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San MartinoAglianico del Vulture DOC "Arberesko"
Aglianico from Basilicata, Italy
100% Aglianico (as required by the DOCG). San Martino’s six hectares of well-aged vines are split into 8 parcels at almost 600 meters among the hills at a distance of 4.5 km from the ancient Vulture volcano in northern Basilicata. The soils are a complex layering of sand, shells and stones rich in...
VM:93Organic
DB2338-18
San MartinoAglianico del Vulture DOC "Siir"
Aglianico from Basilicata, Italy
100% Aglianico (as required by the DOCG). San Martino’s six hectares of well-aged vines are split into 8 parcels at almost 600 meters among the hills at a distance of 4.5 km from the ancient Vulture volcano in northern Basilicata. The soils are a complex layering of sand, shells and stones rich in...
Organic
DB2337-19
San MartinoAglianico del Vulture Superiore DOCG "Kamai"
Aglianico from Basilicata, Italy
100% Aglianico (as required by the DOCG). San Martino’s six hectares of well-aged vines are split into 8 parcels at almost 600 meters among the hills at a distance of 4.5 km from the ancient Vulture volcano in northern Basilicata. The soils are a complex layering of sand, shells and stones rich in...
VM:94Organic
DB2339-15
AmpeleiaAlicante IGT Costa Toscana
Alicante from Tuscany, Italy
This bottling is part of the "Monovarietali" project, highlighting single varieties and single vineyards whose special characteristics precluded them from blending in other wines.  The grapes are sourced from a parcel called "Vigna della Pieve," with sandy volcanic soils rich in pebbles, planted to...
Biodynamic
DB6277-19
AmpeleiaAlicante IGT Costa Toscana
Alicante from Tuscany, Italy
This bottling is part of the "Monovarietali" project, highlighting single varieties and single vineyards whose special characteristics precluded them from blending in other wines.  The grapes are sourced from a parcel called "Vigna della Pieve," with sandy volcanic soils rich in pebbles, planted to...
Biodynamic
DB6277-20
Monte dall'OraAmarone della Valpolicella "La Stropa"
Corvina blend from Veneto, Italy
50% Corvina/20% Corvinone/20% Rondinella/10% Molinara & Dindarella. While DOCG law allows a grower to use up to half of its crop for the vaunted Amarone appellation, Carlo and Alessandra choose to keep it to 15-20% at most. The source of the fruit is their core estate vineyard, from which come...
Biodynamic
DB1012-11
AmpeleiaAmpeleia IGT Costa Toscana
Cabernet Franc from Tuscany, Italy
100% Cabernet Franc from the Ampeleia di Sopra parcels at 450-600 meters above sea level. Vines were planted between1995 and 2004.  The grapes are fully destemmed and there is a maceration of 20 days.  Fermented in cement tanks and 5000-6000L casks. Aging is 12 months in these same vessels,...
Biodynamic
DB6280-17
MorisfarmsAvvoltore IGT
from Tuscany, Italy
Avvoltore is the company’s “flagship” wine; the name comes from a species of hawk native to Maremma that often flies over the vineyards. The fruit is sourced from vineyards planted on the “Poggio dell’Avvoltore” hill; these clay-limestone soils produce a strong and powerful red with firm tannins. ...

DB6213-15
MorisfarmsAvvoltore IGT
from Tuscany, Italy
Avvoltore is the company’s “flagship” wine; the name comes from a species of hawk native to Maremma that often flies over the vineyards. The fruit is sourced from vineyards planted on the “Poggio dell’Avvoltore” hill; these clay-limestone soils produce a strong and powerful red with firm tannins. ...

DB6213-13
Nada, GiuseppeBarbaresco Casot
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
From the eponymous cru in the village of Treiso.  The 3.5 hectares of vines were planted between 1960 and 2012, facing SW at 350m. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, with an extended maceration on the skins, 65 days. Aged for 2 years, the 1st year in 1000L botticelle and the 2nd year in...
Organic
DB8960-18
Nada, GiuseppeBarbaresco Casot
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
From the eponymous cru in the village of Treiso.  The 3.5 hectares of vines were planted between 1960 and 2012, facing SW at 350m. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, with an extended maceration on the skins, 65 days. Aged for 2 years, the 1st year in 1000L botticelle and the 2nd year in...
96 WE, 92 WA, 92 VM, 91 DEOrganic
DB8960-17
Nada, GiuseppeBarbaresco Riserva 'Casmar'
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
A blend of two crus - Casot and Marcarini - make up the 2016 riserva. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless, with an extended maceration of 75 days; aged in 1000-3000L oak botti for 4 years, followed by 6 months in bottle. 1,950 bottles produced.

