The 2016 Conte Ugo shows an intense ruby red color. The nose is characterized by notes of such red fruit as marasca cherries and raspberries along with aromas of sweet spices and Mediterranean brush. The palate is strikingly supple in the texture of its tannins. A vintage, the 2016, of much length and of great balance and drinking pleasure.
Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2017
The colour is bright ruby red and the bouquet is fresh, with note of cherry, and gooseberry. A medium bodied wine, with a moderate alcohol content, the taste is mellow to the palate, slightly tannic, flavoursome and with a pleasant hint of almond.
Masseto 2014 Magnum
In a vintage where the quality of the terroir, the patience and rigor of the workers made it possible to achieve full ripening, Masseto 2014 represents a most elegant and refined expression. Intense in colour the nose immediately reveals complexity and freshness with hints of red berries, sweet spices, and a slight aroma of toasted wood. On the palate silky with a fine, smooth texture, supported by a vibrant fruitiness and a lively acidity, all perfectly integrated. A long, intense finish concludes the tasting. The 2014 vintage will remain as one of the most particular in Masseto's history. A warm and rainy winter was followed by a mild, dry spring that permitted a normal vegetative development with a timely and even flowering. After regular conditions in July, August was rainy and cold, creating difficulty for the grapes to ripen and increasing the risk of diseases. However, the meticulous work carried out in the vineyard, including leaf removal and treatments throughout the month of August, allowed the grapes to arrive in excellent condition for harvest in September and October when the weather was mostly sunny and dry. As always, great terroir tell their own story, and in 2014 the blue clays of Masseto showed their capacity to a full by swelling and making the soils impenetrable, thus avoiding excessive accumulation of water and the dilution of the grapes. During the harvest the meticulous selection of bunches was essential and some specific vineyard blocks were harvested in up to three different stages. A strict selection was also made on the sorting table, so as to fill the tanks with only perfect grapes. 2014 represents the latest and longest harvest in the history of Masseto. Starting on 5 September with the younger vines and ending on 7 October with the last rows in the sections of ‘Masseto Alto’ and ‘Masseto Centrale’. Magnum 1,5lt
DUCA DI SALAPARUTA
Made from grapes cultivated in the Tenuta Suor Marchesa, Triskelè is a refined blend of two highly different but complementary varieties, Nero d’Avola and Merlot. A harmonic marriage that engenders a red with an assertive personality, elegant and enduring, perfectly expressing the territory it comes from.
Grande Cuvée Brut
Krug Grande Cuvée is the archetype of Krug’s philosophy of craftsmanship and savoir-faire: a blend of more than 120 wines from ten or more different years. Its exceptional finesse is the result of a stay of at least another six years in the cellars. Around twenty years are needed to craft each bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée: the first prestige champagne re-created each year, beyond the very notion of vintage. Every glass of Krug Grande Cuvée is the fruit of many years of craft and patience. The art of blending many years gives Krug Grande Cuvée its unique plethora of flavours and aromas, incredible generosity and an absolute elegance that would be impossible to express with the wines of a single year.
Le Querce 2018
The Ausario hill is dedicated to Dolcetto as well. The eastern and southern slopes are cultivated with grapes for Dolcetto d’Alba, a modern and young wine which is characterized by cherry and sweet almond notes in the perfume and in the taste. Intense ruby red. Persistent and fruity nose with notes of marasca cherries, rose and tobacco. The taste is full-bodied and balanced, the finish with almond notes highlights the freshness of this wine.
The 2017 Sabazio shows a ruby red color. The nose offers strikingly fresh notes of both fruit and such flowers as roses and violets. The palate is characterized by much finesse and by a pleasurable freshness which well lances the suppleness of the tannins. The finish is savory with an aftertaste which brings back the aromas first felt on the nose.
The idea of Grand Siècle is based on one observation: nature will probably never provide the perfect oenological year but thanks to the art of assemblage, Laurent-Perrier can in fact create it. Going far beyond rare vintages, Grand Siècle is the blending of three outstanding years declared as vintages by Laurent-Perrier and chosen for their complementary traits. Grand Siècle is the unique expression of excellence in a champagne: “it is the blending of the best with the best to obtain the best”. «Starry bright» in character with a fine effervescence. An intense and complex nose of slightly candied fruits, followed by aromas of fresh pastry, grilled almonds, subtle hints of honey and gingerbread. Well-rounded and developed, the wine brings a feeling of fullness while its beautiful minerality leaves an outstanding sensation of freshness –Grand Siècle offers a perfect balance between strength and delicacy.