Our Current Product List

FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

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This region is situated in Italy’s northeast and borders Slovenia and Austria.
Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is surrounded by high mountains, enclosing many different landscapes. The impressive Carso plateau is formed by windswept rocks, and soil erosion has created a series of caves, hollows and resurgences over time.

Wines:

RIVALUCE
Product: Prosecco Brut DOC Treviso 2015

Description: Fruity bouquet with notes of apple , pear, and citrus fruits. Soft and elegant with hints of tropical fruits on the palate
Price: Licensee $15.95; Consumer $16.95

CASA GIRELLI

Product: Pinot Grigio “Vallade” – 2015
Description: Well rounded with crisp orange and citrus aromas; fruitful in the mouth with a lingering refreshing aftertaste.
Price: Licensee $10.95; Consumer $11.95

MININI
Product: “Audax” Pinot Noir IGT delle Venezie 2012
Description: Aromas of ripe cherries, red fruits and floral sweet spicy notes. Balanced palate with smooth tannins – medium to full bodied.
Price: Licensee $15.95; Consumer $ 16.95

VENETO 


SCRIANI
Product: Amarone 2010
Description: Notes of red fruits, blackberry, cherry, anise, and herbs on the nose. Elegantly styled with subtle tannins abundant; black cherry, black berries, chocolate, liquorice and almonds. Good balance and integration. Gold Mundus Vini 90 IWC, Silver IWSC.
Price: Licensee 49.95;  Consumer $52.50

PIEDMONT

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Piedmont is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, including Monviso, where the Po rises, and Monte Rosa. It borders with France, Switzerland and the Italian regions of Lombardy, Liguria, Aosta Valley and for a very small fragment with Emilia Romagna. The geography of Piedmont is 43.3% mountainous, along with extensive areas of hills (30.3%) and plains (26.4%).Piedmont is the second largest of Italy’s 20 regions, after Sicily.

Wines:

BALBI SOPRANI
Product: Brachetto D’Acqui NV
Description: Ruby red colour, aromatic fruity bouquet of wild strawberries and raspberries.
An elegant light sparkler to enjoy as an aperitif or with desserts, fruit or nuts.
Works wonderfully well with chocolate and chocolate based desserts!
Price: Licensee $17.95; Consumer $18.95

TUSCANY

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Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace.

Wines:

POGGIO BONELLI
Product: Chianti Villa Chigi Saracini DOCG 2015
Description: Ruby red with purple hues. After a summer spent bottled its fruity, flowery, cherry nose develops more complex mature aromas. Hints of plums & cherries, light succulent and balanced on the palate. 2 Bicchierri Gambero Rosso.
Price: Licensee $14.95; Consumer $15.95

Product: Chianti Classico 2012
Description: Clean vinuous sensations on the nose sweetened by hints of spices, fresh wild berries and cherries. On the palate cherries, berries, damson plum and spices very well rounded. 2 Bicchierri. Previous vintages – 3 Bicchierri, 91 WS: 90 RP: Gold  Decanter.
Price: Licensee $23.95; Consumer $24.95

Product: Chianti Classico Riserva 2010
Description: Deep ruby red with a bouquet packed with ripe fruit, cinnamon and cloves. In the mouth dry and assertive, softened by the French oak; berries and cherries are persistent in the lingering aftertaste. 3 Bicchierri, 93 J.Suckling , 92 WS, 90 RP, Gold Decanter.
Price:  Licensee $37.50; Consumer $39.50

Product: POGGIASSAI 2011 (Super Tuscan)
Description: 75% Sangiovese 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Ruby red colour with warm penetrating aromas of red fruit, leather and tobacco on the nose. On the palate, powerful, gobs of fruit packed with complex flavours; develops constantly with ageing. 3 Bicchierri, 94 J.Suckling, 94 Bruce Sanderson, 92 RP.
Price: Licensee $39.50; Consumer $41.50

FATTORIA SAN DONATO (ORGANIC)
Product: Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2015
Description: On the nose; dried flowers, aromatic herbs, white pepper, apricot and citrus fruit leading up to a mouth filling start with fresh fruit sensations. 2 Bicchierri Gambero Rosso.
Price: Licensee $16.95; Consumer $17.95

CALABRIA

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Calabria is at the toe of the boot, the extreme south of Italy – lapped by the splendid crystal blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The warm climate, the beautiful colors of the sea, rocky coasts that alternate with sandy beaches, a nature that is wild and mysterious.

