December 2, 2013
 

CHRISTMAS IS HERE!

Give a Super Tuscan

IN FACT, GIVE 6. 

Torraccia di Presura 'Lucciolaio' 
VERTICAL COLLECTION from 1999-2004 (1 btl ea.)

Wooden box included, just add the bow. 

Retail: $383.70 per case

 

Lucciolaio

This is a spectacular gift set, sure to impress friends, family, or your most important client - a flat wood case containing a 6-vintage 'vertical' of Lucciolaio, each bottle sealed with red wax.  A staple in our portfolio, this is a wonderful 'Super-Tuscan' that ages gracefully.  The mixed cases have one bottle each of 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 - 6 bottles/6 vintages - to show off how it ages.  Beautiful wine, beautiful presentation. These cases were hand packed at the winery, exclusively for The Vine.

Laura Landi & Paolo Osti's Torraccia di Presura is the first Chianti Classico estate you'll encounter heading south from Florence toward the village of Greve-in-Chianti.  In fact, it's #1 on the Chianti Classico register. Paolo and Laura have been making Lucciolaio since 1994. The charming labels are designed by Laura herself and depict the fireflies (luciolo) that light up the estate at night. This wine is a blend of 80% Sangiovese from 25-year-old vines and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. It's aged in French barriques for 18 months before spending another 6 months in bottle prior to release. 

Tasting Note: Ruby red colour with intense and complex bouquet of ripe red fruit, forest floor, spices, vanilla and licorice on the nose. Full-bodied, elegant and exceptionally well balanced on the palate with a long, lingering finish. 

 

Other Great Gift Ideas

Big Bottle Format - Perfect for holiday sharing!

La Baronne 2010 Alaric MAGNUMS - Retail: $86.95 / btl (6 x 1500 ml/cs)
Syrah / Mourvedre / Carignan
Organic Viticulture
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Cocci Grifoni 2007 'Le Torri' Rosso Piceno JEROBOAM - Retail: $ 103.95 / btl
(1 x 3000 ml/cs)
Sangiovese / Montepulciano
Sustainable Viticulture
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90 Points - Wine Spectator

Remirez de Ganuza 2006 Reserva - Retail: $99.95 / btl (6 x 750 ml/cs)
Samaniego, Rioja Alavesa

91 Points - Robert Parker 
'The 2006 Reserva has an opulent bouquet with succulent dark cherry fruit laced with iodine and violets. It is quite hedonistic and voluptuous. The palate is full-bodied with ripe juicy tannins and chocolaty new oak. It is well-balanced and very pure with a smooth caressing finish, with saline notes lingering on the aftertaste.'  

And for dessert...

Paolo Lazzaroni e Figli Amaretto - Retail: $36.95 / btl (6 x 750 ml/cs)
The original Amaretto made from a maceration of the famous
Amaretti di Saronno cookies, rather than from artificial flavour.