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Perched on the rolling foothills before stunning snow capped alps, Piedmont in Italy’s northwest is not just a serious wine capital. From white truffles to hazelnuts, it’s got food cred as the birthplace of the Slow Food movement and is a UNESCO World heritage area for its culture of food and drink.
Red or white?
Whilst there’s some white here, the red grapes rule the roost. Chief among them the trio of Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto. The thread uniting this gang are persistent tannins, savoury red fruit and their elegant perfume.
White: Moscato, Cortese
Red: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto
Nebbiolo with its floral nose, layers of complex flavour, and fierce tannin and acid, is capable of ageing and evolving over decades. Whether from single vineyards or blends, it’s at its finest in both Barolo and Barbaresco.
For both price and performance Dolcetto is the everyday star, whilst Barbera’s acid and dusty red fruit will appeal to Pinot drinkers.
And you might know Moscato? The village of Asti, its home base, gifted this joyful, floral fizz to the world. Known as frizzante for its slightly sweet, slightly sparkling style.
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Epiq Wine Tasting Pack
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Vietti Moscato d'Asti Cascinetta 2020
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Marcarini Moscato d'Asti 2020
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Mauro Veglio Barolo Arborina 2017The 2016 of this wine was possibly the greatest wine I had ever tasted form Veglio but this is a more than worthy follow-up. It's ultra pretty and delicate with a wafting persona is the embodiment of the vineyard which always, always returns such feminine and subtly beautiful wines. All red petals and herbs, red fruits and mint. They're never about raw power but the essence of nebbiolo is present in the wines. Here, there's also a little framing oak but the vineyard signature is paramount. This wine sneaks up on you; very La Morra and very Arborina in its fine tannins profile. If you want to understand the nature of the commune and the frazzione then drink this wine. MICHAEL MCNAMARA, PWS
2017NebbioloItaly457Special Price $115.00 Regular Price $135.00
Mauro Veglio Barolo Gattera 2017To me this is the most surprising of all the wines from the Veglio range in 2017. Alessandro has replaced his uncle's plot from within this famed vineyard with his own plot and in so doing, the wine is more defined, cooler fruited and ultimately more expressive and beautiful. This 2017 is a revelation. Mint, liquorice, cherry and cut hay mix with orange rind, framing an expressive and energy driven palate with red fruits and long, fine and chalky tannins. Lovely wine and the best wine I have ever seen from Veglio off this site. MICHAEL MCNAMARA, PWS2017NebbioloItaly457Special Price $115.00 Regular Price $135.00
Francesco Rinaldi Dolcetto d'Alba Roussot 2019
Dolcetto grown in the Barolo region, from vines planted between 1975 and 1977.
Cherry, spice, some liquorice, a suggestion of pickled walnut, some floral notes. Fleshy, bright acidity, silty tannin, savoury new leather stuff, and plenty of tannin and hazelnut on a pretty good finish. Elemental as at now, but a lovely traditional version of Dolcetto here. GARY WALSH, www.winefront.com.au
My wine of the year is Francesco Rinaldi's highly slurpable 2019 Dolcetto d'Alba. If there was ever a wine that could convince you we should be drinking more Dolcetto, then this is it. While Barolo and Barbaresco are the undeniable international stars of Piemonte, Dolcetto is it's heart and soul and a wine that is always on the Piemontese dining table and with examples like this, you can see why. Juicy dark red cherries are dusted with sweet cake spices and kept fresh by a jolt of bright acidity. This plush little package is knotted together wonderfully with a firm press of tannin, which sweeps across the palate to clean everything up at the back. The harmony and balance in this wine is exceptional and the real clincher is that you can pick it up for the price of an everyday table wine. ALEX DOBSON2019DolcettoItaly457$35.00
Serafino Rivella Barbaresco Montestefano 2014The 2014 Barbaresco Montestefano is a dark, mysterious wine. Wild black cherry, lavender, cloves, menthol and leather add to the wine's somber personality. Readers should expect a potent, old-school Barbaresco built on structure. This is an especially raw, brooding wine for the year, and yet there is so much character. ANTONIO GALLONI2014NebbioloItaly457$175.00 As low as $157.50
