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Luigi Maffini

Luigi Maffini Kratos Fiano Paestum IGT 2020 750ml

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About Luigi Maffini

Although its roots stretch back to the 1970s, the modern age of Luigi Maffini began in 1996 with the release of the estate’s first bottling of Kratos,... the winery’s lauded mono-varietal Fiano. Husband-and-wife team Luigi and Raffaella Maffini own and operate this Campanian estate, which has two vineyard sites, one located in Castell’abate, on Cilento’s coast, and the other in Guingano, which is more inland. The coastal area south of Napoli has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Luigi Maffini estate honors this natural beauty by growing their grapes organically in order to sustain biodiversity and to create pure, unadulterated expressions of their Campanian homelands. Planted mostly to indigenous Aglianico and Fiano, along with some Sangiovese and Piedirosso, the Luigi Maffini estate spans just over 35 acres of hilly terrain that overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea and that serves as home to a plethora of wildlife, including hedgehogs, wild boars, foxes, and rabbits. Luigi started his namesake estate with the dream of crafting wines that embody the rugged, natural beauty of Campania, and his estate now boasts six beautiful wines, each one a brilliant southern Italian gem.
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Bosco Del Merlo

Bosco del Merlo Sauvignon Turranio Friuli 2022 750ml

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Bosco del Merlo

Bosco del Merlo’s name derives from the beautiful oak forests that are native to northeast Italy, and this expansive estate borders a nature park and unfurls... across more than 220 acres of prime winemaking terroir. Nestled in the hills bordering Friuli and the Veneto, Bosco del Merlo sits equidistant between the breezes rolling off the Adriatic Sea and the Carnic Prealps, the limestone mountain range that stretches through Friuli-Venezia Giulia into the Dolomites. This location gifts Bosco del Merlo with beneficial temperature variations, pure sunlight, and “caranto” soils, a mix of clay and limestone, all attributes that have made this region prime winemaking territory since Roman times. Bosco del Merlo was founded in 1977 by three brothers, Carlo, Lucia, and Roberto Paladin, who rely on Bosco del Merlo’s natural beauty to make the wines at this family-owned estate. Bosco del Merlo crafts a full range of affordable and delicious wines, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Verduzzo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Refosco, and each bottling blends terroir and tradition in unforgettable flavor profiles.
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Luigi Maffini

Luigi Maffini Kleos Aglianico Cilento 2021 750ml

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About Luigi Maffini

Although its roots stretch back to the 1970s, the modern age of Luigi Maffini began in 1996 with the release of the estate’s first bottling of Kratos,... the winery’s lauded mono-varietal Fiano. Husband-and-wife team Luigi and Raffaella Maffini own and operate this Campanian estate, which has two vineyard sites, one located in Castell’abate, on Cilento’s coast, and the other in Guingano, which is more inland. The coastal area south of Napoli has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Luigi Maffini estate honors this natural beauty by growing their grapes organically in order to sustain biodiversity and to create pure, unadulterated expressions of their Campanian homelands. Planted mostly to indigenous Aglianico and Fiano, along with some Sangiovese and Piedirosso, the Luigi Maffini estate spans just over 35 acres of hilly terrain that overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea and that serves as home to a plethora of wildlife, including hedgehogs, wild boars, foxes, and rabbits. Luigi started his namesake estate with the dream of crafting wines that embody the rugged, natural beauty of Campania, and his estate now boasts six beautiful wines, each one a brilliant southern Italian gem.
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Marchesi Antinori Tenuta Tignanello

Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Tignanello 2020 750ml

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About Marchesi Antinori Tenuta Tignanello

The Antinori family’s Tenuta Tignanello is a gently hilly property located between that the family has owned since the 1800s. This... 321-acre Tuscan estate gets its name — Tignanello — from its most famous vineyard, but its vines grow the grapes for multiple wines. When Piero Antinori was searching to add his own voice to the Super-Tuscan revolution in the late 1960s, he turned to Giacomo Tachis, the consulting winemaker behind Sangiovese, as well as Ornellaia. Piero wanted to make wines that reflected his family’s Tuscan heritage, and in 1971, Tignanello, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet, and Cabernet Franc, was born. Sporting marly, limestone-rich soils that show remnants of the Pliocene Period when the region was covered in an ocean, Tenuta Tignanello enjoys sunny days, cool nights, and a gentle breeze, ideal conditions for wines that sing with a true Tuscan voice. This estate is home to three of Antinori's  crown jewels: Solaia, Tignanello, and Chianti Classico Riserva.
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Cerbaia

Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino 2019 750ml

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Azienda Agricola Cerbaia

Located above the fog line high on the Montosoli hill just north of Montalcino, Cerbaia is neither very large nor very old. This organic 29-acre... estate (fewer than 11 acres under vine) was founded in 1978, but despite its relative youth and diminutive size, Cerbaia is one of Brunello’s rising stars and definitely an estate to watch! Agronomist Fabio Pellegrini chose Montosoli for his estate because he saw tremendous potential in the subregion’s galestro soil because this clayey, rocky dirt was ideal for the cultivation of small-berried, thick-skinned Brunello grapes. Fabio ran Cerbaia until 2014, which his daughter, Elena, assumed control. In trading her career in finance for that of a winemaker, Elena was making a big life change, but her gamble is paying off. Cerbaia may average only 1,500 cases of Brunello every vintage, but eyes are on Cerbaia’s wines. Traditional, aromatic, long-aging, and terroir-driven, Cerbaia’s Brunello releases have everything to please the wine’s many, many fans!
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Marchesi Antinori

