Southern Italy

2019 Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito di Pantelleria 375 ml
Donnafugata
2019 Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito di Pantelleria 375 ml
HALF BOTTLES Ben Ryé offers an extraordinary rich bouquet with outstanding aromas obtained from the dried grapes: apricots and candied orange peel. It presents delicate hints of Mediterranean scrub (maquis). The palate is very fresh and intense,...
$44.99
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2019 Feudo Montoni Vigna Lagnusa Nero d'Avola
Feudo Montoni
2019 Feudo Montoni Vigna Lagnusa Nero d'Avola
Winery Notes:  Ruby red in color. Its structure does not want to conquer with strength, but rather with elegance. A complex perfume with notes of cherries-in-spirit, red plum, blackberry and warm spices that are in harmony with one another. The...
$21.97
$18.99
2020 Iovine Gragnana Penisola Sorrentina
Iovine
2020 Iovine Gragnano Penisola Sorrentina
PRIMA Notes: One of the first times I visited Napoli, I was with Chef Peter and a few others guys from the PRIMA team.  One Sunday afternoon we discovered, at the top of narrow staircase in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, one of the...
$19.99
2021 Murgo Etna Bianco
Murgo
2021 Murgo Etna Bianco
PRIMA Notes:  The Murgo Estate, encompassing 60 hectares spread out over three distinct properties, benefits from the relatively cooler climate that exists in the shadow of the nearby towering volcano.  Their white wine, featured here, the 2021...
$17.99
2019 Ciro Biondi Etna Rosso Cisterna Fuori
Ciro Biondi
2019 Ciro Biondi Etna Rosso Cisterna Fuori
Importer's Notes:  Ciro Biondi's family has owned vineyards on the southern side of Mt Etna since at least 1800, and first sold bottled wine under their label a century ago. The modern iteration of the Biondi winery started in 1999. Ciro...
$55.99
2019 Ciro Biondi Etna Bianco 'Pianta'
Ciro Biondi
2019 Ciro Biondi Etna Bianco 'Pianta'
Importer's Notes:  Ciro Biondi's family has owned vineyards on the southern side of Mt Etna since at least 1800, and first sold bottled wine under their label a century ago. The modern iteration of the Biondi winery started in 1999. Ciro...
$49.99
2019 Emiliano Falsini Etna Rosso 'Feudo Pignatone'
Falsini
2019 Emiliano Falsini Etna Rosso 'Feudo Pignatone'
PRIMA Notes: One of the more interesting projects we’ve come across is Emiliano Falsini’s.  Falsini is a Tuscan native who studied winemaking in Florence and had winemaking stints in Bordeaux, California and New Zealand before starting a...
$54.99
2020 Donnafugata Lighea
Donnafugata
2020 Donnafugata Lighea Zibibbo
Winery Notes:  Donnafugata Lighea has a bright straw yellow color with greenish hues. The nose offers a rich and fragrant bouquet where the classic notes of orange blossom are combined with citrus hints (cedar and bergamot) and exotic fruit (lychee)...
$19.99
2021 Li Veli Verdeca IGT Salento Bianco
Masseria Li Veli
2021 Li Veli Verdeca IGT Salento Bianco
Winery Notes:  Masseria Li Veli is one of the top Apulian estates in terms of quality of the products and brand recognition.  The brothers Edoardo and Alfredo are the current managers of the estate with the collaboration of their cousin...
$25.99
2020 Clelia Romano Colli di Lapio Fiano di Avellino
Clelia Romano
2020 Clelia Romano Colli di Lapio Fiano di Avellino
Importer's Notes: Straw yellow in the glass with an elegant nose that is delightfully fruity featuring white peach, nuts and white flowers. In the mouth its flavor is rich, soft and fresh with a long and persistent finish. A great...
$22.99
2015 Luigi Tecce 'Satyricon' Irpinia Campi Taurasini Rosso IGT
Luigi Tecce
2015 Luigi Tecce 'Satyricon' Irpinia Campi Taurasini Rosso IGT
PRIMA Notes: We told the story of Luigi Tecce several weeks ago when we received our small allotment of his incredible Poliphemo ($99.99), Tecce’s bar-raising mico-production Taurasi Riserva.  It was $100 but, for anyone who has ever had a...
$49.99
2020 Chessa Vermentino 'Mattariga' Vermentino di Sardegna
Chessa
2020 Chessa Vermentino 'Mattariga' Vermentino di Sardegna
Mattariga is a Vermentino di Sardegna DOC obtained from 100% Vermentino grapes cultivated on calcareous soil, on hills at 250 m asl, with good temperature excursion, which helps to preserve aroma. Low yields per hectare and careful winemaking produce...
$25.99
2019 Elena Fucci Titolo Aglianico del Vulture
Elena Fucci
2019 Elena Fucci Titolo Aglianico del Vulture
Vinous Media: The 2019 Aglianico del Vulture Titolo is stunning. It opens with a bit of an exotic flair, mixing smoky plum and lavender with animal musk, crushed ashen stone and a whiff of sour citrus that lights up the senses. Then it enters the palate...
$44.99
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2014 Ferrandes Passito di Pantelleria 375 ml
Ferrandes
2014 Ferrandes Passito di Pantelleria 375 ml
  Ferrandes Passito di Pantelleria 2014                  Very Limited      138 cases produced.   Certified Organic...
$49.99
2020 Li Veli Susumaniello Rosso
Masseria Li Veli
2020 Li Veli Susumaniello Rosso
Susumaniello is a little-known red-wine grape from Puglia, southern Italy. Grown almost exclusively in the Salice Salento area, it ranks among the world's rarest wine grapes. Not only is it rare but it is also makes an incredible wine! Amazing balance of...
