Juicy, Round $29 Aldo Conterno Rosso! Drink-Me Seghesio Barolo! And IWM's Biggest Sale!

December 14, 2017
A Note from Sergio

Freisa, a Piemonte grape, is like a little chameleon. It adapts like a shape-shifter in response to its soil and its creator. Most producers use Freisa in a blend, but enologists say this little grape is the parent to the great Nebbiolo, so it has the power to go it alone. It's not uncommon for lesser-known indigenous grapes to move in and out of fashion, and right now, Freisa is having a moment. I'm happy about that--Friesa makes a juicy, tasty wine and more people should drink it! Today, I'm delighted to present a wine from Aldo Conterno that features Friesa--and it's under $30 a bottle!

A bottling that's mostly Freisa blended with some Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Aldo Conterno's Langhe Rosso is so plump and so round, yet it is so fresh. It has the kind of welcoming profile that it practically grabs your ears to make you drink it. In general, Freisa makes a very food-friendly wine, which makes it perfect for dinner parties or holiday parties, but this one from Poderi Aldo Conterno, one of the great Barolo makers, is especially layered and delicious. Aldo's Langhe Rosso is a true value wine, and it could become your new go-to red.

Along with this Langhe Rosso, I'm pleased to bring you a cru Barolo from Renzo Seghesio. 2011 was a hot year in Italy, even in the rolling hills of Piemonte. Producers who managed their vines' leaf canopies and picked their grapes strategically, however, were rewarded with beautiful, ripe Nebbiolo that made super silky, very sexy wines. I managed to score a new allocation of Renzo Seghesio 2011 Barolo Ginestra, a wine that holds your tongue with a velvety grip--it's pure pleasure to drink right now. You usually have to wait a lot longer than six years to drink your Barolo, but this Seghesio is firing on all cylinders!

Finally, there's a big, beautiful sale on magnums--don't miss it!

Today's Featured Sections Include:

1. Spotlight on Excellence:
Under $30 Everyday Red from Aldo Conterno
2. Only At IWM: Lush, Vivid 2011 Renzo Seghesio Barolo
3. Time Sensitive Offer: IWM's Biggest Sale with 100+ Large Format Wines!
4. Wine Events: Upcoming December Wine Tasting Events

My Best,

Sergio Esposito

As tempting as Aldo Conterno Baroli are in their youth, it's a shame to drink them too early, and you don't necessarily want to pour Barolo on a Tuesday pizza night. Enter Poderi Aldo Conterno's Langhe Rosso, the perfect value wine from the consummate Barolo producer. Juicy, fleshy, and genial, Aldo Conterno's entry-level Langhe Rosso, which has replaced the estate's famed Quartetto, is a terrific everyday red that is flexible, unexpected and affordable. Today, we're delighted to present a new allocation of Poderi Aldo Conterno's vivacious 2013 Langhe Rosso. At less than $30 a bottle, this wine is an ideal anytime red to have on hand throughout the holidays!

A blend of 80% old-vine Freisa, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, Aldo Conterno's tasty Langhe Rosso may lack the region's all-star grape, Nebbiolo, but it's consistently balanced and approachable, and in 2013 it's excellent. Tarry earth, crushed flower petals, spice and underbrush frame the red and blue fruits in this gracious Rosso; it's a food-friendly wine that pulls you back to the glass with every sip. Firm, fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity propel this balanced and seamless wine to a thrilling, lingering finish. Affordable and welcoming, this flat-out delicious Rosso lets you experience the Aldo Conterno magic any night of the week!

2013 is a banner vintage in Piemonte, but while you'll have to wait to enjoy the long-aging and structured 2013 Barolo and Barbaresco wines, you can dive right into Aldo Conterno's '13 Langhe Rosso. It's a terrific way to experience this benchmark vintage, to explore Poderi Aldo Conterno, and to enjoy fine Italian winemaking. Combining indigenous and international grapes, Aldo Conterno's Langhe Rosso marries Old World and New World winemaking in one delectable bottling. IWM is delighted to present this pretty, fresh, and fascinating Aldo Conterno Rosso with special, time-sensitive pricing--it might just be your new go-to red!

