James Suckling 91 points. The 2016 vintage was voted White Wine of the Year by the Italian Sommelliers Association in 2019. This is a dry and medium bodied Grechetto with refreshing acidity. The fruit is ripe and characterized by yellow peach, nectarine, ripe Asian pear and meyer lemon. There are underlying floral notes of acacia and hawthorn and finishes with a pleasant chalky minerality. Variety: 100% Grechetto First vintage produced: 1989. Training Techniques: Spurred Cordon, Guyot with vine density of 5.000 vines per Ha. Yield per hectare 8-9 tons Aging: 3 months in steel and minimum 3 months aging in the bottle Aroma: intense perfumes...
Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Cuvee Secrete Bianco 2021
Variety: those that best express the potential of the vintage. First vintage production: 2012 System of growing: Guyot with a density of 6000-9000 plants ha. Yield per hectare 50-60q Aging: 6 months in French oak barrels and at least 4 months in bottle Aroma: surprising complexity that ranges from light notes of anise and green fern to citrus and spices that go from vanilla to white pepper. A mentholated note gives an exquisite mineral sensation and a touch of acacia honey to finish Taste: round and soft, at the same time fresh with delicate flavors. Extraordinary long persistance Serving suggestions: perfect match for special occasions....
Arnaldo Caprai Umbria Chardonnay 2021
Classification: Chardonnay Umbria IGT Variety: 100% Chardonnay First year of production: 2015 Vine training system: guyot Vine density: 2.400-3.600 vines/acre Yield per acre: 2-3 ton Aging: 3 months in steel, at least 3 further months in the bottle Color: bright, luminous with green reflections Aroma: an intense bouquet of aromas with initial citrus, peat and white peach notes and delicate butter and mineral endnotes Taste: a harmonious and seductive flavor with a crisp freshness that gives the wine a prolonged aftertaste. Serving suggestion: he perfect pairing for any occasion, goes well with appetizers, fish or white meats. Ideal with...
Brancaia Il Bianco Sauvignon Blanc 2021 IGT (Organic) (JS 90)
100% Sauvignon Blanc James Suckling 90 points. Lemon, melon rind and jack fruit on the nose. Medium-bodied, fruity and fleshy. Crisp finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. Sauvignon Blanc from the Maremma region of Tuscany. Certified organic. Brancaia Il Bianco is a fresh and floral white characterised by a straw yellow color. The nose opens with a pleasant fruity bouquet that is transmitted to the fresh and delicate palate, with a pleasantly balanced acidity. Fruity character with plenty of dried-apples, mangoes and pineapple . Medium body and bright acidity. Fresh finish. Perfect to accompany fish and shellfish dishes, it is...
Cantina Kalern Quintessence Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (WA 93)
Wine Advocate 93 points. This wine opens to passion fruit and green papaya, followed by sharper tones of dried ginger and a dusting of powdered licorice root. The Cantina Kaltern 2019 Alto Adige Sauvignon Quintessenz offers a richer and more elongated texture compared to your classic expression of Sauvignon Blanc, yet its aromas remain intact, zippy and fresh. There is a hint of extra ripeness to those flavors that underlines the more tropical or exotic side of the grape in this release of 12,000 bottles. ML Sep 2021.
Cantina Kaltern "Campaner" Gewurtztraminer 2020 (WA 91)
Wine Advocate 91 points. This is a pleasantly fragrant white that offers steady aromatic and floral intensity, but it doesn't go too far. The Cantina Kaltern 2020 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Campaner shows white flowers, tropical fruit, night-blooming jasmine, acacia honey and crushed stone. This wine embraces all those characteristic varietal aromas with whole-hearted intensity. It's the perfect fit for a grilled mahi-mahi on a balmy evening. ML Sep 2021.
Cantina Kaltern "Saleit" Alto Adige Chardonnay 2020 (LM 96)
Luca Maroni 96 The Alto Adige Chardonnay Saleit of the Kaltern-Caldaro winery is born in vineyards located in the municipality of Caldaro, in the province of Bolzano. "The Cantina Kaltern 2020 Alto Adige Chardonnay Saleit offers underlined primary fruit intensity with orchard fruit, nectarine, lemon zest and a touch of warm custard cream that gives more depth and complexity to the bouquet. The mid-weight approach on offer here gives the wine extra dimension and enables it to wrap smoothly over the palate. This release of about 40,000 bottles would be terrific with a baked, breaded cod." WA 93 It is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, harvested...
