Babic Pilizota Reserve, 2011
SUSTAINABLE FARMING The Piližota family brought exceptional quality back to the Babić grape varietal - and Piližota Babić (Premium) is what a Babić should be! This wine comes from Primošten, Croatia, the location of one of the most beautiful vineyards in the world. So exceptionally stunning, they are being considered as a UNESCO World Heritage site! On the nose, it has its very unique and typical scents of barnyard, earthiness, laced with dark, warm fruit and spices. The palate gives us layers and layers of complexity. At first, warm, sweet spices, followed by deep, dark fruit, plums, figs, tobacco and dried herbs. A wine that is sure to change your wine world -- and at a very competitive price!
Baricci Brunello di Montalcino, 2008
Nello Baricci, one of the 26 founders of the Association of the Brunello di Montalcino in 1967, is the personality who most represents the host of small producers who contributed towards making the Brunello di Montalcino the great wine it is today. His farm, Colombaio di Montosoli, has always been one of the great crus of the Brunello and is a small set-up that has made its name thanks to the quality of the wines and the seriousness and honesty of the Baricci family.
Tasting notes: Ruby red color, tends to garnet red with ageing. Complex aromas with hints of violet and forest fruits with essences of plum and cherry combined with oak shadings, vanilla spice and blackberry. On the palate the wine is warm and velvety, shows a well-integrated balance of tannins and acidity. Rich structure and great elegance. Enjoy it with red roast meat, noble game and aged cheeses. Serve at 64F or age for years at 55F
Baricci Rosso di Montalcino, 2012
"Nello Baricci, one of the 26 founders of the Association of the Brunello di Montalcino in 1967, is the personality who most represents the host of small producers who contributed towards making the Brunello di Montalcino the great wine it is today. His farm, Colombaio di Montosoli, has always been one of the great crus of the Brunello and is a small set-up that has made its name thanks to the quality of the wines and the seriousness and honesty of the Baricci family. Tasting Notes: Intense ruby red color, hints of violets, fresh cherries and plums on the nose. Great structure and personality, inviting drinkability. Enjoy it with pasta with meat sauces, soups, roasted and grilled red meats. Serve at 62F."
Bura Dingac Plavac MalI, 2010
Located on the steep 45 degree Southern slopes of Peljesac Peninsula known for its big reds, Bura vineyards produce the most unique, delicious and prestigious wine to ever come out of the Dalmatian Coast. As much as there is talk about all the different wineries and winemakers in Croatia, no other winemaker stands out more than Niko Bura and his sacred Bura Dingač. Niko Bura’s vineyards are fully organic and are the truest expression of the microclimate and land of Croatia’s southern Dalmatian coast. The Bura family has a one of the longest traditions of winemaking in Dingač, spanning over five generations. Typical bottle production of Bura Dingač is very limited (between 1,400 to 2,500 bottles, depending upon the year) and that is why every bottle opening should be treated as a special occasion. Made from slightly raisined grapes and vinified in native yeasts, Bura is a masculine wine of high extract and up to 15% alcohol, with intense black fruit on the nose, along with pine and a note of dry hay.
Enjingi Rajinski Riesling, 2006
CERTIFIED ORGANIC, NATURAL WINE German Rhein Riesling is a late-ripening grape, and when it is grown well it is capable of producing some seriously complex wines that age tremendously well. Enjingi Rhein Riesling is just that! This late-harvest wine offers concentrated fruit and honey flavors, petroleum and a touch of botrytis. The texture is silky, almost oily, and finishes with a musky earthiness. Above all, this is a wine-lovers wine!
Enjingi Zweigelt, 2009
CERTIFIED ORGANIC, NATURAL WINE A Zweigelt like you have never, ever had before! Normally a varietal that is associated with Austria, Enjingi's Zweigelt is breathtakingly unique and top world-class quality. In our field of work, these types of wines are what make everything worth it! A true wine for the ages! The Zweigelt vine is a vigorous one and yield control is crucial to produce high-quality wine -- which is Enjingi's specialty! Don't let the "Late Harvest" fool you in the name. Enjingi Late Harvest Zweigelt is a DRY Zweigelt that is ruby-red in color and has incredible elegance, structure, and lusciousness on the palate that you normally don't expect from the Zweigelt grape. A beautifully rich, unique, and complex palate of dried and ripe currants, aromatic herbs, bayleaf, with just a touch of tree bark.
Fattoria Del Cerro, 2011
It has a vivid ruby red color and good concentration. Intense fragrant aroma with evident fruity notes among which wild black cherry, violet and vanilla. Full balanced flavor with noticeable but discreet tannic component. Can be served with appetizing first courses with meat and mushroom sauces, grilled meats and roasted white meats and medium aged cheese.90 points Wine Spectator
Kozlovic Malvasia, 2013
SUSTAINABLE FARMING Gianfranco Kozlović is the largest private producer of Malvasia in Istria, and a vocal crusader for quality. His vineyards dot the hillsides of northern Istria, where his modern winery is located. This lemon-colored dry wine offers hay, white peach, apple and almond on the nose. It is medium-bodied, unoaked, with fresh acidity and slight mineral and herb on the palate. Serve chilled with summer seafood, creamy risotto with musrooms, grilled vegetables, and pasta with shellfish and/or clams.
Pullus Pinot Grigio, 2013
Macerated for 72 hours with skins gives this wine a light, friendly, and clear pinky, salmon color. Made from perfect ripe grapes that were picked THREE TIMES OVER THE SPAN OF SEPTEMBER, this Pinot Grigio was given cold maceration, ML, partial lees aging, and 10% neutral oak maturation. Starting with a delightful rosy hue typical of the grape when grown in superior climates, this dry wine delivers everything wine lovers expect from Pinot Grigio - and much, much more! The nose offers ripe pear, green melon and floral notes, while the discreet oak and the creamy quality given by lees aging round out the experience on the palate with a sensational and lushess spice note you don't expect from a Pinot Grigio. A wine with great structure, finesse, and elegance, it is perfect for pasta, white meat and young cheeses.
Pullus Pinot Noir Black, 2006
The Slovenian climate is ideal for Pinot Noir, and this example shows what could be achieved with this variety. Extended maceration has brought out the nuances of ripe grapes, and maturation in large, neutral barrels has preserved them.
The aroma of smokey raspberries and strawberries and dill leads to a medium-full-bodied, vegetal red-fruit palate and a velvety finish. Very Burgundy-like, but more vibrant than most.