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Our chief aim is to create an authentic Italian wine shopping experience for our customers, and to foster our relentless desire to encourage them to Drink Like Italians!

80% of our selection is Italian wine, focused on delivering the greatest Value – Price ratio from each of the 20 distinct Italian regions and their indigenous varietals, many of which are still obscure to the American market today.

“My life is a tireless and endless pursuit for wine I consider to be most characteristic and expressive of its respective provenance, terroir, and production by-laws & traditions.
My philosophy is straightforward: wine is my greatest passion, my greatest love…it is my life. And it is my sacred duty to be a steward of that passion for our customers.
I often hear people say that wine is subjective, or personal. Honestly, I very much agree with this assertion; yet, I have tasted many throughout my time in the industry, and I can assure you that when a wine is made with undeniable passion and care, then that quality-oriented approach makes a tremendous difference, ultimately transcending all subjectivity. That is the wine of which I am in constant pursuit.”

Angelo Secolo Sommelier / Wine Buyer at Altomonte's Italian Markets

WINE LIST

Sweet Wine

  • Moscato Bianco, Bonvia Moscato Veneto IGT NV
  • Malvasia, Cantina Casorzio Ruby Dolce Malvasia di Casorzio Doc 2019
  • Moscato Bianco, Cantine Povero Campo del Palio Moscato d’Asti Docg 2019
  • Brachetto, Ricossa Antica Casa Brachetto d’Aqui Docg 2017
  • Malvasia, La Collina Lunaris Malvasia delle’Emilia Secco NV
  • Moscato Bianco, Tosti Spumante Dolce Asti Docg NV
  • Moscato Bianco, Tosti Pink Moscato Dolce Rose Italia
  • Malvasia/Trebbiano, Basciano Vin Santo del Chianti Ruffina Doc 2013
  • Malvasia/Trebbiano, San Felice Belcaro Vin Santo del Chianti Classico Doc 2017
  • Moscato Bianco, Pio Cesare Moscato d’Asti Docg
  • Moscato Bianco, La Morandina Canelli Moscato d’Asti Docg
  • Trebbiano Toscano/Malvasia, San Felice Belcaro Vin Santo 2015

Organic Wine

Whites/Rose

  • Pinot Grigio, Tonnino Terre Siciliane IGT 2018
  • Grillo, Tonnino Sicilia Doc 2018
  • Pinot Grigio, Zensa Puglia IGT 2019
  • Nero d’Avola, Purato Rosato Terre Siciliane IGT 2019
  • Pecorino, Jasci Terre di Chieti IGT 2020
  • Fattoria di Vaira Vincenzo Bianco Molise Doc 2020

Reds

  • Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah, Candoni Buongiorno Terre Siciliane IGT 2016
  • Nero d’Avola, Tonnino Sicilia Doc 2018
  • Primitivo, Zensa Puglia IGT 2019
  • Nero d’Avola, Zensa Sicilia Doc 2019
  • Nero d’Avola, Purato Sicilia Doc 2019
  • Montepulciano, Jasci Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Doc 2017

Reds – New World

California

 

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Ancient Peaks Santa Margarita Ranch Paso Robles Ava 2018
  • Grenache/Syrah/Tempranillo, Morgan Cotes du Crow’s Monterey Ava 2017
  • Pinot Noir, Schug Sonoma Coast 2018
  • Syrah, Truchard Vineyards Carneros Ava
  • Zinfandel, Dashe Cellars Vineyard Select Dry Creek Ava
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, The Crusher California 2020

Oregon / Washington / New York

 

  • Pinot Noir, Van Duzer Willamette Valley Ava 2017
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Greenwing by Duckhorn Columbia Valley 2018
  • Cabernet Franc, Ravines Finger Lakes Ava 2018

Chile / Argentina

 

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Cousiño Macul Antiguas Reservas Valle del Maipo, Chile 2017
  • Carmenere, Lapostolle Grand Selection Valle del Rapel Chile 2017
  • Malbec, Bodegas y Viñedos Huarpe Lancatay Lujan de Cujo, Mendoza, Argentina

Australia /New Zealand

 

  • Shiraz, Yalumba Samuel’s Collection Barossa
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Penfold Max’s South Australia 2017
  • Loveblock Pinot Noir Central Otago New Zealand

