I Heart Italians Mixed Case
Your I Heart Italians Mixed Case contains one bottle each of
Bertoli Primitivo di Puglia I.G.T.
Think of that perfectly broken-in pair of boots. They’re tough enough for bad weather, but refined enough to add something to your favorite suit. Bertoli Primitivo di Puglia I.G.T is those boots. This powerful red, from Italy’s heel, soft and deep with flavorful vanilla, raspberry and spice notes. Pack it for a trip, or pair it with spicy sausages, venison, duck, or tomato dishes like chili and lasagna.
Cantus Montepulciano d'Abruzzo D.O.C.
A well-tuned vintage car has a special rumble. It’s strong and familiar and makes you feel like you can go anywhere. Montepulciano’s the ruby red 1959 Alfa Romeo of wines—one of the most popular Italian grapes, robust and able to hold its own with meaty meals. Cantus Montepulciano d’Abruzzo D.O.C. is dry and harmonious, with aromas of tobacco and leather. Enjoy this medium-bodied red after you’ve been out for a spin.
Della Flora Chianti D.O.C.G.
Located inside of Tuscany, Chianti is the home of regal, sought-after wines like this offering from Della Flora, with flavors of tart cherry, red plum, and fresh strawberries that mingle with hints of tobacco, oregano, clay, and dried roses. The Italian government has honored this wine with Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG), one of their highest ratings, ensuring that this is one elegant and delicious Sangiovese.
Villa Amoroso Nero d'Avola
Sicily’s premier grape Nero d’Avola is like Cabernet Sauvignon to California – the two go hand in hand. Nero d’Avola’s bold flavors contrast the wine’s light red profile. Villa Amoroso’s vibrant version offers flavors of blackberry, plum, sweet spice, and smoke with a sultry finish. This is a wine for food lovers, especially beef dishes like stews, burgers, and even meatloaf.
Val di Botte Sangiovese I.G.T.
With unlimited coastal access, warm Southern Italian sun, and 24-hour cool breezes, the Puglia wine region produces balanced, fruity grapes which match the local, tomato-rich food. If you want an earthy red to go with your favorite pizza or pasta, Val di Botte Sangiovese Puglia is what you’re looking for, especially if you decant it for half an hour to let the flavors of red currant and raspberry really open up.
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.
Like a suit that fits so well it’s actually fun to wear, fresh and dry Bertoli Bianco is tailored to be everything you want in a white wine. The color is pale and straw-like. It has pleasant, fruity and floral aromas. The flavor hints at green apple, melon and lemon zest; and the finish is vibrant and refreshing. You’re sophisticated now. Enjoy it.
Villa Amoroso Moscato Vino Dolce
The sunny days and cool nights of northern Italy’s Lombardia province nurture grapes, resulting in flavorful, festive wines like Villa Amoroso Moscato. Made from the Muscat grape, this spritzy and light-hearted white has a sweet, floral feel that can bookend any meal, whether you serve it as an apertif or with dessert. Moscato is beloved for its sweet peach and citrus flavors, and this bottle won the Gold Medal in the 2016 Monterey Wine Competition.
Villa Amoroso Pinot Grigio
Villa Amoroso brings you the quintessential Italian Pinot Grigio. In Italy’s legendary Pava region, deliciously sunny days and crisp winter nights allow grapes to ripen consistently, resulting in the perfect balance of flavor and acidity. Villa Amoroso Pinot Grigio Pavia is crisp and refreshing, with flavors of citrus zest, apples, pears and nectarines, accompanied by mild notes of almond and ginger. Drink it ice cold.
Bertoli Vermentino Toscano I.G.T.
Carefree as flowers thrown from a seaside cliff, this irresistibly fresh, light-bodied white has complex notes of peaches, flowers, sage, and rosemary. Pair it with zesty lime or garlic-seasoned dishes, and be sure to enjoy. Bertoli Toscano IGT Vermontino tastes like an outdoor wedding, perfect ocean breeze and all.
Val Di Botte Toscana Bianco I.G.T.
Made from a blend of some of Italy’s most beloved grapes, including 70% Trebbiano Bianco, fresh and dry Val Di Botte Toscana Bianco has everything you could want in a white wine. The color is pale and straw-like. It has pleasant, fruity and floral aromas; the flavor hints at green apple, melon and lemon zest; and the finish is vibrant and refreshing.
Abbazia Cuvee Prestige
Prosecco fans, take note. Our Cuvèe Prestige bottling from Abbazia is produced in the charmat method, ensuring a refreshing sparkling wine with a complex palate of flavors and tiny, concentrated bubbles. It is fruity and pleasant, with a balance of golden apple and spring flower flavors on top of a dry finish. We can think of no better way to celebrate than with this sparkling wine made from Glera, the famous Italian prosecco grapes from Lombardy’s Collio vineyards. We’ve been toasting with this Cuvee Prestige a lot lately, as it recently won the Gold in the Monterey Wine Competition with a score of 90 points, plus the Silver in the Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2016 (89 points), and the International Eastern Wine Competition 2016.