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Cheeky low intervention cult wines from Sicily!
• Elsa 2019 (Frappato, Nerello Mascalese, Nero d'Avola)
• Nero 2019 (100% Nero d'Avola)
Filippo Rizzo makes irresistible, elegant and far from typical wines on a high plateau approximately 450 meters above sea level in the middle of no man's land in Sicily. We are far from the coast in the southernmost part of the Catania region and with 50 kilometers to the nearest winegrower. The farm is approximately 11 hectares, but only a little under five of them are cultivated with vines. The field work is organically certified, and in the cellar Filippo goes his own way in the effort to make light, cool and low-alcohol wines. Filippo does not like dogma and is also not much for the label natural wine. But that does not change the fact that in Lamoresca he de facto produces some of the most pure and unmanipulated expressions of the local grape varieties, especially Frappato, which in the local dialect goes by the name Nerocapitano.
Stored in basement since purchase.
Nero d'Avola based blend from Noto in Sicily. Mortellito's wines are extremely fresh and red-fruited.
Dario Serrentino runs the family farm Il Mortellito in the Val di Noto in the southeastern part of Sicily. Dario has previously sold his grapes to, among others, Frank Cornelissen and Lamoresca, but started making wine himself in 2014. The soil is limestone, the fieldwork is extremely careful, and despite the fact that we are far south, freshness and acidity are the watchwords for Dario's wines .
In the cellar, spontaneous fermentation, very gentle extraction and zero casks are used, as Dario wants as pure and unmanipulated an expression as possible. Sulfur is added in a minimal dose at bottling to stabilize the wine. This is a far cry from the dark and alcohol-heavy style that might be expected from these latitudes. Il Mortellito's expression is very bright, elegant and extremely easy to drink.
Delicious red dessert wine from one of Sardinia's top producers; Santadi. Non-vintage.
100% Cannonau (Grenache) grapes from Prephylloxera canes which are dried. 2/3 of the sugar is fermented, and then alcohol is added to 17% alc/vol. Subsequently stored for several years in used small casks.
One of the greatest Sagrantinos from Montefalco, Umbria.
The wine here is made exclusively from the Sagrantino grape, one of the world's most dry matter grape varieties. It is produced in unreserved harmony with nature, with respect for terroir and authenticity, and by one of the best in his field, Francesco Antano.
Only approximately 8000 bottles annually.
Stored in basement since purchase.
Fresh and fruity taste of wild strawberries with mineral notes.
Colour: Pink cranberry
Grape composition: Nerello Mascalese and others.
Production/Cask aging: Aged in steel tanks and 6 months in bottle.
Uses: Light dishes, summer food, salads
It doesn't get bigger from Abruzzo!
Valentini is the absolute best cult wine from the area. 100% Trebbiano that can withstand many years in the cellar. Hailed as one of Italy's best white wines.
Wine Searcher average price: 1271 DKK.
Stored in wine fridge since purchase.
Magnum. Perfectly stored. OWC.
Red-purple color in the glass. The aroma emerges with pleasant hints of black cherry and small sensations of candied fruit and licorice. Soft on the tongue with round, structured tannins supported by a well-balanced freshness.
Sardinia's absolute top wine!
This one belongs to the elite of great Italian red wines worth saving, albeit at a fraction of the price compared to the big cousins from Piedmont and Tuscany.
85% Cannonau (Grenache) and 15% local grapes from Isola dei Nuraghi. 24 months in new French barriques.
James Suckling: 95p
Wine Enthusiast: 93p
Vivino: 4.5 (1105 ratings)
Stored in cellar since release.
Tuscany Syrah-Sangiovese Pian Di Nova, Il Borro 2010
Barbera d'Alba, Azienda Agricola Scarzello Giorgio e Figli, 2015
Castel del Monte Aglianico Bocca di Lupo, Tormaresca, 2008