Private Order

• Order the following wines—plus those in previous newsletters—by the case for home, restaurant or office delivery in Ontario from VinoLuna wine agency. Contact via website, VinoLuna, by Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or in the GTA phone 416 587-6691.

**** drink or cellar 
Damilano Barbera d’Asti 2015
DOCG Barbera d’Asti, Italy $21.75 14.5% alcohol 
Exotic incense, graphite and anise aromas on the nose, this unleashes a lively stream of red currant and passion fruit laced with lip-smacking tang steaking over the palate. It finishes fruit forward and mouth-watering good. It’s smashing good now paired with red pizza or pasta in tomato sauce. Still in its infancy, this will improve with a three-hour decant and even more with patience—pop corks 12 months from now. (Vic Harradine)   
***1/2 drink or cellar 
Damilano ‘Marghe’ Nebbiolo 2104
DOC Langhe, Italy $24.75 14.0% alcohol 
This will cellar dweller will reward patience and two more years in bottle. It’s a light shade of red— close to dark pink. Aromas of charred toast and cedar introduce a stream of palate-bathing flavours with roasted savory herbs, tarry notes and black currant to the fore. This is medium weight with good fruit and balancing tang. There’s a bite on the finish from still-resolving tannin that’ll fade with age. (Vic Harradine)