MEMBERSHIP PLAN: GOLD
Theme of the Shipment: “NEW SCHOOL ITALIAN WINES"
These wines have been selected by Francesco, we firmly believe that this selection represents the best we can offer in this price range. We are proud to present each one of these wines and we hope you will enjoy them till the last drop. Each bottle will be paired with an iconic song that reflects the personality of the wine.
Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Docg 2010 Song: No Surprises by Radiohead. Combining tradition with science and innovation, Carpineto is one of the most important winemaking groups in Tuscany, producing wines with incredible texture, elegance and surprising longevity. Intense, deep, introspective and overwhelmingly complex, with notes of candied orange zest, cherry under spirit, prune, dark chocolate, leather, mushrooms, cloves and a sweet spicy touch of cinnamon. Palate is fulfilling and incredibly balanced, with a good freshness, an elegant and creamy tannin of unique quality, with a lingering finish of ripe cherry, prune and a note of mushroom: a wine of incredible quality in which the greatness of both the terroir and the perfect vintage are masterfully combined by the winemaker. 70% Sangiovese, 30% Canaiolo and other varietals. 1bt in Shipment. Drink Through 2022-2026. Open 5h before. Price range $52
Carpineto Farnito Igt 2007 Song: Comfortably Numb By Pink Floyd. Intense red ruby with garnet shades typical of ‘vintage wines’, this stunning Cab Sauv from Carpineto offers an incredibly complex bouquet, with an intense predominance of roasted red pepper as perfect signature of the grape varietal, notes of prunes, blueberry, candied orange and scents of underbrush such as mushrooms, with a final touch of leather and eucalyptus typical of warm vintages. Mouth is rich, opulent: still fresh despite the 15 years of age, extraordinary complex with a firm tannin of majestic elegance, the wine offers an incredible effluvium of coffee, prune, underbrush and a lingering savory finish. A timeless masterpiece, for which I had to choose a special song by one of my favorite bands. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 1 bt in shipment. Drink Through 2022-2024. Open 5h before. Price range $59
Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Docg 2018 Song: Cry to Me by Solomon Burke. In the heart of Langhe, the Ghisolfi family transitioned their farm into a proper winery in 1988, the golden years of the ‘Barolo boys’, during which Langhe became the Mecca of Italian wine and younger winemakers started traveling to the USA to promote their wines. Light red ruby color typical of Nebbiolo, the wine offers a bouquet of quintessential elegance and complexity, with beautiful floral notes of red rose and violet, red currants, candied orange zest and a surprising mineral trait of graphite(pencil). Palate is also elegant, yet rich and textured, with good warmth and polished tannins that are perfectly tamed by the use of barriques, for a lingering and lustful finish. A beautiful Jazzy Barolo from a small family-run estate, a great value for a unique wine! 100% Nebbiolo. 1 bt in Shipment. Drink Through 2022-2030. Open 3h Before. Price range: $55
Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli Docg 2017 Song: Back in Black by AC/DC. And the moment finally came, in which the most feared vintage, 2017, was released on the market: yet Giancarlo Pacenti, shows us how good winemakers can step up the game in difficult vintages, taming the indomitable tannins of the hottest and driest summer of all time in Tuscany. Intense bouquet of blackberries, red currant, rose-hip, wild fruits, a gentle note of sandalwood given by small barrel and a recall to Brunello’s more typical scents such as tobacco, leather and dark chocolate. The structure has a deep impact and is well-concentrated, generous in alcohol, with firm tannins typical of the vintage: the meticulous attention of the winemaker is evident, wine is succulent, ripe, complex, with a final effluvium of maraschino and tobacco, perfectly paired with a steak and Hard Rock music. 100% Sangiovese. 1bt in shipment. Drink Through 2022-2029. Open 2h before. Price range $53
Cupano Rosso di Montalcino Doc 2019 Song: For Me Formidable by Charles Aznavour. It would be difficult to sum up Lionel Cousin in a few lines, so I will only say that the French cinematographer and the wife Ornella, have managed to tailor a beautiful French dress on Brunello, creating a unique combination of elegance and complexity by breaking out of the box of Tuscan tradition, becoming a legend of Montalcino wines that will be deeply missed and remembered for generations. Beautiful and rich bouquet of maraschino cherry, blackberry, blood-orange, ripe violet, dark chocolate and an elegant scent of black tea. Palate is fulfilling and luscious, the great complexity of the 2019 vintage is evident with a powerful wine with quintessential elegance: it is a textured wine with polished tannins and substantial presence of alcohol, yet perfectly balanced by a mouthwatering freshness that culminates with an explosion of red fruits and violets. The last harvest made by Lionel could have not been better than this! 100% Sangiovese. 1bt in Shipment. Drink Through 2022-2027. Open 2h before. Price Range $53
Cupano Ombrone Sant’Antimo Doc 2018 Song: If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys. The bouquet has impressive intensity with ripe fruit such as sour cherry and black currants, red rose and a neat note of roasted red pepper typical of Cab Franc, with a final touch of black tea. In the palate it is pure elegance, a succulent effluvium of sour cherry and Jasmine tea, balanced out by a good freshness and a majestic tannin for a long-lasting finish. The warm, soulful elegance of the voice of Alicia Keys is a perfect pairing for this beautiful French-style Montalcino blend. 60% Cab Sauv, 28%Merlot, 6% Sangiovese, 6% Cab Franc. 1bt in shipment. Drink Through 2022-2029. Open 3h before. Price range $49
