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Bel-Sit

The Bel-sit Estate, originally built by Pietro Rivella in 1870, produces Barbera d'Asti DOCG and a beautiful Moscato d'Asti DOCG. In 2000 the Bel-Sit Estate was re-equipped and renovated by Ezio Rivella, one of the most important Masters of Italian Oenology of the last fifty years. Ezio is widely regarded as the man that introduced Brunello di Montalcino to the world through his development of the Banfi brand. He has since returned to his Piemontese roots to develop his ancestors project, a project made easier by the perfectly situated vineyards of his family estate.


 

Bel-Sit Barbera d'Asti DOCG "La Turna"

Grapes: Barbera
Viniculture: Mix of rich soil, sandy and clay. Long Cordon Spur. Aged in temperature controlled stainless steel
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Appearance: Rich blue raspberry
Nose: Violets and soft ripe cherries
Palate: Cherries and raspberries, with black fruits and floral notes.
Pairings: Piemontese pasta, duck and aged cheeses

La Turna Barbera d'Asti DOCG - Info Sheet
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Fontanassa


Located in the hillside of Roverto in Gavi, Fontanassa is built around a 16th century farmhouse. Great-grandfather Citu bought it in 1921, and three generations later, brothers Marco and Roberto Gemme run the place with a strong connection to their peasant heritage.

Due to the climate of the area, some vintages require fertilization (done exclusively with cattle and horse dung), but in the vineyards nature is respected as much as possible. The 27 hectare estate (using Guyot cultivation) has clay soil with stone and irony sand soils. The vineyards have a south-southwest exposure and an altitude of 300 meters.

Gaspare Buscemi has been the winemaker since 1988. No chemical products are added. Selected yeasts (that can change the original characteristics of the grapes) are notused. After the wine is left on its yeasts, only one filtration is carried out at the tme of bottling. The wines undergo malolactic fermentation and are therefore stable and don't require excessive doses of sulfites.


 

Fontanassa Cà Adua Gavi DOCG

Appellation: Gavi
Grapes: 100% Cortese
Exposition & Altitude: South – West, 250-290 mt
Soil: Clay with stones
Method of Production: Guyot 4.300 plants per hectare
Harvest: By hand in boxes
Production per hectare: 95 quintals
Vinification: Steel tanks
Appearance: Straw yellow colors with greenish reflections
Nose: Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, cut grass & white flowers
Palate: Dry, fresh, full and flavorful with a persistent, minerally taste

Fontanassa Cà Adua Gavi DOCG - Info Sheet
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GUIDO VADA


This estate is located in Coazzolo, a small village in the provence of Asti, neighboring Langhe. The Vada family has owned and farmed this estate since 1852, beginning with the first purchase of vineyards by Lorenzo, great-great-grandfather of Guido Vada, the current owner/winemaker (with the help of his father, Sergio, and his sister, Serena). The property is made up of 3-hectares with soils typical of the Moscato zone: white sand with a lot of tuff (a light, porous rock made from volcanic ash). The main grapes cultivated are Moscatao Bianco, Barbera, Dolcetto & a small amount of Chardonnay. In addition to these grapes, Guido (with his friends Mattia and Alessia) has started cultivating Arneis, with their first vintage in 2017.


 

Guido Vada Ansem Langhe Arneis

Ansem in Piedmontese dialect means "together" — named in honor of 3 friends who worked on this wine in colaboration: Guido (Vada) and two aspiring producers, Alessia and Mattia. This wine uses the same vinification process adopted for Cortado, the company's dry muscat. The choice to ferment part of the must with the skins allows the wine to obtain a greater flavor and structure that preserves it over time.

Appellation: Langhe
Grapes: 100% Arneis
Winemaking: Harvest time: mid-end of September. Temperature controlled fermentation at 16-17 fir 20-30 days. 50% of the must is macerated on the lees for the first days. Maturation on the skins with periodic batonnage for 4/5 months. Aged in bottle for 2 months. Racking off without oxygen.
Production: 4000 bottles
Alcohol: 13%
Appearance: Pale straw yellow with greenish reflections
Nose: Intense fruity and floral aromas
Palate: In the mouth it is dry, with a pleasant freshness and flavor. Apples & citrus with a very soft minerality and a tiny touch of almond.
Pairings: Appetizers in general, dishes based on fish and white meats. Also excellent as an aperitif.

