Juliane Eller

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WINE NAME: Weissburgunder Juwel
PRODUCER: Juliane Eller
APPELLATION: Rheinhessen
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder)
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
AGED IN: Stainless steel
AGED FOR: 6 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 5.000
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Stelvin

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Weissburgunder Juwel is the perfect wine by-the-glass, as it's refreshing yet provides mid-palate intensity and texture as well. Juliane Eller aims for a style echoing her other wines, rather than trying to duplicate Alsace, and we think that's a very clever choice.

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Pretty rare on the Swedish market to find Pinot Blanc unless coming from Alsace, but fact remains that Germany does produce some interesting versions too. It does require low yields in order to actually taste much, and Juliane Eller’s version is precisely what you’ve all been missing.

It’s fat texture on the mid-palate is the perfect counterpart to its juicy green apple flavors, and we like the spiciness on the finish too. We’re aware that selling German Weissburgunder won’t get us rich, but hell ya, it’s great fun nonetheless.

 

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Vosne Romanée
PRODUCER: Pascal Clément
APPELLATION: Vosne Romanée
GRAPE VARIETIES: Pinot Noir
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12

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Peter Dipoli

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Quinta do Vale Meao

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WINE NAME: Vintage Port
PRODUCER: Quinta do Vale Meao
APPELLATION: Duoro
GRAPE VARIETIES: 60% Touriga Franca, 20% Touriga National + blend
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural Cork

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Olianas

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WINE NAME: Olianas Vermentino
PRODUCER: Olianas
APPELLATION: Vermentino di Sardegna DOC
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Vermentino
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Native
MACERATION: None
MALOLACTIC: Blocked
AGED IN: Stainless steel
AGED FOR: 8 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Clarified, light filtration
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5
ALTITUDE: 250
SOIL: Volcanic
DENSITY: 5.000
YIELD: 1 kg/vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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Fabrizio Iuli

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WINE NAME: Umberta
PRODUCER: Fabrizio Iuli
APPELLATION: Vino Rosso
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Barbera
FERMENTATION TANKS: Acacia wood
YEASTS: Native
MACERATION: 10 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in tank
AGED IN: Concrete
AGED FOR: 10-11 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 13.000
ALTITUDE: 380
SOIL: Limestone
YEAR PLANTED: 1940-1999
DENSITY: Ca 5.000 vines per hectare
YIELD: 1,5 kg/vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Superb Barbera offering juicy fruit and soft tannins. No hard edges whatsoever here, means that Fabrizios vision has succeeded. "It's wine; you drink it", says Fabrizio. Well, yes indeed, trust us; you will.

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This is one of our favourite everyday wines, ever! Umberta packs serious Barbera fruitiness with an unmistakably Fabrizio Iuli identity. We’re well aware of the fact that there’s a boatload of well crafted Barbera wines carrying similar price tags, but to us, none comes in terms of complexity and sense of place.

We, as most wine importers, measure any producer by its entry level wine, and Umberta is the reason why we are constantly looking for reasons to revisit this special place. Not only is it the birthplace of Barbara, it’s also the home of Fabrizio Iuli.

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Le Ragnaie

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WINE NAME: Troncone
PRODUCER: Le Ragnaie
APPELLATION: Toscana
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 20 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: Botti sized 30HL
AGED FOR: 12 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Filtered
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 13.000
ALTITUDE: 600-650
SOIL: Galestro
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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A refined and elegant Chianti from the Colli Senesi appellation, this is a great introduction to the mindset of Riccardo Campinoti.

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The artist formerly known as ‘Chianti Colli Senesi.’ Riccardo grew annoyed with the DOCG administration as for the second time in eight years the Colli Senesi was turned down DOCG status due to too pale of color. ‘Troncone’ translates to ‘stump’ and it is the nickname given to Riccardo’s grandfather and Ric wanted to honor his grandfather with a wine. It also made sense as there is a large tree stump in the middle of this block thus a bit of a double meaning.

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WINE NAME: Trassegum Rouge
PRODUCER: Château d’Or et de Gueules
APPELLATION: Costiéres de Nimes
GRAPE VARIETIES: 50% Syrah, 25% Carignan, 25% Mourvèdre
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: French oak barrels
AGED FOR: 12 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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The thing with this rustic beauty is the combination of meaty Syrah-fruit, tension provided by 80+ year old Mourvedre and the charm that only old vine Carignan from poor soils can bring. In our mind, this wine is destined to complement the most intense of autumn casseroles, preferably made from lamb, root veggies and tasty mushrooms. But then in the summer, burgers would be fine too… Also, as it’s Staffan Björck’s favorite wine for any intestine dish, we just had to add it to our portfolio!

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WINE NAME: Trassegum Blanc
PRODUCER: Château d’Or et de Gueules
APPELLATION: Costières de Nimes
GRAPE VARIETIES: 80% Roussanne, 10% Grenache Blanc, 10% Rolle
FERMENTATION TANKS: Oak barrels for Roussanne, stainless steel for Grenache Blanc and Rolle
YEASTS: Natural
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: Roussanne is aged French Barriques (20% new) while Grenache Blanc and Rolle rests in stainless steel tanks
AGED FOR: 12 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5%
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural

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Whenever we're getting tired of all those super-precise and elegant wines, we constantly find ourselves coming back to this one. Honest, rich and ripe fruit, highlighted by floral scents; this Roussanne-based white provides great company regardless if you're on your own or in the company of friends.

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Trassegum Blanc is a clever choice when you need a hearty white wine to complement rich everyday food, made from happy chickens or tasty fish. We also enjoy this individually styled wine to party with unhealthy doses of mountainous cheeses; don’t hesitate to ask our cheese nerd Staffan Björk for in-depth advise!

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Quinta do Vale Meao

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WINE NAME: Tinto
PRODUCER: Quinta do Vale Meao
APPELLATION: Duoro
FERMENTATION TANKS: Lagares and Stainless steel
YEASTS: Native
MACERATION: 45 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in tank
AGED IN: French Barriques, ca 70% new
AGED FOR: 18
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 30.000
ALTITUDE: 100 m.a.s.l.
SOIL: Granite, gravel and schist
YEAR PLANTED: 1970-1985
DENSITY: ca 5000 vines per hectare
YIELD: 700 grams per vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Wooden case
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Clos Saron

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WINE NAME: The Pleasant Peasant Carignan
PRODUCER: Clos Saron
APPELLATION: California
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Carignan
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 20 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in tank
AGED IN: Concrete and neutral barrels
AGED FOR: 10 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1860
ALTITUDE: 500
SOIL: Decomposed volcanic rock
YEAR PLANTED: 1900
DENSITY: 1500
YIELD: 1,5 kg/vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Apart from Priorat, there a few places where really old Carignan vines still flourish and produce wines of distinctive character. This is, in our humble opinion, USA's best version.

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Made from century old, gnarly Carignan vines and aged in combination of concrete tanks and neutral barrels, this is about as naked as you’ve ever experienced this understated grape variety. Historically used for bulk wines, thanks to Carignan’s generous yield, there are a few areas around the globe where old vine Carignan strives and has proven, on numerous occasions, that greatness can be achieved.

In our opinion, this foot-stomped version, carries that “wow-factor”, so important in today’s wine world. And even more importantly, it has Sierra Foothills written all over it!

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Bedrock Wine Co.

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WINE NAME: The Bedrock Heritage Wine
PRODUCER: Bedrock Wine Company
APPELLATION: Sonoma Valley
GRAPE VARIETIES: 55% Zinfandel, 30% Carignane, 15% others
FERMENTATION TANKS: French oak vats
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 30 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: French Barriques
AGED FOR: 18 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5%
YEAR PLANTED: 1888-1895
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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A unique field blend from this historical site, planted to 22 different grape varieties, and most of them are included in this floral, dense and concentrated wine, destined for the long haul.

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“Always the wine closest to my heart, the Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Wine comes my family’s old vineyard in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Planted between 1888 and 1895 and composed of over 22 interplanted varieties, the Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Wine is the wine that I started the winery to make. The piece of rock strewn red clay soils produced a wine of citrus-tinged red fruits and spice. I hope this wine speaks as much to the vineyard as to the varieties from which it is composed- which of course is the point.” Morgan Twain-Peterson

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Clos Saron

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WINE NAME: Stone Soup Syrah
PRODUCER: Clos Saron
APPELLATION: Sierra Foothills
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Syrah
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 30 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrrel
AGED IN: Neutral barrels (French oak)
AGED FOR: 24 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2000
ALTITUDE: 600
SOIL: Poor and rocky, mainly granite
DENSITY: 3000
YIELD: 600 grams/vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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A highly distinctive Syrah from a very poor site, located at a lofty 2000ft elevation above sea level. This is all about Syrah 's savory characteristics!

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“2009 announced the first vintage of our Stone Soup Syrah. At about 2000ft. altitude, this vineyard is located about one mile up the hill from our home, on our friends John and Ellen Trezevant’s property. This Syrah’s expression is strongly individual: lighter than most in body and alcohol, it has very deep color, vibrant acidity, and fresh aromas. This 2-acre site is a textbook Syrah vineyard: south-facing, steep, extremely rocky, granitic, well drained. The challenge here is getting the vines established in this extreme low-vigor, arid hot-spot, but the early results are highly promising. About 10% of the vineyard is planted Viognier, which has been co-fermented with the Syrah starting with the 2013 vintage.”

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Juliane Eller

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WINE NAME: Silvaner Juwel
PRODUCER: Juliane Eller
APPELLATION: Rheinhessen
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Silvaner
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MALOLACTIC: Blocked
AGED IN: Stainless steel
AGED FOR: 6 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 5.000
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Stelvin

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Silvaner is a great variety with an earthiness attached to its tart pear flavors. Juliane's version is crisp and refreshing and completely lacking the heaviness sometimes associated with (Grüner) Silvaner.

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Silvaner is probably best suited for greatness in Franken, but is actually widespread throughout Rheinhessen as well. When poorly made it becomes dull, earthy and anything but charming, but properly made it can produce amazingly rich and structured wines. It’s always way less elegant than Riesling, so better refer to it as a contrasting variety, suitable for the dinner table, and in the end, that’s where you usually find us anyway!

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Bedrock Wine Co.

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WINE NAME: Shebang White III Sauvignon Blanc
PRODUCER: Bedrock Wine Company
APPELLATION: California
GRAPE VARIETIES: 80% Sauvignon Blanc + Muscadelle and Semillon
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: 15% new, French oak, with the remainder neutral och and stainless steel tanks
AGED FOR: 8 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Clarified and filtered
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: Massive
ALTITUDE: Various
SOIL: Various
YEAR PLANTED: Various
DENSITY: Various
YIELD: Various
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Stelvin

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Rich and to an extent decadent, considering it's mainly Sauvignon Blanc. But hey, it's from sunny California and it's made by Morgan Twain-Peterson - what did you expect?

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The Shebang label, represents fantastic wines at great prices. This is the third cuvee, and for the first time, it carries a varietal name. The wine is a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc, mostly from 30 year old dry farmed vines in Mendocino, ancient vine Muscadelle and a touch of ancient vine Semillon (both from Sonoma). Fermented with native yeasts, and aged in about 15% new French oak, this is fresh and clean with bright acidity and a wonderfully weighted mid palate. This is a great white for everyday drinking.

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Bedrock Wine Co.

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WINE NAME: Shebang Red VII
PRODUCER: Bedrock Wine Company
APPELLATION: California
GRAPE VARIETIES: 46% Zinfandel, 40% Grenache, 5% Alicante, 5% Petite Sirah, 4% Sangiovese
YEASTS: Natural
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: French oak barrels, mostly neutral
AGED FOR: About 12 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Clarified and lightly filtered
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 60.000+
ALTITUDE: Various
SOIL: Various
YEAR PLANTED: Mostly old vines
DENSITY: Various
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Stelvin

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"This is becoming one of the hottest red wine values in California. This killer offering admirably demonstrates what field blends of Mediterranean varietals and old vines can achieve in California." Robert Parker

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“The cuvee VII is predominately Zinfandel and Grenache with a little Alicante Bouchet, Petit Sirah and Sangiovese, much of which comes from old vines. Rather than giving you a flowery worded description of the wine, which are always like 50% BS, why don’t you find out for yourself?! We think you will be very pleased.”

Do we feel that additional information is needed? Nope. Thanks to Morgan and Chris at Bedrock for this great summary!

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Savigny Les Beaune
PRODUCER: Pascal Clément
APPELLATION: Savigny Les Beaune
GRAPE VARIETIES: Pino Noir
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12

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Nec-Otium

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WINE NAME: Sauvignon di Jacopo
PRODUCER: Nec-Otium
APPELLATION: Sauvignon delle Venezie
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural Cork

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“Jacopo Sauvignon”, with its freshness and innate drinkability, is the ideal choice to accompany with style our daily life through which the Necotium company tells the passion and dedication of those who, day after day, they work hard to create quality products and identity. The grapes of this Friuli Colli Orientali Sauvignon DOC ferment in stainless steel tanks, without the malolactic, and then refine their own yeasts before being bottled. A respectful wine of its own territory and of its origin: simply Friuli Venezia Giulia in the glass.