Wines:

CASALE LI MONACI
Product: Santa Caterina 2015
Description:100% Greco. Pale straw yellow colour, floral and citrus aromas with accents of orange blossom. Palate nice and fresh with good body, excellent fruity aroma persistence.
Price: Licensee $14.95;  Price: Consumer $15.95

Product: Canonico 2014
40% Nero,30% Gaglioppo,15% Greco Nero,15% Magliocco.
Description: Scents of red fruits give way to spicy notes of black pepper and licorice. Medium bodied fresh wine, elegant tannins are finely balanced with fruity accents and spicy sensations.
Price: Licensee $14.95;   Price: Consumer $15.95

Product:  Sant’Ilarione 2013
40% Nero,40% Gaglioppo,10% Greco Nero,10% Magliocco. 18 Months spent in French Oak.
Description: Scents of red fruits, roses, and dried fruit evolve into warm peppery notes of cocoa. Full bodied, elegant, with fine balanced tannins and intense flavours of red fruits, cocoa and licorice.
Price:  Licensee $16.95;   Price: Consumer $17.95

CAPARRA e SICILIANI
Product: Solagi – Ciro Rosso Classico 2011
Description: 100% Gaglioppo. Ruby red colour, intensely floral and fruity bouquet.
Full bodied, crisp and fresh with a pleasant aftertaste. Best wine of Calabria 2012/3 – L’Espresso. 2 Bicchierri Gambero Rosso. 17/20 L’Espresso. 87 Veronelli.
Price: Licensee $ 16.95; Consumer $ 17.95

SICILY

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Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands, separated from the Continent by the Strait of Messina and surrounded by the Ionian, the Tyrrhenian and the Mediterranean Seas. It is one of the pearls of Southern Italy. Here, the Mediterranean Sea, with its many little islands scattered around the coasts of Sicily – The Aeolians, Egadi and Pelagie Islands, Pantelleria and Ustica – offers unique and the intense sceneries, scents and flavors of uncontaminated nature.

Wines:

COSTANTINO
Product: Grillo “Aria” Alcamo 2014
Description: Brilliant straw colour with tinge of green. Bouquet of peach blossom, stone fruits and almonds.
Price: Licensee $14.95; Consumer $15.95

Product: Nero d’ Avola “Aria” Alcamo 2013
Description: Concentrated aromas of mature berries, iris and spice. Rich mouth feel backed up by firm tannins.
Price: Licensee $14.95; Consumer $15.95

MININI – MARSALA
Product: Perricone “Sachia” – IGT Terre Siciliane – 2012
Description: 100% Perricone. Medium deep purple almost opaque colour. Youthful grapy plummy nose with hints of violets and roses. Fruity plummy brambleberry palate with soft tannins and a tart cherry finish. Silver medal Mundus Vini, 92-Veronelli, 4 stars Vini Buoni d’Italia.
Price: $15.95; Consumer $16.95

 

FRANCE 

LANGUEDOC – PROVENCE

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While “Languedoc” can refer to a specific historic region of France and Northern Catalonia, usage since the 20th century (especially in the context of wine) has primarily referred to the northern part of the Languedoc-Roussillon région of France, an area which spans the Mediterranean coastline from the French border with Spain to the region of Provence. The area has around 700,000 acres (2,800 km2) under vines and is the single biggest wine-producing region in the world, being responsible for more than a third of France’s total wine production. As recently as 2001, the region produced more wine than the entire United States.

