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    WHITE WINES      
    QUERCIABELLA
A top quality Tuscany producer. Antonio Galloni says "These wines are simply gorgeous. That's all there to it"
     
4   BATAR
Querciabella

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni A gorgeous wine, the 2017 Batr is soft, open-knit and alluring from the first taste. Apricot, chamomile, mint, peach and dried herbs are all finely knit in the 2017. Although the 2017 will improve in bottle, it is already accessible and easy to enjoy. The interplay of textural richness and freshness makes for a beguiling white.

2017 50.00 Vinous/AG94
2020-30

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    RED WINES      
    QUERCIABELLA
A top quality Tuscany producer. Antonio Galloni says "These wines are simply gorgeous. That's all there to it"
     
35   CHIANTI CLASSICO ORGANIC
Querciabella

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni The 2017 Chianti Classico is bright, floral and beautifully lifted, with lovely red berry and rose petal character. Pliant and supple, with terrific balance, the Querciabella 2017 is one of the more refined, restrained Chianti Classico's readers will come across in this vintage, with Radda very much driving the personality of the wine in its aromatic and red fruit profile. The 2017 finishes with terrific energy and nuance. This is the second vintage in which most of the wine was aged predominantly in 500L barrels and 30HL casks.

2017 19.00 Vinous/AG92
2019-32
22   CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA ORGANIC
Querciabella

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is an attractive wine built on aromatics and structure, with the fruit more in the background. It will be interesting to see if it fleshes out with more time in bottle. Sweet red cherry, lavender, rose petal, mint and spice gradually develop in the glass, but the 2016 remains quite reticent. It will be interesting to see if time in bottle brings out more depth. Today, the 2016 is decidedly shy. I very much like the energy here.

2016 25.00 Vinous/AG93+
2020-36
           
    BREZZA, GIACOME
Brezza remains one of the most under the radar growers in Barolo. His Barolos remain medium bodied, with a classic sense of austerity.

These wines are especially recommended for those of you who love traditionally made Barolo!

     
35   BAROLO CASTELLERO
Brezza

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
 
Brezza's 2010 Barolo Castellero offers up a super-classic profile of dried rose petal, anise, mint, coffee, sweet herbs and dried cherries.
A gracious, mid-weight Barolo, the 2010 stands out for its soft, approachable personality and impeccable sense of balance.
Sweet floral and spice notes linger on the soft, feminine finish. This is the most ethereal and fleeting of the 2010s.
2010 36.00

 

Vinous/AG92
2015-30

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    CERETTO
An excellent address for good  value and well made Barbaresco wines.
     
24   BARBARESCO
Ceretto

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
Ceretto's entry-level 2016 Barbaresco has all of the energy and vibrancy it showed as a barrel sample. The 2016 is not big or obvious, instead it offers superb persistence and striking balance. Sweet red cherry, mint, pine, licorice and candied orange peel all grace this exquisite entry-level Barbaresco from Ceretto. The straight Barbaresco is a blend of approximately 65% Bernardot and 35% Asili from younger vines and lower, less well-exposed parcels.
2016 45.00

 

Vinous/AG92
2021-31

 

 
           
    FENOCCHIO, GIACOMO
With vineyards in the heart of Barolo production zone, the Fenocchio estate has produced wines for over five generations, following family traditions handed down from father to son.

Good value Barolo's which are well worth a try!

     
16   BAROLO
Fenocchio

Jancisrobinson.com/Richard Hemming -
Juicy black bramble fruit with a charred beef edge. There's oak scent here too, lending a delicious cinnamon and clove spice. Serious structure with boisterous acidity cutting through the tannin. Smoky on the finish, and beautifully complex.
2011 27.00

 

RH18/20
2017-35

 
17   BAROLO BUSSIA
Fenocchio

James Suckling -  Walnut, berry and milk chocolate character on the nose and palate. Full and chewy with round and soft tannins and a savoury finish.
2011 36.00

 

JS92
2017-35

 
           
    IL POGGIONE
Il Poggione is Montalcino’s fourth largest estate, with an eye-popping 125 hectares of Brunello designated vineyards.

Top Quality at a fair price!

     
38  

BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO
Il Poggione

Vinous.com/Eric Guido -
Il Poggione 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers up a dark, earthy, almost animal-like expression, showing black soil and undergrowth, giving way to crushed black cherry, dusty spice, and dried florals which lift the experience. On the palate, soft, fleshy textures usher in fresh cherry and strawberry, as brisk acids add energy, with savoury herbs and minerals saturating, as the 2015 Il Poggione’s fruit nearly masks its structural core.
The finish is long yet fresh, with classic, fine tannins, dried red fruits and pretty inner floral tones lingering throughout this perfectly balanced expression. The 2015 s pure class
and built for the cellar.

2015 34.00

 

Vinous/EG97
2017-35

 
           
    FRESCOBALDI
A Top Italian estate, making a wide range of wines. We particularly like the Brunello listed below - pricy but delicious!
     
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LUCE DELLA VITE
BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO

Frescobaldi
RP/Monica Larner - The 2010 Luce della Vite Brunello di Montalcino is a dark and impenetrable wine that oozes intensity and impressive opulence. This is one of those Brunello wines that takes Sangiovese to the outer limits of concentration at the outer edge of space and then flings it back down to us earthlings to enjoy. Given the softness and the textural richness, it's safe to predict that this wine will drink well in both the near and long term. It has that unique aging flexibility. Only the tannins, mostly oak tannins by the taste of them, need additional softening and finessing that should occur with extra cellar aging.

2010 90.00

 

ML94
2016-30

TOP Vintage

 
           
    SIRO PACENTI
A Top Brunello estate, making full-flavoured wines. The below wine is one of their 'star' cuvee's.
     
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BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO VECCHIE VIGNE
Siro Pacenti
Vinous.com/Eric Guido
- The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne presents an extroverted mix of both red and blue berry fruits, complemented by notes of sweet spice, milk chocolate and plum. On the palate, silky textures play host to ripe red and black fruits, laced with savoury herbs, hints of olive, and saline-minerals. The finish is long and structured, resonating on zesty acids and spice, as notes of dried cherry and dark inner florals slowly fade. To be honest, I didn’t expect such a brilliant and balanced showing on the palate, and I believe that once the Vecchie Vigne sheds some of its sweet fruit on the nose, it will show beautifully from start to finish.

2015 98.00

 

Vinous/EG94
2022-32

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