From Italy, With Love

From Italy, With Love


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This 3 pack contains one bottle of each:

2020 De Forville Barbera D'Alba
Barbaresco, Italy

What a treat this Barbera is! Grapes are sourced from the communes of Barbaresco, Neive and Alba in the Piedmont. A year in "botti" - oak aging vessels anywhere between 1000 to 10000 litres in size - is common here, especially in the production of Barolo, and used to great effect with this delicious interpretation. Full-bodied but with lower tannins and Barbera's trademark high natural acidity compared to the more traditional reds from the region. A vibrant and enticing nose of ripe red berries, earth, dark cherry, spice and red plum. Streaks of minerality with a long, concentrated finish.

2019 Meroni 3519 Veneto Bianco
Verona, Italy

Since inception, in 1935, Meroni had exclusively crafted red wines - until 2015 when they decided to begin experimentation with Garganega, the base grape of Soave wines. This is a hard-skinned, deeply yellow grape that ripens into an almost red color at harvest. Batonnage is part of the production here which helps define the structure of the wine and development of certain aromatics. To get the job done, the "noble lees" are suspended in bottle and the wine is shaken after alcoholic fermentation. There's notes of green apple, pineapple, apricot, golden apples and peach blossom with a minor note of almond. Tons of acidity with this wine. Unfined, unfiltered and without added sulphites.

2018 Oliviero Toscani iToscani
Tuscany, Italy

Notes from Rocco, the winemaker: “I Toscani” is the first wine of our estate. It was born as a tribute to a great man who loved sharing, happiness and good wine: my grandfather Fedele. He was a bright man who loved to be in good company but also taught us that good results derive from hard work and constant research. During the 40’s, Fedele was working as a photographer for the newspaper “Corriere della Sera” and realized the logo of “Rotofoto” - the first Italian image bank - which served as an inspiration for the label. Grapes used are Syrah and Teroldego. These grapes even being distant relatives are capable of expressing different and unique features. In order to provide further freshness, these grapes are fermented together with a small percentage of Petit Manseng and Greco grapes. In so doing, we have obtained a perfectly balanced wine with scents of intense black fruit derived from Teroldego and sweet spices from the Syrah.

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