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Chardonnay DOC Freienfeld...
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Chardonnay DOC Freienfeld...

<br /><br />The Chardonnay Freienfeld, a blend of the best Chardonnay grapes, is only pressed in vintages with optimal weather conditions. Originality and near-natural cultivation are<br />the guidelines in the vineyard.<br /><br />The Chardonnay is characterised by stylish opulence, with lots of exotic fruit and delicate, highly refined toasty aromas. The complex bouquet is reminiscent of ripe citrus<br />fruits, coconuts and a hint of vanilla. Extract and acidity form a delightful balance. The taste is round, with velvety fruit and pleasantly integrated tannin. A complex, elegant<br />Chardonnay with great ageing potential.<br />Chardonnay FREIENFELD: the charming one.<br /><br />Grape variety: Chardonnay<br />Vinification: Fermentation in blond &amp; medium toasted french barriques. Barriques followed by ageing (incl. bâtonnage) for 12 months without biology. Acid reduction. Fine<br />yeast ageing for 6 months in large oak barrels, min. 6 months bottle ageing.<br />Alcohol: 14,5 % Vol.<br />Total acidity: 5,8 g/l<br />Residual sugar: 2,0 g/l<br />Yield per hectare: 40 hl<br />Optimum age for drinking: 4-12 years<br />Method of cultivation: sustainable<br />Bottle size 0,75 l<br />
Price €39.20
Sekt Riserva 600 Blanc de...
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Sekt Riserva 600 Blanc de...

600 BLANC DE BLANCS<br />South Tyrol Sparkling Wine Riserva DOC Pas Dosé 2016<br />550-650 m a.s.l., east, slope<br />Large day/night temperature differences<br />Clay, sand and gravel soils, rich in dolomite<br />Alcohol:13,0 % Vol.<br />Total acidity: 7,3 g/l<br />Residual sugar: 2,5 g/l<br />Yield per hectare: 55 hl<br />Optimum ageing: 2-5 years<br />Method of cultivation: sustainable<br /><br />Grape variety: Chardonnay<br />Vinification: gentle pressing (55% yield), fermentation 80% in stainless steel, 20% in used barriques followed by fine yeast storage and batonnage, second fermentation in<br />bottle for 55 months.<br />About the wine: The unique geological and geographical conditions in the Penon district at an altitude of 600 metres are the reason and the prerequisite for producing an<br />unmistakable top sparkling wine with a pronounced regional character. The 2014 vintage was the first 600 wines to be produced. The hand-picked Chardonnay grapes come<br />exclusively from old vines. After fermentation in the bottle, the sparkling wine matures on the yeast for 55 months. In the glass: stable and fine perlage. Fruity nuances of<br />white peach and yellow tropical fruit, some quince, spiced bread and brioche. Creamy yet firm texture, mineral and salty finish.600 BLANC DE BLANCS: The<br />uncompromising one.<br /><br />'When we start a sparkling wine project, we only do so with the aim of being among the absolute top,' says President Andreas Kofler. The goal was achieved, and the first<br />600 was pressed in 2014.<br />
Price €37.60
Südtiroler Weiß DOC Appius...
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Südtiroler Weiß DOC Appius...

