- Ferrando Erbaluce Di Caluso La Torrazza 2011 Product #27551 (In Stock)
From the hilly vineyards not far from Naples, this smells round and generous with notes of pear, tangerine, and lemon zest. In the mouth, both round and mineral with focused flavors of pear, apple and a dash of lemon oil bitterness. The minerals and a dash of pepper well up on the long, zesty, finish. This would be lovely with all kinds of seafood or with a wide range of cheeses and meats.
- Ferrando Carema 'etichetta Bianca (Rosso) 2009 Product #27837 (In Stock)
Nebbiolo from the far northern reaches of Piemonte, just before the start of the Valle d'Aosta. Grapes here grow on small terraces initially built by the Romans and are trained on overhead pergolas to give the grapes access to sunshine and allow ripening. It's an elegant, highly perfumed, expression of Nebbiolo with silky tannins and a long, lingering, finish. Beautiful stuff.
"Sweet tobacco, dark red stone fruits, mint, crushed flowers and pine all wrap around the palate in the 2009 Carema Etichetta Bianca. This is an unusually supple, open young wine from Ferrando that appears to be built for near and medium-term drinking, as unusual as that will sound to readers who know these wines." Antonio Galloni 91 points