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Italian Sampler

12-Bottle Sampler

The eighteenth-century English poet William Cowper coined the phrase “variety is the spice of life” in “The Task”: “Variety is the spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.” The poem examined everyday English life, but it could have easily been written by an Italian vignaiolo from a quiet, out-of-the-way region, attempting to persuade a skeptical customer to try something new. It must be challenging to give your life to your vines, honoring your region’s history and traditions, only to release the fruits of your labor into a crowded marketplace dominated by more renowned regions like Tuscany and Piedmont. “If you like Chianti, I’m sure you’ll love my Rossese,” our imaginary winemaker would say. And while those regions are justifiably famous, they represent only a fraction of what Italy has to offer. To limit yourself to them is to miss out on the chaotic, messy, bewildering yet sublime variety of Italian wine.
     Our Italian portfolio is full of wonderful producers from throughout the country, and we’ve gathered a dozen of them here to demonstrate how delicious variety can be. This sampler offers invigorating whites from Puglia, Sardinia, and the Veneto, and refreshing reds from Liguria and Sicily; wines made from Frappato, Verdiso, Garganega, Molinara, Verdeca, Rondinella, and Rossese. We even include a few bottlings from Tuscany and Piedmont, just because. They’ll pair perfectly with the strangely shaped pasta or the oozy Italian cheese you’ve always passed up, until now.

Dustin Soiseth

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Wine Type: sampler
Bottle Size: 750mL
Country: Italy

Normally $249.90
SPECIAL SAMPLER PRICE $199.00
(a 20% discount)

Sampler Includes:

2018 Colli Trevigiani Verdiso  •  Gregoletto  $20.00
2017 Gambellara Garganega “Col Moenia” • Vignato Davide  $22.00
2018 Vermentino di Sardegna “Stria”  •  Vigne Rada $24.00
2018 Valle d’Itria “Faraone”  •  I Pastini  $19.95
2018 Bardolino Chiaretto “Nichesole”  •  Corte Gardoni  $14.00
2018 Sicilia Noto “Mizzica” • Riofavara $22.00
2018 Vino Rosso  •  Elvio Tintero  $9.95
2017 Monferrato Rosso  •  Tenuta La Pergola  $14.00
2018 Dolcetto “Sörì Santa Lucia”  •  Il Palazzotto  $22.00
2017 Vittoria Frappato  •  Portelli  $25.00
2018 Toscana Rosso “Bandinello”  •  Villa di Geggiano  $25.00
2015 Rossese di Dolceacqua Superiore •  Tenuta Anfosso  $32.00

We only import wine we drink and enjoy ourselves, directly from the source.

Our wine tastes the same in your home as it did where it was bottled in Europe.

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