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Small family estate founded in 1920 by the current owner’s grandfather. A human-scale business (15 hectares) where meticulous work is joined by refined technology.
Opening its doors to blends made with a large variety of varietals, the Langhe appellation allows many estates to step out of traditions. This particular cuvee has been in production since 2000.
Produced in Puglia, this wine’s name is inspired by the now-proven native link between local varietal Primitivo and Zinfandel… Which makes them cousins of sorts! This wine is generous on the palate with accents of ripe fruit, spices and roasted coffee.
Pala estate was crowned "Emerging Winery of the Year 2014" by the Gambero Rosso guide. The Bovale varietal, the main grape of the blend, can also be found in Spain under the name Graciano.
|Ratings:||GR 1 bicchieri (blanc ou noir) ESP 15.5|
A mouth-filling wine also accessible in its youth made from Aglianico? Challenge accepted by this producer, who definitely upped quality standards for this varietal, sometime difficult to master.
Counting many hundred vine hectares in Sicily, the Tasca d’Almerita family is one of the leading winemakers on this large Mediterranean island.
Winner of the Best Value 2014 from Gambero Rosso with this cuvee, Cantine Rallo first built its reputation around Marsala and specialises in local varietals.
From the south west of Sicily, this wine is part of the only DOCG appellation of the province. The Cerasuolo di Vittoria name comes from “cerasa” meaning cherry. And the proof is in the glass.
Pelissero combines dynamism, innovation and complete commitment to operations. The estate’s Langhe, a 100% Nebbiolo cuvee, is full of ripe red fruit and floral accents; a great pleasure-price value.
No. 86 of the 2016 Top 100
“A dense and tarry red that glides on the silky palate, with mouthwatering acidity framing flavors of blueberry puree, chocolate-covered cherry, vanilla, dried thyme and oak spice. An expressive version in a modern style, yet refined and harmonious overall, with the grippy finish echoing the ripe fruit and tarry mineral character. Drink now through 2027.”
Easily spotted thanks to the rhinoceros displayed on the house’s labels, the estate behind this cuvee is a true star in Piedmont and its most prestigious appellations.
This is the sole blended cuvee of the estate, a Nebbiolo specialist. The wine has been in production for the past five vintages only; a recent creation for a domain that dates backs to 1881, and already quite a success.
“Oberto's 2013 Barolo is supple, forward and absolutely delicious. Now with a year in bottle, the 2013 is super-expressive. Sweet red cherry, plum, leather, rose petal and sweet spice infuse the succulent finish. The straight Barolo is done in a mid-weight, accessible style that has quite a bit to offer. In other words, it is everything an entry-level Barolo should be. I loved it. Best from 2017 through 2025.”
“There's purity to the cherry, strawberry, floral and spice aromas and flavors is this red, which is firmly structured yet elegant and graceful, with sweet fruit matching the dusty tannins on the lingering finish. Best from 2018 through 2028.”
Masters of Sangiovese and made with an organic approach, this special selection represents what they do best in Chianti. Discover it in its very first vintage!