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bollicine - bubbles

prosecco

100% Glera Grape in Stainless bulk Charmat method

Glass

Bottle

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Prosecco Extra Dry Cima da Conegliano

Veneto

14

39

Dry and crisp with hint of peach and roundness on the finish

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Prosecco Superiore Brut Collalto

Veneto

41

Bone Dry with intense chalky minerality and great class

2009

Prosecco "Millesimato" Extra Dry Drusian

Veneto

42

Very fine Valdobbiadene vintage bottling

2012

Prosecco di Valdobbiadene 'Primario' Ruge

Veneto

42

An extra dry style with flinty minerality and long finish

2012

Prosecco di Valdobbiadene La Vigne di Iseppo

Veneto

48

Biodynamic from steep terraced vineyards with enormous complexity

prosecco sui leviti

100% Glera Grape refermented in the bottle on the lees

2012

Prosecco Sui Lieviti la Vigne di Iseppo

Veneto

14

42

Biodynamic from the oldest producer of the "Col Fondo" style. Super complex Prosecco

 

2012

Prosecco Col Fondo "L'Essenziale" Ruge

Veneto

42

White peach fruit with intense bread-like aromas

2012

Prosecco Frizzante Naturalmente Cantina Costa Piane

Veneto

52

Bone dry with hints of green apple and a toasty yeasty quality on the nose

2012

Prosecco Prosecco Il Familiare Sui Lieviti Gregoletto

Veneto

40

franciacorta e metodo classico

Sparklers produced in the Traditional Champagne Method

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Franciacorta Brut Rose Montenisa

Lombardia

19

88

From Alessia Antinori, 100% Pinot Nero with an intense savory umami character

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Franciacorta Brut Barrone Pizzini

Lombardia

78

90% Chard/10%Pinot Nero. Hints of Flowers and yeast with a creamy texture

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Franciacorta Pas Dose il Mosnel

Lombardia

59

With no dosage, 60% Chard/30% Pinot Blanc/10% Pinot Nero, bone dry with great class

 

2004

Franciacorta Brut Rose Annamaria Clementi Ca Del Bosco

Lombardia

240

A blend of four different base Pinot Noir from three vineyards. The pinnacle of Franciacorta elegance.

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Dorigo Brut

Friuli

60

50% Chard/50% Pinot fermented in barriques and left on lees 24 months. Balanced and elegant

 

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Ferrari Brut

Trentino

16

65

100% Chardonnay, a Blanc de Blancs that is extremely versatile and balanced

2007

Francesco Bellei Rose Brut

E.Romagna

63

100% Pinot Nero with hints of ripe cherries, white pepper and breadcrust

2001

Valentino Brut Zero Riserva

Piemonte

115

100% Chardonnay, Very reminiscent of Pol Roger in style. Superb Class and length on finish.

 

2010

Verduno Pelaverga Brut Rose Castello di Verduno

Piemonte

95

Unique and indredibly complex vinous rose with hints of roses, tar, leather, iron and very focused mineral bound acidity.

2009

Dubl Aglianico Brut Rose Feudi di San Gregorio/Selosses

Campania

98

bianchi aromatici

Spumante from Aromatic white grapes of the North

2011

Malvasia Frizzante “Daphne” Medici Ermete

E.Romagna

12

39

Bone Dry Malvasia with hints of Lychee, Pear and Clove

 

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Ruggine Pedroni

E.Romagna

35

The only producer of this rare "rusty" grape. Savory with excellent acidity and balance.

 

2011

Moscato Fior d'Arancio Spumante Vignalta

Veneto

36

A

Demi Sec aromatic wine with hints of orange peel that is an excellent summer aperitif

secco leggiero della costiera

 

Bone dry coastal whites with characteristic salinity

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Onda Claudio Morelli

Marche

11

34

From the northern coast of Marche, a unique blend of Bianchello and Falanghina. Quaffable and refreshing.

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Verdicchio "Perlugo"Extra Brut Pievalta

Marche

60

Hints of hazelnut and green apple with long saline finish. Metodo Classico.

