Tour Of Italy Wines - Full Case
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2019 Colterenzio, Pinot Bianco Cora, Piedmonte
Grape Varieties: Pinot Bianco
Colterenzio, located in the heart of the Dolomite mountains, is one of the most respected wine-growing co-operatives in Italy, providing a livelihood for 28 local farming families and using only organic fertilizers and biological pest control. The nose has a fresh bouquet of apple and pear. The palate is crisp and zesty, with fresh apricot fruit. Medium bodied. Pairs with vegetarian dishes, white meats, and lightly seasoned rice dishes.
2019 Guidobono Nebbiolo, Lange, Piemonte
Grape Varieties: Nebbiolo
Guidobono is the creation of the Faccenda family and reflects their obsession with terroir. They make a range of wines from the Roero and Langhe hills, all of them outstanding value. Their vineyards are scattered through the area, with Castellinaldo in the Roero and Monforte in Barolo being particularly prized. The family has a knack of outperforming in almost every vintage. A fresh nose of violet and notes of spice. Pure red fruit in the mouth, especially cherry. Medium to full bodied. Pair with pot roasts, mature Italian cheeses, and your best Bolognese.
2018 Oddero, Barbera d’Alba, Piedmonte
Grape Varieties: Barbera
The Oddero estate is long established, with roots in the 18th century. Over the past 40 years Giacomo, the patriarch, has protected tradition while improving quality at the winery. He has now handed the reins of the winery to his two daughters, Mariavittoria and Mariacristina. Mariacristina together with Isabella, Mariavittoria’s daughter has brought new energy and focus to the vineyards and cellar. It’s back to the future, as they transition the estate to organic farming. The nose has a fresh bouquet of cherry, blackberry, small red fruits, pepper and mineral flavors. The tannins are soft and fresh. There are beautiful blue and black fruits on the palette, with pleasant acidity. Pairs with mushroom sauces, beef dishes, and hard aged cheeses
2019 Tenuta San Pietro, Gavi, Peidmonte
Grape Varieties: Cortese
Tenuta San Pietro lies in the town of Tassarolo, along Piedmont's hilly southern stretches and just a short distance from the Ligurian coast. All the vineyards of Tenuta San Pietro are certified organic and cultivated according to the criteria of biodynamic agriculture. Scents of white flowers and fruit on the nose. The mouth is zesty, with hints of lime. Light to medium bodied. Pairs with fresh cheeses, seafood, and grilled chicken.
2019 Ca La Bionda, Valpolicella Classico, Veneto
Grape Varieties: Corvina, Rondinella
The estate: twenty nine hectares of prime hillside vineyards. But it’s not just the vineyards that make Ca’ La Bionda stand out. The Castellani family are wine-growers through and through, and their sensitivity to terroir is unrivalled. Brothers Nico and Alessandro Castellani are gradually taking the reins of this organic family winery of prime limestone soil hillsides in the heart of the Veneto. The wine opens with a nose of fresh red fruits and floral notes that recall violets. The mouth is smooth and elegant, yet very flavorful. There is a distinct minerality and freshness. Light to medium bodied. Pairs with roasted vegetables, grilled pork, and dishes with rosemary
2019 Ottella, Lugana, Veneto
Grape Varieties: Trebbiano
Otella is a family winery dating back to the 1500’s. Ottella the name refers to the story that octuplets were born at the estate in 1500. Brothers Francesco and Michele Montresor operate their family estate that covers 25 hectares near Lake Garda. The nose has exotic sweet notes of candied and citrus fruits and fine minerals. The palate has hints of pear and a refreshing liveliness. Light to medium bodied. Pairs with all seafood, both fresh water and marine, soups, and white meats.
2019 MorisFarms Vermentio, Maremma, Tuscany
Grape Varieties: Vermentino
Morisfarms is considered by many to be one of the top producers in the Maremma, located in southwest Tuscany. The estate is under the cautious eye of Dr. Adolfo Parentini and his son Giulio. The Moris family, originally from Spain, settled in the area in the early 1700s and became landowners and agriculturalists. Fresh apricot and yellow flowers on the nose. The taste is balances floral notes, citrus fruits, white fruits, and a subtle nutty quality, think almonds. Medium bodied. Pairs with white fish filets, oysters, and dishes featuring peppers.
2018 Selvapiana, Chianti Rufina, Tuscany
Grape Varieties: Sangiovese
Selvapiana is a world-class estate, perched in the high hills of the Rufina. It’s elegant refined wines count among the very best in Italy. Once the summer home of the bishops of Florence, it was bought in 1827 by Michele Giuntini Selvapiana, a wealthy Florentine banker. Five generations later it is run today by Silvia and Federico Giuntini Masseti. Dark cherry, blood orange, cinnamon, rose petal and mint are all laced together in the glass. The 2018 is effortless and silky, with striking aromatic presence and exceptional balance. This is so impressive. Pairs with roasts, stews, red sauce dishes, and pizza
2019 Andrea Felici Verdicchio Castelli di Jesu, Marche
Grape Varieties: Verdicchio
Verdicchio gives its best in the Marche region, between the Adriatic sea and the Apennine mountains, in sometimes narrow, sometimes softly sloped valleys, always swept by a gentle breeze. When Leopardo took over the family winery from his father Andrea, he converted to organic farming, among other improvements, and now makes some of the purest Verdicchio in the Marche. The nose has a balance of yellow peach and lowers. The mouth is fresh and fruity with hints of almond and peach, with a zippy finish. Light to medium bodied. Pair with pasta with white sauces, dishes with capers, or Caesar salad.
2019 Aia dei Colombi, Falanghina Guardia Sanframondi, Campania
Grape Varieties: Falanghina.
While the winery was only founded in 2002, the Pascale family bring the passion and knowledge of many generations of wine-growing. The brothers Marcello and Gaetano take pride in making some of the finest wine in Campania. Wine-making in the Sannio predates the Christian era by many centuries, and both Falanghina and Aglianico are some of the oldest grapes in Italy. The nose is vibrant with white peach. Peach and plum fruit persist in the mouth with a long mineral finish. Medium to full bodied. Pairs with rotisserie chicken, or Indian food
2017 Grifalco, Adlianico del Vulture, Basilicata
Grape Varieties: Aglianico
Fabrizio and Cecilia Piccin were originally winegrowers in Montepulciano, but some 15 years ago they went looking for fresh fields and pastures new. They found them on the Monte Vulture, an extinct volcano in Basilicata. Today they operate one of the best organic wineries in Basilicata. The nose is elegant and generous with floral hints and red berry fruit. The mouth is surprisingly powerful, with sweet tannins, good acidity, and great length of fresh red fruit. Medium to heavy bodied. Pairs with roasted and braised meats, especially barbecued ribs
2019 Cusumano Nero D’Avola, Sicilia, Sicily
Grape Varieties: Nero D’Avola
For more than a decade, the Cusumano family has set the standard for the production of fine wines in Sicily The wine shows a dark color saturation and a terrific personality. The unoaked wine is bright and thick, with plenty of dark primary fruit to grab your attention. This wine is all about freshness and easy-drinking accessibility. Pairs with spicy sausage and broccoletti pizza