Appius<br /><br />2013<br /><br />Also the IV. The fourth edition of APPIUS, Hans Terzer's dream wine, remains true to the principle of its creator: 'to give the best expression to the respective vintage<br />through selection and targeted vinification of excellent grape lots': 2013 was characterised by a relatively late harvest, which brought us fully ripe grapes with very pithy<br />acidity, beautiful fruit and intense aromatics. The Cuvee with a main share of Chardonnay, is combined with shares of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Blanc. The<br />result: a multi-layered complex nose with exotic fruit notes such as: Pineapple, papaya, passion fruit, but also hints of Williams pear and apple as well as slightly floral<br />notes. Dense and creamy on the palate with mineral acidity and a never-ending finish. A finesse-rich, elegant, but nevertheless very complex white wine in keeping with the<br />vintage, which promises extraordinary drinking pleasure even after many years.<br /><br />Eye: bright, clear straw yellow with green reflections.<br />Nose: complex scents / aromas of pineapple, papaya, passion fruit.<br />Taste: mineral, complex, immensely long finish<br /><br />Varietal description: Chardonnay (55%), Sauvignon (25%), Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc<br />Growing region: Site: selected vineyards in Eppan<br />Exposure: south-east / south-west<br />Soils: Calcareous gravel or moraine debris soils<br />Method of cultivation: Guyot<br />Vine age: 25 to 35 years<br />Harvest: end of September - beginning of October<br />Vinification: Fermentation, malolactic fermentation and ageing in barriques. Assemblage after almost one year and further maturation on the fine lees for three years in steel<br />tanks.<br />Yield: 35 hl/ha<br /><br />Wine data:<br />Alcohol content: 14 %<br />Residual sugar: 3 gr/l<br />Acidity: 5,40 gr/l<br /><br />Drinking temperature: 8-10°.<br />Ageing/potential: 10 years and more<br />Recommended consumption: Appius 2013 is an excellent companion to strong fish dishes such as turbot or monkfish, to a spicy risotto with seafood, but also to wild fowl<br />or discreet veal dishes.<br />
Price €289.20
Alie rosè Ammiraglia 2021...
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Alie rosè Ammiraglia 2021...

Tenuta Ammiraglia<br />Alìe 2021<br /><br />The 2021 vintage reminded us in some respects of 2017, in which the summer period was quite warm and where the proximity to the sea always remained one of the most<br />important aspects in terms of ripening, guaranteeing wonderful freshness in the grapes. The rainy winter period made it possible to store water reserves for the vines, which<br />ensured excellent vegetative development and were necessary given the lack of rainfall during the period from late spring through to the summer. Spring temperatures slightly<br />below the seasonal average led to a slight slowdown in sprouting, favouring a good vegetative-productive balance, optimal for the less precocious varieties. The absence of<br />precipitation throughout the harvest period led to the grapes being picked in an excellent state of ripeness. All this resulted in a splendid vintage.<br /><br />Technical notes<br />Wine Variety: Syrah, Vermentino<br />Alcoholic Grade: 12%.<br />Maturation: 3 months in steel tanks<br /><br />Vinification and maturationThe secret of Alìe lies in the combination of territorial characteristics, vineyard management and, of course, the human factor. Once harvested, the<br />grapes are transported to the cellar as quickly as possible so as not to spoil or damage them. One of the highlights of the Alìe production was the pressing stage. The<br />bunches of grapes, whole and in the absence of oxygen, were loaded into the press. The pressures applied during this phase were extremely soft and delicate; this process,<br />together with the careful selection of the musts and their subsequent decantation for no less than 12 hours, made it possible to enhance the distinctive characteristics of<br />this seductive rosé. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of less than 19°C. After a few months of maturation on fine lees, including a<br />subsequent period in the bottle, Alìe is ready to seduce and fascinate, making every sip passionate.<br />Alìe 2021 has a beautiful soft pink colour. On the nose, rather intense fruity and floral scents such as peach but also rose and peony. The perfectly integrated citrus notes<br />give a wonderful freshness even more accentuated by delicate iodine hints. The bouquet is all in the making and later sensations of aromatic herbs such as thyme and sage<br />appear. The taste-olfactory correspondence is impressive, and the a wonderful freshness combined with savouriness is perceived on the palate. Alìe is a full, silky and<br />smooth wine.<br />
Price €14.80
Vecchie Viti NIPOZZANO 2019...
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Vecchie Viti NIPOZZANO 2019...

