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Viva Italia Tasting! Rock Your Ugly Sweater PLUS Italian Stunners from Tuscany and the Veneto

December 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

We invite you to this fun tasting to show off your holiday flair and taste world-class Italian wines from two of the top producing regions in Italy, Tuscany & Veneto!  An impressive list of varietals, most rated over 90 points, these extraordinary wines will captivate you and we simply say "Viva Italia"...join us!

 

 

 

2015 Massinoti Custoza
Veneto, Italy
This Italian white is a wonderfully fresh and floral wine, dry but fruit-forward with a lovely texture and fruitiness. Yellow with greenish reflections, floral notes; lovely, crisp, lively wine on the palate with evidence of pineapple, lemon, honeysuckle and green apple, perfect for sunny days, or any other time!
Regular Price: $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Price: $14.99 per bottle, $179.88

2016 Vignamaggio “Il Morino” Super Tuscanino
Tuscany, Italy.
"Vignamaggio’s Il Morino ‘Super Tuscanino’ is a Sangiovese (60%) and Merlot (40%) blend of grapes sourced from the youngest vines on the property, aged for 9 months in stainless steel. Packaged in an easy screwcap bottle, this is a simple expression of Sangiovese that would pair with pasta or pizza. Cheerful and bright, it delivers cherry, raspberry and almond aromas."
91 points James Suckling
Regular Price: $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
Sale Price: $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case

2015 Vignamaggio Chianti Classico “Gheradino”
Tuscany, Italy
"This is ripe and decadent yet fresh and enticing on the nose, showing notes of red plums, black plums, morello cherries, cedar, tobacco, ash, licorice and tar. The palate is very intense and incredibly energetic with bright acidity and firm, savory tannins. Long and beautiful.”
94 points James Suckling
Regular Price: $34.99 per bottle, $419.88 per case
Sale Price: $29.99 per bottle, $359.88 per case

2016 Palazzo Rosso di Montalcino
Tuscany, Italy
Palazzo Rosso di Montalcino is basically a ‘declassified Brunello’: all of the 4 hectares of vineyards at Palazzo are formally registered as Brunello DOCG, but the winery reserves a small portion to making Rosso (where they could be producing Brunello instead). An extremely enjoyable wine that is suitable for any kind of dish, grilled or roasted meats, pasta dishes, cold cuts and medium-aged cheeses.
91 Points James Suckling
Regular Price: $39.99 per bottle, $479.88 per case
Sale Price: $32.99 per bottle, $395.88 per case

2016 Palazzo Brunello di Montalcino
Tuscany, Italy
Palazzo is a traditionally-made Brunello (large oak only) from the South-Eastern part of the production area. It has an intense ruby red color, which tends towards garnet with age. Scented, high-toned aromas of red berries, sweet spices and flowers, with a note of candied red cherry emerging with air. Fine-grained and floral, offering excellent energy and lift in the mouth, and attractive inner-mouth perfume to its red berry flavors. Finishes clean and persistent, with smooth tannins.
91 points Vinous
Regular Price: $84.99 per bottle, $1019.88 per case
Sale Price: $69.99 per bottle, $839.88 per case

2015 Michele Castellani Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore “San Michele”
Veneto, Italy
This wine shows off an intense ruby color with garnet highlights. The Ripasso vinification process yields complex aromas of blackberries, plums and fruit juice with light notes of leather, cedar and spices. Medium-bodied and supple on the palate, polishing tannins and balanced acidity. Complex yet accessible, San Michele is ideal for all red meat, rich pasta dishes, spicy sausage, tangy BBQ and cheeses.
91 points Wine Spectator
Regular Price: $29.99 per bottle, $359.88 per case
Sale Price: $22.99 per bottle, $275.88 per case

2015 Michele Castellani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico “Colle Cristi”
Veneto, Italy
From the Ca’ del Pipa vineyard, Amarone Colle Cristi is made with a careful selection of all the local grape varietals grown in the Valpolicella area. Following the traditional Amarone process, the grapes are air-dried for 4 months, then crushed. The resulting wine is aged in a combination of large oak barrels and French barriques for at least 3 years, where it develops the full, intense taste Amarone is known for. Intense garnet red color. The bouquet is intense and elegant with notes of ripe fruit and spices. Smooth and full-bodied on the palate, Colle Cristi offers notes of chocolate and truffles and lots of dried fruit aromas. Ideal with red meat, roasts, game and seasoned cheeses.
92 points Wine Spectator
Regular Price: $69.99 per bottle, $839.88 per case
Sale Price: $54.99 per bottle, $659.88 per cas