dry, refreshing, high acid grape that loves seafood.
Garganega Buglioni "Il Disperato" Veneto (2012) the classic grape used in soave, for fans of sauvignon blanc. medium-bodied, rich tropical fruit, orange rind.
Pecorino Marramiero Superiore Abruzzo (2013) named after the sheep, not the cheese, lush and round but still refreshing and crisp. green apple, stone fruits and great minerality.
Assyrtiko/Athiri Sigalas Santorini Greece (2013) considered greece’s finest variety; rich, citrus fruit and that one of a kind volcanic minerality. medium to full bodied, but no oak, and vines that pre-date phylloxera.
Kerner Strasserhof Alto Adige (2013) riesling and schiava hybrid named after the poet julius kerner; this winery in italy’s northernmost corner of alto adige is 2,300 ft up into the alps and is over 1,000 years old.
Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc Cosimo Maria Masini Toscana (2013) organic, family owned vineyard. ripe apples, white flowers, and a kiss of honey. unoaked.
Piculit Neri Bulfon Friuli (2013) a rare variety popular during roman times; herbaceous, wild berries, both fruity and tannic. burgundian in style, for pinot noir fans.
Barbera Casalone Piemonte (2010) family owned winery since 1734, traditionally made; soft, bright dark cherries. a very pretty, fruit forward, old world wine.
Cabernet Franc/Cabernet/Refosco Castellargo Friuli (2012) a blend of an indigenous friulian grape and french grapes brought by napoleon’s troops to the area; violets, cherries, fresh pepper, medium to full bodied.
Nerello Mascalese Benanti "Rosso Di Verzella" Etna Sicily (2012) 40 year old vines grown high up on the lunar-like slopes of mt.etna by one of the pioneers of the region. etheral, intense strawberries, pomegranate, herbs and dried roses.
Sangiovese/Sagrantino Napolini "Rosso Dei Monte" Umbria (2010) vines first planted in 1088. rich red fruit, smoke, medium-bodied, dried flowers.
Aglianico Molettieri "Cinque Querce" Irpinia Campania (2009) a small, organic, family-run estate with the best located vineyards in taurasi. ripe black fruit, underbrush and herbs, it is a textbook, uncompromising example of what aglianico can do.
Magliocco Balbium Calabria (2011) only 200 cases made. an ancient varietal; dark, juicy black cherries, lush.
Nero Di Troia Santa Lucia "Castel Del Monte" Puglia (2010) meaning "grape of troy", but also "lady of the night" in sailor’s slang of bari, puglia’s seaport city. juicy, ripe sun warmed cherries and plums, blood and iron.
Nebbiolo Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco Piemonte (2009) produttori del barbaresco has been making terrific wines for 5 decades; rose hips, persimmons, layers of gorgeous fruit. an iron fist in a velvet glove.
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