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Volcanic Wines that Will Blow Your Mind

August 12, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

As well as being one of nature’s most impressive phenomena, volcanoes contribute to the making of some stunning and very distinctive wines, combining fresh, mouthwatering acidity, saline or flinty-peppery ‘minerality’ and remarkable longevity. Mineral rich soils from volcanic terroirs give these wines a stylistic fingerprint—particularly the reds, which are light, elegant, and much less tannic that most.

 

2016 Colosi Bianco
Sicily, Italy
Volcanoes long ago produced much of the soil that constitutes the vineyards of Sicily. A blend of Inzolia, Catarratto and Grillo, this lovely, dry white opens with delicate citrus aromas. The vibrant, easy-drinking palate offers nectarine, lime and a saline note alongside zesty acidity for a refreshing finish.
Regular Price $15.99 per bottle, $191.88 per case
Sale Price $11.99 per bottle, $143.88 per case

2015 Gaia Thalassitis Assyrtiko
Santorini, Greece
Santorini as we know it today was created thousands of years ago after a huge volcanic eruption destroyed large parts of the island and changed its almost circular shape into a semi-circle with a few smaller islands nearby. The 2015 Gaia Assyrtiko opens with bright notes of honeysuckle and citrus mingled with sea spray! Crisp and fresh, this is crammed with the minerality and acidity you would expect, delivering wonderful tension and layers of flavor, with floral and citrus overtones.
Regular Price $34.99 per bottle, $419.88 per case
Sale Price $29.99 per bottle, $359.88 per case

2014 Colosi Sicilia Rosso
Sicily, Italy
This wine is ruby red in color with an expressive nose of complex fruit aromas of plums, black berries, and strawberries that leap from the glass. On the palate it is dry, medium bodied and well balanced. An excellent accompaniment for hearty pasta, beef, roasted meats, and cheese.
Regular Price $15.99 per bottle, $191.88 per case
Sale Price $11.99 per bottle, $143.88 per case

2014 Fessina Erse Etna Rosso 
Sicily, Italy Erse is made from a blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grown in the ancient volcanic soils on the hillsides of Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Bright ruby-red in color, the 2014 Erse entices the senses with aromas of crushed berries, plums, and smoky minerality. On the palate, it is a delicate, finely textured red which unfolds into a lengthy, elegant finish.
Regular Price $26.99 per bottle, $323.88 per case
Sale Price $22.99 per bottle, $275.88 per case

2014 L’Ecole No. 41 Cabernet Sauvignon  
Columbia Valley, Washington
With its classic varietal Cabernet profile, this focused and integrated wine shows layers of dark fruit, coffee, violet and herbal notes. Layers of plum, blackberry and cassis mingle with dusty, fine tannins through a balanced finish.
Regular Price $49.99 per bottle, $599.88 per case
Sale Price $39.99 per bottle, $479.88 per case


NV Broadbent 5 year old Reserve Madeira
Madeira, Portugal
The lush volcanic subtropical island of Madeira is located southwest of Portugal. With its dark gold color and sweet, nutty aromas, this is on the rich side of the Madeira taste spectrum. It has attractive fruitiness and aged citrus acidity that go together, leaving a wine that is both sweet but also fresh.
Regular Price $26.99 per bottle, $323.88 per case
Sale Price $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case