Guido Vada Ansem Langhe Arneis - Info Sheet
Guido Vada Ansem Langhe Arneis - Shelf Talker

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Guido Vada Tanguera Barbera d’Asti DOCG

Appellation: Barbera d’Asti DOCG
Grapes: 100% Barbera
Vineyard: 10-year-old & 25-year-old vineyards
Location: Coazzolo (AT), 300m s.l.m with western exposure and calcareous-sandy soils. Vineyard pruning: Guyot with an average yield of 80-90 q / hectare. Low environmental impact. No herbicides. Harvest is mid-late September.
Vinification: Controlled fermentation at about 28-30 ° C for 10-15 days. One reassembly per day with the délestage operation. Malolactic fermentation. Maturation on fine lees with bâtonnage for at least 1 month. Aging in stainless steel tanks for 10-12 months and in bottle for 4-5 months before being sold, protected from oxygen.
Production: About 6000 bottles
Alcohol: 13-14%
Appearance: Ruby red with violet reflections
Nose: At first you are in a flower field (violet and pink), then an explosion of fruit - cherry, plum and blackberry
Palate: Caresses your mouth with a pleasant acidity and a finish with lots of fruit flavors confirming the nose
Pairings: Very versatile wine. Perfect with meat pastas as a first course, red meats and game, or as an aperitif.

Guido Vada Tanguera Barbera d’Asti DOCG - Info Sheet
Guido Vada Tanguera Barbera d’Asti DOCG - Shelf Talker

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Luca Ferraris

Luca Ferraris Agricola is the largest family owned agricultural company in the seven municipalities of the Ruchè-growing region. Originating in the early 1900's, the family vineyards faltered during the industrial era. Luca re-established not only the winery, but also the rare Ruchè grape back to notoriety in the region. It was not until 2010 that the Italian DOCG recognized Ruchè!


 

 Luca Ferraris Ruchè Clàsic DOCG

Appellation: Ruchè di Catagnole Monferrato DOCG
Grapes: Ruchè
Viniculture: 6-9 months in oak big barrel; 3 months in the bottle, unfiltered
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Ruby red color.
Nose: Forrest woods and floral aromas
Palate: Spice, geranium leaf, rose petals, ripe raspberries, summer cherries.
Pairing: Truffles, game, medium-aged cheeses, red and white meats, pasta, especially mushroom risotto

Luca Ferraris Ruchè Classic DOCG - Info Sheets
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Luca Ferraris Bric d'Bianc Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG

Appellation: Ruchè di Catagnole Monferrato DOCG
Grapes: Ruchè
Viniculture: Stainless steel; 3 months in the bottle, unfiltered
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Ruby red with purple rim
Nose: Roses and cherries
Palate: Candied orange and plum, ripe raspberries, summer cherries, and a clean dry finish.
Pairing: White and red meats, pasta, young and medium aged cheeses, game.

Luca Ferraris Bric d'Bianc Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG - Info Sheets
Luca Ferraris Bric d'Bianc Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG - Shelf Talkers

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Luca Ferraris del Martin Barbera d’Asti DOCG

Appellation: Barbera d’Asti DOCG
Grapes: Barbera
Viniculture: 9 months French oak; 3 months in the bottle, unfiltered
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Garnet red with violet reflections.
Nose: Violets, herbs and spices
Palate: Intense, with ripe black raspberries, macerated cherries, spices notes and a balanced acidity.
Pairing: White and red meats, pasta, young and medium aged cheeses, game.

Luca Ferraris del Martin Barbera d’Asti DOCG - Info Sheets
Luca Ferraris del Martin Barbera d’Asti DOCG - Shelf Talkers

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Pelassa

Located in Montà d’ Alba, in the Roero area of Piedmont, the Pelassa family has owned 12 hectares of land used for vine cultivation and wine production. The Pelassa family crafts quality wines that reflect the terrior of the land focusing on the grapes best suited for the land: Arneis, Nebbiolo & Barbera. Mario Pelassa first came into the wine industry in his youth travelling around on his bicycle selling various wines to the locals. He shortly upgraded to a motorcycle. At 18 he entered the army where he continued to sell wine to his comrades. After the army, Mario bought his first 5 acres of vineyards and thus the rest is history. His two sons, Davide & Daniele now head up the family winery bringing with them an air of modernization to their family tradition. For more on the Pelassa family please visit their website: http://www.pelassa.com/en/company.html