Castello Nipozzano<br />Nipozzano Vecchie Viti 2019<br /><br />Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG<br /><br />This wine, chosen by the Frescobaldi family to continue the tradition of reserving a Private Collection for its newborns, originates from the oldest vines of Castello Nipozzano,<br />endowed with a deep root system. Of great complexity and harmony, it is aged for 24 months in oak barrels in the ancient Tuscan tradition.<br /><br />Climatic trend: at Castello Nipozzano, winter 2019 was characterised by long periods of sunshine with low temperatures. Spring, on the other hand, was cool; the rains that<br />fell ensured good water reserves to face the hot summer days. The summer period was characterised by temperature fluctuations that helped to provide coolness during the<br />night, with the usual breezes from the slopes of the Apennines contributing in particular. The grapes were therefore accompanied to maturity by a combination of the warmth<br />of the sun and refreshing breezes; the bunches arrived at the harvest in perfect condition and the production expressed itself with wines typical of the area, marked by a<br />good<br />acid vein and silky tannins.<br /><br />Technical notes:<br />Varieties: Sangiovese and traditional complementary varieties<br />Alcoholic grade: 13.5%.<br />Maturation: 24 months in barrels<br /><br />Vinification and maturation: The grapes of Sangiovese and traditional complementary varieties, as soon as they were harvested, were immediately delivered<br />in the winery. Here, once destemmed, the spontaneous fermentation process took place in cement tanks. At the end of this, the wine remained in the vats to complete<br />maceration. Its journey continued in wooden barrels, where the wine remained to mature for the necessary time. The subsequent period in the bottle allowed for greater<br />balance of all the components, giving the possibility of fully appreciating its essence once the bottle was opened.<br /><br />Tasting notes: Vecchie Viti 2019 has a wonderful intense ruby red colour. On the nose one recognises floral hints of violet that are accompanied by more fruity notes of<br />black cherry, plum, blueberry and blackberry. Notes of pepper and cinnamon are also interesting along with hints of walnut and walnut husk. This is rounded off by the<br />wonderful and typical balsamicity accompanied by an elegant toastiness. On the palate, the acid-alcohol balance is impressive, the tannins are velvety.<br />The minerality perceived on the finish is also extraordinary. Good persistence.<br />
Price €24.60
La Vite Lucente 750ml...
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La Vite Lucente 750ml...

LUCENTE 2019<br /><br />Cold and sunny winter, the spring was characterised by low average temperatures and high rainfall, which allowed the creation of important water reserves in the soil. This<br />situation of low light and rainfall resulted in a slight delay in the vine's vegetative cycle. Flowering took place between the last days of May and the beginning of June. The<br />season then continued regularly, with a hot summer, without any particular temperature peaks, with some rainfall between the end of July and the beginning of August.<br />The mild September temperatures and good water reserves favoured a slow and regular ripening.<br /><br />Tasting Notes: The wine is an intense purplish red colour. The nose is characterised by notes of ripe red fruit, raspberries and sour cherries are joined by sensations of<br />vanilla and a light balsamic hint. On the palate the attack is soft, balanced, well supported by a pleasant freshness and smooth tannins, characteristics that together with<br />the sweet aftertaste give the wine length and persistence.<br /><br />Grapes: Merlot, Sangiovese<br />Harvest period: Merlot: 12 September, Sangiovese: 23 September<br />Sugar at harvest: Merlot: 252 g/l; Sangiovese 250 g/l<br />Total acidity at harvest: Merlot: 6.50 g/l; Sangiovese 7.05 g/l (in tartaric acid)<br />Fermentation tanks: stainless steel thermo-conditioned<br />Fermentation temperature: 28°C<br />Type of ageing container: partly new, partly used barriques<br />Length of ageing: 12 months<br />Analytical Data<br />Alcohol: 14.5% Vol.<br />Total acidity: 5.56 g/l<br />PH: 3,49<br />
Price €33.40
Luce 750ml Tenuta Luce...
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Luce 750ml Tenuta Luce...

