Montemajor Mammasanta Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2013

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!

Cà Maiol Chiaretto Maiolo Garda Classic Garda DOP ~ Rosato-BlackWineDay from Lake Garda

Cà Maiol Chiaretto Maiolo Garda Classico DOP

A fresh and fragrant breeze comes with Maiol Chiaretto Maiolo Maiolo Garda Classico DOP over the Alps to give your nose a delicate red fruit: strawberries, redcurrants, cherries and raspberries are combined with roasted almonds and spring flowers to create a first-class bouquet.

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Falernia Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Elqui Valley ~ 92+P Steam Hammer

Falernia Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

The Falernia Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Elqui Valley is one of the best red wines we know from South America! Cherry, cassis, blackberry, red paprika, black pepper, mocha, tobacco and cedar wood create a multi-faceted, warm, spicy and delicate bouquet of high fascination. On the palate, velvety tannins, a powerful body, juicy fruit and savoury spices inspire. The long finish combines red pepper and cassis with elegant toasted notes.

Spectacular 92P Cabernet Sauvignon from spectacular landscape

Similarly spectacular as the wine itself is its origin. The dry Elqui Valley, located near the Atacama Desert, is an “extreme” challenge for winegrowers, but the effort is worthwhile. With a lot of courage, dedication, passion and skill, the Gramola family, who immigrated from Italy about seventy years ago, has developed their Viña Falernia into a world-renowned premium winery. The 2015 vintage of the Falernia Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is the most recent proof of their extraordinary mastery. We pull the hat – and 92+ BELViNi points!

Markus Schneider Kaitui in the new vintage ready for delivery ~ 94 points!

Markus Schneider Kaitui Sauvignon Blanc

Finally! He is back, our absolute customer favourite from the Palatinate. We proudly present the Markus Schneider KAITUI Sauvignon Blanc in the crisp and fresh 2017 vintage. This tailor, he just can’t be stopped! Already with the first sip it is clear: here again there is a lot of wine for little money. We award this wine with 94 points for its freshness.

Top-seller Markus Schneider KAITUI Sauvignon Blanc in the new vintage 2017 now ready for delivery

The Kaitui Sauvignon Blanc 2017 shines brightly in the glass and enchants us with sparkling reflections. The nose is tropical, exotic and invigorating. Limes, lemongrass and lush green grass provide an extra freshness kick. In the taste, this top seller with its usual juicy and intense aromas makes it clear once again why Schneider is now one of the Pfälzer Spitzen. The finale is light-hearted but durable. Top!

Georg Fischer “Geyersberg” Riesling ~ Precious 95P Riesling from top location

Georg Fischer Geyersberg Riesling

The Georg Fischer “Geyersberg” Riesling dry, which the master vinifies with careful use of wood, ensures the finest Riesling enjoyment. Georg Fischer can rightly be called an adventurer. As a photographer for renowned magazines such as GEO or Stern, he earned recognition and earned his living for many years. He was also highly successful as an advertising photographer. He collected the starting capital for his personal winery project.

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Señorio de Barahonda Monastrell DO ~ Mundus Vini GOLD & 90 points

Barahonda Monastrell DO

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.

Chunky Red Double American Oak ~ 93+P apulian primitivo with zinfandel-style

Chunky Red Double American Oak Zinfandel

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.

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