Bodegas Covitoro, the producer behind one of our best-selling wines, was founded in 1974 as the result of the initiative and eagerness of a group of vine growers in the area. Instrumental in obtaining the Denomination of Origin Toro in 1987, Bodegas Covitoro is proud to own one of the oldest vineyards in the DO Toro which distinguishes its wine in terms of quality and depth of character.
From this winery, we are pleased to offer Barbian, which displays the typical deep ruby colour and rich fruity aromas associated with the Tinta de Toro grape, along with well integrated oak and a smooth and long finish. A crowd pleaser with a label that is sure to elicit a reaction! Rated 91 points by Guia Penin, and awarded a silver medal in 2016 in the International Wine Guide Awards for Spain.
Castello di Volpaia
Castello di Volpaia was built in the 11th century as a fortified village on the Florence / Sienna border. Today, some of the original protective walls and towers still remain intact. Throughout the centuries, the families who owned the village and its vineyards dedicated themselves to the art of winemaking. Today, the tradition lives on under the stewardship of the Mascheroni-Stianti family.
From this winery, we are pleased to represent the following selection of highly rated 100% organic wines - 2015 Chianti Classico (92 pts WS), 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva (96 pts WS), 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione "Il Puro - Casanova" (95 pts JS) and the 2015 Balifico Super Tuscan (92 pts WS) - a Sangiovese / Cabernet Sauvignon blend.
For additional information about the estate and its wines, please visit the following link: http://www.volpaia.com
"Calamar": Spanish for squid. The distinctive label plays with the idea of squid ink and freefalling liquid.
Originating from 40 year old vines, the grapes from this Verdejo are picked at night, ferment for 22 days at 14 degrees Celsius and then stay on the fine lees for 4 months . This is a wine that exhibits notes of herbs and fruits with excellent acidity and a long finish. Year after year, Calamar has won international awards. The current vintage (2016) was awarded a Gold Medal at Berliner Wein and a Silver Medal from the IWC.
This family run winery is located in the heart of the District of Neive, among the rolling hills of the Langhe zone, a land of great wines and ancient wine-making traditions. Passed down through generations, Elio Filippino is the current winemaker, and together with his family, contribute to the production of high quality wines.
Under Elio’s stewardship, the winery continues to practice as many traditional and natural methods as possible without using chemical fertilizers or herbicides. To this end, the vineyard grass is cut by hand, and only natural bovine or equine fertilizers are applied in alternate years. Traditional winemaking, along with biodynamic vineyard practices, makes this winery a standout.
From Elio Eilippino, we are proud to offer an outstanding selection of wines, which currently include the following: a 2013 Barbera d'Alba "Vigna Veja" (meaning 'old vines'); a 2014 Barbera d'Alba Superiore "Barba Cesco" (91 pts Anthony Gismondi); a 2010 Barbaresco San Cristoforo; a 2016 Cortese di Gavi; a 2012 limited edition Spumante Brut Rose; and a 2012 Barolo "La Morra" (91 pts Wine Enthusiast). Stay tuned for the arrival of two special reserve Barbaresco's - a 5 and 10-year vintage - by this summer! (July 2018 update - we are sorry to announce we are now SOLD OUT of the Barbaresco Riserva’s… we hope to have more arriving by late 2018)
The year 2018 marks a very special year for the estate - celebrating 50 years of winemaking and 20 years under Elio's stewardship. Please refer to the following link for additional information about the estate and wines of Elio Filippino: https://eliofilippino.com
The Pastor Diaz family has been growing vines, making Rioja and producing olive oil well before the 19th century. The winery has the latest winemaking and aging equipment, with the aim of continuously improving the quality of the wines. An average stock of 400,000 bottles of wine are produced each year.
From Pastor Diaz we currently offer the Castroviejo Rioja, Castroviejo Rioja Ecologico (organic) and Castroviejo Rioja Reserva (2010 vintage).
Semplicemente Vino Bellotti Rosa
Cascina Degli Ulivi is a biodynamic farm located on the hills of Gavi region (South Piemonte, Italy). Stefano Bellotti has been producing fine wine respectful of nature for more than 40 years. While the farm is known especially for its wines which are exported all around the world, it also produces fruit, vegetables and grains, breeds animals and offers agri-tourism. The owner, Stefano Bellotti, started farming the lands and producing wines in 1977, and since 1984 has practiced biodynamic farming.
From Cascina Degli Ulivi we are pleased to offer a limited quantity of its 2015 Semplicemente Vino Bellotti Rosa, made from 100% Merlot grapes that are directly pressed upon arrival at the winery, before being fermented and aged in 50 hl oak vats for 8 months. This rose pairs very well with pizza, charcuterie, and appetizers.
Awarded 4-stars by Harpers Wine, the grapes from this Garnacha are picked from 30-year+ vineyards. Fresh on the nose with fruity aromas of raspberry, strawberry and floral tones, Delincuente is full-bodied with good structure and a smooth, long finish.