2011 Rivetto Langhe Nebbiolo
A touch of vanilla and honey leaves dewdrops of sweetness on your lips. A crunch of candied apples with moderate acid undertones and a power packed tannin profile. This Nebbiolo from Italy has a tight start, gains momentum and finishes smooth. Hints of raspberry and earthly undertones steps your palate through the vineyards of the Langhe region. As an orange hue illuminates from your glass you can’t help but imagine yourself sipping Italian wine on the edge of the world.
Pairs with Lamb, Beef, Hard Cheeses and Mushrooms
2007 Viper Toscana Rosso
This Italian Red is named after the silent and venomous killer, the Viper Snake. Much like its name this wine is a snake in the grass, terrifying, yet has you calmly curious. It burns on the way down like a vat of venom. Its dry and cunning. It doesn’t take your feelings into consideration and it owns its motives and intent. No excuses. Made from the Sangiovese grape with a touch of Syrah this wine delivers on boldness and complexity. Pungent and sharp, with a gripping bite. A Viper.
Pairs with Venison, Rich Fish, Pork
2011 Sule Salento Susumaniello
The bottle is heavy and demands your attention, much like the wine it contains. A “heel of the boot" Italian red with hints of floral undertones, spice and red fruit flavor. This vino is devine, like the perfect quartet stringing a balanced mixture of melodies. Baked by the sun this wine breathes a stewed fruit sensation of flavor and melts on your tongue. The Susumaniello grape once extinct has returned and is produced in minimal quantities, making this wine’s rarity more appreciated and alluring. Deep purple and plum hues are characteristic to this varietal and suggest visions of royalty and pristine elegance.
Pairs with Red Meat