- Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2011 Product #28669 (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.
- Perticaia Umbria Rosso 2013 Product #29784 (In Stock)
From one of the most exciting young estates in Umbria, created as a "retirement" gig by old Tuscan hand Guido Guardigli. He created 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 and even better with a light chill.