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Paolo Bea

Paolo Bea Santa Chiara Umbria Bianco IGT 2014 750ml


About Paolo Bea

Founded more than 400 years ago, Paolo Bea dedicates itself to indigenous Umbrian grapes —Grechetto, Malvasia, Gargenega and Trebbiano for its whites, and... Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and Sagrantino for its reds. The family-owned-and-operated Bea estate has long been a standard bearer of the Italian Slow Food Movement, and its motto is "Nature should be observed, listened to and integrated, not dominated. Wine is not made by man but generated by nature!" Because of this dedication to natural viniculture and viticulture, Bea’s team nurtures its grapes with organic, non-interventionist agriculture, and it continues that reliance on nature in the cellar, crafting its wines without temperature control and without any additives, yeasts, fining or filtration. The septuagenarian Paolo Bea is still the guiding force behind the estate, and he shares his traditional approach with his two sons: Giuseppe farms the vineyards, and Giampiero, current president of the Italian natural wine society Viniveri, heads up the winemaking. The Bea estate purposefully keeps its production low — so low that demand for its exceptional reds and outrageous whites always exceed supply. Each wine in Bea’s repertoire feels like a chapter in an ongoing story that, once experienced, you never want to stop reading!
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Marchesi Antinori

Marchesi Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016 750ml


About 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. Badia a Passignano has grown Sangiovese for millennia, and therefore it was a natural decision for the Antinori family to dedicate this winery to the production of 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 at some point between 395 and 891, 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.
Sassetti Livio Pertimali

Sassetti Livio Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino 2017 750ml


About Sassetti Livio Pertimali

While the Sassetti family have been farmers for many generations, they’ve been working as vine-growers and winemakers for four generations.... A founding member of the Brunello Consortium in 1967, Livio Sassetti inherited his family’s passion for wine, and he wanted the chance to estate-bottle his own Brunello, so in the early 1970's he purchased his own plot of land in Montosoli and founded the Pertimali estate, named for a cottage on the property. The 39-acre Pertimalli Sassetti estate now rests in the hands of Livio’s sons, Lorenzo and Luciano, who join him in the production of elegant, complex, and aromatic wines that marry the distinctive Montalcino terroir with the structure of Burgundy. In addition to Pertimali Sassetti, the Sassetti family of estates includes La Querciolina in Umbria and Colle Argento in Valdobbiadene.

Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2013 750ml


About Valdicava

World-famous producers of velvety, finessed, and full-throated Brunello wines, Valdicava’s humble beginnings date to 1953, when its land was acquired by its... former sharecroppers. Fifteen years later, Valdicava produced its first Brunello, releasing it under the Brunello Consortium’s label. In 1977 Vincenzo Abbruzzese, grandson of the former sharecroppers who founded Valdicava, assumed control of the estate. Vincenzo was raised to have a profound respect and abiding passion for Valdicava’s 67 acres, which rest in the sheltering bowl of Montesoli, one of Brunello di Montalcino’s most renowned sites. In addition to relying on biodynamic agriculture, Vincenzo blends traditional Brunello practice with some international protocol to craft wines that meet his exacting vision, express Valdicava’s unique terroir, and captivate their many fans. Indeed, the only downside to Valdicava is that demand for its finely crafted wines always outstrips the supply!
Vincent Girardin

Vincent Girardin Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2012 750ml


Domaine Vincent Girardin

At just 19, Vincent Girardin founded his estate in the 1980s with five acres of inherited vines in the Côte de Beaune. Vincent had great vision —... but not much land — so he purchased grapes from winegrowers who shared his devotion to excellence and his passion for wine. The estate really hit its stride in the early 2000s when Vincent brought on Eric Germain to serve as chief winemaker, and together they honed the Girardin house style: pure, terroir-driven Burgundies with elegance and transparency. During this time, Giradin began to take the vineyards biodynamic, and it increased its holdings, as Vincent purchased plots, leased others, and expanded into Corton Charlemagne, Meursault Perrieres, Genevrières, Pulignys les Pucelles, and Combetes. Today Maison Vincent Gardin is just over 54 acres, and even though Vincent sold the estate in 2011 to Jean-Pierre Nié, President of the Compagnie des Vins d’Autrefois in Beaune, Eric Germain continues as winemaker, ensuring the sublime excellence of Maison Vincent Girardin wine.
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