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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.
$49.00Pre-Arrival
Fontodi

Fontodi Chianti Classico 2020 750ml

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About Fontodi

Tenuta Fontodi has everything going for it: amazing history, terrific microclimates, outstanding skill, intense passion, and great people. The estate sits the... Conca d’Oro, or golden bowl, an ideal spot for winegrowing, and the Manetti family, who has owned the 200-acre Fontodi estate since 1968, has roots in Chianti Classico that date back to 1398, the year when Chianti had its very first official designation. Although the Manettis have been terracotta makers longer than they have been vintners, their love for Toscana drives both pursuits, and, indeed, Giovanni Manetti, Fontodi’s owner-winemaker, has been the president of the Chianti Consorzio since 2018. Fontodi has made some radical changes in recent years, including removing the Cabernet Sauvignon component of its Vigna del Sorbo, and opting to vinify some of their wines in amphorae. Certified organic, thoroughly traditional, and utterly bewitching, Fontodi’s wines stand as the epitome of Tuscan elegance, and that never goes out of style.
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Gaja Ca'Marcanda

Gaja Ca’Marcanda Vistamare Toscana IGT 2021 750ml

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About Gaja Ca’Marcanda

In 1994, Angelo Gaja expanded his Piedmont winemaking enterprise into Tuscany, first establishing his Brunello estate, Pieve Santa Restituta, and two... years later, opening his Bolgheri estate, Ca’Marcanda. Dedicated to producing the kind of Super-Tuscan wines that put Bolgheri on the map, Ca’Marcanda’s stylish, approachable wines have the Gaja trademark ability to blend international profiles with Italian structure. The estate boasts 300 acres of vines, all planted by the Gaja team because there were no pre-existing vines, that grow in eleven different kinds of soils, though two types dominate: terre brune, or brown soil, which is mineral rich lying at the base of the foothills, and terra bianche, or white soil, which is the light-colored calcareous clay much beloved by winemakers. Ca’Marcanda crafts three reds — Camarcanda, Magari, and Promis — as well as one white, Vistamare; all are delicious, characterful wines that are truly representative of their Gaja family name.
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Marchesi Antinori Tormaresca

Tormaresca Bocca di Lupo Aglianico Castel del Monte IGT 2019 750ml

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About Marchesi Antinori Tormaresca

When purchasing Tormaresca, the Antinori family’s Puglia estate, in 1998, the took a two-prong approach: the 247-acre Tenuta Bocca di Lupo... sits in Castel del Monte in the wild beauty of Murgia, and the 1,235-acre satellite called Masseria Maime in Salento, close to the Adriatic sea. Growing both indigenous and international grape varietals, Tormaresca draws from these two locations to create wines that offer a panoramic view of Puglia, while offering a finessed style that bridges traditional Italian and more modern wine profiles. As with most of Antinori's estates, Tormaresca rests in the capable hands of CEO, enologist, and winemaker Renzo Cotarella and his team, who work to craft wines that transmit the region's unusual volcanic terroir. Bocca di Lupo, the flagship Aglianico wine from Tormaresca’s Murgia site, may be the most famous of the estate’s releases, but Tormaresca also makes an entry-level red, Trentantelli, as well as Pietrabianca, a white, and Kaloro, a mineral-laden rosato; each wine represents a different facet of Puglia, one of Italy’s great undiscovered gems.
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Cerbaia

Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino 2018 750ml

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About 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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Il Poggione

Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2018 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 Bindocci, who assumed control of the estate in 1999, and he now runs the estate with his son, Alessandro. 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.
$75.00Pre-Arrival
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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Produttori del Barbaresco

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Montefico Riserva 2019 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.
$89.00Pre-Arrival
Produttori del Barbaresco

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Montestefano Riserva 2019 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.
$89.00Pre-Arrival
Marchesi Antinori Castello della Sala

Marchesi Antinori Castello della Sala ‘Cervaro della Sala’ Umbria IGT 2022 750ml

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Marchese Antinori Castello della Sala