 

2008

Verdicchio Brut Riserva Garofoli

Marche

66

One of the trulky great unsung sparklers of Italy. Champagne class at an unbeatable price.

 

arancione

 

Extended Skin Contact Wine

2009

Bela Cotar

Slovenia

66

Dry Sparkler from Vitoska and Malvasia Grapes. Enormous texture and complexity.

 
 

i rosati

 

Charmat Method Rose

 

2011

Pinot Grigio Frizzante "Fiocco di Rose" Lusenti

E.Romagna

42

A

Ramato Pinot Grigio with hints of flowers and intense elegance

2011

Rosato dell'Emilia Frizzante Saetti

E.Romagna

40

From the Salamino grape of Lambrusco. Hints of fresh strawberry, yeast and wet rocks.

 

2012

Opera Rosé Ca Montanari

E.Romagna

54

A

Rare Rose Lambrusco with notes of strawberries and rose petals. Enormously pleasing.

 

2010

Pinot Nero Spumante "Ventuno"Sergio Grimaldi

Piemonte

45

Phenomenally priced Pinot Nero with hints of cherry, earth and wet stone.

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lambruschi tradizionali

The Pride of Emilia Romagna

NV

Lambrusco Grasparossa "Corleto" Villa di Corlo

E.Romagna

12

45

Superb example of Lambrusco with hints of blackberry and violets married to silky tannins

 

2012

Lambrusco Reggiano “Concerto” Medici Ermete

E.Romagna

46

Single vineyard extremely low yield Salamino Lambrusco. A benchmark wine in the area

 

2010

Lambrusco Camillo Donati

E.Romagna

45

Biodynamic and bottle fermented. An earthy, savory and dense example of artisinal Lambrusco

 

rossi frizzanti

Vinous very lightly sparkling red wines

2008

Sangue di Giuda "Paradiso" Bruno Verdi

Lombardia

36

Croatina, Uva Rara & Barbera. The Blood of Judas is a semi sweet, charming, rich red sparkler

 

NV

Vernaccia Nera Spumante "San Ginesio" Paris Rocche

Marche

42

Deep black fruits with well defined tannins and hints of white pepper

2011

Gutturnio Frizzante"Tournesol" Lusenti

Lombardia

54

Barbera and Croatina. A deep rich sparkling red, redolent of sour cherries and tobacco.

 

nebbiolo spumante

Sparkling wine made from the grape of Barolo and Barbaresco

2008

Spumante Nebbiolo Erpacrife

Piemonte

115

Superb Metodo Classico. Floral with hints of dried strawberries, rose petals and earth

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vini bianchi - white wines

vini della costiera

Coastal Whites

2012

Bianchello "Le Terrazze" Claudio Morelli

Marche

10

36

Light white peach character with stony minerality and bracing acidity

2012

Malvasia Moroder

Marche

35

Direct, fresh and simple wine with white peach fruit with intense bread-like aromas.

2010

Verdicchio di Matelica, 'Fogliano' Bisci

Marche

53

Single vineyard bottling. Extremely rich peach and apple fruit with characteristic minerality and salinity.

2008

Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva "Cambrugiano" Belisario

Marche

54

Extremely ripe fruit laced with intense minerality. A textbook wine.

2009

Verdicchio di Castello di Jesi "San Paolo" Superiore Pievalta

Marche

59

Rich, round, honeyed peach fruit with hints of almonds

2011

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi "Podium" Garofoli

Marche

49

Bright fruit with hints of herbs, fennel and almonds. Great length on finish.

2011

Pigato "Cycnus" Poggio dei Gorleri

Liguria

49

From a winery in western Liguria on vineyards over the sea. Intense minerality and salinity

 

2010

Carlaz Prima Terra

Liguria

89

Vermentino from the town of Carrara. Like an Italian coastal Meursault. Intense concentration and power.

2008

Vermentino di Gallura "Taerra" Cantina Tani

Sardegna

49

From 30 yr old vines. Made by a small trattoria originally for their own consumption. Compelling.

