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Today's Featured Offer:
Querciabella the Super Tuscan, Canalicchio Riserva and Two Amazing Merlots!

October 1, 2014 
A Note from Sergio

Querciabella began as the beloved project of the late Giuseppe Castiglioni, who initially planted vines as a hobby and ended up authoring a Super-Tuscan success story. In 1972, Castiglioni restored an ancient winery, outfitted it with state-of-the-art equipment and, over time, established an elite estate. Giuseppe raised his son Sebastiano to assume control of the winery, and Querciabella became certified organic in 1988 and biodynamic in 2000. This commitment to non-interventionist, sustainable, all natural agriculture puts Sebastiano's philosophy into practice. A committed vegetarian and animal rights activist, Sebastiano, working with consulting enologist Guido De Santi and technical advisor Luca Vietti, creates Querciabella's wines as a reflection and a celebration of nature. Plus, it makes for absolutely breathtaking wines.


I love what Querciabella is doing and upholding the Super-Tuscan concept. In addition I'm pleased to re-offer one of my favorite Brunello's coming from the hands of a Montalcino Maestro, Franco Pacenti's Canalicchio Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva 2007: a wine of incredible depth, style and class.


Finally I would like to invite you to hold your private or corporate lunch--perhaps a holiday party here at Italian Wine Merchants at 30% off. We'd be thrilled to host your event at our highly customizable Studio del Gusto and our intimate Vintage Tasting Room; both extraordinary spaces that evoke the elegance of an Old World locale and wine cellar.

 

Enjoy!



Today's Featured Sections Include:

  

1. Spotlight on Excellence: Querciabella Camartina 2010: A Super Tuscan Classic!
2. Time Sensitive Offer: Canalicchio Franco Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2007-Top of the Class!
3. Our Experts Suggest: Crystal Picks two Amazing Merlots from Argentina & Slovenia!
4. Only At IWM: Holiday Lunches at 30% Off
5. Wine Events: 
The Autumn Wine Festival-Mini Grand Tasting Saturday October 11th 1-3 PM


My Best, 

  

  signature  

Sergio Esposito
Owner/Founder  

 


SPOTLIGHT ON EXCELLENCE
 

BEST PRICE IN THE US!

Querciabella began as the beloved project of the late Giuseppe Castiglioni, who initially planted vines as a hobby and ended up authoring a Super-Tuscan success story. In 1972, Castiglioni restored an ancient winery, outfitted it with state-of-the-art equipment and, over time, established an elite estate. Giuseppe raised his son Sebastiano to assume control of the winery, and Querciabella became certified organic in 1988 and biodynamic in 2000. This commitment to non-interventionist, sustainable, all natural agriculture puts Sebastiano's philosophy into practice. A committed vegetarian and animal rights activist, Sebastiano, working with consulting enologist Guido De Santi and technical advisor Luca Vietti, creates Querciabella's wines as a reflection and a celebration of nature. Plus, it makes for absolutely breathtaking wines.

 

Crafted only in the best vintages, Querciabella's Camartina comes from the same rebellious Super-Tuscan tradition as Sassicaia. Like Sassicaia, it's a Super-Tuscan crafted from mostly Cabernet. Unlike Sassicaia, however, Camartina blends its international grape with indigenous Sangiovese. And also unlike Sassicaia, Camartina has waited quietly in the shadows for its time in the sun. In 1999, Camartina went from being a lean, stern and powerful wine to a graceful, sensual wine that brims with character. In the past decade, Camartina has grown increasingly high in quality, garnering praise from critics and collectors alike. Today's offer culls Camartina from stellar vintages spanning 1996 to 2008, presenting a three-dimensional view of one of the great values in the Super-Tuscan genre.

 

From the same rebellious Super-Tuscan tradition as Sassicaia comes Querciabella's Camartina. In fact, like Sassicaia's sibling Le Difese, which we also debut today, it's a Super-Tuscan crafted from 70 percent Cabernet and the remainder Sangiovese. Unlike Bolgheri's Tenuta San Guido, however, Querciabella sits in the heart of Chianti, where it waited quietly in the shadows for its time in the sun. In the past decade, Camartina has grown increasingly high quality, garnering praise from critics and collectors alike. Today, IWM is delighted to debut the vibrant, textured and finessed Querciabella Camartina 2010, a great Tuscan biodynamic wine.

 

 

(Italy, Toscana - Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese) 

$129.99 Regular Price

*Pre-Arrival, Spring 2015


TIME SENSITIVE OFFER

BEST PRICE IN THE US!

The Franco Pacenti Canalicchio Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva 2007 is one of the most silky and stylish Brunellos of the vintage. The l'Azienda Agricola Franco Pacenti was founded by Franco's father Rosildo Pacenti  in the late 1960's. A branding transformation took place when Franco took over the management and invoked his name. This stunning property is 89 acres of vineyards and olive groves with only 15 acres dedicated to the vine located in the charming village of Canalicchio. The estate is truly a family affair and Franco is helped by his wife Carla and three children Lisa, Serena and Lorenzo to manage the property. The vineyards are divided into six plots planted from 1980 to 2002 exclusively with Sangiovese Grosso grapes and are located at the foot of the hills of Montalcino at an elevation just under 1,000 feet with a northeast exposure, and planted on medium clay soils. 


