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Table of Contents Cantina Formigine Pedemontana

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Barbera d’Alba “Nuela”

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Dolcetto d’Alba “Sorì Capelli”

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Barbaresco “Serra Capelli”

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Barbaresco “Serra Capelli” 5 Year Reserve

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Cantina Gentili

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Barbaresco “San Cristoforo” 5 Year Reserve

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Le Favorite - IGT Toscana red

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Barolo “Castiglione Falletto”

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Rosso Fosco - Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOP semidry Pignoletto - Pignoletto DOP semi-sparkling dry

Matero - IGT Toscana red

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Manzwine

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Chianti Poggio Spino DOCG

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Dona F’atima “Jampal“

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Chianti Riserva Le Cerrine DOCG

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Pomar do Espirito Santo

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Elio Filippino

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Contador De Estorias

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Spumante Brut “San Cristoforo Rose”

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Manz Douro

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Gavi

16

Fontana di Papa

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Langhe Arneis

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Tre Castelli Syrah

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Langhe Rosso “4 Amis”

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Roma Doc White

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Nebbiolo Langhe

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Roma Doc Red

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In the Beginning... Italian Products opened their doors in Bologna, Italy as a small gourmet export company in 1994. In 2000 they incorporated in the USA and started their distribution from New Jersey. About 10 years later, Cecilia Ercolino, the President of Italian Products USA (now Italian Products & Beyond) met Donn Berger, a friend of her husband’s. Their mutual love for food and wine was discovered right away. Throughout the years the two continued talking and joking about the idea of opening a Wine division of Italian Products & Beyond to satisfy their curiosity, passion and (large) consumption of wines but it would be another 7 years until they finally decided to do it. In 2017 Italian Products & Beyond finally opened their wine division and set sail on a whole new journey. With 20 years of experience in specialty food distribution it seems like an easy task to just add on one new category – wine. Oh, were they wrong! Just the paperwork alone was enough to deter anyone from venturing in the wine direction. WHINE was more present in the office than WINE for a while but finally after a few months, things started to fall into place, paperwork became less complicated and the importing more streamlined. Now, came the greatest test of all. Which wines do they import?! For the 4 years prior to opening the division, Donn and Cecilia had ventured out to search for (and taste, and taste, and taste….) the wines they wanted to offer their American clientele. Visiting vineyards, Vinitaly, regional shows and tastings around Italy, they started picking a few of the wines they definitely wanted to drink more of themselves. They tested these wines on their families, friends, customers and people who knew more than they did. In most cases, they had a complete consensus. So, they brought them in. Slowly they are expanding their wine distribution and with that their selections. Soon they will be adding wines from Portugal to their Italian selections as well as, yes, Sweden probably followed by Morocco. Their only rules for how to pick wines, are: They must LOVE them, they must be well worth the PRICE and the quality has to be FABULOUS from all aspects. On top of that, they only work with producer partners who have the same philosophy they do: Give back to the earth what it gives to you and treat the land well. So, they are in the beginning of their journey in wine. They only ask you to give them a chance and try out their company and their selections. They hope you will join them in their journey. They think you will be pleasantly surprised!

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Cantina Formigine Pedemontana In the area of Modena, where the Apennine chain rises up the peak of Monte Cimone, you will find a magnificent landscape of rare beauty. Ancient Castles and beautiful country mansions dot this magical land. Modena is renowned all over the world for excellence such as The Bel Canto of Pavarotti, the exotic auto tradition of Ferrari, and of course its illustrious food culture. It is here you will find the winery of Cantina Formigine Pedemontana. The winery is formed by roughly 380 partners growing rare grapes with over 600 hectares of vineyards located along the hills and foothills of this southern area of Modena. Constantly trail each partner step by step throughout the year, guaranteeing quality of the grape produced. They combine age long experience of traditional wine making with the refinement of modern flavor.

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Rosso Fosco

Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOP semidry

Alcohol content 10,00%

Grapes Lambrusco 100% Grasparossa

Color Deep ruby with violet sheen

Vinification Soft-pressing, maceration and cold fermentation. Second Fermentation - Autoclaving (Charmat process) temperature controlled.

