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The Leading Authority on Italian Wine, with over 20 years of experience in the industry, Sergio Esposito has established a network of Italian cognoscenti in every region, who aid him as he unravels many of the complex issues regarding Italian wine. Rare Vintages and Special Orders — from Italy and Around the World — from Sassicaia and Quintarelli to the rare whites of Fiorano, IWM has amassed one of the greatest collections of vintage Italian wine in the world. We pride ourselves in being able to obtain rare, hard to find bottles through IWM’s relationships with a wide range of wine producers and wine from distributors around the world. We also offer selections from France, Spain, Germany and the U.S. among others. Each Wine of Provenance that arrives at Italian Wine Merchants is tasted by Sergio himself, and then meticulously stored on-site in the temperature-controlled cellar, ensuring the quality and integrity of every bottle.
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Per Linda Cerasuolo 2015 750ml
Per Linda Cerasuolo 2015 750ml
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Price: $12.99
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Offering a vibrant cherry hue, this wine bursts with succulent vine-ripened blackberries, crisp orchard fruits, dew-laden roses and crushed saline minerals; it’s a treat for the senses! A gentle but persistent acidity complements the fruit-forward flavors of this ’15 Cerasuolo, and cheek-piquing minerals linger on the finish, making this charming wine very food-friendly. Grapes ferment in temperature-controlled steel for about two weeks, and the wine ages in stainless steel for six months before bottling. Cerasuolo, the Abbruzzese word for "rosé," shows us how delicious and practical a blush wine made from the Montepulciano grape can be; pair it with classic fish dishes of the Adriatic, as well as pizza and tomato-based pastas. more info
Primaterra Pinot Grigio 2008 750ml
Primaterra Pinot Grigio 2008 750ml
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Price: $9.85
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Primaterra is Italian by design. Behind the label, each wine reflects the combination of soil, climate, and topography which defines their Italian region of origin. The winemaking philosophy is simply to preserve the delicious flavors and aromas that result from the interaction between the grapes and the land. more info
Le Mortelle Vivia Maremma Toscana DOC 2018 750ml
Le Mortelle Vivia Maremma Toscana DOC 2018 750ml
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Price: $24.99
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2018 started cool, turned hot, and ended temperate, which gave grapes a long, luxurious hang time; the ’18 Vivia reflects its growing year with its intensity and its balance. Crisp orchard fruits, juicy stone fruits and zippy citrus are sprinkled with white flower petals, dusty minerals, and wild Mediterranean herbs in this wine’s creamy, round palate. Saline minerals and vivid acidity propel this sea-swept white to a clean, delicious finish. A blend of 50% Vermentino, 40% Viognier and 10% Ansonica, the grapes for this wine fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine aged for about three months in vat followed by three more months in bottle before release, making for a drinking experience that punches well above its $25 price point. more info
Hilberg Pasquero '29.5 Per Alessandra' Barbera d'Alba 2016 750ml
Hilberg Pasquero '29.5 Per Alessandra' Barbera d'Alba 2016 750ml
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Price: $19.99
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Named for the length of the lunar cycle, this ’16 Barbera d’Alba is delicious, layering its crisp red and brambly blue fruits with warm tobacco, new leather, violet petals, warm loam, licorice and spices. There’s plenty of Barbera’s trademark acidity, but it’s complemented by lush dry extract, a sweet inner perfume, and a complex, persistent finish--this wine is terrific! Grapes derive from the estate’s southwestern-facing sandy, clayey Barbera vineyard; after fermenting for five days in temperature-controlled stainless steel with natural yeasts, the wine ages for a year in stainless and two months in bottle prior to release. more info
Schiena Vini Salento Enneoro Negroamaro 2017 750ml
Schiena Vini Salento Enneoro Negroamaro 2017 750ml
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Price: $18.99
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An alluring ruby in the glass, this wine bursts with juicy red and brambly blue fruits, warm pipe tobacco, potpourri, grilled herbs, and touches of pepper and ash. This is a beautiful, velvety big red that grips the palate with chewy tannins as elegant acidity propels the wine’s mineral-inflected finish. This mono-varietal Negroamaro is grown with sustainable practices and harvested by hand; grapes ferment for 8 to 10 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages for five months in steel before bottling. more info
Fantinel One & Only Prosecco Brut Millesimato 2018 750ml
Fantinel One & Only Prosecco Brut Millesimato 2018 750ml
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Price: $19.99
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Fresh and very pretty, the ’18 One & Only Prosecco explodes with tart green apples, juicy pears, and succulent peaches, underlain by crushed herbs, white wildflower petals, grapefruit zest and a touch of minerals. The perlage is fine and persistent, filling the palate with a satisfying, elegant feel as the wine glides to a clean, graceful finish. The grapes for this cru Prosecco are hand-harvested; after the first fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel, this wine enjoys a 120-day second fermentation with natural yeasts in the Charmat method before bottling. more info
Scott Conant Ayla Pinot Grigio 2016 750ml
Scott Conant Ayla Pinot Grigio 2016 750ml
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Price: $16.99
Special Price: $12.99

Honeyed citrus, crisp orchard fruits, white wildflowers, and lush tropical fruits waft from the glass, Medium-bodied and zesty, this refreshing white layers its delicious fruits with elegant minerality, building to a clean finish. Perfect for aperitivi, this Pinot Grigio is also ideal for luncheon salads, roasted chicken and seafood. Deriving from ten acres of gravelly, sandstone-rich vineyards, whole clusters of Pinot Grigio grapes ferment in temperature-controlled steel, and the wine ages on the lees for four months in steel before bottling and resting for three additional months. more info
Schiena Vini Tre Compari Primitivo 2017 750ml
Schiena Vini Tre Compari Primitivo 2017 750ml
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Price: $17.99
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Intense red, blue, and black fruits dance against a backdrop of warm earth, violet petals, baking spices, licorice and Mediterranean scrub in this very appealing, plush wine. Fine-grained tannins and a sweet inner perfume find their complements in bright acidity and savory underpinnings in this highly enjoyable, anytime red. This mono-varietal Primitivo is grown with sustainable practices and harvested by hand; grapes ferment for about ten days in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages for five months in steel, followed by one month in bottle. more info
Tenuta di Trecciano Chianti Colli Senesi 2018 750ml
Tenuta di Trecciano Chianti Colli Senesi 2018 750ml
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Price: $19.99
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Light, tangy and refreshing, this ’18 Chianti leaps from the glass in a profusion of youthful red and blue fruits, warm earth, violet petals, baking spices, and white pepper. Dusty tannins, electric acidity, and a subtle thrum of earth make this Chianti a food-friendly delight. This mono-varietal Sangiovese derives from compact red soils that are high in minerals; grapes ferment for 30 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages for seven months in botti, followed by four months in bottle prior to release. more info
Antinori Le Mortelle Botrosecco Maremma Toscana DOC 2016 750ml
Antinori Le Mortelle Botrosecco Maremma Toscana DOC 2016 750ml
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Price: $27.99
Special Price: $14.99

A benchmark growing year, 2016 offered Tuscan vine-growers ideal warm weather, and the ’16 Botrosecco bursts with notes of sun-warmed red and blue fruits, hot stones, melted chocolate, balsamic herbs and a smear of berry jam. Open-knit and opulent, this wine snuggles the palate with chewy tannins, silky acidity, and elegant minerals that linger on the deeply pleasurable finish. Packing a punch at its under $30 price point, the ’16 Botrosecco is a must-have red. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Cabernet Franc, Botrosecco’s grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for about two weeks; the wine ages for a year in stainless steel and rests in bottle for a few months before release. more info