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Monastero Suore Cistercensi Coenobium 2013 750ml
Monastero Suore Cistercensi Coenobium 2013 750ml
Price: $24.99
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Bright orchard fruits, creamy caramel, toasted nuts, a dash of spices, and a sprinkling of crushed wildflowers comprise the nose of this ’13 Coenobium. As seductive as this wine’s nose may be, its creamy, hefty mouth-feel will make you fall in love, and its streak of acidity will draw you back to the glass. A wine crafted by nuns in Lazio, Monastero Suore’s Cistercensi Coenobium shows the hand of master winemaker Giampiero Bea, the guiding force behind this estate, as well as the estate’s unusual volcanic soils. More unusual than being made by nuns, this white is vinified like a red, so the Trebbiano, Malvasia, and Verdicchio grapes get extended contact with the skins. The resulting wine is unusual, complex, vaguely oxidized and, well, orange. more info
Monastero Suore Cistercensi Coenobium Ruscum 2011 750ml
Monastero Suore Cistercensi Coenobium Ruscum 2011 750ml
Price: $26.99
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Amber in the glass this dry wine explodes with scents of honeyed tropical fruit, white flowers and spice, and it coddles the palate with a plethora of mineral-inflected, nutty notes. Balanced, vibrant with acidity, excitingly full-bodied, this ’11 is a delicious, almost feral foray into natural winemaking, and it’s a bottle that’s even more special for being made by Giampiero Bea in concert with a working order of nuns. This skin-contact white, also known as an orange wine, is vinified like a red, so the Trebbiano, Malvasia, and Verdicchio grapes ferment on the lees for about two weeks. The resulting wine is unusual, complex, layered and struck with minerality. Fewer than 350 cases produced each year. more info
Paolo Bea Bianco Santa Chiara 2015 750ml
Paolo Bea Bianco Santa Chiara 2015 750ml
Price: $47.99
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Rainier cherries, white stone fruits, and melon waft with savory minerals, toffee, licorice and white flower petals in this indescribable, opulent and spicy orange wine from Paolo Bea. 2015 saw a hot vintage in Umbria, and this wine reflects that heat with its generous, open-knit profile, but a sturdy mineral core and vibrant acidity keep it nimble and lively. Bea grows its grapes organically and makes its wines without additives or intervention; quite simply, they are magical. A blend of Grechetto, Malvasia, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, and Garganega, this wine macerates on its skins for about two weeks, and it ages extensively on its lees in stainless steel, resulting in a voluptuous, complex orange wine. more info
Miani Bianco 2015 750ml
Miani Bianco 2015 750ml
Price: $79.00
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Layering its sweet tropical and orchard fruits with bright citrus, saline minerals, rain-spattered white flowers, and a kiss of spice, this ’15 Bianco is a subtly powerful treat. Crafted from Tocai Friulano with a bit of Malvasia and Ribolla, this Bianco shows marvelous purity, matching sweetness with a sturdy mineral core; this wine unfurls in the mouth to reveal a silky electricity and a kaleidoscopic palate that changes at every turn. Building to a lingering, luminous finish, this wine shows that it has the structure to drink very nicely over the medium term. Miani has intensely low production numbers--just 8,000 bottles, or fewer than 700 cases across all labels for any given vintage--and demand always outstrips supply for these cult Friulian wines. more info
Fontodi Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2001 375ml
Fontodi Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2001 375ml
Price: $119.00
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Upon release, Fontodi’s ’01 Vin Santo was praised for its balance between its sweetness and its minerality, its traditional and its exotic elements, and its creamy feel and its acidic freshness. Now with more than fifteen years of age, this wine is a kaleidoscopic beauty, at turns showing citrus peel, tropical fruits, savory minerals, caramel, figs and spice cake. This wine teases the palate with a mélange of fruits and spices, layering its sweetness atop crushed rocks and jaunty acidity, which linger on the lasting finish. A blend of organically grown Malvasia and Sangiovese, the grapes for this balanced Vin Santo come from various plots in Fontodi’s holdings. After picking, the grapes dry for about five months before vinifying in chestnut and oak barrels; the wine ages for at least six years before release. more info
Fontodi Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2009 375ml
Fontodi Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2009 375ml
Price: $119.00

Luxurious, surprising, enchanting and racy, Fontodi’s 2009 Vin Santo matches its silkiness with a heady mélange of luscious tropical and stone fruits, tea leaves, citrus zest and marzipan, underlain by savory herbs and saline minerals. An acidic tang and pleasantly weighty mouth-feel set this exceptional Vin Santo apart. A blend of organically grown Malvasia and Sangiovese, the grapes for this balanced Vin Santo come from various plots in Fontodi’s holdings. After picking, the grapes dry for about five months before vinifying in chestnut and oak barrels; the wine ages for at least six years before bottling, where it rests for about two years before release. more info
Fiorano No. 25 Bianco 1993 750ml
Fiorano No. 25 Bianco 1993 750ml
Price: $124.00

The wines of the late Prince Alberico Boncompagni Ludovisi created a phenomenon for their ability to age. However, to ensure that his legacy would not be misrepresented, Ludovisi destroyed his vineyards, passing his private cellar to Italian food and wine critic Luigi Veronelli and entrusting him to find individuals who could keep his vision alive. This mission continues today, as the vintage wines have been left to Sergio by the late Veronelli. more info
Fiorano No. 26 Bianco 1992 750ml
Fiorano No. 26 Bianco 1992 750ml
Price: $124.00

A gorgeous amber in the glass, this ’92 Fiorano Bianco layers its rich stone and tropical fruits with citrus zest, crushed river rocks, butterscotch, fresh-cut herbs and honey, all conveyed in a luscious, viscous body that’s nonetheless vibrant. While this complex wine displays slight oxidation, it thrums with acidity, giving it a rare balance of maturity and freshness. This mature white wine defies what we think we know about Italian whites, offering a tremendous drinking experience for wine connoisseurs; despite three decades of maturity, this powerful, stable white opens with hours of aeration to show a kaleidoscopic palate. Fiorano Bianco, crafted from organically grown Malvasia di Candia, is an unusual, rare white that stands the test of time and offers a picture of meticulous, organic winemaking as it was practiced decades ago. more info
Fiorano No. 26 Bianco 1994
Fiorano No. 26 Bianco 1994 750ml
Price: $124.00

The wines of the late Prince Alberico Boncompagni Ludovisi created a phenomenon for their ability to age. However, to ensure that his legacy would not be misrepresented, Ludovisi destroyed his vineyards, passing his private cellar to Italian food and wine critic Luigi Veronelli and entrusting him to find individuals who could keep his vision alive. This mission continues today, as the vintage wines have been left to Sergio by the late Veronelli. more info
Fiorano No. 32 Bianco 1993 750ml
Fiorano No. 32 Bianco 1993 750ml
Price: $124.00

Offering an intense, full bouquet spiked with white flowers, candied fruit, stone fruits, spice and earthiness, this ’93 is a concentrated, complex expression that envelops the palate with a rich texture and an indescribable palate of spiced fruits and minerals. Deep golden yellow, this ‘93 Fiorano Bianco shows youthfulness even with decades of age, layering its mellow primary fruits with savory secondary and tertiary notes into the complex, lingering finish. Fiorano Bianco, crafted from organically grown Malvasia di Candia, offers a unique expression of its vintage, terroir, and even its aging barrel. This is an unusual, rare white that stands the test of time and provides a captivating picture of meticulous, organic winemaking as it was practiced decades ago. more info