2013 NALS MARGREID - PUNGGL Pinot Grigio
$18.99 / $15.99 by the case
James Suckling 93
This shows lots of dried exotic fruit with some
ginger too! Full body, with wonderfully ripe fruit and lively acidity. Lots of
flavor and freshness. One of the best pinot grigios out there.
The body and juicy structure coming from deep
clay soils, and the long finish fashioned by the aged vines, make this wine a
great companion to intensely flavored starters, fish and white meats.
At a mere 82-feet high the vineyard called
Punggl, meaning hill in South Tyrolean
dialect, is characterized by its warm temperatures. It was formed from
clay-based sands in the south of Margreid and is home to 80-year-old Pinot
Price on Chianti Riserva
“La Maialina is my most exciting discovery in Tuscany so far this
year. Consulting oenologist Attilio Pagli buys wines in bulk from one of Tuscany’s most elite
properties, then raises and bottles them in a separate facility. I was blown
away by what I tasted. When you factor in the price, these are some of the most
stunning values to come out of Tuscany,
or anywhere for that matter.” Wine
2008 La Maialina
Chianti Classico Riserva reg $19.99
SPECIAL OFFER - $14.99 by the case (or six
The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva shows the
mid-weight, understated personality of the year in a delicate, ethereal
expression of plums, black cherries, licorice and tobacco. The aromas and
flavors are woven together beautifully in this gracious, totally delicious
wine. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2016.
another superb set of wines from La Maialina. La Maialina sources unfinished
wine from one of Tuscany’s
most famous estates that, understandably, wishes to remain anonymous. These are
some of the very finest values in Tuscany.