Wines:

DOMAINE DE LA GARELLE

Product: Cuvee Solstice AOP Luberon Rouge 2014

Description: 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache,20% Carignan. Black cherries blackberries and plums on the nose. Taste – fruity; predominately blackberry, cherry and spices. Gold – Gilbert & Gaillard
Price: Licensee $17.95; Consumer $ 18.95

LANGUEDOC – MIDI

CHATEAU DE COINTES
Product: Marie-Anne Malepere 2014
Description: Merlot, Cabernet and Grenache blend. Spicy ripe fruits and cherry on the nose. Hints of smoky liquorice and mixed berries on the taste.
Price: Licensee $19.95; Consumer $20.95

GILBERT & GALLARD



SAINT-CHINIAN
Product: ” Pour les Amis” 2014
Description: 45% Syrah 45% Grenache 10% Mourvedre: Dark purple hue, intense nose of red & black fruits with light mineral overtones. Very subtle palate with savoury fruit, spices, plums and berries supported by freshness.
” Discovering this outstanding terroir I knew we will create a Grand Cru, enhanced by minerality, freshness and elegance” P.Gaillard.
Price: Licensee $17.95; Consumer $ 18.95

SPAIN

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Spain is located on the Iberian Peninsula, and has over 2.9 million acres dedicated to wine production. It is the most widely planted wine producing nation but it is the third largest producer of wine in the world, the largest being France followed by Italy. This is due, in part, to the very low yields and wide spacing of the old vines planted on the dry, infertile soil found in many Spanish wine regions.

Wines:

ARADON – RIOJA
Product: Rioja Crianza – 2013
Description: 90% Tempranillo,5% Garnacha,5% Mazuelo, from 40 year old vines. Aromas of black fruits, chocolate and sweet spicy balsamic tones on the nose.
Initially soft on the palate the flavours develop becoming rich and full with lovely notes of fruit and light toasty sensations. Gold- Mundus Vini, 18/20 Jancis Robinson, Bronze – Decanter World Wine Awards.
Price: Licensee $15.95; Consumer $16.95

VINYA IVO



CADAQUES, CATALONIA
Product: “Me Gustas Tu” 2013
Description: 100% Tempranillo: Lovely aromas of plums, berries, blackcurrants, violets and garrigue waft out of the glass. Fruity, touch of red berries, cherries and plums in the mouth -almost burgundian in style. 90 points Decanter.” One of the most impressive wines I have come across from this part of the world, classed growth standard, and really distinctive” Jancis Robinson M.W.
Price: Licensee $16.95; Consumer $17.95

ARGENTINA

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Second in South America only to Brazil in size and population, Argentina is a plain, rising from the Atlantic to the Chilean border and the towering Andes peaks. Argentina is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay on the north, and by Uruguay and Brazil on the east. The Argentine wine industry is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. Due to the high altitude and low humidity of the main wine producing regions, Argentine vineyards rarely face the problems of insects, fungi, molds and other grape diseases that affect vineyards in other countries. This allows cultivating with little or no pesticides, enabling even organic wines to be easily produced.

Wines:

BODEGAS CARELLI – MENDOZA
Product: Malbec Latitude 34 – 2012
Description: Vivid red colour, nose redolent of cherries and intriguing floral exotic lily perfume; spicy notes on the palate along with ripe plum and berry flavours, good structure & fruit.
Silver medal Argentina Wine Awards and Sommelier Wine Awards London UK.
Price: Licensee $13.95; Consumer $14.95

SOUTH AFRICA

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South Africa is located at the tip of the African continent with most wine regions located near the coastal influences of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. South African wine has a history dating back to 1659 with Constantia, a vineyard near Cape Town, being considered one of the greatest wines in the world. Access to international markets has unleashed a burst of new energy and new investment. Production is concentrated around Cape Town, with major vineyard and production centres at Paarl, Stellenbosch and Worcester.

Wines:

BON COURAGE ESTATE – ROBERTSON DISTRICT
Product: Sauvignon Blanc – 2015
Description: Inviting gooseberry and citrus nose precedes intense fruit palate of this classy unoaked Sauvignon Blanc.
Very good balance and length; a superb match with seafood, salmon, especially goat cheese, and asparagus.
Silver Medal – Veritas.
Price: Licensee $13.95; Consumer $14.95

Product: Shiraz – 2012
Description: Opaque purple colour, nose and palate show tantalizing notes of blueberry, white pepper, and French oak; all combining in a powerful and intense wine of quality with a melted chocolate texture and long finish.
Great with Mediterranean dishes, grilled red meats, and strong cheese.
(Previous vintage 2006, rated Top Shiraz at the prestigious South African Terroir Wine Awards)
Price: Licensee $14.95; Consumer $15.95

 

 

 

Other Wineries Represented

PRICES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FOR PRIVATE ORDERS

USA

SPRING MOUNTAIN VINEYARD – NAPA, CALIFORNIA
Very historic winery founded 1873. The first winery to plant Cabernet Sauvignon on Spring Mountain. One of the participating wineries in the highly publicized “Judgement in Paris Tasting” 1976 –  California v France.
Currently available premium Cabernet – ELIVETTE 2012 ; declared by Decanter WWA as best Bordeaux blend in America . 94 WS. 93 WE.  
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011 & 2012.  95 J.Suckling , 94 WS , 91 WE.

