La Montata Santo 2003. This is the current release of a blend of 60% Trebbiano and 40% sauvignon. The grapes are picked and hung in a room with a wood fire to smoke and dry for six months. The result is an amazing desert wine that is unique to the area of the Marche and will be a unique experience for all who are able to get part of the VERY small production.
Santa Lucia Verdicchio dei Casteli di Jusi doc Classico "Forte della Romita" 2011
Santa Lucia Spumante Rose Lacrima di Morro d'Alba. The only Lacrama de Morrow d'Asti Rose Sparkling wine made. A wonderful dry Rose Spumonte with the noise and characteristics of the red wine of the same grape. A great food and summer sparkler.
La Montata, Bruni 54, 2010, is a true field cross of Verdicchio and Sauvignon Blanc. The story we were told is that this was an idea of Professor Bruni of Padua University. He wanted a grape that produced a wine with the flavor profile of Verdicchio and the zing of Sauvignon Blanc. So in around 1936 he planted a large field with alternating grape vines of Verdicchio and Sauvignon Blanc. After several years, nature produced a new grape variety, named Bruni 54 at the University. Unfortunately, due to several obvious reasons, nothing was really done to "push" this grape varietal and it floundered for decades.
Several years ago, the varietal was re-discovered and a consulting wine maker, Giancarlo Soverchia, convinced four of his clients to plant the Bruni 54. This is the first release from the first producer.
We are excited to be the only importers of this grape and the wine is both fun and serious.
A BIG, RED, Montipulciano from near Ancona. The vineyards are just a few meters from the Adriatic Sea and teh vines thrive on the microclim. A great food wine for hardy meals from meat pasta to red meat. Tiney production (500 cases total). One of the beat examples of this wine available. Fantastic value.