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: Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva Antonio
(Italy, Campania, Taurasi DOCG)

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RADICI TAURASI RISERVA DOCG ANTONIO

Special Commemorative Release Only One Vintage Produced

VARIETY
Aglianico 100%

VINEYARD AND SOIL
The highest part of the Montemarano estate, with a South-East exposure and a chalky-clay soil.
The altitude is of about 550 m a.s.l., the training system is the espalier with cordon pruning system, the density of plantation is 3,500 vines/hectare (about 1,400 vines/acre) and the yeald is about 4,500 kg/ha (4,000 lbs/acre) and about 1.3 kg/vine (2.87 lbs/vine).

AGE OF THE VINEYARD
20 yearsi

HARVEST PERIOD AND TYPOLOGY
Beginning of November, manual harvest.

VINIFICATION AND REFINING
Classic red wine vinification, long maceration with the grape skins at a controlled temperature. Refines for 30 months in French oak barriques and Slovenian oak barrels.
At least 40 months in the bottle before release.

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: Duca di Saragnano Chianti Riserva
(Italy, Tuscany, Chianti)

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http://www.barbaneravini.it/en/wines/duca-di-saragnano/chianti-riserva-docg' Vino

Uvas: Sangiovese y otras uvas de la Toscana

Envejecimiento: 6 meses en barricas de roble + 18 meses en acero inoxidable.

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: Villa Sandi Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry
(Italy, Veneto, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG)

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: Sartori di Verona Ripasso della Valpolicella Superiore Vigneti di Valdimezzo
(Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Ripasso della Valpolicella Superiore)

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VALDIMEZZO Valpolicella Superiore DOC RIPASSO

Uvas: 55% Corvina, 25% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella, 5% Croatina.

Envejecimiento: 12-18 meses en barrica + 6 meses en botella.

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: Domaine du Clos de l'Elu Anjou
(France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Anjou)

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This wine is chenin blanc, not sauvignon.

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: Casata Merge Castelli Romani La Cantinelle
(Italy, Latium, Castelli Romani)

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Uvas: Montepulciano e Sangiovese.

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: Azienda Agricola Terranova Terre di San Rocco Cabernet Franc
(Italy, Veneto, Treviso)

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Terre di San Rocco Cabernet Franc

Entre 16 y 18 meses en depósitos de acero inoxidable.

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: Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Rosalack Auslese
(Germany, Rheingau)

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The Key to the Colors
Various colors have been used to distinguish wine qualities at Schloss Johannisberg since the days of Fürst von Metternich. Then (1820), with “Siegellack” (wax seals); today, with colored capsules
Gelblack (yellow seal): QbA
Rotlack (red seal): Kabinett
Grünlack (green seal): Spätlese
Silberlack (silver seal): 1.Gewächs (first growth)
Rosalack (pink seal): Auslese
Rosa-Goldlack (pink-gold seal): Beerenauslese
Goldlack (gold seal): Trockenbeerenauslese
Blaulack (blue seal): Eiswein
Source:http://www.schloss-johannisberg.de/en/j... berger.htm

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: Orin Swift Abstract
(USA, California)

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: King Estate Pinot Noir Acrobat
(USA, Oregon)

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: MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir Estate Vineyards Russian River Valley
(USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

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: Longoria Blues Cuvée
(USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)

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: Cloof Inkspot Vin Noir
(South Africa, Coastal Region, Darling)

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http://shop.cloof.co.za/cloof-inkspot-2010.html

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: Friedeman Wines Pinot Noir Dichotomy Single Vineyard
(USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

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The Single Vineyard release is made just the Friedman Wines Wine Club.

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: J.L. Chave Sélection St. Joseph Circa
(France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

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The wine is made from pure Roussanne from mature rootstock that hails from the walled 4-hectare 'Clos Forentin' vineyard which the Chaves acquired in 2009. Fewer than 400 cases are produced annually.

