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Adalia 2016 Valpolicella Amarone Classico Ruvaln

The 2016 Ruvaln Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG from Adalia comes from vines 400 meters above sea level, planted to calcareous soils. The vines are planted in in the double pergola trentina trellising system, which gives the leaves the best exposure to the sun's rays, while keeping the grapes cool under a shady canopy. The Ruvaln is made up of 40% Corvina, 40% Corvina Grossa, and 20% Rondinella. The grapes are selected by hand in the first part of October and let to naturally dry for 3 months. At the beginning of February, the grapes are destemmed and gently pressed. Spontaneous fermentation begins in stainless steel, followed by malo. In the cellar, the wine ages in barrel for 24 months before release.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

Adalia 2018 Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore "Balt"

The Adalia 2018 Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Superiore Balt comes from a blend of the regions traditional red grapes. Composed of 35% Corvina, 35% Corvina Grossa, 20% Rondinella and 10% Molinara from vineyards planted to calcareous soils at 300 meters above sea level. Like all of the Adalia wines, the vines are set up in the double pergola trentina system, allowing the leaves to obtain as much sunlight as possible, while shielding the fruit below the canopy. The grapes are picked by hand in the second half of October, before being destemmed and gently pressed. Fermentation begins with native yeasts in stainless steel. Maceration on the skins lasts for approximately one week. At the end of February, the wine is then "passed over" the skins of the dried Amarone grapes for 7-10 days. Aging is done in oak barrels for 18 months, where secondary fermentation finishes before bottling. On the nose, the wine has plummy dark fruit, with cherries and herbs. There is a hint of raisin. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, with cherry and earth on the palate. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

Casaretti 2020 Bardolino Classico Olte Longhe

80% Corvina and 20% Rondinella planted to Morainic soils on the eastern shores of Lake Garda in the Veneto. 10 maceration before natural fermentation. Aged for a year in 20 hl barrels of used oak. Six months of bottle aging before release. In the glass, the wine is a black cherry in color. On the nose, the wine is savory, with hints of spice and flowers, like a lovely potpourri. On the tongue, there is great fruit, with zippy cassis and red citrus, balanced by fresh black pepper. Structure here is rich, with fine-grained and plush tannic form and exceptional acidity. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Casaretti 2021 Bardolino Classico Rosa dei Casaretti

This lovely rosato is 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, and 10% Molinara, from organically tended vines on the shore of Lake Garda in the Veneto. Soils are rocky with clay. 12-36 hour maceration before natural fermentation. Aged in stainless steel. In the glass, the color is a cool pink. The nose is ripe with cherry fruit and accented with fresh herbal notes. On the palate, there is a zing of raspberry and a clean mineral drive. The palate has high acidity and a great textural swish. David Hatzopoulos

  • rosé
  • 4 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Col di Luna 2020 Veneto IGT Raboso Vino Frizzante

Col di Luna produces sparkling wines at the foot of the Dolomites, with a family tradition and preference for the Brut style. Flora rosato comes from the local grape variety called Raboso, a trifecta of spice, brambly fruit, and a rather energetic
acidity! The wine is fermented with a slight maceration on the skins for 12 hours, and then continues to ferment in the tank. Once the wine settles, the producer transfers the juice to the bottle, where it finishes fermentation and creates the magic fizz. This is the traditional col fondo style, and you’ll notice a bit of ‘fondo’, or sediment, in the bottle.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 46 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Cornelissen, Frank 2018 Terre Siciliane (Etna) Calderara Sotana

CD = Contrada Calderara Sottana – 40 year-old vines, 610 meters above sea level; 1200 bottles produced. CD sees a little longer on the skins than the other crus. Cornelissen writes “The wines are generally more feminine combining elegance and in the best cases the wines are profound.”

A lovely pomegranate color in the glass. The nose is earthy, with aromas of freshly tilled garden soil and dry ash wafting above a foundation of red cherry. Flavor-wise, plump blueberries, red apple, and cherry form the base of this wine, with black pepper and green stems adding nuance to the fruit. The finish is terrific, showing mint and spice. High acidity is softened by simple but very well-placed tannin. A very engaging and flavorful red, definitely the ripest of this vintage's single vineyards that we've had the chance to taste. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Cornelissen, Frank 2018 Terre Siciliane (Etna) Campo Re

CR = Contrada Campo Re – 70 year-old vines, 730 meters above sea level; 2000 bottles produced.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Cornelissen, Frank 2018 Terre Siciliane (Etna) Chiusa Spagnola

CS = Chiusa Spagnola – 90 year old vines, 620 meters above sea level. Frank says Chiusa Spagnola produces wines that are "perfumed and tannic; lighter in color and more backward and Nebbiolo-ish compared to the other crus". 2500 bottles produced.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Cornelissen, Frank 2018 Terre Siciliane (Etna) Feudo di Mezzo Porcaria

PA = Feudo di Mezzo – Porcaria. 60 year-old vines, 640 meters above sea level - from the higher part of Feudo di Mezzo. Frank writes "A challenging location in order to achieve perfection in maturation. It has the power as well as refined elegance... A complete wine."  2000 bottles produced.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Cornelissen, Frank 2018 Terre Siciliane (Etna) Feudo di Mezzo

