Northern Italy

2016 Mauro Franchino Gattinara Riserva
Mauro Franchino
2016 Mauro Franchino Gattinara Riserva
Legendary Mauro Franchino and his nephew Alberto Raviciotti farm a scant 3 hectares practicing sustainable viticulture. They select only their best Nebbiolo to make their wines in their tiny winery in the center of Gattinara. On a typical year,...
$66.99
2021 Vietti Moscato d'Asti
Vietti
2021 Vietti Moscato d'Asti
 Pale sunshine yellow color and slight frizzante, this Moscato d'Asti has intense aromas of peaches, rose petals and ginger. On the palate, it is delicately sweet and sparkling with balanced acidity, good complexity and a finish of fresh apricots...
$17.99
2020 Pra Soave Classico Monte Grande
Pra
2020 Pra Soave Classico Monte Grande
Nowhere else, I think, does the unique soil of a region so inform the style of the wine as it does in the Soave Classico appellation.  Located on a sweep of hills that roll eastward as far as the Venice lagoon, this area is not to be confused with...
$37.99
2019 Gillardi Dogliani Cursalet
Gillardi
2019 Gillardi Dogliani Cursalet
Importer's Notes: Deep crimson color with a lush and velvety texture. A complex nose of red fruit with tobacco and hints of licorice. Full and round in the mouth with budding notes of leather and cured meat.
$36.00
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2019 Ca' del Baio Barbaresco Asili
Ca del Baio
2019 Ca' del Baio Barbaresco Asili
 Unfortunately for us, Ca’ del Baio is no longer the best-kept secret in Barbaresco it once was.  The news, thanks to their reviews, the annual visits of the PRIMA gang and the profiling of the Grasso sisters in Suzanne Hoffman’s...
$64.99
2019 Ca 'del Baio Barbaresco Vallegrande
Ca del Baio
2019 Ca 'del Baio Barbaresco Vallegrande
 Unfortunately for us, Ca’ del Baio is no longer the best-kept secret in Barbaresco it once was.  The news, thanks to their reviews, the annual visits of the PRIMA gang and the profiling of the Grasso sisters in Suzanne Hoffman’s...
$55.99
2021 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
Bruno Giacosa
2021 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
One of the legendary winemakers of the world, Bruno Giacosa joined the  family business at the age of 15, representing the third generation of  his Langhe winemaking family. Giacosa’s unfailing pursuit of perfection,  his unrivaled...
$27.99
2020 Oddero Timorasso Colli Tortonesi
Oddero
2020 Oddero Timorasso Colli Tortonesi
The wheel continues to turn at Oddero, Barolo’s seminal Santa Maria di La Morra property.  With a history going back to the nineteenth century, it was brought to prominence again in the 1960s by brothers Giacomo and Luigi Oddero who...
$35.00
$29.99
2015 Guido Berto Nizza 'Canto di Luna'
Guido Berta
2015 Guido Berto Nizza 'Canto di Luna'
PRIMA Notes:  We’ve already featured a few stellar examples from the appellation like Oddero’s and the Titon from L’Armangia that really rung our chimes, but we’re particularly in love with Guido Berta’s 2015 Nizza, a...
$29.99
2018 E. Pira- Chiara Boschis Barolo Mosconi
E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis
2018 E. Pira- Chiara Boschis Barolo Mosconi
 Mosconi is such a particular terroir and Chiara, like I think she did for Cannubi, has worked very hard to distill its uniqueness into her wine.  Not as beefy and monolithic as some other wines from Monforte, it’s still the most...
$119.99
2018 E. Pira- Chiara Boschis Barolo Via Nuova
E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis
2018 E. Pira- Chiara Boschis Barolo Via Nuova
There are many who think this has become the top wine in the cellar as it shows all of the hallmark elegance and balance of this cellar.  To me it is always the wine I’d most want to use to show off the many attributes of Barolo in general...
$109.99
2019 Burzi Barbera d'Alba 'Plaustra'
Burzi
2019 Burzi Barbera d'Alba 'Plaustra'
 A young winery that’s very much on the lips of everyone in the Langhe, the young brother-sister combo Alberto and Caterina Burzi’s cellar is in an innocuous-looking building off the Santa Maria parking lot, just across the street from...
