Antonio Caggiano Tauri Irpinia Aglianico 2018Antonio Caggiano Tauri Irpinia Aglianico 2018
Antonio Caggiano Tauri Irpinia Aglianico 2018
Ruby red colour. The scent of red fruits of the forest and black plums. A soft taste and a lost lasting with final aroma of black pepper and green chilli.
It is one of the most spectacular wineries in Campania: you can walk astonished between tens of thousands of bottles arranged in recesses extracted from the stones walls.
You can see everywhere the wine oaks where they make the great wines of Taurasi, such as Macchia dei Goti, Salae Domini and Taurì, perfect.
The founder, Antonio Caggiano, has been for years a passionate and enthusiastic photographer travelling all around the world: from the cold of the Artic lands to the African desert, from the United States to South America and eventually from the old family vineyard (Salae Domini) to the works for the realization of his winery that began in 1990.
Antonio decides to found his company pushed by an irrepressible desire to give voice to the history and traditions of his loved Taurasi.
The distinctive trait of his spectacular winery is soon clear walking by the numerous fascinating small tunnels: it is not just a place in which barrels, bottles and vats are stored but a real museum of the viticulture.
In every corner, on each wall and in the multiples recesses obtained from the stones walls, it is possible to see typical tools and utensils used by the winemakers. Together with the tools and the barrels, you can find a variety of wood, glass and stone artworks, some realized by Antonio himself and some others given as a gift by artist friends. They make the atmosphere even more evocative.
Nowadays the company is run by Antonio’s son Giuseppe, called Pino by everyone who, helped by his father, thanks to a meticulous work in the vineyard and a passionate and precise wine interpretation, contributed to the achievement of a qualitative and characteristic style that has marked Antonio Caggiano’s company as a big interpreter of the Irpinia wines.
Ayunta Nerello Mascalese Rosso 2019 SicilyAyunta Nerello Mascalese Rosso 2019 Sicily
Ayunta Nerello Mascalese Rosso 2019 Sicily
This is Ayunta,a family owned, little grape farm & winery, running 2,8 hectares of old vineyards at almost 700 meters above the sea level on the northern slopes of the Mount Etna in Sicily, close to the little village of Randazzo, about one our driving north the city of Catania.Our focus is to produce wines with the best personality of the terroir and the indigenous grapes from Mount Etna.
We work manually in the vineyards, using no chemicals and winemaking in artisan way only the best grapes.In our wines we look for elegance, balance and freshness, to report the pure taste of the terroir and all the differences of every vintages in every single vineyards.
Our winemaking protocol is very easy: only grapes and only time.
We release our wines only once ready.
Bruna Grimaldi Barolo Badarina 2017Bruna Grimaldi Barolo Badarina 2017
Bruna Grimaldi Barolo Badarina 2017
Badarina is the symbolic vineyard of our family. It is the expression of the power and minerality that characterize the terroir of Serralunga d’Alba. Here, a unique microclimate and terroir require more time for the Nebbiolo to ripe. The resulting wine is a Barolo of extraordinary complexity which is distinguished by the intensity of the aromas and the great structure. Ethereal bouquet, with red fruits, raspberries, herbs, balsamic hints that emerge with aging. Important tannins, freshness and minerality, for a Barolo of energy that improves over time. Food pairing: rich dishes such as mains with meat, game, stew and matured cheese.
Bruna Grimaldi and her husband Franco manage their 15 hectares of vineyards, which are spread in various plots across the Langhe area. The fragmentation of the vineyards is one of the strengths of the business because it allows them to offer high quality from the different terroirs that make up the Langhe where microclimates, soils and exposures convey important and unique characteristics to the wines. Vineyard maintenance is highly manual and organic cultivation is used, keeping yields low. In the winery, selection of grapes is meticulous, and very low levels of sulphites are used at bottling.
Cascina Val Del Prete Barbera D’Alba 2020 ItalyCascina Val Del Prete Barbera D’Alba 2020 Italy
Cascina Val Del Prete Barbera D’Alba 2020
Fermented and aged in stainless steel tank, this stunning Barbera D’Alba is bright and fresh, with impressive depth and concentration.
