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Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2012 Product #29743 (In Stock)

Here's our single best-selling Italian wine of the past five years - a fantastic value that tastes like it costs twice as much as it does. The wine is mainly (70%) Sangiovese and delivers plenty of that variety's juicy black cherry fruit. But, the 20% Merlot in the blend rounds out the mid-palate and keeps the wine soft while the secret ingredient -- 10% Sagrantino -- adds spice and complexity uncommon in Umbrian wines. Sure, it goes well with pizza and robust pasta sauces, but there's enough going on to handle game and hard, salty, cheeses and a soft enough finish just to drink at a party. Fantastic value.

Regular Price (1) Price : $11.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $10.79/ea
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Perticaia Umbria Rosso 2013 Product #29784 (In Stock)
Perticaia Umbria Rosso 2013 Perticaia Umbria Rosso 2013

I just love this style of Italian red, a bottle that’s gusty enough to play well with grilled beef or lamb and fresh and vibrant enough to sing with salami, antipasti, or even pizza.  It’s from the relatively young estate of Perticaia, created as a "retirement" gig by old Tuscan hand Guido Guardigli.  He launched this new estate with his family in land-locked Umbria, naming it for the dialect word for "plow" - and just as the plow helped Umbria to prosperity by transforming from a grazing to farming region, Guido hopes his estate will "open the earth" to exciting new wines.

His entry-level red is a joy, fresh and fruity with deep aromas and flavors of black cherry, juicy raspberry, and a dash of sweet spice.  Sangiovese (80%) provides the core of fruit and a zesty structure while Colorino and Merlot (10% each) soften up the finish and add top- and base-notes, respectively.  A great pizza/salami/grilled sausage wine that gets richer and more intensely fruited with air or brighter and fresher with a light chill.  Much more interesting than 90% of wine labeled “Chianti” at this price!

Regular Price (1) Price : $16.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $14.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $11.98/ea
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Perticaia Umbria Grechetto 2014 Product #29876 (In Stock)
Perticaia Umbria Grechetto 2014 Perticaia Umbria Grechetto 2014

The main white grape used in Umbria's Orvieto, here Grechetto gets a little extra bump from 10% Trebbiano Spoletino.  Picked fresh and made all in tank, it serves up clean, bright, aromas of lemon oil, fennel frond, peach and a hint of crushed herb.  On the palate there's nice richness and amplitude to the fresh lemon, stone fruit, and herbal flavors but also fantastic energy and minerality.  Feels like it's almost bubbling with selzery salinity on the palate (although there's not really any fizz) and leaves your mouth watering and your hand reaching back for the glass to take another sip.

Regular Price (1) Price : $16.99/ea
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Perticaia Montefalco Rosso 2012 Product #29862 (In Stock)
Perticaia Montefalco Rosso 2012 Perticaia Montefalco Rosso 2012

A good Montefalco Rosso is at once familiar and highly distinctive.  The “familiar” elements are Sangiovese’s dark black cherry fruit, whiff of berry blossom, and touch of fresh cured leather.  The “distinctive” elements come from Umbria’s unique Sagrantino grape:  powerful, firm, deeply intense, and layered with exotic spice.  This is more than a “good” Montefalco – it’s a terrific one.

Guido Guardigli crafts his Monteflacot Rosso from 70% Sangiovese and 15% Colorino – both classic Chianti grapes – plus 15% Sagrantino.  It’s young and wound up tight a bit now, but already serving up complex, sophisticated, aromas of black raspberry puree, currant, and the kind of fine leather used to bind expensive first edition books wafts from the glass.  On the palate, it stays intense and powerful, with real drive and energy.  Raspberry blossom, crushed berries, blackcurrant, and red plum flavors get drive from bright acids and definition from fine-grained, gritty, Sangrantino tannins.  Finishes firm and mouthwatering with berry blossom and leather notes lingering.  It’s serious and intense enough to pair with something fancy like roasted veal, but you’d be darn happy to drink it with sausage pizza that had a touch of truffle oil drizzled on top.

Regular Price (1) Price : $27.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $22.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $19.98/ea
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