Villa Fiore is made in the Friuli Grave D.O.C. in Northern Italy by a small, family-run estate who also makes our popular Villa Marchesi Pinot Noir. They have been growing grapes for generations, have always practiced organic farming (which they just call farming) and have been making wine since 1960. The wine is surprisingly complex with distinctive aromas that range from herbaceous and minerally to floral and fruity. Flavors are characterized by ripe apricot, peach, melon and a bit of mineral. Winemaking Details: Stainless Steel Tank Fermentation
Native to Spain, the early ripening Tempranillo grape produces full red wines with notes of spiced berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla, leather, and herb. This reasonably priced wine is great for everyday enjoyment!
Goes well with: Grilled Pork, stews, aged cheeses
Ripe black fruit balanced with a touch of classic Chilean greenness on the palate.
With floral and herbal notes on the nose, and refreshing lemon and stone fruit on the palate, this is a delicious medium bodied white. A great party wine and a worthy partner for all manner of lighter fare, this is a very well made wine for an extremely reasonable price.
This is wine makes friends easily, and it won us over from the first sip. Made mostly from Sangiovese, it has bright cherry fruit and just enough acidity to go with dinner. It's also one of the best values in the store. Winemaking Details: Unfiltered
Cococciola is as fun to say as it is to drink! This unusual grape from Abruzzo is rarely seen outside of its local area. Lots of herbs on the nose, followed by citrus and stone fruit. This goes well with lighter seafood dishes, and is great on its own before dinner. Winemaking Details: Fermented and Aged in Tank, Stainless Steel Tank Fermentation
If you drive from up the coast from Barcelona to France, just before the port city of Sete, the vines to your left and right are those of Pic Poul de Pinet, its a grape and an AOC name, facing the med, hot during the day, cool at night. This is the sort of wine you don't have to think about, you just drink it and take pure pleasure in the experience. Crisp, dry, clean hints of lemon zest and sea shells, it's like the Muscadet of the South.
A rare white Corbières, this is a pretty wine with honey on the nose and apricot on the palate, but quite dry. Round and rich, the Roussanne really shines through in this blend of unusual grapes. It is also an extremely good value!
This is a wine with enormous character often showing a rustic, somewhat “animal” aspect married to a vivacious wild berry symphony of aromas and flavors. This wine is aged entirely in tank without exposure to barrel aging. The severe weather conditions that are present in the region restrict yields (often as little as 25 hectoliters per hectare) and produce a highly concentrated wine that has a proven track record for ageability.
With 60% of their vineyards over 100 years old, Roquesán may be the best value in the store. This 100% Tempranillo is grown in sandy with alluvial stone soil at 2,788 feet. The free run juice ferments in cement tanks with 10 days of maceration. The wine then ages for 6 months before spending another 10 month in bottle before release. This is balanced, fruit forward tempernillo without the weight of excess oak that plagues this region. Dark fruit, firm tannins, nicely balanced by just enough acidity to make you want to refill your glass.
Farming Details: Sustainable