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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 Classico Superiore “La Superiora”
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
DB0166-17
AmpeleiaKepos IGT Costa Toscana
Red blend from Tuscany, Italy
Different Mediterranean grape varieties— 60% Alicante Nero (aka Grenache), 25%  Mourvedre, 15% Carignano—   sourced in the vineyards closest to the sea, in Ampeleia di Sotto, where the Mediterranean scrub dominates the landscape and permeates the air with its fragrances. The parcels are at 200-350...
92 WSBiodynamic
DB6279-18
Acosta, Eduardo TorresQuota N Rosso IGT Terre Siciliane
Red blend from Sicily, Italy
50% Nerello Mascalese/20% Grenache/30% white Grecanico-Carricante-Coda di Volpe. "Quota N" is a new Acosta bottling in the 2018 vintage. Eduardo acquired this flat, half-hectare, west-exposed parcel of ungrafted, 80-100-year-old, co-planted bush vines. It is surrounded by stone walls on very rocky...
Organic
DB4105-18
Monte di GraziaRosato IGT Campania
Red blend from Campania, Italy
Monte di Grazia's Rosato is 90% Tintore di Tramonti and 10% Moscio. The grapes come from 2 different parcels totaling 0.3 hectares, between 450 and 600m, with soil rich in volcanic pumice. Exposures are both south and northeast. The vines are planted in pergola in 1989. The harvest was on October...
Organic
DB1102-17
Monte di GraziaRosso “Melogna” IGT Campania
Red blend from Campania, Italy
"Melogna", dialect for badger, is a new wine for Monte di Grazia.  It’s a field blend that harkens back to old-school farmer wines.  60% Piedirosso, 30% Tintore di Tramonti, 4% Moscio, 3% Olivella, and 3% Sciascinoso from a 0.3ha pergola at 600m, planted 30 years ago. Harvest was on October 10,...
Organic
DB1103-17
OltretorrenteRosso Colli Tortonesi
Red blend from Piedmont, Italy
Sourced from all the estate's red grapes that are not directed towards the Barbera Superiore. Several parcels over 3 hectares are harvested for this wine.  The vines were planted between 1955 and 1990 with 6,000 plants/hectare. Exposures are both north and south. In 2018, the blend is basically 90...
Organic
DB3017-18
Monte di GraziaRosso IGT Campania
Red blend from Campania, Italy
90% Tintore di Tramonti and 10% Piedirosso from 3 parcels between 270-600m, planted in pergola, 1 hectare total. Vines age varies between 25-100+ years. Harvest was in late October 2015 at yields of 4,000 kg/ha (abot 25hl/ha).  Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with 15 days of maceration...
Organic
DB1104-15
Monte di GraziaRosso IGT Campania
Red blend from Campania, Italy
90% Tintore di Tramonti and 10% Piedirosso from 3 parcels between 270-600m, planted in pergola, 1 hectare total. Vines age varies between 25-100+ years. Harvest was in late October/early November at yields of 5,000 kg/ha (about 30hl/ha).  Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with 15 days of...
Organic
DB1104-12
AmpeleiaUnlitro IGT Costa Toscana
Red blend from Tuscany, Italy
This wine is a blend of varieties originating from the Mediterranean Basin— 50% Alicante Nero (aka Grenache), 20% Carignano, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Sangiovese, 5% Alicante Bouschet—sourced from vineyards at 180-250 meters above sea level. The fruit was harvested from the 10th to the 25th of September...
Biodynamic
DB6278-18
Villa CalicantusVino Rosato “Chiar’otto”
Red blend from Veneto, Italy
A co-harvest of Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, and a little Sangiovese from a west-facing site planted in pergola.  This is a fairly fertile plot, less calcareous than the vineyards that make the Bardolino Classico wines. The vines are 55 years old and pergola-trained. The must macerates one night...
Biodynamic
DB0165-18
Villa CalicantusVino Rosato Frizzante “Sollazzo”
Red blend from Veneto, Italy
Sollazzo, meaning “fun under the sun,’” is made with Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, and a little Sangiovese from a west-facing site planted in pergola.  This is a fairly fertile plot, less calcareous than the vineyards that make the Bardolino Classico wines. The vines range from 5-55 years old.  ...
Biodynamic
DB0164-17
Villa CalicantusVino Rosso “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
DB0167-18