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Ciliegi’s Valpolicella is Back! 92 Points. $21.95/bottle. This Style of Wine is in Vogue. A Savoury Nose, but Fresh. YUM.

People went gaga over this wine the last time it came in for good reason. This is as much as one could expect from Valpolicella.

VALPOLICELLA DOC BY LA COLLINA DEI CILIEGI 2015

92 points – Decanter, Oct 2016


Bottle Price : $21.95

Case Price : $263.40

Winery : La Collina dei Ciliegi

Wine Region : Italy (Italy), Veneto (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

“Light red fruit notes come through on the savoury nose, with a real freshness to it. Soft tannins and a savoury freshness are also present on the palate, balanced by the fruit on the finish.”

As we all know by now, not all wines from a given appellation are created equal. Valpolicella has gotten a bad rap as producers have tried to produce this wine as cheaply as possible. La Collina dei Ciliegi is making flat out awesome Valpolicella. This is right there with the best Valpol i have ever tasted.

This is the ultimate pasta wine. The perfect compliment to a pasta with a tomato or meat sauce.

La Collina dei Ciliegi produces the top notch Amarone we have been touting over the last number of years. We do have a few cases remaining with more en route. Don’t worry, there are still a few cases of the 2012 Amarone remaining. Again, this Amarone is some of the best out there and certainly the best available at this price point. Veneto is a huge wine region and many wineries get caught up in the trap of producing a lot of wine rather than quality wine. We are so happy and grateful to be working with a winery that focuses solely on quality rather than quantity. Any of you that have tried these wines know, they are downright delicious. Don’t forget to scroll down for the Amarone.

On a completely different note, we have been getting rave reviews about the Jura wines from Montbourgeau. The Cremant du Jura in particular has been creating a whole bunch of excitement in the market. It drinks like decade old Champagne should. Not overly bubbly, with elegance to spare. If you love bubbly, but have yet to try this wine, you should. Scroll down for the feature, but to view both the wines from Montbourgeau, click here.

This week i am in Spain visiting wineries. We continue to look for the bet the world has to offer, but that often entails going to visit with the people that make these wines. We expect to pick up some of great wineries, but i will keep you posted. We can’t wait to share.

On that note, I will happily feature a couple more wonderful little treats from other producers in Spain. The 1st is the Matsu from Vintae. This is a big and fruity wine that also managed to garner a 93 point from score Decanter. There are only a couple of cases of this wine remaining, so grab one while you can.

Our goal here is to do the heavy lifting so that you don’t have to. Each of our suppliers has been researched and visited to ensure that we are only bringing you the highest quality available. Should you have any suggestions, please feel free to reach out.

It’s Monday and i just wanted to wish everyone a great week!

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG BY LA COLLINA DEI CILIEGI 2012

Double Gold Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
Great Gold Medal – Berliner Wein Trophy 2016
Gold Medal – Mundus Vini 2016
Gold Medal – Concours Mondiale Bruxelles 2016

Bottle Price : $74.00

Case Price : $444.00

Winery : La Collina dei Ciliegi

Wine Region : Italy (Italy), Veneto (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

CREMANT DE JURA BY DOMAINE DE MONTBOURGEAU NV

92 points – Decanter, June 2016
Coup de Coeur – Guide Hachette 2015

Bottle Price : $29.95

Case Price : $359.40

Winery : Domaine de Montbourgeau

Wine Region : France (France), Jura (France)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat

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