Vino della Terra Vecchia
Il Vino di Librandi
The Librandi Winery and Vineyards are located deep in southern Italy where our family finds its roots. This award-winning establishment has single-handedly put Cirò on the map as a quality grape-growing region in Italy and specializes in native Calabrian grape varietals. Even though the Tursi's have an intrinsic motivation to support the Librandi's, we are close family, it can be assured that all of their wines are top quality. The passion and care Nicodemo and his family put into their grapes, surpassed by no one in Italy, is evident in every bottle. A taste of their wine is a taste of our heritage.
Cirò, Rosato, 2008, D.O.C.
A refreshing, blush wine made from Gaglioppo grapes and served chilled.
Cirò, Rosso Classico, 2007, D.O.C.
A light, red table wine. "A true incantation of drinkability...simplicity combined with elegance."
Critone, 2009, I.G.T.
An Italian Chardonnay blended with Sauvignon. Bright citrus aromas with a clean crisp finish. Named one of Italy's 100 Best Values.
Cirò, Riserva, Duca Sanfelice, 2007, D.O.C.
The Librandi's flagship wine and a recipient of Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchierri, "It offers the floral and earthy harmonies of the best Gaglioppo.
Magnio Magonio, 2007, I.G.T.
Made entirely from the ancient Magliocco grape, this is a big wine that is, "compact, fleshy, and very Mediterranean." Placed among the TOP HUNDRED wines of Italy. Bobby Tursi's personal favorite and a great pairing with the Grilled Veal.
Efeso, 2008, I.G.T.
The Librandi's most ambitious white wine. Made entirely from Mantonico, another ancient Calabrian grape varietal. With its smooth, butterscotch finish you're not likely to find another white wine quite like it.
Gravello, 2007, I.G.T.
The Estate Wine and favorite of the Librandi family. A blend of Gaglioppo, the ancient, D.O.C. grape varietal of Cirò, and Cabernet Sauvignon. A complex, full-bodied, yet smooth, cellar wine. Also placed among the TOP HUNDRED of Italy.
Il Vino di Candoni
The Candonis combine tradition and innovation with the expertise of wine professionals. For over 150 years they have evoked the Etruscan joy of life with their great wines. They achieve optimal quality by using only the finest grapes of Italy. The family proudly displays its artistic vision on each bottle, making them great gifts for any occasion.
Delicate and fruity with a hint of honey. It's dry in the mouth with a pleasant acidity that leaves behind a delicious and persistent freshness.
~ Try a Venetian! Candoni Prosecco, Aperol, and an orange slice contribute to make a fantastically fresh, bittersweet cocktail.
Semi-sparkling but remarkably fruity and fragrant, it has an excellent balance of sweetness and acidity. Made from 100% Moscato Bianco grapes.
The Antinori family has been making wine for over 600 years. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land.
Chianti Classico, Pèppoli, 2007, D.O.C.G.
A true Chianti Classico from Antinori.
Villa Antinori, 2004, I.G.T.
One of Antinori’s many fantastic Super Tuscans. A blend of 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 5% Syrah. After fermentation it is aged for 12-months in oak casks.
Guado al Tasso, 2004, I.G.T.
Ruby-red in color. Fruity, with hints of toast, coffee and dark chocolate. Finely structured and complex; balanced, with soft tannins and a lingering finish. Displays varietal flavor while retaining strong regional character.
Tignanello, 2005, I.G.T.
A Super Tuscan produced with Sangiovese and, in small part, Cabernet grapes from an ancient plot in the heart of Tuscany. Named an Icon of Italian Wine by Wine Enthusiast and awarded Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchierri.
In 1716 Cosimo III de'Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany issued an edict legislating that the three villages be the only officially recognized producers of Chianti. Since then, certain areas of Tuscany have been rezoned and added to the Chianti region, but the original Chianti Classico zone retains its own DOCG area separate from the greater Chianti region. Even though each Chianti wine must contain 80% Sangiovese grapes, they all contain different nuances in bouquet and taste due to the unique terroir.