 

bianchi aromatici

Aromatic and Floral Whites

2012

Gewürztraminer Bottega Vinaia

Trentino

12

42

Intensely mineral Gewurz with bright green apple fruit and focused acidity

2010

Tortonesi Bianco "Pitasso" Claudio Mariotti

Piemonte

71

From the very rare Timorasso grape. A piemontese Chablis and perennial Tre Bicchiere Winner.

 

2012

Pinot Grigio Abbazia Di Novacella

Alto Adige

45

From an Abbey making wines since the 13th century. Textbook Tyrol Pinot Grigio, bright and floral.

 

2010

Pinot Grigio Vignai da Duline

Friuli

75

From vineyards planted in 1958. Intensely spicy complex Pinot Grigio. 400 cases made.

2012

Lugana "Les Creetes" Ottella

Veneto

12

42

50

yr old vines in white clay soil. Bright green apple fruit with intense wet slate on the finish

 

2009

Gran Malvasia Coronica

Croatia

62

Barrel aged and displaying a superb smokey brininess. Reminiscent of a white Graves.

2004

Cialla Bianco Ronchi di Cialla

Friuli

90

Ribolla, Verduzzo and Picolit fermented in oak. Honeyed fruit with hints of oxidation and yeast

 

2012

Collio Bianco Edi Keber

Friuli

68

Friulano, Ribolla and Malvasia made by an Austrian. Super ripe fruit fermented in cement. Pure Friuli character.

2010

Vespaiolo 'Vignasilan' Contra Soarda

Friuli

59

Volcanic soil in Bassano del Grappa. One of the finest whites in Italy. Intense minerality and length.

 

2012

Friulano 'Vigna del Rolat' Raccaro

Marche

72

Dario Raccaro retired from Basketball to make the best Tocai in Italy. Grassy and complex with almond notes.

2009

Bianco di Custoza Superiore Monte del Fra

Veneto

12

42

55

yr old vines. Garganega, Trebbiano etc.on limestone. Complex mineral character. Great value.

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bianchi aromatici continued…

2011

Pinot Bianco Jermann

Friuli

65

Classic Friulano "ponka" character. Hints of muskmelon with great charm and length on finish

 

2010

Erbaluce di Caluso Favaro

Piemonte

15

54

A

new wave producer of Erbaluce, an ancient grape with riesling-esque flexibility and intense minerality.

2012

Petite Arvine Grosjean

Val D'Aosta

52

A

Swiss varietal characterised by intense grapefruit on the palate and intense mineral driven acidity.

 

2012

Kerner Pacherhof

Alto Adige

54

Superb spicy white stone fruit with mouth watering acidity and complexity. One of the finest mountain whites.

2011

il Carica L'Asino Carussin

Piemonte

45

An ancient Ligurian varietal blended with Cortese. Biodynamic, spicy with peach fruit and wet stones.

 

2009

Langhe Bianco "Marin" Fontanafredda

Piemonte

42

From the indigenous Nascetta and Riesling, reminiscent of a superb Condrieu. Bright fruit and acidity.

sauvignon

The Sauvignon of the North of Italy rival or surpass those of the Loire

2009

Sauvignon "800" Thurnhof

Alto Adige

15

48

Very mineral clean sauvignon fruit with great clarity and elegance.

2008

Sauvignon Da Silva

Alto Adige

86

Extremely complex and dense aged wine with hints of slate, grass and quincelike fruit quality

 

2011

Sauvignon "Quarz" Terlano

Alto Adige

120

Grown on terroir with rich crystal deposits. 60% stainless, 40% in tonneaux. Superb concentration, minerality and longev

2012

Sauvignon Collio Giovanni "Muzic"

Friuli

48

Classic dense "ponka laden" Collio Sauvignon with intense grassiness and earthy character.

 

2011

Sauvignon Scarpetta

Friuli

58

From M.S. Bobby Stuckey of Frasca Food and Wine. Bright stone fruits with hints of Kaffir Lime.

 

2010

Sauvignon Riserva "Segre" Castello di Spessa

Friuli

68

A

noted producer since 1559. Classic old vine Collio Sauvignon with superb balance and class.

