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Santa Cristina IGT 2013
Dunkles Rubinrot mit purpurroten Reflexen; in der Nase Beerenduft, Noten von reifen Sauerkirschen, etwas Dörrfrüchte und dezente Holznoten. Im Gaumen unkompliziert, rund, mit geschmeidigen Tanninen, sehr fruchtbetont und gradlinig. Der Santa Cristina bietet viel Trinkspass und zeigt eine ansprechende Länge im Abgang.
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Um yeah....the aroma is quite clearly cannibus sativa...that´s a first for wine! Really hard to get past that smell but there is also a touch of cut grass in there as well. Over time, fresh kiwiw and pineapple flavors come through. Really bright, fresh squeezed lemon and custard flavors refresh the palate and you almost feel surrounded by the golden rays of sunshine that hit the grapes when they were harvested. Really refreshing wine for a hot day. Pair with a fresh summer salad of greens and a pear vinagrette.
where can i buy this one? no where in Toronto sells it!!! : (
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100% blue agave rested for nine months in oak. This is a premium spirit made by people with 20 years experience in the tequila. Como se dice Perfect Margherita?
Gattinara Riserva 2004 - 90 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Gattinara (a pure expression of Nebbiolo) offers many of the aromatic characteristics one normally associates with Barbaresco and Barolo, two of Italy's greatest red wines. There are tones of small berry, cola, tar and licorice. The wine is tight and fresh overall and cleans the palate very well.
/ When you talk about Gattinara outside Piedmont, in Italy or abroad means talking about Travaglini. Travaglini is a staunch advocate of continuity and dependable quality. Retraces the aromatic spectrum of the "riserva" version, showing less intensity but remarkable freshness for a 2000, and offering nice citrus aromas on the nose, with a hint of roses and sandalwood in the finish.
Travaglini is a family-owned wine estate in the tiny Gattinara appellation within north Italy’s renowned Piedmont region. Established in the 1920s by Clemente Travaglini, the winery is Gattinara’s most esteemed producer of traditional, limited-production wines from the nebbiolo grape (known locally as “spanna”). The family’s passion for winemaking has not diminished through the generations; Cristina and Cinzia Travaglini, great-granddaughters of Clemente, manage day-to-day operations at winery. Cinzia’s husband Massimo Collauto is chief winemaker, a role he inherited from his late father-in-law and beloved mentor, Giancarlo Travaglini (winemaker at Travaglini for 45 years). Giancarlo’s wife, Lilliana, oversees vineyard operations. Travaglini wines are easily recognized by their distinctive bottle shape, featuring a unique curve that fits naturally in the palm of the hand and serves to catch sediment during decanting. Designed by a glassmaker to celebrate the excellent 1952 vintage, the bottle was so well received that family decided to keep it as their trademark. Production Area Grapes are grown in Piedmont’s Gattinara D.O.C.G., in vineyards planted on steep slopes at an elevation of 900 – 1,300 feet. The soil is rich in iron and trace quantities of carbonate, calcium and magnesium. These unique soils combine with an ideal microclimate to yield high quality nebbiolo grapes Grape Varieties 100% Nebbiolo Vinification Following traditional red fermentation, the wine is aged for one year in French oak barriques, followed by18 months in Slovenian oak casks and six months in bottle Color Deep ruby red with garnet reflections Bouquet Aromas of red fruit, blackberry, plum and licorice with hints of vanilla and leather Taste Full-bodied, with intense flavors of cherry, raspberry and spice culminating in a long and smooth finish Alcohol 13% Serving Suggestions Outstanding with red meat, game and hard cheeses
Deep in Oaxaca, in the heart of the central Valley, the village of San Miguel Ejutla has been crafting this rich, smokey spirit for generations, using 100% agave, in traditional methods unchanged by the passage of time. Mezcal enlivens the spirit, bringing us banhez, or joy, in the ancient zapotec language. This mezcal joven tradicional was crafted by hand using agave espadin and the rare agave barril.
Daily Wine Picks/ Has lots of dried flowers and very ripe fruits, with a Christmas pudding undertone. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. A little Port-like, but rich and impressive. This is consistently delicious.
Imported New Releases / A traditional nebbiolo from a cru in Gattinara, this shows aromas of rose and dried cherries. It’s gentle, with soft tannin supporting the fine red cherry fruit.
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Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic
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