$24.99
2018 Giulia Negri Barolo 'La Tartufaia'
Giulia Negri
2018 Giulia Negri Barolo 'La Tartufaia'
 Giulia might be the best-known face among those featured today as the whole world met her when she appeared with actor Stanley Tucci on his TV tour of Italy last year.  But meeting Giulia Negri in person is far more fun than on the tube...
$71.99
2020 Sori della Sorba Langhe Rosso
Sori della Sorba
2020 Sori della Sorba Langhe Rosso
Apples, they say, don’t fall far from their trees, and five minutes with Carlo Mondavi will confirm that the same applies to grapes.  Carlo is very much like his dad Tim, and there’s an awful lot of his famous grandfather in there too!...
$59.99
2016 Pra Amarone della Valpolicella 'Morandina'
Pra
2016 Pra Amarone della Valpolicella 'Morandina'
35% Corvina,35%  Corvinone, 23% Rondinella and 7% Oseleta   Decanter: A relatively restrained nose shows dried garden herbs with plum and  floral nuances. On the palate, fig and prune flavours are laced with  cigar smoke...
$84.99
2013 Achille Boroli Barolo Cerequio
Achille Baroli
2013 Achille Boroli Barolo Cerequio
Somewhere in the bowels of this computer I have a picture a colleague sent many years ago of (a much younger, much skinnier) me shivering in an ice cold, fresh-off-the-Alps, February wind on the deck of Achille Boroli’s then almost-finished,...
$104.99
2013 Achille Boroli Barolo Villero
Achille Baroli
2013 Achille Boroli Barolo Villero
Somewhere in the bowels of this computer I have a picture a colleague sent many years ago of (a much younger, much skinnier) me shivering in an ice cold, fresh-off-the-Alps, February wind on the deck of Achille Boroli’s then almost-finished,...
$104.99
2017 Arcari & Danesi Franciacorta Brut 'Dosaggio Zero'
Arcari & Danesi
2017 Arcari & Danesi Franciacorta Brut 'Dosaggio Zero'
The Zero Dosage is produced with grapes from the terraced vineyards of Montorfano, adjacent to the winery's headquarters, and others vineyards. The ancient and ferrous lands of the Montorfano characterize this wine...
$54.99
2019 Oddero Barbaresco Gallina
Oddero
2019 Oddero Barbaresco Gallina
Few realize that this historic Barolo-centric cantina in Santa Maria di La Morra, the very heart of the Barolo producing zone, also produces a stunning Barbaresco from vines the family has owned for over a century.  The vineyard is Gallina, a...
$74.99
2020 Deltetto Barbera d'Alba Superiore 'Brame'
Deltetto
2020 Deltetto Barbera d'Alba Superiore 'Brame'
PRIMA Notes: Bramé, in Piemontese dialect means ‘a desire or craving for something,’ and that’s exactly what will happen to you when you taste this beautifully crafted, savory, food-friendly Barbera from the Roero region of...
$32.50
2020 Vietti Timorasso Derthona
Vietti
2020 Vietti Timorasso Derthona
PRIMA Notes: The best examples of Timorasso I know have the sort of green grape, dried honey, skinned nut quality I associate with the Chenin Blanc of Vouvray, but its minerality, verve and brilliant fruit texture a more akin to, I’d say, a Cotes...
$39.99
2021 G. D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 'Clare JC'
G. D. Vajra
2021 G. D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 'Clare JC'
"There is a red wine of Nebiule (Nebbiolo) made in this neighborhood which is very singular. It is about as sweet as the silky Madeira, as astringent on the palate as Bordeaux, and as brisk as Champagne. It is a pleasing wine." - Thomas Jefferson ~...
$32.00
$26.99
2021 Laura Aschero Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente
Laura Aschero
2021 Laura Aschero Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente
Wine professionals love to argue about Pigato, the very intriguing white grape indigenous to Liguria.  Pigato is Vermentino many argue.  But ask any farmer working the steep, rocky slopes that loom over the ocean there and they’ll tell...
$32.99
2018 Deltetto Alta Langa Brut PN-CH Millesimato DOCG 3 LITER
Deltetto
2018 Deltetto Alta Langa Brut PN-CH Millesimato DOCG 3 LITER
2018 Deltetto Alta Langa Brut PN-CH Millesimato DOCG 3LITER  Like all of the sparklers at Deltetto, the Alta Langa Brut is made in the traditional ‘Metodo Classico’ (the same as the French Champagne Method) with a secondary fermentation...
