'Tancredi' by Donnafugata, Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend is an important red, elegant structure and the large supply of scents; hints of licorice, cocoa and black cherry with a touch of menthol notes. Wide and enveloping structure, remarkably persistent, goes well with red meats.
COLLECTION MEDITERRANEAN ELEGANCE
'Lighea' by Donnafugata, dry version of Zibibbo, a rich aromatic bouquet among which floral notes of white and orange blossom pink hotel combines hints of peach and candied citrus peel. Sunny and bright is an ideal wine for an aperitif. Its minerality and freshness go perfectly with all the blue fish and fried fish and vegetarian.
COLLECTION VERSATILE RICH IN CHARACTER
Rosso di Mezzo by Federico Graziani is an Etna Rosso but above all it is an ongoing project that tells both today and tomorrow of the company. Obtained from the best grapes from the centenary vineyards of Passopisciaro, in the four plots owned by the district of Feudo di Mezzo and represents the future because it will also involve, in the coming years, the young ungrafted vineyard located in the heart of the same famous district. A wine where the prefillossera vines meet those originated from the mass selection work carried out on the oldest vineyards, bringing back a clear fruit and an intact plant, without any rootstock wound.
Tasting 'Red Wines' by Ceretto offers a selection of three of the most famous grape varieties from the Alba area. Daily wines par excellence, which best match Piedmontese cuisine. Exclusive use of steel to maintain the straightforward and pleasantly vinous bouquet and short macerations to contain the tannin. The tasting contains 6 bottles of 750 ml. composed as follows:
2 x Dolcetto Rossana 2019
2 x Barbera Piana 2019
2 x Nebbiolo Bernardina 2018
Elyx by Absolt is an extremely fine vodka, distilled by hand in a copper still respecting the principles of quality, integrity and craftsmanship. Distilled using delicate winter wheat grown on a single estate in southern Sweden. Elyx is hand distilled in a 1921 copper still, operated by a few select experts. Naturally soft, award-winning vodka with an intense and smooth flavor, velvety flavor and rich in character. Nicknamed 'liquid silk'. Perfect with ice or in your martinis.
'Oslavje' by Radikon is one of its most famous wines, an unconventional symbol of Collio, a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon that is harvested in September exclusively by hand and macerated on the skins in oak vats without temperature control and without the addition of selected yeasts. It remains in contact with the skins for 3-4 months and takes on that typical coppery and orange color that distinguishes it. A wonderful wine, full of character and personality, a surprising wine. Extraordinary complexity, breadth and persistence: from notes of rose and apricot to those of hazelnut and almond, with a spicy finish of incredible length. Dry, taut and very expressive sip, of great originality. Wine made as it once was with artisanal methods.
'Pignoli' by Radikon is a red wine from Collio, powerful and of great vigor obtained from Pignolo grapes, difficult to tame in the vineyard and which require care in the cellar. Young vines grown without the aid of any chemical or synthetic substance. The wine is placed in oak barrels, where it will refine for 5 years. No clarification or filtration. It fascinates from the first moment: it ranges from ripe plum to clove, from cinnamon to blackberry jam, from black pepper to mentholated hints. Vigorous, elegant taste with silky tannins. It requires patience. Wine made as it once was with artisanal methods. Complexity and rarity. Bottle for enthusiasts.
'Jakot' by Radikon is an orange wine 100% Tocai Friulano, a wine of rare longevity that is not treated in any way, neither in vinification nor in bottling. It follows that the traces of sulfur dioxide present are produced by the yeasts during fermentation, with a totally natural process. Rich and deep, very long and magnetic.
The Ribolla Gialla by Radikon is an orange wine of great charm and elegance, which embodies all the depth of Radikon wines and the grace of the typology. Wine of rare longevity that is not treated in any way. Traces of sulfur dioxide present are produced by yeasts during fermentation, with a totally natural process.
Merlot by Radikon is a legendary wine, considered by many to be the best Italian interpretation of this variety so widespread all over the world. A red resulting from a long maceration on the skins, which is almost two months, and which is left to mature in large oak barrels for at least 5 years, a very long period during which the wine takes on a dimension of incredible charm, which recalls the hand by Stanko Radikon. Velvety without being cheeky, deep and magnetic, a truly unforgettable wine, to be tried at least once in a lifetime.
The Etna Rosso DOC 'Sul Vulcano' by Donnafugata, is a surprising volcanic red. Red with an elegant bouquet with notes of berries and floral hints; delicate nuances of cinnamon and nutmeg are added. Excellent taste-olfactory correspondence with a good freshness and a harmonious tannin. Long and balanced in the final.
COLLECTION IMPRESSIONS OF TERRITORY
Champagne Brut Grand Cru by Egly-Ouriet comes only from the Grand Cru vineyards of Ambonnay, it follows a spontaneous fermentation without added yeasts and exclusively in wood. Blending of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay of which about 50% of reserve wine. The first élevage on the lees lasts about a year. Bottling without filtration. It is a champagne with a fruity bouquet and great freshness. Harmonious and strongly expressive of the terroir.
Rum Jamaica 'Parrots' 2007 13 Years is made from the Monymusk distillery in Jamaica, distilled in 2007 and bottled in 2020 from the selection of only 2 barrels for a total of 708 bottles available worldwide. It has a bright golden yellow color. Bouquet with a strong impact of ginger and saffron spices, expanded by hints of hydrocarbon, enamel, dark tobacco and seasoned wood. Complex, structured and alcoholic taste. Slow and very long release of direct olfactory sensations, on which a sumptuous tobacco closure stands out. Limited edition.
Rum Barbados 14 Years by Foursquare comes from the Barbados islands and was distilled in 2005 and bottled in 2019 in Barrel n. 80. Rum with an intense dark amber color. Bouquet of cinnamon, nutmeg and the smell of dry heather. On the palate it is characterized by aromas of sweet wood, Greek raisins and turmeric. Pleasantly citrusy finish. Limited edition of only 387 bottles.
Rum Demerara 2004 15 Years by Demerara is distilled by the historic Demerara Distillers, active since 1770. This Rum Sherry Wood was distilled in Guyana and aged in Scotland. With an intense amber yellow color, it has a bouquet characterized by fruity hints of apricot jam, ripe yellow peach, yellow rose and toffee, together with hints of vanilla, melted butter and nutmeg. Warm, rich and enveloping taste, well balanced in flavor and greedy in the references of licorice and saffron, towards a soft, clean and harmonious finish, with a very long trail of spicy notes.