Wines we love

Wines we love

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FRAGOLINO ROSSO BOTTEGA - BIBANO-TREVISO 750ml

$9.90

We lost the plot with this one… now we present you with a delightful even playful dessert wine or aperitif if you prefer!

Fragolino Rosso Frizzante from Bottega Bibano decants into the glass with bright cherry red and purple reflections. The bouquet is like no other: ripe, juicy strawberries, freshly made strawberry ice cream and hints of white chocolate.

Fragolino is a tribute to the Isabella vine. This resilient grape variety saved many winemakers after the phylloxera disaster. Nowadays Isabella is rarely used for wine production in Italy, but Bottega wanted to create a monument to it: Fragolino Rosso a wine-based drink (similar to spritzer or “tinto de verano” but better!) that perfectly captures the charm of the Fragolino of old.

We favor having it as a dessert all by itself. After spicy Mexican, Thai or Indian curries, Fragolino masterfully refreshes your palate.

VERDICCHIO DEI CASTELLI DI JESI FAZI BATTAGLIA 750ml

$17.90

Titulus is the perfect standard bearer of a Verdicchio Dei Castelli, by famed wine maker Fazi Battaglia. The grapes are harvested by hand and soft pressed ready for fermentation. Beautifully presented in a classic Italian amphorae bottle speaks to the millenary old traditions of Mediterranean wine making.

The wine sparkles with a sunny bright color. It is fresh, with fruity and floral notes. The mouth is rich, tangy and mineral, with a pleasant almondy finish.

Pairs wonderfully with appetizers, risottos, poultry, seafood or any dishes prepared with cream sauces, also mushrooms.

Best served at 8-11 C (46- 51 F)

GRAN CUVÉE ROSÉ FANTINI 750 ml

$19.00

This wine is exceptional!

Deliciously fresh and aromatic with notes of strawberry and raspberry. In typical Italian flare and style, the bottle bespeaks elegance with a genuine Swarovski crystal embedded in the front of the bottle. Perfect served chilled on a hot summer afternoon. One of the most popular wines from Abruzzo, Italy (the home province of the Schullo family, not that we are biased or anything whatsoever!). Abruzzo is a stunning mountainous region (famous for its skiing slopes), on the eastern coast of Italy, with wine making traditions dating back to about 600 B.C.E.! Best served between 4-5C (39-41F), pairs really well with fish, pasta, salads, Asian and Mediterranean dishes.

INTENSO FABIANO CABERNET SAUVIGNON - 2017 750 ml

$19.00

This is an everyday, table wine, straight from Veneto, Italy. Granted, we can’t expect to drink or afford some amazing wine every day, those, we save for special occasions. We like this wine, goes great with meat, poultry or a hot soup on a rainy day. Mellow and pleasant.

Per the Wine Enthusiast, this is “a bright and sharp rendition of Cabernet Sauvignon (and 10% Merlot) with background notes of wild berries, forest floor and vanilla bean. The wine is tonic and lean with a determined blast of freshness on the close.”

VIGNETI DEL SALENTO PRIMITIVO I MURI PUGLIA-2019 750 ml

$10.00

“Significant tannins and rich blackberry velvet. Good.” Primitivo is a fine grape from Italy. Pairs well with beef and pasta.

Expert wine reviewers such as Vivino proclaimed it to be “Good value for money. Similar wines usually cost 41% more…”

So, in a nutshell this falls under our own invented category of “wines we like”. With this we signify these are very good table wines, and affordable to have with your everyday meals. Notice we also carry the other category named “wines we love”, just to differentiate, those are very special, and yes, pricey, thus reserved for special occasions.

OUTER LIMITS SAUVIGNON BLANC 750 ml

$46.00

We love this crisp refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from Chile. It is perfect on a hot day or for your “Happy Hour” as we do down under. The Valparaiso region of Chile is renowned for producing great wine. As you detect the first aromas upon opening the bottle, your mouth will water. Juicy citrus and tropical fruit abound with subtle notes of passion fruit. This white wine pairs really well with white meats, fish and lean red meats.