 

2012

Sauvignon 'Ronco delle Mele' Venica & Venica

Friuli

99

Benchmark wine with floral nose redolent of mint, sage, white peach and gooseberry. Superb.

 

2005

Sinche Cascina Ebreo

Piemonte

94

Swiss Peter Weimer of makes compelling wines in Ravera, Barolo. Barrique aged Bordeaux styled Sauvignon.

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vini arancioni

Orange or extended skin contact wines

2010

Rebula Kabaj

Slovenia

48

Red wine like balance with light cherry fruit, orange peel and pronounced tannins and acidity.

 

2008

Ribolla Gialla IGT Damijan

Friuli

115

Fermented in upright wood fermenters with indigenous yeasts. Intense minerality, spice and length

 

2009

Bianco Trebez Dario Princic

Friuli

105

Chard, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon fermented in chestnut. Warm orange peel and smokey chestnut finish.

2011

Vitovska Verde Zidarich

Friuli

60

Limited skin contact lends a cloudy almost beerlike quality to this refreshing yeasty orange wine.

 

2010

Slatnik Radikon

Friuli

82

Chard and Tocai. Bright tropical fruit married to firm tannins, leather and orange peel. Compelling.

 

2011

Gambellara Bianco "Pico" La Biancara

Veneto

48

Angiolino Maule makes the most resonant Garganega with hints of bread crust, honey and fresh green apple

2010

Albana di Romagna 'Santa Lusa' Ancarani

E.Romagna

48

Bright figs married to citrus fruit, honey and soft tannins. Charming and eminently drinkable.

 

altri bianchi

Other Whites

2012

San Vincenzo Anselmi

Veneto

9

32

Garganega,Chard and Sauvignon. Eminently quaffable. Apricots with hints of lime and stones.

 

2010

Soave Classico 'La Broia' Roccolo Grassi

Veneto

45

Floral notes with peach and apricot on the nose with spicy mineral finish. Blend of used French and Slovenian Barriques

2012

Soave "Campo Le Calle" Latium

Veneto

38

The Garganega grapes are lightly dried before fermentation. Notes of figs, honey and peaches.

 

2011

Il Bianco "From Black to White" Zyme

60

Celestino Gaspari's experimental white mutation of Amarone's Rondinella grape drives this intriguing wine.

2009

Soave Colli Scaligeri "Vigne della Bra" Filippi

Veneto

44

An organic mineral driven style from limestone vineyards in the high elevation Scaligeri Hills.

 

2010

Chardonnay Colli Euganei DOC Vignalta

Veneto

58

From volcanic soils. Bright green apple fruit with hints of toasted bread crust and mineral finish

 

2008

Gavi di Gavi "Rovereto" Castellari Bergaglio

Piemonte

52

Hints of jasmine, pear and green apple with a flinty mineral driven finish. Superb Cortese.

 

2012

Langhe Arneis DOC Cordero di Montezemolo

Piemonte

42

Very fresh with hints of flowers,hazelnuts and peaches with a slight pleasing bitterness on the finish

 

vini rosati - rose wines

2012

Rosa dei Frati Ca dei Frati

Lombardia

48

Marzemino-Gropello. Ripe strawberry and cherry with hints of toasted almond

2010

Pinot Grigio Ramato Scarbolo

Friuli

58

Earthy notes with hints of white pepper blend with sweet red plum fruit and fine tannins.

 

2010

Lagrein Kretzer Rosato Nusserhof

Alto Adige

55

A dry big rich rose with hints of gamey spice, herbs and bright cherry fruit. Excellent food wine.

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vini rossi - red wines

cabernet e merlot

The North is home to Bordeaux style wines of extreme elegance and power.

2008

Rosso Riserva Vignalta

Veneto

16

45

From volcanic soil in Colli Euganei. Dark cassis fruit with hints of tar and leather.

2004

Gemola Vignalta

Veneto

79

Merlot & Cabernet Franc. Extremely well balanced Bordeaux style wine with great mineral intensity and length.