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: Valdespino Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palo Cortado Viejo C.P. Single Vineyard Macharnudo alto
(Spain, Andalucía, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry)

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C.P. stands for Calle Ponce, a reference to the street that housed a bodega which was acquired by Valdespino in the 1960s. However the bodega had fallen into serious disrepair and Valdespino moved all of its barrels to a modern facility on the outskirts of Jerez in the early 2000s.

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: Weingut Spreitzer Winkeler Jesuitengarten Riesling Kabinett halbtrocken
(Germany, Rheingau)

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About Spreizter

"The Spreitzer estate, founded in 1641 and one of the oldest in the Rheingau, benefits from a long tradition in winemaking as well as the recent modern winemaking innovations of sons Andreas and Bernd Spreitzer who have controlled the estate since 1997. Bernd and Andreas were the Gault Millau’s Discovery of the Year Award recipients in 2001.

All of the classified Erste Gewächs parcels that Spreitzer owns lie within the original boundaries of the named vineyard; the 1971 consolidation grouped vineyards smaller than 5 hectares together. The Lenchen vineyard in Oestrich is composed mostly of loam and loess soils. Numerous underground streams here ensure that even in dry seasons the vines are guaranteed a natural source of water. Within the Lenchen rests the two smaller parcels, Rosengarten and Eiserberg. Rosengarten, the 'filet piece' of the Lenchen, is a tiny parcel on lower elevation between the Rhein River and the Spreitzer's home, and typically expresses characteristics of full fruit. Eiserberg sits in the most northeastern corner of Lenchen and maintains very old vines planted amongst red, iron-rich stones. Eiserberg was categorized by the Prussians in the 1860's as being amongst the highest in quality, and due to its exposition and rich loess-loam soils it produces fruit of sufficient ripeness. The Oestricher Doosberg vineyard is also composed mostly loam and loess soils, with the addition of quartzite, and sits at an elevation of 600 meters. Other vineyards include the Winkeler Jesuitgarten, an early ripening site alongside the Rhein with a south to southwest exposure, and Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen, an Erste Gewächs site located due west of Oestrich.

Viticulture practices are as natural as possible at Spreitzer, and include alternating cover crops of herbs, greens, and lentils in the summer with grains in the winter. The Spreitzers strive to maintain fruit and finesse by cleaning the must by gravity for 24 hours after whole-cluster pressing, then allowing the wines to rest on their gross lees and only filtering once. The Spreitzers employ a long fermentation, and extended lees ageing to protect the juice from oxidation. Mostly ambient yeasts are employed for fermentation in both temperature controlled stainless steel and 1200 liter casks of German wood, called stückfass. The resulting wines show great pedigree. The Spreiter's flagship riesling, <<303>>, is so named due to a record breaking ripeness of 303 degrees oechsle achieved in 1920 within the Eiserberg vineyard - a record that stood until the 2003 heat wave that swept over Europe. The 303 today still comes from the Eisenberg, but rarely hits must weights above Spätlese level." - Importer's Notes

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: Pago Alto Landon Manchuela Irrepetible
(Spain, Castilla-La Mancha, Manchuela)

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8 meses en barrica de roble francés

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: Vinya Carles Priorat Crianza
(Spain, Catalunya, Priorat)

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6 meses en barrica de roble

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: Lammershoek Roulette Blanc
(South Africa, Coastal Region, Swartland)

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A blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Clairette Blanche and Viognier. The blend varies for each vintage.

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: Losada Vinos de Finca Bierzo
(Spain, Castilla y León, Bierzo)

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12 meses en barrica de roble francés

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: C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Cune Crianza
(Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja)

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12 meses en barricas de roble americano.

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: C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Ribera del Duero Roble
(Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero)

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5 meses en barrica de roble americano de segundo año.

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: Legaris Ribera del Duero Roble
(Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero)

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3 meses en barrica de roble americano.

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: Vina Arnaiz Ribera del Duero Pata Negra Crianza
(Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero)

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12 meses en barrica de roble francés + 12 meses en botella
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