• "Alcova" Bonarda dell' Oltrepò Pavese DOC 2018 (frizzante)

      “Alcova” Bonarda dell' Oltrepò Pavese DOC 2018 (frizzante)

      The Croatina grapes for this fine sparkling classic of the Oltrepò Pavese come from the south-west side of the Cascina San Carlo at an altitude of about 250 metres. The vineyard covers 12 hectares of land composed of silt, clay and sand. Intense ruby red with violet reflections. Fresh aroma of red fruits, soft taste, full-bodied fruity and vinous. The fine acidity, the mousseux and the hearty fresh fruit make this Bonarda a classic companion for rustic snacks, pasta dishes with meat or risottos. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Croatina
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 14,00 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 14-16 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04122518 ·  0,75 l · 10,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      7,95 €
    • "Catulliano" Lugana DOC 2018

      “Catulliano” Lugana DOC 2018

      Delicate yellow colour, charming floral fragrance, fine acidity on the palate, dry and well structured taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of honeysuckle, crushed herb and white stone fruit lead the way on this vibrant white. It's crisp, light-bodied and savory, offering juicy grapefruit and white peach alongside a note of bitter almond." Wine Enthusiast

      • Wine Enthusiast:89 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Trebbiano
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months Stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 5,00 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,29
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Note: Vegan ICEA 102 VEG 002
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      03310118 · 0,75 l · 11,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      8,95 €
    • "Merlino" Pinot Grigio Provincia di Pavia IGT 2017

      “Merlino” Pinot Grigio Provincia di Pavia IGT 2017

      Intense yellow. Fine nose of Pinot Gris with notes of white and yellow fruits. On the palate round, full-bodied and very animating. Gains in complexity with increasing bottle maturity. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Grigio
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel on the fine yeast
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,35 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,24
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04120317 · 0,75 l · 11,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      8,95 €
    • "Saint Valier" Pinot Nero Bianco Oltrepò Pavese DOC 2017

      “Saint Valier” Pinot Nero Bianco Oltrepò Pavese DOC 2017

      Here comes a real rarity in the glass: white vinified Pinot Nero. Light yellow with golden reflections. Fresh bouquet of citrus, white currant and herbs. On the palate crispy fresh acidity, yellow-white fruits and a fine saltiness. A real delicacy with an aperitif or octopus salat. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel on the fine yeast
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,90 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,25
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: Smoked fish, seafood
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04120417 · 0,75 l · 11,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      8,95 €
    • "Quadrio" Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2014

      “Quadrio” Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2014

      Essential and fine bouquet with hints of withered violets and spices, delicate nuances of strawberries and almond blossoms. Deep, warm and rich in taste, the tannins wonderfully harmonious, in the long finish an elegant, very pleasant bitter tone. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dark baking spice, wild berry and a whiff of pressed rose form a delicate bouquet. The light-bodied easygoing palate offers strawberry, pomegranate and a hint of tobacco alongside vibrant acidity and lithe tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "A light- to medium-bodied red framed by sculpted tannins, this offers flavors of juicy dried strawberry, singed orange peel, anise and mineral. Balanced." Wine Spectator

      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,50 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,80 g/l
      • Sulfite: 35 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,60
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04012316 · 0,75 l · 12,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      9,65 €
    • Lugana DOC 2018

      Lugana DOC 2018

      Wonderfully fresh Lugana, which, with a few grams of residual sugar, is an elegant exception of its kind and promises far more than uncomplicated enjoyment. Straw yellow, enchanting scent of white freesia, pleasantly dry on the palate with fruity aromas and fine nuances of citrus fruits and almonds. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This opens with intense aromas of honeysuckle, green melon and tropical fruit. Mirroring the nose, the palate offers honeydew melon and lemon zest alongside tangy acidity. It closes on a white-almond note." Wine Enthusiast

      • Wine Enthusiast:89 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Trebbiano
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,15
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      03300118 · 0,75 l · 13,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      9,95 €
    • "Rosa dei Frati" Riviera del Garda Bresciano DOC 2018

      “Rosa dei Frati” Riviera del Garda Bresciano DOC 2018

      Attractive salmon colour, pleasant bouquet, elegant on the palate, fresh, juicy beautiful fruit, lively acid structure, subtle extract sweetness in the aftertaste. A versatile food companion with a great enjoyment factor! SUPERIORE.DE