Enrico Gatti Franciacorta NVIn 1975 Enrico Gatti purchased a single hectare in Erbusco, the heart of the Franciacorta region, and made a red wine which he sold in demijohns to local restaurants. At the time Franciacorta was really just getting started as a sparkling wine region and, seeing the potential, Enrico enlisted the support of his children, Lorenzo and Paola, and Paola's husband Enzo Balzarini, and in 1984 they acquired a further sixteen hectares with the aim of producing a great bollicine. PWS
Spring blossom and white stone-fruit aromas lift out of the glass. On the lively palate, bright acidity raises yellow apple, citrus and a hazelnut note against a racy perlage. KERIN O’KEEFE, Wine EnthusiastNVchardonnay, Pinot noirItaly457$64.00 As low as $57.60
Serafino Rivella Barbaresco Montestefano 2015Rivella's 2015 Barbaresco Montestefano is a very pretty, nuanced wine. Gently mellowed by several years in cask, the 2015 is super-expressive today despite its recent bottling. Dried cherry, cedar, tobacco, and mint are nicely layered in this inviting, mid-weight Barbaresco. Silky tannins add to the wine's considerable appeal. This is such a beautiful wine. ANTONIO GALLONI2015NebbioloItaly457$180.00 As low as $162.00
Francesco Versio Barbaresco DOCG 2018
Elegance and persistent power here with a hint of the warmth of the year expressing through the ripeness of the fruit. That doesn't detract from the energy and radiant nature of the wine. Dark spices play with lifted red florals, dark spice and a nice buffering minerality. I love the style of these wines. Very much for the purist. MICHAEL MCNAMARA, PWS2018NebbioloItaly457$155.00 As low as $139.50
Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2017The 2017 Barolo Castiglione is a wild, exotic wine. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, cinnamon, tobacco, new leather and rose petal all flesh out in this ample, voluptuous Barolo from Vietti. The 2017 is a wine of significant heft hidden behind a wall of tannin. Give it a few years to soften or open it well in advance. Time brings out striking translucence as well as finesse. ANTONIO GALLONI, www.vinousmedia.com2017NebbioloItaly457$150.00 As low as $135.00
Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2017 1500mLThe 2017 Barolo Castiglione is a wild, exotic wine. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, cinnamon, tobacco, new leather and rose petal all flesh out in this ample, voluptuous Barolo from Vietti. The 2017 is a wine of significant heft hidden behind a wall of tannin. Give it a few years to soften or open it well in advance. Time brings out striking translucence as well as finesse. ANTONIO GALLONI, www.vinousmedia.com2017NebbioloItaly457$310.00 As low as $279.00
Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo Langhe 2018A vibrant, lively style, with firm tannins underscoring cherry, raspberry, earth and tobacco flavors. Balanced and juicy, showing a touch of oak spice on the finish. Decant now or age for a few years. WINE SPECTATOR
It's like it's set on cruise control. Everything humming along perfectly. Ticks all the boxes, bruised strawberry, spice, menthol, florals, plum all play a part in the aromatics. The palate is denser and richer than I would have expected and at first it really makes an impact with bold flavours but that Nebb freshness and energy comes racing through to keep everything upbeat and lively. Long and really satisfying finish that culminates in a tart, red berry twang that has a little mineral groove to it. Bloody lovely wine that will appeal to Nebb nerds and anyone who likes Italian wine in general. ROSCOE
2018NebbioloItaly457$52.00 As low as $46.80
Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo 2019 375ml
This wine just gets better and better. Early vintages of the Nebbiolo were sourced exclusively from Massolino's younger vines in Serralunga from three different sites - a declassified Barolo if you like.
The blend is roughly one-third from each terroir, and there's little doubt the sum of these three sites has bought even more brightness and early drinking appeal to what was already an outstanding Langhe Nebbiolo. Like all Massolino Nebbiolo, it was aged in large Slavonian oak casks (although the Langhe only spends 15 months in wood, as compared to 24-plus months for the Barolo wines).
From a classical vintage that spotlighted perfume, purity and freshness, this is a strikingly pretty wine: wonderfully vibrant and perfumed with great acidity and energy and aromas and flavours that suggest rose, cranberry, blackberry and all kinds of spice. Super drinking already. PWS2019NebbioloItaly457$36.00 As low as $32.40
Cocchi Americano Bianco Aperitivo (750ml)
Cocchi Americano means much more to Asti than a simple wine made with the infusion of herbs and spices.
