Below are the details of what will be contained in the “Bellissima Box,” a tasty tour of Italy!
Orders for this box are due by NOON, August 6th, with pickup the following day, August 7th.
3 Bottles of 2018 Paitin ‘Vigna Elisa’ Arneis
This lovely Italian white wine comes from Roero. It is a splendid and overshadowed region north of the Tanaro River near Alba. Arneis in Italian translates as “little rascal.” This is a grape that is a pain to grow — very low yields, prone to mildew— but it rewards hardworking vintners with rich, aromatic white wines the color of golden straw. This wine shows notes of peach, violet and grapefruit notes combine with the rich texture in this juicy white. While tangy, it lingers on the finish.
3 Bottles of 2018 Colterenzio Rosé
This Rosé from Alto Adige is made from 100% Lagrein. This is a red grape that is indigenous to the area. It is beautiful in the bottle and out! This wine is one of the world’s finest rosés: full-bodied, unashamedly fruity, refreshing and with vibrant acidity. It is the ideal summer wine!!
3 Bottles of 2018 Paitin Dolcetto d’Alba
This 100% Dolcetto from Paitin, is sourced from high-elevation vineyards with south-west exposure, on the famed hill, Serra Boella in the village of Alba in Piedmont. The fermentation and ageing is in a combination of large, neutral casks and stainless steel tanks, as to preserve the inherent fruitiness of the varietal. Filled with aromas and flavors of baking spices and dark berries, this wine is high-toned and fresh.
3 Bottles of 2017 Montepeloso ‘A Quo’ Toscano
The 2017 A Quo is fabulous. Dark, pliant and supple, with tremendous fruit density, it is exceptionally beautiful from the very first taste. An infusion of succulent dark cherry, raspberry jam, rose petal and sweet spice runs through the A Quo, while bright acids and underpinnings of tannin give shape and persistence. All I can say is: wow!