Pennsylvania

 

  • Pinot Gris, Karamoor Estate
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Karamoor Estate
  • Chardonnay, Penns Woods Estate
  • Viognier, Penns Woods Estate
  • Traminette, Penns Woods Estate
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Penns Woods Estate
  • Riesling, Galen Glen Estate
  • Cabernet Franc, Karamoor Estate
  • Merlot, Karamoor Estate
  • Pinot Noir, Penns Woods Estate
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Penns Woods Estate

Reds – Islands

Sicily

 

  • Nerello Mascalese/Nerello Cappuccio/Nocera, Bonavita Faro Doc 2016
  • Nero d’Avola/Frappato, Feudo di Santa Tresa Cerasuolo di Vittoria Docg 2018
  • Nerello Mascalese/Nerello Cappuccio, Federico Tornatore Etna Rosso Doc 2017
  • Nerello Mascalese, Tenuta delle Terre Nere Calderara Sottana Etna Rosso Doc 2019
  • Nerello Mascalese Tenuta Tascante Ghiaia Nera Etna Rosso Doc 201
  • Cabernet Sauvignon/Nero d’Avola/Tannat, Donnafugata Tancredi Terre Siciliane Doc 2016
  • Frappato, Firriato Soria Sicilia Doc 2015
  • Nero d’Avola/Merlot/Syrah/Cabernet Franc, Planeta La Segreta Rosso Sicilia Doc 2017
  • Frappato, Valle dell’Acate Sicilia Doc

Sardinia

 

  • Cannonau, Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva Doc 2018
  • Cannonau, Cantine di Orgosolo Neale Cannonau di Sardegna Doc
  • Carignano, Cantine Argiolas Cardanera Carignano del Sulcis Doc 2019

Reds – Old World

France

 

  • 1300. Cabernet/Merlot/Cab Franc, Chateau Ramage La Batisse Cru Borgeois Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux Aoc 2010
  • 1301. Pinot Noir, Vincent Girardin Cuveé St. Vincent Bourgogne Rouge Aoc?
  • 1302. Gamay, Christophe Pacalet Beaujolais-Villages Aoc 2018
  • 1303. Syrah, Ferraton Pere et Fils La Matiniere Crozes-Hermitage Aoc 2017
  • 1304. Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre, Jean-Luc Colombo Les Abeilles Cotes du Rhone Rouge Aoc 2017
  • 1305. Cabernet Franc, Bertrand & Vincent Marchesseau Chinon Aoc
  • 1306. Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre, Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf-du-Pape Aoc
  • 1308. Triguedina – Jean-Luc Baldes Malbec du Clos Cahors Aoc
  • 1311. Merlot/Cabernet Franc, Chateau Vieux Chevrol, Lalande-de-Pomerol, Bordeaux Aoc
  • 1315. Merlot, Saveurs du Temps Costieres de Nimes Aoc

Spain / Portugal

 

  • 1350. Tempranillo, La Rioja Alta “Viña Alberdi” Reserva Rioja Doca Spain 2015
  • 1351. Tempranillo/Garnacha/Mazuelo/Graciano, Viña Real – CVNE Crianza Rioja Spain 2017
  • 1352. Garnacha, Borsao Campo de Borja Do Spain 2019
  • 1353. Monastrell, Enrique Mendoza “La Tremenda” Alicante Do Spain 2018
  • 1354. Bodega Raul Perez “Ultreia St. Jacques” Mencia Bierzo Do 2019
  • 1356. Cabernet Sauvignon/ Garnacha, Clos Berenguer “Clos de Tafall” Priorat Doca
  • 1360. Tinta Roriz/Barroca/T. Franca/T. Nacional, Casa Ferreirinha “Papa Figos” Douro Tinto Doc Portugal 2017

Germany / Austria

 

  • 1380. Blaufränkisch, Weingut Paul Achs “Heideboden” Burgenland
  • 1381 Zweigelt, Weingut Paul Achs “Heideboden” Burgenland 2017

Greece / Slovania

 

  • 1390. Agiorghitiko, Skouras Nemea Pdo Greece 2018
  • 1395. Refosco, Rojac “Refosk” Primorska Slovenia

