2015 Dinavolo & Dinavolino is on it’s way….

2015 Dinavolo & Dinavolino is on it’s way….

We’ve just received word from Guilio Armani of Denavolo (and winemaker at La Stoppa) that though 2015 was an exceptional vintage and he will be making Dinavolo and double the usual Dinavolino – which we will be importing – he has made the decision...
La Stoppa Interview: Part 2

La Stoppa Interview: Part 2

This is a continuation of our interview with Elena Pantaleoni of La Stoppa. (If you would like to read the previous conversation with Elena please go here).   Sedimentary: Can you tell us about Macchiona?  What are the grapes and how is the wine made? Elena:...
2011 Le Piane Boca: A Magical Bottle

2011 Le Piane Boca: A Magical Bottle

mag·i·cal ‘majek(e)l/ adjective “beautiful or delightful in such a way as to seem removed from everyday life.” That’s Antonio Galloni’s verdict on Le Piane’s 2011 Boca. Galloni’s given it 96 pts and we couldn’t be...
Frank Cornelissen: Exciting Changes on Mount Etna

Frank Cornelissen: Exciting Changes on Mount Etna

Frank Cornelissen is the ultimate naturalist winemaker. His vineyard is located in the north valley of the famous and still active Mt. Etna volcano in Sicily. Each year, Frank simply takes what nature has offered up and presents it to us in as unadultered a state as...