An aperitif par excellence.
Cocchi's is widely regarded as the original Aperitivo Americano, and has been made continuously since 1891 using only natural ingredients.
To aromatise the white wine a secret blend of herbs and spices, to name a few, gentian, cinchona and bitter orange peels, are added to the wine base which is then steeped over a period of time.
In recent years Cocchi Americano has become a cult product in the circle of best sommelier and bartenders of the world.
The complexity of this product is the first thing that surprises you. On the nose you initially detect notes of orange zest, orange flower and elderflower before more mature aromas of baked apple and pear drops emerge. Your palate will immediately appreciate the bitter/sweet balance as more bitter notes mingle with honey and citrus flavors, mainly orange and lemon zest. More wine-like characteristics become evident as the flavors develop into a long, vibrant finish, with the bitter and sweet notes remaining fresh until the end.
Serve chilled with ice, a twist of orange peel and a splash of soda.
75cl, ABV 16.5%NVAperitifItaly457$77.00 As low as $69.30
Mauro Veglio Barolo Gattera 2015Another attractive wine in the range, the 2015 Barolo Gattera is ample, creamy and expansive, with all of the textural resonance that is so typical of wines from this La Morra site. Dark cherry, chocolate, licorice and spice are some of the many aromas and flavors that build in a racy, succulent Barolo that will drink well pretty much upon release. As is so often the case, the Gattera is the softest of the Veglio Barolos. ANTONIO GALLONI2015NebbioloItaly457$130.00 As low as $117.00
Vietti Barolo Ravera Novello 2017The 2017 Barolo Ravera is a powerhouse. My impression is that the 2017 is going to develop into something truly special. It has all the energy that makes this site so distinctive, but with an extra kick of fruit density and a whole range of exotic aromatics that make for a truly drop dead gorgeous wine. Bright red/purplish fruit, rose petal, chalk and white pepper build into a finish laced with searing intensity. This is such and impressive wine. ANTONIO GALLONI, www.vinousmedia.com2017NebbioloItaly457$485.00 As low as $436.50
Mauro Veglio Barolo Paiagallo 2016
The 2016 Barolo Paiagallo is a wine of real beauty. Vivid and translucent, with terrific energy, the 2016 is a real standout. In the glass, the 2016 is potent yet refined, with exceptional balance and so much promise. I can't wait to see how it ages, especially once the tannins have started to soften a bit. Time in the glass brings out the wine's dark, virile feel, as well as quite a bit of power. The 2016, made by Alessandro Veglio before he joined his uncle, Mauro, was done with a lighter touch and aged in cask, so it stands out stylistically in the range. ANTONIO GALLONI
This is a terrific new wine from Mauro Veglio. Fruit is drawn from a small parcel in Paiagallo, in the comune of Barolo, that measures less than one hectare and is situated at 300 meters above sea level. The vines are 35 years old on average. The 2016 Barolo Paiagallo is a beautiful wine, slightly open and accessible with a soft and gentle quality of fruit. It delivers delicate tones of wild berries, dark plum and pressed violets. This interpretation is very pretty, and the wine explores the very fine and nuanced side of the Nebbiolo grape. There is a light brushing of crushed white pepper and mineral on the close. Some 4,000 bottles were made. MONICA LARNER, www.robertparker.com2016NebbioloItaly457$190.00 As low as $171.00
Vajra Barolo Albe 2017The 2017 Barolo Albe is exquisite. Bright and beautifully lifted, the 2017 Albe is a wine of pure and total pleasure. All the elements come together so gracefully. Crushed flowers, red berries, mint, cinnamon and lavender are some of the many notes that open in the glass. The 2017 is so nicely done in the way it captures the radiance of the year and the classicism that runs through all these wines. Vineyard sites are Fossati, Costa di Vergne and Le Volte. ANTONIO GALLONI, Vinous2017NebbioloItaly457$115.00 As low as $103.50
Gianfranco Alessandria Barbera d'Alba 2019The Gianfranco Alessandria 2019 Barbera d'Alba is a tart and punchy expression, with bright cherry and a dusting of crushed aspirin or limestone. The wine touches down on the palate with just the right fruit weight and intensity, showing a mid-weight texture and nice acidity to keep the palate revived and fresh. This is such a versatile and natural foodie wine to pair with any hearty home-cooked meal, especially something buttery and French. Some 15,000 bottles were made. MONICA LARNER, eRobertParker.com2019BarberaItaly457$32.00 As low as $28.80
Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe 2015Cavallotto’s 2015 Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe rounds out this trio of new releases. A big, strapping wine, the 2015 possesses remarkable intensity to match its classic, mid-weight frame. Like all of these Barolos, it seems to have less overt fruit and more classicism. Camphor, licorice, menthol, pine, underbrush and scorched earth all run through the 2015, a big, brawny Riserva that will delight for many years to come. The 2015 San Giuseppe is what Barolo is all about. It’s a must for Cavallotto fans. (96) ANTONIO GALLONI
The flagship wine from the talented Cavallotto family, comprising 8,938 bottles and 666 magnums, the 2015 Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe is still quite young but equally promising at its release. This is one of my favorite vineyard sites, and Castiglione Falletto, located at the center of the appellation, boasts prime positioning that unites the best qualities of its surroundings. Keeping in line with the vintage characteristics, the wine is generous in terms of aromas and fleshed out in terms of mouthfeel. There is plenty of red and purple fruit, and the wine gains complexity, thanks to pretty appearances of blue flower, spice, toast and powdery earth. The 2015 vintage is slightly softer and more accessible overall compared to the tightly knit 2013 and 2010 editions, two classic vintages for this Riserva. MONICA LARNER2015NebbioloItaly457$365.00 As low as $328.50
Dolcetto Mixed 6-Pack II$185.00
Cocchi Americano Rosa Apertivo (750ml)
Throughout its history, the house of Cocchi has periodically produced alternative varieties of its Americano aperitif wine.
Here the wine base is a blend of two aromatic varietals such as Brachetto and Malvasia famous for imparting notes of wild rose and summer berries.
These are blended with herbs, fruit and spices, most notably gentian, cinchona and citrus like for the Bianco classic version, but with an extra addition of Ginger and rose petals.
Enjoy with soda or tonic and a zest of grapefruit.
A Royale sumptuous edition can be made topping it with Sparkling Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG.NVAperitifItaly457$65.00
Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis 2017The 2017 Barolo Bricco Boschis is superb. A rush of crushed raspberry, rose petals, mint, sweet spice and blood orange gives the 2017 its effusive, sexy personality. Medium in body and exceptionally polished, the 2017 is an absolute jewel of a wine. Many 2017s are nervy and in need of time to soften, but not the Bricco Boschis. All the elements are so well-balanced. If I was going to open a wine for someone who was not familiar with Barolo, I might very well open this. It’s impossible not to love the 2017 Bricco Boschis. ANTONIO GALLONI2017NebbioloItaly457$200.00 As low as $191.50
Diego & Damiano Barale Barolo 2016
Fruit is sourced from Cannubi, Monrobiolo di Bussia, San Giovanni.
The boys traditionally release their Barolo a year later than everyone else, hence the 2016 being offered while all others have finished up their 2017s. This wine comes off some pedigreed sites, most notably the plot in Cannubi which is in the Boschis sub-zone and was replanted by the Diego in the last decade.
What a difference the vintage makes. Last year I remember calling the 2015 pliant and open, I even used the word "cuddly". Well the 2016 is so different and like so many wines from this great vintage, the wine is not about immediacy, it's about the future and to drink many now you will find them a little closed. This 2016 is no different, it's a coiled up ball of muscled fruit. All the beauty of the variety is there - red petals , dark spice, liqourice, Amaro herbs lay the groundwork for very ripe fruit laying alongside lots of buffering structure - both wood and fruit. It a serious Barolo that unlike it's predecessor requires patience. Up to a decade will reward in spades. MICHAEL MCNAMARA, PWS2016NebbioloItaly457$110.00 As low as $99.00
Correggia Roero Arneis 2020 (Screwcap)
Correggia is one of those rare and special producers that we are very proud to be associated with. A family affair from the outset with a vision to demonstrate just how good Roero could be. That vision continues to be realised and built upon today with the hard-work and dedication of Ornella, Giovanni and Luca the driving force.