TIRAZIS SYRAH CHILE-2018 750 ml

$33.00

OK, so here is another wine that I liked the picture on the bottle, that is why I wanted to try this wine. We have been ‘trying’ it ever since. The grapes are harvested manually and then hand selected for fermentation. Yet again reminding me of New Zealand with its many boutique vineyards. With notes of plum, and spices, this is a down to earth wine with a medium to full body that we love.

You know a great wine immediately. The aroma, the taste, arrest your attention and captivate your senses. Our experience is simply of those who love good quality and know it when we see it. That is our recommendation to you, try our selection of wines and you will be equally captivated.

DESPECHADO PINOT NOIR CHILE - 2019 750 ml

$33.00

Light and perfumed this delightful Pinot Noir from Chile is perfect on a summer afternoon. Another stellar hand harvested wine from the famous Morande Vineyard in Chile. Pairs with white meats and poultry. Highly rated by us and the critics alike.

You know a great wine immediately. The aroma, the taste, arrest your attention and captivate your senses. Our experience is simply of those who love good quality and know it when we see it. That is our recommendation to you, try our selection of wines and you will be equally captivated.

BOTTEGA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO ITALY 750 ml

$53.00

This wine is a 2014 Sangiovese that most wine critics say is the best in all of Italy. Brunello di Montalcino is made with a Tuscan type of Sangiovese grape referred to as Brunello or Sangiovese Grosso. It’s bold, fruity, and with high tannins, we just loved it. “Feminine” is how one of our dear friends described this wine, once we tried it, we knew what he meant. Perfumed, fruity and delicate, this wine is a must. This is a limited series, all bottles have an individual serial number. 

You know a great wine immediately. The aroma, the taste, arrest your attention and captivate your senses. Our experience is simply of those who love good quality and know it when we see it. That is our recommendation to you, try our selection of wines and you will be equally captivated.

LUIGI BOSCA GALA 1 MALBEC -2015- 750 ml

$55.00

Luigi Bosca Gala 1 Malbec 2015 is an innovative Argentinian “big beefy red”. We love that description the Brits gave it, that is what struck us the first time we tried it with a great US Ribeye steak. Its aroma is very subtle and balanced, with hints of berries and fresh spices, which gives it an intense flavor. Mendoza is world famous for producing spectacular wines and this one is no exception. It is a Malbec-blend with Petit Verdot and Tannat. This is a limited series, all bottles have an individual serial number. 

You know a great wine immediately. The aroma, the taste, arrest your attention and captivate your senses. Our experience is simply of those who love good quality and know it when we see it. That is our recommendation to you, try our selection of wines and you will be equally captivated.

EL ENEMIGO CABERNET FRANC - 2016 750 ml

$45.00

It is no coincidence that we like wines from boutique vineyards. The fact that nothing is mass produced, the grapes are selected by hand, and with love and attention to detail, we are continuously delighted with spectacular wines.

“Two romantics, a winemaker (Alejandro Vigil), and a historian (Adrianna Catena) - go back in time to capture an era when European immigrants recently settled in Argentina, sought to make wines as fine, and finer than those of their homelands.” -El Enemigo Vineyard.

Another boutique vineyard producing award winning wines. The grapes are sourced from Gualtallary and Tupungato Vineyards, grown in limestone soils, at high altitude - ideal for making a wine of elegance.

EL PADRE CABERNET FRANC -2017- CHILE 750 ml

$50.00

OK, so I liked the picture on the bottle of this one as well, that is why I wanted to try this wine. We have been ‘trying’ it ever since. The grapes are harvested manually and then hand selected for fermentation. This reminds me of New Zealand with its many boutique vineyards. “It is an intense red with a purple hue. Aroma: It has ripe berries aromas reminiscent of raspberry and cranberry, as well as notes of Moka and black tea. Taste: It has great intensity, with black fruit and bitter chocolate flavors.” Don’t you just love the way wine is described, that was courtesy of Corking Wines in the UK.

You know a great wine immediately. The aroma, the taste, arrest your attention and captivate your senses. Our experience is simply of those who love good quality and know it when we see it. That is our recommendation to you, try our selection of wines and you will be equally captivated.