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CHIANTI and BRUNELLO

A Chianti wine is any wine produced in the Chianti region, in central Tuscany, Italy. It was historically associated with a squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket, called a fiasco ("flask"; pl. fiaschi); however, the fiasco is only used by a few makers of the wine now; most Chianti is now bottled in more standard shaped wine bottles. Baron Bettino Ricasoli (later Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Italy) created the Chianti recipe of 70% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 15% Malvasia bianca in the middle of the 19th century. The first definition of a wine-area called Chianti was made in 1716. It described the area near the villages of Gaiole, Castellina and Radda; the so-called Lega del Chianti and later Provincia del Chianti (Chianti province)

In 1932 the Chianti area was completely re-drawn and divided in seven sub-areas: Classico, Colli Aretini, Colli Fiorentini, Colline Pisane, Colli Senesi, Montalbano and Rùfina. Most of the villages that in 1932 were suddenly included in the new Chianti Classico area added in Chianti to their name-such as Greve in Chianti which amended its name in 1972. Wines labelled "Chianti Classico" come from the biggest sub-area of Chianti, that includes the original Chianti heartland. Only Chianti from this sub-zone may boast the black rooster seal (known in Italian as a gallo nero) on the neck of the bottle, which indicates that the producer of the wine is a member of the Chianti Classico Consortium, the local association of producers. Other variants, with the exception of Rufina from the north-east side of Florence and Montalbano in the south of Pistoia, originate in the respective named provinces: Siena for the Colli Senesi, Florence for the Colli Fiorentini, Arezzo for the Colli Aretini and Pisa for the Colline Pisane. In 1996 part of the Colli Fiorentini sub-area was renamed Montespertoli.

Brunello di Montalcino is a red Italian wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 80 km south of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, a diminutive of bruno, which means brown, is the name that was given locally to what was believed to be an individual grape variety grown in Montalcino. In 1879 the Province of Siena's Amphelographic Commission determined, after a few years of controlled experiments, that Sangiovese and Brunello were the same grape variety, and that the former should be its designated name. In Montalcino the name Brunello evolved into the designation of the wine produced with 100% Sangiovese. In 1980, Brunello di Montalcino was awarded the first Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) designation and today is one of Italy's best-known and most expensive wines.

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  1. 72 Hour SUPER SALE @ $29.00 - Padrino Chianti Classico 2008

    72 Hour SUPER SALE @ $29 - Padrino Chianti Classico 2008

    Regular price $39.00. As low as $24.92 per bottle when you purchase 12 bottles or more.

    FREE Storage available up to July 31, 2020

    ** Sale ends midnight on July 12th, 2020
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    ** Featured wines are not valid for the 7% Reward Points program

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  2. 72 Hour SUPER SALE @ $29 - Nicosia 'Battesimo de Vines' IGT Sicily 2009

    72 Hour SUPER SALE - Nicosia 'Battesimo de Vines' IGT Sicily 2009

    Regular price $35.00. As low as $24.92 per bottle when you purchase 12 bottles or more.

    FREE Storage available up to July 30, 2020

    ** Sale ends midnight on July 12th, 2020
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  3. Bocelli Family Wines 'Rosso di Toscano' Sangiovese' IGT 2017

    Rated 90/100 Wine Spectator magazine

    Made from Tuscany’s noble varietal; sangiovese. The Bocelli family’s passion and expertise are on full display in this exceptionally bright, lush, and appealing Sangiovese.

    With grapes hand-harvested from some of the best vineyard sites in Morellino, the fruit is deliciously ripe & smoky, with notes of marasca cherry, granite, & rhubarb compote.The finish is long & suitably dry, with admirable acidity that makes the palate taut & pleasing.

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  4. Bocelli Family Wines Chianti Classico 2018

    Made from Tuscany’s noble varietal, the Bocelli family’s passion & expertise are on full display in this exceptionally bright, lush, & appealing Sangiovese.

    With grapes hand-harvested from some of the best vineyard sites in Morellino, the fruit is deliciously ripe & smoky, with notes of marasca cherry, granite, & rhubarb compote.The finish is long & suitably dry, with admirable acidity that makes the palate taut & pleasing.

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  5. Padrino Chianti Classico 2008

    Padrino Chianti Classico 2008

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  6. Nicosia 'Battesimo de Vines' IGT Sicily 2009

    Nicosia 'Battesimo de Vines' IGT Sicily 2009

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  7. Bocelli Family Wines 'Tenor Red' IGT 2015

    Bocelli Family Wines 'Tenor Red' IGT 2013
    A balanced blend of Cabernet, merlot and sangiovese. Bright dusty ruby color. Aromas of ripe dark fruits and black currants, dark plums, nice minerality and salinity, and planked cedar and chest nuts with a lively, dry full body and an epic, medium-length finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. Subtle integration of flavors and the wine revealed more complexity as it saw more time in the glass.

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  8. Bocelli Family Wines 'Brunello di Montalcino' 2013

    Bocelli Family Wines 'Brunello di Montalcino' 2013
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  9. 72 Hour SUPER SALE - 6 BOTTLE Mixed case @ $149

    6 Bottle Mixed case of featured wines:

    1 x Ch. Montet Grande Richesse 2009 - AOC Bordeaux
    1 x Hazyblur 'The Vino' Shiraz 2007 - McLaren Vale, Australia
    1 x Sommet Salue 2008 - AOC Bordeaux
    1 x Nicosia 'Battesimo de Vines' IGT 2009 - Sicily, Italy
    1 x Ch. Clement Termes Rouge 2009 - Gaillac, France
    1 x Padrino Chianti Classico 2008 - Tuscany, Italy

    All individual wines are also available by the case (12) $299.00 DELIVERED

    ** Sale ends midnight on June 12th, 2020
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  10. 72 Hour SUPER SALE - Bordeaux - Australia - Italy - Mix-n-Match any 6 Bottles @ $149

    72 Hour SUPER SALE - Mixed 1/2 Dozen from Bordeaux, Australia and Italy.

    Mix-n-Match any 6 bottles of the wines listed below for $149.00.

    Ch. Montet Grande Richesse 2009 - AOC Bordeaux
    Hazyblur 'The Vino' Shiraz 2007 - McLaren Vale, Australia
    Sommet Salue 2008 - AOC Bordeaux
    Nicosia 'Battesimo de Vines' IGT 2009 - Sicily, Italy
    Ch. Clement Termes Rouge 2009 - Gaillac, France
    Padrino Chianti Classico 2008 - Tuscany, Italy

    All individual wines are also available by the case (12) $299.00 DELIVERED

    FREE Storage available up to July 31, 2020

    ** Sale ends midnight on July 12th, 2020
    ** All sales final.
    ** NO returns or refunds.
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