Small tweaks and incremental changes in vinification and winemaking have seen the wines improve every year. The quality across the board has always been top of their class and further cements this outstanding estate as one of the pre-eminent producers in the region. It would certainly be no stretch to call them a leading light in the heart and hearts of Roero.
This is another great rendition. A hint of tropical fruit that lends an almost riesling like element to the wine, along with a floral hint. There is a some lovely depth to the fruit and that bit of extra flesh show so nicely on this wine. Still fresh and zippy on the finish with a little phenolic grip that carries the orchard fruits into a long, gentle close. Yum!2020ArneisItaly457Special Price $29.00 Regular Price $36.00 As low as $28.00
November Mixed Dozen 2021 - Mighty HalvesIt's back again! That's right, the Mighty, Mighty Half bottle dozen is here. Getting a steady selection of half bottles has been quite the challenge lately but we have put together a fantastic pack full of awesome drinking. What these lack in stature they make up for in punch.
These are wines from the worlds greatest producer and winemakers from Tuscany and Piedmonte, Mornington and Adelaide hills through to Chablis, Alsace and New Zealand. They are perfect for the park and even better with friends so take a look below at this brilliant, little, selection.
$255.00 Regular Price $312.00
Mauro Veglio Barolo Paiagallo 2017
Mauro Veglio's property in Paiagallo is at mid-altitude in what is called Vigna San Sebastiano, bordering Terlo, to which it is closer in style than the opposite side of the MGA. Garnet in colour, it has notes of watermelon, earthy strawberry and lemon leaf. Elegance and freshness prevail over the powerful palate. Nevertheless, it is full bodied, well extracted and with sweet tannins. Citrus notes and liquorice emerge on the finish. ALDO FIORDELLI, www.decanter.com
The 2017 Barolo Paiagallo is the most open and racy of Veglio's 2017. Ripe red cherry, kirsch, dried flowers, orange peel and cinnamon all develop as the 2017 opens in the glass. This is an especially ripe, forward Barolo, but it also has a bit better balance in its tannins. ANTONIO GALLONI
In this wine you glimpse the future of the estate. The lack of smaller oak here reveals a more open profile of red fruits, florals and fruit tannins (not oak tannins) which give life and an entirely different shape to the structural profile. The tannins are saturated and enlivening. I simply love this wine and it occurs to me it's the kind of wine which is the reason you drink Barolo. MICHAEL MCNAMARA, PWS2017NebbioloItaly457Special Price $160.00 Regular Price $190.00
Italian Drinking Dozen - Spring 2021
Looking at a map of Italy it is incredible to think about the diversity and distinctiveness of the wines that hail from its multitude of often breathtaking terroirs. The numerous and assorted climates from the warm southern coasts, the high altitudes of its northern reaches and all in between, provide a canvas for a majestic array of wine.
Add to that, Italy’s wine scene is as exciting as it has ever been with an assortment of indigenous varieties and wine styles that we are only just beginning to appreciate. This is a great way to explore all that this ancient country has to offer.
Every quarter we will be putting out a seasonal drinking pack which will be updated as we see great new wines, new vintages and the latest and greatest to hit our shores. At 15%-20% off or more, this a great way to explore Italy offering exceptional value and delicious drinking.
Don’t forget to check back often to see what the latest version of the Italian Drinking Dozen has installed for you.$265.00 Regular Price $338.00
Correggia Barbera Bricco Marun 2017
This is a classy single vineyard barbera. From 45-65 year old densely planted vines, the Marun was the brainchild of Matteo Correggia. He sourced fruit from sandy soils at the top of the hill with a sunny exposition and good air flow to stifle vine disease.