Reds – Southern Italy

Abruzzo / Basilicata / Molise

 

  • Montepulciano, Torre dei Beati Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Doc 2018
  • Montepulciano, Cantina Frentana Rubesto Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva Doc
  • Aglianico, Grifalco Gricos Aglianico del Vulture Doc 2018
  • Aglianico, Macarico Rosso del Vulcano Basilicata IGT 2018
  • Tintilia, Claudio Cipressi Settevigne Tintilia del Molise Doc 2015

* Aglinico the Barolo of the south like is often referred, pairs well with Rich and robust meat dishes such as beef stews; Braised dishes such as Oxtail, Osso Bucco or Lamb Shanks; Spicy sausages and other barbecued meats. Game dishes such as wild boar, squab or duck.

Puglia

 

  • Primitivo, Leone de Castris Il Medaglione Salento IGT 2018
  • Primitivo, Trullo di Pezza Mezza Pezza Salento IGT 2018
  • Sussumaniello, Tenute Rubino Oltremé Brindisi Doc 2018
  • Negro Amaro, Trullo di Pezza Ninella Rosso Salento IGT 2017
  • Negro Amaro, Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva Doc 2015
  • Nero di Troia, Brotomagno Murgia IGT 2019
  • Negro Amaro/Malvasia Nera, Cosimo Taurino Salice Salentino Doc 2011

Calabria

  • Gaglioppo, Caparra & Siciliani Ciro Rosso Doc
  • Gaglioppo/Greco Nero/Magliocco, Statti Lamezia Rosso Doc 2018
  • Gaglioppo, Statti Calabria IGT 2018
  • Magliocco Librandi Magno Megonio Val di Neto IGT 2017
  • Nerello Cappuccio/Nocera, Malaspina Pellaro IGT 2014

* Calabrian cuisine is among Italy's poorest and simplest regional cuisines, yet its flavors are strong and spiciness is a marker. Calabrian recipes make large use of vegetables, especially eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, red onions and fava beans

Some of the most famous dishes are:

Frittata ai fiori is a traditional Italian egg-based dish made with a combination of eggs, fiori di sambuco (elderflower blossoms), olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Salsiccia di Calabria made from a well-balanced mix of lean pork shoulder meat and bacon that are ground and seasoned with salt, black pepper, and fennel seeds.

Morzello is a traditional Italian dish hailing from Catanzaro. Known in local dialect as morzeddhu, it's made with calf's tripe and offal, tomatoes, hot peppers, bay leaves, olive oil, and oregano.

Reds – Central Italy

Tuscany

 

  • Sangiovese, Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino Docg 2015
  • Sangiovese, Pietranera Brunello di Montalcino Docg 2015
  • Sangiovese, Argiano Rosso di Montalcino Doc 2017
  • Sangiovese, Casanova di Neri Errosso Toscana IGt 2018
  • Sangiovese, San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
  • Sangiovese/Canaiolo, Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico Docg 2018
  • Sangiovese/Canaiolo/Malvasia/Trebbiano, La Lastra Chianti Colli Senesi Docg 2018
  • Sangiovese/Colorino/Canaiolo/Merlot, Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Docg 2017
  • Sangiovese/Cabernet Franc/Merlot, Tenuta di Sesta Poggio d’Arna Toscana IGT 2016
  • Sangiovese/Ciliegiolo, Poderi Arcangelo Ciuccariello Toscana IGT 2018
  • Sangiovese, La Spinetta Il Nero di Casanova Sangiovese Toscana IGT 2016
  • Sangiovese/Malvasia/Alicante, Mocali Morellino di Scansano Docg 2017
  • Sangiovese/Syrah/Cabernet Franc, Conti di San Bonifacio Monteregio di Massa Marittima Riserva Doc 2016
  • Sangiovese/Ciliegiolo, Salustri Marleo Montecucco Rosso Doc 2018
  • Vermentino Nero, Terenzuola Toscana IGT 2018
  • Syrah, Ciacci Piccolomini Fabivs Toscana IGT 2015
  • Sangiovese/Cab Sauvignon/Cab Franc/Merlot, Piaggia Il Sasso Carmignano Docg 2018
  • Sangiovese, Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano Doc 2020

* Sangiovese and tomato are the classic perfect pairing, try it with a meatball sauce or a Bolognese ragout Tuscan cuisine is more rustic, here some other classic pairings:

Brunello and Ribollita - a hearty bread and vegetable soup.

