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Villa CalicantusBardolino Chiaretto Classico “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 in 1965.  This is a fairly fertile plot, less calcareous than the vineyards that make the red Bardolino Classico wines at his home vineyard. The must macerates one night on its skins in...
Biodynamic
DB0165-19
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 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
DB0166-18
BrunaColline Savonesi Rosso "Bansìgu"
Red blend from Liguria, Italy
Bansìgu means see-saw and the children’s drawing on the label is indicative. A field blend of local varieties, including 70% Granaccia. The balance is Rossese, Barbera, and Cinsault with tiny amounts of other local varieties. From south facing vineyards, near the Mediterranean, in Ortovero. The...
Organic
DB5221-19
BrunaColline Savonesi Rosso "Pulin"
Red blend from Liguria, Italy
EXTREMELY LIMITED. This wine features the local Granaccia (70%), along with Syrah (20%) and Barbera (10%) from vines planted between 1999 and 2000. This undergoes maceration on the lees at 27°C for nine day,s with three daily pump-overs in steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation is completed in the...
Organic
DB5223-17
AmpeleiaKepos IGT Costa Toscana
Red blend from Tuscany, Italy
Different Mediterranean grape varieties— 50% Alicante Nero (aka Grenache), 30% Mourvedre, 20% 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...
Biodynamic
DB6279-16
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 (hence piedi franco on label), 80-100-year-old, co-planted bush vines. It is surrounded...
Organic
DB4105-18
AmpeleiaRosato di Ampeleia IGT Toscana
Red blend from Tuscany, Italy
80% Carignano, 20% Alicante Nero (aka Grenache).  This is the 1st Rosato from Ampeleia!  The Carignano was direct-pressed and then whole clusters of the Alicante Nero were added to the tank, macerating there for 12 days and coloring the wine. All concrete. Low alcohol, salty, with a hint of welcome...
Biodynamic
DB6284-19
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...
92 VOrganic
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...
91 VOrganic
DB1104-12
De AngelisRosso Piceno
Red blend from Marche, Italy
70% Montepulciano & 30% Sangiovese. Fermented in stainless steel and aged four months in steel & six months in bottle before release. As the Gambero Rosso puts it: “the Rosso Piceno is a consumer’s dream, straightforward but delicious and a pleasure to drink.”
Organic
DB0044-18
De AngelisRosso Piceno Superiore
Red blend from Marche, Italy
70% Montepulciano, 30% Sangiovese. Maceration 10-15 days in stainless.  Aged 15-18 months in large botti and 6 months in bottle.  
Organic
DB1171-16
AmpeleiaUnlitro IGT Toscana
Red blend from Tuscany, Italy
This wine is a blend of varieties originating from the Mediterranean Basin— 40% Alicante Nero (aka Grenache), 25% Mourvedre, 15% Carignano, 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
DB6278-19
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