All wines over $25 per bottle will be vintage specific. In the case the listed vintage is out of stock, we will inform you via email for approval to go ahead.
World Wine – Vinous - Il Greppo's 2015 Rosso di Montalcino is absolutely gorgeous. Sweet tobacco, dried red cherry, cedar, rosemary, mint and anise give the Rosso lovely aromatic complexity, but it is the wine's body and resonance that stand out most. A wine of real stature and depth, Biondi-Santi's 2015 Rosso is all class, not to mention a real overachiever in my tastings and a rare Rosso that delivers the goods big time. Sadly, it won't come cheaply.
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – The 2018 Perlato del Bosco is a pure expression of Sangiovese that can be considered its own little island of winemaking within the Tua Rita portfolio. Sangiovese is always a gamble when cultivated within close proximity of the coastline. But in the deft hands of the Tua Rita team, the grape offers a new side that is worlds apart from the aromas and flavors we associate with other celebrated expressions made in Montalcino and Chianti Classico, both located further inland. This wine reminds me of the Poggio Valente by Fattoria Le Pupille (also 100% Sangiovese from Maremma). That's a wine that always punches above its weight, as is this. In fact, both Perlato del Bosco and Poggio Valente are guided by consulting winemaker Luca D'Attoma. This wine is aged in large oak casks (20 hectoliters) to allow for slow and careful integration. Past vintages went into barrique, but one of the big changes recently was to move this wine to bigger, more traditional oak vessels that are better suited to this this sometimes-difficult grape that can easily go flat with too much oxygen. These results speak of Tuscany, and you get wild berries and cherries with some of the brambly, Mediterranean notes that give the wine a lasting sense of place. Some 35,000 bottles were produced, and this wine hits the market in October 2020.
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – Robert Parker - Lots of big, dark fruit and a lack of water in the grapes define the unique personality of the 2017 Le Volte dell'Ornellaia. This is a highly extracted and succulent expression that delivers abundant fruit sweetness. The key to this vintage was waiting for proper ripeness, says estate manager and winemaker Axel Heinz. "The grapes continued to get smaller throughout the summer," he says. That lack of water resulted in very concentrated fruit, giving this entry-level wine a rich and modern feel as a result.