Central Italy

2023 La Spinetta 'Il Rose di Casanova' Toscana IGT
2023 La Spinetta 'Il Rose di Casanova' Toscana IGT
  If you know Giorgio Rivetti, you know he doesn’t ‘dabble.’ When he does something, he does it big, or he doesn’t do it at all! The family business began with Moscato- and he still makes the most famous- but he loved...
$18.99
2019 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino
2019 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, the 2019 vintage in Montalcino is continuing to produce some amazing wines! We’ve been impressed across the board but have been, nonetheless, buying them selectively, looking for wines that show more than just raw...
$74.99
2017 Di Majo Norante ‘Don Luigi’ Riserva, Molise
2017 Di Majo Norante ‘Don Luigi’ Riserva, Molise
Molise is not the first place you think of when it comes to wine in Italy but Di Majo Norante is the province’s best-known producer.  The Don Luigi Riserva is the winery’s flagship and, seriously, one of the most fun, most delicious and...
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$29.99
2022 Castello di Romitorio ‘Brio’ Toscana Rosso IGT
2022 Castello di Romitorio ‘Brio’ Toscana Rosso IGT
With Romitorio’s transcendent, silky and elegant 2019 Brunello di Montalcino ($71.99) already in the house, let’s turn our attention instead to a different side of this seminal southern Tuscan property- this ultra-tasty no-wood, no frills...
$24.99
2019 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 375 ml
2019 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 375 ml
Coming on the heels of the Ciacci offer last week, comes the wonderful benchmarks from Altesino. While Ciacci rules the southern part of the appellation, Altesino’s Montosoli vineyard is the icon of the north. These are beautiful, elegant offerings. Both...
$42.99
2019 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 'Vigna Montosoli'
2019 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 'Vigna Montosoli'
Coming on the heels of the Ciacci offer last week, comes the wonderful benchmarks from Altesino. While Ciacci rules the southern part of the appellation, Altesino’s Montosoli vineyard is the icon of the north. These are beautiful, elegant...
$139.99
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2019 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino
2019 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino
Coming on the heels of the Ciacci offer last week, comes the wonderful benchmarks from Altesino. While Ciacci rules the southern part of the appellation, Altesino’s Montosoli vineyard is the icon of the north. These are beautiful, elegant...
$74.99
$69.99
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2016 Capanna di Cencioni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
2016 Capanna di Cencioni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
It’s not often we can say $120 a bottle is a ‘hot price,’ but when its Capanna’s 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, well, we think it is!  Capanna is, of course, one of Montalcino’s true blue chips with a history that...
$119.99
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2021 Li Veli Primitivo 'Orion' Salento IGT
2021 Li Veli Primitivo 'Orion' Salento IGT
I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that Li Veli’s ‘simple’ Primitivo is so good because everything they produce at this address in southern Puglia is amazing but, really, what a stunning wine for under $20!  Dark, earthy and...
$18.99
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2022 La Spinetta-Giorgio Rivetti Vermentino IGT Toscana
2022 La Spinetta-Giorgio Rivetti Vermentino IGT Toscana
You can practically hear the sea gulls swirling overhead when you pull the cork on this…..Giorgio Rivetti’s foray into western Tuscany has been the source of several stunning wines starting with, of course, his impressive and top-value...
$22.99
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2019 Villa Calcinaia Cappone Chianti Classico
Vignerons de Mancey
2019 Villa Calcinaia Cappone Chianti Classico
Friday Follies Case Special $222/$18.50  The Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico, comes from an estate in Tuscany that dates back even further than the Meerlust featured above. The property is part of land gift that dates back to 1524, a group of...
$23.99
$19.99
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2017 Cantina della Volta "BrutRosso" Lambrusco di Sorbara Brut
Cantina della Volta
2017 Cantina della Volta "BrutRosso" Lambrusco di Sorbara Brut
 Rich red wine characteristics meet the light effervescence of a champagne-style sparkler. Ripe strawberry and cherry, blood orange, baking spice, and tangerine pith all culminate in a lip smacking finish. Refreshing, yet with a depth of flavor that...
$21.99
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2016 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino 'Nicco'
Capanna
2016 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino 'Nicco'
2016 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino 'Nicco'  James Suckling: Very beautiful aromas of crushed cherries and flowers, such as violets. Some fresh mushroom and tile as well. Full-bodied with extremely polished tannins and an ultra-silky texture...
$129.99
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2016 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino
Capanna
2016 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino
2016 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino   James Suckling: Gorgeous aromas of black cherry, cedar, leather and dried flowers follow through to a full body with firm, creamy tannins that are long and caressing. Tight and focused. Pretty clarity to...
$69.99
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2020 Tenuta di Sesta Rosso di Montalcino
Tenuta di Sesta
2020 Tenuta di Sesta Rosso di Montalcino
James Suckling 91 Points: A tangy array of wild herbs and spices colors the bright berry fruit. Hints of minerals and tangerines, too. Medium-bodied and quite elegant and fluid, with silky, refined tannins. A juicy and very well-made Rosso, to enjoy now.
