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Col d'Orcia

Col d’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2018 750ml

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About Col d'Orcia

Originally from Piemonte, the Cinzano family — yes, that Cinzano family, the one that brought Vermouth to the global market —acquired the Col d’Orcia... estate in the 1970s and the winery’s Poggio al Vento soon became one of the iconic Brunello bottlings. The largest certified organic estates in all of Tuscany, Col d'Orcia's positioning on Brunello’s southwestern slope offers a warmer climate and helps the estate’s grapes become rounder, gentler, and a little less acidic than those from other parts of Montalcino. Col d'Orcia boasts albarese soil, the limestone-rich, mineral-laden earth that helps make Tuscany special. Col d’Orcia’s tenth-generation winemaker, Santiago Marone Cinzano, uses vinification techniques that are a mix of traditional and modern — for example, the estate employs both botti and barriques for aging, and this combination offers a compelling integration of power and finesse, as well as a terrific marriage of age-worthiness and drinkability.
$48.00Pre-Arrival
Marchesi Antinori

Marchesi Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2018 750ml

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About Marchesi Antinori Pian delle Vigne

Owned by the Antinori family since 1995, Pian delle Vigne covers more than 450 acres (160 planted to vine), and its under-the-radar... Brunello wines are as delectable as they are well made. Pian delle Vigne sits about 3.5 miles southwest of the town of Montalcino above the Val d’Orcia, and its lands possess ideal terroir for Brunellos that fit the Antinori’s house style. With its southwest-facing vineyards with mineral rich clay-and-loam soils that rest at an elevation of about 420 feet above sea level, Pian delle Vigne easily grows Sangiovese Grosso that’s softer, easier, and more accessible. The Pian delle Vigne team, helmed by enologist Renzo Cotarella, uses a combination of modern and traditional methods to craft its terroir-driven Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino, fermenting the grapes in stainless steel, employing a malolactic fermentation period, and aging in an array of sizes of large oak barrels. Showcasing the Antinori’s trademark profile that puts deliciousness at the forefront, Pian delle Vigne’s Brunello wines have won a reputation for being balanced, refined, long-aging expressions that nonetheless allow for earlier approachability.
$65.00In Stock
Baricci

Baricci Colombaio di Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2019 750ml

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About Baricci

One of the original members of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino, Baricci is also one of the best small Brunello producers. Nello Baricci passed the... estate to his son-in-law, Pietro Buffi, who recently gave the reins to his son, Federico. The Buffi family makes wines that are true to type, honest and real. Baricci uses non-interventionist practices in farming its Galestro Schist-based 29-acre (12 under vine) vineyards that sit at about 850 feet above sea level, and it uses traditional methods in the cantina too: fermenting in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks, and aging in medium-sized oak botti. Traditional and family-owned-and-operated, Baricci's output every vintage is tantalizingly small, although in recent years Baricci has added a riserva bottling to its lineup and built a new cellar facility to help increase both the quality and quantity of its fine wines. With a yearly production of just 2,500 cases, Baricci's wines are hard to find, but their complex, delicious palates make them easy to enjoy, and definitely a bang for your Brunello buck!
$94.95Pre-Arrival
Podere Grattamacco

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2020 750ml

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About Grattamacco

Founded in 1977 by Piermario Meletti Cavallari, Grattamacco is a powerhouse producer of Super-Tuscan wine, yet this Bolgheri estate remains somewhat of an... underdog. Grattamacco is Bolgheri's second Super Tuscan estate — only Tenuta San Guido, whose Sassicaia vineyards abut those of Grattamacco, preceded it — and it has always held a special place in the hearts of savvy wine lovers. Grattamacco, now owned by ColleMassari who also owns Poggio di Sotto in Montalcino, spans 67 acres across one of Bolgheri’s only hills. Grattamacco may rest in the shadows of its more famous neighbors, but its wines are first class, and in-the-know buyers snap up the estate’s small output of elegant, finessed, and silky every chance they get.
$109.00Pre-Arrival
Podere Grattamacco

