This wine is off-dry with overripe jammy black cherry, blackberry, plum and hints of mandarin orange. A perfect pair with a hearty dish like quinoa stuffed bell peppers or mushroom, zucchini veggie burgers.
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Grape: 100% Sangiovese
Seeking something funky? Grechetto is a wine obtained by fermentation with the skins of Grechetto grapes for 50 days. A bright orange hue and an exotic taste bursting with blood orange, dried flowers and walnut, this is the epitome of an oxidative orange wine.
Wine Style: Natural. No added chemicals.
The perfume of Umbria comes to life with this medium-bodied red that's brimming with black cherry, dried strawberry, currant, cassis, and dried plum. This winery and vineyard, located in Montefalco, Italy, began converting to organic methods three years ago. As of June 2019, they became fully organic.
Grape Varietals: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sagrantino
A floral and fresh wine with honeysuckle and citrus aromatics. This dry white is brimming with meyer lemon, pear, and dried apricot, making it a perfect pick for a spring afternoon in the park. This wine is from the lesser-known and rare Vujnu grape variety found in Calabria, Italy. Looking for a fun, bright undiscovered white? Give this wine by Terre Del Gufo a go!
Grape Varietals: 100% Vujino
A lovely, intensely aromatic, and dense red boasting an intoxicating bouquet of dried blackberry, black cherry, cranberry, raspberry, and rose. Pair with a vegan caramelized onion, mushroom and rosemary pizza.
Grapes: Sangiovese 70%, Sagrantino 15%, Merlot 15%
Grechetto bianco is a white Italian wine grape variety of Greek origins. This popular grape is planted throughout central Italy, particularly in the Umbria region. This wine is made from 100% Grechetto grapes. Traditional to the style, this wine is brimming with lemon, green apple and pear both on the nose and the palate rounding out with grassy traits and aromatic herbs reminiscent of thyme, sage to finish. Pair this Grechetto bianco with herby pasta sauces. You might also like to try this wine with Castelluccio Lentils with tomatoes and a vegan sub for gorgonzola, as a typical dish of the Umbrian region.
Grape: 100% Grechetto
Medium bodied red with soft tannins and a medium acidity. Flavors of ripe cherries, herbaceous, fruity but with a touch of earthiness. Finely textured with a long finish.
Wine Style: Dark ruby color. Ripe black cherries and black currant scent, spice scents such as mint and black pepper feel cool.
An intense, fruity, and pleasantly vinous red with a full, enveloping taste and a good tannic body.
Grape:100% Barbera grapes
Wine Style: Dark fruits, light spices, with an evolution towards a licorice character.
Orchard, stone, and tropical notes, this is a dry white wine with a sweet, aromatic nose. The palate delivers mandarin, apricot, and golden apple fruits. Bessidae is the Latin name of Bisignano, the municipality in which this wine is produced.
Grape Varietals: Riesling, Pecorino, Chardonnay
A powerful red from Calabria, Italy, this full-bodied wine is brimming with blackberry, blueberry, cassis and sweet plum fruits. A November harvest and temperature-controlled winemaking adds to the sweetness and unique aromas of mulberry, licorice root, and kale as well as strength of character.
Grape Varietals: Sweet Magliocco 60%, Mantonico 30%, Greek black 10% (the latter two vines are ecotypes of Magliocco)Organic
Winner of the Commended Award at the 2019 Decanter Wine Awards, winemaker Luca's dream of practicing sustainable agriculture and producing top-quality wines became a reality in the magnificent lands of Umbria. Defined by a rich, deep color, earthy complexity, dusty tannins, and concentrated red-black fruits such as blackberries, plums, cassis, and currant, these wines are ready-to-drink and quite affordable. Pair with pizza and pasta. Va bene!
Grape Varietals: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sagrantino
Castello Vicchiomaggio is a 13th-century winery in the heart of the Chianti Classico region owned and run by John Matta, four-time winner of the Italian Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine and Spirits Competition. This special "Vicchiomaggio Vegan" wine from Castello Vicchiomaggio provides a fantastic violet floral punch complemented by spicy and fruity aromas of cherry jam, orange peel, vanilla, and a hint of eucalyptus on the nose.
A delightful sparkling wine is well balanced, fine, and fresh with a good acidity.
#96 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018
This Sagrantino is not for the fainthearted. A product of deep clay and a magnificent southern exposure, the wine is made from grapes of exceptional maturity. A reason to start drinking more Sagrantino!
Wine Style: Deep ruby core. Aromas and flavors of tobacco, earth, spice, and ripe black fruit. Organic
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Grape Varietals: Sangiovese 70%, Sagrantino 15%, Merlot 15%