Cantina Kaltern Alto Adige "Vial" Pinot Bianco 2019 (WA 93)
Wine Advocate 93 points. The 2019 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Vial reveals a luminous appearance and brilliant golden highlights. The bouquet opens quickly to reveal orchard fruit, quince and Golden Delicious apple. Beyond that lovey primary fruit, the wine also offers background tones of almond, turmeric spice and crushed limestone. Grapes are sourced from an east-facing site with loamy conglomerate soils with chalky gravel and porphyry sand. The is a lean-bodied wine, but there is enough power and natural heft to pair with shellfish or white meat. You get terrific value, and this 60,000-bottle release will hit the market in October 2020. I...
Cantina Kaltern Alto Adige "Vial" Pinot Bianco 2020 (WA 93)
Wine Advocate 93 points. In this edition of 50,000 bottles, the 2020 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Vial presents a classic expression of this excellent winemaking region in the far north of Italy. The wine represents an ideal match of grape variety and territory with a clear and exacting bouquet, followed by good dimension and firmness. The rather neutral personality of the aromas, with white peach, honey and pear, makes this wine ideal to serve with a delicate fish or crabmeat. Pretty notes of crushed white rock help to extend the mouthfeel, add momentum and conjure up visions of the Dolomite cliffs. ML Sep 2020.
Cantina Kaltern Alto Adige Quintessence Pinot Bianco 2019 (WA 94
The Quintessence range are the flagship wines of the Cantina. Only the very best grapes are selected for separate premium maturation in oak. This vintage not rated yet, the previous 2 years were rated 93 and 94 by Wine Advocate. TASTING NOTES – bright golden yellow with hints of green – multifaceted bouquet with crisp fruit notes and herby nuaces; fresh yellow apple, honeydew melon, dried camomile and fine graphite notes – harmonious on the palate with salty finish, creamy texture and crispy acidity; powerful and elegant finish. Wine Advocate 94 points. This is an upright and handsome white wine with lots of mineral brightness and...
Cantina Kaltern Quintessence Moscato Passito 2016 375ml (WA 96)
Wine Advocate 96 points. The Cantina Kaltern 2016 Alto Adige Moscato Giallo Passito Quintessenz (packaged in a 375-milliliter bottle, with just 5,000 bottles made) shows a brilliant golden color with glossy amber and copper highlights. This beautifully fragrant dessert wine reveals honey, yellow rose, tropical fruit, candied almond and acacia flower. The wine is viscous and syrupy rich, with ample sweetness and glycerin. However, that balanced acidity ensures that these results never feel heavy or overdone. The alcohol content is well contained at 10.5%. The wine balances out nicely over the palate. Fruit comes from a southwest-facing slope...
Cantina Kaltern Weiß Alto Adige Pinot Bianco 2019 (WA 92)
Wine Advocate 92 points. This is a terrific, albeit informal, white wine (and an excellent value too) that reflects the crystalline light and sharpness of Italy's Dolomites. The Cantina Kaltern 2019 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco hits the nail on the head, especially if you are looking for a well-priced white wine with a pristine and undeniable territorial signature. You can almost smell the mountain freshness here, with the wildflowers and distinctive mineral notes of wet stones in an alpine stream. This wine is like a one-way ticket to Northern Italy, and with an ample production of 350,000 bottles made, you can go back and visit many times...
Cantina Tramin "Moriz" Pinot Bianco Alto Adige 2021 (WA 92)
Wine Advocate 92 points. With fruit from high elevation vineyards, the Cantina Tramin 2021 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Moriz is a tight and linear wine with extreme focus on white fruit, pear and wild mountain flower. Those aromas are backed by a fresh sense of dryness and minerality that gives this wine enormous appeal with any vegetarian dish or the exotic food favors of Thailand or Southeast Asia. Production is 65,000 bottles, and the wine sees a simple aging of five months in stainless steel. This is a terrific bargain. ML Dec 2021. James Suckling 91 points. Plenty of crisp pear and ripe-apple fruit that’s lifted by notes of green beans...
Cantina Tramin "Selida" Gewurtztraminer 2021 (JS 92)
James Suckling 92 points. "With its effusive nose of yellow roses and the full and silky yet fresh and dry palate, this is a classic modern Alto Adige gewurz. Light- footed and full of Alpine freshness at the long finish. Drink now." Wine Advocate 91 points. Pouring from a tall and slender bottle, the Cantina Tramin 2021 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Selida is very floral with night-blooming jasmine, mountain flower and tuberose. Mid-weight in texture with waxy tones, it offers honey and fuzzy peach. That floral sweetness is followed by a pinch of sea salt or crushed quartz. With time, savory notes of dried sage and mountain herb also appear....
