Best of the Boot Reds Case
Your Best of the Boot Reds Case includes two bottles each of
Abbazia Dolcetto d'Alba D.O.C.
Just seeing the word Alba makes us excited. Known as the gourmet capital of Italy, Alba produces mouthwatering white truffles, savory cheeses, homemade pastas, roasted meats, and exquisite wines to go with it all. Known as the “Shy” Italian, Dolcetto D’Alba is made to be enjoyed during your nightly meal, especially one featuring tomatoes. Dolcetto is dry and velvety, with flavors of blackberry and boysenberry.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, New York International Wine Competition 2016
Abbazia Barbera d' Asti D.O.C.G.
Located in the rolling hills between Milan and Genoa, Asti is known for some of the world’s best wines and cuisine. The Barbera made in Asti is second to none. This elegant wine is full and dry, with firm tannins and ripe red berry flavors. While Barbera ages well, its youthful nature is especially exciting during the young stages of its bottle life.
Multiple Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition 2016
Anticipation is our favorite feeling. There’s nothing better than hearing familiar footsteps, putting a date in our calendars, or opening wine early so it can breathe. This smooth, central Italian red will reward your patience with up-front flavors of raspberry and strawberry, and hints of roasted pepper and fresh herbs. Get in the moment and enjoy this delicious red with your favorite tomato-based Italian dishes.
Multiple Award Winner: Gold Medal, New York International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016; Silver Medal, Sunset International Wine Competition 2016
Cantus Sangiovese di Puglia I.G.T.
At our favorite dinner parties, every dish is a celebration and every remark gets a hearty laugh. Hailing from the olive oil-rich heel of Italy’s boot, Cantus Sangiovese di Puglia IGT will liven up any meal with bold berry flavors and aromas of figs and dried cherries. Serve a bottle (or two) of this dry and earthy red with fresh vegetables, fruity tomatoes, and your favorite Italian dishes.
Multiple Award Winner: Gold Medal, New York International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
Della Flora Nero d'Avola
Of the almost 350 varieties of wine grapes in Italy, Nero d’Avola from Sicily is our favorite. When crafted well, like in Della Flora Nero d’Avola, they yield a bold red wine with lots of blackberry and plum flavors, followed by sweet and smoky nuances, hints of spice, and a smooth and sultry finish. Enjoy this wine with hearty stews, gamy meats, and our favorite: bacon buffalo cheeseburgers.
Villa Amoroso Chianti
These days, Chianti means way more than basket-woven bottles of table wine. Villa Amoroso sets itself apart with a joyful blend of 85% Sangiovese and 15% regional varietals, creating a foodie-thrilling balance of tart red fruit and spicy herb flavors. The notes of smoke, clay, peppers, and tomato perfectly compliment tomato-based Italian dishes and dried meats. Don’t believe us? Pick up a bottle and see for yourself why Chianti is the most consumed, talked, and written-about Italian wine.
Multiple Award Winner: 87-point Silver Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016; Bronze Medal, International Women’s Wine Competition 2016