Italian Reds

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

international show.


Top-Estate Montepulciano

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.


Top-Estate Chianti

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

Vecciano 2013

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.