2007

Relogio IGT Ca Orologio

Friuli

78

Carmenere and Cabernet. From the volcanic hills of Colli Euganei. Deep voluptuous red fruits with tar and spice

2004

Cabernet Riserva Josephus Mayr

Alto Adige

98

A famous cult producer from Bolzano. Concentrated blackberry fruit with characteristic smokey notes

2009

Rosso Amistar Stefan Solva

Alto Adige

115

Lagrein, Merlot and cab. Black fruits with hints of clove and white pepper.

1999

Fiore di Ciliegio La Vigne

Alto Adige

135

100% Cabernet. A superb aged wine with cedary dark cherry fruit and hints of eucalyptus and spice.

 

2007

Montsclapade Dorigo

Friuli

90

Merlo, Cab and Cabernet Franc. One of the finest Bordeaux style wines of Italy. Deep, rich and elegant.

2005

Capo di Stato Loredan Gasparini

Veneto

105

Named after Charles DeGaulle, this Bordeaux blend is densely structured with intense minerality

 

2003

Merlot Sol Ronco Del Gnemiz

Friuli

145

One of the finest Merlots in Italy. Black fruits with hints of smoke, leather, tar and earth. Dense structure.

2008

Poveirano Selvagrossa

Marche

66

A stylish cabernet franc with dense cassis fruit and extremely well integrated french oak.

 

2009

Merlot Kabaj

Slovenia

78

Merlot has been in Slovenia 200 years. Jean Michel Morel's excellent wine shows us why.

 

vini veronese tradizionale

The area surrounding Verona is home to Valpolicella and Amarone, amongst other wines

 

2010

Secco Bertani Original Edition

Veneto

65

Corvina, Cab, Sangiovese and Syrah. A recreation of a 150 yr old recipe with modern technology. Super

2012

Valpolicella Classico Accordini

Veneto

34

Hemingway said of Valpolicella, "it is dry, red and friendly like the house of a brother" This is it.

 

2010

Valpolicella Superiore 'Campo Prognai' Latium

Veneto

49

Aged in Slavonian oak, this wine harbors the richness of an Amarone, while being very fresh and elegant.

2011

Valpolicella Superiore Roccolo Grassi

Veneto

75

Redolent of tar, smoke and oriental spice, Marco Sartori's Valpolicella rivals those of Dalforno Romano

2009

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Palazzo Montanari

Veneto

58

The Nicolis family makes a tightly wound Ripasso wine from high elevation vineyards.Well balanced.

 

2007

Amarone Classico Monte del Fra

Veneto

118

Using selected clusters for drying under specially controlled conditions yields a wine of Chambolle-like finesse.

2008

Amarone Pegrandi Vaona Odino

Veneto

128

Intense raisiny plum fruit with hints of violet and rosemary notes on the finish.One of my favorie unsung wines.

2008

Amarone Ravazzol Ca la Bionda

Veneto

125

From old vines, a wine that displays dense flavors of black cherry, licorice, bitter almond and earth with great clarity.

2003

Amarone Classico Begali

Veneto

175

Lush plum and cassis fruit give way to hints of cocoa and provencale herbs. Surprisingly light on its feet.

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vini veronese tradizionale continued…

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Amarone Classico Bertani

Veneto

585

Garnet red with aromas of dried plums, immediately followed by hints of leather, liquorice and walnut.

2005

Testal Nicolis

Veneto

69

Corvina, Merlot and Cab. Select bunches are dried before pressing. Red cherry fruit with soft herbal notes.

2008

Teroldego Marion

Veneto

76

My favorite from Marion. Done in Amarone style. Loads of blackberry and blueberry fruit with hints of white pepper.

2007

Enantio Roeno

Veneto

59

Mentioned by Pliny the Elder, an ancient cousin of Lambrusco that has some similarity to Sagrantino in taste.

2012

Bardolino DOC Le Vigne Di San Pietro

Veneto

38

Bright zippy cherry fruit with hints of licorice and white pepper. A surprisingly well structured Bardolino.

nebbiolo

The most important grape in Italy

2004

Sforzato di Valtellina Fojanini

Lombardia

118

Nebbiolo that is dried in the style of Amarone. Black cherry fruit with hints of cinnamon and tar,

 

2008

Sforzato "Corte di Cama" Mamete Prevostino

Lombardia

105

A

perfumed and elegant style of Sforzato with classic hints of rose petals, leather and earth.

