Award Winners Mixed Case
Il Casale Soave Superiore: An elegant and balanced white wine, with a complex bouquet and natural clean freshness. The old vines and late picking bring out the latent richness of the grape and an oak ageing to round out this full fleshy wine. This vintage has been awarded TRE BICCHIERI (3 Glasses) by Gambero Rosso, following on from the 2013, 2014, 2015 vintages. An outstanding Soave Superiore.
Roero Arneis Cecu: The wine’s finesse on the nose and palate make it a marvellous match for seafood risottos and oven-baked fish. It is complex, floral, intense and fresh on the palate, developing into a rich and lingering finish. The 2016 vintage has been awarded TRE BICCHIERI (3 Glasses) by Gambero Rosso – 95/100 Doctor Cernilli “Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia” – L’Espresso I Vini d’Italia 2017 ” the best 100 wines”
Aglianico del Vulture Gricos 2017: This TRE BICCHIERI (3 Glasses) award winning ruby red wine has rich crisp red fruit, mineral and floral aromas, with pepper and an undergrowth background. In addition to the Gambero Rosso award, the Gricos was included in the top 100 most exciting wines of 2020 by Wine Spectator.
Chianti Classico DOCG Poggio Bonelli: A genuine characteristic expression of the Sangiovese variety, deep ruby red colour and good density. Clean, vinous sensations on the nose, sweetened by hints of spices and ripe fruit. Bold and dry on the palate, softened by the delicate sweetness of the french oak. Good finish. The Chianti Classico 2016 was awarded 91 points both by Robert Parker and James Suckling.
Vina Olagosa Rioja Gran Reserva ’09: Intense and complex bouquet resulting from the long ageing. Aromas of vanilla and fine reduction (tobacco and fine leather) with slight notes of liquer chocolates. Harmonious and full body, polished tannins, and a long finish. 91 Points Decanter – 91 Point Guida Peñin – 87 Points Robert Parker
Le Gonnare Bolgheri Rosso Superiore: Le Gonnare is a super rich and densely concentrated Tuscan blended wine from this classic vintage. A racy style, with vivid acidity driving the black cherry, blackberry and violet flavors. The blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Syrah is soft and velvety. A remarkable wine in terms of the supple and soft nature of the mouthfeel and tannins. Robert Parker/Wine Advocate 95/100, Wine Spectator 93, Gambero Rosso TRE BICCHIERI (3 Glasses) award.
For this mixed case made up of 2 whites and 4 reds, we have selected for you 6 award winning wines from our wider wine selection. These products are quite special and we are proud of being able to offer them both to our trade and private customers. You can read more about their merits and qualities on the tasting notes and on each wine's product page.
The Award Winners Mixed Case is on offer with a discount of 12% off the regular single bottles price 🙂
Bodegas Perica: Bodegas Perica is a Family winery with strong traditional values that was originated in 1912. They have over 140 acres of vineyards in the best areas of Rioja Alta, controlling in this way the total production of the vineyard and careful development of the cellar process. Our vineyard emblem, The Olagosa, which gives name to their aged wines, is the logistical center of the winery, and very convenientily located in San Asensio, center of the Rioja Alta.
Grifalco: The Grifalco company was founded in 2004 by the desire of Fabrizio and Cecilia Piccin to start a new path after having produced Nobile di Montepulciano for 20 years, focusing on what is considered the most important grape variety in southern Italy; the project is currently carried out by their sons Lorenzo and Andrea.
The company has a surface of 16 hectares with age of the vineyards ranging from 10 years up to 80 years, divided into several municipalities of the Vulture, this because being able to work with different land allows you to have greater complexity in the wines that are produced.
To date, the vineyards are located in the municipalities of Maschito, Forenza, Ginestra and Venosa, where the cellar also resides.
Fabio Motta: We met Fabio Motta a few years ago on one of the regular Vinitaly trips, he had just started making wines and we were intrigued. His first Pievi was a hit with us and our customers. This year was high time to import his wines again.
From the producer’s website: Driven by a great passion for wine and for the work of the artisan “vignaiolo” and with a degree in agriculture and five years of experience working at Michele Satta’s winery, I embarked on my own journey into the world of winemaking. My first vineyard, Le Pievi, is nearly twenty years old and is perfectly situated in the foothills of Castagneto Carducci. In 2012, I also purchased the vineyard Le Gonnare, whose name means “washerwomen“ (because it is located at the foot of an ancient waterway where women used to wash clothes). Le Gonnare, a north-oriented vineyard, is composed of torrential deposits, full of ancient fossils and deep and rich in clay. It is a cool spot, which allows for a very late ripening of the grapes. In total I work with about 7 hectares- this small scale allows me to handle every little step of the cultivation and winemaking myself.
Monchiero Carbone: The Monchiero Carbone farm is located in Canale, in the centre of the village, in a nineteenth century stately farmhouse, which hosts in its basement a large and fascinating historical cellar, untouched for over two centuries. This is how the history of the Monchiero Carbone winery began, thanks to the entrepreneurial Francesco who vinified his first vintage in 1990 with the help of his father Marco: there were only 2000 bottles of Roero Superiore for his thesis, in addition to those of Barbera Monbirone. But it was only with the 1995 vintage, as soon as he finished his studies at the Scuola Enologica di Alba, that Francesco rolled up his sleeves and started production, with the determination and passion that distinguish him, and with the absolute conviction of the great potential of Roero, which in the 1990s had not yet expressed its strong territorial identity.
Poggio Bonelli: A property that was sought after by some of the most important Sienese families, Poggio Bonelli has belonged to numerous different families throughout the centuries. At the beginning of the 21st century it came to belong to the Banca Monte Paschi di Siena, the most ancient Italian bank in the territory of Siena. The management of the estate is carried out by a team of professionals with long-standing experience in wine-making. The end result is a human, dynamic, and solid business. Among the warm, typically Mediterranean Chianti hills and Crete Senesi plains, Castelnuovo Berardenga, site of the Poggio Bonelli Estate, is a place that guarantees its vines excellent breezes and the circulation of air that limits the risk of water stagnation and humidity.
Vicentini Agostino: The family Vicentini produce their well regarded wines in the Val d‘Illarsi, in the Soave and Valpolicella region. Agostino works with his wife Teresa and their children Emanuele and Francesca, and they produce wines from three very distinct terroirs, at two very different altitudes. The first terroir is on volcanic rock within the Valle dei Ciliegi (valley of cherries), this land is largely responsible for their Valpolicella and Soave Casale. The second is on limestone in the commune of Terrelunghe, where Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave are grown. Agostino was early to bottle his own wines and was also the first to return to viticulture in Campiano; those very same hills whose fortunes have now changed, thanks to a combination of climate change and a total transformation in the way the world enjoys wine, high altitude red is now treasured.