Heady and jubilant aromas welcome you in to a core of velvety richness. Dark chocolate, black berries and licorice ebb and flow, rounding out the mouth with a very smooth delivery. This is a pedigreed wine where everything just seems to fall into place as the wine unfolds. This is hard to resist in its youth, though it will age beautifully for a few years. GABRIELLE POY, PWS2017BarberaItaly457$69.00 As low as $62.10
Azelia Barolo San Rocco 2016Azelia's 2016 Barolo San Rocco shows terrific density and richness, but it is less aromatically expressive than most of the other 2016s in the range. Readers will have to give this at least a few years in bottle for the tannins to soften. Even in the early going, though, the 2016 is deep, powerful and loaded with pedigree. Now that most of Azelia's wines are aged in cask, the influence of small French oak is especially evident. ANTONIO GALLONI, Vinous
Attractive aromas of dried flowers, red berries and tar follow through to a full body of gorgeous fruit and layers of ripe, fine tannins. Extremely long and chewy with a powdery sense to the tannins. Thought-provoking wine. Try after 2022. JAMES SUCKLING2016NebbioloItaly457$255.00 As low as $229.50
Rizzi Barbaresco DOCG 2017A firm, linear wine, showing very fine tannins and focused ripe fruit with walnut and hazelnut undertones. Some dried-mushroom character, too. Medium-bodied, bright and long. Needs two or three years. Better after 2022. (94) JAMES SUCKLING2017NebbioloItaly457$75.00 As low as $67.50
Bruno Giacosa AA Falletto Barolo Vigna le Rocche 2015I am lost for words with this wine. Perfumed and so elegant with the most exquisite aromas of roses, plums and earth. Yet always subtle and complex. Full body and ultra fine, firm tannins. Fantastic finish that lasts for minutes. (100) JAMES SUCKLING
Bottled in July of last year, the 2015 Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche is a daring and absolutely profound expression of Nebbiolo with the depth, thickness and volume you can expect from a warm vintage such as this. This wine is a veritable bomb of aromatic intensity with thick layers of dark fruit, spice and crushed stone that all vie for your attention in equal measure. The mouthfeel is characterized by thick fiber and lasting succulence, all capped with fresh acidity and a firm tannic backbone. This Barolo is classic Giacosa. MONICA LARNER2015NebbioloItaly457$625.00 As low as $562.50
Nervi Conterno Gattinara 2017The 2017 Gattinara is terrific. It will also give readers something to drink without waiting decades. In 2017, the Gattinara is a bit richer than it often is - the result of the warm dry year - but its profile is super-classic. Sweet pipe tobacco, mint, dried herbs, licorice, dried cherry and Alpine herbs fill out its ample frame effortlessly. I would give the 2017 a few years in bottle, but it won't need more than that to start drinking well. In 2017, Roberto Conterno did not bottle his vineyard-designates. Instead, all the best lots went into the straight Gattinara, an overachieving wine that delivers the goods. I don't expect the 2017 will be among the most long-lived wines here, but that will hardly be an issue for most readers. ANTONIO GALLONI, www.vinousmedia.com2017NebbioloItaly457$150.00 As low as $135.00
Rizzi Barbaresco Nervo Fondetta 2017Rose, violet and perfumed berry aromas lead the nose followed by whiffs of camphor and culinary spice. Full bodied, supremely elegant and surprisingly fresh for the hot vintage, the savory palate delivers ripe Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and crushed mint alongside taut, refined tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it impeccably balanced. Drink 2022–2032. (95) KERRIN O'KEEFE, www.wineentusiast.com
The south-facing Nervo vineyard is located at an altitude of over 300 metres, which may account for its elegance. Ernesto Dellapiana and his son Enrico produce wines with a light touch, and their Nervo is aged in concrete tanks as well as casks. The red-fruit nose is intense and pure, and the attack supple and silky. There's a taut structure here, and fine acidity that keeps it lively and peppery. This wine is marked by energy, stylishness, and persistence. STEPHEN BROOK, Decanter2017NebbioloItaly457$110.00 As low as $99.00
Forteto della Luja Brachetto 2016 375mlForteto della Luja Brachetto Passito Pian dei Sogni, undoubtedly the best Brachetto Passito wine made in Italy, magically combining not just sweetness and lusciousness but also grace and refinement, not to mention uncommon depth, length and complexity. IAN D'AGATA, ww.vinousmedia.com2012BrachettoItaly457$64.00 As low as $57.60
Barbera Mixed Six 2021$180.00 Regular Price $230.00
Diego & Damiano Barale Dolcetto 2020
Fruit entirely sourced from San Giovanni. Raised in stainless steel and bottled after 6-8 months.
