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February Premium 6-Pack 2020 - Jewels in the Crown - Italy

February Premium 6-Pack 2020 - Jewels in the Crown - Italy
Selected by Myles Thomson

This month's premium pack is actually one of two: French and Italian and we are pretty excited about it! These represent the most famous wine growing regions of their respective countries as well as some of the most esteemed producers and winemakers.

We have scoured through the warehouse, trolled through lengthy stock reports and bugged the Sydney store looking for the tastiest morsels and what we have come up with is a selection of brilliant wines and bundled them up into a stellar value pack.

Check out whats in the pack below…

THE ITALIAN'S

To start we have the Correggia Roero Arneis Val Di Preti 2013 Museum Release. This is a new project and only the second release of this wine. All aged in concrete then two years in bottle to preserve freshness this is a surprising and delicious drop. Next, we have Rizzi Nervo Fondetta 2014. The wines from 2014 in Barolo did not fair as well but in Barbaresco they were stellar! The Nervo vineyard is highly regarded and Rizzi's wine presents with a beautiful aromatics and is (not-surprisingly) nervy and energetic on the palate.

From Dirupi we have their top wines the Dirupi Valtelina Superiore 2014. If you have not tried this expression of Nebbiolo we highly encourage you to. Its racy and bright with wonderfully pliant Neb tannins and bright, crunchy fruit.

Last, we have 3 wines from Tuscany. The Querciabella Chianti Classico 1998 was a special import direct from the winery. It's a real treat to see how well a wine like this can age and this a great example. Second, another classic wine from San Filipo in Brunello and there plush and rich 2013 Brunello. This producer continues to improve every year and the 2013 is looking particularly nice with a few years on it.

And to finish something a little different with the Duemani Cifra. A 100% Cabernet Franc from the warm Tuscan coast. This is always such a delight and surprise. There are almost no producers who make all Cab Franc wines in Tuscany and almost just as few who make Cab Franc this good anywhere in the world.