Cirelli, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2021Regular price $19.00 Save $-19.00
Francesco Cirelli is a rising star in Abruzzo and has already gained a cult following with select sommeliers in big cities around the world. He pushes boundaries in Abruzzo, where conventional farming has been the norm. Spraying chemicals and overworking the earth is not what he is interested in. After Francesco finished school, he quickly realized he wanted to pursue his love for lamb viticulture and all things wine. He purchased the Estate in 2003 and viewed the grounds as a whole working farm. He now has a mixture of crops and animals he raises, and each element works with each other to make the overall farm function.
Part of the Collina Biologica line, this is what Abruzzo is all about. Francesco takes tradition and meshes it with his terroir-driven mentality. Fresh, juicy, and aged in stainless and meant for consuming now.
L'Archetipo, Puglia Litrotto Rosso 2020 - 1 LiterRegular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Variety: Montepulciano, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Primitivo, and Susumaniello
Since the 80’s Francesco Valentino began to convert his land to organic farming, but he came to find he wanted more from the vitality of his vineyards. In 2000 he implemented biodynamic farming. These practices are thanks to his studies on Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian scientist/thinker who touched on endless fields of human endeavor, including biodynamic farming. After a few years of biodynamics, he realized there was still something further to be done. Francesco studied the works of Masanobu Fukuoka, a farmer/philosopher known as the father of modern day natural farming. At long last he implemented sustainable agriculture, in which all synergies in his vineyard ecosystem were linked: the Synergistic Agriculture, a balanced ecosystem.
This a blend of the red varieties found in Puglia made into a liter bottle. The biodynamic farming practices instilled by Rudolf Steiner are implemented. The wine ages in stainless steel on its lees for 36 months for a wine of freshness and minerality.
Monte Bernardi, Italia Ti Adoro - 1 LiterRegular price $19.00 Save $-19.00
Variety: Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Frappato, Nerello Mascalese, Nero D'Avola, Montepulciano.
Even though the estate Monte Bernardi dates back to 1085 in the region of Panzano in Tuscany, Michael Schmelzer and family purchased the estate in 2003 and have been making beautiful Sangiovese-based wines and olive oil ever since. The property’s vineyards are situated in the hilly, southern-most region of Panzano, an area that has been acknowledged as one of the “Grand Crus” of Chianti Classico. Most of the vineyards are more than 40 years old. Before 1992, the grapes were sold to neighboring farms. The Schmelzer family, originally from Michigan, purchased Monte Bernardi in 2003. As winemaker, Michael has invested time, love and money in the vineyards, the winery and villa. The property was certified biodynamic in 2004.
This liter bottle is a celebration of Italy! It is a new style fashioning of the fiasco bottle, (remember those bottles in the straw basket?) The wine takes the party a step further by sourcing grapes from three different regions: Sangiovese and other Tuscany varieties, Montepulciano from Marche, and several varieties from Sicily—Frappatto, Nero d’Avola, and Nerello Mascalese. Since the liter bottle gives you an extra glass, enjoy over dinner with a group.
Ruvido, Mamma Vita Mia Vino Rosato 2021Regular price $28.00 Save $-28.00
Matita is now known as Ruvido Wines.
Wine is often a shadow of the stories they’re derived from. The foundation of Matita is formed by two friends, Matias and Alessio. They were once opponents on the basketball court, became teammates, and then friends. Each had an interest in wine; Matias was a failed winemaker and Alessio, a sommelier as a pastime. With no history of winemaking in their families, no inheritance, and no land to their names, they decided to partner together and make wine. They have dubbed this their “non-history.” Everything done in the vineyards and winery is done by hand, from picking the grapes to destemming and crushing. Their aim is to make delicious natural wines in the name of their motto: “Raw and Funky.”