DB8961-16
Nada, GiuseppeBarbaresco Riserva Casot
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
From a 0.3-hectare parcel within the Casot cru with 60-year-old vines. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless, with an extended maceration of 75 days; aged in 1000-3000L oak botti for 4 years, followed by 6 months in bottle.
94 WE, 93 WA. 92 DE
DB8961-15
SchiavenzaBarbera d’Alba “Affinato in Botte Grande”
Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
100% Barbera from vines located in Perno in the village of Monforte d'Alba, on the right slope in front of Castiglione Falletto. The vineyard sits at 350m with a western exposure; the soils are loamy and sandy, and the vines are planted at a high density (4,000 plants per hectare). The fruit was...
Organic
DB8924-19
OltretorrenteBarbera Superiore Colli Tortonesi
Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
100% Barbera, harvested from 2 parcels (Gatti and Battorella) amounting to one hectare, planted between 1920 and 1960 on calcareous clay with southern exposure.  There are even some bush vines here, rarely seen in Piedmont. Harvested between September 27th and 29th at low yields of 4,500 kg/ha (...
Organic
DB3016-18
Villa CalicantusBardolino Classico “Soracuna”
Red blend from Veneto, Italy
A blend of Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, with less than 20% Merlot. Vine age ranges from 5-55 years old.  The grapes are harvested in 5-10 passes, and each harvest is fermented separately. Macerations last 5-6 days; fermented and aged in concrete vats. Bottled on March 1, 2019 and aged for...
Biodynamic
DB0167-19
Villa CalicantusBardolino Classico Superiore “Avresir”
Red blend from Veneto, Italy
Avresir comes from the oldest vines (18 yrs old) from the highest part of the hill around the villa, a mere 30m away from the vines that make the La Superiora. There is more limestone influence in the soil here.  Because there is no Riserva category in Bardolino, Daniele uses Avresir, Riserva...
Biodynamic
DB0168-16
Villa CalicantusBardolino Superiore 'Lassuperiora'
Red blend from Veneto, Italy
A co-harvest of Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, and Sangiovese from a 1-hectare parcel around the cellar.  The vines were planted 11 years ago in guyot.  This is one of the highest-elevation parcels in the appellation, at 175m, and is more calcareous than the vineyard that makes Sollazzo, Chiar’otto...
Biodynamic
DB0166-19
GagliardoBarolo "Gianni Gagliardo"
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
This is Gagliardo’s ‘classic’, non-Cru Barolo, in which every holding in the estate contributes to the blend. 50% of the provenance is La Morra (crus of Santa Maria and Serra dei Turchi), followed by Monforte (Castelletto, Mosconi, Bricco San Pietro), Serralunga (Lazzarito), Barolo (Fossati), and...
94 JS, 92 WAOrganic
DB0418-16
  • Boglietti Barolo Arione label
Boglietti, EnzoBarolo Arione
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
6/750 Very Limited Sourced from the nine southernmost rows of vines in Arione, which is the southernmost Cru in Serralunga. In Enzo's words, the vines of Arione produce his most "pinot-like" Barolo. He makes the point that there is a misconception that all Nebbiolo from Serralunga ends up masculine...
91 DE
DB1850-15
Baudana, LuigiBarolo Baudana
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
The cru of Baudana can seem undersung compared to more famous sites, but in the recent past it was not so. “This vineyard has contributed to creating excellent signature wines since the 1930s and has always been held in high esteem by the locals”--Atlante delle Vigne di Langa, Slow Food, 1990.  It...
WE:96 VM:95+ WA:93 JS:93 D:92 JR:16.5+Organic
DB3271-17
Boglietti, EnzoBarolo Boiolo
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Boiolo is a rather extensive cru in la Morra, where Boglietti owns 1.95ha, E/SE-facing at 300-350m. Boiolo tends to be a bit more soft andimmediate than Enzo’s other wines. The vineyard for this Barolo was planted from a massale selection in 2002. Fermented in concrete with 80 days maceration;...
93 JSOrganic
DB1887-16
SchiavenzaBarolo Broglio
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Broglio is Schiavenza's largest cru holding, with 1.5ha owned here.  The vineyard is located at 360 meters above sea level with a south-east exposure.  Due to a bit more clay in the topsoil, Broglio is also the most productive site in the Schiavenza range.  To achieve balance and to let the...
93 WA, 93 WE, 93 JSOrganic
DB0153-16
SchiavenzaBarolo Broglio
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Broglio is Schiavenza's largest cru holding, with 1.5ha owned here.  The vineyard is located at 360 meters above sea level with a south-east exposure.  Due to a bit more clay in the topsoil, Broglio is also the most productive site in the Schiavenza range.  To achieve balance and to let the...