 

Pelassa San Vito Roero Arneis DOCG

Appellation: Roero Arneis DOCG
Grapes: 100% Arneis
Viticulture: Hand harvested
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Appearance: Pale straw-yellow color.
Nose: A complex & seductive nose with delicate scents of white flowers
and chamomile. Hints of honey & white fruit give roundness to the aromas.
Palate: The taste is dry & harmonious with a pleasant acidulous strain giving freshness and body.

Pelassa San Vito Roero Arneis DOCG - Info Sheet
Pelassa San Vito Roero Arneis DOCG - Shelf Talker

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Pelassa Nebbiolo Lot Rosé

Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Viniculture: Hand harvested
Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
Appearance: Bright red with varying ruby tones
Nose: Soft cherry, violets and fruit notes
Palate: Dry, delicate, elegant and well-structured. Balanced and distinctly fresh, with fine tannins and long finish.
Pairing: Serve as an aperitif, with fish, pasta or pizza.

Pelassa Nebbiolo Lot Rosé - Info Sheet
Pelassa Nebbiolo Lot Rosé - Shelf Talker

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Pelassa Mario's Vino Rosso

Grapes: 50% Barbera, 25% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Viticulture: Guyot and spurred cordon.
Viniculture: Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Appearance: Ruby red with violet shades.
Nose: Fruity, fragrant bouquet, persistent bouquet with suggestions of cherry, red currant and apricot.
Palate: Soft, lingering taste, full-bodied, well balanced and round
palate, this is a classy wine.

Pelassa Mario's Vino Rosso - Sales Sheet
Pelassa Mario's Vino Rosso - Shelf Talker

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Pelassa Corte Enrichetta Langhe

Appellation: Langhe
Grapes: Barbera, Nebbiolo
Viniculture: Hand harvested
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Ruby red color wiith violet shades
Nose: Bright red berry fruit bouquet
Palate: Elegant with ripe berry fruit notes blended into the harmonious body.

Pelassa Corte Enrichetta Langhe DOC - Info Sheet
Pelassa Corte Enrichetta Langhe DOC - Shelf Talker

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Pelassa San Pancrazio Barbera d’Alba Superiore

Appellation: Barbera d’Alba
Grapes: 100% Barbera
Viniculture: Hand harvested; aged for 1 year in stainless steel tanks.
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Appearance: deep ruby red color.
Nose: Intense bouquet, delicate with hints of ripe forest fruits & dark black berries.
Palate: Full-bodied & harmonious, balanced with tannins well blended in a generous and persistent body. Dark, concentrated fruits linger through the finish.
Awards & Accolades: Decanter 4 stars

Pelassa San Pancrazio Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC - Info Sheet
Pelassa San Pancrazio Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC - Shelf Talker

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Pelassa Riserva Nebbiolo Roero Antaniolo DOCG

Appellation: Roero DOCG
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Viniculture: Hand harvested
Alcohol: 14.5% vol
Appearance: Bright red with varying ruby tones
Nose: Strong fruit scents of strawberries, cherries, spices, with and an undertone of licorice.
Palate: Dry & decisive. Well balanced wine with notes of soft oak and striking red fruit. A full bodied and tannic wine that is perfect for accompanying any meal with stronger flavors.
Awards & Accolades: 90 pts Wine Enthusiast

Pelassa Riserva Nebbiolo Roero Antaniolo DOCG - Info Sheet
Pelassa Riserva Nebbiolo Roero Antaniolo DOCG - Shelf Talker

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Pelassa Barolo DOCG

Appellation: Barolo DOCG
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Viniculture: Hand harvested
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Appearance: Brilliant garnet red color.
Nose: Deeply scented bouquet that develops from scents of dry flowers & wild rose to deeper notes of “tar” creating an intoxicating ethereal bouquet.
Palate: Rich, ripe taste with impressive tannins well integrated into a rich & powerful wine. Layers of black fruit backed by wood & spice, penetrating & compelling. “Old school, in the good way!” (Gina Gregory)
Awards & Accolades: 89 pts Wine Enthusiast

