Our 3,000 square feet underground temperature-controlled cellar now includes a selection of 10,000+ wines from many different wineries and vintages. This selection represents the world's finest growing regions from such diverse areas as California, Oregon, Washington, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Australia and Portugal.
- Item #: i_302580Bottle Size: 750MLArgiolas has long been the quality leader on the previously overlooked island of Sardegna (Sardinia). The island's Cannonau based wines have become sought after since a daytime TV host suggested that perhaps drinking Cannonau contributed to the islanders' longevity. We make no such health claims but we do enjoy the flavors of Cannonau which turns out to be Grenache (Garnacha). Argiolas Costera is composed of 90% Cannonau, 5% Bovale Sardo and 5% Carignano (Carignan) grown on the calcareous soils of the Costera vineyard.
- Item #: i_302784Bottle Size: 750mlComing from the Sassari area of Sardinia, this is a medium-full bodied, flavor intense expression of the variety. As importer Oliver McCrum describes it, "aromas and flavors of lemon-peel, flowers and ‘macchia,’ the smell of the wild herbs that surround the limestone-rich vineyards. Fresh acidity makes this a very versatile food wine (a natural choice with seafood), and I love it as a dry aperitif too."
- Item #: i_301562Bottle Size: 750mlOrganically Farmed/Certified Biodynamic
Dettori takes pride that they use no synthetic chemicals in the vineyard, nor do they make additions and "corrections" to the wine apart from minimal additions of sulfites as needed (no SO2 is added to the must, though, so that the native yeast can do their job). Unfiltered, unfined, and and aged in cement, not oak. The winemakers suggest pouring the wine and giving it time to "breathe." Their philosophy about wines can be summed up as: "They are what they are, not what you make them."
Dettori's Tuderi is a soft, full-bodied wine that's warming and sweetly-fruited, without much skin extract (it's a type of Grenache, which loves sunny, mediterranean climates). It's also a great food partner that excels with thick red sauces, meats, and pasta. It also pairs perfectly with the local goat's milk cheese, Pantaleo, or with the aged Percorino Sardo, made from sheep's milk.
- Item #: i_302525Bottle Size: 750mlORGANICALLY FARMED
The winery prides itself with being as much in tune with nature as possible. Minimal in their intervention, opting for neutral ageing vessels rather than oak, and only adding minimal sulfites to protect the wine. Electrical energy in the winery is only used for de-stemming and for the bottling equipment. The pruning, grape stems and pomace are all returned to the earth. They have also reduced the weight of the bottles and try to use recycled materials for all packaging materials.