It might not be an actual Air Italia ticket to Rome but let's improvise and make Mom feel special! This mixed 6-pack sampler offers a straight shot into some of the latest and greatest producers coming out of Italy today, covering a perfectly Mom-friendly spectrum of styles, colors, and regions. While nothing can beat sipping a crisp Ligurian white on the cliffs of the Cinque Terre or basking under the Tuscan with a glass of Chianti in cantina, this will get you pretty darn close. It's the sampler pack to show some love, travel vicariously, and get your bearings on the best of Italian vino without the jetlag! Viva la mamma!
As always, what we have available to you today is the entirety of our allocation for this and, given the struggles of both the 2013 and 2014 vintages, all wines are in especially limited supply... there will be no more to be found on our shelves – get em’ while they’re hot!
If today we can speak of Etna wines and their high-level quality and site-specificity, it is thanks to the Benanti family (and their original winemaker, the ultra-talented Salvo Foti), who were the first to believe in and insist upon the region’s native grapes, particularly at a time when everyone in Sicily was rushing to plant international varieties. All winemakers love to bore visitors to tears with endless tales of how unique their terroir is, but in the Benantis’ case it is totally justified. "Etna is an island within an island,” they like to say, offering a unique combination of mountain altitude at a Mediterranean latitude and mineral-rich, lavic soil on an active volcano, an impressive elevation range befitting the terrain, and a high diurnal temperature variation.
A rigorous focus on quality over quantity in recent decades has only furthered the family’s rightful place, now under the watchful eye of Giuseppe’s sons Antonio and Salvino, as the standard-bearers of
classic Etna wine production.
Wine Club options:
DUE WINE CLUB
Two wines/month: two reds, two whites or one of each. $50
TRE WINE CLUB
Three wines/month: three reds, or a combo of both. If you don't want to miss any of our monthly selections, or entertain a lot, this is the choice for you. $90
CRU WINE CLUB
Two ‘blue chip’ wines per month: serious, collectible, special occasion bottles. $130
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