FM = Feudo di Mezzo. 40 year-old vines, 580 meters above sea level.  A 'feudo' is a farm; the Feudo di Mezzo is a large farm (now with many different owners), and this is from the lower ("Sottana") part of the farm. Frank writes: "Although lower in the valley floor, the wines are of an unusual elegance which characterizes this area. Relatively deep soil which, in humid vintages can create some problems although the well ventilated site helps to get ripeness. Burgundian elegance and roundness, even in hot vintages makes this a special wine with finesse as it’s personality."  2500 bottles produced.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Cornelissen, Frank 2018 Terre Siciliane (Etna) Monte Colla

MC = Monte Colla – 70 year old vines, 750-780 meters above sea level. Cornelissen writes: "An extremely steep and terraced vineyard, beautifully exposed to sun and wind and right in front of Mount Etna. The sandy clay soil and the old-vine Nerello Mascalese, planted in 1946, produces a rich and powerful wine, maintaining elegance. Our “Hermitage” of Etna." 2000 bottles produced.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Cornelissen, Frank 2018 Terre Siciliane (Etna) Puntalazzo

PU = Contrada Puntalazzo – 20 year-old vines, 610 meters above sea level. This is Frank’s only vineyard on the east side of Etna, facing the sea (the same area where Benanti, Biondi, Monte Rosso, and other great wines are made). Our tasting – the first time we’ve tried this wine – confirmed Frank’s opinion: “The wines have an atmosphere which resembles the surroundings, fragrant, elegant, nearly fragile and of a rare beauty.”

In the glass, this wine has a clear cherry color. It is a crisper hue than the standard Munjebel. On the nose, it is the most floral of Cornelissen's single vineyard '18s that we've tasted so far. Along with red flowers, aromas of small forest berries are accented with light smoke, fresh basil and a hint of balsamic. On the tongue, there is a clean mineral drive and a dual fruit profile of both red cherry and dark citrus - before a springy, grassy finish. The structure here is zippy, with a healthy edge and just a dash of tannin. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $474.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $259.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

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  • 47 in stock
  • $27.99

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  • 30 in stock
  • $31.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $28.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $499.99

Il Fortunato 2017 Rosato Vino Spumante Extra Dry (Organic, low SO2)

Il Fortunato aced it with their Rosato Spumante; another lively sparkler produced from organic vineyards with only a minimal addition of sulfur. The nose is playful with a mix of bright berry fruits and fresh red cherries cut by tart apple skins. On the palate, a delicate mousse lifts the wine showing some weight, great acidity, and just touch of ripeness. Absolutely lovely! Pair with charcuterie, simple pasta, or simply drink on its own. Perfect for your Big Event this spring or summer..!

  • rosé sparkling
  • 64 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $31.99

La Visciola 2017 Cesanese del Piglio DOCG Vicinale

Cesanese is perhaps the most “important” indigenous red grape of Lazio, capable of making fresh red wines with intense perfume and delicate structure. The reds from La Visciola are all varietal Cesanese from different plots showing distinct features of this underappreciated grape. The nose carries hallmark flavors of tart and brambly red fruit with herbal tones of bay spice and pepper plant.  The palate is quite light with whispery tannins, and tart, fresh acidity carrying plenty of red raspberry and cherry fruit with a slight menthol tone leading into a dry finish.  As with all Cesanese wines, we can't imagine enjoying this without food: give it a shot with margherita pizza, red sauce pastas, charcuterie, semi-firm cheese, or of course with pasta carbonara for a truly classic pairing. 

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $26.99

La Visciola 2017 Cesanese del Piglio DOCG Vignali

The 2017 Vignali from La Visciola has a deep red core, with earthy red edges. Freshly picked cherries and strawberries, red plum, dark flowers, loamy earth, and a hint of smoke and aromatic herbs combine on the wine's pronounced nose. The palate has a distinct flavor of roasted coffee, along with a depth of cherry and plum. A beautiful wine that doesn't lack strength, high in acidity with medium tannin. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $29.99

Lodi Corazza 2020 Colli Bolognesi Barbera Frizzante

This effervescent Barbera is one of a kind! Just a little fizzy, the wine is perfect for denser holiday meals - like root vegetables and roasted white and red meats. In the glass, it has a dark ruby color. The nose is fresh, though full of dark fruits (cherry, blackberry, and small plum). There are aromas of birch, smoke, and savory orange peel. The palate has blueberries and raspberry, mixed with slightly bitter green herbs - before finishing with a light essence of strawberry. High acid on the tongue, and just a little sparkle, make this wine incredibly drinkable. You’ll want this in stock all winter long!

