Italian Wine buying made easy
Italy… Wine… Food... These three words have been linked for centuries - just look at paintings by DaVinci and Michelangelo. Italians have been perfecting the harmony between wine and food since Biblical days and today’s offerings reflect their timeless passion.
Pighin Bianco Terre di Risano 2004
The undisputed rising star among Italy's fine wine producing regions since the early 1970s has been the northeast, notably the province of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia. The soils in this area were created during the Quaternary period by the rushing waters of melting glaciers which carried rocky debris coastward, leaving successively finer and finer gravel deposits creating an environment ideal for producing crisp, elegant white wines of fine fruit purity. Cheese pairing: Baita Friuli, Montasio, Robiola
Cascina Adelaide Cannubi Barolo DOCG 2001
Despite its location just below the castello of Barolo itself, Cascina Adelaide was basically unknown outside the local area until Amabile Drocco bought the property in 1999 and began modernization. Investment was made in new equipment, a top agronomist and winemaker were engaged, and a new state-of-the-art gravity-fed winery building.
One of the top producers in an area where world-class wine is already the tradition.
Cheese pairing: Castelmagno, Toma, Grana
Cascina Adelaide Barbera 'Vigna Preda' 2003
Cascina Adelaide has been a working winery with its own "cru" vineyards - vineyards recognized on the basis of exposure, altitude, and soil characteristics as among those producing the highest quality grapes in the region - for over 100 years. The 2003 vintage was exceptional for Cascina Adelaide's Barbera fruit, and demanded being made "big." A very powerful Barbera, made to improve with cellaring. Cheese pairing: Briscole Barbera, Montasio, Blue del Moncenisio
Cabreo Il Borgo Red Wine Tuscany 2001
In the latter part of 2000, the Folonari family of Cabreo IL Borgo redefined its company structure. Previously a single entity with extensive estate holdings in Tuscany and particularly in the commune of Greve in the Chianti zone, the family was owner of the primary Nozzole and Ruffino brands. Cheese pairing: Parmigiano Reggiano, Boschetto, Renero
Borgo Di Colloredo Molise Rosso 2003
The Winery is located in the Molise region country side, on the gentle hills which slope to the Adriatic Sea, where the suitability of the soil and the ideal climate for the cultivation of wine represents a great advantage. The Di Giulio’s Family has lived in this area for over fifty years and only produces wines with the hand picked and carefully stored grapes from privately owned vineyards. Cheese pairing: Ubriaco, Parmigiano Reggiano
Either as a gift by themselves or an accompaniment to any one of our clubs, these items are sure to please. You'll be able to try out new wines and more than likely be
pleasantly surprised for a change.