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Big Basin

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WINE NAME: Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir
PRODUCER: Big Basin
APPELLATION: Santa Cruz Mountains
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Noir
FERMENTATION TANKS: Plastic Bins
YEASTS: Indigenous
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: French Barriques, 15% new
AGED FOR: 11 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,3%
SOIL: Sandy, loamy soils and limestone
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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A lovely wine with pronounced minerality and bright acidity, this appellation blend is created to offer joy in its youth, but as with all Big Basin wines, we recommend you to cellar a few as well.

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The Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir is a appellation wine, using Lester Family Vineyard fruit and grapes from the recently planted Coastgrade Vineyard. The sandy, loamy soils of the Lester site always produce tiny clusters of Pinot Noir which bring amazing concentration and depth to a wine. Coastgrade, located just north of Santa Cruz, hardly three miles from the Pacific Ocean is planted directly across the road from a limestone quarry. The cool climate of this site, coupled with its geology achieved ripening in early October – which is almost unheard of in this ‘early’ vintage. 50% whole clusters were used during fermentation, resulting in a wine with high toned, perfumed aromatics with pronounced minerality and bright acidity.

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Sami-Odi

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WINE NAME: Sami-Odi ‘Little Wine' #6 Syrah
PRODUCER: Sami-Odi
APPELLATION: Barossa Valley
GRAPE VARIETIES: Syrah
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 6155
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Rully "La Cree"
PRODUCER: Pascal Clement
APPELLATION: Rully
VOLUME: 750 cl

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Le Marie

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WINE NAME: Rouge de Lissart
PRODUCER: Le Marie
APPELLATION: Pineroelese Rosso D.O.C
GRAPE VARIETIES: Fieldblend of Freisa, Barbara, Chats, Bonarda, Neretta Cuneese mf.
FERMENTATION TANKS: steel
YEASTS: natural
MACERATION: 7-10 days in steel tanks
AGED IN: steel tanks
AGED FOR: 10 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%
SOIL: red schist, rich in rare and precious minerals, derived from the collapse of primordial rocks.
YEAR PLANTED: 60-90 year old vines.
YIELD: 80 quintals/hectar
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Cardboard
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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Fabrizio Iuli

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WINE NAME: Rossore
PRODUCER: Fabrizio Iuli
APPELLATION: Vino Rosso
GRAPE VARIETIES: Barbera 100%
FERMENTATION TANKS: 3,000 Liter Stainless Steel
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 21 Days
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: Big Casks
AGED FOR: 28 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 11000
ALTITUDE: 300-350
SOIL: Calcareous Clay
YEAR PLANTED: 1995
DENSITY: 6,000 vines/hectare
YIELD: 1.3 kg per plant
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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Named rossore after the ‘color it puts in your cheeks’.
The first wine Fabrizio made in 1998.
Fabrizio’s brilliant showcase wine to what Barbera can do while staying in a price point everyone can afford.

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Rossore, named after the color Barbera puts in your cheeks, was in reality the first wine Fabrizio ever produced. A completely different label, but was actually the predecessor to Barabba. Fabrizio calls himself a…

‘Barbaresita’, and this wine is a perfect display of this. He lets the grape do all the talking and dancing in this wine… with minimal hands in the cellar. The vines range from 20-40 years old, and in off vintages, the fruit from the Barabba vineyard are blended into this wine. Aged as long as it needs to in used barrel, Fabrizio lets the wine tell him when it’s ‘done’. Natural yeasts, and Fabrizio has also recently stopped topping the barrels as much, letting the wine go into slight reduction which he believes adds to the complexity in the finished wine. No recipe to aging time, each vintage is different and hence each ‘child’ will be given the time he needs. In Rossore we can find the power, importance, yet friendly nature of Barbera in a price point that appeals to everyone. While Umberta is a Barbera about the pure fruit, Rossore is a Barbera showcasing what the wine can do without becoming too important to also be an everyday wine.

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Le Ragnaie

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WINE NAME: Rosso di Montalcino
PRODUCER: Le Ragnaie
APPELLATION: Rosso di Montalcino
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 28 days
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: Botti sized 30HL
AGED FOR: 24 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
ALTITUDE: 450-600
SOIL: Galestro
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Le Ragnaie’s Rosso di Montalcino offers a great and affordable alternative to their hard-to-find Brunelli. The Rosso is sourced from estate vineyards in Castelnuovo dell’Abate and vinified with similar care as their prestige bottlings. Nowadays, the prolonged aging regime in barrel for Ragnaie’s Rosso, has positioned this wine as a true Baby Brunello. It’s just an awesome interpretation of Sangiovese from this territory!

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Nec-Otium

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WINE NAME: Rosso
PRODUCER: Nec-Otium
APPELLATION: Friuli Colli Orientali
GRAPE VARIETIES: Merlot Cabernet Franc
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural Cork

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Heymann-Löwenstein

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WINE NAME: Riesling Winniger Uhlen Roth Lay
PRODUCER: Heymann-Löwenstein
APPELLATION: Mosel
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Riesling
FERMENTATION TANKS: Old barrels
YEASTS: Natural
AGED IN: Old barrels
AGED FOR: 10 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13
SOIL: Schist
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Top-notch stuff from one of Germany's most legendary vineyards. Crazy selection, late harvest and prolonged aging in barrel, all contribute to the stunning complexity in this rare wine, capable of competing with the very best.

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When tasting this deep and stunningly complex Riesling from the Uhlen Roth Lay vineyard, we think of a German equivalent to Burgundy’s Corton-Charlemagne! This is broad and layered with an immense mineralic spine racing thru on the never-ending finish. Needless to say that our allocation will always be limited as production from this site is scarce, so we strongly recommend pre-booking here. A few magnums will be offered as well.

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Heymann-Löwenstein

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WINE NAME: Riesling Winniger Uhlen Laubach
PRODUCER: Heymann-Löwenstein
APPELLATION: Mosel
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Riesling
YEASTS: Natural
AGED IN: Old barrels
AGED FOR: 10 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Heymann-Löwenstein

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WINE NAME: Riesling Winniger Röttgen
PRODUCER: Heymann-Löwenstein
APPELLATION: Mosel
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Riesling
YEASTS: Natural
AGED IN: Old barrels
AGED FOR: 10 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13
SOIL: Schist
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Winniger Röttgen is one of Germany's best vineyard sites, and Heymann-Löweinstein's version is to die for. Fans of dry Riesling will doubtlessly find a new favorite here!

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This incredibly complex wines comes from one of the most famous vineyards in Germany, if not the world! Johann P. Bronner, wrote already in 1834, this wonderful summary; “The famous location rises out of the water to this incredible height in broken terraces which lay on mighty rocks. It is so steep that the hiker who is walking by, can’t understand how the single plots can be worked as they don’t seem to be connected with each other. It is the art alone which has overcome all the nature’s obstacles”. It’s like poetry, and it says it all.

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Heymann-Löwenstein

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WINE NAME: Riesling Schieferterrassen
PRODUCER: Heymann-Löwenstein
APPELLATION: Mosel
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Riesling
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
AGED IN: Old barrels
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5
SOIL: Schist
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Stelvin

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This wines blends several vineyard sites, with one common denominator; Schistous soils.

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This cuvée blends the old terraces with its schistous soils, creating unique possibilities for high-end wine production. Widely regarded as Heymann-Löwenstein’s “entry-level” wine, and we’re perfectly fine with this descriptor. We’ve been around for quite some time, but we’ve never experienced such complexity carrying a price tag this small ever before. Let’s just agree on the fact that this is a great bottle of wine, which won’t break the bank!

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Heymann-Löwenstein

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WINE NAME: Riesling Kirchberg
PRODUCER: Heymann-Löwenstein
APPELLATION: Moael
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Riesling
YEASTS: Natural
AGED IN: Old barrels
AGED FOR: 10 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13
SOIL: Schist
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Juliane Eller

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WINE NAME: Riesling Juwel
PRODUCER: Juliane Eller
APPELLATION: Rheinhessen
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Riesling
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MALOLACTIC: Blocked
AGED IN: Stainless steel
AGED FOR: 6 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 5.000
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Stelvin

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The Riesling Juwel is a Brix Wine jewel, and we totally love this light, fragrant and feminine version, created by the super talented Juliane Eller. Impossible to resist, this is our day-to-day quaffer.

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When we first met Juliane Eller, this wine completely floored us with its amazing purity and weightlessness. For sure, it has lovely fruit and a long, refreshing finish but its that airy feeling when drinking it, that convinced us that Juliane is the chosen one. Her entry-level Riesling belongs to one of the most serious and elegant versions, we’ve ever encountered in this price range. It’s not difficult to produce “cheap” wines from the Riesling variety, but it’s virtually impossible to create true complexity and longevity without upping the EUR 20 mark. That said, this wine proves that it can be done. Just beautiful!

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Juliane Eller

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WINE NAME: Riesling Frühmesse
PRODUCER: Juliane Eller
APPELLATION: Rheinhessen
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Riesling
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel tanks
YEASTS: Natural
MALOLACTIC: Blocked
AGED IN: Stainless steel tanks
AGED FOR: 8 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 5000
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Riesling Frühmessse is Juliane Eller's top wine. Old, low-yielding vines and extended aging on the lees are the foundations for this concentrated yet lively wine. Serious cellar potential for the patient.

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Already on the intriguing nose, you realize that this is serious material. The high-pitched aromas of stone fruits, oozing minerals and something reminiscent of a walk thru a tropical jungle (as seen on the Discovery Channel) add interest to this serious bottle of Riesling. Frühmesse is Juliane Eller’s best wine, and when tasting this generous, yet sleek, old vine bottling, you immediately realize that her Master knows wine better than Yoda.

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Olivier Riviere

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WINE NAME: Rayos Uva
PRODUCER: Olivier Riviere
APPELLATION: Rioja
GRAPE VARIETIES: 50% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha, 20% Mazuelo
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 15 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in tank
AGED IN: Stainless steel
AGED FOR: 8 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 25.000
ALTITUDE: 250-400
DENSITY: 3.000
YIELD: 1,3 kg/vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Rayos Uva is a post modernist Rioja made by the largely talented Olivier Riviere. This clever blend is juicy and upfront with abundant red fruit flavors and great acidity.

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Rayos Uva is Olivier’s brilliant entry-level wine. It’s done in stainless steel tanks only, and is a very clever blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo, sourced from vineyards in Rioja’s sub zones Alta and Baja. The Tempranillo from cooler vineyards in Rioja Alta brings acidity and grip, while the warmer climate in Baja adds lush and sexy fruit flavors.

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Quinta do Vale Meao

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WINE NAME: Quinta do Vale Meao Magnum
PRODUCER: Quinta do Vale Meao
VOLUME: 1500 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 1
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural Cork

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne
PRODUCER: Pascal Clément
APPELLATION: Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru
GRAPE VARIETIES: Cardonnay
VOLUME: 750 cl

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Pinot Noir
PRODUCER: Pascal Clément
APPELLATION: Bourgogne Pinot Noir
GRAPE VARIETIES: Pinot Noir
VOLUME: 750 cl

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Nec-Otium

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WINE NAME: Pinot Grigio
PRODUCER: Nec-Octium
APPELLATION: Pinot Grigio delle Venezie
GRAPE VARIETIES: Pinot Grigio
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Screwcap

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This is classic Pinot Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia made for us by Christian Patat at Necotium who also produces Ronco del Gnemiz and makes wine with the legendary Enzo Pontoni at Miani. Unoaked, expressing remarkable energy and freshness, the wine displays an attractive clarity, while still embodying the texture and tone expected of 100 percent Pinot Grigio. The nose hints at white peach and orange blossom, while the palate is vivacious on the attack, with floral notes, crisp acidity and peach fruit. Great stuff at a crazy low price point.

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Podere Forte

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WINE NAME: Petruccino
PRODUCER: Podere Forte
APPELLATION: Toscana Rosso IGT
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: French Barriques
AGED FOR: 18 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5
SOIL: Galestro
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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We seriously doubt that you'll ever find a more complex and intriguing "second wine" from anywhere. This beauty takes Sangiovese to the next level, and it will present itself greatly early on, but also reward mid-term cellaring.

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Born as little brother of the great Petrucci, it come from the youngest vineyards. Wine of magnificent grapes, it surprises for its powerful structure, even after only two years from harvest. Thanks to the hard works done to improve the soil, Petruccino has become a true premier cru, inspired expression of the Podere excellent soils. We’re disregard all people stating that there is something “secondary” about this wine, as it has proven itself to be of excellent quality in multiple tastings.

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Podere Forte

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WINE NAME: Petrucci
PRODUCER: Podere Forte
APPELLATION: Toscana Rosso IGT
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: French Barriques, 100% new
AGED FOR: 18 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5
SOIL: Galestro
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Wooden case
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Petrucci possesses the most silky tannins we're ever encountered in Sangiovese. This wine does have immense concentration of fruit as well, but what impresses us even more is the lofty acidity and sincere minerality, kicking in on the back palate. This is truly a remarkable wine!

