From 2007 the Mentore has obtained the highest national recognition for a wine in Italy. Owned by the Matellassi brothers, this wonderful expression of Sangiovese (Morellino in these parts) is blended with a small portion of Cabernet Sauvignon and some local varietals which bring out not only cherri..
Made from pre-phylloxera, old vine Nerello Mascalese grapes grown on the northern face of Mt. Etna. Fermentation is carried out on the skin for 18 days in steel tanks before being aged for 14 months in lightly toasted French oak barrels. Sweet red cherries, mint and sweeter spices take over the nose..
A true gem from Sicily. Made from Narello Mascalese vines between 80 and 100 years old this is very traditional, dry style Etna Rosso with a wonderful nose that combines fresh herbs and dusty spices. Strawberry and black cherry are beautifully balanced on the dry palate with gentle tannins and ..
Made from ancient Pre-phylloxera Carricante vines. This is very elegant with delicate aromas of stone fruits and apricot, great minerality and even savoury hints. A little citrus, yellow fruit and nuttiness show itself on the palate. A wonderful expression of Sicilian white wine; round, minerally, a..
Pietradolce is all about the terroir. Their northern facing single vineyard at, almost 2000 feet above sea level, has rich volcanic soils and an intense day/night temperature swing which helps to provide their wines with extraordinary richness, texture, aroma and depth. Made with 100% Nerello M..
A very impressive wine indeed. Vines are 80-100 years old and pre-date Phylloxera. A sophisticated ruby colour with an equally complex aroma of candied fruits, earthiness and tar. Made from 100% Narello Mascalese grapes, there is a good savoury, leafy flavour on the palate with ripe tannins and..
Rosso is modern-classic style of Montalcino, produced for those who cant wait for their Brunello's to be ready to drink. It is aged for less time to before release, spending only 10-12 months in wood and 6 months in bottle. The Bafi vineyards are on the southern aspec of the Montalcino hill and ..
One of the true greats. 2006 is looking to be an excellent year - this truly impressive combination of ripeness, acidity, and tannin. An intense ruby/garnet colour, concentrated notes of black currant along with smoke, leather, liquorice and a herbal presence of chopped mint and forest floor. A..
One of the true greats. 2013 is looking to be an excellent year - this truly impressive combination of ripeness, acidity, and tannin. An intense ruby/garnet colour, concentrated notes of blackcurrent along with smoke, leather, liquorice and a herbal presence of chopped mint and forest floor. A very ..