Pietro Disarti Roero Arneis 2016 (3 bottles)
Once used to soften and add perfume to the reds of Barolo, the Roero region’s (white) Arneis grape is now a star in its own right, popping up on stylish wine lists across the U.S. – and you get exclusive access to a stylish take crafted by one of Piedmont’s most exciting talents.
Paolo Sartirano (the man behind our top-rated Piedmont red) was really eager for you to try his ‘white Barolo’ – and after tasting it, so was our intrepid Italian expert Davy (former sommelier at London’s 2 Michelin star Le Gavroche and a big Arneis fan). That’s why you’re getting such a great deal. And with limited stocks available, we’re recommending quick orders.
You’re in for a well-structured white, with aromatic notes of chamomile, apricot and citrus leading to a zippy, refreshing palate. Serve well chilled with whole-roasted fish, chicken or duck.
Giesta Dão 2015 (3 bottles)
“Once Portugal’s most famous red, Dão is now softer, fruitier and very much back in fashion … this has black plum, raspberry and cherry cake flavors allied to depth and richness.”
That’s top critic Oz Clarke on a previous vintage of oak-aged Giesta. Here’s the stunning 2014 release – packed with just as much flavor and backed by a long history of coveted medals and critical acclaim.
An exclusive for our customers, it’s crafted by the talented Nuno Cancela de Abreu. He’s an expert on Portugal’s signature grape, Touriga Nacional. Giesta also features two other Portuguese stars: Tinta Roriz (aka Tempranillo in Spain) and spicy Jaen. Its rich, dark-fruit and subtle spice flavors will really shine with smoked sausage, pork chops or hearty stews.
According to Wine Spectator, “prices are superb and quality has never been better” in Portugal. So now is definitely the time to buy – before everyone else catches on. Don’t delay.