Chianti Classico and Pici all’Aglione - a typical handmade long pasta with a garlic and tomato sauce.

Vino Nobile and Agnello alla Cacciatora - Lamb stew.

Marche

 

  • 1150. Montepulciano, Le Terrazze Rosso Conero Docg
  • 1151. Montepulciano/Sangiovese, Conte di Villa Prandone “Conte Rosso” Rosso Piceno Doc 2019
  • 1152. Montepulciano/Sangiovese, Fattoria San Lorenzo “Il Casolare” Marche Rosso IGT 2019
  • 1153. Vernaccia Nera, Fontezoppa “Carpignano” Serrapatrona Doc 2015
  • 1154. Lacrima, Lucchetti Lacrima di Morro d’Alba Doc 2018

Umbria

 

  • 1160. Sagrantino, Colpetrone Montefalco Sagrantino Docg 2011
  • 1161. Sangiovese/Sagrantino/Merlot, Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Rosso Doc 2014
  • 1162. Sangiovese/Cabernet Franc, Terre Margaritelli “Roccascossa” Umbria IGT 2018
  • 1163. Ciliegiolo, Leonardo Bussoletti Rosso di Narni

Lazio

 

  • 1170. Cesanese, Casale del Giglio Lazio Rosso IGT 2017

Reds – Northern Italy

Piedmont

 

  • Nebbiolo, Vietti Castiglione Barolo Docg 2016
  • Nebbiolo, Bergadamo Barolo Docg 2016
  • Nebbiolo Paolo Conterno Riva del Bric Barolo Docg 2016
  • Nebbiolo, Luigi Pira Barolo Docg 2016
  • Nebbiolo, Rivetto Marcarini Barbaresco Docg 2016
  • Nebbiolo, Castello di Neive Barbaresco Docg 2017
  • Nebbiolo, Serio & Battista Borgogno Barbaresco Docg 2018
  • Nebbiolo, Carlo Giacosa Montefico Barbaresco Docg 2016
  • Nebbiolo, Cascina Pace Roero Riserva Docg 2015
  • Nebbiolo, Matteo Corregia Roero Docg
  • Nebbiolo, Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Rosso Doc 2018
  • Nebbiolo, Fratelli Oddero Langhe Doc 2018
  • Barbera, Cascina Guido Berta Barbera d’Asti Docg 2017
  • Barbera, Fratelli Revello Barbera d’Alba Doc 2019
  • Barbera, Giovanni Rosso Donna Margherita Barbera d’Alba Doc 2017
  • Barbera, Scarpetta Barbera del Monferrato Doc
  • Barbera/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon, Braida Rosso Braida Monferrato Rosso Doc 2016
  • Dolcetto, Francesco Boschis Sorí San Martino Dogliani Superiore Docg 2016
  • Dolcetto, Bruno Rocca Trifolé Dolcetto d’Alba Doc 2019
  • Grignolino, Cavallotto Grignolino Langhe Doc 2020
  • Ruchè, Ferraris Agricola Sant’Eufemia Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato Docg 2020
  • Spanna, Antoniolo Gattinara Docg 2012

* Some typical dishes of Piedmont are made from raw meet such as Beef tartare and Vitello Tonnato, with the latter we can serve a Gavi di Gavi or a Roero Arneis.

Another typical dish is egg pasta such as the famous Tajarin with ragout or sausage Nebbiolo Dolcetto and other local red grapes such Ruché or Grignolino work perfect.

The Nebbiolo grape, often referred as the King of the wines, High in acids and tannins.

Perfect pairing for Ribeye or Prime rib steaks, pork sausage and pork shank, duck. Nebbiolo goes well too with mushroom, butternut squash, spinach and of course with tomato-garlic-based sauces.

Barbera grape pair well with mushroom herbs risotto, root vegetables and herbaceous cheese like blue cheese.

