Some Italian Stallion...
2015 Vintage | 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Negrara/Rossignola
Highly extracted. Reminiscent of plums, figs, almonds, black pepper, brown spice. Complex with flavours that all come together harmoniously. The ripe sweet fruit is beautiful on the palate, but finishes dry. Drinking well now, although with big tannins.
2016 Vintage | Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc and Malbec
French President Charles De Gaulle publicly praised this wine as an excellent Bordeaux, and was then told it was Italian. It was then re-named Capo di Stato (Head of State), a wine which was created by Gasparini for offical events hosted in Venice by City Council.
Made from a blend of old clones of Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc and Malbec, this wine is counted as one of Italy's finest. 50 year old vines from a little historic appellation 50km north of Venice, at 110m above sea level that has always crafted Bordeaux blends.
2015 Vintage | 100% Nebbiolo - Biodynamic
This red combines macerated cherry, strawberry, floral, licorice and sweet spice aromas and flavors with a civilized, well-integrated matrix of tannins. Tense and lively, with mineral and tobacco elements emerging on the long aftertaste. Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator Magazine, 93 pts.
Case price: $411.50, bottle deposits & HST included