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Bera, Vittorio e FigliArcese Bianco
Arneis from Piedmont, Italy
Arneis/Cortese/Sauvignon Blanc plus Favorita and Vermentino. The name "Arcese" is a whimsical mash-up of the first letters of Arneis and Cortese, historically the base of this field-blend white.  Cortese and Arneis are well-known, classic Piemontese varieties, in Gavi and the Roero hills...
Organic
DB0348-18
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.   Harvest was October 10th, 2016 at yields of 7,000kg/ha (48hl/ha). Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, with an extended maceration on the skins, 65 days. Aged...
96 WEOrganic
DB8960-16
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.   Harvest was Sept 20th, 2015 at yields of 7,000kg/ha (48hl/ha). Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, with an extended maceration on the skins, 60 days. Aged...
93 WS, 93WEOrganic
DB8960-15
Nada, GiuseppeBarbaresco Riserva Marcarini
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Marcarini is its own cru, a cooler, southeast-facing site on the other side of the hill from Casot. The oldest vines are from 1970, the youngest from 1995. Harvest was on October 5th, 2012.  Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, with an extended maceration of 60 days. Aged in 1000-3000L oak...

DB8962-12
Boglietti, EnzoBarbera d'Alba
Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
From vineyards in La Morra, Roddino, and Sinio. Fermentation in stainless steel with 7 days maceration. Aged 9 months, partly in tank, partly in used barrels.  

DB1811-16
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...

DB8924-17
GagliardoBarbera d'Alba Superiore Madama
Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
100% Barbera from clay-based vineyards located in both the Langhe and Roero zones. All stainless steel fermented and aged, the wine is medium-bodied, juicy, fresh and lively. The emphasis is on balance; the grapes from the Langhe giving depth and volume, while the grapes from the Roero provide...
Organic
DB8419-17
Bera, Vittorio e FigliBarbera d'Asti Ronco Malo
Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
100% Barbera. Though the calling card of Bera is their Moscato d'Asti, they grow Barbera on the calcareous clay soils on the slopes of their certified-organic estate in the Canelli hills of Piedmont. Ronco di Malo is the parcel of the oldest Barbera vines, which average 50 years (formerly a much...
Organic
DB0555-16
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
DB3016-16
GagliardoBarolo "Gianni Gagliardo"
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
This is Gagliardo’s non-Cru Barolo, but 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 (crus of Castelletto, Mosconi, and Bricco San Pietro), Serralunga (Lazzarito cru), Barolo (Fossati)....
93 JSOrganic
DB0418-15
GagliardoBarolo "Gianni Gagliardo"
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
This is Gagliardo’s non-Cru Barolo, but 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 (crus of Castelletto, Mosconi, and Bricco San Pietro), Serralunga (Lazzarito cru), Barolo (Fossati)....
92 JS
DB0418-14
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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...

DB1850-15
Boglietti, EnzoBarolo Boiolo
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
6/750ml 100% Nebbiolo, sourced from La Morra at altitudes of 300-350m. This vineyard has silty clay soil, sub-alkaline, with very little organic matter, with east-southeast exposure. Planted in 2002 from a massal selection.  
92 VM
DB1887-15
SchiavenzaBarolo Broglio
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
100% Nebbiolo from the Broglio vineyard in Serralunga d’Alba. The vineyard is located at 360 meters above sea level with a south-east exposure. The vines are trained using guyot method at a density of 400 plants per hectare in a mixture of loam and chalk soils.  

DB0153-15
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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.  

DB1885-15
Boglietti, Enzo Barolo Case Nere
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
6/750ml. Case Nere is situated between the upper portion of Fossati and the open end of Cerequio. Soil is clay with large patches of loose grey marl. Exposure moves from south to east as the vineyard continues towards the township of Barolo. The site is sheltered 360 degrees (think of a cul de sac...

DB1840-15
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 WSBiodynamic
DB0962-14
SchiavenzaBarolo del Comune di Serralunga
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Sourced from 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 as...
91 WAOrganic
DB1990-15
GagliardoBarolo Fossati
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
The first vintage of this wine! 2015 began with heavy snowfall that allowed for a good accumulation of water in the soil; after a mild spring came a very hot and dry summer. Thanks to the winter water reserves, the plants did not undergo any stress, which allowed for an excellent ripening of the...