Pairing Suitable for savory main courses, especially meats, as well as for an apertif of with desert.

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Emilia-Romagna


Pignoletto

Pignoletto DOP semi-sparkling dry

Alcohol content Emilia-Romagna

10,50%

Grapes 85% Grechetto Gentile, 15% Trebbiano and other vines grown in the hills

Color Pale straw

Vinification Soft-pressing, immediate draining, cold fermentation without skin contact. Second Fermentation - Autoclaving (Charmat process) temperature controlled.

Pairing Perfect with appetizers, salads, light fish and poultry.

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Cantina Gentili Gentili has been producing wine since 1963 which was expanded to 13 hectares in 1990. Their vineyards, which are located at the bottom of “Mount Cetona”, are grown between 250 and 350 meters above sea level, and are composed of approximately 80% international varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. The remaining 20% is planted with local varieties, such as Sangiovese, Prugnolo Gentile, Colorino, Malvasia del Chianti and Trebbiano Toscano. The most fertile lands on the southern side of Cetona Mountain are called “Le Favorite”, and they were originally given to only the most deserving peasants in the region. Located on the top of a very steep hill, in the “Costa del Sol”, known for its strong southerly aspect, it is this maximum sun exposure, the clay soil and proximity to the Cetona Mountain that help them produce their bold and aromatic, yet refined wines.

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Le Favorite

IGT Toscana red

Alcohol content 14,00% Tuscany

Grapes Merlot 80% Cabernet Sauvignon 20%

Color Bright ruby red

Vinification Hand-picked grapes, alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks, malolactic fermentation in first passage barriques with batonnage three times a week. Aged in new fine oak barrels for 16 months. Aged in bottle for 10 months.

Pairing Excellent with rib eye steaks or roast lamb with rosemary and garlic.

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Matero

IGT Toscana red

Alcohol content 13,50%

Grapes

Tuscany

Sangiovese 60% Merlot 30% Other complementary varieties 10%

Color Ruby Red

Vinification Hand-picked grapes, alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in steel tanks. Aged in bottle for 2-3 months.

Pairing To be served “fresh� during the summer. Pairs well with a salami and cheese plate.

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Chianti Poggio Spino

DOCG

Alcohol content 13,50% Tuscany

Grapes Sangiovese 90% Colorino 10%

Color Intense and lively ruby red

Vinification Hand-picked grapes, alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks, malolactic fermentation partly in stainless steel and partly in second passage barriques. Wine aged for 5-6 months in steel (50%) and in second passage barriques (50%). Aged in bottle for 2-3 months.

Pairing Pairs well with meats and cheeses, pasta and chicken with stir fried veggies.

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Chianti Riserva Le Cerrine

DOCG

Alcohol content 14,00%

Grapes

Tuscany

Sangiovese 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10%

Color Intense and lively ruby red

Vinification Hand-picked grapes, alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks, malolactic fermentation in first and second passage barriques with batonnage. Aging in first and second passage barriques for 12 months. Aged in bottle for 4-6 months.

Pairing Pairs well with pasta with meat, roasted meat with mushrooms and Tuscan sausage and beans.

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Elio Filippino Elio Filippino’s winery is located in the picturesque village of Neive - a UNESCO site, on the right bank of the Tanaro River and very close to Alba, the truffle capital. This location presents a magical landscape of steep hills, particularly conducive to fine and aromatic nuances in the wines. It was there, in the Frazione Serra Capelli, in the early 1900’s, that Evaristo Filippino introduced his first vineyard, destined to evolve over time. During the 1950’s, his son, Domenico, using his intuition and his father’s precious grapes, followed with his own production of delectable wines. Today, after the untimely death in 1997 of his father Domenico, Elio Filippino is the third generation of winemaker of the estate, continuing his family’s tradition of superior winemaking while maintaining the greatest respect for the environment. Under Elio’s stewardship, the winery continues to practice as many traditional and natural methods as possible without using chemical fertilizers or herbicides. To this end, the vineyard grass is cut by hand, and only natural bovine or equine fertilizers are applied in alternate years.