Lombardy / Valle d’Aosta

 

  • Nebbiolo, Nino Negri Valtellina Inferno Docg
  • Nebbiolo. Aldo Rainoldi Rosso di Valtellina Doc 2018
  • Bonarda, Castello di Luzzano Carlino Bonarda dell’Oltrepó Pavese Doc

* Lombardy has one of richest cuisine style of Italy, Risotto all Milanese, Cotoletta alla Milanese, Ossobuco Bone marrow served with peas and fava beans.

The Nebbiolo grape in Lombardy is called Chiavennasca, here the grape assumes a more alpine character, bright cherries and floral bouquet with a lighter tannin structure and less obtrusive.

Veneto

 

  • Corvina/Rondinella, Tenute Fiorebelli Coste Bianche Amarone della Valpolicella Docg 2018
  • Corvina/Rondinella/Corvinone, Tenuta di Santa Maria – Bertani Family Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Doc 2019
  • Corvina/Rondinella/Molinara, Cielo Centenero Valpolicella Ripasso Doc 2017
  • Corvina/Rondinella/Corvinone, Begali Valpolicella Classico Doc 2014
  • Corvina/Rondinella/Molinara. Marchesini Marcello Bardolino Classico Docg 2019
  • Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon, Vignale di Cecilia Covolo Colli Euganei Doc 2017

Friuli

 

  • Ribolla Nera a.k.a. Schioppettino, Ronchi di Cialla Colli Orientali del Friuli Doc

Trentino-Alto Adige

 

  • Schiava, San Pietro Alto Adige Doc
  • Lagrein, Ansitz Waldgries Alto Adige Doc
  • Pinot Nero, Kettmeir Alto Adige Doc

Liguria / Emilia-Romagna

 

  • Sangiovese, San Patrignano “Aulente” Romagna Doc 2017

Whites – New World

California

 

  • Chardonnay, Trefethen Estate Oak Knoll District Ava Napa Valley 2018
  • Chardonnay, Calera Central Coast Ava
  • Chardonnay, Grayson Cellars California

Oregon / Washington / New York

  • Gruner Veltliner, Dr. Konstantin Frank Finger Lakes Ava 2019

Chile / Argentina

 

  • Sauvignon Blanc, The Applicant Central Valley

Australia / New Zealand

 

  • Chardonnay, Penfolds Max’s Adelaide Hills 2018
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Arona Marlborough New Zealand 2020
  • Pinot Gris, Oyster Bay, Hawke’s Bay New Zealand

South Africa

 

  • Chenin Blanc, A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Swartland

Whites – Old World

France

 

  • Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Chateau de la Vieille Tour Bordeaux Blanc Aoc 2018
  • Chardonnay, Joseph Drouhin Macon-Villages Aoc 2018
  • Chenin Blanc, Complices de Loire Pointe de Silex Vouvray Aoc 2017
  • Sauvignon Blanc, J.M & M. Crochet Sancerre Aoc 2019
  • Muscadet, Domaine Le Fay d’Homme Muscadet-Sevre-et-Maine Sur Lie Aoc 2020

Spain / Portugal

 

  • Viura, CVNE Monopole Rioja Blanco Doca Spain 2019
  • Albariño, Ethereo Rias Baixas Do Spain 2018
  • Viosinho/Gouveio/Rabigato, Quinta do Castro Douro Branco Doc, Portugal 2018

Germany / Austria

  • Riesling, Nik Weis – St. Urbans-Hof Trocken Mosel, Germany 2018
  • Riesling, August Kesseler R Kabinett Rheingau, Germany 2018
  • Gruner Veltliner, E.&M. Berger Lossterrassen Kremstal Dac, Austria 2018

Greece / Hungary / Slovenia

 

  • Assyrtiko, Santo Winery Santorini 2019
  • Furmint, Royal Tokaji The Oddity Dry Style Tokaji, Hungary

Whites – Islands

Whites - Islands

 

  • Carricante, Murgo Tenuta San Michele Etna Bianco Doc 2017
  • Carricante, Graci Etna Bianco Doc
  • Grillo, Ottoventi Punto 8 Sicilia Doc 2018
  • Zibibbo, Mandrarossa Costadune Secco Terre Siciliane IGT 2017
  • Inzolia/Grecanico Dorato, Azienda COS Rami Terre Siciliane IGT 2016
  • Inzolia/Grecanico Dorato/Catarratto/Chardonnay, Tasca d’Almerita Regaleali Bianco Sicilia Doc 2020
  • Grecanico Dorato, Cantina Marilina Sikelè Terre Sicilianne IGT

* Sicilian always say that Sicily is not a region but it is a continent full of history and traditions.