DB8425-15
Boglietti, EnzoBarolo Fossati
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
6/750ml 100% Nebbiolo from La Morra. The vines grow at 370-420m in silty clay soil, subalkaline, with very little organic matter. 30% of vines are 60 years old, 70% of vines 15 years old.  

DB1886-15
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.

DB8417-14
CanonicaBarolo Paiagallo
from Piedmont, Italy
This wine is currently sold out.

DB0591-14
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...
Biodynamic
DB7050-15
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...
Organic
DB2948-12
Bera, Vittorio e FigliBianchDùDùi VDT Bianco (dry Moscato)
Moscato from Piedmont, Italy
100% Moscato. BianchDùDùi is the fortunate result of a happy accident: one lot of Moscato destined to be 2000 Moscati d'Asti fermented to near-dryness, rendering it useless for the intended purpose. That wine was left in a concrete tank and essentially ignore, if not forgotten, for 16 years. During...
Organic
DB1223-00
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
DB3018-18
VerganoChinato Americano
Grignolino from Piedmont, Italy
In Mauro Vergano's words (courtesy of LDM website): "A brief description of the production cycle which all the products share: The first step is the preparation of the extract or “concia”. This is done by leaving a mixture of chopped herbs and spices in alcohol for about 20/30 days. Then the...
Organic
DB0025-NV
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Boglietti, EnzoDolcetto D’Alba
Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy
From vineyards in La Morra, Roddino, and Sinio. Fermentation in stainless steel with 7 days maceration. Aged 9 months, partly in tank, partly in used barrels. While most people end up drinking Dolcetto upon release, this example ages remarkably well and continues to develop over 5-7 years, a...

DB1833-16
SchiavenzaDolcetto d'Alba
Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy
Sourced from 2.2 hectares in different vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba, at altitudes of 370-400m. The oldest vines date back to 1965, while the youngest were planted in 2006.  

DB6156-18
Boglietti, EnzoDolcetto d'Alba
Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy
From vineyards in La Morra, Roddino, and Sinio. Fermentation in stainless steel with 7 days maceration. Aged 9 months, partly in tank, partly in used barrels. While most people end up drinking Dolcetto upon release, this example ages remarkably well and continues to develop over 5-7 years, a...

DB1833-17
TavijnG Punk Grignolino Ripasso (2015)
Grignolino from Piedmont, Italy
100% Grignolino. The starting point of G-Punk is Tavijn's basic Grignolino (named Ottavio for Nadia's vigneron father who still works the vines along with her mother). Nadia destems the fruit but keeps the berries whole, They are very gently pressed to avoid breaking the skins but to help kick off...
Organic
DB9350-15
Produttori del GaviGavi "Il Forte"
Cortese from Piedmont, Italy
100% Cortese. The grapes used in this classic example of Gavi grew in the shadow of “Il Forte,” the iconic fortress that towers over the region’s namesake village. Cool temperature fermentation for 20 days, aging in steel through the winter months. Bright, balanced, aromatic, fruity wine. Floral...

DB8413-18
SantuvarioGino Vino Bianco
Erbaluce from Piedmont, Italy
100% Erbaluce. 2016 is Santuvario's first vintage of white, named for Ivano Barbaglia's grandfather, from local variety Erbaluce (for which there is no DOC designation in Alto Piemonte). The vines are organically farmed and harvested by hand. The grapes are destemmed, fermented with native yeasts...
Organic
DB8849-16
Distilleria CastelliGrappa Arneis
Arneis from Piedmont, Italy
100% Arneis from the Roero, grown in marl and sandstone soils from the Pliocene era. 40% abv. This is a young, fresh version of grappa, aged for 2 years in stainless steel; bright and crystal clear, this has a fresh nose with an herbal quality. On the palate, the delicate flavor is pleasantly round...

DB3729-NV
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Distilleria CastelliGrappa Barolina
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
100% Nebbiolo. 50% abv.

DB3726-NV
Distilleria CastelliGrappa Barolo
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
100% Nebbiolo; this pomace is from grapes that were pressed for Barolo, from Barolo and Monforte d'Alba. 43% abv. Aged for 5-6 years in stainless steel barrels, this is a more complex grappa; aromas of violets, plum and spice become velvety on the palate, with flavors of acacia honey and anise in...