I've seen plenty of 2020 Dolcetto and Barbera so far and the early reputation of the vintage is on full show. This is another superb example, bright and crunchy blue and red fruits and red petals highlight the joy of this variety. Vibrant and lifted and then repeated on the palate with a nice plushness and a drag of buffering tannin. The variety doesn't make you stop in your tracks for profundity but it does for sheer exuberance and this example is one of the best you'll see. I tasted this over two days, the second day at breakfast time and it's hard to spit out such is the allure of the red and blue fruits, easy structure and general deliciousness. MICHAEL MCNAMARA, PWS2019DolcettoItaly457$34.00 As low as $30.60
Friends & Family Drinking Dozen - Spring 2021
Prince Wine Store has been running for nearly 20 years now and in that time we have been importing wines directly from France, Italy, Spain and abroad. We go to great lengths to pick only the best of what we see (which is a lot) and bring it to you.
We have forged strong relationships with the producers we import into Australia and consider them friends and confidants in the world of wine.
Closer to home we have forged similar relationships with many of Australia’s greatest producers as well as many of the countries rising stars and young guns of wines. It’s a pretty exciting time for all of us lucky enough to be involved and we wanted to share that with you.
Every quarter this will be updated as we see great new wines, new vintages and the latest and greatest to hit our shores or slide their way across the table. At 15%-20% off or more, this offers exceptional value and delicious drinking.
Don’t forget to check back often to see what the latest version of the Friends and Family Drinking Dozen has in store for you.
SC Pannell - Stephen Pannell
Wheeler Wines - Dale Wheeler
De Bortoli - Steve Webber
Little Reddie - Pat
Sutton Grange - Mel Chester
Red Claw - Tom Carson
Domaine Pajot - Gascgone
Rizzi - Babaresco
Perillia - Campania
Domaine Font du Courtedune - Southern Rhone
Roche de Bellene Bellenos - Burgundy
Ch. Coupe Roses - Minervois$265.00 Regular Price $368.00
Francesco Rinaldi Barolo DOCG 2017Rinaldi's 2017 Barolo is a powerful, hearty wine. Leather, smoke, game, iron, tobacco and incense play off a core of dark red fruit in this decidedly virile, strapping Barolo from the Rinaldi family. I would prefer to drink the 2017 on the earlier side, before the fruit fades. ANTONIO GALLONI, vinous.com2017NebbioloItaly457$130.00 As low as $117.00
Bera Barbera d’Alba 2019The vineyard has been the heart of the philosophy at Bera since the first generation began tending the rolling hills of Neviglie just south of Barbaresco township in the 50's. Now the estate owns just over 30 hectares of prime growing land around the communes of Neviglie, Neive and Barbaresco, with the incredible new addition of perhaps the most revered vineyard in all of Barbaresco; Rabaja.
In the winery the production remains simple, honest and traditionalist Piemontese; long macerations, large neutral oak and minimal intervention, with the aim of expressing the earth and the air of the Langhe in every one of the wines produced here.
We have always been big fans of the Barberra and while they Barbaresco is great and no doubt the Moscato their flagship we can't get enough of this wine. Ther is a nice focuse to the spicy wild fruits that mingle between dark berry and red crunchy and wild. The typical soft, fleshy palate that glides along to a satisfying finish. PWS2019BarberaItaly457$30.00 As low as $27.00
Rizzi Barbaresco Pajore 2015 1500mlThe aromas of lavender, bay leaf, violets and citrus suggest, from the outset, that this is a serious wine. The smooth-edged tannins are very polished and do well to coat the persistent blueberry flavors. The finish is lithe and tangy, thanks to crisp acidity throughout. Drink in 2020. (94) JAMES SUCKLING, Twww.jamessuckling.com2015NebbioloItaly457$215.00 As low as $193.50
Rizzi Chardonnay Sterbu 20192019chardonnayItaly457$34.00 As low as $30.60
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Vietti Barbaresco Masseria 20172017NebbioloItaly457$200.00 As low as $180.00
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Vajra Dolcetto dAlba 20192019DolcettoItaly457$38.00 As low as $34.20
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