This Sangiovese is powerful and herbal. Enrico Giovannini (winemaker) says he enjoys drinking this after a long day in the field with some cheese, salami, and olives.
Biodynamic/organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, unfined/unfiltered and vegan-friendly!
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We first discovered Ottomani in 2019 at one of the largest international wine trade shows in Veneto called Vinitaly. With over 4,000 wineries present, we found comfort in the “organic tent” knowing we were going to be tasting wines made by like-minded individuals. We found Ottomani on the second day of the trade show and were initially struck by their olive oil. The depth and concentration of flavor blew our minds. The wine came next and it was just as impressive and pure as the olive oil with balance and an incredible sense of place.
Ottomani was started in 2006 by four friends who met studying enology at the University of Florence. Post-graduation and various jobs later, they found a dream farm for sale in Chianti Colli Fiorentini D.O.C.G. Today the four friends live and work together on their 100% self-sustaining farm. In the beginning, they worked hard to recover old vines and preserve local indigenous grape varieties by using biodynamic farming practices and vinification techniques. They decided from the very beginning not to use synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers, but to work exclusively with “sustainable” agronomic methods for the environment. The farm is 100% solar-powered, has its own water well, various livestock on the property, a vineyard, olive tree orchard and an abundant vegetable & herb garden.
“The importance we attach to the agronomic part is fundamental to the agricultural vision we have.”
Sangiovese is Italy’s most planted grape varietal and can taste quite different throughout, depending on the region it is grown in. It is the key grape variety of Tuscany’s distinguished Chianti and Montalcino regions. Sangiovese is generally higher in acidity with hints of local earth and herbs including roasted tomato, balsamic and oregano making this wine a great match for you guessed it: tomato sauce. It is sure to stand up beautifully with your home-cooked Italian meal. AKA “Prugnolo Gentile” in the Montepulciano region within Italy.
Tuscany, within Central Italy, lies on the western side of the country. Tuscany is famous for its rolling hills, the popular region of Chianti and the black grape variety, Sangiovese. Sangiovese wines here usually produce high levels of acidity and tannin with aromas of red cherry, plum, and died herbs. Sangiovese does so well throughout Tuscany as it needs a warm climate to ripen fully. Designated regions to keep an eye out for are Chianti DOCG, Chianti Classico DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. Additionally, Bolgheri DOC, for bold reds from the coast of Central Italy.
This delicious bottle of bubbles is produced by the Bronca sisters in the Valdobbiadene zone of Prosecco. The wine is refreshing, light and mineral-driven – the perfect staple bottle of bubbles for the house (plus it’s great in a spritz! Produced using organic farming practices, woman-owned and operated.
We love to enjoy the Sorelle Bronca Prosecco with olives and a slice of salami while deciding what to make for dinner. Think of it as the perfect aperitivo wine to start a big meal.
Extremely limited availability! Emidio Pepe has a cult following for his non-conventional winemaking techniques that have made the estate and their wines legendary. Better yet – we’ve aged the wine for you. Experts say this wine will peak from 2018-2030, aka now!
Organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, no fining/filtering, and no added sulfites.
This Pinot is perfectly balanced. With regards to Burgundian Pinot Noir, this wine is rather Volnay-like, and finishes with stony minerality and soft tannins.
Sustainable farming practices and only 92 cases produced.
This is an everyday staple. The palate is lively and crisp, but it isn’t quite as austere as other versions of Chablis. It has a creamy texture which makes it approachable and crowd-pleaser across the board.
Sustainable farming practices (Lutte Raisonnée), native yeast fermentation, and fermented in stainless steel tanks to reflect the perfect typicity of Chablis.