Tuscan Maestro’s Acclaimed Chianti
Collezione di Paolo Chianti 2015
“Paolo Masi makes wines with irreproachably clean fruit and
abundant personality,” says Gambero Rosso, Italy’s top wine guide.
Don’t miss out on this latest release, sporting a top medal from a big
Villa Famia di Farnese Montepulciano 2015
Critic Robert Parker is a big fan of this “wine to buy by the car load.”
As you’ll taste, nobody is better at drawing out Montepulciano’s lush,
black-fruit flavors than the masterful Filippo Baccalaro. A rich
example of Italy’s stellar 2015 vintage.
Star Winemaker’s Southern Italian
Villa Quinziana 2015
Three-time Vinita/yWinemaker of the Year Angelo Maci has been a
crucial force in building southern Italy’s reputation for world-class
wines. Crafted from his prized, ancient vines, this succulent, black-
fruited gem demonstrates his skill.
The ‘Ultimate’ Southern Italian Red
Ultima Edizione NV
Here’s a BIG customer favorite from Italy’s decorated Farnese Vini
(Luca Maroni’s 2016 Winery of the Year). It’s an award-winning blend
of velvety Montepulciano, spicy Sangiovese, luscious Primitivo and
inky Negroamaro – made for rich, meaty meals.
Gold-Medal Super Tuscan
Saracosa Rosso di Toscana 2015
The aarbanera family’s flagship is “one of the all-time great Super
Tuscan reds.” This far more affordable Favorite’s made with the same
Sangiovese-based blend, and has its own history of acclaim. Enjoy
the new, gold medal 2015.
Principe Strozzi Chianti DOCG 2014
Succulent, cherry-laced find from the legendary Strozzi family,
who’ve made history (and royally delicious wine) in Tuscany for
centuries. Crafted by the legendary Franco aernabei, this Chianti is
what they serve at family feasts.
99-Point(!) Super Tuscan
If you haven’t had the aarbanera’s sumptuous, barrel-aged Super
Tuscan yet, now’s the time to get your taste. The previous two
vintages scored 98 and 97 points – and the exciting 2013 boasts a
jaw-dropping gg-point rating from expert Luca Maroni.
Gold-Medal Italian ‘Dark Horse’
Corsiero ‘Vero 2015
Puglia’s treasured Nero di Troia grape is steeped in legend. From the
super-talented Mario Ercolino, this deep, dark red is full of southern
warmth and boasts a proud gold medal; it’s a winner with rich
pastas, meats or mature cheeses.
Northern Italian Red Rarity
Picco Attila 2015
Named for a legendary hill built by Atilla the Hun’s soldiers, this
barrel-aged, top-vintage red blends Merlot with local Venezie star,
Refosco. Look forward to waves of dark plum, fig, espresso and spice
and pair with hearty meat ragu.
Blockbuster Sicilian Cabernet
Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Thanks to the incredible 2015 vintage, now is a fantastic time to
discover Sicily’s rich, ripe reds. Simone Cortese’s generously barrel-
aged Cabernet has an incredible depth of plummy-blackberry flavor
with steak-ready, chocolaty tannins.