June 1, 2015
A Note from Sergio
While an everyday drinking wine should be made for instant gratification, this is not the way that wines of longevity are made. A great wine of longevity should not be ready as soon as it goes to market. It requires patience, time, and a long rest in a perfect cellar. This is information that you probably know, but it's important context because it helps to explain how IWM does things differently.
IWM doesn't sell a wine without vetting it and tasting it. For example, I'll never offer a 1937 Monfortino or a 1971 Quintarelli or a 1996 Soldera Brunello without sampling the wine every few years. IWM is the only company I know that routinely goes deep into cellars to unearth rare, perfect bottles, to require impeccable provenance, and to spot-check bottles for quality.
Today's offer of four decades of vintage Soldera wines illustrates exactly how differently we do it. It's not just that it's a carefully curated collection; it's that these wines come from a private cellar with perfect provenance, a traceable line straight from producer to us, and from us to you. The same is true with the two bottles of 1980s Tignanello offered today. All of these wines show ideal provenance, and after IWM bought them--some of them several years ago--we've held them in our temperature-controlled storage until I decide to release them. That time is today.
Wine makes life better. Great wine makes life a celebration, and it's my commitment to always bring you the very best wine. This is the IWM difference.
Today's Featured Sections Include:
1. Spotlight on Excellence: Four Decades of Gianfranco Soldera
2. Only At IWM:
The IWM Difference, Perfect 1983 and 1985 Tignanello
3. Time Sensitive Offer: Confuron-Cotétidot from 2009
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5. Wine Events: June Wine Tastings