Castello D'Albola, 2007, D.O.C.G.
The Castello D'Albola was long the domain of famous and noble families whose influence during the Renaissance remains legendary. Red garnet in color and full-bodied in character.
Ruffino, Aziano, 2007, D.O.C.G.
This is a well-balanced yet complex, medium-bodied, ruby-red wine produced by Ruffino. It is filled with aromas of black cherries, chocolate and nuts.
Fonterutoli, 2006, D.O.C.G.
The Mazzei family, proprietors of Castello di Fonterutoli, has been linked from its inception to a passionate commitment to viticulture and wine making. Produced mainly from different Sangiovese clones, this important Chianti Classico is concentrated, elegant and complex.
Castello di Fonterutoli, 2005, D.O.C.G.
Made with different Sangiovese clones with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, this is the "Chateau" wine, the maximum expression of the very best vineyards. Elegance and strength perfectly blended, a wine with top-notch bloodlines.
Ruffino, Ducale Oro, Riserva, 2001 D.O.C.G.
Produced by Ruffino from the finest grapes grown in the heart of Chianti Classico. A wine with distinct structure, this Riserva is rich and complex, with a soft, lingering finish.
Brunello di Montalcino
Brunello, roughly translated as "nice dark one" in the local dialect, is the name of the unique Sangiovese clone grown in the vineyards surrounding the hill town of Montalcino. Brunello di Montalcino was awarded one of Italy's first D.O.C.G. designations for outstanding quality in 1980 and continues to be one of Italy's most popular wines.
San Giorgio, Ugolforte, 2000
With only ten hectares under the vine, the Folonari family puts a great deal of care into each bundle of grapes. A long maceration is followed by aging in partly new barriques, then in large Slovanian oak barrels.
La Selvaccia, 2000, D.O.C.G.
This superb wine offers an intense ruby-red color and an elegant bouquet with scents of cherry and sweet spices that follow through to a full body, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish.
Antinori, Pian Della Vigne, 2004, D.O.C.G.
Ruby-red color with garnet hues. Aromatic and complex on the nose with hints of spices, cherries, blackberries, light tobacco and pleasant chocolate undertones. Full-bodied and broad on the palate, with an intense sweetness. Decisive but smooth, with elegant tannins and a long persistent finish.
San Polo, 2004, D.O.C.G.
Intense ruby-red in color, with garnet hues, full-bodied and warm on the palate. It offers typical aromas of violets and small red fruits, followed by subtle notes of coffee. The finish is long, with round and refined tannins surrounding the juicy texture.
While traditional Italian-American cuisine, pasta with marinara, is distinctly Napolitano, the most popular Italian wines are from areas north of Rome. Because northern cuisine differs greatly from the tomato-heavy foods of southern Italy, it is often difficult to find a quality wine to complement these dishes. Lucky for us the people of Salento make their wine specifically for this purpose.
Leone de Castris, Maiana, 2008, D.O.C.
Distinctly ruby-red in color with characteristic aromas of plum and vanilla spice. The fruit and tannins are well integrated in this full-bodied and round wine.
Leone de Castris, Riserva, 2005, D.O.C.
Aromas of blackberry, black cherry and sublet notes of basil with sweet spices play on the nose, while the palate is full-bodied with concentrated fruit.
Principessa Gavia, Gavi, 2009, D.O.C.G.
Considered one of the premier dry white wines of Italy. Superlative with a distinct personality, Principessa is fruity, fresh and crisp with a gentle acidity and balanced finish. Pairs great with the Spiedini Alfredo.
Falesco, Est! Est! Est!, 2008, D.O.C.
A light-bodied wine with a touch of sweetness. Est! Est! Est! is from Montefiascone and is produced from Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes. A wine so nice they named it thrice.
Rocca delle Macie, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, D.O.C.G.
