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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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Marchesi Antinori Le Mortelle

Marchesi Antinori Le Mortelle Vivia Bianco Maremma Toscana 2022 750ml

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About Marchesi Antinori Le Mortelle

Located on the Maremma Coast near the family's Guado al Tasso estate in Bolgheri, Le Mortelle was once part of a larger estate called La... Badiola, created in the nineteenth century when the Duchy drained the marshy areas around Grosseto. The Antinori family purchased Le Mortelle in 1999, and the estate’s name, which comes from the region’s plentiful wild myrrh, signals the family’s green commitment. Le Mortelle isn’t merely certified organic — it also sports a state-of-the-art cellar facility constructed with natural materials and erected deep under the earth. Built into the side of a hill, Le Mortelle’s cantina is barely visible, but its three-story structure allows for gravity to move the wine from pressing to fermentation to aging barrels, which reduces energy and treats the wine with tender loving care. Le Mortelle occupies almost 670 acres, with 420 acres under vine, and it boasts a variety of soils that range from sandy and loamy with clay and silica to rocky, pebbly, and mineral-rich. While Le Mortelle’s range of wines is small, the impact is great, and it’s only a matter of time before this Antinori estate achieves the renown it deserves.
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Tenuta Sette Ponti

Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana IGT 2022 750ml

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About Tenuta Sette Ponti

While its first vineyards were planted in 1935, Tenuta Sette Ponti came into its own in 1998 with the inaugural vintage of Crognolo, the estate’s... original Super-Tuscan release. Setti Ponti, which gets its name from the seven medieval bridges that span the Arno between Arezzo and Florence, may have been growing grapes for generations, but it took the vision of Antonio Moretti Cursari, Italian luxury goods magnate and the estate’s winemaker-owner, to start estate-bottling its wines. Spanning 250 acres in Chianti’s hills, Sette Ponti sports an ancient and unique Sangiovese clone, as well as limestone-rich clayey soils that nourish both native Tuscan and international grape varietals. Working with French consulting winemaker Gilbert Bouvet, Antonio has worked to create a range of wines, from very traditional Chianti bottlings to award-winning Super Tuscans. Antonio added to his portfolio, purchasing the 115-acre Poggio al Lupo estate in Maremma, and the 250-acre Feudo Maccari estate in Sicily, and his children have joined the family business, ensuring the future of this terrific, organically grown Tuscan estate.
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Agricola Punica

Agricola Punica Montessu IGT 2021 750ml

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About Agricola Punica

In the late 1990s, Giacomo Tachis and Antonello Pilloni of Cantina di Santadi joined forces with winemaking legend Marquis Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta... and bought two estates in Sardinia’s Sulcis Meridionale region. Agricola Punica was born with the 2002 release of its flagship Barrua, and Montessu followed in 2005. Today, the 420-acre Agricola Punica estate, still jointly run by Pilloni and the Incisa della Rocchetta family, continues in the trailblazing path of the late, great Giacomo Tachis, crafting outstanding wines that marry the robust allure of Sardinia’s Carignano with the elegance of international-style grapes, even adding a white, Samas, that uses the same “Super-Sardinian” principle to tremendous results.
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Tenuta San Guido

Tenuta San Guido Le Difese Toscana IGT 2022 750ml

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Tenuta San Guido

Sassicaia is arguably Italy’s most famous bottle of wine, and its maker, Tenuta San Guido, is Italian wine aristocracy. Sassicaia and its Super-Tuscan... revolution changed the face of Italian wine — and it catapulted Tenuta San Guido into the highest echelon of wine producers. Today, Marchese Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta continues in his father’s footsteps even as he prepares to hand over San Guido estate to his son, Sebastian Rosa. Over the years, Tenuta San Guido expanded its vineyards to encompass 190 acres, planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, and the estate expanded its lineup to include “second” wine Guidalberto and entry-level Le Difese. Debuting with the 2000 vintage, Guidalberto holds fast to its ideal of accessibility upon release, but over the years, it has grown more refined, polished, and elegant. Le Difese, debuting with the 2003 vintage, does the work of the estate's "everyday" wine, but when Tenuta San Guido makes it, the “everyday” wine is still a reason to celebrate. Tenuta San Guido’s outstanding Guidalberto and Le Difese bottlings add even more luster to Italy’s premier Super-Tuscan estate.
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Agricola Punica

