Along with Gattinara and Ghemme, Bramaterra is arguably Alto Piemonte’s most lauded wine. At the NOAH estate, the blend is 80% Nebbiolo, 10% Croatina, 5% Vespolina, and 5% Uva Rara. This is hyper-regional wine with an exceptionally unique character unseen outside of Alto-Piemonte. Especially suited for lovers of all things Nebbiolo.
Farming both young & old vines organically, Andrea Mosca created NOAH in celebration of the Noah’s in her life, her husband & son. ‘ROSSONOAH’ is mineral driven with high-toned aromatics, looking at notes of zippy cranberry, pepper & straw in this seriously terrior driven cuvée.
This tiny production is hands down, one of the most elegant bottlings of Nerello Mascalese that I have encountered. High elevation vineyards housing some of the oldest vines on the northern slope of Etna is where Carmelo and Rosa farm organically and make their wines with the utmost respect for their terroir.
Ancient, indigenous varieties form the gripping backbone of this Calabrian red from the Lamezia region. The Statti family has farmed there since the 1700s and harvests the Gaglioppo, Grecco Nerro, and Magliocco in this bottle from vines planted beside their ancient olive groves. Unpretentious, delicious Italian table wine.
Giulia Negri is someone you should be familiarizing your self with in Barolo. She has been carving out her identity as a one of the strongest wine makers in Barolo and is just starting out. This Barolo delivers powerful fruit and has all the beautiful aromatics to back it up.
This gorgeous Chianti represents an old-school, no frills style that is meant to stun you on the table. Pair with salumi, prosciutto, or pizza. Ripe and rich, but with ample freshness, you’ll find commingling flavors of leather, cherry, baking spices, and smoke–classic, unimprovable Chianti at its best.
Vincenzo di Meo of Controvento prides himself on using absolutely zero chemicals in his biodynamic vineyards, letting the grape shine in every bottle he makes. This bubbly rosé is everything we love in a pet-nat: refreshing, easy-drinking, and intriguing enough to keep you coming back for more.
There’s nothing more profound than well-made, mature Barolo. Guido Porro’s is a textbook example, capable of serious seduction on the table. Ripe black cherry fruit dominate with supporting notes of jasmine tea, autumn leaves, rose, and licorice. Decant today or hide away for a few years in the cellar.
Emilia-Romagna is the home to the delicious red bubbly we all love with pizza, but Lambrusco isn’t the only fabulous frizzante coming from this region. Pignoletto is a lightly sparkling white wine - crisp, subtly herbal, satiating like a crunch piece of watermelon on a hot summer day. Enjoy with a BLT on a picnic blanket.
You’re as likely to find Burgundy’s star white grape as you are Nebbiolo in this northern Italian region. But Paolo Ferri’s highly drinkable white is meant for immediate fun — it comes in party-ready liter water bottles. With three days of skin-contact, it’s juicy and bright with notes of tropical fruit.
Equal parts Greco and Mantonico, this bottle is fruit-forward and balanced, and notes of hawthorn and plum evoke glimmers of Calabria’s rich past as a wine-producing region. This is the wine you want to reach for when the heat picks up, a bottle that will transform ordinary picnics and outdoor gatherings into something memorable.
The Sperone family is all about top-notch value. This Gavi, crafted from native Cortese, is everything a Cortese di Gavi should be: crisp and refreshing, the wine you want to start every backyard hang with, that you want to welcome guests into your house with. Perfect with aperitivo snacks and a cheese plate.
Thank heavens that producers like Monteraponi continue to make classic, elegant expressions of Chianti Classico. This blend of Sangiovese and Canaiolo is bright with notes of fresh cherry, leather, and dried herbs. Pair with everything from pizza to roast lamb and enjoy this Tuscan beauty.
Lorenzo Mochiutti of Vignai da Duline not only refrains from trimming his hair & beard, but also his vines. It’s said that this is one of their secrets to success in winemaking, letting the vineyard do its thing without intervention. This Malvasia is complex with strong notes of citrus. Pairs beautifully with seafood.
Straight out of Northeast Italy, comes this absolute gem from a real legend. Located at the base of the Alps, Friuli is known for its no nonsense, clean & crisp, intensely flavored whites. This one offers up notes of apricot, hazelnut & white slate. A truly flexible white that goes with cheese, fish or poultry.
There are few grape varietals that enthrall wine lovers more than Nebbiolo. With gorgeous notes of cherry & rose petal, it’s delicate and finessed yet structured and age worthy. Year after year, Benevelli crafts a downright beautiful Langhe Nebbiolo geared toward everyday enjoyment.
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