Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Gems from Southern Italy, Sicily + Calabria
July 21, 2021



2019 Statti Calabria Greco: Bright straw. According to Alberto, this wine is emotional and powerful but safer, like racing an Alfa Romeo Duetto. Why not? You will more likely find rich melon and citrus with a nutty finish and balanced palate. Very Very Good Plus 18.99/bottle, , case 15.99

2019 Gulino Pretiosa Albanello: Straw, green highlights. Elegant, fresh, and balanced with flowers and chamomile. Melon and citrus fruit with some pear. Saline and spicy almond finish. Very Good Plus to Excellent 21/bottle, case 18.99

Librandi Efeso Mantonico. Deep straw. Okay, the only dry white with a saffron aroma. Limestone minerality with citrus, peach, green herb, rosewater. Refined and balanced acidity. Excellent 26.99/bottle, case 22.99



2015 Librandi Duca San Felice Gaglioppo Riserva: Ruby red. Plums, cherries with hints of flowers, and spice. Notes of tobacco and leather with substantial, well-structured velvet tannins. Very Good to Excellent 19.99/bottle, case 16.99

2017 Feudo Montoni Perricone del Core: Ruby red. Fresh, fine, and elegant. Violet, plum, deep red fruit with spices cocoa licorice and carob. Round on the palate with polished tannins and a long spicy finish. Excellent  28.99/bottle, case 24.99

2015 Caravaglio Nero di Munti: Deep ruby. Smokey cherry, deep red fruit. Herbs and spices with pomegranate and fresh minerality in the finishTastes like a really good Sangiovese with a Salvador Dali mustache Excellent  27.99/bottle, case 23.99


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           - Peter Hemenway