 

2007

Inferno Riserva Rainoldi

Lombardia

63

A

modern producer rooted in tradition. High toned nebbiolo fruit married to warm oak nuances and spice.

2007

Gattinara Travaglini

Piemonte

65

Aged in barriques for a year and then in Slavonian cask. Blackberry, plum and licorice with hints of leather.

2006

Vigneto Valferna Gattinara Cantina Bianchi

Piemonte

78

The DRC of Gattinara. A wine of intense red fruit character with hints of peppery spice, saddle leather and earth.

2001

Gattinara Terroir del Nord

Piemonte

65

From Paolo DeMarchi of Isole & Olena, a classically styled Nebbiolo with sour cherry fruit and hints of earth and leather

2011

Nebbiolo Santa Rosalia Brezza

Piemonte

17

62

Very fresh style of Nebbiolo. Bright red cherries with hints of licorice and white pepper. Charming.

 

2008

Barbaresco "Ovello" Cantina del Pino

Piemonte

112

Renato Vacca is a superstar in Barbaresco. Mostly from the Ovello Cru, a wine of power and finesse.

 

1999

Barbaresco "Cichin" Ada Nada

Piemonte

158

Well aged nebbiolo, brick red in color with characteristic rose petals in the nose with hints of mushrooms and truffle.

2008

Barolo "Rocche" Roccheviberti

Piemonte

99

A

traditional wine from the famed "Rocche" vineyard in Castiglione Faletto. Elegance and Power.

 

2006

Barolo "Gramolere" Fratelli Alessandria

Piemonte

115

The Grand Cru of the Verduno Commune. Very tightly wound black fruits with hints of wild herbs and leather.

2008

Barolo "Vigne dei Fantini" Silvano Bolmida

Piemonte

105

In

the Bussia zone of Monforte D'Alba, Bolmida makes unique wines that earned him Barolista del Anno 2012

1998

Barolo Vigna d'la Roul Valentino Migliorini

Piemonte

280

In

Monforte, Valentino makes textbook Barolo. His most elegant Cru diplays brooding intensity and finesse. Superb wine

2005

Barolo "Vigna Merenda" Scarzello

Piemonte

180

Federico is the rock star of the Barolo commune and Vigna Merenda is Madonna's favorite Barolo!

 

2008

Boca Le Piane

Piemonte

125

A Tre Bicchierre wine, Boca is the Cornas of nebbiolo. Black, brooding with intense minerality and peppery spice.

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altri rossi

The best of the rest

2011

Vernatsch I Vigneti

Alto Adige

14

38

Peter Solva is a master of the Schiava Grape. Charming and reminiscent of an excellent Cotes Chalonnaises.

2008

Pinot Nero IGT Vigneti delle Dolomiti Dalzocchio

Trentino

75

Elizabetta Dalzocchio only makes one wine. Superb mountain Pinot with medium weight, smoke and minerality

2009

Lagrein Riserva "Taber" Cantina Bolzano

Alto Adige

99

Aged in barriques. Superb example, loaded with dense black fruits, smoked meat, oriental spice and black pepper.

2011

Pinot Nero Calatroni

Lombardia

10

34

From Oltrepo Pavese, perhaps the finest Italian Pinot I have ever tasted for the price. Soft red fruits with earth and spice.

2010

Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese DOC Marcaleone Crealto

Piemonte

42

From 50 yr old organic vines, typical light fresh cherry fruit with smokiness and superb structure

 

2011

Barbera d'Asti 'Sanbastian' DaCapo

Piemonte

12

38

Super barbera with great vibrancy balanced by intense red plum fruit, hints of violets and a silky mineral finish.

2009

Dolcetto d'Alba Superiore Flavio Roddolo

Piemonte

46

Roddolo makes Alba Dolcetto that tastes more like that of the Dogliani zone. A serious,deep and brooding biodynamic

2012

Vareij Hilberg Pasquero

Piemonte

14

44

A fantastic unique blend of Barbera and Brachetto. Silky black fruits with rose petals on the nose. Thoroughly enjoyable.

