The Italian Job
Mixed 3 Pack
Italy

$110.00

Fruit
Earth
Body
Tannin
Acid
Alcohol

Included in this Pack:

1 bottle 2018 Monte Ronca Soave
1 bottle 2018 Sandro Fay Rosso di Valtellina
1 bottle 2016 Villa le Corti Chianti Classico

2018 Monte Ronca Soave: Refreshing from the outset. Pear and newly cut green apple jump from the glass. The nut and savoury complexity come next with just a hit of sea spray. The palate has wonderful texture and weight, but is all about freshness. Vibrant acid streaks across the palate and leaves you longing for antipasto!

2018 Sandro Fay Rosso di Valtellina: One of the most breathtaking wine regions on the planet. Valtellina is tucked into the northern pocket of Lombardy hugging the Swiss border. Sandro Fay make this delicious wine from Chiavennasca or Nebbiolo as it is called elsewhere. Bright, light and perfumed. The nose is super alluring and the palate is silky with refreshing acidity and fine alpine tannins.

2016 Villa le Corti Chianti Classico: This is why I love Italian wine. Cherry, blueberry and raspberry provide wonderful depth on the nose while dried florals and spice give and wonderful lift. The palate is medium bodied, with a lovely core of fruit framed by fine tannins and crisp acid. A wine made for the table with many friends!

Producer Profile

Monte Ronca
Coming from the commune of Ronca in the heart of Garganega country, Monte Ronca is a creation of local specialist, Antonio Fattori, an acknowledged Soave-master. Most the fruit for wines comes from the hills to the north of this commune, a specific site called Monte Calvarino, which peaks at 680 m (the inactive volcano from which the wine takes its name). At this
altitude, this beautiful cool site provides a perfect environment for a higher grade, single site Soave. The hills around Monte Calvarino (in comparative terms to the region in general) are particularly steep, and from a viticultural perspective, pose some challenges. But to Antonio, this is critical to capture depth of flavour and structure, as the best expressions of Soave
are never found on the valley floor where it gets too warm. Here, the ancient volcanic soils impart a flinty minerality to the hand-harvested fruit, while in the cellar, lees stirring and subtle oak ageing and varying levels of appassimento add a rich texture and further complexity to the wine.

Sandro Fay
Due to its challenging climate and terrain, Valtellina was once regarded as the last frontier of Italian viticulture. Tucked up in the northern pocket of Lombardy hugging the Swiss border, Valtellina has come a long way in a short period of time and is steadily shaking off the ‘Piedmont’s poor cousin’ label. The Valtellina Valley is only a 2.5hr drive from Milan, it’s surprisingly isolated and is often spoken about as being the least explored wine region in the country. To the north are the imposing Swiss Alps, and to the south is the Orobie Bergamo National Park. The valley runs from East to West split down the middle by the Adda River and is broken up into 5 subzones. At the eastern end of the valley in the zone of Valgella, near the town of Teglio is where you will find the tiny Estate of Sandro Fay.

Villa le Corti
In Italy, family history is important and the family behind Villa Le Corti, the Corsini Family have amazing history as this Estate has winery making roots that date back to the 13th century which makes it one of the oldest Estates in Tuscany. Current custodian of the Corsini Empire, Duccio Corsini, is 22nd generation and as expected, he speaks about his property with a calming confidence, passion and an engaging energy. Duccio took over the Estate during the 90’s and one of his early achievements was to implement the use of isolated indigenous yeast within the winemaking to let the wines speak of the Estate. As the years progressed, organic farming with minimal intervention became an important factor and as of 2015, all of the Estate’s wines are organically certified.

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Included in this Pack:

1 bottle 2018 Monte Ronca Soave
1 bottle 2018 Sandro Fay Rosso di Valtellina
1 bottle 2016 Villa le Corti Chianti Classico

2018 Monte Ronca Soave: Refreshing from the outset. Pear and newly cut green apple jump from the glass. The nut and savoury complexity come next with just a hit of sea spray. The palate has wonderful texture and weight, but is all about freshness. Vibrant acid streaks across the palate and leaves you longing for antipasto!

2018 Sandro Fay Rosso di Valtellina: One of the most breathtaking wine regions on the planet. Valtellina is tucked into the northern pocket of Lombardy hugging the Swiss border. Sandro Fay make this delicious wine from Chiavennasca or Nebbiolo as it is called elsewhere. Bright, light and perfumed. The nose is super alluring and the palate is silky with refreshing acidity and fine alpine tannins.

2016 Villa le Corti Chianti Classico: This is why I love Italian wine. Cherry, blueberry and raspberry provide wonderful depth on the nose while dried florals and spice give and wonderful lift. The palate is medium bodied, with a lovely core of fruit framed by fine tannins and crisp acid. A wine made for the table with many friends!