  • red sparkling
  • 16 in stock
  • $22.99

Marra, Francesco 2017 Rosso Salento Negroamaro

2017 was a much riper vintage than 2016, and this wine shows it. Francesco added a tiny bit of sulfur just at bottling. The nose opens with notes of plum, a hint of prune, dark forest fruit, stewed raspberry and blackberry, dried cherry, grape jam (a high quality one), baking spice, nutmeg, and a hint of forest undergrowth. The palate is juicy, still with a lot of energy and acidity to retain balance. Though lacking some of the subtlety and fascination of the 2016 vintage at the moment, it may be best to hold for a year or two, as I feel this will be a wonderful wine with some time to settle. That being said, there is no harm in opening it now, and indeed at a recent tasting some folks preferred the more forward aspects of the 2017. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $24.99

Masseria del Pino 2017 Etna Rosso I Nove Fratelli

2017 was not an easy vintage for producers on Etna. Extreme heat and no rain posed a huge threat to production. With yields down, many consumers were worried about the quality of the vintage. Masseria del Pino's I Nove Fratelli 2017 is one of the most expressive bottles of Etna Rosso that I've ever tasted. Complete with a mix of fresh and candied red fruits, green herbs and fresh volcanic soil, this is a dynamic bottle in aroma and taste. It doesn't lack structure either, though it is leaner and fresher than the 2016 vintage. It goes to show you how wonderful farming and great winemaking can turn a scary vintage into a real success. Bravo to Federica and Cesare for delivering such a fantastic bottle of wine, despite the hardship. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic

Monterosso 2017 Etna Rosso Sisma

The Sisma by Monterosso is structured, with bright acidity. The 2017 vintage was hot compared to the 2016. Earthy aromas of smoke, iron, and crushed black stones mix with dark cherry and cassis on the nose. On the palate, the flavors are framed by ripe, firm tannins, with bursts of earthy red plum and blackberry/raspberry fruit. This is an assertive Nerello Mascalese, especially in contrast with the gentler character of the 2016. A few years in the cellar should allow the flavors and structure to integrate. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

Montoni 2018 IGT Sicilia Nero d'Avola Lagnusa

What an awesome vintage for one of our staples here at Chambers Street. The wine is always delicious, but the 2018 might be the best I've had so far. The Lagnusa Nero d’Avola vines range in age from 20-50 years old, and they give the wine remarkable depth and complexity. My notes for the wine's bouquet reads: "smokey, dark roses, tar, and savory cherry." It is almost startling how complex the nose is upon first whiff. The palate has classic red berries, with a little spice and fresh herbs. The structure is bright, with only a hint of pleasant tannin and some lovely acidity. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • 4 in stock
  • $11.99

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $11.99

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $22.99

Pranzegg 2014 Mitterberg Lagrein Laurenc

From 15 year old vines planted in both guyot and pergola training systems, Pranzegg's Lagrien is fermented with submerged cap for 4 weeks, and is a deeper expression of "mountain wine."Notes of dark fruit (blackberry, plum, and cassis) mingle with mineral notes wet stone and graphite. Framed by quite bright acidity, this is a great food wine, and will pair well with anything from a steak or roast pork, to a burger or barbacue. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $32.99

Pranzegg 2016 Mitterberg Schiava / Vernatsch Campill

Sourced from 50 year-old vines trained in pergola and farmed biodynamically, this is a more profound expression of the grape Schiava than one usually finds. The wine is fermented with 30% stem inclusion and macerates for 6 weeks in large conical vats followed by elevage in old oak and cement tank for 10 months.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $27.99

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $25.99

Savino - I Fenicotteri 2015 Sicilia Nero d'Avola Nero Sichili

Vittorio Savino, owner of Fenicotteri, joined Foti’s small association of producers called i Vigneri (some of whose wines from Mt. Etna we always have on our shelves). I Vigneri offers unparalleled expertise in every aspect of viticulture and production (including the services of Ciccio, the group’s mule). Foti’s work at Gulfi, and his knowledge derived from the vines in Pachino must have been very valuable when trying to restore a vineyard that’s virtually on the shore of the lagoon. The farming is impeccable (only copper and sulfur and sheep manure are used on the bush-trained vines) but it’s the location that brings an incredibly compelling mineral and saline lift to the wine. Called Fenicotteri (flamingo, in Italian) after the migratory flamingoes who visit the lagoon next to the vineyard. JW Firmly medium-bodied, the 2015 shows beautiful notes of black cherry, blackberries, black currant, raspberry jam, a hint of leather, cut hay, cocoa, coffee grinds, with hints of black pepper and a black olive brininess. Well integrated and soft, but quite present tannins and medium acidity. Wonderful complexity which just keeps unfolding the longer the wine is open. There is a certain plushness, without anything extravagant. This wine is very compelling all the way through the bottle. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Tecce, Luigi 2013 Taurasi Riserva Puro Sangue

In the words of our friend Ernest from PortoVino: "It’s the mediaeval elixir that the monks saved in the monasteries when Rome was burning." 2013 was the first vintage that Luigi Tecce has released of this wine, a small parcel of ancient Aglianico clones planted in 2000 using the cordone speronato trellising system. The yields here are about half of Tecce's other vineyards, and the wine carries a depth and density that justifies its name. There is beautiful intensity on both the nose and palate, with heady aromas of macerated black cherry, blueberry, and fig, with a smoky mineral/volcanic underbelly and a touch of balsamic. The 2013 is starting to show some slight notes of development, but its still clearly a baby, and will be rewarded with decades in the cellar. Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $87.99