Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Italy: North Meets South
July 11, 2018



2017 Tasca d’Almerita Mozia Grillo Whitaker:  Straw with green highlights. Pear and honeydew with notes of lemongrass, anise, and white pepper all framed in a bright balanced salinity. Very Good toExcellent   24.00/bottle 21.60/mixed case 20.40/case

2015 Manzone Rossese Bianco Rosserto: Straw yellow. Deep melon and peach flavors highlighted by orange peel, cedar, broom flowers and a fresh balsamic note. Persistent finish.  Very Good toExcellent   29/bottle 26.10/mixed case 24.65/case


2015 Sottimano Barbera d’Alba Pairolero:  Deep red, Plum and raspberry fruit. Notes of flint and spice and balanced acidity, deeply flavored long finish.   Very Good to Excellent    24/bottle  21.60/mixed case 20.40/case

2016 Tornatore Etna Rosso:  Light bright ruby. Cherries, asian spice and tobacco with deep flavor and structure. Complex and balanced.  Very Good to Excellent   27/bottle 24.30/mixed case 22.95/case

2015 Pelissero Langhe Nebbiolo:  Bright ruby. Floral and spicy with dark cherries and licorice. Fresh flavors and a persistent balanced finish.  Very Good to Excellent    23/bottle 20.70/mixed case 19.55/case

2015 Caravaglio Nero di Munti:  Deep ruby red. Explosive aromas of dark berries, roses and smoke. Aromas and flavors dance around like a Munchausen adventure and come together in the long finish. Excellent  28/bottle 25.20/mixed case 23.80/case


In store only- North meets South pack: One bottle of each of the above for a special price of $139.50

North meets South case: Two bottles of each of the above for a special price of $263.50

Or you can mix

 Any six - 11 bottles of the above for a 10% discount

 Any twelve bottles of the above for a 15% discount


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           - Peter Hemenway