July 2017 Red Shipment

Fattoria Moretto Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Secco N.V.

Fattoria Moretto Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Secco N.V.

Emilia-Romagna, Italy

$21.99 / each

Description:

Lambrusco is the ultimate summertime red, perfectly suited to match anything that comes off the grill. This fantastic, violet-scented frizzante bottling from Fattoria Moretto is bright and well-balanced, showing sweet blackberry and concord grape flavors, dry, chalky minerality, and invigorating acidity. Lambrusco is bubbly, so remember to serve it ice-cold.

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Picchioni Cerasa Buttafuoco Dell'Oltrepo Pavese 2014

Picchioni Cerasa Buttafuoco Dell'Oltrepo Pavese 2014

Oltrepo Pavese, Lombardia, Italy

$21.99 / each

Description:

This plummy, licorice-scented blend of Croatina, Vespolina and Barbera was grown organically and biodynamically in the region of Oltrepo Pavese in Lombardia, which is located in northwestern Italy. Dense and generous in the mouth, this is a fabulous, off-beat find showing alluring rose petal and spice aromas and fresh black cherry fruit on the palate. Picchioni is a very small natural producer dedicated to revitalizing old vine plantings in the hills of Canneto Pavese, where the region's indigenous grapes thrive.

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Istine Chianti Classico 2014

Istine Chianti Classico 2014

Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

$21.99 / each

Description:

This tiny production Chianti Classico (250 cases) is fragrant, exuberant and incredibly vivid. Crafted by up and coming female winemaker Angela Fronti, this wine is made of 95% Sangiovese with the remaining 5% comprised of indigenous Tuscan grapes including Colorino and Canaiolo. Simultaneously juicy and substantive, this is an absolute standout that yields alluring notes of licorice, bing cherry fruit and wildflowers. This bottling spent 8 months in large Slavonian casks.

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Alto Landon Rayuelo Bobal 2012

Alto Landon Rayuelo Bobal 2012

Manchuela, Spain

$21.99 / each

Description:

This rustic, mouth-filling wine is made of the Spanish grape Bobal and was grown in a super high-altitude vineyard in the region of Manchuela. Black-fruited and very aromatically expressive, this is quite the departure from other examples of Bobal which can be clunky and oftentimes lack elegance. Juicy notes of blackberry, black cherry and black plum fruit are offset by toasty oak and exotic spice aromas, yielding a complex, very unique wine.

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