Spumante Brut

“San Cristoforo Rose”

Piedmont

Alcohol content 12,50%

Grape Nebbiolo 100%

Color Salmon pink with orange highlights

Vinification Nebbiolo grapes are softly pressed for two hours and the stems, skins and seeds are immediately removed. The clear must starts its fermentation at 18°-20°C in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. It is then kept refrigerated until spring for the subsequent bottling and fermentation in bottle (traditionally defined as Classic Method). After a period of 24-30 months with its own yeast, the Spumante is ready, showing a small and persistent perlage. After opening and disgorging the bottle, the Spumante is sealed with the “mushroom” stop-per and ready to be enjoyed.

Pairing This sparkling wine is for celebrations and special moments. Excellent as an aperitif and enjoyable with first courses.

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Gavi Alcohol content

Piedmont

12,50%

Grape Cortese 100%

Color Straw color with light green highlights

Vinification The grapes are delicately pressed and the stalks are removed. The must ferments in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 18°–20°C for about 20 days. After fermentation, the wine is kept in stainless steel vats until the bottling.

Pairing Excellent when served with fish or white meat.


Langhe Arneis Piedmont

Alcohol content 12,50%

Grape Arneis 100%

Color Straw colored with light green highlights

Vinification The grapes are delicately pressed and the stalks are removed. The liquid must ferments in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 18°–20°C for about 20 days. After fermentation the wine is kept in stainless steel vats until bottling.

Pairing Excellent paired with fish or white meat.

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Langhe Rosso

“4 Amis”

Alcohol content

Piedmont

14,00%

Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, plus a blend of Barbera, Nebbiolo da Barbaresco and Syrah

Color Intense ruby red with prune highlights

Vinification After de-stalking and delicately pressing the grapes, the obtained limpid must is fermented in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 26°-30°C. for 8-10 days. After fermenting each grape individually, the wines are assembled and start the aging process in 225 and 500 liter oak barriques for about 12-15 months. Finally, it is bottled and left to mature for additional 6 months, capturing all the notes distinctive of this wine.

Pairing This wine is perfect for a sophisticated dining table. It is excellent with savory pasta dishes, roasted meats and venison, or typical aged cheeses.

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Nebbiolo Langhe Piedmont

Alcohol content 13,50%

Grape Nebbiolo 100%

Color Intense garnet red

Vinification The grapes are delicately pressed and the stalks are removed. The limpid must ferments in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 26°-28°C for 12 days. After racking the new wine is put into 25 and 30 hl Slavonian oak barrels for 12-15 months. Next, it is bottled and left to age and refine for at least 6 months.

Pairing This wine is a perfect match for savory pasta, stewed meats and cheeses.

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Barbera d’Alba

“Nuela”

Alcohol content

Piedmont

13,50%

Grape Barbera 100%

Color Deep ruby red

Vinification The grapes are pressed and the stalks removed, generating a limpid must that ferments at a controlled temperature of 26°-28°C for 5-7 days. After racking, the new wine is put in stainless steel vats to preserve its fresh fruit characters.Then, the wine rests a few months in oak barrels, until spring. Finally it is bottled, ready for the table.

Pairing This wine is for family dinners. It is excellent with local “bagna cauda”(mixed vegetables with a garlic, oil and anchovy dip) and meat dishes, such as “bollito” (boiled meat and vegetables). It is also a good companion for fully ripe cheeses.

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Dolcetto d’Alba

“Sorì Capelli”

Piedmont

Alcohol content 12,50%

Grape Dolcetto 100%

Color Deep red with violet reflections

Vinification The grapes are pressed and the stalks are removed. The must ferments at a controlled temperature of 26°-28° for 5-6 days. After racking, the new wine is put into stainless steel vats until spring, and then it is bottled, refining all its fruity aroma.