      "This opens with aromas of spring wildflower, citrus and red berry. On the tangy palate, refreshing acidity accompanies pomegranate, pink grapefruit and a hint of ginger." Wine Enthusiast

      • Wine Enthusiast:89 points
      • Grape Varieties: 30% Gropello, 30% Marzemino, 30% Sangiovese, 10% Barbera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,75 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 96 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,15
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      03222118 · 0,75 l · 15,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      11,45 €
    • "I Frati" Lugana DOC 2018

      “I Frati” Lugana DOC 2018

      Bright, bright yellow, fine fragrance of white fruits and flowers. Fresh, well-balanced taste with pleasantly lively acidity, delicate bitter almond note in the aftertaste and a fine mineral vein in the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromatic, featuring flint, smoke and chive blossom accents and flavors of yellow peach and pink grapefruit granita, this bright, zesty, light- to medium-bodied white is lithe and racy, with a lip-smacking, lime blossom– and spice-laced finish." Wine Spectator

      "Aromas of exotic fruit, white spring flower, citrus and a whiff of tomato vine lift out of the glass. Vibrant and linear, the savory palate doles out juicy grapefruit, spiced apricot and a hint of pineapple alongside crisp acidity." Wine Enthusiast

      "Pale straw yellow. Lively aromas of yellow apple, pear, apricot and soft herbs, lifted by a floral element. Clean, nicely delineated and piercing but boasts a round texture in spite of its noteworthy acidity. Finishes long, with subtle grapefruit, sage and pear flavors persist on the perfumed, gentle aftertaste." Vinous

      • Vinous:90 points
      • Wine Spectator :89 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Trebbiano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,70 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,25
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      03220118 · 0,75 l · 15,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      11,45 €
    • "Mazér" Inferno Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2015

      “Mazér” Inferno Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2015

      This Nebbiolo comes from the vineyards of the Inferno (Hula). The mountains owe their name to the steep slopes and the glowing summer temperatures there. Pure bouquet of red fruits, underpinned by a hint of tobacco, on the palate hints of mineral notes, in addition fine tannins, perfectly integrated in an appealing acidity. A very authentic, classic wine. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2015 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 25/75 wooden barrel/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 35 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,60
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04012716 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • "Rïes" Riesling Provincia di Pavia IGT 2016

      “Rïes” Riesling Provincia di Pavia IGT 2016

      Straw yellow with golden reflections. Generous bouquet of white flowers and yellow fruits, in the drink it reveals an inviting fullness, harmony and elegance. The fine acid wire of the Rhine Riesling leads this special drop into a mineral and long final. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 7 months stainless steel on the fine yeast
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: seafood, sushi
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04120216 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • "Vigna Sassorosso" Valtellina Superiore Grumello DOCG 2016

      “Vigna Sassorosso” Valtellina Superiore Grumello DOCG 2016

      The fragrance expresses all the complexity of Nebbiolo: dried flowers, fruit, liquorice and tobacco. The taste feels soft like velvet, in which alcohol, tannin and acid blend very harmoniously with each other and linger attractively. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Youthful rosewood and red fruit aromas. Ripe juicy red fruit flavours of some intensity. Still young but promises well." Decanter

      • Slow Wine:Great Wine
      • Decanter :91 points / silver medal
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 50/50 wooden cask/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,80 g/l
      • Sulfite: 25 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,60
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04012916 · 0,75 l · 18,13 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      13,60 €
    • "Demesse Vecchie" Lugana DOC 2017

      “Demesse Vecchie” Lugana DOC 2017

      Demesse Vecchie - a mild and aromatic Lugana in matured Riserva quality. In the bouquet orange peels, juicy peaches and memories of almond butter. On the palate full and fine fruity, with delicate notes of vanilla and honey, some apricot and banana. A balanced drop with a wonderful balance between fruit and acidity and by no means heavy or broad. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Trebbiano
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel/large wood/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 25,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 105 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      03300217 · 0,75 l · 18,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      13,90 €
    About the region
    Lombardy
     

    Just don't lose track now.