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When we first tasted this wine, we were floored by its intensity, age-worthy structure and staying power, so beautifully counterbalanced by freshness and minerality. 100% Sangiovese, the Petrucci borrows the historic name of the Podere. An old vine close to a hundred year-old oak was revived as the symbolic mother of the grapes that produce this brilliant ruby red wine with an intense bouquet of cherry and raspberry and a mineral finish. The Petrucci is unforgettable, just like the lands from which it was born.

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Pernand Vergelesses "Les Combottes"
PRODUCER: Pascal Clément
APPELLATION: Pernand Vergelesses
VOLUME: 750 cl

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Equipo Navazos

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WINE NAME: Palo Cortado Bota GF 51
PRODUCER: Equipo Navazos
APPELLATION: DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 22%
VOLUME: 375 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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La Bota de Palo Cortado 51 “Bota GF” is a stablemate to La Bota de Palo Cortado 41 “Bota NO” and La Bota de Palo Cortado 48 “Bota Punta”, as it has been sourced from another of the butts included in the solera GF-30 kept by Gaspar Florido in its old cellars at Rubiños St, in the very heart of the “Barrio” in Sanlúcar de Barrameda–and later moved to a dilapidated complex on the road to Trebujena which is still in use though no longer as a cellaring facility.

Until 2013-2014, these butts have rested at the sacristy of Bodegas Pedro Romero, back to the “Barrio” and in fact very close to their original location. The label legend “Bota GF” is of course our modest tribute to the original wine and its maker until 2007.

Together with the rest of the releases in this short series, La Bota de Palo Cortado 51 “Bota GF” gives an increasingly rare opportunity to encapsulate and enjoy a little sample of the history of the Sherry district. We are talking about releases 41, 47, 48, 49, and 51: their estimated average ages range from 50–in the case of the youngest–to 80 years. There is simply not that much venerably old wine left around anymore, not to mention as balanced and harmonious as these; not even in the combined cellars of Jerez, El Puerto and Sanlúcar, and we fear that the chances of having access to jewels such as these are unlikely to abound in the future–especially at these prices and in lots of multiple wines of the same breed for us to compare.

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Equipo Navazos

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WINE NAME: Ovni Palomino
PRODUCER: Equipo Navazos
APPELLATION: Jérez
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6

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Equipo Navazos

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WINE NAME: Ovni Palmino Ximenez
PRODUCER: Equipo Navazos Ximenez
APPELLATION: Jérez
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6

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Clos Saron

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WINE NAME: Out of the Blue Cinsault
PRODUCER: Clos Saron
APPELLATION: California
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Cinsault
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 20 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in tank
AGED IN: Tank and neutral barrels
AGED FOR: 10 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2000
ALTITUDE: 500
SOIL: Decomposed volcanic rocks
YEAR PLANTED: 1888
DENSITY: 1500
YIELD: 1,5 kg/ranka
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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130 years old (!), gnarly Cinsault vines create this individual wine, which we believe sets a new standard for the variety!

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After a devastating frost at Clos Saron in 2011, Gideon decided to source fruit elsewhere, in order to produce “something”. The result was highly successful as he started a collaboration with organic Lodi grower Markus Bokisch. There are actually three different Cinsaults in the Clos Saron range these, and we’ve chosen the foot-stomped, wildly aromatic Out of the Blue as our Brix Wine pick.

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Bedrock Wine Co.

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WINE NAME: Old Vine Zinfandel
PRODUCER: Bedrock Wine Company
APPELLATION: California
GRAPE VARIETIES: 77% Zinfandel, 23% Carignane, Mourvedre, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Abouriou, Aubun and assorted mixed white varieties.
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete and French oak vats
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 25 days
MALOLACTIC: Done i barrel
AGED IN: French oak barrels, mostly neutral
AGED FOR: 14 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5%
YEAR PLANTED: Vines averages 80 years old
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural

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Doubtless, the Bedrock Old Vine Zin takes this worn out labeling to the next level. Where nearly all others wines, sharing a similar name, this compelling wine show serious structure and pure class. It clearly demonstrate the importance of vine age, but even more so what true blending skills are all about.

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“The Old Vine Zinfandel comes from a smattering of sites, most of them in Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley and the Russian River Valley. As always, the Old Vine is really best described as a mixed-blacks, as other grapes – both red and white – comprise about 23% of the blend. It’s always a treat to see what Morgan Twain Peterson and his colleague Chris Cottrell are up to at Bedrock, where the focus is on showcasing California’s heritage sites and their extraordinary pedigree, something Bedrock and a handful of like-minded wineries have taken with notable enthusiasm.” Antonio Galloni

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Big Basin

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WINE NAME: Old Corral Syrah
PRODUCER: Big Basin
APPELLATION: Santa Cruz Mountains
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Syrah
FERMENTATION TANKS: Plastic bins
YEASTS: Indigenous
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: French oak
AGED FOR: 22 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,4
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1.308
ALTITUDE: 420
YEAR PLANTED: 2006/2007
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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The Old Corral vineyard was high density planted in 2006/2007. Low yields and whole clusters create a hugely structured yet elegant wine, positively flirting with the finest from Northern Rhone.

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“Old Corral is the eternal reminder that maintaining transparency to site is our end-game. Ultimately, transparency is about revealing all of the nuance and detail a given site has to offer, and if that site is extraordinary, an extraordinary wine is the result. Each vine in Old Corral is planted only three feet apart. The dramatic, steeply terraced rows these vines are planted to are similar to extreme vineyards in the world’s top Syrah regions in the Northern Rhone Valley. These hand farmed vineyards force you to invest a lot for little (grapes) in return. But what you do at harvest proves that it is worth what it takes.” Bradley Brown, Winemaker

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Fabrizio Iuli

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WINE NAME: Nino
PRODUCER: Fabrizio Iuli
APPELLATION: Vino Rosso
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Noir
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless Steel
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 14 Days
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: Used French Barrels
AGED FOR: 16 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 4000
ALTITUDE: 350-400
SOIL: Calcareous Clay
YEAR PLANTED: 1999
DENSITY: 6,000 vines/hectare
YIELD: 1.5 kg per plant
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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A completely unique expression of Pinot Nero from the white soil of Monferrato.
Tiny production made from 2 hectares total.
The affectionate young sister of the bunch…
Dijon clones 777, 114, 115.

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Nino means baby in dialect… and this vineyard, and project of making Pinot Noir in Monferrato is absolutely Fabrizio’s baby. Fabrizio planted a hectare of Pinot Nero (he says in Italy it is Pinot Nero, that Pinot Noir is only in…

France). His father and the residents of our 100 person town all shook their heads in dismay as Fabrizio ripped up old Barbera vines to put this ‘foreign and strange’ grape in their little village. Fabrizio chose Dijon clones for their aromatics… the part of Burgundies that obviously always intrigued him the most, and took some lessons and pointers from his long time friend and colleague Flavio Basilicata of Le Due Terre who had been producing Pinot Nero in Friuli since the late 80’s. With each vintage we see and feel the difference of another year of age on the vines, manifested in our glasses more than with any other of our varieties. It has been exciting to see what each new vintage brings with this finicky but obviously happy to be here vineyard. This wine has become somewhat of an icon for Pinot lovers in Italy, and Fabrizio began to have more demand than he had wine for, and so in 2011 Fabrizio rented another hectare of Pinot Noir already farmed organically just 20 minutes from our own vineyards. Spiced fruit, delicate balance, it’s a Pinot Nero without pretense that is ready to be enjoyed immediately upon bottling (unlike many of the great Burgundies).

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Montepeloso

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WINE NAME: Nardo
PRODUCER: Montepeloso
VOLUME: 750 cl

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Manni Nössing

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WINE NAME: Muller Thurgau
PRODUCER: Manni Nössing
APPELLATION: Südtirol Eisacktalet
GRAPE VARIETIES: Muller Thurgau
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Screw Crok

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WINE NAME: Montecucco
PRODUCER: Poggio Trevvalle
APPELLATION: DOC Montecucco Rosso
GRAPE VARIETIES: 60% Sangiovese 20% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless Steel
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: Stainless Steel
MALOLACTIC: In new and used (2/3 times) 225 and 500 lt. barriques
AGED IN: In new and used (2/3 times) 225 and 500 lt. barriques
AGED FOR: 12 months in barrels plus 6 months in bottle
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Powdered egg albumen – 5 micron polypropylene cartridges
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5 % vol.
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 5,000 bottles
ALTITUDE: 70 south for Sangiovese and from 70 to 50 north for Cabernet and Merlot
SOIL: Sandy for Sangiovese, clayey for the other two
YEAR PLANTED: Sandy for Sangiovese, clayey for the other two
DENSITY: 4,500 for Sangiovese, 5,000 for the other two vines/hectare
YIELD: 1.5 for Sangiovese, 1.0 for the other two kg per vine
VOLUME: 66 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Wooden box
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Cabernet Sauvignon, introduced in Italy via Piemonte in the 1820’s, continues to spread southwards and features in many of Italy’s more cosmopolitan producers’ most cherished wines.

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Montecucco is a DOC that borders the famous DOCG of Brunello di Montalcino, and on the other side the Maremma. Soil is sandy and full of clay, with the protection of the ancient and extinct volcano Mt. Amiata that overlooks and protects the vines of the most important regions of Tuscany, Chianti to Montalcino! 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, fermented in steel, malolactic and ageing in new and used French oak barrels. Aged a total of 2 years in barrel and then an additional 6 months in bottle.

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Quinta do Vale Meao

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WINE NAME: Monte Meao Tourliga Nacional
PRODUCER: Quinta do Vale Meao
APPELLATION: Duoro
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 3
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural Cork

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Miani

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Meursault 1er Cru "Les Charmes"
PRODUCER: Pascal Clément
APPELLATION: Meursault 1er Cru
GRAPE VARIETIES: Charonnay
VOLUME: 750 cl

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Mersault
PRODUCER: Pascal Clément
APPELLATION: Mersault
GRAPE VARIETIES: Chardonnay
VOLUME: 750 cl

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Croatto

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WINE NAME: Merlot Clàs
PRODUCER: Croatto
APPELLATION: Friuli
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Merlot
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 30 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in Barriques
AGED IN: French Barriques, 25% new
AGED FOR: 18 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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An old school Merlot with present tannins, fresh acidity and floral additions to its red and black fruit character. Great aging potential.

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Do you remember the old school Right Bank Bordeaux wines you tasted back in the days? Pencil shavings, cigar box made of fragrant cedar wood, herbaceous additions adding complexity to the red- and blackcurrant flavors, all framed by serious, grippy tannins and fresh, salivating acidity; you get the idea. Sadly these classics are mostly gone from Bordeaux, but we found an amazing alternative in Croatto’s Merlot Clàs.

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Quinta do Vale Meao

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WINE NAME: Meandro Reserve Port
PRODUCER: Quinta do Vale Meao
APPELLATION: Duoro
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural Cork

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Quinta do Vale Meao

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WINE NAME: Meandro
PRODUCER: Quinta do Vale Meao
APPELLATION: Duoro
FERMENTATION TANKS: Lagares and Stainless steel
YEASTS: Native
MACERATION: 30 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in tank
AGED IN: French Barriques, 2-4 years old
AGED FOR: 18 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Clarified with egg whites, no filtration
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 130.000
ALTITUDE: 100-400 metres above sea level
SOIL: Granite, gravel and schist
YEAR PLANTED: 1970-2007
DENSITY: Ca 5000 vines per hectare
YIELD: 1 kg/vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Few wines, from anywhere, offer the same precision, year in and year out. Indigenous varieties and classic upbringing in French oak barrels create the perfect mixture of the Upper Duoro and the rest of the World. Very hard to beat Q/P-Ratio!

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Meandro is the second wine of this pedigree estate, located in the Upper Duoro. Younger vines and used oak barrels are used in this accessible yet age-worthy version. Rarely do we/you came across wines with a better ratio in terms of quality and price. This wine offer so much Brix Wine identity! Don’t miss it.

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Equipo Navazos

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WINE NAME: Manzanilla Pasada Bota 70 Magnum
PRODUCER: Equipo Navazos
APPELLATION: D.O. Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 16%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1600
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 1500
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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The real average age of this manzanilla pasada must be around 13 years. It is a complex and powerful wine, of balanced freshness and elegant oxidation notes that make it truly unique. Stunningly versatile on the dinner table, it matches a wide variety of food, including rich fish dishes, charcuterie, truffled eggs. Best served around 11º C, in moderately large stemware.

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The historic premises of Calle Misericordia in Sanlúcar de Barrameda were thoroughly refurbished just a few years ago. The works did not significantly affect the thousands of casks of the solera and criaderas of manzanilla that are maturing in the two main buildings, but it did change the disposition and the wines of the Sala de Banderas, mainly casks of amontillado in the most delicate Sanlúcar style. Besides the dozens of butts that surround the space in this cozy bodega, there are a few vessels that are especial because of their size and their origins, among them two toneles of 90 arrobas (i.e. 1500 liters each), singularly placed in two of the corners of the room, separated from the main rows of casks that are standing by the wall.

