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Cellier New Arrivals - March, 2015 | New products

Regular price: $19.80
See product page: Paolo Scavino Vino Rosso 2018
Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Merlot
Red wine
Italy
750 ml
SAQ code: 12448902

This 2013 vintage marks Enrico Scavino’s 63rd vinification at the estate, founded in 1920 by his grandfather Paolo.  A well-established family expertise that is confirmed in the glass.

Regular price: $18.90
See product page: Albino Piona Bianco di Custoza 2017
Bianco di Custoza DOC/DOP
Tocai, Trebbiano, Cortese, Garganega
White wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 12469383

After last year’s success with its 100% Corvina red wine cuvee, Piona estate once again charms us with this white combining a judicious mix of local varietals. 

Regular price: $20.20
See product page: Di Majo Norante Aglianico Biorganic 2014
Molise DOC/DOP
Aglianico
Red wine
Italy, Molise
750 ml
SAQ code: 12476591
Organic product

Having a profound respect for nature, Di Majo Norante estate produces this wine from organically-grown very old vines and fashions the cuvee with a decidedly modern style.

Ratings: GR 2 bicchieri (rouge) AIS 3 grappoli
Regular price: $20.50
See product page: Silvano Piacentini Valpolicella ripasso Superiore 2013
Valpolicella Ripasso DOC/DOP
Corvina, Rondinella
Red wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 12469359

Born from the classic blend of the Valpolicella DOC, this wine enjoyed a second fermentation with Amarone marc for 12 to 15 days. A technique that earns the wine the “Ripasso” mention. 

Regular price: $21.05
See product page: Tommasi Rafael Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2014
Valpolicella DOC/DOP
Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara
Red wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 00711994

This small business originally founded by grandfather Giacommo Tommasi today spans over 200 hectares of vines located on the most beautiful vineyards of the region.  Rafaèl is the name of the unique parcel the cuvee is born from.

Regular price: $19.80
See product page: Prà Otto Soave Classico 2018
Soave DOC/DOP
Garganega
White wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 11587134

Associated with the Soave DOC revival, Graziano Prà puts his incredible talent to use in this Garganega cuvee born from vineyards aged 30 to 60 years. Notes of jasmine, honeydew, white pepper and lime intertwine in a very elegant mouth.

Regular price: $23.10
See product page: G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso 2016
Langhe DOC/DOP
Barbera, Dolcetto, Freisa, Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 12464953

One of the producers at the estate compares the benefits of marrying different varietals in a cuvee for better complementarity to a soccer team, in which every player is part of the team success.

Regular price: $22.05
See product page: Bertani Novarè 2015
Corvina
Red wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 12469341

In this vineyard, we quite uncommonly let grapes grow in the shade until September, and let the sun shine on them a full month before harvest. This type of “second maturation” yields a very novel profile.

Regular price: $24.60
See product page: Castello di Neive Barbaresco 2014
Barbaresco DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 12466377

Not well known of the general public, Castello di Neive has been part of the Piedmont wine landscape for ages. But with a Barbaresco at such price point, the estate will fast get the attention it deserves.

Regular price: $25.35
See product page: Ca' Rugate Monte Alto 2014
Soave DOC/DOP
Garganega
White wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 12469375

Harvested late October for more richness, this wine also enjoyed a partial fermentation in oak casks. The result? A surprising Soave sure to dazzle your taste buds.  

Regular price: $26.30
See product page: Masi Grandarella 2014
Delle Venezie DOC/DOP
Refosco
Red wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 10431306

Its name, Grandarella, evokes the ancestral technique of “Appasimento” typical to Veneto and at which Masi excels.  The process consists of drying the grapes outside before fermentation.

Regular price: $31.75
See product page: Gerardo Cesari Jema 2013
Corvina
Red wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 12469316

To concentrate the aromas, the grape bunches are left to dry for some 20 days before the fermentation process. An 18-month élevage in French oak casks follows to complete the process.

Regular price: $33.25
See product page: COS Rami 2016
Sicilia DOC/DOP
Grecanico, Insolia
White wine
Italy, Sicily
750 ml
SAQ code: 12461525
Organic product Orange Wine

COS is a project founded in 1980 by three friends: Cilia, Occhipinti and Strano.This “orange” wine gets its unique personality from a prolonged contact of the grape skins with the must.

Regular price: $40.00
See product page: Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano 2010
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 11809198

A reference in Piedmont, Michele Chiarlo is the seventh-generation winemaker of the family.  This Barolo is made partially from fruits of the Cerequio cru and surrounding vineyards.

Ratings: WA 92 JS 93
Regular price: $46.50
See product page: San Felice Il Grigio Gran Selezione 2014
Chianti Classico DOCG
Sangiovese
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 12480291

This family estate, the proud owner of some 140 hectares of vine, has been one of the leading producers of the region for many centuries.

SOURCES CITED

BD Le Grand Guide des vins de France de Bettane & Desseauve (out of 20)
BURG Burghound, Allen Meadows (out of 100)
D Decanter (* ** *** **** *****)
GP Guide Peñin (out of 100)
JR Jancis Robinson (out of 20)
IWC Internationall Wine Cellar, Stephen Tanzer (out of 100)
GR Gambero Rosso
RVF La Revue du vin de France (out of 20)
WA Wine Advocate, Robert Parker (out of 100)
WS Wine Spectator (out of 100)

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