2023 Fall Wine Specials
VIP Wine Enthusiasts Newsletter
SPECIAL LIMITED FALL OFFERS
Winery principals are beginning to visit again from Italy. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with some fantastic new and old wineries. They are offering some limited releases that I thought you all would enjoy.
Below are 3 special limited offers. Please email me with your orders. Supplies are limited.
Call now to place your order: 410-853-7484
Ricasoli 3 pack Chianti Gran Selezione Special SOLD OUT
Bertani 6 Pack offer includes
2 Bottles 2010,
2 Bottles 2011
2 bottles 2012 Vintages.
6 Pack Case price: $800
Ricasoli 3 pack Chianti Gran Selezione Special
The history of Italy cannot be told without including the prominent contributions of the Ricasoli family, who have produced wine since 1141. Ricasoli is documented as the oldest winery in Italy and the fourth oldest family business in the world.
Baron Bettino Ricasoli, who was not only twice the prime minister of Italy, but after 30 years of experimentation and documentation, developed the original formula for the Chianti wine that became the standard for the region. The heart of the Ricasoli wine production comes from the Brolio castello, a magnificent castle located in the commune of Gaiole in Chianti.
Baron Francesco Ricasoli has been at the helm of the winery since 1993. Today, the wines are a reflection of the family’s nine hundred year dedication to quality winemaking and innovation at the Brolio estate.
Special 3 Bottle Offer: $250/3 pack
Includes 3 Gran Selezione Chianti( Highest classification level of Chianti Classico wines) from 2020 vintage.
Colledilá Chianti Classico Gran Selezione:
“Like a laser beam in profile, this red evokes cherry, currant, mineral, wild herb and sweet spice aromas and flavors. The lingering, incisive finish leaves a dusting of fine tannins…”- Bruce Sanderson; 93 pts Wine Spectator
Other ratings: 97 pts JS
Roncicone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione:
“Offers aromas and flavors of cherry, black currant and plum highlighted by iron and mineral notes. Reveals accents of tobacco and wild herbs on the long, mouthwatering finish. Shows excellent balance.” – Bruce Sanderson; 94 pts Wine Spectator
• Other Ratings: 95 pts JS
Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione:
Castello di Brolio is our flagship wine created from a meticulous selection of estate-grown grapes. Produced only in the best years, this is an iconic wine which will leave a lasting impression.
“Bright and floral on the nose with orange blossom to the vivid sliced cherry character. Medium body, with ultra-fine tannins that are supple and caressing. Gorgeous cooked peach pie and cherry aftertaste. Delicious to taste now, but better in 2028.”
– James Suckling; 96 pts James Suckling.
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Ottavia Giorgi di Vistarino. Ottavia was full of passion and pride as we discussed her wines and the history of her family’s estate. As you all may know I am a lover of French Burgundy wine and have tasted and offered Grand Cru and Premier Cru Burgundy in our pre sell for several years now.
The pinot noir from Conte Vistarino rivals some of the best Grand Crus I’ve tasted.
In 1850, Count Augusto Giorgi di Vistarino was the first person to plant Pinot Noir in the Oltrepò, by importing the shoots directly from France. Since then the family has been carrying out a constant work aimed at enhancing the noble vine while respecting the territory and its vocation.
The Vistarino dynasty is today represented by Ottavia Giorgi di Vistarino. Ottavia carries an important legacy on her shoulders with the pride of someone who knows where to go, aware of the goodness of her ideas: to lead the family business while respecting its tradition, but putting character, future and personality into it.
Conte Vistarino 4 pack Cru Pinot Noir offer:
Price : $275 / 4 pack
Costa del Nero Pinot Nero 2021 :
Deep ruby red color, intense aroma of red fruit. Wine is aged partly in steel tanks and in used barrels until bottled 10 months after harvested.
Cru Tavernetto Pinot Nero 2017 :
A cru of only 2 hectares, only 75 cases imported to the US.
A lovely waft of minerally tar and graphite draws you into the glass of this lively red, which showcases supple tannins and flavors of black and red cherry fruit, rose hip, marjoram and anise. WS 92 points
Cru Bertone Pinot Nero 2017 :
Also a Cru of 2 hectares , only 75 cases imported to US.
Savory hints of herbal olive and smoke play off ripe black raspberry, licorice twist and spiced orange peel in this fragrant red.WS 92 points
Cru Pernice Pinot Nero 2015 :
Cru of 3.5 hectares .
Deep ruby red, complex aromas of violets and red fruit, roasted coffee and cocoa.
**All offers are while supplies last. Please email me your orders .
**Orders should be available for pick up beginning October 16th.