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Italian Red Trio


La Ca Nova Barbaresco "Montefico vigna Bric Mentina" 2013 - $38
Traditional winemaking at its best. Great grapes, long ferment, gentle use of oak. "Rich, ample and explosive. A host of dark stone fruit, tobacco, licorice, smoke and leather make a strong firswt impression before the clean, bracing tannins, a Montefico signature, kick in to give the wine its shape and backbone. There is so much to like in this powerful, classically built Barbaresco." - Galloni, Vinous

Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino "Riserva" 2010 - $75
Best lots chosen by Terralsole for Riserva, looking for concentration and structure. Riservas are released at least 5 years after harvest, but Terralsole waits longer. This will evolve and improve through 2030 (at least!). Tart wild cherries, blackberries, amaro, dusty tannins, mouth-watering acid, pleasingly bittersweet. Spicy 45 second finish.

Salvatore Molettieri Taurasi "Vigna Cinque Querce" 2006 - $49
This is a reserva from the "Vigna Cinque Terce" in Campania, southern Italy, not far from Mount Vesuvius. Clay/calcareous soils, 2.2 tons per acre in yield. Feremented in stainless steel then aged 4 years in a combination of barriques and large oak casks. At ten years of age, this is still a young pup, showing dark berry/cherry liqueur, anise, allspice, sweet earth and peppercorn smells and flavors. Medium acidity, soft tannins. Shows more fruit than oak. 45 second finish of liqueur, barrel and earthy spice.

More Information
Wine Type Red
Vintage 2012
Bottle Size 750ml