Pairing This is an elegant companion for all dishes, from the beginning to the end of every meal. It is particularly suitable for savory appetizers and a perfect match for “tagliatelle” (string pasta) in a butter sauce or a meat sauce, “agnolotti” (type of ravioli) and medium ripe cheeses.

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Barbaresco

“Serra Capelli”

Alcohol content

Piedmont

14,50%

Grape Nebbiolo 100%

Color Beautiful, intense garnet red

Vinification The grapes are delicately pressed and the stalks are removed. The limpid must ferments in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 26°-28°C for 20-25 days. After racking, the new wine is put into 225 liter Allier barriques for 12 months, followed by additional 12 months in 25 and 30 hl Slavonian oak casks. Finally it is bottled and left to age for 10-12 months to develop all of its typical character and finesse.

Pairing This wine is for memorable occasions and elegant tables. It is a perfect match for savory stuffed pasta, stewed and braised meats, game and pungent, fully ripe cheeses. It is excellent with delicate fruits like strawberries.

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Barbaresco

“Serra Capelli” 5 Year Reserve L SPECIA ORDER ONLY

Piedmont

Alcohol content 15,00%

Grape Nebbiolo 100%

Color Intense garnet red with ruby highlights

Vinification The grapes are delicately pressed and the stalks are removed. The limpid must ferments in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 26°-28°C for 25 days. After racking, the new wine is put into 225 liter Allier oak barriques for 24 months. Next, it is bottled and left to refine for additional 2 years. The fifth year the Riserva can be marketed.

Pairing This wine is for memorable occasions and elegant tables. It is a perfect match for savory stuffed pasta, stewed and braised meats, game and pungent, fully ripe cheeses.

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Barbaresco

“San Cristoforo” 5 Year Reserve L SPECIA ORDER ONLY

Alcohol content

Piedmont

15,00%

Grape Nebbiolo 100%

Color Intense garnet red

Vinification The best grapes are delicately pressed and the stalks are removed. The must ferments in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 26°28°C for 30 days. After racking, the new wine is put into 15 hl Slavonian oak casks for 24-30 months. Next, it is bottled and left to age for at least additional 24 months. The fifth year, the Barbaresco is ready to be released and enjoyed.

Pairing This wine is for moments to remember and sophisticated tables. It is a perfect match for savory stuffed pasta, stewed and braised meats, game and pungent, fully ripe cheeses. Excellent with delicate fruits like strawberries.

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Barolo

“Castiglione Falletto”

Piedmont

Alcohol content 14,50%

Grape Nebbiolo 100%

Color Intense garnet red

Vinification The grapes are delicately pressed and the stalks are removed. The limpid must ferments in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 26°28°C for 20-25 days. After racking, the new wine is put into 25 and 30 hl Slavonian oak casks for 20-24 months. Next, the wine is bottled and left to age for at least 12 months, to refine and develop its carachter.

Pairing Offering a rare balance of grace and strength, our noble Barolo is a wine for special occasions, memorable celebrations and elegant meals. It is a perfect match for savory stuffed pasta, stewed and braised meats, game and pungent, fully ripe cheeses. Excellent with delicate fruits like strawberries.

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Manzwine The Manz family moved to the quiet village of Cheleiros, Western Portugal, in 2004 and quickly fell in love with the people and the place. The region’s wine-making past with its countryside and lost customs, quickly captivated André Manz who, with the help and advice of the locals, decided to try to produce wine for his own consumption. Practically forgotten in the purchased orchard were about 200 strains of a white grape variety that neither of the young winemakers involved in the project were able to identify. Once its origin and name “Jampal” were discovered, André was advised not to proceed with its production due to the small number of remaining vines and the weak large-scale profitability. Hence, the reason for its near extinction in the country. But the goal of the rookie producer would not be to produce in quantity:

“I don’t want to make too much wine; I want to make good wine.” he explained. The result was surprising: its wine was different from anything that had been proved until then, constituting an unexpected business opportunity and the motto for the production of other Portuguese varieties, as well as for the exploration of other vineyards in the noble regions of alto Douro and Palmela.

