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A major player in world production, Italy is a hotbed for viticulture, which covers almost all of its territory. Its different regions are steeped in indigenous traditions that are framed by a two-level hierarchical system of appellations of origin, distinguishing between DOCs (Denominazione di Origine Contrallata) and DOCGs where the epithet G (Garantita) implies additional constraints . In this organization, there are renowned and extensive vineyards, such as those of Chianti, as well as confined areas, attached to strong particularisms. Wines that are more common or have a lesser identity find their place in IGT designations (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) that qualify products from a wide range of zones, delimited to scale of an entire region. The regulation of IGT is more flexible and allows to integrate non-standard wines, such as the famous "Super Tuscan" with their massive use of imported grape varieties.

  • Antonelli Grechetto Colli Martani DOC 2015

    Jancis Robinson"Organic. Deep honey colour. Attractively lifted and aromatic. Really ripe and appealing on the front palate with real grip and structure. The bottle doesn't look that smart but this is a wine bursting with character (and alcohol). It has...

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  • Ricasoli Castle

    Barone Ricasoli, Casalferro 2013

    93 points Wine Spectator"A silky, polished red, boasting cherry, currant, iron, tobacco and spice flavors. Features a solid core of tannins, but also vibrant acidity and fine length. Merlot." 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"Tasted from vat, the...

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  • Bibi Graetz, Toscana Casamatta Bianco 2016

    91 points James Suckling"A bright and energetic young white with sliced pear, green apple and light stone character. Medium body, citrusy flavors and a vivid finish. Drink now." Vinous Reverie NotesVermentino 60%, Trebbiano 30%, Moscato Bianco...

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  • CA DEL BOSCO, CUVEE PRESTIGE ROSE NV

    92 points James Suckling “Rich and complex aromas of peaches, apricots and crushed blueberries. Hints of almonds, too. Full body, an elegant and refined texture and a harmonic finish. Nice and fine bubbles. Drink now. Disgorged in 2017...

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  • Ceretto Barolo 2014

    91 points James Suckling "Really attractive dried fruit on the nose of this Barolo, including dried red cherries and dried hibiscus as well as five spices, dried rose petals, wet earth and tea leaves. Medium body, polished tannins and a...

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  • Barbera grapes

    Cortese Barbera D'alba 2014

    90 points James Suckling“A Barbera with candied red fruits, dried flowers and some terracotta, too. Sharp and edgy palate but with enough fruit to balance it.” Vinous Reverie NotesMade from 100% Barbera d'Alba grown in limestone and clay...

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  • Donnafugata, Sicilia Grillo SurSur 2017

    Donnafugata, Sicilia Grillo SurSur 2017

    90 points Wine Enthusiast"Grapefruit, white stone fruit and Mediterranean herb aromas lead the way along with a scent reminiscent of tomato leaf. Bright and juicy, the medium-bodied palate doles out pineapple, white peach and sage set against crisp...

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  • Fattoria Selvapiana, Chianti Rufina 2016 Fattoria Selvapiana, Chianti Rufina 2016

    Fattoria Selvapiana, Chianti Rufina 2016

    92 points Wine Enthusiasts"Thyme, woodland berry and floral aromas mingle with a whiff of tilled earth. The taut linear palate evokes juicy plum, Morello cherry, underbrush and tobacco alongside polished tannins and vibrant acidity. Enjoy now for its...

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  • Franz Haas Manna 2015

    92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate“Made from a blend of white grapes, including Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Kerner and Gewurztraminer, the 2015 Manna (in a screw cap bottle) offers impeccable balance and a high sense of distinction...

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  • Monte di Toni Vineyard

    I Stefanini, Soave Monte de Toni 2014

    Vinous Reverie NotesThis wine comes from some of the oldest I Stefanini vineyards, ranging up to 70 years old, located in the hills around Monte Tenda Castalunga village. In this area the soil is a volcanic red, rich in iron oxides. Tasting...

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  • Luigi Baudana, 2011 Barolo, Cerretta DOCG

    94 points Wine Enthusiast"Dark berry, pressed flower, iron, leather and spice aromas come together on this firmly structured wine. The full-bodied palate delivers juicy black cherry, eucalyptus, anise and clove alongside big, velvety tannins. A licorice...

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  • Luigi Baudana, 2016 Langhe Bianco DOC

    Notes With all the juice steel fermented and with little/no malolactic fermentation, the aromas are pure and clean with loads of white citrus, familiar apple and pear skin from the Chardonnay, and subtle hints of melon rind. As it opens up there are...

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  • Mastroberardino Lacrimarosa Rosato 2016

    90 points Wine Enthusiast“This lovely Rosato has alluring aromas of red cherry, ripe raspberry and cake spice that follow over to the savory palate. Bright acidity provides balance while a hint of mineral adds depth.” Bloomberg“Italian...

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  • Vineyards

    Monchiero Carbone Roero Arneis Cecu 2016

    Gambero Rosso - Tre Bicchieri Awards 95 points Doctorwine Daniele Cernilli "Guida Essenziale ai Vini d'Italia" Vinous Reverie NotesDedicated to Grandfather Francesco Carbone (better known as “Cecu d’la Biunda or “son of the blond...

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  • Montonale Lugana Orestilla 2016

    96 points Decanter "Amalfi lemon zest, honeysuckle and lemon cream shine on the expressive nose. Creamy and velvety in texture, the palate shows toasty almond, straw and elderberry. A rich style, mineral driven with a very long finish...

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