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Cuneaz Nadir Badabec Rosso 2020

Cuneaz Nadir Badabec Rosso 2020

$33.00

Nadir’s ‘Badebec’ Rosso takes its name from local lore, the ‘Badebec’ being a monster of fearsome stature who roams the vineyards after the sun goes down. Composed of 90% Petit Rouge and 10% Fumin and Vien de Nus, ‘Badebec’ comes from the family’s oldest holdings around the towns of Gressan and Jovencan, with vines up to 100 years of age. These towns flank the south bank of the Dora Baltea river which bisects the region, and their north- and northwest-facing vineyards make ripeness a greater challenge than in the more-often-encountered vineyards on the opposite bank. The warmer 2020 vintage has injected this rendition of Badebec with a dialed up core of lusher red fruit, as well as a beautifully lifted spice character often absent in leaner historical expressions. Lovers of tension, scintillating acidity, and livewire mineral intensity will find much to appreciate here, and a wine of this character could come from nowhere else but the dramatic altitudes of the Italian Alps.

With less than a single hectare’s worth of family holdings, Nadir Cuneaz qualifies as one of Italy’s (if not all of Europe’s) tiniest domaines. His vineyard situation is not uncommon in the Val d’Aosta, the Alpine enclave whose total production is the smallest by far among all Italian winegrowing regions (less than a third of the next-lowest-producing). It’s no surprise that cooperatives still dominate here, given the scant amount of land most families own; it’s simply easier to sell fruit to the local co-op than to go through all the painstaking work required to bottle such a tiny amount of wine. However, Cuneaz would rather see his viticultural efforts through to the end — and, like many others in his region, he does this in a small room in his modest mountain home. To even call his operation a ‘winery’ is to stretch that term past its breaking point, but there’s plenty of room for the few thousand bottles of high-toned and laser-focused alpine wines that Nadir produces each year. 

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Shipping Policy

Due to the restrictions of many state laws, we only ship wine to those states where direct shipment from a retailer is permitted by law; currently we ship to AK, CA, DC, ID, LA, MO, NE, NV, NH, NM, ND, OR, VA, WV and WY.  This list is subject to change without notice. In addition, each state imposes limitations on the amount of wine any particular resident may receive by direct shipment.  To ensure that you are able to order wine for direct shipment from our website, please consult the specific state requirements for your state.

Please note that all orders must be placed by persons who are at least 21 years old, and that age verification will be required upon receipt of your wine.  No wine will be delivered to obviously intoxicated persons and any person unable to provide age verification will forfeit their right to receive the shipment until identification is produced.  In such circumstances, the order may either be held in storage at a local depot of the shipping company until appropriate identification is produced, or shipped back to the winery.  All associated costs will be the responsibility of and be charged to the customer.

Title to, and ownership of, all wine passes from Biondivino to the purchaser in the State of California and the purchaser takes all responsibility for shipping it from California to his/her home state. By arranging for transportation of the wine, Biondivino is providing a service to, and acting on behalf of the purchaser.  By utilizing this service from Biondivino, purchaser is representing that he/she is acting in compliance with his/her local and state laws regarding the purchase, transportation and delivery of wine.  The purchaser represents that he/she has obtained any required permission, paid any required fees, is working through properly licensed intermediaries where required, is legally entitled to take possession of wine and is legally entitled to take quantities ordered.

You will be charged the applicable sales tax, if any, assessed by your state for any shipment that Biondivino makes; otherwise California sales tax will be assessed on the sale. Shipping and handling costs are not included in the cost and will appear in the shopping cart before you complete your transaction.  The carrier and service speed may vary by state and time of year, and Biondivino cannot take responsibility for the condition of any wine shipped by Ground.

Some of our products are sold on a "pre-arrival" or "futures" basis. These products are explicitly indicated as "pre-arrivals" or "futures" on our Website and newsletter.  Biondivino will notify you by email when your "pre-arrivals" or "futures" have arrived and are ready to be shipped.  You will be given the opportunity to coordinate the proper shipping address and method (we won't automatically ship out pre-arrival wines when they arrive).