August 2, 2019
A Note from Sergio
It's the beginning of August. It's hot. Maybe you're on vacation, or maybe you're just back from your beach house. In any case, it's summertime, and the living should be easy. To that end, I'm devoting today's offer to one exceptionally easy-going wine from one of IWM's signature producers, the Antinori family. Just as IWM does, the Antinori family believes that wine should be an affordable luxury. This 600-year-old family of winemakers brings the same attention to detail it uses to make its everyday wines as it does its collector Tignanello and Solaia bottlings, and that means that even the under $25 wines burst with flavor and glide with class.Today's Featured Sections Include:
Today, I'm very pleased to offer a fresh, winsome white wine from Le Mortelle, the Antinori estate that sits near the Maremma coast in Toscana, pretty close to Antinori's Guado al Tasso holdings in Bolgheri. While these two Antinori estates are near one another, they have very different terroir, and Le Mortelle's proximity to the sea means that its wines are a little riper, a little more saline, and a bit more fruit forward. I've selected Le Mortelle's lush and vibrant Vivia Maremma for you; it's under $25 and it brings Antinori's trademark effortless cool to your table.
Finally, IWM's cellars holds only a few bottles of Antonio Ferrari's indescribably gorgeous 1959 Solaria Jonica. I can't begin to explain the confusing, luscious beauty of this improbable wine--all I can say is that you need to experience it.
1. Only at IWM: The Antinori Family's $25 Fresh, Lush White
2. Time Sensitive Offer: 60-Year-Old Puglian Jewel, Antonio Ferrari 1959 Solaria Jonica
3. Wine Events: Upcoming August Wine Tasting Events