Rocca di Fabbri Montefalco Rosso 2016
A beautiful translucent ruby color shines in the glass, followed by aromas of black olives, tea, roasted mushrooms, dried cherries, plums and blackberries. A delicious wine ideal for hearty winter roasts and stews, or simply for a fireside conversation. Alcohol by volume: 14.5 percent.
Imported and Distributed by M. Touton Selection: Available in the District at Bottle Shop, Morris Miller Wine & Liquor, Pearson’s, Rodman’s, Streets Market (Connecticut Avenue), Whole Foods Market (P Street). Available in Maryland in Cork 57 Beer and Wine in Bethesda, Di Pasquale’s Marketplace and Wine Source in Baltimore, Finewine.com in Gaithersburg, Maryland Discount Beverage Center in Cumberland, Old Farm Liquors in Frederick, the Perfect Pour in Elkridge, Petite Cellars in Ellicott City. Available in Virginia at Leesburg Gourmet in Leesburg, Vino Market in Midlothian.
Laureano Gomez Malbec 2019
Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, $ 20
Laureano Gomez has made wine for three decades for Trapiche and Bodegas Salentein. Now retired, he and his family make around 2,000 cases of wine on 12 acres around their home in the Uco Valley, an elevated region in the Andean foothills at the southern end of the Mendoza region. . This delicious Malbec has energy and flavors of blueberries and blackberries sprinkled with cocoa. ABV: 14 percent.
Imported by the Artisan Collection, distributed by Le Storie: Available in the District at Ace Beverage, Calvert Woodley, Harry’s Reserve Fine Wine & Spirits. Available in Virginia at Arrowine and Cheese and Osteria del Nino in Arlington; Branch & Vine, Ellwood Thompson Natural Market, Oxford and Rowland Cellars in Richmond; Dominion Wine and Beer at Falls Church; Grape + Bean in Alexandria; Oakton Wine Shop in Oakton; Vino Market in Midlothian.
Conti Zecca Liranu Negroamaro Rosso Riserva 2016
The negroamaro grape gives wines that live up to its name: dark in color and slightly bitter, in a good way. The subtle bitterness appears on the finish, refreshing and preparing your palate for the next sip. And if some wines from this grape can be quite lean, this one is ripe and mellow. Serve it with grilled or roasted meats or matured hard cheeses. ABV: 14 percent.
Imported by Caput Mundi, distributed by Impero: Available in the District at A. Litteri, Batch 13, Imperial Wine & Spirits, MacArthur Beverages, Rodman’s, Salumeria 2703.
No Zonte, Excalibur Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Adelaide Hills, Australia, $ 22
It would be too easy to say that this sharp-edged Sauvignon Blanc has so much minerality that it tastes as if it had been pulled from a stone, but that would overlook the flavors of guava, kumquat and grapefruit, which complement this. racy beauty from South Australia. ABV: 13.5 percent.
Imported by Artisans & Vines, Distributed in the District and Maryland by Artisans & Vines, Virginia by LK Wine Tours & Sales: Available in the District at Batch 13, City Corner Mart, Rodman’s. Available in Maryland at Balducci’s, Bradley Food & Beverage, and Georgetown Square Wine and Beer in Bethesda; Burtons Grill & Bar in Riverdale Park; Chesapeake Wine Co. and Wine Source in Baltimore; Dawson Market in Rockville; Downtown Crown Wine and Beer and Finewine.com in Gaithersburg; Elkridge Furnace Inn in Eldridge; Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store in Hyattsville; Jason’s Wine & Spirits in Ellicott City; Locavino in Silver Spring; Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-Op at Takoma Park. Available in Virginia from Aldie Peddler to Aldie; Bonnie Blue Southern Market & Bakery, Crush Wine Bar, Murphy Beverage and Wine Mill in Winchester.
Donna Laura Ali 2018
Bright aromas of cherry and spice herald this Sangiovese as a great beverage or a good partner for casual meals, such as burgers or pizza. Good acidity and medium weight keep it refreshing. ABV: 13 percent.
Imported by Banville, distributed in the District by Banville, in Maryland by Artisans & Vines and in Virginia by Banville and LK Wine Tours & Sales: Available in the District at Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits, Grand Cata, Harry’s Reserve Fine Wine & Spirits , Magruder, Modern Liquors, Paul’s of Chevy Chase, Radici, Sheffield Wine & Liquor Shoppe, Via Umbria, Whole Foods Market (P Street, Tenleytown). Available in Maryland from Beer Wine & Co. in Bethesda; Crescent Wine & Spirits in Bowie; Decanter Fine Wines in Colombia; Downtown Crown Wine and Beer in Gaithersburg; Fenwick beer and wine in Silver Spring; Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store in Hyattsville; Fulton Wine & Spirits in Fulton; Kenilworth Wine & Spirits in Towson; Knowles Station Wine & Co. in Kensington; Montpelier liqueurs at Laurel; Red: wines, beers and spirits in Clarksville; Quarry Wine & Spirits in Baltimore. Available in Virginia at Aldie Peddler in Aldie, Arrowine and Cheese and at the Italian store (Lyon Village, Westover) in Arlington, Chain Bridge Cellars in McLean, Gore’s Fresh Meats in Stephens City, In Vino Veritas in Keswick, Norm’s Beer & Wine in Vienna , Vintage Wines in Harrisonburg, Whole Foods Market (Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, Fairfax, Falls Church, Pentagon City, Reston, Richmond), Woodstock Cafe & Shoppes in Woodstock.
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