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Vallerosa Bonci Verdicchio Manciano 2012 – 13.57 – The grape has been grown in the Le Marche Adriatic region since the 1400s. This Verdicchio Dei Castelli de Jesi has DOC status, the more prominent of two Verdicchio appellations. It is straw yellow in color and has hints of anise and sage in the nose. With a medium yet delicate finish this wine is an excellent aperitif or seafood accompaniment. These are the wines that were packaged in the fish shaped bottles in the 60’s and 70’s. Pretty classic lemony zesty acid. Has some of the more lush pear and mineral of its more expensive sibling.
Schiavenza Dolcetto D’Alba 2012 ● BD – 13.97 – Originally thought by growers to be a competitor to Beaujolais Nouveau, the Dolcetto wines have proven much bigger than this. Made 100% from the Dolcetto grape (little sweet one in Italian) this dry red wine is deep garnet in color with a fruity nose and a pleasant yet strong finish. It pairs well with traditional Italian dishes such as pasta, pizza or white meat dishes. Black fruited, floral, straightforward. Named after the sharecroppers who used to work the vineyards. Farmed biodynamically, vinified in cement cisterns by sisters Enrica & Maura Allesandria.
Germano Langhe Nebbiolo 2012 – 22.57 – Made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes taken from 30 year old vines, this wine is first aged in stainless steel and then in the bottle. It has a ruby red color with a fruit and flower bouquet. This full bodied wine finishes very smooth with hints of tannin and astringency. It is an excellent pairing with red meat dishes. Rich and dark with nice herby undergrowth character. Just outside the Barolo zone (a few hundred yards north of Serralunga). Roses, tar, and earth, firm tannins, and very pretty dark cherry acidity.
Drusian Brut Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG NV – 16.57 – Made from Prosecco grapes grown in the Valdobbiadene region and fermented in tanks according to the Charmat method, this white sparkling wine has aromas of green apple, citrus, fresh vegetables with a pleasing note of bread and a crisp, dry finish. It is good as an aperitif or with fish. Ripeness beyond lemon into more lime and tangerine like flavors, bright acid is tempered a bit by some creaminess and stonefruit on the finish. New winery built in 1998 after three generations of winemaking. No pesticides, no insecticides, only organic fertilizers are used. Hilly terrain. Charmat method.