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The 2010 Barrua is Back! Hard-to-Find Cappellano Barolo, and ’06 Granbussia Riserva!
March 18, 2015 
A Note from Sergio

Sitting in the center of Mediterranean trade routes, Sicilia and Sardegna have a long and complicated history--Greeks, Byzantines, Goths, Spaniards, French, and British have conquered and reconquered the two islands. But beyond their hotly contested political ground, both islands have a rich history when it comes to wine. As early as 500 BC, Spartan, Athenian, Phoenician and Egyptian traders crossed oceans to Sicilia in order to drink, buy, and import its wine.

The long hand of wines from Sardegna reaches, if possible, even further than that of neighboring Sicilia. The smaller and more remote of these two islands, Sardegna has maintained a distinct culture from not only Sicilia but from Italy. Perhaps nothing illustrates the uniqueness of Sardegna as much as its indigenous grapes that DNA testing has suggested might just be the oldest grape varietals in the world. Sardegnian grapes like Cannonau and Carignano aren't merely very old grapes; they're also among the healthiest for you. Maybe that's why the people of Sardegna are among the longest-living folks in the world. And, for what it's worth, they make a delicious wine.

Today, I'm delighted to present a new allocation of Agricola Punica Barrua, a wine that comes from the makers of Sassicaia and the wild soils of Sardegna. This big red blends the rustic power of the island with Sassicaia's aristocratic elegance to make a wine that's seriously compelling. Along with this affordable luxury, I'm proud to present another--a very limited allocation of Cappellano 2010 Barolo. It's hard to find Cappellano Barolo anywhere outside of Italy, and this bottle is extraordinary, as well as under $90. Finally, I'm delighted to offer a new allocation of Aldo Conterno 2006 Barolo Riserva Granbussia. Collectors, rejoice!

Today's Featured Sections Include:


1. Spotlight on Excellence: Sassicaia of Sardegna, Agricola Punica 2010 Barrua
2. Only At IWM: 
Under-the-Radar, Stellar Cappellano 2010 Barolo
3. Time Sensitive Offer: Special Pricing on Aldo Conterno 2006 Barolo Riserva Granbussia!
4. Our Experts Suggest: 
Welcoming Spring with Outstanding Classic White Burgundies
5. Wine Events: March/April Wine Tastings
My Best, 



Sergio Esposito