DE:94 JS:94 WE:93Organic
DB0153-17
Boglietti, EnzoBarolo Brunate
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Brunate is one of the most famous crus of La Morra if not the whole Barolo zone. Its red-fruited profile, textural richness, and capacity for aging put it in the upper echelon. Enzo owns 0.52ha here, S/SE facing between 300-350m. Fermentation in open-top tine, 80 days of maceration. Aging is in...
95 WA, 95 JSOrganic
DB1885-16
  • Boglietti Barolo Brunate label
Boglietti, EnzoBarolo Brunate
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
6/750. Very Limited. 100% Nebbiolo from vines grown in silty, alkaline clay soil with very little organic matter. The vineyard sits at 300-350m with a south-southeast exposure.  
92 DEOrganic
DB1885-15
Boglietti, EnzoBarolo Case Nere
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Case Nere is from 1.1ha, SE facing at 300-350m. The cru presents itself with a dark core of fruit and spice, often with mentholated high tones. 20% of the vines here are planted in 1950. Fermentation in open-top tine, 80 days of maceration. Aging is in French oak cask. 2,300 bottles made.  
96 JS, 94 WAOrganic
DB1840-16
GagliardoBarolo Castelletto
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Gagliardo owns 1.99ha of Castelletto in Monforte d’Alba. Most of the fruit goes into the ‘Gianni Gagliardo’ blended bottling, but a small selection of the best fruit makes a single-cru Castelletto. Harvest was on October 11th. Macerations lasted 14 days. Aging was in a single large French oak botti...
95 JS, 93 WA, 91 WE
DB1172-16
GagliardoBarolo Castelletto
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
From a 0.5-hectare parcel in the Castelletto cru of Monforte d'Alba.  Harvest was on October 1st. Maceration lasted 12 days. Aged 32 months in French oak botti. One 3500L cask was made. 2,677 bottles produced. Limited!
93JS 91 VM
DB1172-15
Baudana, LuigiBarolo Cerretta
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Compared to the cru of Baudana, Cerretta is much better known, as it is a fairly large cru (by Serralunga standards) with many producers.  The Vairas farm 0.77ha, facing SW, in the subsection of Cerretta known as Cerretta Piani.  This is the coolest microclimate in the cru, with gentle slopes.   ...
JS:96 VM:95 WE:94 WA:93 JR:17+Organic
DB3272-17
Baudana, LuigiBarolo Cerretta
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Compared to the cru of Baudana, Cerretta is much better known, as it is a fairly large cru (by Serralunga standards) with many producers.  The Vairas farm 0.77ha, facing SW, in the subsection of Cerretta known as Cerretta Piani.  This is the coolest microclimate in the cru, with gentle slopes.   ...
VM93+ WA93Organic
DB3272-14
SchiavenzaBarolo Cerretta
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Sourced from several parcels, all located in the village of Serralunga d'Alba at 300-400 meters above sea level with south-east and west exposures. The soils are mainly calcareous and tuffaceous ground; vines are planted at a density of 4,000 plants per hectare and trained with the guyot growing...
92 WSOrganic
DB0962-14
SchiavenzaBarolo Cerretta
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
From the bricco (aka crest) of the Cerretta cru, 0.9ha at 390m altitude with a SE exposure; the soil is silty clay, highly calcareous. Harvest was on October 4th. 5,240 bottles made.
Organic
DB0962-17
GagliardoBarolo del comune di La Morra
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
2016 marks the first release of Gagliardo’s Barolo del Comune di La Morra. It is a selection of fruit from the vineyards adjacent to the cellar, the crus of Santa Maria and Serra dei Turchi. This area of La Morra has some of the youngest soils in the Barolo zone, which impart more immediate...
94 JS, 93 WAOrganic
DB8436-16
Boglietti, EnzoBarolo del comune di La Morra
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
2016 marks the first release of Boglietti’s communal La Morra wine. The idea is that each year its provenance and cellar treatment could change, with the end goal of best reflecting the characteristics of any given vintage in La Morra. 2016 is from Fossati and Boiolo crus, fermented in steel,...
Organic
DB2880-16
SchiavenzaBarolo del Comune di Serralunga
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Sourced from 2.1ha of different parcels (mainly the crus of Cerrati and Meriame) all located in the village of Serralunga d'Alba, at altitudes of 360-400m above sea level; the vineyards have south-east and west exposures, and are composed mostly of calcareous and tufaceous soil. Cover crops such...
Organic
DB1990-17
Baudana, LuigiBarolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
In the history of Barolo, before the prevalence of single-cru bottlings, it was more common to blend fruit from sites of differing exposure, altitude, and soil type in order to obtain a more expressive and balanced wine.  Baudana's Barolo Serralunga combines fruit from the younger vines (planted...
