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New Go-To Piemontese White! Fastest Selling Grattamacco, and ‘94 Sassicaia Sale!
June 9, 2015 
A Note from Sergio

Many people tend to put their big, collectable reds to the side during the summer. This makes a certain about of sense. First, big reds overshadow delicate food; you can't drink a red with oysters, most fresh vegetables, or light pasta dishes. While reds kill these dishes, whites make them sing. Second, a crisp white is like summer in a bottle; open one and you smell the coastline and feel the sun on your skin, even if you're stuck in the middle of Manhattan. You can't beat the summertime logic of a cool white--like wearing linen, it just feels right.

Today, I'm pleased to offer one of IWM's favorite go-to white wines, the 2012 Ferrando La Torrazza Erbaluce di Caluso. From the northwestern tip of Piemonte near the Valle d'Aosta, this white is fresh, mineral-laden, and finishes with that touch of bitter almond that makes seafood come alive. It's not easy to find a mono-varietal Erbaluce in the States, and Ferrando makes one of the best. It's under $20, and you will want more than you have on hand once you taste it.

Of course, you can't live by whites alone--not even in summertime. I've chosen a pair of Super-Tuscan neighbors to flesh out this offer. The vineyards of Grattamacco and Tenuta San Guido's Sassicaia border one another, and they share a wild range of microclimates that shelters them from the heat, offers fairly perfect drainage, and imparts the wines with a core of minerals. This offer features a new allocation of the 2011 Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso Superiore--one of our fastest-selling Grattamacco wines to date--and it also presents a 1994 Sassicaia, giving enthusiasts a chance to enjoy Sassicaia as it's meant to be drunk: with perfect maturity.


Today's Featured Sections Include:


1. Spotlight on Excellence: Must-Have Value White, Ferrando '12 Erbaluce di Caluso
2. Only At IWM: 
New Allocation of '11 Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso Superiore!
3. Time Sensitive Offer: Incomparable 21-Year-Old Sassicaia
4. Our Experts Suggest: 
Delicious Spanish Wines for Delicious Meals
5. Wine Events: June Wine Tastings

My Best, 



Sergio Esposito