LUCE 2019<br /><br />The 2019 vintage was late and balanced. After a cold and sunny winter, the spring was characterised by low average temperatures and high rainfall, which allowed the<br />creation of important water reserves in the soil. This situation of low light and rainfall, mainly concentrated in the month of May, resulted in a slight delay of 10 days in the<br />vine's vegetative cycle. Flowering was evenly completed in the first week of June. The season then continued with a hot summer, without any particular heat peaks, with<br />some rainfall between the end of July and the beginning of August, which ensured a vigorous and efficient leaf apparatus. The mild temperatures in September and a good<br />level of hydration of the soils favoured a slow and regular ripening of the grapes, resulting in perfectly ripe tannins with high aromatic intensity and freshness. The harvest<br />began in sunny weather on 12 September with the first Merlot grapes, and continued with the Sangiovese in late September and early October. The wines are structured,<br />showing balance, power and great ageing potential.<br /><br />Tasting Notes: Luce 2019 shows an intense ruby red colour. The nose impresses with floral hints of violets and roses, accompanied by red fruits of raspberries and sweet<br />spices. In the mouth it is balanced and elegant, with an almost creamy texture, supported by silky, well-integrated tannins. The persistent finish lingers on spicy notes.<br /><br />Grapes: Merlot, Sangiovese<br /><br />Analytical Data:<br />Alcohol: 14.40% Vol.<br />Total acidity: 6.03 g/l<br />PH: 3,49<br />
Price €111.00
Brunello di Montalcino 2015...
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Brunello di Montalcino 2015...

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG<br /><br />'CastelGiocondo is a unique place in Montalcino, where the great variety of exposures and soils - marl, clays and Pliocene sands - give this Brunello infinite nuances. A<br />multifacetedness of notes that evolve over time and make me continually want to discover, savour and remember.' Lamberto Frescobaldi<br /><br />Climatic trend: 2016 was a challenging year, long, with many stresses, but in the end one of the best ever. The particularly mild winter resulted in budding slightly earlier<br />than normal: buds could be seen opening as early as the end of March; on the other hand, spring was cool and with several rainfalls, culminating in a very un-summery June<br />with temperatures below the average for the period. A temperate spring therefore, which led to a progressive slowdown in the vegetative phases and consequently a delay in<br />flowering and subsequent veraison. The hot summer, but without excesses, with some providential rainfall in August, meant that the vines faced the last stage of ripening in<br />an excellent physiological state and with perfectly healthy grapes. Then, the last ten days of September, rich in sunshine, temperature swings between day and night, a<br />cool, dry north wind with very low humidity levels, allowed us to complete a punctual, accurate harvest, with fragrant, very ripe, healthy, perfectly balanced grapes.<br /><br />Vinification and maturation: the careful care taken in the vineyard, together with the typical features of this unmistakable terroir, led to a beautiful harvest. The Sangiovese<br />grapes were harvested by hand and, once in the cellar, subjected to scrupulous selection. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with<br />frequent pumping over especially during the early stages. The wine then underwent ageing in wood, where it was allowed to mature, refine and balance. CastelGiocondo<br />Brunello is ready for release 5 years after the harvest and only after further bottle ageing.<br /><br />Tasting notes: CastelGiocondo 2016 represents a further chapter capable of telling a magnificent story. Its colour is an intense, lively ruby red. Its broad bouquet is<br />extremely elegant; the nose is initially pervaded by fruity sensations.<br />Scents of small berries and ripe red fruits predominate, accompanied by an elegant floral note. Opening it up reveals spicy scents and a balsamic hint, making it extremely<br />balanced and complex. In the mouth it reveals a dense and elegant tannic texture which, together with its characteristic mineral sensation, envelops the palate and<br />impresses with its harmony. The finish is long, warm and persistent, with the sweet spicy and balsamic components returning.<br />
Price €51.00
Sauternes Chateau Filhot...
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Sauternes Chateau Filhot...

