MEMBERSHIP PLAN: SILVER

FRANCESCO’S DESCRIPTIONS: 

Castello Tricerchi Brunello di Montalcino 2015 Song: : Come as you are by Nirvana. The Tricerchi family has a 
fascinating history: men-at-arms during the Medieval times, then Noble people during the oligarchy of Siena and 
family of influence during the Renaissance. You can feel and breathe the glorious past of this family while visiting the 
Castello Tricerchi, a beautiful Castle built in 1441 and still nowadays, center of the farm where the wine is made. A 
pivotal role is now played by Tommaso Squarcia, descendant of the Tricerchi Family, born in 1988: Tommaso, ever 
since 2012, has embraced the Brunello cause, becoming the fearless leader of the winery, driven by his passion and 
sense of responsibility towards the history of his ancestors. Wine has a beautiful intensity and a quintessencial 
elegance typical of Brunello, with ripe red fruits, red currant, a note of blood orange, dried flowers and an intriguing, 
earthy note of graphite(pencil); the bouquet is precise on all of its components and extremely enjoyable. Palate is an 
exuberant effluvium of red fruits, great Brunello structure with a nice freshness, perfectly balanced with a well 
integrated tannin and a nice mineral finish. A perfect ‘old school’ Brunello, I always recommend to drink Tricerchi 
until you can, because Tommaso is the rising star of Montalcino and soon it will be difficult to find his wines for this 
price!
100% Sangiovese. 2 bts in Shipment. Drink Through 2021-2026. Open 3h Before. Price range: $48


Alberto Burzi Barolo 2016 Song: Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes. Despite being one of ‘youngest’ 
wineries in Barolo area, having started their production in 2012, Alberto(33 y.o.) and Caterina(26 y.o.) Burzi, can 
count on an incredible heritage left by their grandparents: four crus, located in La Morra, one of the most renowned 
area of Langhe, in which the Burzi siblings are producing this beautiful, traditional Barolo. This wine is the blend of 
the 4 family vineyards, whose age goes between 25 and 65 years old. It shows a very elegant, precise and pleasant 
bouquet typical of the memorable 2016 vintage in Langhe region, with notes of wild rose, violets, red berries and an 
herbal character of Mediterranean Scrub, gentle notes of tobacco and a touch of blood orange. Palate is quite gentle 
for being a young Barolo, with a marked freshness but a very polished, creamy tannin: a Rock and Roll structure in a 
modern key, like this iconic song by Rock duo, The White Stripes. Ever since I have visited them in La Morra in 2020, I 
was sure that Alberto and Caterina are destined for greatness, representing an example of modern techniques 
combined to tradition and respect for their beautiful land. 100% Nebbiolo. 2bts in Shipment. Drink Through 2021-
2030. Open 3h before. Price range $48


Massimago Marchesa Mariabella Ripasso della Valpolicella 2018 Song: Don’t know why by Norah Jones. 
Massimago is the beautiful story of a young girl, Camilla, who in 2003 decides to start a winery by herself, in the 
family estate in the heart of Valpolicella. A millennial who brought a new exciting touch of innovation and class to 
Amarone, 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. Now the winery is a point of 
reference for the amazing wines and Camilla has been celebrated as the rising star of Amarone in a beautiful article 
by Forbes and by other newspapers. Ripasso, made by macerating the pomace(grape skins and solids)of the 
Amarone with the Valpolicella Classico, represents for sure one of the best values in the market of Italian wines, with 
a more approachable drinkability than his elder brother but a surprising intensity of aromas. Beautiful bouquet of 
ripe cherries, cassis, prunes, red flowers with a spicy touch of cloves and an herbal side of Mediterranean scrub. 
Palate is ‘jazzy’, delicate, agreeable, smooth, supported by a beautiful freshness and a mineral side that create a 
compulsive drinkability. 70% Corvina, 15% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella. 2 bts in shipment. Drink Through 2021-
2023.Open 2h before. $28

 

Giusto Vino Nobile Cru Baradiero 2017 Song: Don’t look back in Anger by The Oasis. Niccolò Mariani, 
born in 1984, inherited the leadership of winery from his grandfather Piero, carrying the tradition of wine making 
within the family, producing a traditional Vino Nobile in Montepulciano. Niccolò, like many other wine makers of his 
generation, instead of starting a revolution, has brought some slight, yet significant changes both in the vineyard 
and in the cellar, in order to improve the wines without changing the philosophy of wine making of his grandfather 
Piero. This wine, result of an accurate selection of grapes, is an example of traditional Vino Nobile in a modern and 
contemporary key: intensity, warmth and generosity, combined with grace and cleanliness of compounds. Spiced 
cherries, ripe raspberry, plum jam, milk chocolate and floral notes of violets, tea , for an intriguing and rich bouquet: 
palate is warm, generous in alcohol but well balanced with a good freshness and a polished, fine grained tannin for a 
pleasant, long lasting finish. Like his grandfather Piero, an 87 years old good-humored farmer, told me when I visited 
the winery earlier this year, “If you don’t like this wine, you don’t appreciate anything else in the world!”. A true 
classic Vino Nobile, like this timeless ballad by The Oasis. 85% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero, 5% Mammolo. 2 bts 
in shipment. Drink Through2021-2023.Open 2h before. $26