$249.99
$224.99
2020 Deltetto Arneis 'San Michele' Roero 1.5 Liter
Deltetto
2020 Deltetto Arneis 'San Michele' Roero 1.5 Liter
 All Arneis wines are not created equal, especially now that this grape, once seemingly destined for extinction, has become, by far, the most popular and voluminous white wine made in the Langhe.  People I guess forgot that it’s a...
$70.00
NV Deltetto ‘N’ Rose de Noirs Brut VSQ-Metodo Classico 3 LITER
Deltetto
NV Deltetto ‘N’ Rose de Noirs Brut VSQ-Metodo Classico 3 LITER
It was Antonio Deltetto’s passion for Champagne that changed the fortunes of the winery he took over from his father in 1980.  He had the idea he could make good sparkling right there from his own vineyards in the Roero, an idea most of his...
$199.99
2020 Deltetto Arneis 'San Michele' Roero
2020 Deltetto Arneis 'San Michele' Roero
 All Arneis wines are not created equal, especially now that this grape, once seemingly destined for extinction, has become, by far, the most popular and voluminous white wine made in the Langhe.  People I guess forgot that it’s a...
$32.00
$27.99
2018 Deltetto Alta Langa Brut PN-CH Millesimato DOCG
2018 Deltetto Alta Langa Brut PN-CH Millesimato DOCG
Like all of the sparklers at Deltetto, the Alta Langa Brut is made in the traditional ‘Metodo Classico’ (the same as the French Champagne Method) with a secondary fermentation in the bottle and extended time on the lees.  The house...
$49.99
Deltetto ‘N’ Rose de Noirs Brut VSQ-Metodo Classico
Deltetto ‘N’ Rose de Noirs Brut VSQ-Metodo Classico
Regular Price $45.00, Debut Price $39.99, SOLID CASE WITH SHIPPING INCLUDED $432/$36 per bottle  It was Antonio Deltetto’s passion for Champagne that changed the fortunes of the winery he took over from his father in 1980.  He had the...
$45.00
$39.99
2018 Bricco Carlina Barbera d'Asti 'Fontanavi'
Bricco Carlina
2018 Bricco Carlina Barbera d'Asti 'Fontanavi'
The sibling duo of Camilla and  Francesco Scavino founded this small winery in 2014 at the foot of the  medieval castle that towers over the village of Grinzane Cavour.   The name “Bricco Carlina” is a  reference to the...
$19.99
2021 Giovanni Almondo Roero Arneis 'Bricco Ciliegie'
Giovanni Almondo
2021 Giovanni Almondo Roero Arneis 'Bricco Ciliegie'
The Arneis “Bricco delle Ciliegie” is the perfect wine to understand the extraordinary potential of grown in the Roero Arneis. Domenico Almondo, theowner of the Giovanni Almondo winery, represents a true landmark in this area and the eighties...
$27.99
2017 Buglioni Valpolicella Superiore l'Imperfetto
Buglioni
2017 Buglioni Valpolicella Superiore l'Imperfetto
Importer's Notes:  Particular note of ripe fruit in a dry and intense wine, which cuddles and fills the mouth. Deep ruby red in color. Distinct and elegant aroma of ripe red fruit and black cherry, with scents of spices and vanilla. Round in the...
$21.97
2018 Schiopetto Pinot Bianco, Colli Orientali di Friuli
Schiopetto
2018 Schiopetto Pinot Bianco, Colli Orientali di Friuli
Winery Notes: A wine obtained exclusively from Pinot Bianco grapes, a varietal of great excellence, particularly suited to hilly areas, which has adapted perfectly to Friuli and in particular to the area of Collio. The Pinot Bianco has been planted in a...
$29.99
2020 Giovanni Rosso Roero Arneis
Giovanni Rosso
2020 Giovanni Rosso Roero Arneis
TASTING NOTES:  Refined and elegant. Clear hints of acacia, pear and peach with touches of tropical fruit. The attack is soft and persistent. The taste is fresh and balanced with a savory finish, typical of wines deriving from the sandy soils of...
$29.97
Ostro Pinot Nero Brut Rose Spumante
Ostro
Ostro Pinot Nero Brut Rose Spumante
VINEYARDS: Estate vineyards are planted on clay- and limestone-rich soils, unique to the region, with topsoils of gravel, the classic terroir of Grave. AGE OF VINES: 20 years, on average WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Pressed full cluster (color...
