The Custoza 'Selezione Piona' by Albino Piona comes from an assembly of Garganega, Trebbiano, Tai, Cortese, Italic Riesling, Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay. All the grapes are vinified separately in order to maximize the characteristics of each one. Very fragrant with aromatic notes. Its taste is sapid, round, delicate, with a right body, dry but without harshness.
'Plus' Venezia Giulia, Cru range, was born from a single vineyard with screws of over 60 years, on top of a beautifully exposed hill, the best example of Bastianich native Friulan. 10% of the grapes are subjected to a drying period to further concentrate the fruit note of the old vines. The equivalent of a White Amarone.
Chiarandà Gift Box 'The Great Vintages' by Donnafugata is a splendid gift for lovers of this extraordinary Chardonnay. The special box in gold-screen printed wood contains 3 bottles of historical Chiarandà vintages (2005-2007-2012) of 750 ml. and a corkscrew with blades, ideal for old vintages.
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Ben Ryé Gift Packaging 'The Great Vintages' by Donnafugata is a splendid gift for lovers of this extraordinary Zibibbo standard-bearer of the cellar. The special screen-printed wooden box contains 3 bottles of historical vintages (2006 - 2010 - 2013) from Ben Ryé of 750 ml.
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Gavi dei Gavi Riserva 'D'Antan' by La Scolca is obtained with a selection of the best cuve, initially destined for the production of Gavi Black Label and only in great vintages. After an aging that can last up to 10 years, only in steel tanks and on indigenous yeasts, it reaches the bottle with that unmistakable intensity and nobility of sensations that only time gives to Great Wines. Rare and unique wine, to be tasted meditating on the extraordinary taste sensations: the bouquet that evokes the sea breeze, the minerality of the earth, but also exotic fruits and honey. Only the experience of almost a century of production can give this harmony, where power and finesse come together in a splendid balance, bringing us back to nature and the sensations of Antan.
'Mareneve' by Federico Graziani is the result of an idea as simple as it is daring: planting a vineyard at an extreme altitude to verify how the vines react from cold climates to high altitude volcanic soil. This 'Crystal Alchemy' combines Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Grecanico and in a small part Chenin Blanc and Carricante. Aromatic, extremely fresh and saline. Brilliant.
Greco di Tufo 'Goleto' by Tenute Capaldo (Feudi di San Gregorio group) pays homage to the deep bond that unites the winery to these lands. The most expressive vineyards were selected, 'patches of land' in the most suitable districts, whose grapes are vinified in a real 'cellar in the cellar'. And almost 10 years of experimentation preceded the arrival of this Greco di Tufo. It is obtained from vineyards (2.5 hectares) located in the San Paolo area, in the municipality of Tufo, in the Cicogna, Laura and Nassano districts. The plants date back to 1988 and grow near the ancient sulfur mines. 80% of the mass is aged in barriques and barrels of 20 hectoliters and the remaining 20% in amphora, followed by 12 months in the bottle.
The 'Derthona' by Borgogno is the fruit of the aging of at least 18 months of Timorasso: an ancient wine, brought back to life, characterized by power, structure, mineral complexity and other aromatic characteristics that suggest vast margins of evolution over time. Aging accentuates the aromatic note, the mineral one and the hydrocarbon, peculiarity of the vine.
The 'Costa del Vento' by Vigneti Massa is simply 'White Wine' named, but it is truly a great wine. A Tortonese that contains 2 complementary souls: mineral and sapid notes combined with floral and honey hints with references to the Mediterranean scrub and lemon zest. Indomitable wine, which always gives new surprises, demonstrating surprising aging potential.
The 'Sterpi' by Vigneti Massa is simply 'White Wine' named, but it is truly an exceptional wine. Another cornerstone of the wines of Walter Massa, vinified only in the best areas in plots forgotten by time. Fresh, sapid, mineral and warm. Place for sale no earlier than 2 years from the harvest. It is one of the best Piedmontese white wines ever.
Derthona 'Montecitorio' by Vigneti Massa is a wine of great stature, deep and incisive white made from pure white berried grapes. Deep and very wide, where there are distinct references to hazelnut, honey, hay and flint, a typical mineral imprint deriving from the combination of vine and area. Full and sumptuous taste, with an imposing structure that expands in width but which is enlivened by a savory extension of a champion. Excellent.
'Pazienza' by Vigneti Massa is produced with 100% Timorasso grapes, harvested and selected entirely by hand. Maximum expression of the Tortonesi Hills from which it comes. The careful and respectful work of Massa has allowed to create this authentic and typically zonal wine. White wine with hints of acacia and lime blossom, accompanied by pleasant citrus sensations. On the palate it is full-bodied and mineral, with a pleasant persistence and freshness. Wine of great longevity. Great.
Verdicchio 'Vecchie Vigne' by Umani Ronchi is a cru that comes from the Busche vineyard. The particular position and the old vines, planted in the early 1970s, allow the grapes to be harvested only when they have reached a slight degree of over-ripening. The long aging period gives this Verdicchio particular characteristics of fullness and typicality, recognized by the majority of the sector guides with the most coveted awards.
Pinot Bianco Riserva 'Vorberg' by Terlan is made from very steep vineyards located in a strip of land called Vorberg, absolutely extraordinary for the production of Pinot Bianco, which in these lands reaches qualitative heights unimaginable elsewhere. This terroir gives it a very special energy and flavor: a rich bouquet with intriguing, fruity and harmonious aromas and an aromatic and distinctly mineral flavor. Full, complex and elegant white wine, with great aging potential capable of giving great emotions.
The Venezia Giulia Malvasia by Skerk is a pure malvasia, strongly aromatic but at the same time delicate. Fruity and floral white, it stands out for its surprising minerality, which derives from the karst soil in which it was born and from the maturation in the cellars dug entirely into limestone. Excellent organic wine, award-winning.