Cantina Tramin "Stoan" Alto Adige Bianco Blend 2020 (JS 93)
James Suckling 93 points. The upfront aromas of yellow grapefruit and ripe gooseberry are classic sauvignon blanc, but as it aerates, pear and ripe apple notes emerge. On the palate, there’s a parallel, nicely intertwined combination of brightness and creaminess, until you splash land in the juicy, exotic finish. Just reaching it’s best drinking form, but still fresh. A cuvee based on chardonnay with sauvignon blanc, gewurztraminer and pinot blanc. Drink or hold. WINERY NOTES: Stoan is a unique wine of its kind reflecting the complexity and potential of our region. It is a lively blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc and...
Cantina Tramin "Unterebner" Pinot Grigio Alto Adige 2020 (D 95)
Decanter 95 points. "Winemaker Willi Stürz makes excellent Pinot Grigio, and Unterebner is his premium bottling. The malolactic fermentation is carried out in tonneaux, bringing buttery notes with a hint of vanilla. Ripe and round, its perfumed orchard fruit characters and almost unctuous mouthfeel should appeal to lovers of the Alsatian style of Pinot Gris. Drink 2023-2028 " Unterebner Pinot grigio was launched in 1989 as a symbol of Cantina Tramin’s pursuit of excellence. It reveals the surprising finesse and elegance of this grape variety, with a decisive alpine twist, beyond any fashion and trends. "Unterebner delivers far and beyond...
Cantina Tramin Alto Adige Chardonnay 2021 (WA 90)
Wine Advocate 90 points. The 2021 Alto Adige Chardonnay shows a pretty filigree of aromas with sweet citrus, white flower and dried mineral. The wine is streamlined and tight with lasting freshness that revives the entire palate. Made only in stainless steel, there are faint aromas of flower and wild grass on the easy finish. This is a great value with 110,000 bottles released. ML Dec 2022. The grapes are harvested by hand in small bins and gently pressed immediately following harvest. Primary fermentation occurs in steel tanks, followed by partial malolactic fermentation. Maturation also takes place in small steel tanks. Colour: Greenish...
Cantina Tramin Alto Adige Sauvignon Blanc 2021
The grapes come from vineyards planted at 350 – 550 m above sea level in calcareous clay and gravelly soils. WINERY NOTES: Colour: greenish-yellow colour Taste: It is a fine white wine, slightly aromatic intensely floral with a bouquet of elderflower and nettle, and spicy notes of paprika and green gooseberries. Its freshness and intense flavour can be surprising. Enjoyable as an aperitif and delicious with tasty appetisers. This Sauvignon also pairs well with asparagus, fish, seafood and poultry.
Cantina Tramin Glarea Chardonnay 2020 (JS 91)
James Suckling 91 points. The toasted-baguette aroma leaps out of the glass at you, but there’s also plenty of Amalfi-lemon fruit and a touch of herbal freshness. At once rather juicy and creamy on the medium-bodied palate, some healthy tannins emerging at the generous and slightly smoky finish. Just coming into its best. Drink or hold. The name Glarea stems from Rhaeto-Romance language and means a pile of gravel, a clear reference to the composition of the soil in the vineyards. WINERY NOTE: Colour: Glarea is straw yellow with greenish hues. Aroma and Taste: Ripe banana, apricot and pineapple dominate in the nose. This Chardonnay tastes...
Cantina Tramin Terminum Gewurtztraminer 2017 (WA 96+) 375ml
"Simply gorgeous" Wine Advocate 96+ points. As the saying goes, good things come in small packages. The Cantina Tramin 2017 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Vendemmia Tardiva Terminum is made with late-harvest fruit. The wine is packaged in a 375-milliliter bottle and only 4,200 bottles exist. The barrique-aged wine opens to a dark golden color with amber and copper highlights. It would be impossible to exaggerate the intensity of the honey, dried apricot and candied fruit aromas that rise from the bouquet. The one-hectare vineyard is located at a high 450 meters above sea level. The fruit is left to dry on the vines, and only when Botrytis...
