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  • Orto di Venezia 2016

    £39.99

    “Bright golden-tinged yellow. Deep aromas and flavors of pomaceous orchard fruit, peach and ginger have a strong aromatic herb note. Fresh and well-delineated on entry, then ripe and viscous, with a strong fragrant note on the long suave rich finish. A much riper, perfumed and almost oilier version of this wine’s past vintages that have been far more mineral and crisp. A serious wine of real concentration and depth, but I’m not sure this heavier set, riper and spicier wine is my favorite incarnation of Orto di Venezia. Reportedly mostly Malvasia Istriana. Drink: 2019-2023. 91 points”

    Ian D’Agata, Vinous (07/19)

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  • Quintarelli Bianco Secco 2020

    £44.99

    “Quintarelli, located within the Valpolicella Classica region on the hills above the town of Negrar, strives to respect the legend and traditions established by Giuseppe Quintarelli over a career that spanned 60 years. During that time, Quintarelli oversaw the work of many of the region’s best modern-day winemakers. For vineyard managers, cellar assistants, and enologists, time spent within the hallowed walls of this winery and cellar was like a golden seal of approval in the winemaking circles of the Veneto. It was with this in mind that the current generation set forward, after Quintarelli’s passing in 2012, to continue to work with the teams of winemakers and assistants that had gained knowledge under his guidance and that of Roberto Ferrarini, the estate’s trusted enologist, who also passed away in 2014. As readers can imagine, the loss of these two prominent figures meant that the current generation, led by Fiorenza Grigoli (Giuseppe’s daughter), needed to quickly get a handle on all of the intricate details and practices that went into creating this portfolio. While speaking with Francesco Grigoli Quintarelli (Giuseppe’s grandson), the assistant manager of the property, he spoke in detail about how they only wished to make slow and careful changes, which started to take place in 2009. These included a reduction in oxidation, better control over the use of sulfites and lowering the average percentage of alcohol in the wines. The goal was to create a crisper, more vivid expression of fruit. Otherwise, practices have remained the same. Vineyard management can be described as natural yet practical, intervening only when the vintage demands it; and while passive air-drying of the grapes is preferred, the family is also prepared to use mechanical means if necessary to safeguard the health of the fruit. As for the current vintages, they show terrific purity of fruit and also come across cleaner. That said, Grigoli told me that his next goal is to bring back a bit more of Giuseppe’s character to future vintages.”

    Eric Guido, Vinous (02/21)

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  • Pieropan La Rocca Soave Classico 2018

    £27.75

    “There’s a honeyed sweetness mixed with candied ginger and hints of sour melon that keeps you coming back to the 2018 Soave Classico La Rocca over and over again. It’s deeply textural and savory in character, with a silky, almost oily feel giving way to ripe apple with saline minerality that adds a bit of tactile grip. The finish goes on and on, buzzing with residual acids and spice. Very nice. Drinking window: 2021-2030. 93 points”

    Eric Guido, Vinous (02/21)

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