Pelassa Barolo DOCG - Info Sheet
Pelassa Barolo DOCG - Shelf Talker

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Virna Borgogno

The town of Barolo is located in the heart of the Langhe, the center of high-end wine production in Piemonte. In 1950, Ludovico Borgogno, second generation winemaker, purchased several vineyards and constructed a new winery. Today, his daughter, Virna (the first woman to graduate with a degree in enology from Turin University) is the proprietor and head winemaker at the estate. Her sister, Ivana, handles the administrative side of the business, and her husband, Giovanni Abrigo, oversees the vineyards and viticulture. The winery covers an area of about 12 hectares and produces prestigious wines from its estate vineyards, with historical “Crus” in the Barolo area: Cannubi Boschis, Preda, Sarmassa, I Merli, San Giovanni, Costa della Rose. In addition to Barolo, Virna also produces Dolcetto d'Alba, Barbera d'Alba blends and Langhe appellation wines such as Langhe Arneis "SoloUno", Langhe Nebbiolo "IL" and Langhe Rosso "Le Sorelle", a blend of Barbera & Nebbiolo, for a total production of 65,000 bottles a year.


 

Virna Borgogno il Langhe Nebbiolo

Appellation: Langhe
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo grapes (Lampia)
Vineyards: 350 meters above the sea level and a soil predominately of clayey-limestone.
Viniculture: Manually harvested. Soft fermentation with maceration at a maximum temperature of 26-30 ° C for 10-12 days. Aged for one year in oak barrels and left in the bottle for at least 6 months laying down.
Alcohol: 14%
Appearance: Bright ruby red color that fades with ageing
Nose: Delicate fruity scents of raspberry and violet, becoming ethereal as it ages
Palate: Dry, harmonious, with a good body. With ageing it becomes soft, velvety and with good persistence.
Pairing: Cheese pasta, pasta with truffles, lamb

Virna Borgogno il Langhe Nebbiolo - Info Sheet
Virna Borgogno il Langhe Nebbiolo - Shelf Talker

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Virna Borgogno le Sorelle Langhe Rosso

Appellation: Langhe
Grapes: 50% Barbera, 30% Nebbiolo, 20% Dolcetto
Viticulture: Crushing and destemming, maceration in contact with the skins in rotary blade winemakers for about 6 - 7 days days at a maximum temperature of 29-31 ° C. After racking, the Barbera is aged in 300 & 500 liter barrels (French wood: Allier) for about 10 months. Nebbiolo, on the other hand, is refined in barrels with a capacity of 24 hectoliters. After blending, the wine completes its maturation in stainless steel before bottling. Aging in bottles horizontally for at least 3 months before packaging and shipping.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Appearance: Intense ruby red color
Nose: Notes of juicy red berries and mellow cherries with a hint of tobacco & vanilla
Palate: In the mouth it is fruity and pleasant, with a long finish of ripe berries. Very soft tannins.
Pairing: Herb pasta, Poultry, roasted pork

Virna Borgogno le Sorelle Langhe Rosso - Info Sheet
Virna Borgogno le Sorelle Langhe Rosso - Sales Sheet

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Virna Borgogno Noi Barolo DOCG

This "classic" Barolo is made with grapes from different vineyards, located in the municipalities of Novello, Monforte and La Morra.

Appellation: Barolo DOCG
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyards: 1) MERLI and SOTTOCASTELLO that are located in the municipality of Novello. They have clay-silty (Tortonian) soils with south, south-west exposure. 2) San Giovanni located in the territory of Monforte, facing south-east, has sandy clay soils (Elvethian). With the combination of grapes coming from different soils ensures that every year it’s a classic Barolo with great harmony and balance.
Winemaking: The wine is decanted into Slavonian oak barrels (50-60 Hl) where it matures for 18 months.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Appearance: Deep ruby-red with garnet tinges
Nose: Intense, wide and ethereal bouquet hinting at red fruits combined with vanilla, cacao and spices
Palate: Full body taste with firm tannins blending harmoniously with the wine.
Pairings: Whole roasted pig, lamb, pasta with truffles.

Virna Borgogno Noi Barolo DOCG - Info Sheet
Virna Borgogno Noi Barolo DOCG - Shelf Talker

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