$25.99
2018 Molettieri Irpinia Ischia Piana
Molettieri
2018 Molettieri Irpinia Ischa Piana
Importer's Notes:  100% Aglianico from young vines in the Renonno cru, 400-450 meters above sea level,  Calcareous clay soils of volcanic origin, aged 18 months between barrique and large cask
$23.99
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2018 Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito di Pantelleria 375 ml
Donnafugata
2018 Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito di Pantelleria 375 ml
HALF BOTTLES Ben Ryé 2018 offers an extraordinary rich bouquet with outstanding aromas obtained from the dried grapes: apricots and candied orange peel. It presents delicate hints of Mediterranean scrub (maquis)...
$44.99
2019 COS Pithos Rosso (Nero d’Avola & Frappato in amphora)
COS
2019 COS Pithos Rosso (Nero d’Avola & Frappato in amphora)
60% Nero d'Avola, 40% Frappato Certified Organic, Sourced from estate vineyards in the hamlet of Bastonica in the Vittoria area. Red soil of medium consistency; made up of subalpine sands composed of limestone and silica.Hand-harvested...
$32.99
2018 COS Pithos Bianco 1.5 liters
COS
2018 COS Pithos Bianco 1.5 liters
100% Grecanico sourced from the estate Fontane vineyard. Fermentation lasting ten to fifteen days in amphorae on the skins with indigenous yeast. The 2019 remained in contact with the skins for a little over one month in amphoraAged in amphorae for...
$84.99
2017 Molettieri Irpinia Cinque Querce
Molettieri
2017 Molettieri Irpinia Cinque Querce
This magnificent red is crafted from the classic local Aglianico grape which is used to make the region’s powerful Taurasi reds. Created as a “baby Taurasi”, it's made from top quality grapes grown on clay and calcareous soils in the...
$24.97
2015 Benito Ferrara Taurasi Quatro Confini DOCG
Benito Ferrara
2015 Benito Ferrara Taurasi Quatro Confini DOCG
Winery Notes:  Winemaking: destemming full grapes and medium maceration of several days, with daily pumping until the racking, fermentation in stainless steel wine.  Maturing process: in French barriques for 11 months by 30%, the remaining...
$55.99
2020 COS Frappato IGT Terre di Siciliane
COS
2020 COS Frappato IGT Terre di Siciliane
Certified OrganicWine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin. Tasting NotesFrappato from the Vittoria area of the island that was aged in concrete vats after a...
$24.99
2020 COS Rami Bianco Terre di Siciliane
COS
2020 COS Rami Bianco Terre di Siciliane
  I would never say that I am against ‘natural wines’ per se, but I am against bad wines that call themselves ‘natural.’ It’s sort of depressing that there are so many weird ‘orange’ wines out there...
$26.99
Cantine Russo Mon Pit Mt. Etna Blanc de Blancs
Cantine Russo
Cantine Russo Mon Pit Mt. Etna Blanc de Blancs
Winery Notes:  The winemaking tradition of the Russo family has been handed down from father to son until today. Towards the end of the 1800s the great-great-grandfather Vincenzo Russo dedicated himself, together with the family, to the cultivation...
$26.97
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2018 Caravaglio Malvasia Occhio di Terra Salina
Caravaglio
2018 Caravaglio Malvasia Occhio di Terra Salina
Importer's Notes:  On the volcanic island of Salina, organic vineyards sit from 600 to 1,200 feet above sea level in the Malfa district (the highest quality vinegrowing area) with a view of the Mediterranean. Soils are a mix of volcanic sand and...
$26.97
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2019 Clelia Romano ‘Colli di Lapio’ Fiano d’Avellino
Clelia Romano
2019 Clelia Romano ‘Colli di Lapio’ Fiano d’Avellino
Clelia Romano’s Colli di Lapio (hill of wolves) sits at the highest point in the Avellino appellation and affords one a stunning view of Campania plainwhile the grapes grown on this windy hillside seem to suck up all the wild fennel, mint and other...
$29.97
$22.99
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2020 Li Veli Verdeca IGT Salento Bianco
Masseria Li Veli
2020 Li Veli Verdeca IGT Salento Bianco
Winery Notes:  Masseria Li Veli is one of the top Apulian estates in terms of quality of the products and brand recognition.  The brothers Edoardo and Alfredo are the current managers of the estate with the collaboration of their cousin...
$25.99
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2014 Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva
Mastroberardino
2014 Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva
Winery Notes:  Deep ruby-red in color, complex and intense aromas of black fruits and tobacco complement undertones of cherries and plum skins. On the palate, the Radici Taurasi Riserva is enveloping, elegant, and persistent, with a long finish of...
$47.99
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2019 Piero Mancini Vermentino
Mancini
2019 Piero Mancini Vermentino
Importer Notes:  Benchmark producer of Vermentino from the island's top appellation for the grape - Vermentino di GalluraOne of the few appellations in italy where the soil is dominated by graniteThe Mancini Vermentino balances freshness with...
$19.99
1998 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva 5L
Mastroberardino
1998 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva 5L
Wine Spectator: 94 PointsA lovely, layered red, offering baked strawberry and cherry fruit accented by graphite, chartreuse liqueur, leather and citrus peel aromas. Vibrant and minerally, with creamy tannins and a subtle streak of tarry smoke echoing on...
$680.00
NV Vino Lauria Perpetuo Grillo Terre Siciliane 375ml (half bottle)
Vino Lauria
Vino Lauria Perpetuo Grillo Terre Siciliane 375ml (half bottle)
Importer's Note:With wine making in his family blood, Vito Lauria decided to attend the University of Udine in Friuli where he obtained a degree in Enology in 2003. After stepping off the campus he worked at a number wineries in northern Italy for a few...
$42.50