The stone fortress that serves as the namesake for Castello della Sala was built in 1350, but the modern age for this estate began in... 1940, when Marchese Niccolò Antinori purchased the 1,200-acre estate (495 acres planted to vine). In the late 1970s, Piero Antinori, son of Niccolò, felt inspired to create an age-worthy, complex white wine, so he joined forces with Umbrian native Renzo Cotarella, who had recently joined the Castello della Sala team. After years of tinkering, experimenting, and eureka moments, the estate’s flagship white, Cervaro della Sala was born, which saw its debut with the 1985 vintage, and a new Italian wine icon was born. But Castello della Sala isn’t limited to high quality whites; the estate’s vineyards sport fossil-rich calcareous-clay soils that, while ideal for white grape varietals, also makes for spectacular Pinot Noir. Today’s Castello della Sala crafts a range of wines that include multiple whites and reds, as well as Muffato della Sala, a showstopping dessert wine.
$89.00Pre-Arrival
Marchesi Antinori Castello della Sala

Marchesi Antinori Castello della Sala ‘Cervaro della Sala’ Umbria IGT 2021 750ml

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Marchese Antinori Castello della Sala

The stone fortress that serves as the namesake for Castello della Sala was built in 1350, but the modern age for this estate began in... 1940, when Marchese Niccolò Antinori purchased the 1,200-acre estate (495 acres planted to vine). In the late 1970s, Piero Antinori, son of Niccolò, felt inspired to create an age-worthy, complex white wine, so he joined forces with Umbrian native Renzo Cotarella, who had recently joined the Castello della Sala team. After years of tinkering, experimenting, and eureka moments, the estate’s flagship white, Cervaro della Sala was born, which saw its debut with the 1985 vintage, and a new Italian wine icon was born. But Castello della Sala isn’t limited to high quality whites; the estate’s vineyards sport fossil-rich calcareous-clay soils that, while ideal for white grape varietals, also makes for spectacular Pinot Noir. Today’s Castello della Sala crafts a range of wines that include multiple whites and reds, as well as Muffato della Sala, a showstopping dessert wine.
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Poderi Aldo Conterno

Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia 2019 750ml

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Poderi Aldo Conterno

Poderi Aldo Conterno rose to fame by crafting some of the best-known, best-loved cru Barolo expressions in its Barolo Romirasco, Colonnello, and Cicala,... as well as its Chardonnay Bussiador and its Quartetto, a red wine that blends indigenous Freisa with international grapes. In 1969, Aldo Conterno famously parted ways with his brother at their father’s estate, Giacomo Conterno, and founded Poderi Aldo Conterno in the “Favot” cellar on 61 acres in Bussia of Monforte d'Alba, the heart of Barolo country. Aldo’s vision was to craft wines that blended traditional structure, grace, and longevity with exquisitely transparent terroir, seductive juiciness, and a clearly defined personality. Before his death in 2012, Aldo achieved all this and more, creating a winemaking legacy that set him apart as one of the world’s greatest winemakers. The Aldo Conterno estate continues Aldo’s remarkable winemaking work in the hands of his three sons, Franco, Stefano, and Giacomo.
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Prunotto

Prunotto Barolo Cerretta 2018 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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Olivier Leflaive

Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet Enseigneres 2021 750ml

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Olivier Leflaive

(sometimes also called Olivier Leflaive Frères or Maison Olivier Leflaive or Domaine Olivier Leflaive) An eighteenth-generation vigneron and a member of the... Leflaive family, Olivier almost has Puligny-Montrachet in his blood. Domaine Leflaive, one of Burgundy’s most august houses, was founded in 1717, and Olivier worked at his family’s estate while quietly striking out on his own, buying some plots in the Côte d’Or and forging relationships with grape growers. About a decade after Maison Olivier Leflaive opened its doors in 1984(Domaine Olivier Leflaive would follow), Olivier left Domaine Leflaive, eventually joined by his brother Patrick, his daughter Julie, and other family members. Over time, Olivier expanded his holdings to 64 acres of estate-owned vineyards, mostly in Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault, and Pommard; Olivier also leases plots or buys grapes grown on an additional 182 acres of vines. Alongside his chief winemaker, Franck Grux, Olivier and his team crafts wines from 82 climats, including the iconic grand crus of Bâtard-Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet, and Montrachet. Olivier Leflaive takes a plot-focused approach to its winemaking, showcasing the terroir and placing an emphasis on purity — and this approach has paid off in wines of tremendous elegance, structure, and nuance.
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Prunotto

Prunotto Barolo Bussia Riserva Vigna Colonnello 2017 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.
$175.00In Stock
Poggio di Sotto

Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino 2019 750ml

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About Poggio di Sotto

Founded in 1989 by Piero Palmucci, Poggio di Sotto lays claim to some of the best vines, the finest microclimates, and the greatest biodiversity to be... found in the densely populated Brunello di Montalcino region. Studies done in conjunction with the University of Florence have found about 120 different biotypes of Sangiovese Grosso growing on the estate’s 115 acres (50 under vine). But this stunning biodiversity — the source of the brightness, intense aromatics, and complexity in the estate’s wines — is just the start. Poggio di Sotto is also home to some of the region’s oldest vines, which average about 50 years of age. These factors combine with the steeply sloped, south-facing vineyards located in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, located in the southeast Brunello subzone in the shelter of nearby Mount Amiata, as well as the soil’s composition of gravel and clay in lower vineyards and sandy clay near the top of the hill. Together, the biodiversity, vine age, microclimate, and soil composition create an ideal environment for the crafting of exemplary, finessed, and powerful Brunello. Now owned by ColleMassari, Poggio di Sotto continues to craft its deeply balanced wines with very traditional methods.
$249.00Pre-Arrival
Giuseppe Quintarelli

Giuseppe Quintarelli Ca del Merlo Veneto IGT 2016 1.5L

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About Giuseppe Quintarelli

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the Giuseppe Quintarelli estate has been patiently crafting game-changing wines from its 27 acres in... the Veneto. Giuseppe, or “Bepi,” seemed to be a magician, and his natural talent, along with high quality vineyards, gave the Quintarelli estate an edge. Bepi’s concept of vintage approval and strict grape selection rivaled even the great chateaux of Sauternes; he patiently let his wines rest in large Slovenian oak casks until they finished their fermentations; and he waited to release his wines until he thought they were the best they could be. Bepi died in 2012, but he trained his daughter Franca and her husband Giampaolo Grigoli to make wine as he did: wonderfully, magically, and with little fanfare. Today’s Quintarelli estate follows Bepi’s patient, high-quality, low-quantity winemaking practices — thus Quintarelli wines are always in painfully small quantity and in super-high quality. Quintarelli’s limited-production Amarones and Valpolicellas have long been the epitome of excellence, and the estate’s Primofiore, Rosso del Bepi, and Ca’ del Merlo are lesser-known, compelling beauties.
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Nicolas Potel Maison Roche de Bellene

Nicolas Potel Maison Roche de Bellene Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2019 750ml

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About (Nicolas Potel) Maison Roche de Bellene

Nicolas Potel, son of the late, great vigneron Gérard Potel, who was director of the famed Pousse d'Or, founded his négoçiant... house Maison Nicolas Potel in 1996. However, in the early 2000s, Nicolas sold the négociant house, and he left shortly thereafter, thus losing the legal right to use his name for his business. By 2008, Nicolas had found both Domaine de Bellene, which bottles estate-grown wines, and Maison Roche de Bellene, which is a négociant house, both located in Beaune. At Maison Roche de Bellene, Nicolas concentrates on premier and grand cru wines that come from old or very old vines tended by trusted growers across Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. Nicolas explores high quality, more affordable wines at Maison Roche de Bellene, and he has amassed a cult following of in-the-know Burgundy lovers with his terroir-driven red and white Burgundies.
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Domaine Francois Raveneau

Domaine François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux 2009 1.5L

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About Domaine François Raveneau

One thing about François Raveneau is that this taciturn vigneron did things his way. In 1948, François united the last of his family’s... Chablis parcels with those of his wife, a member of the Dauvissat family, to form the estate that still bears his name. François was the first of his long line of winemakers to estate-bottle his own wines, and the wines he made were so extraordinary — and so miniscule in quantity — that to experience them was a Chablis-lover’s dream. François dedicated his life to securing outstanding vineyards and to producing the best, most terroir-driven wines he could make. He didn’t care about fame or fortune, and he refused to export his wines to the States until the 1980s! Today, the estate is run by François’ three children, vigneron Jean-Marie, his brother Bernard, and Bernard’s daughter Isabelle. The estate still makes tiny quantities (just 3,000 cases a year) from its 20-acres of mostly grand cru and premier cru vineyards, still handpicks its grapes, and still shuns the limelight in pursuit of making extraordinary Chardonnay wines.
$1,295.00In Stock