The same grape blend as Crognaletti's di Gino Red, this wine is one of the few he produces that ages in old oak barrels before release. The tannins and fruit are harmonious, a result of oak used right.
A top expression of Montepulciano as a serious, full-bodied, age-worthy wine. Full of black cherry, bark, liquorice, and tobacco notes, Crognaletti balances it out with high alcohol and strong tannins but keeps it in barrel and in bottle for years before release.
Papagaai is a blend of all the grapes on Badenhorst's Kalmoesfontein including Cinsault, Chenin Blanc, Palomino, Syrah, and dozens of others all co-fermented. Light and easy-drinking Red with raspberry fruit flavours and herbaceousness in the finish.
Noah's Bramaterra is a great example of Alto Piemonte's potential to step out of Barolo and Barbaresco's shadow. This selection of Nebbiolo, Croatina, and Vespolina spends two years in barrel and another year in bottle before release and is beautifully perfumed and complex.
Marcel has passed winemaking duties to his daughter Carine and she makes Brouilly from family vineyards up to 70 years old. This wine has a rich concentration with pepper and rustic earthy flavours and tannin that can hold up to grilled steak.
Feeling globalist pressure against local varietals, winemakers in Fronton have tried to eradicate Negrette. The folks at Le Roc are fighting the good fight with this well-priced bottle Eric Asimov calls "...ripe, succulent, exotically fruity, delicious, easy drinking."