FALL 2019


Theme of the Shipment: “♫♫♫  OH GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN ♫♫♫” 

These wines have been selected by our staff of sommeliers, we firmly believe that this selection represents the best we can offer in this price range.  This time the selection offers amazing gems made by female wine makers of Italy, to understand the change brought by women to the Italian wine industry in the 80s, 90s and 2000s . Great wine makers and entrepreneurs who truly stepped up the game in a world that used to be predominantly a male business. Each of the wines will be paired with a song of a famous Female Singer, From Nina Simone to Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Patty Smith, Madonna, Lady Gaga and other strong female entairtainers of our time.


Massimago Amarone della Valpolicella 2013 Song: You Know I am no Good by Amy Winehouse Camilla is much  more than just a good wine maker, she is also a business-woman very attentive to the importance of the brand and communication. A millennial who brought a new exciting touch of innovation and class to Amarone and Valpolicella wines. A strong young woman, conscious of her abilities and extremely passionate for her beloved Valpolicella, Camilla’s keywords are excellence, creativity, respect for nature and innovation. Like the song, this Amarone has a catchy structure, it is full of passion and it is as deep, intense and complex as Amy Winehouse’s stunning voice: an incredible mix of muscles and elegance that can be found only in great Amarones, intense red ruby color, plum notes and a spicy touch of black pepper, powerful and intense palate. Masterpiece. Corvina 65%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 5%. 2bts in shipment. Drink Through 2019-25. Open 3h before . Price Range 68$ 

Valdipiatta Vino Nobile Riserva 2005 Song: I put a Spell on You by Nina Simone  I have always believed that the personality of a wine is strictly related to the one of the wine maker: Miriam Caporali is a kind friend and classy woman, yet a strong and determined entepreneur, the fearless leader of Valdipiatta. She gave to her Vino Nobile Riserva a strong meaning by producing a small amount(3000bts)only in particularly fortunate vintages such as this great 2005: garnet color, spicy and ethereal with balsamic notes, velvety and extremely deep taste for a neverending finish. Complex, smooth and rich, like the enchanting voice of Nina Simone, this wine seduces with its class and extraordinaire elegance. On its perfect peak, superb. 100% Sangiovese. 1 bt. Drink 2019-2022. 4h before. 80$ 

Oddero Barolo Cru Villero 2015 Song: Casta Diva by Maria Callas Mariacristina Oddero took over the leadership of this incredible winery after his father Giacomo passed.  She is a very passionate Wine Maker and brought a new perspective to the production of one of the most important wineries in Piedmont. Her wines are a multicolored, kaleidoscopic expression of the great terroir of Langhe. Both the voice of the best Soprano of the 20th century and this Barolo are ethereal, strong, magical, close to perfection. This great wine is made in the cru of Villero in Castiglione Falletto, one of the best wine areas in the world: strong and well-rounded wine with intense scents of violet typical of Nebbiolo, red fruits, cocoa and licorice. Complex palate, long finish which culminates in a grippy tannin that will make a perfect pairing with a succulent meat or game. Divine. 100% Nebbiolo. 1bt in shipment. Drink Through 2019-2040. Open 4h before. Price range 90$ 

Avignonesi Vino Nobile Cru Caprile 2015 Song: Respect by Aretha Franklyn Virginie Saverys is a Belgian businesswoman who fell in love with Sangiovese and Montepulciano. Since she took over one of the most important estates of the town, she embraced Biodynamic production as approach to farming and life in general. Virginie’s keyword is ‘respect’: towards the ecosystem, her staff and the final consumer. The winery has started producing and crafting organic wines that are truly authentic to their origins yet singular and unique. This Nobile comes from the Single-Vineyard called Caprile: Virginie saw the potential of this vineyard and decided to create this label that represent a great and rare(2000bts made) Vino Nobile. Warm, powerful, deep and rich like the incredible voice of the ‘Queen of soul’ Aretha Franklyn. 100% Sangiovese. 1bt in Shipment. Drink 2019-2025. Open 2h before. $55 

Istine Chianti Classico Riserva Le Vigne 2012 Song: The Sea by Morcheeba Angela is the eclectic, energetic leader of this winery located in my favorite area of Chianti Classico, Radda/ Gaiole, which I believe being the ‘Mecca’ of Sangiovese. This is her Riserva, fruit of the selected grapes coming from her best vineyards. A wine of terroir, generous and extremely elegant: ripe cherry, notes of tobacco and a spicy glimpse, warm and round palate with a deep and long finish in which tannins are perfectly balanced with the structure. A triumph of his majesty Sangiovese from one of best areas of Chianti known for the ethereal elegance of the wines: powerful and silky like the voice of the front-woman of Morcheeba, Ms Skye Edwards. 100% Sangiovese. Drink Through 2019-2023. 4h before. 47$ 

Dei Madonna della Querce Nobile 2015 Song: Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinéad O’Connor Maria Caterina Dei is the leader of this great winery in Montepulciano, her wines match perfectly with her persona, classy, elegant yet charismatic. This wine in particular is the newborn from the single vineyard Madonna della Querce, from which Maria Caterina decided to make a special Vino Nobile that she could dedicate in the memory of her beloved father Glauco. A great Vino Nobile, ample bouquet with ripe red fruit jam, ethereal and mineral notes, dense and elegant palate with a majestic tannin, harmonious finish. A perfect result of the combination among a great terroir, a fantastic grape and the love of a daughter for her father: Maria Caterina made sure all the grapes were carefully selected from the best vineyard to guarantee the quality of each one of the 3660 bottles made so she could offer this wine to the memory of Mr Glauco. 100% Sangiovese. 2 bts. Drink Through 2019-2026. Open 3h before. 75$  

Foradori Teroldego Granato 2016 Song: One way or another by Blondie Elisabetta Foradori did not only elevate the Teroldego grape and the lowlands of Trentino to the top of Italian viticulture, she also re-wrote the rules and broke the schemes of wine making in our country. She was one of the first wine makers to have a revolutionary, biodynamic approach to viticulture and to give importance to this grape varietal. This is the top product of the winery, Elisabetta often compares this wine to Pomegranate because of its charm and intensity: the red ruby deep and intense color is similar to Pomegranate juice in many aspects, also both the fruit and the wine have same freshness and intensity. An explosion of small red fruits with mineral notes of crushed stones, freshness hits the palate with all these fruity sensations and a long-lasting savory finish. Almost no tannins but the structure of the wine is pure rock’n’roll, like the song from Blondie ‘One way or another’: Elisabetta’s determination leaded this land and this grape to a new stage and she has worked hard to make this possible.  100% Teroldego. 2 bts in shipment. 2019-2025. Open 3 h before. Price range 75$ 


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