2012

Dolomiti Zweigelt "Loach" Radoar

Piemonte

57

A rare example of Zweigelt from Italy. Organic, dark cherry fruit with hints of white pepper and a long lingering finish

2010

Pinerolese Ramie DOC Giuliano Coutandin

Piemonte

90

Mountain red on the French Border. Cardinal Richelieu's favorite.Like Savoie's Mondeuse and Barolo's bastard child. 15

2008

Refosco Colli Orientali Antico Broilo

Friuli

89

The finest example of the grape. Black plums with hints of spice, smoked meats, mountain herbs and black pepper.

2010

Rosso Piceno "Pongelli" Villa Bucci

Marche

15

48

Old vine Montepulciano and Sangiovese. Soft red plums with spices, coffee notes and dried mushrooms.

2009

Falcotto Fontezoppa

Marche

52

From the rare Vernaccia Nera grape , a,vibrant wine that displays intense blackberry fruit , leather and white pepper

2008

Suffragium Claudio Morelli

Marche

56

From Vernaccia Rossa di Pergola ( a first for me ), one of the finest wines for the price on the list. Complex and funky.

2009

Teran Stoka

Slovenia

45

Teran has a medicinal history back to Roman times. Blood red, briny and acidic with hints of iron and mountain herbs.Sa

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vini per I dolci e formaggi - wines for dessert and cheese

frizzante

2010

Brachetto d'Acqui Donne dei Boschi ca dei Mandorli

375

Piemonte

12

39

A

lightly sparkling, charming wine with aromas of sour cherry, roses, clove and violets.Fantastic and fun.

bianchi

 

NV

Arneis Passito "Renesium" Malvira

375

Piemonte

15

60

From old vine Arneis on calcarous soils. A soft wine redolent of peaches and almonds. Charming.

 

2007

Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi Passito Stefano Mancinelli

500

Marche

22

110

If

any wine would prove the importance of the Verdicchio grape, this is it. Intense apricot and toasted almonds. Superb.

2011

Alpiane (Fior d'Arancio Passito) Vignalta

375

Veneto

15

62

Intense concentration of honeyed apple fruit with hints of orange peel and wet stones on the finish.

 

2008

I Capitelli Anselmi

375

 

Veneto

16

79

Garganega Passito from the famed Foscarino vineyard in Soave. Dried apricots with toasted almonds and racy acidity.

2008

Cristina Roeno

375

 

Veneto

18

74

Tre Bicchiere. Late Harvest Gewurz, Riesling and Pinot Grigio. Floral with intense acidity and honeyed notes. Superb.

arancio

 

2007

Gambellara "Taibane" La Biancara

 

Veneto

12

39

Late harvest, old vine, botrytized, dry, lightly oxidative garganega left on the lees three years. Need I say more.

rossi

 

NV

Uvappesa Ancarani

375

 

E.Romagna

16

69

Centesemino grapes dried for three months. Rich grapey black fruit with hints of pepper. Very pleasing.

NV

Passito di Barbera "Respiro di Vigna" Carussin

500

Piemonte

15

82

A

truly unique passito. Dark red fruits with superb balance due to the naturally high acid in Barbera.

 

2006

Le Brugnine Recioto della Valpolicella Venturini

500

Veneto

20

90

A

drier more complex example of Recioto.Redolent of berries, licorice, raisins, toasted almonds and toffee.

Aleatico D'Elba Passito Mola

500

 

Toscana

16

68

Enormous impact of red plums interlaced with mountain herbs and lingering minerality. Superb

 

saké

 

nv

Sparkling Junmai "Tokimeki " Harushika

300

Nara

42

Demi sec style. Soft and pleasing as an aperitif.

 

nv

Junmai "Sarah Wind" Shirataki

500

 

Niigata

56

Light, Dry and Soft with Complex Fruity Aromas

 

nv

Junmai Ginjo Onikoroshi "Demon Slayer" Wakatake

300

Shizuoka

37

Light, smooth and rich with hints of watermelon rind. Very silky texture.

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