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2019 750ml

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About Grattamacco

Founded in 1977 by Piermario Meletti Cavallari, Grattamacco is a powerhouse producer of Super-Tuscan wine, yet this Bolgheri estate remains somewhat of an... underdog. Grattamacco is Bolgheri's second Super Tuscan estate — only Tenuta San Guido, whose Sassicaia vineyards abut those of Grattamacco, preceded it — and it has always held a special place in the hearts of savvy wine lovers. Grattamacco, now owned by ColleMassari who also owns Poggio di Sotto in Montalcino, spans 67 acres across one of Bolgheri’s only hills. Grattamacco may rest in the shadows of its more famous neighbors, but its wines are first class, and in-the-know buyers snap up the estate’s small output of elegant, finessed, and silky every chance they get.
$115.00In Stock
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.
$119.00In Stock
Marchesi Antinori Le Mortelle

Marchesi Antinori Ampio delle Mortelle Toscana IGT 2018 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 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.
$199.00In Stock
Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo

Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo Brunello di Montalcino Annata 2007 750ml

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About Biondi-Santi

Without the Biondi-Santi family’s Il Greppo estate, Brunello wouldn’t exist. Clemente Santi made the first wine called Brunello in 1869, and his son... Ferruccio further isolated the BBS1 clone of the Sangiovese grape, which the family had named “Brunello,” or the little brown one. Ferruccio, who founded the Il Greppo estate in 1880, dedicated his life’s work to crafting a long-aging monovarietal wine with this grape. Tancredi Biondi-Santi, Ferruccio’s son, brought Brunello to the world and instilled practices like “topping off” aging bottles of Brunello Riserva. Franco Biondi-Santi, who passed away in 2013, maintained the estate’s traditions and created a legacy in the process. Today’s Il Greppo is helmed by Jacopo and Alessandra Biondi-Santi, Franco’s children, though French corporation EPI holds a majority stake in the estate. Under this new control, Biondi-Santi’s vineyards are being replanted and upgrades are being made to the cantina; however, the 67-acre Il Greppo estate continues its practice of crafting fine, age-worthy Brunello and captivating Rosso di Montalcino wines. Indeed, the estate extended the aging time of its Brunello from five to six years, and it’s started special paired releases of a recent Brunello Riserva with a mature bottling, both commitments to the belief that while time may pass, but a Biondi-Santi Brunello is eternal.
$199.95In Stock
Canalicchio di Sopra

Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Vigna La Casaccia 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.
$209.00In Stock
Miani

Miani ‘Cossut’ Refosco Colli Orientali del Friuli 2020 750ml

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AboutMiani

Miani’s Enzo Pontoni stands head and shoulders above most of his winemaking peers — both literally and figuratively. The nearly seven-foot tall Pontoni towers... in the vineyard, but he knows his vines on a first-name basis, and as a result, he crafts some of the most hard-to-get wines in Italy’s Colli Orientali del Friuli. Enzo thinks each individual vine possesses its own microclimate, and he tends to his individual plants with individualized care, something that includes possibly the most assertive green harvests in all of Italy. Where other winemakers would leave several bunches of grapes on a vine, Enzo leaves one, maybe two. Where other winemakers would garner a few thousand bottles of wine from a plot, Enzo will get a few hundred. Famously reclusive and shy, Enzo owns only nine acres of vineyards but rents another 22, and he produces fewer than 1,600 cases a year, and that’s 1,600 total cases, spread across his various bottlings. Enzo works with a number of different varieties, from Chardonnay to Ribolla Gialla to Tocai Friulano to Sauvignon Blanc, but he also makes some evocative reds, including his Merlots and Refoscos — all of which inspire collectors to snap them up upon release. No matter the Miani wine, they’re extraordinarily rare, explosive, cult-inspiring, and delicious.
$239.00Pre-Arrival
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Baudines Blanc Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru 2016 750ml

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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

One of the wine world’s rockstar producers, Pierre-Yves Colin is the oldest son of Burgundy’s Marc Colin. Pierre-Yves worked at his father’s... domaine from 1994 to 2005, when he left to form his own Burgundy house with his wife, Caroline Morey, who had an established wine négociant business. Pierre-Yves inherited an almost 15-acre parcel of his family’s vineyards, while Caroline’s relationships with winegrowers was equally robust. Together, the pair founded Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey in the Côte de Beaune with the intention of crafting fine, mineral-driven, terroir-specific Chardonnay wines. About 70% of the grapes for Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey’s wine come from the domaine’s own vineyards, located mostly in Chassagne-Montrachet, with the remainder coming from dedicated growers. Pierre-Yves uses sustainable agriculture, long aging in neutral demi-muid barrels (rather than new oak), and long élevage for his profound, detailed Chardonnays. This meticulous viniculture helps Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey to craft gorgeous Burgundies to collect, share, and love.
$339.00In Stock
Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo

Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo Brunello di Montalcino Annata 2006 750ml

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About Biondi-Santi

Without the Biondi-Santi family’s Il Greppo estate, Brunello wouldn’t exist. Clemente Santi made the first wine called Brunello in 1869, and his son... Ferruccio further isolated the BBS1 clone of the Sangiovese grape, which the family had named “Brunello,” or the little brown one. Ferruccio, who founded the Il Greppo estate in 1880, dedicated his life’s work to crafting a long-aging monovarietal wine with this grape. Tancredi Biondi-Santi, Ferruccio’s son, brought Brunello to the world and instilled practices like “topping off” aging bottles of Brunello Riserva. Franco Biondi-Santi, who passed away in 2013, maintained the estate’s traditions and created a legacy in the process. Today’s Il Greppo is helmed by Jacopo and Alessandra Biondi-Santi, Franco’s children, though French corporation EPI holds a majority stake in the estate. Under this new control, Biondi-Santi’s vineyards are being replanted and upgrades are being made to the cantina; however, the 67-acre Il Greppo estate continues its practice of crafting fine, age-worthy Brunello and captivating Rosso di Montalcino wines. Indeed, the estate extended the aging time of its Brunello from five to six years, and it’s started special paired releases of a recent Brunello Riserva with a mature bottling, both commitments to the belief that while time may pass, but a Biondi-Santi Brunello is eternal.
$399.00In Stock
Giuseppe Rinaldi

Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Cannubi S.Lorenzo – Ravera 2007 750ml

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About Giuseppe Rinaldi

Known to his peers as “Citrico,” or the acerbic one, Giuseppe Rinaldi, who died in 2018, held fast to his strong opinions. Beppe believed in growing... his grapes organically, and though he was one of the founders of ViniVeri, the natural Italian wine consortium, he never bothered to get his wines certified organic. Despite the fad for cru expressions — and despite owning parcels in three of Barolo’s best sites, Cannubi, Brunate, Le Coste, and Ravera — Beppe believed in the primacy of blended Barolo. Literally turning his back on fashion, Beppe had a barrique turned into a chair, affixing a sign saying that this was the only good use for barrique. Above all, Beppe believed in traditional, ultra-long-aging Barolo, and he made his wine as his grandfather did, fermenting in tini, or tall oak vats, using no temperature control, relying on manual punch downs, and aging his wines in giant botti for years. After his passing, Beppe’s daughters, Carlotta and Marta, assumed control of the estate, and they continue to make wines that their father, their grandfather, and their great-grandfather would recognize. Giuseppe Rinaldi crafts serious, timeless, remarkable Barolo, Barbera, Langhe Nebbiolo and other quintessentially Piemontese bottlings — some things will never change, and for this, the wine world is grateful.
$499.00In Stock
Lucien Le Moine

Lucien Le Moine Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2016 750ml

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Maison Lucien Le Moine

Founded in 1999, this small very high-end négociant house in the Côte d’Or has made a lot of noise in the world of elite Burgundy. Husband-and-wife... team Mounir and Rotem Saouma are committed to releasing no more than 100 barrels — or 2,500 cases — of wine each vintage, and they make only premier or grand cru Burgudny. For some time, Maison Lucien Le Moine grew no grapes, and it pressed no wine, but in 2006, the estate purchased 20 acres in Châteauneuf and Côtes du Rhône-Villages. Lucien Le Moine makes Burgundy in an idiosyncratic fashion — by raising barrels of grand and premier cru wines according to exacting standards of élévage that include lengthy time on augmented lees for whites or year-long undisturbed aging in amphorae for reds. Working closely with growers, Lucien Le Moine produces one to three barrels from each cru, and the crus shift with each vintage. Together, Mounir and Rotem do everything by hand, aging wines on their lees, never racking them, never using fining, filtration, additions or blending. Through this painstaking work, Lucien Le Moine has become, as Lucien has called it, “a library of Burgundy’s finest terroirs.”
$595.00In Stock
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2021 750ml