“Val del prete”, a name with ancient origins. The story tells, in fact, that around 1850 the walls of the farmhouse were inhabited by the abbot Felice de Grèsy forced into exile. However, the first news dates back to a hundred years earlier, when the farmhouse was owned by the Countess of Cornegliano Adelaide Cristina Perez Binelli, wife of Paolo Giuseppe Giza Asinari de Grèsy. Since then the estate was handed down by inheritance until 1977, when it was bought by Bartolomeo Roagna di Priocca d’Alba, at the time a sharecropper on behalf of the de Grèsy family. Although in those times there was the phenomenon of emigration and abandonment of the countryside, Bartolomeo, together with his wife Carolina and children, believing in the potential of these lands, decided to plant his first vineyards of Barbera and Nebbiolo in the amphitheater in front of the farmhouse. allocating the production to the sale of grapes and bulk wine. He also dedicated the remaining part of the land to the cultivation of peaches, and the flat lands to arable land, from which to obtain the sustenance for the calves raised in the farm’s stable. The diligence, dedication and intuition assisted him, and over the years they allowed him to expand the property, buying other neighboring land to be used as a vineyard. So it was that, with the help of his sons, he planted the Arneis variety, a native Roero vine, which had recently returned to the fore. Only in 1995 did his son Mario, supported by his wife Maria Carla, take over the reins of the company, deciding to abandon fruit growing and breeding, devoting himself exclusively to viticulture and the production of quality wines. Shortly thereafter he chose to follow the path of natural agriculture and to bottle the entire wine production. Since 2013, the current 10 hectares of vineyards planted with Arneis, Barbera and Nebbiolo are certified organic. Time flies, and since 2010 his son Giovanni took part in the family business, bringing a fresh breath of enthusiasm to the production process.
Ceretto Nebbiolo D’Alba Bernardina 2016 ItalyCeretto Nebbiolo D’Alba Bernardina 2016 Italy
Ceretto Nebbiolo D’Alba Bernardina 2016 Floral-toned strawberry aromas lead to medium-weight, fleshy and juicy berry fruit flavours underpinned by a lightly charred spiciness, vivid acidity and structured tannins; a generous wine.
Drinking Window 2018 – 2021
Constantino Aria Nero D’Avola 2016 SicilyConstantino Aria Nero D’Avola 2016 Sicily
Constantino Aria Nero D’Avola 2016
Intense aromas of berries and spices, In the mouth it’s round, with good
structure and personality.
We are a agricultural company founded in Partinico in 1960, cultivating with
passion for three generations 55 hectares of vineyards located in the area
between Monreale and Partinico(30km away from Palermo). Located with
an average proximity of 10-15km to the sea, the vineyards receive all the
benefits from the sea breeze. Our vision is to offer our global partners a wide
range of high quality wines and produce authentic products of this beautiful
island, with it’s remarkable tradition and very old roots.
Cos Frappato 2020 SicilyCos Frappato 2020 Sicily
Cos Frappato 2020
Three friends founded Azienda Agricola COS, in 1980: Giambattista Cilia, Cirino Strano and Giusto Occhipinti. The acronym of their last names is where the name for the winery – COS – comes from.
OUR WINES TELL OUR STORY AND THE STORY OF OUR ANCESTRAL LANDS.
For over 3000 years, the Earth has had grape vines. This is an extraordinary gift that we have been given and that we have received with humility and work with in our own way. We are always looking to work as artists in terms of our concept of a wine. This has enabled us to undertake a very difficult path but one that we are fully satisfied with and that we intend to pursue wholeheartedly. For the past 30 years, we have been creating our history and putting it into every glass of our wine, our story, the story of our ancestral lands.
“Supercharged with bright crunchy berry & cranberry aromas. Redcurrants and raspberry on the palate with fine chalky mineral tannins. The Frappato is left on skins for an entire year and is aged in cement tanks and Anfora (pithos).”
De Vasari Chianti Riserva 2015 ItalyDe Vasari Chianti Riserva 2015 Italy
De Vasari Chianti Riserva 2015
Red currant, earth, tobacco and dried herb aromas. Medium bodied palate with red fruits, elements of earth, dried herbs and spicy tobacco and leather. Slightly chalky tannins and bright acidity.
Cantina dei Vini Tipici dell’ Aretino is an association of winemakers bringing together more than 400 members. Collectively, they own more than 800 hectares of vineyards under cultivation, specializing in Arezzo area of Tuscany, and the production of organically farmed grapes for the production of Chianti. De Vasari is a tribute to famous painter and architect, Giorgio Vasari, who was born in Arezzo in 1511 and responsible for the incredible Uffizi Museum and the Piazza Grande in Florence, as well as the famous ‘Logge del Vasari’ in his hometown of Arezzo.
Established in 1970 the winery began the following year his work with the vinification of 10.006 quintals of grapes delivered. Members and grapes delivered are gradually increased, the initial structures modernized and expanded to their current total capacity of over one hundred thousand hectolitres’. The average annual contribution is about sixty thousand quintals of fruit, with a focus on quality at an incredible value above all else.
Cantina dei Vini Tipici dell’ Aretino are proud of their focus on sustainable farming and production, whilst respecting tradition and driving innovation. De Vasari is now exclusively using Noma Cork, a plant based and 100% recyclable material and their commitment to solar energy in the winery and recycling of water. This with their commitment to supporting Organic and Biodynamic farmers in the region qualifies them for IFC, BRC, ISO and BIO (organic) certifications.
Della Staffa Ciliegio 2018Della Staffa Ciliegio 2018
Danilo Marcucci, the ‘Yoda of natural wine’, has created a cherry bomb. The grape itself is named after the Italian for cherry, but Marcucci has really lived up to the name here. Easy acidity, light levels of spice, and juicy, fleshy red fruit