$24.99
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Tenuta di Sesta 'Poggio d'Arna' IGT Toscana
Tenuta di Sesta
Tenuta di Sesta 'Poggio d'Arna' IGT Toscana
Wine Advocate: Featuring Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the Tenuta di Sesta 2019 Poggio d'Arna is packed tight with the dense fruit and inky black extract that you would primarily associate with Cabernet Franc. This is the dominant force. Aromas...
$23.97
$19.99
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2016 Montecalvi VV Vigna Vecchia, Toscana
Montecalvi
2016 Montecalvi VV Vigna Vecchia, Toscana
Winery Notes: Vigna Vecchia is the wine we make from our Le Terrazze vineyard, one of the oldest vineyards in Tuscany. Not just a single vineyard wine, but wine made from ancient Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino vines. Fewer grapes per vine, and...
$54.99
$34.99
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2016 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 'Vecchie Vigne'
Siro Pacenti
2016 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 'Vecchie Vigne'
Since so many of you asked about what Pacenti 2016 Brunello was available, I’ve put together a modest offer for the few precious cases of the Vecchie Vigne (old vines) cuvee still at our disposal.  These are coming directly from...
$119.99
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2019 Siro Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino
Siro Pacenti
2019 Siro Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino
PRIMA Notes: Man, I am loving these 2019 Tuscan reds.  The best are just, well, thoroughly charming, and yet they have a sense of gravitas that goes along with their elegance too. What I like best is their textbook Sangiovese aromatics that, thanks...
$39.99
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2014 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Emidio Pepe
2014 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
PRIMA Notes:  There is, of course, no shortage of great wine in Italy these days, but the list of true icons- your Rinaldis, Gajas, Ornellaias and the like- is still a short, rarified one.  Somewhere very near the top of that list must be...
$149.99
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2015 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
Emidio Pepe
2015 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
PRIMA Notes: There is, of course, no shortage of great wine in Italy these days, but the list of true icons- your Rinaldis, Gajas, Ornellaias and the like- is still a short, rarified one.  Somewhere very near the top of that list must be Emidio Pepe...
$111.00
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2019 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico
Castello di Volpaia
2019 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico
Decanter Magazine 90 Points:  Subtle in its expression, this takes some time to open up, then reveals decisive fennel, red plum, white pepper and lavender. Velvety fruit is ripe yet crunchy, punctuated by herbal notes, while the discreet powdery...
$22.50
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2019 Istine Chianti Classico Casanova dell'Aia
Istine
2019 Istine Chianti Classico Casanova dell'Aia
2019 Istine Chianti Classico Casanova dell'Aia Wine Enthusiast: Radiant and delicious, this gorgeous red is for Sangiovese purists and fans of terroir-driven finesse. It opens with enticing scents of woodland berries, violet and camphor, and the...
$44.99
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2017 Gianni Brunelli Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino
Gianni Brunelli Le Chiuse di Sotto
2017 Gianni Brunelli Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino
 100% Sangiovese sourced from Podernovone vineyard at an altitude of  500 meters with south-western exposure, planted in 1998, and Canalicchio  vineyard at an altitude of 250 meters with north-western exposure,  planted in...
$89.99
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2019 Accadia Verdicchio di Castello di Jesi Cuvee Evelyn
Accadia
2019 Accadia Verdicchio di Castello di Jesi Cuvee Evelyn
Evelyn Verdicchio Macerato Accadia, natural wine, light skin maceration, golden hue, bitter notes, fresh fruits and grasses, delicious easy, light orange wine. Angel Accadia is broadening his range and this fantastic little skin contact wine is a...
$21.99
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2020 Dei Rosso di Montepulciano
Dei
2020 Dei Rosso di Montepulciano
Importer's Notes:  Cultivated organically, a blend of 90% Prugnolo Gentile, 5% Canaiolo Nero, and 5% Merlot from 5 to 40 year old vines in the sandy tuffaceous soils of the Martiena cru. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in...
$22.50
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2018 Palazzino Rosso di Palazzino
Podere il Palazzino
2018 Podere il Palazzino Rosso di Palazzino
Winery Notes:  Il Palazzino farm, owned by Alessandro and Andrea Sderci, is located in Monti in Chianti, 20 km northeast of Siena, in the southern part of Chianti Classico Area. The estate has a total of about twenty hectares (fifty acres), great...
$17.99
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2016 Collazzi I Bastioni Chianti Classico
2016 Collazzi I Bastioni Chianti Classico
Winery Notes:  Villa Collazzi is one of the most impressive estates in all of Tuscany. This architectural landmark was originally designed by Michelangelo in 1560 for his friend, Agostino Dini. It offers commanding views of the surrounding...
$19.99
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2018 Tenuta di Carleone Chianti Classico
Tenuta di Carleone
2018 Tenuta di Carleone Chianti Classico
Decanter: Sean O’Callaghan is a passionate, obsessed and intensely faithful producer of Sangiovese. He sees the same potential in it as in Nebbiolo or Pinot Noir, and this Chianti Classico is as exquisite as the top wines made from those other...
$39.99