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La Fornace Rosso di Montalcino 2017 750ml
La Fornace Rosso di Montalcino 2017 750ml
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Collemattoni Rosso di Montalcino 2017 750ml
Collemattoni Rosso di Montalcino 2017 750ml
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Succulent red and blue fruits play with olive tapenade, cedar, cigar wrapper, sweet baking spices and coffee in this nimble, satisfying wine. Wrapping its sweet fruit around a savory core, this Rosso holds you in delightful tension, and its sprightly, sophisticated mouth-feel completes the experience.  Collemattoni was certified organic in 2012, ensuring transparent terroir while maintaining a commitment to the earth. more info
Fattoria Le Pupille Poggio Valente 2016 750ml
Fattoria Le Pupille Poggio Valente 2016 750ml
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You have heard us scream about it before, 2016 was not only the year of Tuscany, but Sangiovese. The year simply did not end with the perfect Sassicaia or the cult-like Matarocchio over in the tiny hamlet of Bolgheri. Sure, there was Tignanello, Percarlo, Le Pergole Torte, Flaccianello, and now it is 2016 Brunello di Montalcino that is rewriting all the books. However, before all this noise began, there was the little overachieving, single vineyard Poggio Valente from Scansano. It is here in the hills inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea between Bolgheri and the border of Lazio, that Tuscany’s native Sangiovese, known as Morellino in these parts, excelled with unrivalled value. Monica Larner stated, “the 2016 Poggio Valente is precise and direct, the result of a lot of enological brain power and Coastal Tuscany's answer to Brunello Montalcino.” And for those keeping score, it is the highest reviewed Poggio Valente in twenty years of keeping Tuscan enthusiasts satisfied.\

Well, the IWM team revisited the 2016 Poggio Valente once again, and we emphatically agree. We would add the extra bottle age has done its job and this wine is rocking today with a quick decant! Super expressive right from the pull of the cork, and the wine becomes even more intoxicating with just a little airtime. This is 100% unadulterated, premiere cru-like Sangiovese under forty dollars that will transport you to the Maremma with a more Mediterranean take on Tuscany’s noble native varietal.

Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “There is a whole lot of bottled awesomeness here. We had this after some grand cru classé Bordeaux and it held its own quite well. And from the classic vintage of 2016, it’s a whole lot of wine under $38 a bottle. The wine begins with earthy nuances and unfolds too much of the flavor spectrum, you can expect cherry galore, dried strawberries, tomato leaf, coffee bean, saddle leather, baked earth, cinnamon stick, nutmeg and wild herbs. The wine is structured with firm tannins that loosen with aeration. In fact, we recommend a one hour decant if drinking this age-worthy wine today. I just think this is the perfect food wine, and for me that begins with a sausage pizza, or since we are in the Maremma, some pasta with wild boar ragu.”
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Cerbaiona Rosso di Montalcino 2016 750ml
Cerbaiona Rosso di Montalcino 2016 750ml
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Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “How do you challenge what was accomplished in the ripe vintage of 2015? How about the classic 2016. It is a new chapter at this fabled Montalcino address, and it is one to watch. Diego Molinari is no longer seeing the operations, but the privileged vineyard site and historic estate is in good hands. And in 2016, the wine captures the structure of the more classic vintage. In fact, the wine begins big and explosive, but with marked acidity. With aeration, and time, the wine settles and integrates showcasing an almost creamy texture of rich fruit but balanced by some underlying precision. You can expect to find nuances of red and black fruit here highlighted by dark cherries, wild berries, plums, herbs, baked earth, and minerality. I know everyone is focused on the 2016 Brunello, but this get us excited about Rosso again, just as the Salvioni Rosso did in 2018. This is a true, grand cru-like Baby Brunello from the cult producer Cerbaiona and their prized vineyards from the benchmark vintage in the making. We receive a mere 54 bottles.” more info
Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2015 375ml
Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2015 375ml
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2015 saw a remarkable, ripe vintage that ended in lush, rich wines with both keen, fresh acidity and high alcohol--Canalicchio di Sopra’s ’15 Brunello embodies its banner vintage with verve, intensity, and depth. Juicy black cherries and sumptuous blackberries dance against a savory backdrop of warm earth, cedar, smoky minerals, and wild herbs, all offset by subtle wildflowers and sweet baking spices. This entrancing Brunello unspools with a creamy, rich mouthfeel as it reveals layer after layer of flavors that are supported on a framework of fine-grained tannins, vibrant acidity, and elegant minerality. The spicy finish lingers in the mouth for minutes! A blend deriving from the estate’s high altitude vineyards, grapes ferment in temperature-controlled vats, and the wine ages for 36 months in barrels, followed by a year in bottle before release. Canalicchio Brunello consistently offers a tremendous price-to-quality ratio, and the 2015 bottling is an outstanding evocation of its banner vintage! more info
Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2016 375ml
Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2016 375ml
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Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “This is one of those wines where the color alone is worth the price of admission, you can stare into it and quite literally see Sangiovese Grosso purity at its finest. More importantly, it is the most complete expression we have tasted from the 2016 vintage. Yes, it is showing the upright and classic nature of vintage, but with a little air-time the ripe fruit gains weight and fills the glass. There is a richness to accompany the firmness of the house and vintage for what is a deep, sophisticated Brunello. You can expect nuances of bright cherry, black cherry, plum, citrus peel, cinnamon, cedar, a touch of underbrush and minerality. I was simply awesome to taste these side-by-side with the sibling single vineyard expression. The Normale is more finessed than the La Casaccia, that is more robust and chewy. This is another top recommendation from the must-by vintage.” more info
Salvioni Cerbaiola Rosso di Montalcino 2018 750ml
Salvioni Cerbaiola Rosso di Montalcino 2018 750ml
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Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “I know everyone is focused on the ripe 2015s, but this get me excited about 2018, just as the Valdicava Rosso did. This is a true, grand cru-like Baby Brunello from the cult producer Salvioni and prized vineyards at La Cerbaiola. Just two casks are produced in select vintages, and it is a rarity that overdelivers. What we appreciate best about the wine is the approachability. Like the older sibling Brunello, it has a nose that simply grabs you by the nostrils and pulls you in. The purity and concentration of fruit is simply awesome and that is the benefit of the lesser aging, as there is freshness with elegance. Red fruit galore, red cherries, wild berries, crushed flowers, herbs and exotic spices. The finish does lets you know we are in Montalcino with drying tannins making their presence known. Hard not to drink this bottle quick, it is that delicious.” more info
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2015 750ml
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2015 750ml
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Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2016 750ml
Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2016 750ml
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Cerbaiona Rosso di Montalcino 2015 750ml
Cerbaiona Rosso di Montalcino 2015 750ml
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Price: $94.99
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Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “There is just a lot going on here; it is the vaunted 2015 vintage, it is the final harvest under the watch of the legendary Diego Molinari, and it is a bottling that contains all the Brunello fruit.  It’s a mouthful and a lot to digest – but more importantly it is an awesome Rosso, I mean Brunello, I mean Rosso di Montalcino (wink, wink) Regardless of what you want to call it, this is classic Sangiovese produced from the prized stretch of Montalcino vineyards from an important vintage.  While it is a warm year, what we loved about this wine was the tension and acidity that came with the purity of fruit - simply awesome, and the wine benefits with some lesser aging here, as there is freshness with elegance. Expect to find red fruit galore, red cherries, wild berries, crushed flowers, herbs and exotic spices. This is a high-toned 2015 expression and a special bottle, as it does contain the final harvest from our beloved Diego Molinari.” more info