Poderi Aldo Conterno 2013 Langhe Rosso
(Italy, Piemonte - Freisa, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot)
$29.99 Regular Price
$27.59 Case Price/btl

For more than a century, Renzo Seghesio has been growing grapes in famed Monforte d'Alba; only the estate's tiny production numbers have kept it a relative secret. While the estate was founded more than a century ago, it didn't start releasing wines under its own names until 1968, yet in the past five decades, this family-owned estate has made a reputation for crafting evocative, terroir-driven and approachable wines. It's a rare thing to find a Barolo that you can drink in its youth, that has the stuffing to sit in the cellar for years, and that's traditionally made. This combination is, in many ways, the unicorn of Italian winemaking--something so improbable as to be mythic. Today, IWM is very happy to present a new allocation of Renzo Seghesio 2011 Barolo Ginestra, a wine that's a fabled combination of approachability, tradition, and terroir. Most excitingly, we're delighted to present this wine at the BEST PRICE in the States.

Why Buy This Wine:

- The grapes for this wine derive from the historic Ginestra site of Pajana, a vineyard made famous by Domenico Clerico, some of whose grapes were supplied by Renzo Seghesio.

- Reflective of its warm growing season, this '11 Barolo Pajana Ginestra bursts with brooding wild berries, warm baking spices, crushed violet and rose petals, and kisses of tarry earth and smoke.

- This Barolo almost welcomes you with open arms upon release, but a few years in the cellar will make this wine even more harmonious, integrating its components and mellowing its fine-grained tannins.

- Though Renzo Seghesio may be new to you, it's a long established, small-production vineyard, and IWM has been proud to be the first US retailer to offer Renzo Seghesio's wines, which have quickly become favorites among our clients.

- Utterly disarming, this '11 Barolo Ginestra will drink for years to come; contact your portfolio manager to secure yours at the BEST PRICE in the US, you don't want miss this exceptional wine!

Renzo Seghesio 2011 Barolo Ginestra
(Italy, Piemonte - Nebbiolo)
$79.99 Regular Price
$73.59 Case Price/btl

The holidays are about hospitality, and nothing says "Welcome!" like large format wines. Today, we're delighted to announce a flash sale on more than 100 big, beautiful bottles of wine; take a cool 8% off when you buy three large format wines, or take 15% off when you buy six! You'll find IWM's signature Italian producers, select French winemakers, some special Spanish wines--and more. You can choose from red wines, white wines, sparkling wines and dessert wines, ensuring that your guests' glasses will never run dry! Choose from Italian winemakers like Bruno Giacosa, Angelo Gaja, Tua Rita, and Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, or go outside Italy and purchase wines from producers like Domaine Faiveley, Bonneau du Martray, Domaine Ponsot, CVNE, or Louis Jadot! The holidays are in full swing, and there's no better time to stock your cellar with fine large format wines from iconic producers, all presented with IWM's assurance of care and provenance.

Why Buy This Wine:

- The lower air-to-wine ratio in large format bottles means that the wine ages more slowly than wine in a standard 750ml bottle, taking its time to integrate, mellow, and become a symphony of nuanced flavors.

- The simple economics means that large format bottles tend to appreciate faster and more steeply than regular bottles so that fine wines in large formats is good sense, better taste, and a more generous experience for all.

- Ranging in pricing from just under $50 (Col Vetoraz Prosecco di Valdobbiadene) to almost $6,000 (Tenuta San Guido 1985 Sassicaia), this list indulges the palates of a wide range of wine-lovers; in stock and ready-to-ship, these magnums are perfect to pour for your holiday gatherings!

- This list includes some of IWM's most beloved producers and most iconic wines--including Super Tuscans from Terriccio, Tua Rita, Antinori, and Castello dei Rampolla; Brunellos from Poggio di Sotto, Valdicava and Cerbaiona; and Barolo and Barbaresco bottlings from Angelo Gaja, Giacomo or Aldo Conterno, Scavino, Bruno Giacosa--and more.

- French wines come from iconic winemakers like Domaine Faiveley, Hubert-Lignier, Bonneau du Martray, Domaine Ponsot, Domaine Drouhin-Laroze, M. Chapoutier, Jaboulet, and so many more.

