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Funckenhausen

October 9th 2015 – Bodegas Funckenhausen Malbec Blend (2014)

Bodegas Funckenhausen Malbec Blend (2014) Grape varieties: Malbec, Bonarda, Syrah Region: Mendoza, Argentina Product information It was in 2003 when Mr. Kurt Heinlein decided to take off on a journey to find the perfect terroir in Mendoza to make his long lasting dream come true: “Establish an estate winery to pay honor to his ancestors […]

Grange de Bessan Médoc

October 9th 2015 – Château La Grange de Bessan Médoc Cru Bourgeois (2010)

Château La Grange de Bessan Médoc Cru Bourgeois (2010) Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Region: Bordeaux, France Subregion: Médoc Appellation: Médoc Rémi Lacombe invites two flagship grape of the left bank in the Cru Bourgeois Château la Grange de Bessan, with two thirds of cabernet sauvignon and merlot third, from a clay-gravel soil typical of […]

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October 2nd 2015 – Château Les Clauzots Graves Blanc (2012)

Château Les Clauzots Graves Blanc (2012) Region: Bordeaux, France Subregion: Graves Grape variety: Sémillon 30%, Sauvignon 70% Producer information The Tach family has owned Château Les Clauzots for over a century. Five generations have worked relentlessly and with passion to build up the reputation of the wines of the estate. This vineyard is ideally situated […]

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October 2nd 2015 – Villa Locatelli Friulano (2014)

Villa Locatelli Friulano (2014) Grape variety: Friulano Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Appellation: Friuli Isonzo “The signature varietal from the region – what the local drink. In Friuli they call a glass of Friulano “tajut” Producer information Like the waves of the nearby Adriatic, time is constant motion. Since 1648 the Villa Locatelli has been the home of a […]

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October 2nd 2015 – Budeguer Cuatro Mil Malbec (2010) Reserva

Budeguer Cuatro Mil Malbec (2010) Reserva Grape variety:Malbec Region: Mendoza, Argentina Producer information Budeguer Cuatro Mil expresses a true place of origin. The name Cuatro Mil pays tribute to the region that the Budeguer family laid down their roots and was chosen for the wines that reflect the style and personality of Mendoza’s lands. The […]

salentobianco

September 25th 2015 – Amastuola Bianco Salento

Amastuola Bianco Salento Grape Variety: Fiano and Malvasia Region: Puglia Amastuola is one of Kikau group activities, a company founded in 1984 by Giuseppe Montanaro and managed by himself together with his sons Ilaria, Donato and Filippo with their respective spouses Giuseppe, Anna and Raffaella. A family united by the common goal of innovating while […]

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September 25th 2015 – Amastuola Primitivo IGP (2011)

Amastuola Primitivo IGP (2011) Grape Variety: 100 % Primitivo Region: Puglia Vinification: The grapes are harvested during the night. The grapes are de-stemmed and softly pressed, then through a heat-exchanger system, the must is cooled and sent to the fermenters of a maximum capacity of 300Hl, with equal height and diameter. The fermentation takes place […]

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September 25th – Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Tenuta Gracciano della Seta DOCG (2011)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Tenuta Gracciano della Seta DOCG (2011) Grape Variety: 90% Prugnolo Gentile, 10% Merlot Region: Tuscany The della Seta Ferrari Corbelli family owns the estate from mid 1900. The farm of about 70 hectares surrounds Villa Svetoni and its beautiful Italian garden, both built around the early years of 1800. The vine […]

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September 25th 2015 – Villa Ambrosia Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC (2014)

Villa Ambrosia Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC (2014) Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo D.O.C. Region: Abruzzo The Sorricchio family has owned the baronial fief of Valforte since the 13th Century. The Tenute Barone di Valforte vineyard s cover 42 hectares of vineyards in various communes in the hills around Città Sant’Angelo, more or less 6 kilometers from […]

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September 18th 2015 – Peza do Rei Blanco (2013)

Peza do Rei Blanco (2013) Region: Galicia, Spain Appellation: Ribeira Sacra Grape blend: 70% Godello, 20% Treixadura, & 10% Albarino The César Enriquez family is among the core group of founding growers of what was to become D.O. Ribeira Sacra, reconstituting their vineyard site to noble varieties from the early 1990s. Peza do Rei is […]

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September 18th 2015 – Rosé (2014) Underwood Cellars

Rosé (2014) Underwood Cellars Grape variety: Pinot Noir Region: Oregon, United States Subregion: Willamette Valley Appellation: Willamette Valley Union Wine Co. released its first rosé wine, Underwood Rosé, a blend of Pinot Gris, Syrah and Pinot Noir with fruit sourced from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The wine features tasting notes of strawberry, watermelon and peach.