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About Comte de Vogüé

Comte de Vogüé can trace its roots to 1450, but even more impressive is that Comte de Vogüé holds an unwavering position as a leader in fine... Burgyndy wine. One of the most important, most influential, and most consistent Burgundy estates, Comte de Vogüé has a long and storied history, and today the twentieth generation of the Comte de Vogüé family, Claire de Causans and Marie de Ladoucette, the granddaughters of the late Comte Georges de Vogüé helm the estate with the aid of winemaker Jean Lupatelli, who took over in 2021 when François Millet left to start his own domaine. Housed in Chambolle-Musigny, Comte de Vogüé owns 17 acres of the famed Le Musigny vineyard, about 80% of Comte de Vogüé’s holdings, and the vines average 40 years of age. In addition, the domaine boasts prime holdings in Bonnes-Mares, Chambolle Amoureuses, and both premier cru and village-level Chambolle-Musigny. Utilizing non-interventionist techniques in the vineyards and in the cellar, Comte de Vogüé continues to raise the Burgundy bar ever higher with its pure, terroir-driven expressions.
$949.00In Stock
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Grand Cru Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 2017 750ml

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About Comte de Vogüé

Comte de Vogüé can trace its roots to 1450, but even more impressive is that Comte de Vogüé holds an unwavering position as a leader in fine... Burgyndy wine. One of the most important, most influential, and most consistent Burgundy estates, Comte de Vogüé has a long and storied history, and today the twentieth generation of the Comte de Vogüé family, Claire de Causans and Marie de Ladoucette, the granddaughters of the late Comte Georges de Vogüé helm the estate with the aid of winemaker Jean Lupatelli, who took over in 2021 when François Millet left to start his own domaine. Housed in Chambolle-Musigny, Comte de Vogüé owns 17 acres of the famed Le Musigny vineyard, about 80% of Comte de Vogüé’s holdings, and the vines average 40 years of age. In addition, the domaine boasts prime holdings in Bonnes-Mares, Chambolle Amoureuses, and both premier cru and village-level Chambolle-Musigny. Utilizing non-interventionist techniques in the vineyards and in the cellar, Comte de Vogüé continues to raise the Burgundy bar ever higher with its pure, terroir-driven expressions.
$1,299.00In Stock
Gaja

Gaja Barbaresco DOCG 1974 3.75L

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About Gaja

The Gaja estate was founded in 1859 by Angelo Gaja’s great-grandfather, but in 1961 Angelo assumed control of the family’s winery and put it on the path to... glory. At first, Angelo chose to bottle only estate-grown wines, reduce crop sizes, and decrease fermentation periods, but by 1967, Angelo began to make larger changes, like the bottling of cru Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo, with Sorì Tildìn following in 1970 and Costa Russi in 1978. In the mid-1970s, Angelo began aging his wines in barriques, and he replaced some prime Nebbiolo vines in Barbaresco with Cabernet Sauvignon for his Darmagi and Chardonnay for his Gaia & Rey. Angelo’s boldness brought international notice to his wines, as well as Piemonte wines. Throughout his career, Angelo refused to play by any rules but his own; he never compromised on the quality of his wines; and he succeeded wildly. Angelo began his transition to retirement in 2004, and winemaking duties now rest in the hands of his daughter, Gaia, who has been making bold moves of her own, all in the single-minded pursuit of crafting wines of outstanding excellence.
$1,425.00Pre-Arrival
Lucien Le Moine

Lucien Le Moine Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2016 750ml

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Maison Lucien Le Moine

Founded in 1999, this small very high-end négociant house in the Côte d’Or has made a lot of noise in the world of elite Burgundy. Husband-and-wife... team Mounir and Rotem Saouma are committed to releasing no more than 100 barrels — or 2,500 cases — of wine each vintage, and they make only premier or grand cru Burgudny. For some time, Maison Lucien Le Moine grew no grapes, and it pressed no wine, but in 2006, the estate purchased 20 acres in Châteauneuf and Côtes du Rhône-Villages. Lucien Le Moine makes Burgundy in an idiosyncratic fashion — by raising barrels of grand and premier cru wines according to exacting standards of élévage that include lengthy time on augmented lees for whites or year-long undisturbed aging in amphorae for reds. Working closely with growers, Lucien Le Moine produces one to three barrels from each cru, and the crus shift with each vintage. Together, Mounir and Rotem do everything by hand, aging wines on their lees, never racking them, never using fining, filtration, additions or blending. Through this painstaking work, Lucien Le Moine has become, as Lucien has called it, “a library of Burgundy’s finest terroirs.”
$1,599.00In Stock