$18.97
2021 Vietti Roero Arneis
Vietti
2021 Vietti Roero Arneis
Winery Notes:  Brilliant straw-yellow colour. Refined, quite pronounced, fresh nose with aromatical notes of ripe yellow fruit (melon), citrus, floral and mineral nuances, with a hint of almond. Medium-bodied on the palate, is has good intensity and...
$26.97
2018 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
Produttori del Barbaresco
2018 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
James Suckling 93 Points: Lovely barbaresco, with all the typical nebbiolo characteristics, such as red berries, mushrooms and dried leaves, as well as hints of bitter orange peel and spice. All this follows through to the medium-to full-bodied...
$45.50
2020 Castelfeder Mont Mes Pinot Grigio
Castelfeder
2020 Castelfeder Mont Mes Pinot Grigio
Young, fresh and dynamic! An appealing freshness as well as the balance of elegance and aromatic notes promise an easy drinking pleasure. The Pinot Grigio Mont Mès impresses with its fruity characteristics. The lower alcohol...
$14.97
2020 Elvio Cogno 'Anas-Cetta' Nascetta di Novello
Elvio Cogno
2020 Elvio Cogno 'Anas-Cetta' Nascetta di Novello
Walter Fissore at Cogno has done an incredible job with Nascetta, taking this relatively unknown grape of Novello and bringing out its richness, texture and lovely character.  In a blind tasting you might think it was a very fine Vouvray!...
$29.99
2020 Kofererhof Weingut Kerner
Köfererhof
2020 Kofererhof Weingut Kerner
Importer's Notes:  Gunther Kershbaumer loves his vineyards. He just doesn’t have enough of them. As the reference point producer in the Isarco River Valley, Kofererhof wines are in high demand, so he’s always looking for new parcels to...
$22.99
2020 Nicholas Altare Langhe Barbera
Nicholas Altare
2020 Nicholas Altare Langhe Barbera
Nicholas Altare loves the land, the countryside, and his work. He has the good fortune to find himself with an estate handed down from generation to generation, and to have found a mentor in Barolo producer Ferdinando Principiano. Until 2015 his...
$29.99
2020 Kofererhof Sylvaner Eisacktaler-Valle Isarco
Köfererhof
2020 Kofererhof Sylvaner Eisacktaler-Valle Isarco
The hills are alive!  This is what Heidi would drink!  2020 Weingut Kofererhof Sylvaner, Eisaktaler-Valle Isarco, Sudtirol-Alto Adige If a wine could perfectly express its origins, the Kofererhof’s Sylvaner might be one of the most...
$22.99
2021 Brovia Roero Arneis
Brovia
2021 Brovia Roero Arneis
Tasting Notes: Brovia’s Arneis is as good as it gets for this white grape from Piedmont. The wine offers mineral tones, citrus zest, and crisp and lightly exotic notes. This is absolutely delicious stuff with great vibrancy and soft-textured fruit...
$32.50
2006 Roagna Barolo Riserva Black Label 1.5 Liter
Roagna
2006 Roagna Barolo Riserva Black Label 1.5 Liter
Winery Notes:  At Roagna, we have extremely strict parameters for our wine that is labeled RISERVA. The vineyard must be located within specific historical land of Barolo with really old vines in order to have RISERVA on the...
$1,599.99
2019 Cigliutti Barbera d'Alba 'Vigna Serraboella'
Cigliuti
2019 Cigliutti Barbera d'Alba 'Vigna Serraboella'
Importer's Notes: 100% Barbera From small parcels in the Serraboella vineyard in Neive, 350 meters elevation, Clay soil, Southeast-facing, Vine aged 25 yearsFermentation and maceration over 8-12 days in steel vats at controlled...
$29.99
2020 Bisol Jeio Prosecco Rose DOC
Bisol
2020 Bisol Jeio Prosecco Rose DOC
This is a lovely, exceedingly dry, and extremely nuanced bottle of pink bubbles.  We were very pleased with its lifted aromatics.  It reminded me of a gorgeous dry Provencal Rose with fine bubbles. 
$16.99
2020 Nec-Otium Pinot Grigio, Friuli
Nec-Otium
2020 Nec-Otium Pinot Grigio, Friuli
A "Negociant Winemaker" is how one might define Christian Patat, founder of Nec-Otium. For years, he chose to vinify each wine in the range in the winery of the grape grower. As such , all the wines are a perfect reflection of terroir where they grown...
$19.99