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Scott Conant's New Trio of Wines Debut! Three Inaugural Bottles, Only $17 to $45!
November 4, 2019
A Note from Sergio

You might think of Scott Conant as a celebrity chef who has appeared on multiple television shows and a best-selling cookbook author, but I think of him as one of my best friends--and my roommate in 1999, who saw all my excitement, anxiety, and glee as I opened IWM twenty years ago last month. Scott and I see eye to eye on many of my core passions: great Italian food, amazing Italian wines, and the mystical ability that food and wine have of bringing people together. Just as I was, Scott was raised by a family who uses meals as the glue that holds people together, and a family who understands that wine is more than something nice to drink--it's often an essential component.

When I think about IWM's beginnings, I think of Scott, and I'm very excited that Scott has chosen to add winemaking to his many ventures! Today, I'm proud to debut three of Scott's wines: SC Wines' Ayla, a Pinot Grigio from Friuli; Karya, a Super Tuscan from Sant'Angelo in Colle; and Sprezza, a Barolo. Before today, you could enjoy these wines only in Scott's restaurants, and I take it as a great favor that Scott has let me introduce his wines before anyone else gets a chance. We poured Scott's Sprezza Barolo at IWM's 20th anniversary celebration last week, and people loved it--so now it's your turn!

Enjoy!

Today's Featured Sections Include:

1. Only at IWM: Introducing SC Wines: 2017 Ayla, 2016 Karya, and 2015 Sprezza Barolo
2. Wine Events: Upcoming November Wine Tasting Events

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Sergio Esposito
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Scott Conant Ayla Pinot Grigio 2017 750ml
Scott Conant Ayla Pinot Grigio 2017 750ml
Price: $16.99

Honeyed citrus, crisp orchard fruits, white wildflowers, and lush tropical fruits waft from the glass of this delicate ’17 Pinot Grigio. 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
Scott Conant Karya Rosso Toscano 2016 750ml
Scott Conant Karya Rosso Toscano 2016 750ml
Price: $18.99

Brambly berries and succulent plums dance against a backdrop of olive tapenade, cedar wood, fresh loam, and a dusting of baking spices in the delicious, ultra-ripe ’16 Rosso Toscana. This wine marries Sangiovese’s trademark acidity with Merlot’s luscious fruits to create a complex, compelling and seamless whole; rich fruits meld with savory notes in the wine’s sustained finish. A blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot grown in marly, mineral-rich clay soils, the grapes for this wine ferment for 20 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel; the wine ages in steel for six months before bottling and resting for four additional months. more info