These two casks were filled with a selection of the best wines of the first criadera (1/41) of the extraordinary manzanilla pasada from Misericordia (same genealogy as our remarkable releases no.10, 20, 30, etc. of the La Bota series). These two toneles of manzanilla pasada have been ageing for a couple more years in such unique place until their contents has been bottled for this release La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada 69 “Mágnum”.

The real average age of this manzanilla pasada must be around 13 years. It is a complex and powerful wine, of balanced freshness and elegant oxidation notes that make it truly unique. Stunningly versatile on the dinner table, it matches a wide variety of food, including rich fish dishes, charcuterie, truffled eggs. Best served around 11º C, in moderately large stemware.

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Equipo Navazos

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Manzanilla Pasada Bota 59
PRODUCER: Equipo Navazos
APPELLATION: D.O. Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 16%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 3500
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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Rafael Rivas, capataz for several decades at La Guita cellars at Sanlúcar’s Calle Misericordia until his retirement in 2011, started in 1986 this 15-butt solera with a well-aged manzanilla. The plan was to produce an old manzanilla of exceptional quality, should one be required to add some extra kick to the commercial releases of the house.

But no such kick was ever required, and so, in order to preserve its character and prevent its turning into an amontillado, capataz Rivas pampered these 15 butts and ‘touching’ them only sparsely, sometimes as little as only every two years, with testimonial sacas of only four or five arrobas (roughly 5×16=80 liters) and refilling them with wines sourced from the best solera of La Guita. The result is a true manzanilla pasada, extremely singular in style. Like the good old ones.

Another feature that contributes to this wine’s singularity and unmatched biological character (intense and steely notes of salinity on the palate) is the way the butts are filled almost up to a tocadedos (within finger reach from the top)—well above the customary 5/6 in the Sherry region. This way, the yeast layer or “flor” (truly weakened now by the wine’s age and lack of nutrients) in these butts is more reduced and can be maintained with those scarce refills. It still performs its function as physical barrier against the wine’s oxidation, but in its diminished state it cannot be fully effective and so this manzanilla offers elegant oxidation notes and a budding rise in its alcohol level, at about 16%.

This prodigious wine was never bottled until Equipo Navazos selected it in 2008 for its 10th release of ‘La Bota de…’, followed two years later by edition number 20 “Bota Punta”, and then a few more that have been celebrated by many wine lovers who are absolutely crazy for this superb manzanilla pasada.

The real average age of La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada 59 must be around 15 years. It is a complex and powerful wine, of balanced freshness and elegant oxidation notes that make it truly unique. Stunningly versatile on the dinner table, it matches a wide variety of dishes, from the most easygoing (rich fish dishes, fish-based rice recipes, charcuterie) to the most difficult (scrambled eggs with boletus edulis, runny sheep cheeses, asian spicy food). Best served around 12º C, in moderately large stemware.

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Equipo Navazos

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Manzanilla Bota 71
PRODUCER: Equipo Navazos
APPELLATION: D.O. Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda
GRAPE VARIETIES: Palmino Fino 100%
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 15%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 5000+
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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Showing a well settled and profound profile as well as salty and cheerful vibrancy, La Bota de Manzanilla No.71 is an unbeatable match on the dinner table. It excels with dishes from the Spanish seafood tradition: mackerel potatoes, tuna stew, oven preparations and boiled shellfish; and international cuisine: toro sashimi, marinated herrings, mussels. It has been bottled after only the slightest filtration in order to preserve its genuine character and its deep golden color with green hues as if straight from the butt.

The Wine’s Story

This is the eighth release of La Bota de Manzanilla de EQUIPO NAVAZOS, all of them with a pure Sanlúcar character, which this time we have sourced from a different place in order to retake with even more enthusiasm the authenticity of the original style of our manzanilla. It has been very helpful the fact that they have had access to several dozens of toneles and botas of outworldly quality, casks that have been carefully put apart and looked after by Eduardo Ojeda and his team along one decade, since they arrived to Sanlúcar in January 2007. The estimated average age of this manzanilla is seven years.

Showing a well settled and profound profile as well as salty and cheerful vibrancy, La Bota de Manzanilla No.71 is an unbeatable match on the dinner table. It excels with dishes from the Spanish seafood tradition: mackerel potatoes, tuna stew, oven preparations and boiled shellfish; and international cuisine: toro sashimi, marinated herrings, mussels. It has been bottled after only the slightest filtration in order to preserve its genuine character and its deep golden color with green hues as if straight from the butt.

It is advisable to handle this manzanilla with just as much care as any other great white wine. It should be served at about 9/11ºC in fairly large stemware, never in the cliché copita.

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Fabrizio Iuli

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Malidea
PRODUCER: Fabrizio Iulib
APPELLATION: Vino Rosso
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Nebbiolo
FERMENTATION TANKS: 3,000 Liter Stainless Steel
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 3 Weeks
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: French Barrels
AGED FOR: 28 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 3500 Bottles
ALTITUDE: 300-500
SOIL: Calcareous Clay
YEAR PLANTED: 2003
DENSITY: 6,000 vines/hectare
YIELD: 1.5 kg per plant
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

Quick Facts

Malidea means ‘Bad idea’ in Italian, and is the name of the hill between the Nebbiolo and Barbera vines.
We call this wine the ‘rock star’ of the bunch!

The Wine’s Story

Malidea means ‘bad idea’ in Italian. Fabrizio has a sense of humor that he brings with him in the vineyard and cellar, and when he found out the name of the hill seperating his Barbera vineyards from this Nebbiolo…

vineyards was named such, he thought it would have a great double meaning, in his words; ‘Whats a better name for a wine to share on a first or second date!’The Nebbiolo vineyard was planted in 2003, so Fabrizio’s idea was to add his old vine Barbera to this young fruit to give it some backbone and strenght. The marriage of Nebbiolo and Barbera is also nothing new. The acidity and powerful bright fruit that the Barbera brings, together with the Tannins and aromatics of the Nebbiolo makes for a perfect wine marriage… and an ageing potential ‘di paura.’

After 4 vintages of blending these two varieties, we will finally see Fabrizio’s dream of producing a 100% Nebbiolo from Monferrato come true with the 2010 vintage.

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Domaine Saint Amant

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Les Clapas
PRODUCER: Domaine Saint Amant
APPELLATION: Côtes du Rhône Rouge
GRAPE VARIETIES: 50 % grenache, 50 % syrah
ALTITUDE: +500m
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Altitude Côtes du Rhône! Here, the vines are above 450m high. The temperature is cooler – 5° less than in Beaumes de Venise. The harvest takes place 3 weeks later than in the plain. You can feel the freshness of the mountains and the warmth of the South. The wines are fruity, spicy, fresh and gouleyant.

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HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Les Cimels Rouge
PRODUCER: Château d’Or et de Gueules
APPELLATION: Costières de Nimes
GRAPE VARIETIES: 60% Syrah, 30% Carignan, 10% Grenache
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 28 days
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: Mainly in stainless steel, only partly in used wooden barrels
AGED FOR: 12 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5%
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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The Southern Rhone valley is loaded with wines offering great quality/price-ratios, and this is yet another one! The difference compared to most wines from the area is that the main variety in the blend is Syrah, while most others rely on Grenache. The difference is vital, as Les Cimels Rouge provides a lot more weight and tilts towards a darker fruit spectrum. It also carries more tannins than your average Cotes du Rhone, but this is beautifully balanced by the intense fruitiness provided by Carignan grapes fermented using the carbonic maceration technique.

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HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Les Cimels Blanc
PRODUCER: Château d’Or et de Gueules
APPELLATION: Costières de Nimes
GRAPE VARIETIES: 70% Grenache Blanc, 15% Rolle, 15% Roussanne
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MALOLACTIC: Done i tank
AGED IN: Stainless steel
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

Quick Facts

Based on Grenache Blanc with added weight provided by 15% each of Rolle and Roussanne, this is cleverly made as low fermentation temperature provide great aromatics, while limited use of Battonage add density and a a creamy mid-palate texture. A bargain with a Southern Rhone temperament.

The Wine’s Story

A truly interesting Southern Rhone blend composed of 70% Grenache Blanc, Rolle (Vermentino) and Roussanne, this is generous and pretty hard to resist with its straightforward personality. Yet, the generosity of fruit is also cleverly balanced by texture and a fruity, gently tropical appeal. In our opinion, this is the sort of white wine, we’d be happy to find served by the glass at our local weekday restaurant, but we wouldn’t mind it at home either.

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Raymond Usseglio

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Les Amandiers
PRODUCER: Raymond Usseglio
APPELLATION: Vin de France
GRAPE VARIETIES: 70 % Grenache, 10 % Alicante, 10% Merlot, 10% Clairette
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Le Marie

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Le Marie Mixed Case
PRODUCER: Le Marie
APPELLATION: Various
GRAPE VARIETIES: Malvasia Moscato, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: Various
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: Stainless steel / större ekfat
AGED FOR: 6-12 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: Limited
ALTITUDE: 350-500
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 (2+2+2)
PACKAGING TYPE: Cardboard
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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This is a mixed case consisting of 2 bottles each of:
2 x Blanc de Lissart 2016
2 x Dolcetto 2016
2 x Debarges Nebbiolo 2014

The Wine’s Story

This presentation is in Swedish, due to a temporary launch at Systembolaget.

Grattis! Du har precis investerat i något unikt. Denna ”vinlåda” innehåller tre utvalda viner från coola Le Marie i Piemonte. 

Belägna i den aningen obskyra sub-regionen Barge i de västra delarna av Piemonte, inte långt från franska gränsen, producerar familjen högst personliga viner med tydlig ursprungskaraktär. Vingårdarna ligger vackert belägna på foten av Mount Viso på närmare 500 meters höjd. Här är jorden är full av röd skiffer och mineraler vilket ger ett bra grepp och fin syra i vinerna.

Familjefirman Le Marie består av vinmakaren Valerio, hans fru Luigina och barnen Simona och Daniele som alla är högst delaktiga i produktionen. De 10 hektaren odlas ekologiskt och vinerna är charmigt naturliga men samtidigt rena och fruktiga. Man gör klassiska Piemonteviner av druvorna Dolcetto, Barbara och Nebbiolo men även kvalitativt bubbel och det unika, torr vita vinet Blanc de Lissart, vilket vi lyckats få med i lådan! 

Hoppas att du gillar det här projektet lika mycket som vi gör och stort tack för att du vill prova!

Blanc de Lissart 2016 (2 flaskor); 100% Malvasia Moscato, 169 kr 

Detta är det enda vin i världen producerat av denna udda, men spännande druva. Druvorna handplockas och jäser på ståltank där vinet ligger och vilar i 6 månader innan buteljering. 

Doften är generös och dryper av stenfrukter, medan smaken är torr, strukturerad och positivt stenig. Vi tänker grillade skaldjur/fetare fisk med smakrika tillbehör gärna med en liten asiatisk touch. Ge gärna vinet en timme i karaff och servera vid ca 10C.

Dolcetto 2016 (2 flaskor); 100% Dolcetto, 159 kr 

En av Piemonte viktigaste druvor, framför allt historiskt. Le Maries version är kaxigare i frukten än de flesta andra Dolcettoviner och bjuder på mörka körsbär, viol and fina syror. 

Vinet jäser på ståltank och ligger med skalkontakt en knapp vecka innan pressning. Du dricker det med fördel lite svalt, typ 14-15C. Krydda upp både fågel och fläsk och lägg på grillen. Funkar både före, under och efter.

Debargés 2014 (2 flaskor); 100% Nebbiolo, 175 kr 

Vi älskar Nebbiolo och erbjuder flera versioner men ingen påminner om denna. Schyst intensitet med propra tanniner i en inte alltför tätsittande kostym, där de järnhaltiga sandjordarna spelar stor roll för slutresultatet. 

11 månader i neutrala fat ger vinet en utvecklad charm och härlig struktur. Passar till det mesta, men vi föredrar en somrig pasta med liten krämighet. 15-16C är en bra serveringstemperatur. Kan med fördel lagras uppåt 5 år

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Heymann-Löwenstein

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Laubach
PRODUCER: Heymann-Löwenstein
APPELLATION: Mosel
GRAPE VARIETIES: Riesling
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Screw Cork

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Olivier Riviere

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Las Vinas de Eusebio
PRODUCER: Olivier Riviere
APPELLATION: Rioja
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Tempranillo
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 25 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: French oak; Barrique and Tonneau
AGED FOR: 24 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 800
ALTITUDE: 550
SOIL: Lime stone
YEAR PLANTED: 1930
DENSITY: 3.000
YIELD: 500 grams/vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natiural

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If post modernist Rioja exists, then this is the star. Tightly wound and elegant, showing absolutely no signs of over ripeness, excessive extraction or lofty oak treatment. Naked yet intense, this beauty is destined for greatness.

The Wine’s Story

Sourced from a single vineyard in Rioja Alavesa, this set a new benchmark for Olivier Riviere. Amazingly aromatic and tightly structured, the Eusebio will require patience in order to realized its true potential. Aged for 24 months in mostly neutral barrels, its acidic profile and red fruit flavors offer connoisseurs a new beginning from this renowned wine producing region.