Agricola Punica Barrua IGT 2019 750ml

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About Agricola Punica

In the late 1990s, Giacomo Tachis and Antonello Pilloni of Cantina di Santadi joined forces with winemaking legend Marquis Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta... and bought two estates in Sardinia’s Sulcis Meridionale region. Agricola Punica was born with the 2002 release of its flagship Barrua, and Montessu followed in 2005. Today, the 420-acre Agricola Punica estate, still jointly run by Pilloni and the Incisa della Rocchetta family, continues in the trailblazing path of the late, great Giacomo Tachis, crafting outstanding wines that marry the robust allure of Sardinia’s Carignano with the elegance of international-style grapes, even adding a white, Samas, that uses the same “Super-Sardinian” principle to tremendous results.
$44.95Pre-Arrival
Produttori del Barbaresco

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco DOCG 2020 750ml

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About Produttori del Barbaresco

Known as the “Queen of Wines,” Barbaresco as we know it came into being more or less synchronically with Produttori del Barbaresco. A wine... collective of around 55 members, Produttori del Barbaresco began at the end of the nineteenth century with about nine vine-growers, and this group shaped Barbaresco’s identity as we know it today. The Produttori disbanded in the 1930s because of war and Italy’s fascism, but it reformed in 1958, and today this collective, which covers more than 250 acres, is arguably the finest wine collective in the world. The Produttori is dedicated to growing Nebbiolo, and in every vintage, it produces a blended Barbaresco as well as a Langhe Nebbiolo — in very fine years, the group also crafts up to nine cru Barbaresco Riserva bottlings. Consistent high quality, traditional methods, and true telegraphing of terroir work together to distinguish Produttori del Barbaresco’s wines, and Barbaresco lovers, critics, and connoisseurs can’t get enough of this collective’s remarkable, authentic wines.
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Cupano

Cupano Rosso di Montalcino 2019 750ml

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About Cupano

In 1994, Ornella Tondini and Lionel Cousin purchased an abandoned farm near Camigliano, in the Brunello region; cows roamed the fields that would soon be planted... to Sangiovese Grosso (and, later, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon). Resting on a lonely plain, Cupano occupies a beautiful, windswept spot, and it was exactly what Ornella and Lionello had wanted for their estate. Lionel, who died in 2021, had studied with renowned vigneron Henri Jayer, and he began planting vines in the estate’s virgin soils in 1997, discovering that the land once held ancient seabed and finding bits of a fossilized whale skeleton remains of ancient seashells in the rocky soils, all components that lend a piquant minerality to the wine. Cupano’s inaugural vintage was in 2000, and since that time, the estate has grown to 84 acres and achieved international acclaim. Cupano continues under the guidance of Ornella, her daughter Andrea Polidoro, and Cupano’s longtime estate manager. Cupano’s single-minded pursuit to craft natural, finessed, and aromatic wines vintage after vintage, and Cupano’s elegant Brunello, Brunello Riserva, Rosso di Montalcino, and Ombrone are beloved by global wine lovers.
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Tenuta San Guido

Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT 2022 750ml

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About Tenuta San Guido

Sassicaia is arguably Italy’s most famous bottle of wine, and its maker, Tenuta San Guido, is Italian wine aristocracy. Sassicaia and its Super-Tuscan... revolution changed the face of Italian wine — and it catapulted Tenuta San Guido into the highest echelon of wine producers. Today, Marchese Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta continues in his father’s footsteps even as he prepares to hand over San Guido estate to his son, Sebastian Rosa. Over the years, Tenuta San Guido expanded its vineyards to encompass 190 acres, planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, and the estate expanded its lineup to include “second” wine Guidalberto and entry-level Le Difese. Debuting with the 2000 vintage, Guidalberto holds fast to its ideal of accessibility upon release, but over the years, it has grown more refined, polished, and elegant. Le Difese, debuting with the 2003 vintage, does the work of the estate's "everyday" wine, but when Tenuta San Guido makes it, the “everyday” wine is still a reason to celebrate. Tenuta San Guido’s outstanding Guidalberto and Le Difese bottlings add even more luster to Italy’s premier Super-Tuscan estate.
$69.00Pre-Arrival
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.
$73.95Pre-Arrival
Tenuta Sette Ponti

Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana IGT 2021 750ml

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About Tenuta Sette Ponti

While its first vineyards were planted in 1935, Tenuta Sette Ponti came into its own in 1998 with the inaugural vintage of Crognolo, the estate’s... original Super-Tuscan release. Setti Ponti, which gets its name from the seven medieval bridges that span the Arno between Arezzo and Florence, may have been growing grapes for generations, but it took the vision of Antonio Moretti Cursari, Italian luxury goods magnate and the estate’s winemaker-owner, to start estate-bottling its wines. Spanning 250 acres in Chianti’s hills, Sette Ponti sports an ancient and unique Sangiovese clone, as well as limestone-rich clayey soils that nourish both native Tuscan and international grape varietals. Working with French consulting winemaker Gilbert Bouvet, Antonio has worked to create a range of wines, from very traditional Chianti bottlings to award-winning Super Tuscans. Antonio added to his portfolio, purchasing the 115-acre Poggio al Lupo estate in Maremma, and the 250-acre Feudo Maccari estate in Sicily, and his children have joined the family business, ensuring the future of this terrific, organically grown Tuscan estate.
$74.95Pre-Arrival
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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Prunotto

Prunotto Barolo Bussia 2019 750ml

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About Marchesi Antinori Prunotto

Located in the rolling hills of Alba, Piemonte, the Prunotto estate epitomizes the timeless beauty and effortless elegance of the Langhe.... Founded in 1904, Prunotto began as a wine cooperative formed in Serralunga and presided over by Alfredo Prunotto. Beppe Colla assumed control of the estate in 1956 and expanded Prunotto’s success with a savvy strategy of researching the finest vineyard sites, purchasing the best grapes, and experimenting with cru bottlings. The Antinori family started distributing Prunotto’s wine in 1989 and assumed control of the estate in 1994. In a project spearheaded by Albiera Antinori, Prunotto recreated itself with an eye to wines defined by very specific terroir. Albiera began researching and purchasing specific vineyards, eventually amassing 161 acres that spread across the Langhe and Monferrato, with holdings in the legendary Barolo vineyards of Vigna Colonnello, Bussia, Bric Turot, as well as Barbera’s Pian Romualdo, Barbaresco’s Secondine, and many more. Under Albiera’s careful stewardship, Prunotto has not merely regained its former glory — it has surpassed it, cementing this venerable winemaker as one of the very best that Piemonte has to offer.
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Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot

Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Les Masures 2021 750ml

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Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot

Fourth-generation vigneron Jean-Marc Pillot is something of a rockstar in Chassagne. After studying at the Lycée Viticole in Beaune, Jean-Marc began... working with his father, Jean Pillot, in 1985 and he assumed control of the estate six years later. Jean-Marc has strived to leave his own personal imprint on his domaine’s wines while remaining true to the history of his father’s estate. Over the past few decades, Jean-Marc has taken his vines organic, built a new wine cave, tinkered with vinification and elevage, and moved to fermenting with only indigenous yeasts. He has also expanded the estate to about 30 acres of land, with grapes coming from an additional five or so acres coming from trusted négociants. While Jean-Marc Pillot’s holdings are mainly in Chassagne, the domaine also has vineyards Puligny, Santenay, Meursault, and Remigny, and though the estate primarily crafts white wines, it is well known for some spectacular reds. Recently, Jean-Marc’s son Antonin has begun assuming control of his father’s estate, ensuring the Pillot family’s legacy of pure, traditional, expressive white Burgundies.
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Domaine Bitouzet Prieur

Domaine Bitouzet Prieur Meursault Les Corbins 2020 750ml

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About Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur

Family-owned-and-operated, Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur has long roots in Burgundy, but aside from a new winery finished in 2020, very little about... this Volnay estate has changed. Founded in 1804 by the great-great-grandfather of the current owner-winemaker, Vincent Bitouzet, this 29-acre estate is dedicated to crafting long-aging, classically styled Burgundies, and it has earned a sterling reputation for making outstanding, profound wines. Vincent works alongside his wife, Annie, and son, Francois; they use non-interventionist practices both in the vineyards and in the cellar, farming organically, foregoing pesticides and herbicides, and they rely on natural yeasts and employ very little new oak. Vincent’s wines are complex, elegant, age-worthy, and exceedingly pure — the house style for both its red and white Burgundy would be entirely recognizable to his forebears, and this mindful adherence to traditional Burgundy is what makes connoisseurs and collectors seek out Bitouzet-Prieur wines.
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Canalicchio di Sopra

Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2019 750ml

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About Canalicchio di Sopra

Canalicchio di Sopra’s history is also the history of Montalcino. Once a sharecropper, Primo Pacenti founded the estate in 1962 on land that his... family had worked for generations. Primo was proud to be one of the original twelve members of the Brunello Consortium; when he retired, Primo handed Canalicchio di Sopra to his son-in-law, Pier Luigi Ripaccioli, and since 2001, the estate has been run by Pier Luigi’s three children, Francesco, Marco, and Simonetta. With two vineyard parcels that sit north and east of the town of Montalcino, sheltered by Mount Amiata and kissed by sea breezes blowing off the Mediterranean, Canalicchio di Sopra’s 47 acres occupy some of the highest altitudes in the Brunello region and possess a superb range of microclimates. “Elegance” is the watchword at Canalicchio di Sopra, and this maker delivers, vintage after delicious vintage.
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Cupano

Cupano Brunello di Montalcino 2019 750ml

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About Cupano

In 1994, Ornella Tondini and Lionel Cousin purchased an abandoned farm near Camigliano, in the Brunello region; cows roamed the fields that would soon be planted... to Sangiovese Grosso (and, later, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon). Resting on a lonely plain, Cupano occupies a beautiful, windswept spot, and it was exactly what Ornella and Lionello had wanted for their estate. Lionel, who died in 2021, had studied with renowned vigneron Henri Jayer, and he began planting vines in the estate’s virgin soils in 1997, discovering that the land once held ancient seabed and finding bits of a fossilized whale skeleton remains of ancient seashells in the rocky soils, all components that lend a piquant minerality to the wine. Cupano’s inaugural vintage was in 2000, and since that time, the estate has grown to 84 acres and achieved international acclaim. Cupano continues under the guidance of Ornella, her daughter Andrea Polidoro, and Cupano’s longtime estate manager. Cupano’s single-minded pursuit to craft natural, finessed, and aromatic wines vintage after vintage, and Cupano’s elegant Brunello, Brunello Riserva, Rosso di Montalcino, and Ombrone are beloved by global wine lovers.
$159.00In Stock
Le Ragnaie

Le Ragnaie V.V. Vigna Vecchia 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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Le Ragnaie

Le Ragnaie Passo del Lume Spento 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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Cerbaiona

Cerbaiona Brunello di Montalcino 2019 750ml

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About Cerbaiona

Situated just northeast of the town of Montalcino, Cerbaiona’s lands occupy prime territory; its steep vineyards boast soils of limestone, shale, and clay,... while its location offers a happy medium between the structured wines of Brunello’s northern zone and the ripeness of Brunello’s southern zone. In 2015, Matthew Fioretti and his team bought Cerbaiona and began an ambitious six-year replanting program that increases vine density, replaces international vines with specially selected Sangiovese Grosso clones, and expands the estate’s holdings to almost ten acres. In addition, the new Cerbaiona team has updated the cantina — it’s a lot of hard work in the service of raising the bar at the cult Cerbaiona estate! The payoff began with the release of the velvety and layered 2016 Brunello, a sign that the future is rosy at Cerbaiona, one of the great Brunello estates.
$239.00Pre-Arrival
Marchesi Antinori Tenuta Guado al Tasso

Marchesi Antinori Tenuta Guado al Tasso Matarocchio Bolgheri Superiore 2019 750ml

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About Marchesi Antinori Tenuta Guado al Tasso

Piero Antinori, the guiding force behind the Antinori family’s contemporary period and the family’s most game-changing... wines, took his time to release his first Super-Tuscan wine from his Guado al Tasso estate. Piero recognized the great potential of his lands located in the acclaimed Bolgheri Bowl, a natural amphitheater located about 60 miles southwest of Siena, that was drenched with sunlight during the day and cooled at night from sea breezes. Moreover, Guado al Tasso possessed clay-rich alluvial soils with very fine gravel, the distinctive feature that makes Bolgheri wines rich in minerality and lends them their characteristic terroir. While Antinori’s Guado al Tasso had crafted world-famous rosé wines since the 1970s, and although the land’s viticultural history stretches back to the seventeenth century, the estate’s initial premiere red wine, Guado al Tasso, didn’t come on the scene until 1994; however, this blockbuster Super Tuscan made up for lost time and quickly gained global recognition. Growing a selection of Bordeaux-style grape varietals as well as Vermentino, Guado Al Tasso crafts blockbuster reds — including the original flagship Guado al Tasso and the estate’s rising star, the cult Cabernet Franc, Matarocchio.
$499.00In Stock