Capanna Sant'Antimo Pinot Grigio 2021
TYPE: DOC BLEND: 100% Pinot Grigio VINIFICATION: Pressing whole grapes, fermentation in steel at a low temperature (12-16 °C) for about 1 month. AGEING: In oak casks of 5-10 hl for a few months. ON SALE FROM: 6-8 months from the harvest. NOTES: Colour: straw-yellow. Bouquet: fruity when young, intense, characteristic. Taste: velvety, dry but soft on the palate, harmonious. Food pairings: starters, fish or vegetable pasta dishes, baked fish.
Col d'Orcia Ghaie Chardonnay Sant'Antimo 2019 (Organic)
The new denomination “Sant'Antimo” is allowed only to wines obtained from grapes produced in the Montalcino area, a further enrichment to the already existing preciousness that is its own. Ghiaie Bianche is a Chardonnay fermented in barrique from grapes produced in the Col d'Orcia area, which gives the consumer the opportunity to appreciate the charm of Montalcino in the best variety of aromatic white grapes. In this wine we find all the depth and immensity of the Mediterranean summer. Colour: Intense straw yellow. Bouquet: Intense and complex bouquet with fruity notes like yellow apple and pineapple with elegant scent of spices and...
Col d'Orcia Ghiaie Chardonnay Sant'Antimo 2020 Organic
Falstaff 92 points. WINERY NOTE: The new denomination “Sant’Antimo” is allowed exclusively to the wines vinified from grapes grown in the area of Montalcino, further enriching its already prestigious wine reality. Organic. Ghiaie Bianche is a barrel fermented Chardonnay from grapes grown on the Col d’Orcia estate and will give the taster the chance of savoring the character of the Montalcino in the best known white aromatic grape. You will find in this wine all the depth and intensity of the Mediterranean summer.
Col d'Orcia Pinot Grigio Toscana 2021 IGT (JS 91)
James Suckling 91 points. "White peach, lemon, apple and sliced pear on the nose. Medium bodied with a juicy , fruity and fresh palate. Bright finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now."
Feudi del Pisciotto Ferretti Chardonnay 2019
WINERY NOTE: Sicily can be appreciated not only for its red wines, but also for the whites and international varieties offered. Chardonnay is perhaps the one that has the best adaptability among all non-native white grape varieties. In this wine, the varietal notes are brought into the spotlight and the good acidity characteristic of this grape gives it a freshness that also makes it ideal for ageing. Label drawn by Alberta Ferretti. Tasting notes: Straw-yellow and transparent, the wine is characterised by a full and fresh nose, with hints of yellow peach and pineapple. In the mouth the wine displays freshness, drinking pleasantness and a...
Fontanafredda Derthona Timorasso 2020
An ancient grape variety, historically indigenous to the Tortonese hills, Timorasso, now brought back to life by taking the name Derthona. It has a floral charm of great elegance and power, with great minerality. Technical notes The grapes, rigorously harvested by hand, are delivered to the cellar in 20-kilo boxes. Immediately de-stemmed and pressed, it is cold macerated for 12 hours at a temperature of 8 ° C. At the end of the maceration, the grapes are softly squeezed and the must, after a rest in the tank for about 24 hours, is decanted in order to separate the coarser deposits. Finally, alcoholic fermentation takes place inside steel...
Fontanafredda Gavi del Comune di Gavi DOCG 2021
Straw yellow with splendid greenish reflections. Nice minerality gradually evolving to hints of freshly cut grass, grapefruit, lavender, white melon, pear and almond with hints of sage. Ample and complex, long lasting finish. Cortese is a white grape variety that is most famous for its role in the crisp, lime-scented wines of Gavi. The variety is known for its bracingly high acidity and its ability to retain freshness, even when grown in hot environments. Apple, peach and honeydew flavors are commonly associated with Cortese wine, with lime, almond and light herbal or grassy aromas. The variety has been grown in the southeastern part of...
Fontanafredda Moscato d'Asti Le Fronde 2021 DOCG Organic
Tasting Notes: The fragrance of its aroma, wich comes direct from the grapes, imbues this wine with an intense nose of musk, black locust and orange flowers, sage and honey, and the lingering of its carefree flavour brings out the brightest of spirits. The warmth arid light that the sun has shed on the vineyards are reproduced in the glass, where this clear, straw-yellow wine has a pleasantly sweet taste that is very well-balanced and features honey and just-picked grapes. Pairings A very appealing drink on its own, it is the ideal wine to be served with many kinds of sweet, particularly when they have a fine, delicate flavour. "Proprieta in...