When exploring Rioja in recent years, plenty of “modern” wines are being released, offering internationalized flavors, dominated by toasty oak and rich fruits, but limited amounts of what we aim for; sincerity and a true sense of place. Las Vinas de Eusebio offers just that in spades.

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Francesco Rinaldi

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Langhe Nebbiolo
PRODUCER: Francesco Rinaldi
APPELLATION: Langhe Nebbiolo d'Alba
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Nebbiolo
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless Steel
MACERATION: 20-30 days
AGED IN: Slavonia oak barrel
AGED FOR: 12 months
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 4000
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Naturl Cork

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La Ca Növa

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Langhe Nebbiolo
PRODUCER: La Ca Növa
APPELLATION: Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Nebbiolo
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 20 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: Slavolian Botti sized 30HL
AGED FOR: 12 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5%
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

Quick Facts

If you're looking for a solid Nebbiolo, look no further! La Ca Növa's entry-level Nebbiolo manages to capture the essence of the variety with a pure fruit expression and personality enough to leave all contenders aside.

The Wine’s Story

Everybody knows that Nebbiolo is a tricky grape variety. It demands attention. It needs a good spot. Well, these fundamentals aren’t news to anybody in the business, and still so many poor examples are available, even from renowned producers. La Ca Növa doesn’t need to bother, as their Langhe Nebbiolo fulfills all our everyday Piedmontese cravings, and propels desires to taste their high-end stuff.

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Olivier Riviere

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: La Vallada
PRODUCER: Olivier Riviere
APPELLATION: Arlanza
GRAPE VARIETIES: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 20 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: Neutral French oak
AGED FOR: 12 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1.200
ALTITUDE: 900+
SOIL: Decomposed schist
DENSITY: 3.000
YIELD: 1,0 kg/vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

Quick Facts

From the new Arlanza appellation, located north of Ribera del Duero. High altitude vineyards create great tension in this structured yet rewarding Tempranillo wine.

The Wine’s Story

The gnarly vines behind this vivid and structured wine is old, ranging from 50-100 years of age. The high altitude, exceeding 900 metres above sea level, provides a continental climate with cold winters and hot summers, but even more importantly, severe differences between day and night. These changes in temperature variations fixate the color as well as deliver high acidity grapes. In a way, this wine encapsulates why Olivier Riviera is the real deal. Stunning value for money, considering its great aging potential.

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Domaine Saint Amant

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: La Tabardonne
PRODUCER: Domaine Saint Amant
APPELLATION: Côtes du Rhône Blanc
GRAPE VARIETIES: 90% viognier, 10% roussanne
MALOLACTIC: No
AGED IN: Old french oak barrels
AGED FOR: 2 years
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 5000
ALTITUDE: 370-500
SOIL: Small limestone-clay terraces
YIELD: 25Hl/Ha
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Fabrizio Iuli

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WINE NAME: La Rina
PRODUCER: Fabrizio Iuli
APPELLATION: Vino Rosso
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Slarina
FERMENTATION TANKS: Acacia wood
YEASTS: Native
MACERATION: 70 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in tank
AGED IN: Concrete
AGED FOR: 6 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 10,5
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2.500
ALTITUDE: 200
SOIL: Limestone, rich in iron
YEAR PLANTED: 2014
DENSITY: 6.000
YIELD: 1 kg/vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

Quick Facts

It's new and its daring. It's 100% Slarina grapes. It doesn't really taste like anything we've ever encountered before. Fabrizio Iuli continues to walk the line. Well done!

The Wine’s Story

Hey, my name is La Rina, and Fabrizio produced me from 100% Slarina grapes! I’m here for all of you adventurous Sommeliers and consumers alike. As none of you have any ideas of my whereabouts, so my best advise is to pour a glass and see for yourself. Hell, you might well find me pretty attractive! I know that Fabrizio and Brix Wine are big fans already.

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Domaine Saint Amant

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WINE NAME: La Borry
PRODUCER: Domaine Saint Amant
APPELLATION: Cotes du Rhone
GRAPE VARIETIES: 95% Viognier, 5% Roussanne
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: None
MALOLACTIC: Blocked
AGED IN: Stainless steel tanks
AGED FOR: 8 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Both
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 12.000
ALTITUDE: 600
SOIL: Limestone
YEAR PLANTED: 1993
DENSITY: 6.000
YIELD: 1,2 kg/vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

Quick Facts

A pretty unique Southern Rhone white, made from Viognier with a tiny splash of Roussanne. Very elegant expression reflecting the high altitude vineyards from where it was grown.

The Wine’s Story

This is a versatile and food friendly white wine, made from the aromatic Viognier variety. A dollop of Roussanne adds mid-palate width and hints of spice. Grown at 600+ metres above sea level, the windy conditions give grapes with high acidity, resulting in elegant wines. La Borry also has the advantage of a modest price tag, meaning that this is one of our everyday drinking wines.

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WINE NAME: La Bolida
PRODUCER: Chateau d’Or et de Gueules
APPELLATION: Costières de Nimes
GRAPE VARIETIES: 90% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 30 days
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: French Barriques + big oak barrels from the local Orléan forest
AGED FOR: 12 + 18 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 3.000
YEAR PLANTED: 1913
DENSITY: 3.000
YIELD: 300 gram/vine (10 hl/ha)
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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90+ year old Mourvedre vines provide immense structure to this old school, rustic and mineral-driven wines, built to age as long as you like. Basically, it's a true Vin de Garde, as they used to make them, and we think it's pretty unique to find similar stuff these days.

The Wine’s Story

We’re big fans of Mourvedre. It provides structure to wimpy Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines, tastes like Nebbiolo in Bandol yet is wild and untamed in South Australia, Jumilla and Paso Robles. It you haven’t realized this variety’s diversity yet, you have certainly missed something vital. And then, there’s La Bolida from Costières du Nimes; the brainchild of all of them mentioned above. Enough said.

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Olivier Riviere

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WINE NAME: La Bastide
PRODUCER: Olivier Riviere
APPELLATION: Rioja
VOLUME: 750 cl

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Manni Nössing

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WINE NAME: Kerner
PRODUCER: Manni Nössing
APPELLATION: Alto Adige
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Kerner
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Native
MACERATION: None
MALOLACTIC: Blocked
AGED IN: Stainless steel tanks
AGED FOR: 9 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Light filtration
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 6.000
ALTITUDE: 650
SOIL: Chalk
DENSITY: 5.000
YIELD: 500 grams/vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

Quick Facts

The Kerner grape variety has found its true home in the rugged hills of the Isarco Valley in Alto Adige, and Manni Nössing master it better than anybody else. A true white wine gem.

The Wine’s Story

The Kerner grape variety (a German cross between Riesling and Trolling) has found its true home in the rugged hills of the Isarco Valley in Alto Adige, and Manni Nössing master it better than anybody else. His Kerner is a true white wine gem which offers rich stone fruit flavours and lively acidity.

Kerner grown in Germany never reaches the pedigree complexity of Manni’s wines, and this fact relies completely on his high altitude vineyards with poor, chalky soils. Fans of densely structured white wines with great cellar potential may well have found a new favourite here.

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Juliane Eller

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Juwel Weisswein Trocken
PRODUCER: Julianne Eller
APPELLATION: Rheinhessen
GRAPE VARIETIES: Riesling, Muller Thurgau, Silvaner
FERMENTATION TANKS: Steel
AGED IN: Steeltankl
AGED FOR: 6 months
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
BOTTLE SEALING: Screw Cork

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Bedrock Wine Co.

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WINE NAME: Judge Ranch Sauvignon Blanc
PRODUCER: Bedrock Wine Company
APPELLATION: Bennet Valley
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
FERMENTATION TANKS: Cigar-shaped, large French oak barrels
YEASTS: Natural
AGED IN: Cigar-shaped, large French oak barrels
AGED FOR: 10 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,2%
SOIL: Rocky as hell
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Barrel aged Sauvignon Blanc is a house favorite, and we often turn to Bordeaux, when choosing a white for dinner. This is of course riper in style, but it also possesses serious texture and wonderful balance.

The Wine’s Story

“This vineyard is so rocky that Joe and Gail Judge were forced to remove 1000 tons of stone before creating adequate soil for vines. This greatly devigorates the overly enterprising Sauvignon Blanc vines and results in fragrant wines of solidly wrought temper. The wine was fermented entirely in the cigare barrels made famous by Didier Dagueneau, coopered to our specifications (aka, tight grain and very light toast) for us by our friends at Tonnellerie Atelier. Exotic and ambrosial, this wine captures what I love best about good Sauvignon Blanc—great aromatic complexity paired with nice texturing.” Morgan Twain-Peterson

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Poderi Il Carnasciale

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WINE NAME: Il Caberlot
PRODUCER: Poderi Il Carnasciale
APPELLATION: Tuscany
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Caberlot
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 25 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in tank
AGED IN: French Barriques, ca 70% new
AGED FOR: 20 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 3.200 bottles annually (magnums only)
ALTITUDE: 350
SOIL: Limestone, rich in iron
YEAR PLANTED: 1986
DENSITY: 8-11.000 vines per hectare
YIELD: 300-500 grams per vine
VOLUME: 150 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 3
PACKAGING TYPE: Wooden case
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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First produced in 1988 (mostly from purchased fruit), this iconic wine has since then gained world status amongst planets Earths greatest wines. The variety is unique and grown only here. As in here on the planet! Meticulous care of the vineyards and attention to details are second to none at this very special estate.

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Big Basin

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WINE NAME: Homestead Block Roussanne
PRODUCER: Big Basin
APPELLATION: Santa Cruz Mountains
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Roussanne
YEASTS: Natural
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: French Barriques, 25% new
AGED FOR: 17 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1.176
SOIL: Granite
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Big Basin's Roussanne belongs to our most unique wines. This grape variety is capable of producing wines with immense longevity, and the Homestead Block bottling will rival basically anything from the Northern Rhone valley.

The Wine’s Story

Roussanne is a true wine connoisseur’s wine. It’s not a widely known grape, but those in the know go wild for wonderful examples of this rare white Rhone wine which can age gracefully for decades. Big Basin’s version come from their tiny one acre plot of Roussanne planted in the Homestead Block, and it’s the only planting of this grape in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It’s a demanding and powerful wine; packed full of complexities, nuances and personality, loaded with verve and energy. This rare Roussanne is destined to age wonderfully, and properly aged bottles with 10+ years of cellar time will be a truly sublime experience.

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Clos Saron

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WINE NAME: Home Vineyard Pinot Noir
PRODUCER: Clos Saron
APPELLATION: Sierra Foothills
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Noir
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 20 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: Neutral French oak barrels
AGED FOR: 16 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2000
ALTITUDE: 500
SOIL: Decomposed volcanic rock
YEAR PLANTED: 1980
DENSITY: 3000
YIELD: 1,0 kg/vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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This is intensely serious stuff, yet gracious and mineral-laced, but above all it's stamped by Gideon Beinstock's firm belief that Sierra Foothills was the place. He was right!

The Wine’s Story

The name says it all, doesn’t it? This site generally produce Clos Saron’s signature wine, the Home Vineyard Pinot Noir. Gideon’s interest in Pinot Noir is related to its unsurpassed ability to capture and express the essence of its place of origin. There is an old saying, that a good Pinot expresses its varietal, whereas a great one expresses its terroir… You will certainly find Clos Saron’s Pinots distinctly different from their Burgundy, Russian River, Central Coast, and Oregon relatives, while being as true to their varietal as any. We’re seriously excited to be able to offer these rare gems to Swedish discerning Pinot Noir connoisseurs.

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Podere Forte

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WINE NAME: Guardiavigna
PRODUCER: Podere Forte
APPELLATION: Tuscana Rosso IGT
GRAPE VARIETIES: 65% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot, 10% Malbec
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: French Barriques
AGED FOR: 20 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5
SOIL: Galestro
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Wooden case
BOTTLE SEALING: Naturkork

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Guardiavigna is a Cabernet Franc based Bordeaux blend, which adds a Tuscan soul to its classic, French structure. Thanks to its rich fruit, we're enjoying this complex wine in its youth, but we will worship it when aged to perfection.

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Guardiavigna is one of the best kept Super-Tuscan secrets. Yeah, yeah, we are aware that the term “super tuscan” is as modern as analogue telephones, but if you remove the wool from your eyes, you will realize that this Cabernet Franc based blend is pretty unique. This wine carries a true Tuscan soul, with a balanced influence from Bordeaux. Perhaps thanks to its Demeter Certification, Guardiavigna is more naked in its Terroir expression compared to most other pedigree Bordeaux-blends from this area. We adore it!

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Francesco Rinaldi

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WINE NAME: Grignolino
PRODUCER: Francesco Rinaldi
APPELLATION: Grignolino d’Asti
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Grignolino
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Native
MACERATION: 8 days
MALOLACTIC: Done i tank
AGED IN: Stainless steel tanks
AGED FOR: 8 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Clarified with egg whites, light filtration
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 4.000
ALTITUDE: 250
SOIL: Clay rich in iron
DENSITY: 6.000
YIELD: 1,3 kg/vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Grignolino is an ancient variety with plenty of pips in each grape. The lofty amount of pips are the reason that Grignolino wines tend to have grippy tannins despite its low color and light body.

