Private Order

• Order the following two wines by the case for home, restaurant or office delivery in Ontario from VinoLuna wine agency. Contact by website, VinoLuna, 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 Exceptional Value! 
Geografico ‘Contessa di Radda’ Chianti Classico 2013
DOCG Chianti Classico, Italy $18.80 13.0% alcohol
This red blend of 90% Sangiovese/5% Canaiolo/5% Colorino fills the air with floral notes and glorious, ripe, red and dark fruit aromas galore. It delivers a stunning, full-bodied, creamy smooth river of perfectly balanced fruit and acidity with ripe sweet mulberry, tangy dark briary berry and mixed spice to the fore. It has a dry, lip-smacking finish, good focus, firm structure with persistent purity of fruit throughout; it’s absolutely delicious. This spent 16 months in large tonneaux casks, 10% new. (Vic Harradine)

• The following wine is a, ‘Super Tuscan’, a term originating in the 1970s when producers felt regulations in Chianti, Tuscany were too restrictive, mainly regarding the grapes allowed. At the time, the lowest category was, ‘Vino da Tavola’, for what was considered the lowest quality level. The regulators forced wineries to use this on the bottle label if they strayed outside the regulations regardless of price or quality. A few quite famous producers did just that and became even more famous (and wines subsequently even more expensive) under this lowest category once they were known by the non-regulated moniker of, ‘Super Tuscan’. The early Super Tuscans include: Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Tignanello, Solaia et al. Many more exist now and all Super Tuscans are within the revised classification, ‘Indicazione Geografica Tipica’, or the acronym, IGT. However, not all IGT wines are Super Tuscans.

****1/2 drink or cellar Exceptional Value! 
Geografico ‘Ferraiolo’ Toscana 2013
IGT Toscana, Italy $17.85 13.0% alcohol 
A well-paced and extremely well-priced red blend—70% Sangiovese/30% Cabernet Sauvignon—it delivers on all counts. This offers gorgeous, ripe fruit on the palate—juicy black cherry and ripe black plum—interwoven with notions of mocha and oodles of delightful tang—it’s medium-full weight with silky texture and a smooth, mellow and lengthy finish and aftertaste. It spent 12 months is small oak barrique, 40% new. Drinking well now and on to 2024, it’s delightful on its own or with grilled red meat. (Vic Harradine)

• Order the following wine by the case for home, restaurant or office delivery. Free delivery in the GTA or delivered to your local LCBO for pick up. Order from VIP Wine and Spirits via email to Dave Coutts This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Tempranillo fruit for the following wine was sourced from the La Mancha wine region of Spain. The long hot summers have contributed to it being considered the longest continuous wine-growing region in the world.

**** drink or cellar Exceptional Value! 
Quest Wine Company ‘Amigos y Amantes’ Tempranillo 2014
Product of Spain $8.00 13.0% alcohol
This delightful, value-laden Tempranillo is juicy and lively, showcasing red cherry/berry flavours and mixed spice. Subtle aromas of red cherry and floral notes open this medium-full bodied red. It has generous mouthfeel, good structure, a lengthy aftertaste and is balanced and beautiful. Aerate decant a couple of hours before pouring with grilled red meat. (Vic Harradine)