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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017

VINTAGES

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UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017

ITALY

–WHITEWINE

ABRUZZO

ZACCAGNINI TRALCETTO

PINOT GRIGIO 2016

IGT Terre di Chieti

TASTING NOTE: This is hand-harvested and aged

in stainless steel to preserve the delicate aromatics.

Unquestionably perfumed, this is zesty and juicy,

with apple, grapefruit and a touch of residual sugar.

This will be a great sipper, or will pair well with hors

d’oeuvres, or with white fish for a main course.

(Vintages panel, May 2017)

Light & Crisp

527622

(D)

750 mL

$19.95

2

CAMPANIA

LA FORTEZZA TABURNO

FALANGHINA DEL SANNIO 2016

DOC

TASTING NOTE: Reaching into antiquity, the origins

of the ancient grape Falanghina may be Greek.

Today, it’s most associated with Campania, where it

flourishes in the volcanic soils, plentiful sunshine and

long growing season. Falanghina’s versatility with

food has ushered in new interest and excitement

about the wines it creates. This one is from Sannio,

where the grapes are sourced from hillside sites,

maximizing critical sun exposure. The floral, richly

aromatic nose suggests orange citrus, candied fruit,

apple, pear and mineral. Rich and mouthfilling with

a smooth, round, luxurious texture. Long, with an

emerging spiciness. Very interesting, very tasty. Try it

with swordfish, grilled pork or grilled chicken.

(Vintages panel, Oct. 2017)

Full-bodied & Rich

527630

(XD) 750 mL

$16.95

2

SARDINIA

CANTINA GALLURA PIRAS

VERMENTINO DI GALLURA 2015

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: 100%Vermentino. Spiced, herby

perfume. Fresh, bright and nutty with a touch of pear,

preserved lemon and typical grassy character on

the palate. Simple, charming and round with a nutty,

aromatic finish. Score:

90

(Decanter World Wine

Awards, 2016)

Aromatic & Flavourful

511485

(XD) 750 mL

$15.95

1

STUDERT-PRÜMWEHLENER SONNENUHR

RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2016

Prädikatswein

If you’re in the market for a complex Riesling with

vibrant floral, lime, peach and mineral notes, why not

look to one of the most famous vineyard slopes in

Germany, Wehlener Sonnenuhr? This will be a wine

of context and precision. Enjoy it tonight with spiced

pork or seafood, or allow it to evolve for another

8-10 years.

Aromatic & Flavourful

912659

(S)

750 mL

$27.95

2

GREECE

– REDWINE

DOMAINE TSELEPOS DRIOPI

AGIORGITIKO 2015

PDO Nemea

TASTING NOTE: Fullish, firm, plush but also grippy

red from Nemea here, perfectly mid-weight, with no

obvious obtrusive wood, generous, palate-warming

alcohol, and a lingering, wild herb-tinged finish. It

comes across as a genuine, honest country red with

lots of character, but also depth and complexity.

I like the juicy acids and the lingering finish. Score:

90

(John Szabo, MS,

winealign.com

, June 13, 2017)

Full-bodied & Firm

060830

(D)

750 mL

$20.95

2

HUNGARY

–WHITEWINE

ROYAL TOKAJI LATE HARVEST

TOKAJI 2015

Tokaj-Hegyalja

TASTING NOTE: This is lightly sweet and zesty, with

mouthwatering acidity and flavors of melon gelée,

ground cardamom and candied pink grapefruit peel.

Ample minerality shows on the finish. Drink now

through 2022. Score:

90

(Alison Napjus,

wine

spectator.com

, April 30, 2017)

Full-bodied & Rich

517375

(S)

500 mL

$19.95

2