Why Buy this Wine:

 

- It is made by the Pacenti family who is dedicated to the craft and fashion of artisanal wines.

 

- The Pacenti's philosophy is to tend, till, and nourish the vines and only grow the best fruit to bring the Sangiovese grapes to their maximum potential.

 

- Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007 has a bright black ruby color, showing very little age at seven years old.

 

- The developing bouquet is showing all the depth and promise a great 'Riserva' should possess: intensely fruited layers of spice, very concentrated and complex. 

 

- The Canalicchio hits the palate with a wonderful attack of bright cherry fruit flavors supported by harmonious and ripe tannins, all the time offering up a velvet mouth feel.

 

- The Franco Pacenti Canalicchio Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva 2007 is a highly desirable wine for any serious collector, truly a blockbuster of a wine.

 


Canalicchio F Pacenti 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
(Italy, Toscana - Sangiovese Grosso) 

$109.99 Regular Price 
$76.99 6-Pack Price/btl

  

This offer is available 48 hrs and will expire on October 3rd at 5:00 pm EST.

OUR EXPERTS SUGGEST

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Crystal worked in hotels, luxury resorts, and in sales and marketing with wine companies, including IWM's outpost in Hong Kong. She has returned to our New York team, bringing her experience, expertise and enthusiasm from her adventures and travels in Asia.
 

Drinking Today: Movia 2004 Merlot
(Slovenia, Brda - Merlot)
$39.99 Regular Price 
$36.79 Case Price/btl

 

(Argentina, Patagonia - Merlot)
$42.50 Regular Price 
$39.10 Case Price/btl

 

For complete descriptions of the wines and an explanation of why Crystal selected these wines, please visit our expert's post at Inside IWM.

ONLY AT IWM

Book your 2014 Holiday Lunch by October 31st and Save 30%.


Organizing a private or corporate lunch--perhaps a holiday party?

IWM invites you to host your event at our highly customizable Studio del Gusto and our intimate Vintage Tasting Room; extraordinary spaces that evoke the elegance of an Old World locale and wine cellar.

 

As dates are filling up quickly, we invite you to contact us as soon as possible to ensure your choice of date and time.

Whether you're looking to host an event that's personal or corporate, a casual walk-around affair or a formal sit-down meal or a larger gathering of 100, our professional staff would love to help you plan an event that's customized to your needs.

Our knowledgeable event staff is eager to help make your event dream a reality, planning with you to design the perfect celebration, tasting, lunch or gathering.

 

To start planning your upcoming event, please contact us by email at events@italianwinemerchants.com or by phone at 212.473.2323 x159.

 

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WINE EVENTS


Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1-3 pm

Regular Price $75.00

Price Including Tax $81.66

 

Hosted by: IWM Team of Sommeliers

 

On Saturday October 11th, IWM is pleased to present the 1st fall Wine Festival, a mini-grand tasting featuring twenty wines from around the world. This tasting of global wines features wines from our best-loved countries, including Italy, France and Spain. Only IWM can pour this collection of wines, including hard-to-find Italian jewels, classic wines from Antinori, iconic Raffaelle Palma of the Amalfi Coast, cult Cupano Brunello, and amazing gems from France's premier regions of Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne--and wines of Spain's including fabulous Rioja. Join us and let IWM's team of sommeliers fill your glass with wine and your mind with knowledge as you walk around sampling wines from some of the finest producers in the world. All complemented by meats and cheeses, and sweetened by preferential pricing on the featured wines, this tasting is a rare treat. Join us and travel the world of wine, without ever leaving glamorous New York City.

 

Featured Wines:

Italy: White

Fantinel NV Prosecco Brut Extra Dry

Fantinel Brut Rosé NV
Raffaelle Palma Puntacroce Bianco 2011

Fiorano No. 26 Bianco 1994

 

Italy: Red

Raffaelle Palma Salicechi Rosato 2011

Raffaelle Palma Montecorvo 2011

Quinto Chionetti San Luigi Dolcetto di Dogliani 2010

Tenute dell'Ornellaia Le Volte 2012

Talenti Rosso di Montacino 2008

Cupano Sant'Antimo Ombrone 2008

Cupano Brunello di Montalcino 2007

San Giuliano Barbaresco 2009

Scarzello Barolo 2007

 

France: White
Alfred Gratien Rosé Brut NV Champagne

André Clouet Cuvée 1911 Champagne

Domaine Barat Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu 2012

Chavy-Chouet Puligny-Montrachet Enseignères 2012

Domaine Latour Giraud Meursault Cuvée Charles Maxime 2012


France: Red

François Gay Chorey les Beaune 2011

Anne & Sebastian Bidault Chambolle-Musigny Herbues 2012

Domaines des Heritiers Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules 2010

Château Plince 2008 Pomerol

Château Belair Monange Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé 2007


Spain
Raventos i Blanc Conca del Riu Anoia Brut Rosé de Nit 2011

CVNE Viña Real Gran Reserva 2006

La Rioja Alta 2001 Rioja Gran Reserva '904'
 

*Wine list subject to change

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