ITALY

CALATRONI – LOMBARDY.  Maker of award winning sparkling wines that often exceed the quality of neighbouring Franciacorta; also producers of excellent and highly rated Pinot Nero, Riesling and Bonarda.

FRANCO TOROS – Friuli Venezia Giulia – Collio white & red wines: Almost always awarded 3 Bicchierri for all wines produced.

RENATO KEBER – Friuli Venezia Giulia – Collio white & red wines: If not awarded 3 Bicchierri (mostly); are 2 Bicchierri. Gambero Rosso.

ORTO DI VENEZIA – Venice – This winery highly rated in Decanter 2011 is uniquely situated on San Erasmo island in the Venice lagoon. White wine is made from an ensemblage of very old Italian grape varieties, with Istrien Malvoisie being predominant. Good match for seafood, & artichokes.

MARCATO – Veneto. Producers of Soave Classico. Sparkling wines and vines producing red varietal wines from the Berici Hills. High ratings from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Gambero Rosso. Soave Classico rated 6 of top 10 Soave Classico’s Decanter 2013.

VILLA SAN CARLO – Veneto. Producers of exquisite Amarone, Ripasso and Valpolicella. Limited production.

FATTORIA SAN DONATO – San Gimignano -TUSCANY. Producer of excellent Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Chianti Colli Senesi + wonderful olive oil. Numerous awards. ORGANIC.

BORGO PAGLIANETTO – MARCHE.  Award winning & 3 Bicchierri Gambero Rosso producer of Verdicchio Matelica. ORGANIC.

TENUTA DI TAVIGNANO. MARCHE. Award winning estate and producer of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Rosso Piceno.

VALTURIO – MARCHE.  Highly rated producer of Sangiovese, also Pinot Nero and Bordeaux blends.

TENUTA MARA – ROMAGNA . Maramia 100% Sangiovese rated the finest wine in Romagna, Bronze Decanter 2016. 2 Bicchierri Gambero Rosso. ORGANIC rated BIODYNAMIC.

OPERA 02 – EMILIA-ROMAGNA. Up and coming new producer of modern dry style of Lambrusco di Modena. ORGANIC.

CANTINA TANI – SARDINIA. Maker of excellent Vermentino di Gallura and Cannonau di Sardegna.
Winners of awards at numerous exhibitions.

TENUTE OLBIOS – SARDINIA. Lupus in Fabula, Vermentino di Gallura DOCG Superiore. Elegant aromatic notes of white flowers & white fruits and fruity after taste with balanced tannins. ORGANIC – 100% VEGAN.

FRANCE

RHODANIENNE – RHONE.  Numerous excellent wines from the Southern Rhone. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Lirac, Rasteau and Rhone Villages.

GERMANY

SCHAFER- FROHLICH –  RHINE NAHE. Highly rated winemaker winning numerous awards. Named the most exciting winery in Germany. R.Parker. German winemaker of the Year 2010 Gault-Millau. 18.5 Jancis Robinson. 
GOLD VINUM, 95 RP.

AUSTRIA

TAUBENSCHUSS – POYSDORF. Weingut Taubenschuss is one of the oldest and still family owned wineries in Austria. Established in 1670: set a standard by being if not the first but one of the first to bottle on their own premises. Awarded Gold IWSC Decanter and Gold for best varietal at London Wine Fair 2015 Decanter.

SPAIN
MIGUEL MERINO – Rioja. One of the most prestigious wineries in Spain. All grapes are hand picked; aged in oak between 10 – 25 months then bottle aged for at least two years. Wines rated in 90’s by Rob’t Parker; Top 10 Rioja’s N.Y. Times- E.Asimov. Other high ratings/reviews – Decanter, Hugh