Marchesi Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2020 750ml

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Badia a Passignano

One of the Antinori family of estates, Badia a Passignano sits on just over 550 acres in the heart of Chianti Classico, in Sambuca Val di Pesa, a few miles... south of Antinori's Tignanello estate. As you'd expect from the Antinori family, this Chianti estate is a superb site for growing Sangiovese, Toscana's most emblematic grape, and making Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, the crème de la crème of Chianti’s wines. Like a fairytale fortress in the heart of Chianti Classico, Badia a Passignano's stone walls rise out of a thicket of cypress trees, and this former abbey, originally built in 395, has played home to the Vallombrosian order, an arm of the Benedictine monks, for centuries — in fact, the Vallombrosian monks, who specialize in viniculture and forestry, continue to live on the premises. In 1987, the Antinori family bought the land surrounding the abbey, and the Antinori family uses the abbey’s ancient cellars to age its Chianti Classico Gran Selezione.
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Tenuta Fanti

Fanti Brunello di Montalcino 2019 750ml

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About Tenuta Fanti

While the Fanti estate sprawls across 740 acres in Castelnuovo dell'Abata, which sits southeast of the town of Montalcino, it’s very much a family... enterprise. The Fanti family has lived on and made wine from these lands for more than 200 years, working as sharecroppers before current winemaker-owner Filippo Fanti assumed control of the family’s lands in the 1970s. Just over 120 acres of Fanti’s property is devoted to vine-growing (about 60 acres also grows olive trees), and the Fanti family relies on organic agriculture to tend to its vines. Filippo is very much a hands-on winemaker, and he designed the cellar to reflect a combination of tradition and innovation, selected his aging casks with an eye to quality, and chosen to use lightweight glass bottles to reduce the carbon footprint of the estate’s wines. Today, Filippo’s daughter Elisa works alongside her father, and together with their team, the Fanti estate crafts deeply authentic, terroir-driven wines that reflect the family’s philosophy of putting nature first.
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Il Poggione

Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2016 750ml

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About Il Poggione

Founded near the end of the nineteenth century, Il Poggione’s modern age began in 1958, when Leopoldo Franceschi, grandfather of the current owner, engaged... renowned winemaker Pierluigi Talenti as the estate’s winemaker. Pierluigi made the most of Il Poggione’s considerable natural gifts for 40 years, shaping the estate’s muscular, graceful, and aromatic house style as he trained Fabrizio, who assumed control of the estate in 1999. Nestled in the southern Brunello subzone in the hills around Sant’Angelo in Colle, Il Poggione’s 1,482 acres (302 planted to vine) possess some astonishing terroir. Today’s Il Poggione grows its grapes with non-interventionist methods, and it crafts its wines in its state-of-the-art cantina using traditional methods, including aging its wines in large oak vats in its underground cellar. One of the great authentic Brunello makers, Il Poggione’s wines consistently over-perform both in the cellar and on the table.
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Tenuta Sant’Antonio Amarone della Valpolicella Campo dei Gigli 2016 750ml

Tenuta Sant'Antonio Amarone della Valpolicella Campo dei Gigli Campo dei Gigli is Tenuta Sant'Antonio's most important vineyard and produces the estate’s flagship wine. In the traditional fashion,... the grapes from this vineyard are taken to the winery's drying room for at least 3 months to allow water to evaporate. The dried grapes have a low water content and create an Amarone with a classic style, concentrated and wonderfully deep and rich. The vineyard name means "field of lilies," the flower symbol of the winery.
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Le Ragnaie

Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino 2019 750ml

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About Le Ragnaie

Le Ragnaie spans almost 70 acres (about 38 planted to vine) that teem with wildlife, birds, and natural beauty. Riccardo and Jennifer Campinoti purchased Le... Ragnaie in 2002, and since that time, the estate has been on an upward trajectory. Le Ragnaie gets its name from “ragnatela,” the Italian word for spiderweb and the shape of traditional bird-catching nets, a nod to the desperate poverty that Montalcino experienced prior to its wine renaissance, when locals relied on catching birds for food. Fortunes changed, however, as Brunello found a following. Le Ragnaie has three vineyard parcels: Le Ragnaie in the central zone; Petroso, located just below the village of Montalcino; and Castelnuovo dell’Abate, located in the South of Montalcino in the foothills of Mount Amiata. Many of Le Ragnaie’s acres once rested above the elevation that DOCG allowed for Brunello, but in 2016, Italian wine’s ruling body raised elevation limits, so Le Ragnaie can now use its high elevation vineyards to craft its high-toned, finessed, and deeply elegant wines. The Le Ragnaie team is deeply committed to preserving the natural beauty of Montalcino and grows its grapes organically and biodynamically, while using very traditional vinification techniques in making its superb Brunello bottlings.
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