Podere Colle Primo Le Nuvole Igt 2017 Song Fallin’ by Alicia Keys. Mattia Cianchi, born in 1992, started to make 
wine as a hobby while working at his family business in the gold and luxury goods industry: driven by an innate 
passion for Sangiovese, Mattia decided to produce his own wine from the 65 years old vineyard located very close 
from his family farm in Arezzo, Tuscany. The very limited production, 1600 bts equally divided into 2 labels, is an 
attentive selection of the best grapes coming from the charming ‘Nuvole’ vineyard, in which time has stopped, with 
a hundred ornamental Ducks and Geese supporting Mattia, managing the grass naturally, tilling the soil and giving a 
fully organic nurture for the vines and creating a beautiful ecosystem, in which no chemicals are used, as nature can 
take care of itself. The result is this powerful Sangiovese: a wide and complex bouquet of dark maraschino cherry, 
black currant, dried flowers, tobacco, dark chocolate, spices of licorice, Tuscan leather and a balsamic, earthy touch 
due to the 65 years old vines that deliver a limited quantity of grapes with the finest quality and density of aromas. 
Palate is warm, generous and robust: very nice balance with a good acidity and a firm, yet perfectly integrated, 
tannin. Long lasting finish of ripe red fruits and herbal notes, with a nice mineral touch. A rare gem, whose song 
pairing with the beautiful hit by the talented Alicia Keys, has been selected by Mattia himself.
100% Sangiovese. 1 bt
in shipment. Drink Through 2021-2025. Open 2h before. $ 41 


Grifalco Aglianico del Vulture cru ‘Damaschito’ 2016 Song: Praise You by Fatboy Slim. Grifalco is the beautiful 
project of the Piccin family, who in 2004 has started to produce wines in Vulture, the dormant Volcano that 
dominates Basilicata, one of most charming wine regions of the South of Italy. Lorenzo, born in 1988, grew up in 
Montepulciano among rows of Vino Nobile vines, learning from his parents Cecilia and Fabrizio, then completed his 
studies in Oenology in Piedmont: after acquiring familiarity with Sangiovese and Nebbiolo, Lorenzo took over the 
family winery with his younger brother Andrea, mastering Aglianico, the king of red grapes in South of Italy. The 
terroir of Vulture is quite unique, with good altitudes giving a good sun exposure, ventilation and temperature 
swings combined with volcanic soils, creating the perfect conditions for a successful wine. The bouquet is at first 
extremely classy, with beautiful floral notes of violet and lilac, prune, redcurrants and raspberry, then becomes even 
more layered and complex with notes of earth, Mediterranean scrub and a balsamic touch, for an overall 
quintessential elegance. Palate is marked with a vibrant freshness, with a fine-grained tannin and a lingering finish 
with a beautiful aftertaste of small red fruits and an extremely enjoyable sapidity, typical of the volcanic soil of 
Vulture. Wonderful Aglianico, a proper joy for the palate, a feast for the taste buds. 100% Sangiovese. 1bt in 
Shipment. Drink through 2021-2027. Open 1h before. $ 44

 

Gabriele Mazzeschi ‘Il Commendatore’ Syrah Igt 2018 Song Ironic by Alanis Morissette. Believe it or not, there is an 
area in Tuscany, around Cortona, in which Sangiovese is only a supporting actor and the leading star is Syrah, ancient 
and glorious grape that has found a perfect climatic condition in the area. A grape of French origin, dominating in a 
wine region within the heart of Tuscany, quite ironic, isn’t it? Gabriele Mazzeschi, born in 1987, produces wines in 
his family estate in Castiglion Fiorentino since 2010, combining his academical studies in Agronomy and the 
experience of his family. Named ‘Il Commendatore’ in honor of Gabriele’s great grandfather Mr Michele Giusti, who 
was awarded with the honorific distinction of ‘Commander of Italian Republic’, the wine shows an elegant bouquet 
with intense notes of ripe blackberry, black currant and a marked black pepper aroma typical of Syrah, combined 
with pleasant nuances of eucalyptus. Warm and vibrant in the palate, wine is well sustained by a pleasant freshness, 
with a lingering finish with succulent red fruit and peppery notes in the aftertaste. A great value and a wine that 
proofs how Syrah has found some perfect conditions in the Tuscan soil. 100% Syrah. 1bt in Shipment. Drink Through
2021-2024. Open 1h before. $ 28


Vigna Lenuzza Schioppettino di Prepotto 2017 Song: Hey Ya by Outkast. Friuli, located in the North-East side of the 
country, close to the border with Slovenia, is one of the most fascinating wine regions of Italy, worldwide famous for 
its mineral and crispy whites: but it is an ancient red grape that is gaining more, deserved, popularity within the last 
few years, Schioppettino. Daniele Lenuzza, the 27 years old passionate wine maker of the family estate, offers a 
beautiful version of this wine: a vivacious, spirited, spicy and expressive red. With the help of his father Gianpaolo 
and the wife Tanika, Daniele’s goal is to combine finesse, balance and personality in Lenuzza wines, by using all 
principles of Organic farming and respect for terroir. Bouquet is clean and precise, with notes of crunchy red fruits, 
sour cherry, red rose, cinnamon and cardamom, with a neat spiciness of green pepper typical of Schioppettino. 
Palate is vivacious, fresh and balanced, with a sapidity that is marked in all wines in the region and an intriguing 
aftertaste of red fruits and spices. A very interesting wine with a suprising drinkability, extremely enjoyable like this 
song by the Outkast from the 2000s: another unique gem in the incredible scenario of Italian wines! 100% 
Schioppettino. 1bt in Shipment. Drink Through 2021-2024. Open 2h before. $30

SPRING 2021

 

Theme of the Shipment: “MILLENNIALS OF ITALIAN WINE” 

These wines have been selected by Francesco, we firmly believe that this selection represents the best we can offer in this price range.  Each wine will be paired with an iconic song from the 90s-2000s that has had an impact on Millennials.