Even the “simple” Montepulciano of Farnese is great – but the Farnese Fantini Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOC can top it all!
The Volpe Pasini Chardonnay DOC comes into the glass in a beautiful straw-yellow shade. Its bouquet promises the crunchy and fresh aromas of green and yellow apples, wrapped in delicate floral scents and flavoured with a touch of bread crust.
Wow, the Californian Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel comes straight from the red carpet to you in the glass – because on the big international competitions he is not at home, but he also likes to win there!
Today we would like to present you the so popular Apulier Mamma Santa. “The Holy Mother” – from a wine point of view you can see the Montemajor “Mammasanta” Primitivo di Manduria. Of course, because the Primitivo has shaped Puglia like no other grape variety and the Primitivo di Manduria has made “Puglia” famous all over the world.
Named after Mamma Santa and consecrated by wine pope Luca Maroni to the liquid icon with 95 points, a adorable Primitivo di Manduria comes into the glass, in front of which we also bow deeply with 94 BELViNi points.
Its perfectly structured bouquet is brimming with ripe plums, plum jam, cassis, other black berries, cinnamon, sandalwood, cardamom and clove. Your palate becomes a cathedral when you enjoy Montemajor Mammasanta Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2013, which makes this intense and juicy Montemajor with its magnificent richness, fruity elegance, fresh acidity and sumptuous splendour sound like a powerful organ played by a master hand.
Mamma mia – or mamma nostra – we want more of it!
Finally available again! Our delicious candidate from the “Tuscany Group”, who already has his “willingness to govern” in his name: Barbanera “Governo” Toscana Rosso IGT. It goes without saying that he is prepared to take responsibility – for the fact that you will never lack pleasure.
What a great value for money! Luca Maroni: 95 points, James Suckling: 93 points. Wines in such grading classes often cost well over 10 euros. Our top-rated Nativ Fiano di Avellino DOCG is much cheaper.
At Mundus Vini, the Señorio de Barahonda Monastrell won DO GOLD, and we gave him a strong 90 BELViNi points. Above all, the 90 Vinous points will make you sit up and take notice, because the responsible taster Josh Raynolds is considered to be extremely strict and critical.
The wine inspires with attractive berry fruit and fine spice aromas. Vanilla and pepper enhance the exciting bouquet typical of the grape variety. On the palate, this red wine is elegant, rich and very juicy, fruity, light, structured, with ripe tannins. The finish is fresh and spicy.
Mundus Vini: Gold for 2015
At Barahonda everything revolves around the indigenous grape variety Monastrell. They dedicate all their love and ambition to their highly esteemed “Reina de la Casa” (“Queen of the House”) in order to transform first-class grapes into first-class wines. The Señorio de Barahonda Monastrell DO 2015 is the result of 100% Monastrell produced from its own 65-year-old vines, which thrive in the heat of southern Spain. Small yields promote quality.
Good news for the many Primitivo fans among you: North American Zinfandel and southern Italian Primitivo are genetically identical, they are the same grape variety. Different terroirs and preferences of the cellar masters can naturally lead to stylistic differences in the bottle.
May we introduce you to our latest star in the wine cellar: the stylish Varvaglione 12 e mezzo Primitivo del Salento IGP Fashion Edition is visually stunning! A real eye-catcher, but above all also smelly and gourmet with the beguiling scent of overripe plums, cherry jam, vanilla and other spices as well as cocoa. On the palate it is velvety soft, full-bodied, with good structure, wonderful texture and perfectly bound tannins. Look forward to the impressive final!