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1 x Bruno Rocca Nebbiolo 2016 ~ Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
94/100 Mike Bennie
Antonio Galloni, Vinous - “… Bruno Rocca is without question one of the hottest estates in Barbaresco right now. And my feeling is that Francesco Rocca (Bruno’s son and Luisa’s brother) is just getting started.”
Mike Bennie, The Wine Front “Don’t destroy what mother nature has given” says Luisa Rocca, “this is the overarching philosophy at Bruno Rocca”. There’s plenty to back that up, from organic farming (certified, but they don’t broadcast that), hand-harvesting in small baskets, a vibration de-stemmer a recent and expensive addition to ensure gentle handling of fruit. Natural yeast is used to create a bank of mini ferments in each vineyard – this is to ‘inoculate’ from each vineyard source individually, “we wish to preserve the terroir at this level too”.
Bruno Rocca is a family-owned wine estate in Barbaresco. It makes wines from various Piemontese appellations and varieties but is best known for its complex, refined, aromatic Nebbiolo wines from the Barbaresco DOCG. For many decades the family operated a mixed farm, but the modern estate began to take shape in 1958 when the family moved from the centre of Barbaresco to the south of the Rabajà zone and bought some prime vineyards. Grapes were sold to the Barbaresco co-operative until 1978 when Bruno Rocca took over the estate and made the first wines under the family name. In the 1990s, the winery gained an international reputation and began to acquire further vineyards. The winemaking style of Bruno Rocca is generally regarded as being modernist. Barbaresco grapes are fermented in wooden vats, with stainless steel used for other wines. Individual vineyards are vinified separately, with larger vineyards divided into plots.
1 x Renato Ratti Barolo 'Marcenasco' Nebbiolo 2018 ~ Piedmont, Italy
The Winemaker "An absolute master of the table, this Barolo conquers the palate with the strength and harmony at the same time. Barolo Marcenasco is smooth, balanced and elegant with a long finish. Pair with grilled red meat, game and aged cheeses. Aromas of wild berry, pressed rose, ground clove and a balsamic note of menthol lead the way. Elegantly structured, the youthfully austere, precise palate delivers cherry, cranberry, star anise and crushed mint while the bright acidity and tightly wound tannins provide the taut framework."
Renato Ratti was one of the most influential and important figures in the modern history of Barolo. He created his own acclaimed estate in the frazione of Annunziata (La Morra). He was also a strong advocate for modern style winemaking and set the wheels in motion to convert the Barolo castle into a museum honouring the production of its most famous export. These days his son Pietro and long-time winemaker Massimo Martinelli continue to turn out exemplary wines all hung off more modern styling. The most significant of the wines is his top Barolo Marcenasco but the wines across the range are superb. In style, they all share a plushness and suppleness that plays well with the La Morra terroir. Renato Ratti makes three single-vineyard Barolos, from the Marcenasco, Conca and Rocche dell'Annuziata cru vineyards. These are the top offerings from the estate and can be cellared for up to 20 years.
Along with the range of classic Piedmont wines from Alba and Asti, Ratti also makes a varietal Sauvignon Blanc wine called I Cedri and a blend of Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot called Villa Pattono, both of which are labelled under the Monferrato DOC. Barolo is a traditional hillside village in the rolling hills of Piedmont, northwestern Italy. The vineyards and wineries there have long been famous for producing some of Italy's very finest red wines – predominantly from the region's signature grape variety, Nebbiolo. Nebbiolo is the grape variety behind the top-quality red wines of Piedmont, northwestern Italy, the most notable of which are Barolo and Barbaresco. Nebbiolo wines are distinguished by their strong tannins, high acidity and distinctive scent – often described as "tar and roses". They also tend to lose color. Within just a few years of vintage, most Nebbiolo wines begin fading from deep, violet-tinged ruby to a beautiful brick orange.
1 x Conterno Fantino - Barolo Vigna del Gris 2016 ~ Piedmont, Italy
96/100 Robert Parker
96/100 Wine & Spirits
95/100 James Suckling
95/100 Wine Spectator
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards (2011 Vintage)
Robert Parker "The Conterno Fantino 2016 Barolo Ginestra Vigna del Gris comes from a site in Monforte d'Alba that has a big component of loose sand in the soils. These well-draining conditions add to the softness and concentrated aromatic intensity of Nebbiolo. In fact, the bouquet here brings us a medley of red and purple fruits with some ripe blackberry and plum. It shows a hint of pretty cherry sweetness with spice, tobacco and candied licorice. The mouthfeel is full and generous, and this supple Barolo wraps smoothly and luxuriously over the palate."
James Suckling "Extremely perfumed with ripe strawberries and hints of dried flowers. Hints of hazelnuts. It’s full-bodied with a solid core of ripe fruit and ripe, polished tannins. Tight center palate. Very persistent. This is reserved now, but shows beautiful potential. Try after 2023."
Wine Spectator "Focused on bright cherry, black currant and freshly cut hay aromas and flavors, this red is vibrant, verging on racy. Accents of iron, tobacco and tar add complexity, and this is balanced and long on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2045."