The Sauternes and Barsac AOCs are located south of Bordeaux, specifically in the Graves. Both AOCs date back to 1936. The area known as Sauternais comprises five<br />communes: Barsac, Bommes, Fargues, Preignac and Sauternes; while that of Barsac exclusively comprises the commune from which it takes its name. It is worth noting<br />that this specification allows Barsac producers to name their wines both Barsac and Sauternes AOC (both are often mentioned on the label), while Sauternes producers can<br />only name their wines Sauternes AOC. The area's soils are of alluvial origin with a good presence of limestone. What gives this area its unique characteristics is the<br />microclimate created by the Garonne and Ciron rivers and its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.<br />grapes, creating a unique concentration. The varieties used for the AOC Sauternes and Barsac are: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle.<br />The quality of the wines produced in these areas has a long history, in fact already in 1855 Napoleon III, drawing up the first classification of Crus, recognised Château<br />d'Yquem as the only Premier Cru Supérieur located outside the Medoc, followed by two other categories: Premier Cru (11 Châteaux) and Deuxième Cru (15 Châteaux).<br /><br />Château Filhot<br /><br />Varieties: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle.<br /><br />Vineyards: The Château Filhot vineyards are located south of the village of Sauternes on the<br />southwest-facing slopes.<br /><br />Vinification: the harvest is carried out manually with several passages through the vineyards.<br />Fermentation takes place in 50-hectolitre stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature and lasts 10 to 30 days.<br />controlled temperature and lasts between 10 and 30 days depending on grape variety and concentration.<br />Subsequently (10 months after fermentation) a light filtration takes place<br />(no sterile filtration), while approximately 14 months after fermentation the<br />blending takes place. Ageing: lasts approximately 2 years in oak barrels from the forest of<br />Allier of which 1/3 new.<br /><br />Characteristics Château Filhot has hints of ginger, orange, apricot, mango and papaya. On the finish, it is fresh while showing notes of tropical fruit and<br />spicy notes.<br />
Price €37.00
Sauternes Chateau Rieussec...
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Sauternes Chateau Rieussec...

The Sauternes and Barsac AOCs are located south of Bordeaux, specifically in the Graves. Both AOCs date back to 1936. The area known as Sauternais comprises five<br />communes: Barsac, Bommes, Fargues, Preignac and Sauternes; while that of Barsac exclusively comprises the commune from which it takes its name. It is worth noting<br />that these regulations allow Barsac producers to name their wines both Barsac and Sauternes AOC (both are often mentioned on the label), while Sauternes producers can<br />only name their wines Sauternes AOC. The area's soils are of alluvial origin with a good presence of limestone; what gives this area its unique characteristics is the<br />microclimate created by the Garonne and Ciron rivers and its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean: these presences are decisive in favouring the development of pourriture noble,<br />noble rot, on the grapes, creating a unique concentration. The varieties used for the AOC Sauternes and Barsac are: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle.<br />The quality of the wines produced in these areas has a long history, in fact already in 1855 Napoleon III, drawing up the first classification of Crus, recognised Château<br />d'Yquem as the only Premier Cru Supérieur located outside the Medoc, followed by two other categories: Premier Cru (11 Châteaux) and Deuxième Cru (15 Châteaux).<br /><br />Varieties: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle.<br /><br />Vineyards: The Château Rieussec vineyards extend to the border between Fargues and Sauternes: it is one of the largest estates in Sauternes and Barsac and covers 93<br />hectares. The soil is gravelly-sandy-clayey.<br /><br />Vinification: Château Rieussec 1er Grand Cru Classé is aged between 18 and 26 months depending on the vintage in new barrels (50 to 55%).<br /><br />Characteristics: Château Rieussec 1er Grand Cru Classé has a beautiful, brilliant golden colour. This Rieussec has a remarkable aromatic freshness, linked to the unusually<br />high proportion of Sauvignon in the blend (25%). Aromas of citrus fruits, honey and candied apricots are accompanied by well-integrated oak notes. Citrus aromas<br />predominate on the palate, while the finish is long with a touch of spice.<br />
Price €62.20
Sauternes Chateau Lamothe...
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Sauternes Chateau Lamothe...