- Unique wines from Slovenia's biodynamic Movia, California's collector estate and Spain's legendary Emilio Moro, along with sparklers from Fratelli, and dessert wines from Castello della Sala make this magnum offer very special.

- Allocations are tight, and these in-stock big, beautiful wines are available on a first-come, first-served basis; contact your portfolio manager to help you choose the large format bottles that best fit your cellar, palate and lifestyle.




3pk Price/btl 6pk Price/btl
Col Vetoraz Prosecco di Valdobbiadene
NV 1.5 $49.99 $45.99 $42.49 11
Terriccio Tassinaia
2010 1.5 $149.99 $137.99 $127.49 4
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga
2012 1.5 $399.00 $367.08 $339.15 12+
Tua Rita Redigaffi
2013 1.5 $599.00 $551.08 $509.15 12+
Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
2011 1.5 $1,799.00 $1,655.08 $1,529.15 11
Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny VV
2012 1.5 $2,949.00 $2,713.08 $2,506.65 3
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia
1985 1.5 $5,999.00 $5,519.08 $5,099.15 2

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This offer will expire in 48 hours on December 16th at 11:59pm EST.

Order Your Holiday Gifts Today
It's the holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year! IWM wants to help you celebrate the holidays in delicious style with our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, a collection of our most exciting, most delicious, and most luxurious wines. Whether you're looking to give your favorite wine-lovers treasured single bottles, thrilling wine duos, tasty triples, sumptuous half cases, or expansive full collections, this Gift Guide will help you make the 2017 holiday season memorable. In this Gift Guide, available both online and as a PDF to download, you'll find a wine for every feast, party, and quiet meal, as well as bottles that will please the palates of all wine-lovers, from newbie to connoisseur. But don't hesitate to ask one of our portfolio managers for help if you need it--or select a gift card and let your wine-lovers choose their favorite wines! IWM wants to make your gift giving a delight, and we promise not to tell if you can't help but choose something for your cellar too!

What You'll Find:

- IWM's Holiday Gift Guide features wines handpicked by IWM's founder, Sergio Esposito; these are the wines he loves, and it's our honor to share them with you.

- IWM believes that wine brings people together, so we've put experiences at the forefront of our Gift Guide--from wine clubs to tasting events, IWM experiences last a lifetime and show your gift recipients that you're thinking of them all year long.

- Our 2017 Gift Guide highlights bottles we love, including single and paired bottles of sparkling wines, international wines, and Italian wines, nestled in rustic wooden presentation boxes or snuggled in luxury Ghurka leather carriers.

- If you're feeling more expansive, our gift baskets of three or six wines exude magnanimity and show the largeness of your heart; gifts of multiple bottles keep the holidays spirit alive into 2018--and beyond.

- Our wine cases are the gifts you'd like to give yourself; these gorgeous sampler collections are the quintessential present for real aficionados, offering myriad peak experiences and memories to match!

- Let our portfolio managers help you customize holiday gifts for everyone on your list; from colleagues to family members, wine-lovers abound and IWM offers wines to fit every palate!

Saturday, December 16 | 1:00-3:00 pm | New York, NY
A Sit-Down Tasting

Regular Ticket Price: $119.00

IWM Host: Will Di Nunzio, President

The holiday season is a time for giving, for receiving, and for enjoying yourself--which means that it's also time for really great wine. IWM celebrates the warmest time of the year at our Reds for the Holidays event, an afternoon dedicated to passionate Amarone, noble Barolo, brooding Brunello, welcoming Super Tuscans, and all wines red and delicious. Accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, this special event, led by IWM's own Will Di Nunzio, will take you through the ins and outs of grape varietal, winemaker protocol, terroir and typicity of some of your favorite red wines, while introducing you to new bottles! It's a holiday gathering as only IWM can bring you, full of lively conversation, useful knowledge and delicious wine!

Featured Wines & Menu

Cima da Conegliano Prosecco Extra Dry NV
Graci Etna Rosso 2015
De Conciliis Aglianico Donnaluna 2015
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2015
Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello 2012
Cerbaiona Brunello di Montalcino 2012
Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello Rennina 2008
Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d'Alceo 2011
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia 2013
Brigaldara Case Vecie Amarone 2011

*Wines may be subject to change.

For more information, please visit our website Wine Events Page.

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