The White Wine of Tuscany. Made from 100% Vernaccia grapes. Goes nicely with fish, white meat and is also great on its own.
Marco Felluga, Collio, (Tocai) Friulano, 2007, D.O.C.
Made from one of the oldest indigenous grape varietals of Friuli, Tocai Friulano, this wine is extremely aromatic and produces a distinct floral nose while being well-rounded
and silky on the pallet. A fantastic companion to our Pollo Alla Piccata.
Girolamo Dorigo, Collio, Pinot Grigio, 2008, D.O.C.
From one of the most important wineries in Friuli Venezia-Giulia, this Pinot Grigio has banana and pineapple on the nose and is full and beautifully-balanced on the palate.
Movia, Brda/Collio, Ribolla, 2003, Slovenia.
Movia’s winemaker takes old world philosophy to the next level. This unfiltered, white wine is truly unique. Velvety on the palate with powerful fruit aromas, it must be tried to be understood.
Maso Canali, Trentino-Alto Adige, Pinot Grigio, 2008, D.O.C.
Crafted from 100% Pinot Grigio grapes hand-picked from Trentino's finest vineyards. The passito method of rack-drying a portion of the grapes adds complexity, depth and tropical fruit to the wine.
Ajello, Nero d’Avola, Sicilia, 2007
“Intense and refined hedgerow nuances, it is round and full in the mouth, well-balanced and has a generous and pleasant aftertaste.” Made from Nero d’Avola.
Li Veli, Primitivo, Salento, 2007
Made from Primitivo grapes, the Grandfather of the Zinfandel, this is a full-bodied wine with a touch of sweetness. Intense cherry and spice on the nose are followed by a smooth acidicity on the palate.
Banfi, Col di Sasso I.G.T.
Produced by Banfi, "Stony Hill" is a Tuscan wine made from Cabernet and Sangiovese grapes cultivated on rocky slopes in southern Tuscany. Nuances of red berry, cherry and violet are complemented by soft tannins.
Banfi, Rosso di Montalcino, 2006, D.O.C.
The refined Sangiovese clones of Castello Banfi produce this satisfying wine. A thoughtful and lovely introduction to red wine of Montalcino. Hints of cherry and licorice complement its smooth finish.
Vietti, Langhe, Nebbiolo Perbacco, 2007
Made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes sourced from Vietti’s different Barolo vineyards, this
is a fantastic “Baby Barolo”. While the aging process of this wine simplifies some Barolo complexities, it also makes the current vintage more approachable and drinkable.
Poggio Le Coste, Barolo, 2004, D.O.C.G.
A marvelous wine from an indigenous variety grown in the small area of Barolo, in the heart of Piedmont. A deep garnet-red wine with orange reflections, its bouquet is characteristic, ethereal, intense and taste is dry and elegantly austere with soft tannins.
Pio Cesare, Barolo, 2005, D.O.C.G.
Firm but sophisticated, the wine may exhibit earthy aromas of leather, spice cabinet and violets up front, followed by flavors of crushed roses in the mouth. It is a bold wine to pair with bold food. Named one of 10 Icons of Italian Wine by Wine Enthusiast.
Zonin, Valpolicella Superiore, Ripasso, 2007, D.O.C.
Produced by Zonin, this Valpolicella Superiore is obtained with the ripasso. A technique that promotes a second fermentation through the wines contact with dried grapes.
Bolla, Amarone della Valpolicella, Classico, 2006, D.O.C.
Hand-picked grapes from each vintage in the Valpolicella district are naturally withered on straw mats in order to concentrate their flavors and sugar. This unique process yields a wine prized for its rich velvety texture, intense flavors and superb balance.
Allegrini, Amarone della Valpolicella, Classico, 2003, D.O.C.
Allegrini makes one of the truest interpretations of Amarone and the 2003 vintage is no exception. An extremely important wine in Italian viticulture and a consistent winner of Gambero Rosso's Tre Bicchieri Award. This wine is at its peak and ready to drink.