DB3727-NV
Distilleria CastelliGrappa Nebbiolina
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
100% Nebbiolo from the Roero and Langhe. 45% abv. Flavored with an infusion of apricot wood for 2-3 months, then aged for 4-5 years in stainless steel barrels. This is a more intense grappa, with aromas of ripe fruit, dried roses and violets, and sweet tobacco; on the palate, this is round and full...

DB3728-NV
Cascina degli UliviIVAG
Cortese from Piedmont, Italy
100% Cortese. Stefano Bellotti has consistently run afoul of the Gavi DOCG rules by pursuing a very natural approach to the growing and making of his wine. As often as his Gavi vineyard wines were blocked from the official classification, he decided in the 2015 vintage to quit submitting them and...
Biodynamic
DB0126-18
GagliardoLanghe Fallegro Favorita
Favorita from Piedmont, Italy
100% Favorita from estate-owned vineyards located in the Roero, near Monticello d’Alba. The wine only sees about 80% malolactic fermentation in tank and is then bottled, maintaining its freshness and charm; 2016 was the first vintage in which Favorita did not undergo clarification.  Fallegro is a...

DB8421-18
Nada, GiuseppeLanghe Nebbiolo
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
From 0.8ha between two crus, Marcarini and Casot, both with the commune of Treiso, at 350m. The oldest vines were planted in 1980 and the youngest in 2012.  Marcarini is exposed to the southeast whereas Casot faces southwest. Harvest was on Sept 18th, 2017 at yields of 8,500kg/ha (59hl/ha)....

DB8959-17
CanonicaLanghe Nebbiolo
from Piedmont, Italy
This wine is currently sold out.

DB0555-15
GagliardoLanghe Nebbiolo "daBatiè"
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
100% Nebbiolo from a single-vineyard in Roero, 5km from the cellar. This site is composed of about 60% sand and Stefano likens it to “taking a walk on the beach.” Harvest is in the beginning of October.  Fermentation is in stainless steel and the juice is racked off the skins once it is dry, around...
Sustainable
DB8427-17
Bera, Vittorio e FigliLe Verrane DOC Piemonte
Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
100% Barbera. Though the calling card of Bera is their Moscato d'Asti, they also grow Barbera on the calcareous clay soils on the slopes of their certified-organic estate in the Canelli hills of Piedmont. Le Verrane is an old-school style of the region, slightly frizzante from finishing its natural...
Organic
DB5815-17
SantuvarioLozio Vino Rosso
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
85% Nebbiolo/15% Vespolina. Unlike the Santuvario Rosso, the Lozio is not made annually. The 40-plus-year-old vines are grown on sandy basalt and limestone soils on a site overlooking the sanctuary, or convent, for which the winery is named. The farming is organic and the harvest by hand. The fruit...
Organic
DB8839-15
VerganoLuli Moscato Chinato
Moscato from Piedmont, Italy
In Mauro Vergano's words (courtesy of LDM website): "I must say that producing a Chinato from Moscato wine was my first big challenge. First produced in 2003, it was the first product of its kind present on the market.The wine I use is a Moscato d’Asti with a higher alcohol content (more than 10%)...
Organic
DB0026-NV
Bera, Vittorio e FigliMoscato d'Asti
Moscato from Piedmont, Italy
100% Muscat à Petits Grains. Moscato d'Asti is the soul of Bera, and Bera is part of the heart of Moscato d'Asti, having been the first estate in this zone of Canelli to bottle its own in 1964. It is half of the 12-hectare estate's annual production. A few factors distinguish the Bera approach,...
Organic
DB0024-18
VerganoNebbiolo Chinato
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
In Mauro Vergano's words (courtesy of LDM website): "This was my first creation. The wine I use is a Nebbiolo from Barbaresco that comes from the Rabajà hill. It is produced by Giuseppe Cortese’s winery in Barbaresco; this is a small-scale producer who, in my opinion, produces excellent quality...
Organic
DB0027-NV
SchiavenzaNebbiolo Langhe
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
From a 0.6-hectare parcel in Monforte (Perno), planted in 1998 with western exposure at 390m above sea level.The grapes were destemmed and crushed; fermentation occurred spontaneously in cement vats, with maceration lasting around 20 days with pumpovers. After malolactic, the wine was racked in...
Biodynamic
DB0963-17

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