Gracciano della Seta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Docg 2017 Song: Elephant by Tame Impala. One of the best wineries in Montepulciano, Gracciano della Seta combines the dictates of tradition with the use of a small percentage of Merlot, to enhance the complexity of Sangiovese, offering an elegant, gentle yet longevous Vino Nobile. Deep and austere bouquet, notes blackberry, dark chocolate, cherry under spirit, leather, potpourri of dried flowers and an intriguing herbaceous note of dill given by the Merlot. The generosity of 2017 vintage is evident in the palate, with high concentration and an energetic tannin that is well tamed and refined thanks to the presence of Merlot, for a lingering, savory finish of red and black berries. A wine with a great groove and a Rock soul. 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot. 1bt in Shipment . Drink through 2022-2028 Open 3h before. Price $29
Gracciano della Seta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Docg 2008 Song: In a Sentimental Mood by John Coltrane & Duke Ellington. 2008 is one of my favorite vintages in Tuscany, the real underdog that evolved surprisingly well in the years while nobody expected it to shine at first. Beautiful bouquet, very elegant and intriguing, with notes of red berries, Campari, cloves, leather, tobacco, a beautiful touch of mushrooms and an herbaceous-balsamic character of sage. Palate is deep and complex, yet vibrant and indulging, with a perfectly refined tannin and an harmonious, never-ending finish of maraschino cherry and underbrush. A wine whose hints recall blues and jazz notes of the finest quality, such as this masterpiece from two of the finest musicians of the 20th century. 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot. 1bt in Shipment . Drink through 2022-2023 Open 4h before. Price $40
Galardi Terra di Rosso Campania Igt 2019 Song: Juicy by The Notorious B.I.G. I am glad to introduce Piedirosso, another indigenous varietal from Italy, in this beautiful journey of appreciation of Italian wines called Perbacco Wine Club. Galardi is one of the points of reference for the great wine making region of Campania, producing earthy, structured, yet elegant reds. Deep red ruby, with great intensity of aromas: blackberries, plum, ripe currants with a beautiful floral note of wisteria and a light note of freshly brewed coffee, the bouquet is very neat and elegant. In the palate is vigorous, with an explosion of blackberries and balsamic notes of eucalyptus: tannins are beautifully integrated in the structured despite the young age of the wine, with a lingering, rich and savory finish. An hip-hop/ soulful wine with a salty touch, like this iconic song from the greatest rapper of all time(pardon the language!)100% Piedirosso. 1bt. Drink Through 2022-2025. Open 2h before. Price $32
Tenimenti d’Alessandro Syrah Cortona ‘Il Bosco’ Igt 2018 Song: Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix . If there is a ‘new school’ wine town in the Tuscan inland, well that’s Cortona, where Syrah has found a favorable terroir for great wines, such as this stunner from Tenimenti D’Alessandro. Intense purple typical of Syrah, this wine opens with an overwhelming intensity of dried plum, violet, black currants, maraschino cherry, with a light note of coffee mixed with cocoa, an elegant spice of sandalwood and an herbal note of freshly cut grass. Palate is rich, intense, yet very fresh and balanced with a firm tannin that leads to a savory, luscious finish for an effluvium of black fruits and jasmine tea. 100% Syrah. 1bt in Shipment. Drink Through 2022-2026. Open 2h before. Price range $36
Talosa Igt Pietrose 2016 Song: Madama Butterfly, Act 2: ‘Un Bel dì vedremo’ by Giacomo Puccini. Talosa is one of the historical wineries of Montepulciano and while their Vino Nobiles are fiercely representing the Old School of winemaking in this beautiful town, this Merlot is the proof of how a ‘traditionalist’ estate can offer its beautiful interpretation of a modern Super Tuscan: intense red ruby, this wine offers a deep bouquet with notes of prune, cherry under spirit, tobacco, black tea and all-Tuscan notes of juniper and sage. Structure is broad, velvety, with an aftertaste rich in red fruits and sage for a succulent, lingering finish. An opulent, operatic wine with great character. 100% Merlot. 1bt in Shipment. Drink Through 2022-2025. Open 3h before. Price Range $62
Andaras Carignano del Sulcis Doc 2016 Song: Sparring Partner by Paolo Conte. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Sant’Antioco is an island that belongs to Sardinia, land of strong flavors in food and wine, rich soils and pristine beaches. Andaras is a beautiful project born in 2016 with the goal of producing a niche(1’200 bottles only!), high-quality Carignano in this little island from pre-phylloxera vines with original Sardinian rootstock. Intense red ruby, with notes of Maraschino Cherry, violet and with a marked, defined Mediterranean character typical of Sardinian wines: balsamic notes of sage, rosemary, mirth and an earthy touch of graphite(pencil case) given by the soil. Mouth has an opulent, lush texture, with a long savory finish and a neat and creamy tannin that is masterfully integrated in the structure. A hidden gem destined for greatness that recalls the warmth of the summers of the enchanted land of Sardinia and the voice of the best Italian jazzman Paolo Conte, this Carignano will soon become a cult wine! 100% Carignano. 1 bt in Shipment. Drink Through 2022-2026. Open 3h Before. Price range: $50