Fontanafredda Roero Arneis "Pradalupo" DOCG 2021
Tasting notes The colour is intense straw yellow with greenish reflexes. The bouquet is reminiscent of exotic fruits, matured peers, hawthorn and acacia honey. In the mouth it is warm, velvety, soft and ripe with a nice acidity level, giving the wine freshness and a long lasting aftertaste. "Proprieta in FF"
Il Conventino Bianco Toscano IGT 2019 (Trebbiano Malvasia)
An unusual mix of 65% Trebbiano and 35% Malvasia. All hand picked grapes then fermented with natural ambient yeasts in clay amphoras to retain as much freshness as possible. Aromas of sage and bergamoth intertwine, leading to a crisp, refreshing finish. Very different and very good.
Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta Felice Moscato d'Asti 2021
FELICE MOSCATO D'ASTI DOCG Made from Moscato grapes, produced in Canelli (Asti) Felice is our Moscato d'Asti, extremely pleasant, sweet but refreshing. Its moderate alcohol content and its elegant effervescence make it particularly suitable for any convivial and holiday occasion. It is great as an aperitif or cocktail wine. Alcohol: 5-5.5% Tasting notes Color: straw yellow. Aromatic Profile: fruity and floral, notes of lychee, grapefruit and white peach. Scents of acacia flower and wild sage. Taste: elegantly sweet with light effervescence, fresh and clean finish. Pairings: typically considered dessert wine, this Moscato is also...
Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta Roero Arneis 2020
ROERO ARNEIS DOCG Made with Arneis grapes, vinified and aged in stainless-steel vats Arneis is a white grape variety indigenous to Piedmont. The cultivation area of Arneis is Roero, a hilly region located northwest of the city of Alba. Arneis is experiencing a moment of great popularity and quality recognition with the creation of the DOCG appellation in 2006. Roero Arneis is characterized above all by its minerality, freshness and intensity of perfumes. Alcohol: 12.5-13.5% Tasting notes Color: bright straw yellow. Aromatic Profile: fruity and floral, notes of acacia, green apple, peach and apricot. Taste Profile: savory...
Pecchenino Langhe Chardonnay "Maestro" 2020
Designation: Langhe D.O.C. Variety: 100% chardonnay First vintage produced: 1994 Harvest time: second week of September. Vinification: from grapes coming from vineyards located in the municipality of Bossolasco at an altitude of 700 metres, in the area known as Alta Langa. The training system is guyot and the average density per hectare is 5500 plants. The vineyard faces south-east and stands on a medium-textured soil with a good presence of limestone and white clay. After harvesting, the boxed grapes are cooled to 12°C in the cellar. This is followed by soft pressing and natural decanting of the must. Fermentation takes place in steel at a...
Rocca delle Macie Bianco Bianco Chardonnay NV Brut
100% Chardonnay. Bianco Bianco is a naturally semi-sparkling wine made for Rocca delle Macìe in the province of Trento, within one of the most suitable areas for the cultivation of grapes intended for the production of spumante. Once harvested, the Chardonnay (100%) grapes are fermented without the skins, and then the base wine undergoes natural second fermentation. Bianco Bianco is fresh and fragrant, with overtones of just-ripe fruit. It has a fine, persistent bead that makes it suitable both as an aperitif and as an accompaniment to fried vegetable or fish platters.
Sardus Pater "Lugore" Vermentino di Sardegna 2019 (Trophy)
Falstaff Magazine Vermentino Trophy 2020. Made by famed winemaker Dr Riccardo Cotarella. Colour: straw-yellow. Nose: elegant and intriguing on the nose, with aromas of white flowers, hazelnuts and herbs, with a delicate salty nuance. Palate: it expresses a nice fruity bouquet and balanced freshness on the palate. The finish is savory and mineral. Established in the 1940s, Sardus Pater has long been focused on paying tribute to the history of the island it calls home. Each label features images of ancient Sardinia relics and their wine is created with traditional winemaking methods in mind. This Vermentino is classic Sardinian, from the...
Sardus Pater Terre Fenicie Vermentino 2019 DOC
Made by famed winemaker Dr Riccardo Cotarella. Colour: straw-yellow. Nose: on the nose has a particularly fine bouquet, floral and fruity with notes of white peach and elderflower. Palate: ample and velvety, with a good balance between fruity aromas and freshness. Finishes with mineral hints. Vermentino is a white wine varietal indigenous to Sardinia but also known by other names in Italy and France. One common feature of all forms is most obviously their refreshing acidity and attractive aromas of peach, lemon peel, dried herbs and a whiff of saline minerality. Serve ice cold. The name refers to Sant’Antioco Island and to the South...
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