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Francesco Rinaldi’s light bodied Grignolino is just awesome. Low in color, it offer plenty of red berries with a positive tartness attached to its edgy tannins. Perhaps not for everybody, but we adore its drinkability and juiciness.

The variety originates from Monferrato, but in our opinion its best wines are produced from established producers in the Langa hills. Doubtless, Paola Rinaldi’s soulful version, belong in that category.

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Domaine Saint Amant

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WINE NAME: Grangeneuve
PRODUCER: Domaine Saint Amant
APPELLATION: Beaumes de Venise Rouge
GRAPE VARIETIES: 50% grenache, 30% syrah, 10% carignan, 10% viognier
FERMENTATION TANKS: Old oak tanks
AGED IN: Old oak tanks
AGED FOR: 1 year
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 18000
ALTITUDE: 350-550m
SOIL: Small limestone-clay terraces
YIELD: 38Hl/Ha
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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It’s right on top of the red AOC Beaumes de Venise, above the village of Suzette, high up at 500m and on 10 acres of small, windy terraces. The grapes that form the Cuvée Grangeneuve : old grenaches, carignan and syrah, along with white viognier are blend together from the beginning of the fermentation.

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Gevry Chambertain
PRODUCER: Pascal Clément
APPELLATION: Gevry Chambertain
GRAPE VARIETIES: Pinot Noir
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12

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Olivier Riviere

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WINE NAME: Gank
PRODUCER: Olivier Riviere
APPELLATION: Rioja
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6

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Jean Bourdy

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WINE NAME: Galant des Abbesses
PRODUCER: Jean Bourdy
APPELLATION: Savoie/Jura
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Chardonnay
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 16%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: Limited
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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This special liqueur is one of the hardest to get spirits in the world. Crafted from a centuries old recipe passed down by the Lady Abbesses of Chateau-Chalon, "Galant des Abbesses" is a heated, spiced wine fortified with Marc and aged a minimum of five years. The result is a brilliant apperitif or partner to a myriad of desserts. Nab a bottle for your collection while we have this is stock, quantities are extremely limited. Demeter certified, bio-dynamic since 2006.

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The “Galant des Abbesses” is always prepared according to the old recipe left by the Ladies Abbesses of Château Chalon in the 16th century. Owners of the vineyards of Château Chalon, they made them work and vinify the wine of Château Chalon by many vine growers. They developed this recipe, which they called “our gallant wine”. The original recipe indicated that the juice of grapes flowing from the press (the must) is put in a copper cauldron, to which we add 25 spices weighed to the nearest gram.

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Montepeloso

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WINE NAME: Gabbro
PRODUCER: Montepeloso
VOLUME: 750 cl

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Olivier Riviere

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WINE NAME: Gabaxo
PRODUCER: Olivier Riviere
APPELLATION: Rioja
GRAPE VARIETIES: 50% Tempranillo, 50% Garnacha
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Native
MACERATION: 30 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: French oak; Tonneau. No new oak.
AGED FOR: 14 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 12.000
ALTITUDE: 350
SOIL: Limestone
YEAR PLANTED: ???
DENSITY: 3.000
YIELD: Low. Very low.
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Truly unique wine from Spain's most famous wine region. This 50/50 blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha, aged in neutral oak is fruity, racy and finishes with great grip, thanks to plenty of stems in the fermentation tanks.

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50% Tempranillo and 50% Garnacha are folded together in this post-modernist Rioja version. High praise from around the globe are well deserved here, and lovers of individual wines will find a new favourite!

Stem-infused tannins, great purity and juice acidy are hallmarks in this special wine. We’re immensely proud to introduce this wine to restaurants, but in a way even more proud that Systembolaget has embraced it as well.

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Equipo Navazos

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WINE NAME: Florpower Mas Aca MMXIV Bota 69
PRODUCER: Equipo Navazos
APPELLATION: Jérez
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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Equipo Navazos

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WINE NAME: Fino Macharnudo Alto Bota 68
PRODUCER: Equipo Navazos
APPELLATION: D.O. Jerez – Xérès – Sherry
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 15%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 6500
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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This is a wine for connoisseurs, bottled almost unfiltered in order to preserve its golden color and racy character. It can be decidedly enjoyed upon release, but its evolution in bottle will continue to delight consumers for many years, provided it is stored with the same care as any other fine white wine.

The Wine’s Story

La Bota de Fino 68 “Macharnudo Alto” is a saca made in June 2016 from the same batch of casks that already gave the seven previous editions of La Bota de Fino. This new release, of an estimated average age between ten and eleven years, comes now from a selection of casks of the solera, the first and the second criaderas. The nose shows very complex and intense aromas, and a remarkable roundness in the palate (the traditional buttery touch of old finos) as a result of the autolysis of dead “flor” yeasts resting on the bottom of the vessel. This is particularly true of the solera, where the flor is almost exhausted, while in the second criadera the yeast is still very lively and active, which provides the spiciness and pungency that are also notable features of this extraordinary wine. Of course, the first criadera has an intermediate profile between the solera and the second.

This is a wine for connoisseurs, bottled almost unfiltered in order to preserve its golden color and racy character. It can be decidedly enjoyed upon release, but its evolution in bottle will continue to delight consumers for many years, provided it is stored with the same care as any other fine white wine.

It performs best at temperatures ranging from 9-10º C, where it shows a lighter and fresher profile, to 13º C, where it fully displays its rich and complex aromatic range. On the table it is a most versatile wine, successfully matching a wide array of diverse foods: of course Ibérico ham, but also seafood dishes, shepherd’s pie, “a feira” octopus, grilled vegetables, not too mature farm cheeses…

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Bedrock Wine Co.

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WINE NAME: Evangelho Heritage Wine
PRODUCER: Bedrock Wine Company
APPELLATION: Contra Costa County
GRAPE VARIETIES: 60% Zinfandel, 18% Carignane, 22% Mourvèdre, Palomino and Mission
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete and French oak vats
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 25 days
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: French Barriques, mostly neutral
AGED FOR: 18 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5%
SOIL: Sand
YEAR PLANTED: 1895
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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The Evangelho vineyard lies just inland from the Sacramento River Delta on banks of sand that can reach 40 feet in depth. Though a warm area there is rarely a day that passes without a serious wind—very much like a Californian Mistral and the antecedent to the fog coming through the Golden Gate—racing through the vineyard. This causes the vines to shut down for much of the hot afternoons, and the result is a wine that seemingly defies conventional wisdom when it comes warm weather sites. Evangelho tends to be the lowest in pH and alcohol of the Heritage Wines, and it shows way more elegance than you thought possible by reading the appellation.

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Montepeloso

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VOLUME: 750 cl

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Domaine Collet

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WINE NAME: Empriente de Terroir Extra Brut
PRODUCER: Domaine Collet
APPELLATION: Champagne
MALOLACTIC: 60% done in stainless steel tanks, 40% blocked
AGED IN: Bottle
AGED FOR: 30 months on the fine lees
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5%
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Extra Brut Champagnes are highly fashionable, and while many are excellent, the majority is not. Domaine Collet's version is beautifully dry and in a way naked, but you'll also find the fruit for balance. This is a clever connoisseur's wine, but not at all introvert.

The Wine’s Story

To us, this is what Extra Brut Champagnes are all about. This wine show great finesse, but it’s not anemic. Instead it has great mid-palate weight to balance its low sugar and partly blocked MF, allowing flavors to shine on the soil-driven finish.

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Domaine Collet

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WINE NAME: Empreinte de Terroir Chardonnay Brut
PRODUCER: Domaine Collet
APPELLATION: Champagne
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Chardonnay
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
AGED IN: Bottle
AGED FOR: 30 months on the fine lees
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5%
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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This straight Chardonnay delivers exactly what we're looking for in Blanc de Blancs Champagne. Minerals and lemony flavors are key elements in this stripped yet flavor intensive wine.

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Wonderfully precise Chardonnay wine, just the way we like it! Far too many Blanc de Blancs Champagnes suffer from recognition. In our opinion, the Collet brothers have fully understand that, and instead created an elegant and graceful wine, lively and varietally correct as well. Again the prolonged lees contact add complexity to its nervous personality.

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Domaine Collet

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WINE NAME: Empriente de Terroir Brut
PRODUCER: Domaine Collet
APPELLATION: Champagne
GRAPE VARIETIES: xx% Chardonnay, xx% Pinot Noir, xx% Pinot Meunier
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MALOLACTIC: 80% done in tank, 20% blocked
AGED IN: Bottle
AGED FOR: 20 months on the fine lees
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5%
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Aged for 20 months on the lees, carrying a Dosage of just 7 g/l, this is truly a serious bottling considering that it's Domaine Collet's entry-level wine.

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As most serious importers, we choose our producers based on the entire range they produce, but we always pay serious attention their entry-level wines. When tasting Empriente de Terroir Brut for the first time, we realized immediately that these guys are the real deal! Considering its modest price tag, this beauty delivers in spades.

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Le Marie

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WINE NAME: Dolcetto
PRODUCER: Le Marie
APPELLATION: Barge, in the hamlet Assarti
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Dolcetto
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steal
YEASTS: natural
MACERATION: 5 days
MALOLACTIC: yes
AGED IN: steel tanks
AGED FOR: 5 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 4500
ALTITUDE: 450
SOIL: sandy marl
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Cardboard
BOTTLE SEALING: cork

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Le Marie

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WINE NAME: Debarges
PRODUCER: Le Marie
APPELLATION: Pierolese Rosso
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Nebbiolo
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Native
MACERATION: 15 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in tank
AGED IN: 2,5 HL wooden casks
AGED FOR: 18 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Clarified with egg whites, no filtration
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 5000
ALTITUDE: 450
SOIL: Sandy marl
YEAR PLANTED: 2004
DENSITY: 5000
YIELD: 1 kg / vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Cardboard
BOTTLE SEALING: Diam corks

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Jean Bourdy

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WINE NAME: Crémant du Jura
PRODUCER: Jean Bourdy
APPELLATION: Crémant du Jura
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Raymond Usseglio

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WINE NAME: Côtes du Rhône Les Claux Rouge
PRODUCER: Raymond Usseglio
GRAPE VARIETIES: 60 % GRENACHE, 20 % SYRAH, 20 % MOURVÈDRE.

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Raymond Usseglio

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WINE NAME: Côtes du Rhône Les Claux Blanc
PRODUCER: Raymond Usseglio
APPELLATION: Côtes du Rhône Blanc
GRAPE VARIETIES: 40% GRENACHE BLANC, 30 % CLAIRETTE, 30 % ROUSSANE
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Jean Bourdy

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WINE NAME: Cote du Jura Rouge
PRODUCER: Jean Bourdy
APPELLATION: Cote du Jura AOC
GRAPE VARIETIES: Poulsard, Trousseau and Pinot Noir in basically equal proportions
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 25 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: Old French Tonneau barrels
AGED FOR: 4 years
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Carton

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The local varieties Poulsard and Trousseau and Pinot Noir are the foundation for this light and elegant, yet satisfying wine. Probably, the most traditional wine that we've ever encountered (in a good way), and the complexity that arrives with age here is second to none. Taste the 1959 now, and you'll find yourself in an alley without exit signs!

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Poulsard, Trousseau and Pinot Noir compose the holy trinity in this light-bodied, refined and traditionally crafted red Jura wine, reminiscent of very few others. We’ve had the fortune to taste this wine some 50 years old, and it still provides an amazing drinking experience, hence the reason for us to always offer back vintages as well. The 1959 tastes great at present if you’re interested…

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Jean Bourdy

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Cote du Jura Blanc
PRODUCER: Jean Bourdy
APPELLATION: Cote du Jura AOC
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Chardonnay
FERMENTATION TANKS: Wood
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 25 days
MALOLACTIC: Partially blocked
AGED IN: Old oak barrels, sized 500 litres
AGED FOR: 4 years
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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A unique Chardonnay expression which derives from the poor soils in which the Bourdy family's vines are grown. Ultra classic vilification result in a wine like no other. If you're open-minded, you should at least give it a try!

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We bet most of you have never tasted Chardonnay like this! While crystal clear in its expression, this classically built-up Jura white proves to the open-minded taster that grapes are of secondary importance in the production of great wines. This is the essence of the Bourdy family’s Terroir, and while sipping this truly individual wine, it will literally take you to where it was born and raised.

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Corton Grand Cru Renardes
PRODUCER: Pascal Clément
APPELLATION: Corton Grand Cru Renardes
GRAPE VARIETIES: Pinot Noir
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12

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Big Basin

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WINE NAME: Coastview Vineyard Syrah
PRODUCER: Big Basin
APPELLATION: Santa Cruz Mountains
GRAPE VARIETIES: 96% Syrah, 4% Viognier
FERMENTATION TANKS: Plastic bins
YEASTS: Indigenous yeast
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: French Barriques
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2.004
SOIL: Granite and calcareous limestone
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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This is a site specific expression of Syrah, showing the true nature of the Gabilan Mountains. It's a powerful wine, but its vibrant finish provides elegance to balance the opulent fruit and sweet tannins.

