Wine: Under $15
Four Italian partners got together to create this winery after recognizing the potential of old vines grown in the warm climate of Argentina. Bonarda also happens to have Italian origins. The Las Hormigas vineyard is located at 800 to 900 meters altitude. Blueberry fruit, a touch of acidity and a really warming wine from the most widely planted grape in the Argentine.
Vallevo produces some of our favorite wines in the store. This one is a rose made from Montepulciano grape. This is a medium body rose. Starts off with bright strawberry followed by a bit of herbs and refreshing acidity and finish is dry but round.
This is the a wine to drink all summer long, especially when it gets really hot. Slightly sparkling and just plain delicious, it has a clean, fresh nose with a hint of saline and mineral. Light citrus and stone fruit on the palate with just enough body, give this a try, and we're sure you'll be back for more!
A bargain juicy red that flies off the shelf. Old vines Garnacha grown in chalky soils, close to the Priorat region in Aragon. Full-bodied with plenty of black and red fruits, hints of spice too. Winemaking Details: Fermented and Aged in Tank
Masciarelli is the largest organically farmed Estate in Italy. This everyday charmer is a nice marriage of old and new world styles. It has a bit of earthiness in an old world way, but plenty of fruit to please just about anyone! It has a slightly smoky and dusty nose with dark berries and leather. Cherries, blackberries and chocolate round out the palate. This is a great "house wine" to have around for meals and friends. Winemaking Details: Stainless Steel Tank Fermentation
Joostenberg is situated in the Muldersvlei area, roughly 15km north of Stellenbosch and 15km west of Paarl. The wines carry the “Wine of Origin Paarl” designation. They practice environmentally friendly farming, aim to produce wines that reflect their origin by not irrigating and adopting a minimal intervention approach in the winery. Most wines are fermented using natural yeasts and all additives are kept to an absolute minimum. It’s a spice attack, that’s also floral and rounded. Winemaking Details: Spontaneous Yeast Fermentation
Little touch of the grassy notes from a typical Sauv Blanc but leaning more to lemon and lime fruit on the palate makes this a very refreshing wine.
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
Light gold with plenty of bubbles, this wine has aromas of apples and pears with pleasant floral notes. Crisp and light-bodied on the palate, stone fruit flavors are accompanied by a mild minerality and balanced acidity. A delicious sparkler for a great price! Winemaking Details: Natural Yeast Fermentation,
Palazzone cultivates the indigenous grape varieties allowed in the Orvieto D.O.C., namely Procanico, Verdello, Grechetto, Drupeggio and Malvasia Toscana. They do not use insecticides or fungicides in their vineyards and are judicial in the amount of sulfur added to their wines. Word has it on the rough tough streets of Brooklyn that a good Orvieto has hints of almonds on the nose and a palate of white summer flowers. This is it...word.