    Every year about 140 million litres of wine are produced in Lombardy - about 2.5 percent of the total Italian production. The proportion of DOCG and DOC is above average at more than half. Lombardy has almost 22,000 hectares of vineyards and is divided into five DOCG and 21 DOC areas. The most common red grape varieties are Barbera, Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nebbiolo and Pinot Nero. The white varieties are dominated by Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Trebbiano varieties. Pure wines are in the minority. And there are an incredible number of different labels. Hard to remember. That is why the wines of the region are mostly considered unspectacular. Wrongly. It is therefore probable that Lombardy has not yet been able to establish its own identity alongside Piedmont and Veneto.

    But one DOCG region of Lombardy has gained a worldwide reputation: Franciacorta.

    Because this is Maurizio Zanella's home. His winery Ca' del Bosco is regarded as one of the best Italian producers of sparkling and still wines and was founded in 2003 by the "Gambero Rosso"the "Bible" for Italian wines, named Winery of the Year. Zanella ensured that an almost unknown cultivation area, the area between Brescia and Bergamo, whose calcareous soils offer similar conditions as the Champagne, became the sparkling stronghold of Italy and a place on the vinophile world map: the Franciacorta.

    The pearls "artworks" Franciacorta.

    The DOCG Franciacorta, outstanding from the variety of zones, stands for Brut sparkling wines according to the classic method of bottle fermentation, called Metodo Classico in Italy. The products produced there therefore do not have to hide from the famous French counterparts. The gentle hilly country east of Milan was hardly known even in Italy in the seventies. Maurizio Zanella was committed to quality right from the start. His Franciacorta Cuvée Annamaria Clementi - like many other sparkling wines of the DOCG Franciacorta - has long been considered to be a sparkling "artwork". Franciacorta may be one of the smallest wine regions in Italy, but the maxim here is: only the best is good enough.

    Among the most outstanding Italian wines are the Nebbiolo red wines from the DOCG Valtellina Superiore with its subzones Grumello, Inferno, Maroggia, Sassella, and Valgella, located in the last Alpine valley before the Swiss border, as well as the Stagafassli, which actually already lies on Swiss territory. The Nebbiolo is called here by the way with the synonym Chiavennasca. Although the wines are less well-known than their famous relatives Barolo and Barbaresco from Piedmont, they are just as exciting and convince with an excellent price-performance ratio.

    An insider tip is to be found south of the Po Valley, in the hilly foothills of the Ligurian Apennines: the Oltrepó Pavese. Reason for the wallflower existence: The largest part is sold in barrels - either to the large sparkling wine factories in neighbouring regions or to customers in cities and metropolises such as Milan. The best plants of the Oltrepó Pavese are of excellent quality. Above all, wines made from Barbera, Pinot Nero or Moscato varieties deserve more attention. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Capital: Milan
    • Provinces: Bergamo, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Mantua, Milan, Monza, Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio, Varese, Cremona
    • Vineyard: approx. 21,500 hectares
    • Total production/year: around 120 million litres (2016)
    • of which red/rosé wine: 59%
    • Share of Italian viticulture: 2.4%.

    Lombardy has 5 DOCG and 21 DOC regions (share of total vineyards 57%):

    • Franciacorta DOCG
    • Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG
    • DOCG surplus/market of surplus
    • Sforzato di Valtellina/Sfursat di Valtellina DOCG
    • Valtellina Superiore DOCG
    • Bonarda’Oltrepò Pavese DOC
    • Botticino DOC
    • Fire Bouncer’Oltrepò Pavese/Buttafuoco DOC
    • Capriano del Colle DOC
    • Casteggio DOC
    • Cellatica DOC
    • Curtefranca DOC
    • Garda DOC
    • Garda Colli Mantovani DOC
    • Lambrusco Mantovano DOC
    • Lugana DOC
    • Oltrepò Pavese DOC
    • Oltrepò Pavese Pinot Grigio DOC
    • Pinot Noir of the'Oltrepò Pavese DOC
    • Riviera del Garda Classico DOC
    • San Colombano al Lambro/San Colombano DOC
    • Blood of Judas of the'Beyond
    • Pavese/Blood of Judas DOC
    • San Martino della Battaglia DOC
    • Terre di Colleoni/Colleoni DOC
    • Valcalepio DOC
    • Valtellina Rosso/Rosso di Valtellina DOC