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The Gabilan Mountains are a rugged granitic and calcareous limestone based range that is hardly hospitable to any crop other than low yielding, character rich wine grapes. Big Basin’s Coastview Vineyard Syrah clearly demonstrates the enormous potential of this very special place, but also highlights winemaker Bradley Brown’s Midas touch with one of Brix Wine’s favorite varieties.

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Big Basin

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WINE NAME: Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir
PRODUCER: Big Basin
APPELLATION: Gabilan Mountains
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Noir
FERMENTATION TANKS: Plastic Bins
YEASTS: Indigenous
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: French Barriques
AGED FOR: 15 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2.880
ALTITUDE: 720
SOIL: Decomposed quartzite/granite and limestone
YEAR PLANTED: 2008
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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The Coastview Vineyard always produce strucured wines, and this Pinot Noir is no exception. Tightly wound with positive stemmy tannins, it will reward cellaring, but the soaring aromatics make it very difficult to resist young.

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Located six miles south of Calera’s Mount Harlan AVA, the Coastview Vineyard is perched at 2,400 ft looking over the Salinas Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands and Monterey Bay. Various Dijon-clones including 113, 114, 115, 667 and 777, plus some Pisoni selection was planted in 2008 on crushed rocks of decomposed quartzite/granite and limestone soils. This is a tightly structured wine built for aging, thanks to being vinified using about 20% stem inclusion with the remainder destemmed whole berry.

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Raymond Usseglio

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WINE NAME: Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuveé Classique Rouge
PRODUCER: Raymond Usseglio
APPELLATION: Chateauneuf-du-Pape
GRAPE VARIETIES: 80 % GRENACHE, 20% MOURVÈDRE, SYRAH CINSAULT & COUNOISE
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Raymond Usseglio

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WINE NAME: Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc pur Rousanne
PRODUCER: Raymond Usseglio
APPELLATION: Chateauneuf-du-Pape
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% ROUSANNE
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Raymond Usseglio

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WINE NAME: Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
PRODUCER: Raymond Usseglio
APPELLATION: Chateauneuf-du-Pape
GRAPE VARIETIES: 40 % GRENACHE, 30 % ROUSSANE, 20 % CLAIRETTE, 10 % BOURBOULENC
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Vignobles Silvio Denz

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WINE NAME: Chateau Péby Faugères
PRODUCER: Vignobles Silvio Denz
APPELLATION: Saint Emilion Grand Cru
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Merlot
FERMENTATION TANKS: French oak vats
YEASTS: Indigenous
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: French Barriques, 100% new
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Wooden case
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Vignobles Silvio Denz

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WINE NAME: Chateau Faugères Blanc
PRODUCER: Vignobles Silvio Denz
APPELLATION: Bordeaux AOC
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: Carton
PACKAGING TYPE: 12
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Vignobles Silvio Denz

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WINE NAME: Chateau Faugères
PRODUCER: Silvio Denz
APPELLATION: Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé
GRAPE VARIETIES: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 25 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: French oak Barriques, mainly from Allier (80% new oak)
AGED FOR: 18 months.
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Clarified with egg whites
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5
ALTITUDE: 80
SOIL: Limestone and
DENSITY: 8.000
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Wooden case
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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A great, modern and positively fruit-driven red Bordeaux wine, which still manages to stay vivid and interesting. For sure it possesses big fruit, but it's the natural feeling that stays with us in the long run! This is one of Silvio Denz' greatest wines, and in this beautiful vintage it shines like the stars.

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Vignobles Silvio Denz

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WINE NAME: Chateau Cap de Faugères
PRODUCER: Vignobles Silvio Denz
APPELLATION: Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux AOC
GRAPE VARIETIES: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Indigenous
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: French Barriques
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 100.000
YEAR PLANTED: 30+ years old vines on average
DENSITY: 6.000 vines/hectare
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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This grand estate covers 46 hectares, and produces roughly 100.000 bottles annually. Both are important figures, but studied carefully, you’ll realize that yields are low and the aim is all about quality here. Vines averaging 30+ years grown in pretty densely planted vineyards create grapes of great character and enough concentration to produce wines of superior quality.

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Chassange Montrachet 1er Cru Macherelles
PRODUCER: Pascal Clément
APPELLATION: Chassange Montrachet 1er
GRAPE VARIETIES: Chadonnay
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12

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WINE NAME: Chassange Montrachet 1er Cru Clos Saint Jean
PRODUCER: Pascal Clément
APPELLATION: Chassange Montrachet 1er Cru
GRAPE VARIETIES: Chardonnay
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12

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WINE NAME: Chardonnay
PRODUCER: Ngeringa
APPELLATION: Adelaide Hills
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Chardonnay
FERMENTATION TANKS: Barriques
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: Whole bunch pressing in a slotted Pneumatic Press
MALOLACTIC: 100% Natural Malolactic Fermentation
AGED IN: French Barriques, Average age approx 5 years, 15% first use Oak
AGED FOR: 12 months in Barriques
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Very light bentonite clay fining to aid settling – no filtration
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5 % vol.
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 4500 bottles
ALTITUDE: 360 m
SOIL: Sandy Loam over Red/Orange Clay, with Sand Stone and buck-shot (high iron content)
YEAR PLANTED: 2002
DENSITY: 6666 vines/hectare
YIELD: 1 kg per vine
VOLUME: 66 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Wooden box
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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A delightful wine – rich, complex, elegant & vibrant – and one I could drink a lot of. The pleasure starts with complex aromas of white peach, melon, minerals & nuts, before rich flavours of white stone fruits, lemon, slate & a hint of honey fill the mouth. It has a sumptuous, creamy texture but is light on its feet, with zippy acidity keeping things fresh. The enjoyment ends with a long, clean finish.

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Chambolle Musigny
PRODUCER: Pascal Clément
APPELLATION: Chambolle Musigny
GRAPE VARIETIES: Pinot Noir
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12

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Clos Saron

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WINE NAME: Carte Blanche
PRODUCER: Clos Saron
APPELLATION: Sierra Foothills
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete
YEASTS: Natural
AGED IN: Concrete
AGED FOR: 12 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Unique white blend based on Albarino.

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This individual white wine originates in the Lodi AVA. This vineyard is farmed organically by Markus Bookish, and Gideon co-ferments a number of white grapes in order to create this unique wine, depending on the vintage. In 2014, grapes used were Albarino/Verdelho, and we believe that open-minded people accepting the orange wine movement will find this cuvee very joyful.

Gideon’s comments are; “This wine was 100% foot-stomped and fermented on its skins/stems, exactly as we make our reds. It is richly aromatic, textured, and flavorful, and light on its feet. Complex and refreshing.”

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Poderi Il Carnasciale

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WINE NAME: Carnasciale
PRODUCER: Poderi Il Carnasciale
APPELLATION: Tuscany
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Caberlot
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 25 days
MALOLACTIC: Yes, done in stainless steel
AGED IN: French Barriques, ca 70% new
AGED FOR: 20 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 8000 bottles
ALTITUDE: 350
SOIL: Limestone, rich in iron
YEAR PLANTED: 1986-2010
DENSITY: 8-11.000 vines per hectare
YIELD: 300-500 grams per vine
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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100% Caberlot, fermented in stainless steel and aged in French oak. Following a 20 months ageing, it was blended from barrels showing the texture for immediate drinking. That said, Carnasciale usually shows its best 5-10 years after harvest.

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Le Ragnaie

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WINE NAME: Brunello di Montalcino V.V
PRODUCER: Le Ragnaie
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete Vats
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 40 days
MALOLACTIC: Yes
AGED IN: Slavonian cask (25hL & 50hL)
AGED FOR: 36 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Yes
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 15%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1800
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural Cork

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‘V.V.’ (Vecchie Vigne) is a polarizing wine for many as it has such a tight core. It shows the freshness and brightness of this high-altitude site, the highest in all of Montalcino. Freshly cut flowers, black cherries and spices are some of the many notes that flow from the glass in this beautifully delineated Brunello. Expressive aromatics are woven throughout, adding harmony and finesse. The Ragnaie V.V. is an example of how well some of the central, higher-altitude plots performed in 2012.

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WINE NAME: Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie
PRODUCER: Il Marroneto
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese
FERMENTATION TANKS: French oak (Allier)
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 20-22 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrels
AGED IN: Barriques
AGED FOR: 41 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 5.986
ALTITUDE: 400
SOIL: Course sand including various minerals
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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A legendary wine, this Brunello defines the pedigree of the appellation, and represents the epitome of the Sangiovese grape variety. It's rare, it's expensive, but once you've tasted this elixir, we promise you that another fan for life has been born.

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Madonna delle Grazie represents the top selection at Il Marroneto. It takes it’s name from the address where the estate is located, just outside the walled-in city centre of the picturesque Montalcino village. Madonna delle Grazie is the epitome of what Sangiovese is capable of, and it’s constructed for the long haul. Whether you see it as a collectors’ item or just another great wine is entirely up to you, but we prefer the latter.

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Le Ragnaie

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WINE NAME: Brunello di Montalcino Fornace
PRODUCER: Le Ragnaie
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
FERMENTATION TANKS: Conrete vats
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 40 days
MALOLACTIC: Yes
AGED IN: Slavonian cask (25hL & 50hL)
AGED FOR: 36 months
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1800
SOIL: Clay & Limestone with Sandstone
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural Cork

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Elegance, that is the heartbeat of Le Ragnaie’s wines. Vigneron Riccardo Campinoti has rapidly ascended the ranks of a stoic and timeless region. 2010 marked the second year to shun the use of barriques for maturation and for all fermentation to occur in concrete. Many consider 2010 to be an all-time great and for Riccardo it was his moment to be appreciated by the world’s Brunello lovers, including most of the influential wine critics.

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Le Ragnaie

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WINE NAME: Brunello di Montalcino
PRODUCER: Le Ragnaie
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 30 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: Botti sized 30HL
AGED FOR: 48 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 15.000
ALTITUDE: 550-600
SOIL: Galestro
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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A sublime and truly refined Brunello, boasting amazingly sweet tannins and caressing Sangiovese fruit, this is a testament to the genius of Riccardo Campinoti. In short; it's a must for avid collectors and clever Sommeliers.

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When dining alone in Montalcino last spring, I was blown away by the elegance of Riccardo Campinoti’s Brunello di Montalcino. Immediately then, I knew that this winery was destined to become a cornerstone in building Brix Wine. Much later, when reading AG’s tasting note for this wine, I couldn’t help smiling, as it echoes my own, basically word by word!

“Le Ragnaie’s 2010 will appeal to readers with an appreciation for Red Burgundy or Nebbiolo.” Antonio Galloni

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WINE NAME: Brunello di Montalcino
PRODUCER: Il Marroneto
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 30 days on the skins
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: Botti
AGED FOR: 48 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 24.148
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino ranks amongst the best wines from this famous appellation. Classic winemaking and meticulous farming create an age worthy and beautifully crafted wine.

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The Brunello from Il Marroneto belongs to the most historic wines from Montalcino. Produced since the early 80’s, this has constantly been one of the leading wines in the appellation. There’s no shortcuts involved in the making of this great wine, only meticulous farming and a careful vinification. Thanks to the quality of the tannins, Il Marroneto’s Brunello di Montalcino is approachable on release, but to those willing to wait, it’s seriously rewarding.

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Pascal Clément

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WINE NAME: Bourgogne Chardonnay
PRODUCER: Pascal Clement
APPELLATION: Bourgogne Chardonnay
GRAPE VARIETIES: Chardonnay
VOLUME: 750 cl

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Jean Bourdy

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WINE NAME: Blanc Savagnin
PRODUCER: Jean Bourdy
APPELLATION: Côte du Jura
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Savagnin
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Le Marie

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WINE NAME: Bland de Lissart
PRODUCER: Le Marie
APPELLATION: Barge, in the hamlet Assarti
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Malvasia Moscata
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: natural
MALOLACTIC: blocked
AGED IN: tank
AGED FOR: on lees for 6 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 9000
ALTITUDE: 550
SOIL: red schist and clay
YIELD: 80 quintals/hectar
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: cardboard
BOTTLE SEALING: natural kork

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Francesco Rinaldi

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WINE NAME: Barolo Cannubi
PRODUCER: Francesco Rinaldi
APPELLATION: Barolo
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Nebbiolo
FERMENTATION TANKS: Steel tanks or concrete
AGED IN: Slovanian large oak barrels
AGED FOR: min 3 years
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 10000
SOIL: with a sandy texture, silt-clayey
YEAR PLANTED: 1969-1990
YIELD: 3,5 tons per acre
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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This wine comes from the vineyards of “Cannubbio”. Cannubbio is the more powerful of the two Barolo crus – its tannins are a little more prominent, its flavors exhibit a bit more mushroom and earth, and it ages more slowly. Thus it’s a good candidate for cellaring, although in most vintages the wine is approachable upon release, especially after decanting.

