Southern Italy

#1) 1998 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva
Mastroberardino
#1) 1998 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva
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...
$99.99
$84.99
1997 Mastroberardino Taurasi Naturalis Historia
Mastroberardino
1997 Mastroberardino Taurasi Naturalis Historia
Mastroberardino continues to be a source of magnificently cellared gems that show the class and age-ability of the Agilianico grape and an amazing terroir that evokes not only the profoundly varied geology of this part of southern Italy, but also an...
$99.99
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...
$679.99
1999 Mastroberardino Taurasi Naturalis Historia
Mastroberardino
1999 Mastroberardino Taurasi Naturalis Historia
Mastroberardino continues to be a source of magnificently cellared gems that show the class and age-ability of the Agilianico grape and an amazing terroir that evokes not only the profoundly varied geology of this part of southern Italy, but also an...
$99.99
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2006 Benanti Serra della Contessa Etna Rosso
Benanti
2006 Benanti Serra della Contessa Etna Rosso
94 points Wine Enthusiast **Cellar Selection** A stellar, superb wine that embodies all the grace, power and charm of the Mount Etna volcano in Sicily. This highly unique and distinctive territory has shaped an elegant expression of Nerello Mascalese...
$159.97
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2011 Benanti Serra della Contessa Etna Rosso
Benanti
2011 Benanti Serra della Contessa Etna Rosso
94 points Wine Enthusiast *Editors' Choice* This gorgeous wine opens with fragrances of blue flower, moist earth, leather and ripe berry. The delicious palate delivers succulent black cherry, cinnamon, white pepper and balsamic herbs alongside smooth,...
$80.97
$80.97
$72.97
2011 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva
Mastroberardino
2011 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva
Winemaker's Note:This ruby-red wine has a full, complex spectrum of aromas, particularly of violet and blackberries. On the palate, it is full-bodied and mouth-filling, with persistent and elegant notes of plum, bitter cherry, strawberry jam and black...
$69.97
2012 Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva
Mastroberardino
2012 Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva
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 Moganazzi Don Michele Etna Rosso
Tenute Moganazzi
2013 Moganazzi Don Michele Etna Rosso
Producer's Note:On the slopes of Mt. Etna, where crumbling lava meets the snows, the towns and neighborhoods often have bizarre names, names that might have been invented for a precocious child during a bedtime story: “Chiappemacine,” or...
$39.97
2013 Montevetrano IGT Colli Salerno Rosso
Montevetrano
2013 Montevetrano IGT Colli Salerno Rosso
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
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2014 Benanti Pietramarina Etna Bianco Superiore
Benanti
2014 Benanti Pietramarina Etna Bianco Superiore
I remember sitting at the winery last year drinking Pietra Marina 1995 and thinking to myself, ‘this is one of the greatest Italian white wines that I have ever had’! Truly, Carricante (this is also 100%) is one of Italy’s four best and...
$84.97
$84.97
$76.50
2014 Girolamo Russo Feudo Etna Rosso
Girolamo Russo
2014 Girolamo Russo Feudo Etna Rosso
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
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
2014 Romeo del Castello Etna Rosso Vigo
Winery Notes: D.O.C Etna Rosso "Vigo" Soil: volcanic, sandy, stonedGrapes: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello CappucinoVinification: fermentation and maceration for 12 days in 5000 l stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation in 225 l wood barriques. Aged in...
$44.97
2014 Valle dell'Acate Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico
2014 Valle dell'Acate Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico
Winery Notes: These vineyards are located on what is known as the “Bidini Soprano” plateau. The soil structure is divided between clear red sand and dark, medium density earth with good depth. The grapevines planted in dark red soil produce...
$24.97
2015 COS Rami Bianco Sicilia IGT
Azienda Agricola COS
2015 COS Rami Bianco Sicilia IGT
Producer's Note:COS was established in 1980 by three friends—Giambattista Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti, and Pinuccia Strano—each of whom is represented by the initial letter of his surname in the winery’s title. While the venture began...
$32.97
2016 Ciro Biondi Outis Etna Bianco
Ciro Biondi
2016 Ciro Biondi Outis Etna Bianco
The family of Ciro Biondi has owned and produced wine from their vineyard plot in southeastern Etna since the early 19th century. Ciro will be the first to admit, however, that their wine was not made to its full potential for the majority of that time!...
$29.97
2016 Graci Etna Bianco
Graci
2016 Graci Etna Bianco
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 91 PointsA wine that invites easy (and happy) drinking. This is a streamlined and tonic expression with salty mineral tones followed by white peach and Golden Delicious apple. The Graci trademark is balance, and this wine...
$24.97
2016 Romeo del Castello Vigorosa Etna Rosato
Romeo del Castello
2016 Romeo del Castello Vigorosa Etna Rosato
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...
$29.97
2017 Caruso e Minini Catarratto Bio Sicilia
Caruso e Minini
2017 Caruso e Minini Catarratto Bio Sicilia
Located on Sicily’s western-most coast near the town of Marsala, Caruso & Minini boasts a history that harks back to the late 1800’s when Antonio Caruso bought the company to grow grapes for the nearby Marsala factories. The company was...
$21.97
2017 Graci Etna Rosato
Graci
2017 Graci Etna Rosato
Whenever Alberto Graci is asked why he left his cushy career as a banker to pursue back-breaking labor in a densely planted field of Nerello Mascalese grapevines, he’ll tell you simply that he’s a fatalist. This is surprisingly a modest...
$21.97
2017 Marisa Cuomo Ravello Bianco
Marisa Cuomo
2017 Marisa Cuomo Ravello Bianco
Cantine Gran Furor Divina Costiera di Marisa Cuomo is located in Furore on the famed Amalfi Coast.  These coastal vineyards are perfectly arranged on the stone-walled terraces  along the cliffs at altitudes between 980 to 1300 feet above sea...
$25.97
2017 Pietradolce Archineri Etna Bianco
Pietradolce
2017 Pietradolce Archineri Etna Bianco
Tasting Notes: From vines planted over a century ago on sandy loam soils at over 850m on Etna’s vertiginous slopes, this is a remarkable expression of the indigenous Carricante grape. Detailed notes of white peach, lemon, lime and soft sage...
$42.97
2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco
Tenuta delle Terre Nere
2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco
Winemaker's Note:Intense straw yellow, the 2017 Etna Bianco is definitely floral, reminiscent of white and linden flowers. On the palate, the wine is fresh and flavorful, with an evident mineral note. Serve lightly chilled with hors d’oeuvres,...
$23.97
2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso
2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso
Winery Notes: Made from very fine Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio from low yielding vineyards (35 Hl. Per hectar), both young and old. The grapes are macerated until the end of fermentation. The wine then continues its life in wood until bottled...
$23.97
2017 Terre Nere Etna Rosato DOC
Tenuta delle Terre Nere
2017 Terre Nere Etna Rosato DOC
Producer's Note:I first made this wine in 2007. I love rosé. But I never thought I would make one, just not one of those things that came to mind. But it did come to mind, and powerfully so, to my little Elena: everyone knows how strong the...
$26.97
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NV Benanti Noblesse Metodo Classico Etna Brut Carricante
Benanti
NV Benanti Noblesse Metodo Classico Etna Brut Carricante
My new favorite Italian bubbly! This comes from a vineyard that is a little too high in elevation to make still wine, however is perfect for a Champagne-method sparkler. It spends 24 months ageing on the lees in the bottle before disgorgement and has...
$39.97
$39.97
$35.97
NV Vino Lauria Perpetuo Grillo Terre Siciliane 375ml (half bottle)
Vino Lauria
NV 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