The Sauternes and Barsac AOCs are located south of Bordeaux, specifically in the Graves. Both AOCs date back to 1936. The area known as Sauternais comprises five<br />communes: Barsac, Bommes, Fargues, Preignac and Sauternes; while that of Barsac exclusively comprises the commune from which it takes its name. It is worth noting<br />that this specification allows Barsac producers to name their wines both Barsac and Sauternes AOC (both are often mentioned on the label), while Sauternes producers can<br />only name their wines Sauternes AOC. The area's soils are of alluvial origin with a good presence of limestone; what gives this area its unique characteristics is the<br />microclimate created by the Garonne and Ciron rivers and its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean: these presences are decisive in favouring the development of pourriture noble,<br />noble rot, on the grapes, creating a unique concentration. The varieties used for the AOC Sauternes and Barsac are: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle.<br />The quality of the wines produced in these areas has a long history, in fact as early as 1855 Napoleon III, drawing up the first classification of Crus, recognised Château<br />d'Yquem as the only Premier Cru Supérieur located outside the Medoc, followed by two other categories: Premier Cru (11 Châteaux) and Deuxième Cru (15 Châteaux).<br /><br />Varieties: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle.<br /><br />Vineyards: The Château Lamothe Guignard vineyards are located on two different terroirs, one of which, the most important, lies on higher plateaus with gravelly soils, while<br />the other slopes gently down the clay-gravelly slopes facing north and north-west. 90% of the grapes produced are Semillon, the remaining 10% being Sauvignon and<br />Muscadelle.<br /><br />Vinification: the Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grapes are vinified separately; three quarters of the must, of good organoleptic quality, is obtained in the first<br />pressing, but the one with the highest sugar content is obtained from the next two. Fermentation is carried out by indigenous yeasts and lasts two to four weeks. The ageing<br />of Château Lamothe Guignard Sauternes lasts from eighteen to twenty months in oak barrels.<br /><br />Characteristics: Château Lamothe Guignard is rich, opulent on the nose. The finish is full with notes of honey.<br />
Price €30.60
Alvear Pedro Ximenez Solera...
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Alvear Pedro Ximenez Solera...

Bodegas Alvear is based in Montilla, Andalusia, and was founded in 1729 by Don Diego de Alvear y Escalera. It is still administered by his descendants, who number more<br />than fifty. Bodegas Alvear currently owns several wineries where it refines its products, including: La Sacristía and El Liceo, reserved for the oldest wines; Las Higueras and<br />Buganvillas, where the Pedro Ximénez wines are aged; and in the de la Casa, the first property of the Alvears, located in the historic centre of the city and dating back to the<br />18th century, amontillados soleras are kept that contain wines more than 200 years old crianza (aged). Bodegas Alvear wines are made from grapes grown in their own<br />vineyards located in the Sierra de Montilla y Moriles (Córdoba), planted mostly with the Pedro Ximénez variety, used by the Alvears to produce their jerez Fino, Amontillado<br />and Olorososos. The most famous product made by Bodegas Alvear is undoubtedly the Pedro Ximénez, made from grapes dried in the sun, followed by ageing in barrels<br />according to the solera y criaderas method to obtain dense, syrupy and sweet wines with dried fruit aromas, perfect with desserts or as a meditation wine.<br /><br />Varietal: Pedro Ximénez.<br /><br />Vineyards: The vineyards are located in the Sierra de Montilla y Moriles (Córdoba).<br /><br />Vinification: Pedro Ximénez is made from grapes dried in the sun, followed by ageing in barrels according to the solera y criaderas method in order to obtain dense, syrupy<br />and sweet wines with dried fruit aromas, perfect in combination with desserts or as a meditation wine.<br /><br />Characteristics: Intense mahogany in colour; fragrant on the nose with pleasant fruit aromas and chocolate notes; elegant and intense on the palate.<br />
Price €24.20