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Francesco Rinaldi

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WINE NAME: Barolo
PRODUCER: Francesco Rinaldi
APPELLATION: Barolo
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Nebbiolo
FERMENTATION TANKS: Steel tanks or concrete
MACERATION: 20-30 days
AGED IN: Slovanian large oak barrels
AGED FOR: min 3 years
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
SOIL: sandy, more or less compact, alternating with sandstone at Barolo and Castiglione Falletto, more clayey with some limestone at La Morra.
YEAR PLANTED: 1980-1990
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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La Ca Növa

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WINE NAME: Barbera d'Alba
PRODUCER: La Ca Növa
APPELLATION: Barbera d'Alba
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Barbera
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless Steel
AGED IN: Big oak casks
AGED FOR: 12 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 7000
SOIL: Limestone rich in calcium with sandy veins
YEAR PLANTED: 2002
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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Entirely hand-harvested from the single vineyard “Loreto. 12 day fermentation in stainless steel tanks with pumping over 2-4 times a day.  Aged 12 months in 3000L oak casks, then aged 6 months in bottle.  Smooth, full-bodied, well-balanced intense fruit.  7,000 bottles produced.

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Le Marie

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WINE NAME: Barbera
PRODUCER: Le Marie
APPELLATION: Pinorelese Barbera
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Barbera
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
YEASTS: natural
MACERATION: 8-10 days
MALOLACTIC: yes
AGED IN: Stainless stell
AGED FOR: 10 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 3500
ALTITUDE: 450
SOIL: red schist, rich in rare and precious minerals, derived from the collapse of primordial rocks.
YIELD: 80
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: cardboard
BOTTLE SEALING: cork

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La Ca Növa

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WINE NAME: Barbaresco Montestefano
PRODUCER: La Ca Növa
APPELLATION: Barbaresco DOCG
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Nebbiolo
FERMENTATION TANKS: Wooden vats
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 30 days
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: Slavonian Botti sized 30HL
AGED FOR: 22 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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Montestefano is one of few Cru vineyards within the Barbaresco appellation, and it has always been considered producing long-lived wines. La Ca Novas version is not the most powerful expression out there, but instead is shows tremendous elegance and grace. Enjoyable young, majestic a few years down the road.

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“Montestefano is known for ample, rich Barbarescos, which is exactly what readers will find here”, is how Antonio Galloni describes this masterpiece. While we agree with his professional assessment, we would like to add depth and longevity as well. This wine provides serious backbone for cellaring, but as Marco’s idea of tannins means seductive sweetness, it’s accessible young as well. It’s very difficult to obtain serious quality from the tricky Nebbiolo grape, but we dare you to compare this bottling with basically anything else available in the marketplace.

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La Ca Növa

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WINE NAME: Barbaresco Montefico Vigna Bric Mentina
PRODUCER: La Ca Növa
APPELLATION: Barbaresco DOCG
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Nebbiolo
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 30 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: Slavonian Botti sized 30HL
AGED FOR: 22 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5%
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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This great Barbaresco comes from a specified plot within the Cru vineyard Montefico. It might be La Ca Növa's most expressive wine, as this sexy Nebbiolo one fires on all cylinders!

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This site produce a very different wine, compared to the more backward and tight Montestefano bottling, as it exposure to the sun is more generous and its soils slightly different. In our opinion, this gorgeous Barbaresco, exemplifies why Nebbiolo is a unique grape variety. The handling of tannins is done to perfection here and the impressive mid-palate is lush and sexy, while acidity and minerality create liveliness on the lengthy finish. When encountering this wine for the very first time, we immediately became friends for life.

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La Ca Növa

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WINE NAME: Barbaresco
PRODUCER: La Ca Növa
APPELLATION: Barbaresco DOCG
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Nebbiolo
FERMENTATION TANKS: Open top wooden vats
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 30 days
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: Slavonian Botti sized 30HL
AGED FOR: 16 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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La Ca Növa produce a Barbaresco "normale" of great quality. It possesses sweet fruit and ripe tannins yet stays true to its origin. The fact that it arrives at a bargain price considering its high quality makes it a staff favorite at Brix Wine.

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Barbaresco comes in many shapes. You have the super-exclusive versions wrapped-up in toasty oak, and you have the complete opposite, aka sadly bland wines not even carrying a shadow of a great Nebbiolo. Well, we’re happy that we stumbled upon Marco Rocca at La Ca Növa, as his wines represent stunning quality at bargain prices across the board. Marco’s Barbaresco is a seductive Nebbiolo, true to its origin and if this sturdy variety ever can be described as “feminine”, then this is it.

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Fabrizio Iuli

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WINE NAME: Barabba
PRODUCER: Fabrizio Iuli
APPELLATION: Barbera del Monferrato Superiore DOCG
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Barbera
FERMENTATION TANKS: 3,000-4,000-liter Stainless Steel
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 21 days
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: Old French Barrels
AGED FOR: 26 month
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1500
ALTITUDE: 300-350
SOIL: Calcareous Clay
YEAR PLANTED: 50-60 Years Old
DENSITY: 3,500-4,000 vines/hectare
YIELD: 1.2 kg per plant
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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A proud ambassador of the region of Monferrato.
A Barbera with the importance and aging potential of a fine Barolo.
Winner of the ‘Tre Bicchieri’ award for the 2004 vintage.

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The name Barabba is a play on words with the grape variety Barbera. We liked the idea because just as Barabas in the bible was given a second chance, we felt that the Monferrato region also deserved a second chance in the face of other, better known regions such as the Langhe in Piedmont.

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Domaine Collet

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WINE NAME: Anthime Cuvée Sensation Rosé Brut
PRODUCER: Domaine Collet
APPELLATION: Champagne
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Noir
FERMENTATION TANKS: French oak barrels
YEASTS: Natural
MALOLACTIC: Blocked
AGED IN: Bottle
AGED FOR: 30 months on the fine lees
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,0%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 600
YEAR PLANTED: 1950
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 3
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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One of our rarest wines, as the annual allocation is limited to 48 bottles. Made with the Saignée method and completely aged in French Barriques, this wine resembles no other.

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This unique rosé, is created by blending Pinot Noir from the Domaine’s oldest Pinot Noir parcel, Les Vignes, planted in 1950, with high-quality Chardonnay juice. The Pinot Noir uses the Saignée method to get its light and beautifully light, pinkish color.

Vinification is done entirely in oak barrels, which add roundness to the wine’s acidic spine, derived from blocking the malolactic fermentation (MF). Domaine Collet only produce 600 bottles annually of this rare gem, meaning that Brix Wine’s allocation is limited to 48 bottles per year. That said, we encourage everybody to taste it, as it’s worthy of your full attention.

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Domaine Collet

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WINE NAME: Anthime Cuvée Héritage Brut
PRODUCER: Domaine Collet
APPELLATION: Champagne
GRAPE VARIETIES: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir
FERMENTATION TANKS: French oak barrels
YEASTS: Natural
MALOLACTIC: Blocked
AGED IN: Bottle
AGED FOR: 30 months on the fine lees
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1500
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 3
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

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The Collet family produce 1500 bottles annually of this glorious juice, made mostly from old vine Chardonnay grapes with an addition of Pinot Noir. Barrel aging, blocked MF and smart Dosage treatment is the winning recipe here.

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This rare cuvée highlights not only the Collet brothers’  true dedication to quality, but also proves what’s possible in the Cote de Sezanne area. Old vine parcels are carefully vinified, exclusively in French oak barrels, and then given an extended time on the lees before Degorgement. Blocked malolactic fermentation and low Dosage further enhances lightness and elegance but this seriously complex wine is far from anemic, instead it sports great fruit intensity and wonderful overall balance.

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Equipo Navazos

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WINE NAME: Amontillado NO Bota 61
PRODUCER: Equipo Navazos
APPELLATION: D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 20%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2000
VOLUME: 500 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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In the wine cellars owned by La Guita on the road to Jerez outside Sanlúcar de Barrameda there are several Amontillado soleras identified by the number of butts that exist of each one, and by the legends “Manzanilla Pasada”, “Manzanilla Pasada Vieja” or “Manzanilla Pasada Viejísima”. All those soleras have survived practically untouched since La Guita rearranged its stocks in 1980 and moved most to the cellars on the road to Jerez. Among them, the Solera 1/10 of  “Manzanilla Pasada Vieja” which actually is an exceptional Amontillado, very old and elegant, that shows the typical character of Sanlúcar.

It is precisely from that solera that this have sourced the present release: La Bota de Amontillado 61 “Bota NO”. It is the second time they come to it, since in 2011 there was a release with the same name and source numbered as La Bota no. 31.

Due to its evident age and depth it can be sipped as a midmorning drop on quiet leisurely days, or after a meal. It also displays a harmonious palate that makes it especially appropriate for intense dishes such as a hearty stew, arròs de muntanya, or lobster bisque, and also of delicate pieces of sushi with a dash of wasabi. Come to think of it, at a lower than usual temperature, this amontillado can be sipped successfully side by side to a refreshing ajoblanco or gazpacho.

It should be served in sufficiently generous stemware at around 13-14ºC, to account for the expected temperature rise once it is in the glass.

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Equipo Navazos

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WINE NAME: Amontillado Bota 69 Magnum
PRODUCER: Equipo Navazos
APPELLATION: D.O. Jerez – Xérès – Sherry
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 18%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1100
VOLUME: 1500 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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This single big cask was filled with a selection of the best amontillados of the house (same genealogy as our previous releases No.37, 58, etc.), refreshed with a moderate proportion of the extraordinary manzanilla pasada from Misericordia. The resulting wine has aged a few more years in such unique place until the contents of the tonel has been bottled for this release La Bota de Amontillado 69 “Mágnum”. A natural amontillado whose average estimated age is around 17-18 years old.

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The historic premises of Calle Misericordia in Sanlúcar de Barrameda were thoroughly refurbished just a few years ago. The works did not significantly affect the thousands of casks of the solera and criaderas of manzanilla that are maturing in the two main buildings, but it did change the disposition and the wines of the Sala de Banderas, mainly casks of amontillado in the most delicate Sanlúcar style. Besides the dozens of butts that surround the space in this cozy bodega, there are a few vessels that are especial because of their size and their origins, particularly a magnificent tonel gordo (120 arrobas, i.e. 2000 liters), singularly placed in a corner of the room, separated from the main rows of casks that are standing by the wall.

This single big cask was filled with a selection of the best amontillados of the house (same genealogy as our previous releases No.37, 58, etc.), refreshed with a moderate proportion of the extraordinary manzanilla pasada from Misericordia. The resulting wine has aged a few more years in such unique place until the contents of the tonel has been bottled for this release La Bota de Amontillado 69 “Mágnum”. A natural amontillado whose average estimated age is around 17-18 years old.

It is best enjoyed in a sufficiently large white wine glass towards 13/14ºC—so it should be served slightly below that to allow for aeration. An excellent aperitif on its own, it also works beautifully with some dishes, such as seafood with an intense iodised taste (oysters, red shrimps, barnacles, anemones…) or spicy asian food.

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Equipo Navazos

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WINE NAME: Amontillado Bota 58
PRODUCER: Equipo Navazos
APPELLATION: D.O. Jerez – Xérès – Sherry
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 18,5%
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork

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Since the 1980s and until very recently, the amontillado soleras of Rainera P. Marín were made of very different soleras labeled within the cellar as “Manzanilla Pasada”: from the third criadera of Amontillado “M. Pda.” all the way to the little shrine of 1/3 “M. Pda. Viejísima”, including solera 1/10 “M. Pda. Vieja” (from where we have sourced our editions number 31 & 61 “Bota NO” of La Bota de Amontillado).

After its purchase by the Estévez Group, the greater part of these confusingly labeled stocks was strictly restructured. The finest and deepest butts were selected, their contents refreshed with true (and unfortified) manzanilla pasada (this is a natural amontillado), in order to create an amontillado solera that was slightly over 100-butt strong and located at third and fourth in one same row. This time we have selected fifteen of these butts which shine for their superior freshness as well as intense notes of aromatic herbs, baked sweet potato, and caramel. The resulting blend is a perfect amontillado, extremely dry, long, serious, complex, and still deliciously drinkable. The additional three years of age-compared with the previous release of this wine (La Bota de Amontillado 37)-can be appreciated in terms of additional complexity and maturity.

The estimate average age of this wine is around 22 years. It is best enjoyed in a sufficiently large white wine glass towards 14/15ºC—so it should be served slightly below that to allow for aeration. An excellent aperitif on its own, it also works beautifully with some dishes: powerful crudités such as morcón or bull negre, spring haricots with black pudding, sautéed lamb sweetbreads with garlic, fabada asturiana, spicy asian food… Needless to say, it is an excellent match to a wide variety of cheeses, both hard and soft.

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Montepeloso

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VOLUME: 750 cl

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Sami-Odi

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WINE NAME: Sami-Odi 'Mahé & Ribo' Syrah
PRODUCER: Sami.Odi
APPELLATION: Barossa Valley
GRAPE VARIETIES: Syrah
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6

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