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Dona F’atima

Jampal

Alcohol content 14%

Grape Jampal 100% Lisboa

Color Golden straw

Vinification Destemming, prefermentation pellicular maceration. Fermentation in small volume, temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Final fermentation for six months in French oak barrels with batonage.

Pairing Recommended with Fish dishes and other light foods. Serve at 11C to 12C.

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Pomar do Espirito Santo Alcohol content 14%

Grapes Touriga Nacional, Aragonese and Castelao

Lisboa

Color Intense ruby

Vinification Destemming, fermentation for 8 days in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Post fermentation maceration. Aging 70% in stainless and remaining 30% in oak for 12 months. Additional 6 months in bottle.

Pairing Pairs nicely with roasted meats and aged cheeses. Served best between 16C & 18C.

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Contador De Estorias Alcohol content 14,50%

Grapes

SetĂşbal

Syrah, Touriga Nacional And Petit Verdot

Color Garnet

Vinification Fermentation in stainless steel vats with prolonged pellicular maceration of 3 weeks. 70% aged in stainless steel vat and 30% in oak barrels for 12 months.

Pairing Pairs nicely with red meats, game dishes and aged cheeses. Served best between 17C & 18C.

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Manz Douro Alcohol content 14%

Grape

Douro

Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz

Color Deep ruby with violet tones

Vinification Fermentation in stainless steel vats with prolonged pellicular maceration of 3 weeks. 70% aged in stainless steel vats and 30% in oak barrels for 12 months.

Pairing Pairs nicely with cheeses and roasted meats. Best served between 16C & 18C.

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Fontana di Papa The winery has its roots in history: the name refers to a fountain that had the function of refreshing travelers, built by the will of Pope Innocent XII at the end of the Fifteenth century. The story evolves: in 1959, Fontana di Papa began in the town of Ariccia, becoming competitive within the global market: the 150 small and medium producers of the area cooperate to produce a great wine, cultivating 400 hectares of hills and creating a range of firstclass products that meet the needs of consumers. The territory is an area of volcanic nature, originated by the collapse of the Volcano of Lazio some hundreds of thousands of years ago. The main mouth of the this volcano occupied the entire aerial of the internal belt of the Castelli Romani: later, it collapsed giving rise to various secondary mouths, the most important of which was the current Monte Cavo (949 meters above sea level). The other minor mouths of the volcano became lake basins between 100,00 and 20,000 years ago, and have largely been dried up over the centuries. Today, the Castelli Romani vineyards extend from the last slopes of the foothills going uphill to the point where the processing is allowed.

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Tre Castelli

Syrah

Red wine with a deep ruby red color, well balanced and generated from fragrant aromatic notes typical of the variety.

Alcohol content 12,50% Vol

Grapes Lazio

Syrah 100%

Color Deep ruby red

Aroma Fruity, light and persistent

Terrain Of volcanic origin, rich in potassium and phosphorus, low in nitrogen and calcium

Pairing It pairs well with roasted meats and Roman cuisine

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Roma Doc

White

The last-born among the Lazio denominations, the D.O.C. Rome is soft, elegant, and pleasantly balanced in the mouth.

Alcohol content 12% Vol

Grapes Malvasia del Lazio, Trabbiano Verde and Bellone

Lazio

Color Straw yellow with golden hues

Aroma Floral and fruity, with notes of green pepper and almond

Terrain Of volcanic origin, rich in potassium and phosphorus, low in nitrogen and calcium

Pairing It pairs well with pasta and rice dishes with seafood, white meat and typical dishes of the Roman cuisine

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Roma Doc

Red

The D.O.C. Rome represents the synthesis of the most ancient Italian winemaking traditions.

Proof percentage 13% Vol

Grapes Lazio

Montepulciano, Cesanese and Cabernet Sauvignon

Color Intense red with purple hues, which tend to garnet with age

Aroma Fruity and floral with notes of violets, blackberries, tobacco and licorice

Terrain Of volcanic origin, rich in potassium and phosphorus, low in nitrogen and calcium

Pairing It pairs well with roasted and boiled meats, and aged cheese

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