Southern Italy

1998 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva
Mastroberardino
1998 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva

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First produced in 1986, the Radici Taurasi Riserva is the result of painstaking research into the chemical and physical characteristics of the Montemarano vineyard. The idea was to fully understand the environment in which the roots (or "radici" in...
$69.99
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2009 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva
Mastroberardino
2009 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva

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No…..it’s not the 1998 we sold last year. You’ll have to do at least some of the cellaring work yourself, but it’s no less delicious! Aglianico, when grown in Taurasi, Campania’s Ground Zero for the grape, and given...
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2012 Fattoria Alois Trebulanum Casavecchia Terre del Volturno
Fattoria Alois
2012 Fattoria Alois Trebulanum Casavecchia Terre del Volturno

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The Alois family is very well known in the world of silk and tapestry making. In fact, their plant, established in 1885 in Caserta, Campania, has produced tapestries still prominently displayed today in Italian Parliament, the Louvre Museum and even the...
$29.97
2012 Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva
Mastroberardino
2012 Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva

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Importer's Note:Radici Taurasi is Mastroberardino's flagship wine.  Although first released in 1928, the wine became known as, Radici, which translates as 'roots' in 1986.   This classic red is the result of painstaking research into...
$53.97
2013 Montevetrano IGT Colli Salerno Rosso
Montevetrano
2013 Montevetrano IGT Colli Salerno Rosso

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James Suckling: 96 Points Included in James Suckling’s Tasting Report: My Top 100 Italian Wines in 2015: #96 Wine Enthusiast: 93 Points Intense aromas of red-skinned berry, fragrant blue flower, Oriental spice and a whiff of graphite take...
$59.97
2014 Ciro Biondi Etna Rosso Cisterna Fuori
Ciro Biondi
2014 Ciro Biondi Etna Rosso Cisterna Fuori

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Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points Made with 80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Nerello Cappuccio, this opens with enticing scents of fragrant blue flower, new leather, dark-skinned berry and aromatic herb. The luminous, elegant palate delivers juicy red...
$54.97
2014 Girolamo Russo Feudo Etna Rosso
Girolamo Russo
2014 Girolamo Russo Feudo Etna Rosso

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Importer's Note:One of the most compelling wines I have ever had comes from Mount Etna, so it was a bit of a disappointing discovery for me when I realized there are as of yet very few producers making high quality wine on the slopes of the active...
$54.97
2014 Guido Marsella Fiano di Avellino
Guido Marsella
2014 Guido Marsella Fiano di Avellino

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Over the last few months we have tasted several of Italy’s most important white grape varietals - Verdicchio, Friulano, Cortese, Malvasia and Trebbiano- yet, none hold the potential to be considered the country’s most important white varietal...
$26.97
2014 Romeo del Castello Etna Rosso Vigo
Romeo del Castello
2014 Romeo del Castello Etna Rosso Vigo

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Romeo del Castello is a breathtaking, ancient estate on the northern slopes of Mount Etna whose top cuvee, Vigo is one of the most soul-stirring reds in all of Italy. The caveat though, Vigo is only produced in top vintages and, as such, is very, very...
$44.97
2015 Benanti Etna Rosso
Benanti
2015 Benanti Etna Rosso

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Benanti was, along with Passopisciaro, Terre Nere, Ciro Biondi and Girolamo Russo, critically important to success Mt. Etna is experiencing today. In the late 1980s, Dr. Giuseppe Benanti used his life savings to purchase an abandoned plot of 100 year-old...
$24.97
2015 Lantieri Malvasia delle Lipari Secco Vulcano
Lantieri
2015 Lantieri Malvasia delle Lipari Secco Vulcano

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Importer's Note:The Aeolian Islands are an archipelago, in northern Sicily, constituted by seven volcanic islands. In the southernmost of these little islands, in Vulcano, Paola Lantieri restarted the ancient tradition of cultivating the “Malvasia...
$19.97
2015 Paolo Cali Violino Nero d'Avola Vittoria DOC
Paolo Cali
2015 Paolo Cali Violino Nero d'Avola Vittoria DOC

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Vittoria is one of the sandiest places on earth to grow vines; to grow anything really. This region is basically a sand dune that has vines planted in it (see picture below). Paolo Cali was a pharmacist-turned-winemaker who brought his meticulous work...
$24.97