VM:93 WA:92Organic
DB3270-17
Boglietti, EnzoBarolo Fossati
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Fossati comes from 1.8ha on the La Morra side of the cru, at 370-420m, facing E/SE. This wine has all the classic, autumnal Nebbiolo charm, with some mushroom-y tertiary notes developing after only a couple years. 30% of the vines here are planted in 1950. Fermentation in open-top tine, 80 days of...
94 WS, 94 VM, 94 WA, 92 DEOrganic
DB1886-16
GagliardoBarolo Fossati
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
A selection from Gagliardo’s 0.56ha plot in Fossati, from the comune of Barolo side of the cru. Harvest was on October 12th. Macerations lasted 12 days. Aging was in a four 228L neutral French barrels (seven years old) for 30 months. 1,088 bottles made.  
93+ WA, 92 JSOrganic
DB8425-16
GagliardoBarolo Lazzarito 'Vigna Preve'
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
A selection from Gagliardo’s 0.86ha plot in Lazzarito, from the village of Serralunga d’Alba. Harvest was on October 11th. Macerations lasted 12 days. Aging was in a single French oak botte of 2000L for 30 months. 2,376 bottles made. Gagliardo’s plot within the cru is historically known as Preve....
94 WA, 94 JS, 91 DE, 90 WE
DB8417-16
GagliardoBarolo Lazzarito 'Vigna Preve'
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
3/750ml. The Preve vineyard, in the cru of Lazzarito, is a cru of calcareous marls and sandstone, which gives a saline quality to the wines. The fruit macerated on the skins for 12 days; the wine was aged for 33 months in one 20hl cask.
94 JS, 93 DE
DB8417-14
GagliardoBarolo Mosconi
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Gagliardo owns 1.30ha of Mosconi in Monforte d’Alba. Most of the fruit goes into the ‘Gianni Gagliardo’ blended bottling, but a small selection of the best fruit makes a single-cru Mosconi. Harvest was on October 10th. Macerations lasted 12 days. Aging was in a three 228L neutral French barrels (...
96 JSOrganic
DB8418-16
SchiavenzaBarolo Prapò
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Schiavenza’s 0.9 hectares in the Prapò cru are located at 350m above sea level, with southeast exposure; the vines were planted in 1993.  Of all their crus, this is the one in which the soil is most representative of Serralunga: its high percentage of light-colored limestone naturally limits yields...
Organic
DB7050-17
SchiavenzaBarolo Riserva Broglio
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
In select vintages, Schiavenza will make a Barolo Riserva from either Prapò or Broglio. Broglio is Schiavenza's largest cru holding.  They have 1.5 hectares there.  Exposure (like all of Schiavenza's crus) is Southeast.  360-380m above sea level.There is a bit more clay in the topsoil here, so...
93 WSOrganic
DB2948-12
SchiavenzaBarolo Riserva Prapò
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
In select vintages, Schiavenza will make a Barolo Riserva from either Prapò or Broglio.  Of all their crus, Prapò is the one in which the soil is most representative of Serralunga: its high percentage of light-colored limestone naturally limits yields and results in wines that need time in bottle...
94 WSOrganic
DB2949-12
OltretorrenteBianco Colli Tortonesi
White Blend from Piedmont, Italy
Sourced from all of the estate's parcels, as each plot has at least some white grapes in it. Vineyards were planted between 1959 and 1999 at 6,000 plants/ha.  In 2018, the blend is essentially equal parts Cortese, Favorita, and Timorasso, with trace elements of Moscato Bianco and Giallo.   Aside...
Organic
DB3018-20
OltretorrenteBianco Colli Tortonesi
White Blend from Piedmont, Italy
Sourced from all of the estate's parcels, as each plot has at least some white grapes in it. Vineyards were planted between 1959 and 1999 at 6,000 plants/ha.  In 2018, the blend is essentially equal parts Cortese, Favorita, and Timorasso, with trace elements of Moscato Bianco and Giallo.   Aside...
Organic
DB3018-19
AmpeleiaBianco di Ampeleia IGT Toscana
White Blend from Tuscany, Italy
The 1st vintage of Bianco di Ampeleia was 2016. A neighbor's vineyard had old vines of a local biotype of Trebbiano Toscano; Ampeleia used its cuttings and starting planting in 2013, between Ampeleia di Mezzo and Ampeleia di Sopra (300-600m with varied soil composition). The vineyards were planted...
JS:91 Biodynamic
DB8130-19
Monte di GraziaBianco IGT Campania
White Blend from Campania, Italy
40% Ginestra, 40% Biancatenera, and 20% Pepella. The grapes come from 5 different parcels totaling 1.2 hectares, between 270 and 600m, with soil rich in volcanic pumice. The vines are planted in pergola and range from 25-100+ years old. The Harvest was on September 22, 2017 at very low yields of 2,...
Organic
DB1101-17

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