Antonio Galloni, Vinous "The 2016 Barolo Ginestra Vigna del Gris offers a striking balance of density and the more floral, high-toned notes that are so typical of this wine. Dried flowers, rose petal, mint, sweet spice and cedar are all nicely lifted. Beams of incisive tannin give the wine its vibrant, energetic feel. I would drink it first among these four wines. 2021-2031"
Wine & Spirits "This wine captures the character of the 2016 vintage with exuberant aromas of rose petals, mint and sage and vibrant red berry and cherry flavors. Those aromas and flavors remain poised and balanced for days after the bottle has been opened, suggesting a long life ahead, though the sheer energy of this wine makes it immensely appealing even now."
Founded in 1982, Conterno Fantino testifies to the talent and vision of viticulturist Claudio Conterno and his partner, oenologist Guido Fantino. These great wines start in exceptional vineyard sites in Monforte d’Alba. Conterno Fantino’s historical nucleus is Ginestra, one of Monforte’s historical crus documented as far back as the 1800’s. is based on a hillside close to the village of Monforte d'Alba. The focus of the estate falls to four key grape varieties: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto and Chardonnay.
1 x Giacomo Montresor 'Amarone "Cantina Privata Del Fondatore' 2016 ~ Veneto, Italy
90/100 - Wine Enthusiast (2015 Vintage)
Silver - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (2015 Vintage)
The Winemaker "Ripe red fruit and an austere velvety taste with aftertaste of almond, blackberry and spices." (2015 Vintage)
The famous French Montresor family moved from France to the Veneto region of Italy near Lake Garda in the 19th Century. They chose an area renowned for its morain soils to establish the family's vineyards and viticulture businesses. After four generations of wine-making, Giacomo Montresor has firmly established itself as a reference point for Valpolicella wines.
Amarone della Valpolicella is an intensely flavored dry red wine made from dried (passito) grapes. It is made in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy, and is one of the region's most prestigious red wines. Amarone wines from this region are in particular often described as the pinnacle of this wine type.
1 x Tenuta Argentiera - Bolgheri Superiore - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc 2018 ~ Bolgheri, Italy
Super Tuscan at a great value!
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Cabernet
The Argentiera estate is situated on the coast of Alta Maremma, about 100 km west of Florence in the DOC appellation of Bolgheri. The estate is part of the historic Tenuta di Donoratico dei Serristori, an influential Florentine family that in 1512 acquired this land from the Medici family.
Today the property is owned by Corrado and Marcello Fratini, well-known entrepreneurs from Florence, and by Marchese Piero Antinori. The estate is planted with specialized vines all of which have the appellation DOC Bolgheri. The vines have an average age of 4–5 years and are situated on a plateau at an elevation of 150 to 200 meters above sea level, the highest altitude level in Bolgheri.
1 x Collosorbo - Brunello di Montalcino 'Sangiovese' 2019 ~ Rosso di Montalcino, Italy
The Winemaker "A traditional, fresh velvety wine, Rosso di Montalcino comes from the Estate’s best vineyards, the same that produce Brunello. It is made from 100% Sangiovese with persistent, fruity aromas and considerable structure. This is a very versatile wine suitable for average periods of aging." (2016 Vintage)
The Tenuti di Collosorbo has been owned by the Ciacci family since 1850. The first bottle of Brunello di Montalcino was made in 1966 by Giuseppe Ciacci, a progenitor of the first of the three generations of this winery. Now Giovanna Ciacci and her daughters, oenologist Laura and agronomist, Lucia Sutera Sardo, operate the vineyard and winery, assisted by esteemed oenologist Paolo Caciorgna and cellar master, Daniele Guidotti, who has been in charge of the Tenuta's winery for more than twenty years and is considered one of the family.
The region of Rosso di Montalcino is found in the same defined area as its bigger brother, the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. Both are situated in the heart of Tuscany, in central Italy. This DOC was created in 1984 in order to make the most of the fruit from younger vines of new plantings. The idea was to create a fresher style of wine that needed considerably less ageing time (one year with only six months in oak) than its sibling.
1 x Botter Prosecco Extra Dry NV - Veneto Italy
Commended - International Wine Challenge 2018
Silver - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017
Commended - International Wine Challenge 2016
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016
Commended - International Wine Challenge 2014
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
Gold - Mundus Vini 2014
Bronze - International Wine Challenge 2013
Jancis Robinson "Pear juice, lemon, off-dry. Functional, fine."
Falstaff Magazine "Filigree nose with elegant nuances of white flowers and a hint of wet stone."
Casa Vinicola Botter is a multi-awarded Italian wine producer. The company was founded in 1928 as a small business selling local Veneto wines in barrels. After World War II, it moved onto bottled wine and began to export internationally. Botter is now managed by the third generation of the family. Botter owns two wine estates; including Divici a winery with 100 hectares (250 acres) of organic vineyards in the hills around Treviso. These are planted with a range of classic Veneto varieties such as Corvina, although the initial focus has been on an organic Prosecco.
Wine Spectator - 'Sparkling Success' "Prosecco has brought Italian sparkling wine to the forefront of the wine world. Prosecco has almost become a byword to mean any sparkling wine. In reality, Prosecco DOC, the most widely available example from the region, is specifically the product of vineyards that span a large swath of approximately 70,000 acres through the Veneto and Friuli–Venezia-Giulia regions. The soft, creamy texture and approachable structure that people love is the result of the Charmat production method, and the pretty floral and peach flavours typical to the wine are characteristics of the area's native Glera grape, Prosecco's dominant variety."