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CASA CONTINI 09 BIFERNO RISERV
CASA CONTINI 2009 BIFERNO RISERVA
Item: #301705
Bottle Size:750ml
$12.95
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Located in the most obscure Italian region of all, Molise, Casa Contini is from the Eastern coast of Central Italy, in a place so remote, that in a country the size of California, Read More...
only 1 in 100 Italians have been there. Casa Contini is a spectacular vineyard site (with a small house) owned for three generations by the Botter family. Luca is in the wine bottling business, and is one of the most successful in the country, but he also owns this quirky patch of land that produces amazing, varietally classic fruit. Moreover, he ages the wine in large oak barrels for several years, gently and patiently imparting soft tannic structure into the wine. The result? A riserva that are immensely pleasing, ready to drink immediately, and a remarkable value.

This Southern Italian blend is wonderfully smooth and balanced. Made from two of our favorite “underrated” varietals, Montepulciano and Aglianico, Casa Contini’s Biferno Riserva is atypical of many of its ungainly Southern counterparts, whose alcohol tends to be too hot, and fruits overripe. Rather, it is like a Northern Italian in its cool smoothness, with a smoky blackberry, chestnut, and peppery-sweet aroma that delights the senses. With further aeration, this wine opens up even more, revealing dark and ripe, red plums, dark spices, Italian hillside (scrub brush-- Italian 'garrique'), sweet tobacco and cola berry. Perhaps even better than the interplay between sweet fruits, spices and earthiness in the mouth-- which is heavenly-- is the impeccable balance. The fruit is perfectly ripe, not overly so, and matched by firm-yet-silky tannins and light acidity. Mid-palate red and black plums and strawberry tea flavors lead to a lengthy, tasty finish. Enjoy with pot roast, chicken and rice, cheeses and charcuterie, light game, grilled sausages. Bellissimo!
DI MAJO NORANTE 13 SANGIOVESE
DI MAJO NORANT 2013 SANGIOVESE
Item: #301236
Bottle Size:750ML
$8.98
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WINERY NOTES - This Sangiovese exhibits fresh aromas of woodland berries, violets, tea leaves and sweet spice. Deliciously smooth, plush and juicy on the palate with loads of Read More...
ripe fruit, Di Majo Sangiovese is recommended with brick-oven pizzas, chorizo and granular cheeses such Parmigiano-Reggiano or aged Gouda.

Consistently one of the better value Sangioveses on the market.
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