In Honor of Labor Day: Pedigree and Approachability from the Overachieving Baby Brunello and the Grand Cru-Like Vineyards of Montalcino and Vaunted 2019 Vintage. Best Price - 24 Hours Only.

“Then there is the 2019 vintage, which the Brunello Consorzio has already rated five stars, and which producers are talking about with high expectations. Comparisons to 2015 are already being made by some producers. Personally, I find the new Rossos [di Montalcino] to have more freshness and elegance than the 2015s showed upon release.” - Vinous

Over the holiday weekend, we shared some tremendous offers in honor of Labor Day - including the IWM signatures of Badia di Passignano Chianti Classic Gran Selezione and Lopez di Heredia Vina Tondonia with best pricing. Well, it does not end there. We are extending these offers and adding a third and final selection, in case you missed the extra savings. As you know, Valdicava is a signature of the house here at IWM, and we purchase the Brunello in every vintage. However, there is more to Vincenzo Abruzzese and his Montosoli estate than his prized Brunello that we want to share with you. So, while all eyes are on many of the highly-anticipated arrivals from the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino, as well as the equally compelling 2015 Riserva, for the moment, it is the younger sibling from Valdicava and highly anticipated 2019 vintage that we cannot get enough of...

The IWM staff favorite is one of the great value wines of Tuscany. Sure, there are 250+ producers in Montalcino bottling Brunello, but this is not your typical Rosso and it drinks better than many Brunello that are being released. Why? It is because this is a true Baby Brunello, all the Sangiovese is Brunello-designated fruit. In fact, the noble grape is sourced from the prized Montosoli vineyards, as well as selections from Filai Lunghi, Lago, Cipressi and Nova. This is a Rosso of pedigree and you can literally feel the extra power and depth in the wine in the first sip. We can now say, move over Cerbaiona, Poggio di Sotto, Baricci, and Salvioni, these are the storied Rosso di Montalcino of IWM past, the finest “Baby Brunello” coming from Montalcino is from Valdicava!

All that said, this is not new news at IWM. With hundreds of bottles already sold over the past few months alone, we are now pleased to announce the final bottles of the 2019 Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino! It is a masculine terroir-driven beauty built on rustic power and minerality, all managed with a touch of finesse from Vincenzo and this high-altitude part of Montaclino. We had this gem again yesterday, and this is a Rosso with power and depth, so much that we recommend aeration, or even a decant. There is plenty of good reason why this Brunello Consorzio has already rated this extroverted vintage five stars, and comparisons are already being made to 2015.

It truly is Baby Brunello, we internally call it Grand Cru Rosso di Montalcino, but regardless of titles, the wine is striking now, in-stock and ready to ship today at $42.99 when you purchase twelve bottles or more - some of the best pricing in the country for the next 24 hours only!

FEATURED WINES: The Prized “Baby Brunello” from Valdicava

Additional Notes and Reviews:

Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “Once again, this is a wine that makes us excited about drinking Sangiovese! It's that wine I personally want with my pizza from Bivios (Montclair) and Dough (Caldwell). It simply elevates the experience and transports me to Montalcino. More importantly, it is an overachieving Rosso di Montalcino with selections coming from the prized Montosoli hill. The 2019 begins with substantial, and awesome minerality, that screams out from under the bright red and blue fruit. With aeration the wine integrates and softens showcasing the Burgundian side to Sangiovese; loaded with bright, almost sweet-like notes of wild berries, sour cherry, plums, crushed flowers, a touch of smoke, and savory herbs. It has all the stuffing and energy of a perfectly built Sangiovese-based wine. My strong recommendation is to let this coiled wine breathe an hour or so, as there is more minerality and depth than other Rosso di Montalcino. This is for the palate that appreciates red wines of finesse, purity, and zest. Hands down, one of our favorite Rosso di Montalcino. A MUST buy – once again!”

This is an email ONLY offer! Should you have any questions on these exciting wines, or would like to take advantage of this offer that is only available until 11:59pm, Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, we are asking that orders be emailed back to chris.deas@italianwinemerchants.com , OR connect with your Portfolio Manager AND mention receipt of this offer if calling the store. All orders are subject to confirmation. IWM is not responsible for typographical errors.

All my best,


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