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September 18th 2015 – Vall del Calàs (2011) Capçanes

Vall del Calàs (2011) Capçanes Grape varieties: Merlot, Garnacha, Tempranillo Region: Catalonia, Spain Appellation: Montsant Producer information:  Capçanes, a village hidden away in the Priorato hills inland from Tarragona is the source of many fine wines today but has a long wine growing history. Prior to Phylloxera at the turn of the 19th century  was very densely planted but […]

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September 11th 2015 – Sancerre Le Haut Venoize (2014) Christian & Jocelyne Thirot

Sancerre Le Haut Venoize (2014) Christian & Jocelyne Thirot Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc Region: Loire Valley, France Subregion: Central Vineyards Appellation: Sancerre The Sancerre Vineyard is located by the banks of the Loire River 2 hours from Paris. Our estate is situated in the village of Bue 4 kilometers from the town of Sancerre. Beginning […]

basa

September 11th 2015 – Basa (2014) Telmo Rodriguez

Basa (2014) Telmo Rodriguez Region: Castilla y León, Spain Appellation: Rueda Grape Variety: Verdejo, Viura Vintage Apart from a humid Spring, 2014 was a very dry year in the Rueda, and harvest took place earlier than usual, beginning on September 10. Because of the dry conditions, Basa has more overt aromas of fruit, and is […]

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September 11th 2015 – Gaba do Xil Mencía (2013) Telmo Rodriguez

Gaba do Xil Mencía (2013) Telmo Rodriguez Grape variety: Mencía Region: Galicia, Spain Appellation: Valdeorras Winemaker’s Notes Made from 100% Mencia, Gaba do Xil Mencia is grown in the vineyard called La Falcoeira, in the town of Santa Cruz. It’s not just the wild energy, the mash-up of stemmy greenness with dark fruit ripeness. You can […]

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September 4th 2015 – Etna Rosato (2014) Barone di Villagrande

Etna Rosato (2014) Barone di Villagrande Grape type: Nerello Mascalese 90%, Carricante 10% Region: Sicily, Italy Appellation: Etna Rosato Method of cultivation Guyot Density of plantation 5000-7000 bunches per hectare Technology fermentation with skins at controlled temperature for 12-18 hours. Sensory characteristics Pinky-red, brilliant floral aroma of quince and violet, balanced and harmonious. Gastronomy elaborate fish dishes, boiled meat, fresh cheeses […]

cordero

September 4th 2015 – Langhe Arneis (2014) Cordero di Montezemolo

Langhe Arneis (2014) Cordero di Montezemolo Grape variety: Arneis Region: Piedmont, Italy Appellation: Langhe Producer information: At the very heart of the Langhe, square in the center of the Barolo region, there is a cedar tree that has stood over 30 hectares of vines for 150 years. Year after year, this prized stretch of land works silently to produce some […]

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September 4th 2015 – Il Ruspo Sangiovese (2012) Barbi

Il Ruspo Sangiovese (2012) Barbi Grape variety: Sangiovese Region: Umbria, Italy Producer information In 1932 Enzo Barbi founded the winery in the tradition of his family. Since the very beginning he searched for quality, and within a short period of time the brand became renowned and well established. Notes: TYPE: Red structured medium–long aging WINE MAKING: […]

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August 28th 2015 – Carpineto Rosato Dogajolo (2014)

Carpineto Rosato Dogajolo (2014) Grape varieties: Sangiovese, Canaiolo Region: Tuscany, Italy Appellation: Toscana Feature: Sustainable Product information The name Dogajolo was invented by Carpineto’s founders, derived from the Italian word doga, meaning “stave” — the narrow strips of wood used to form oak casks. Carpineto Dogajolo Rosato shows vibrant floral aromas of rose and myrtle […]

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August 28th 2015 – Foppiano Vineyards Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc (2013)

Foppiano Vineyards Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc (2013) Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc Region: California, United States Subregion: Sonoma County Appellation: Russian River Valley Producer information Founded in 1896 by Giovanni Foppiano, Foppiano Vineyards is one of Sonoma County’s oldest continually-operated, family-owned wineries. Our family has supplied northern California with wine for over a century, surviving […]