The name of the island derives from the Greek word “Sic” - meaning fertility island. Another name for the island was “Trinacria”, due to its triangle shape. The land of Cyclopes mentioned in the Odyssey.

After the Phoenicians, Greek and Romans, Sicily has been conquered throughout its history by a multitude of Empires, each leaving their own mark and culture:

Vandals, Goths, Byzantines, Saracens, Normans, Angevins, Germans, Spaniards, Austrians. A rainbow of citrus fruits, artichokes, wheat, almonds, pistachios, olives and vines all over the island.

Grillo and Catarratto pair well with Swordfish, Acciughe (Sarde a Beccafico - butterflied sardines stuffed with breadcrumbs, pine nuts, raisins and herbs

Carricante pairs well with shrimp, crab meat, white meat and vegetables, as well as with Caponata A great Dessert culture, from Cannoli to Cassata, from Pasta di Mandorle to Pistacchio cream.

Sardinia

 

  • Vermentino, Piero Mancini Vermentino di Gallura Docg
  • Vermentino, Tenuta Olinas Vermentino di Sardegna Doc 2019
  • Nuragus, Cantine Argiolas S’Elegas Nuragus di Cagliari Doc
  • Vernaccia, Contini Flor Vernaccia di Oristano Doc 2016

Whites – Southern Italy

Abruzzo

 

  • Trebbiano, Cataldi Madonna, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo Doc 2018
  • Pecorino, Torre dei Beati Giocheremo Con I Fiori Abruzzo Doc 2019
  • Cococciola, Cantina Frentana Costa del Mulino Cococciola Abruzzo

Campania

 

  • Fiano, Antonio Caggiano Bechar Fiano di Avellino Docg 2018
  • Fiano, Calafe Fiano di Avellino Docg 2017
  • Fiano, Donna Paolina Fiano di Avellino Docg 2019
  • Greco, Colli di Lapio di Romano Clelia Alexandros Greco di Tufo Docg
  • Greco, Vadiaperti – Traerte Greco di Tufo Docg 2018
  • Pallagrello Bianco, Michele Alois Caiatì Campania IGT 2019
  • Falanghina, San Salvatore Campania IGT 2018
  • Coda di Volpe, Terredora di Paolo Le Starse Irpinia Doc 2017
  • 268. Biancolella, Cenatiempo Ischia Doc

* Campania food is one of the most famous around the world, Pizza, Mozzarella di Buffalo, San Marzano and Vesuvio tomatoes. White wines from Campania are some of the best coming from Italy Fiano pairing with Grilled Mackerel or other oily fish; Charred Octopus Greco pairing with Pair: Porcini Risotto, Butter Poached Scallops, Brandade de Morue Falanghina pairing with Mussels, Mixed Fried Fish, Summer Salads, Chicken Coda di Volpe pairing with Grilled Prawns, Stuffed Squid, Cacio e Pepe, Impepata di Cozze (Peppered Mussels).

Puglia

 

  • Malvasia Bianca, Tenute Rubino Salento IGT 2019

Calabria

 

  • Greco Bianco, Ippolito Mare Chiaro Ciró Bianco Doc 2019
  • Greco Bianco/Mantonico, Statti Lamezia Bianco Doc 2018
  • Pecorello, Ippolito Calabria IGT
  • Zibibbo, Cantine Benvenuto Calabira IGT 2018

Whites – Central Italy

Tuscany

 

  • Vernaccia, Poderi Arcangelo Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2019

Marche

 

  • Verdicchio, Marco Gatti Villa Marilla Verdicchio di Matelica DOC 2019
  • Verdicchio, Colpaola Verdicchio di Matellica DOC 2018
  • Verdicchio, Lucchetti  Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico DOC 2018
  • Verdicchio, Tavignano Misco Verdicchio dei Castello di Jesi Superiore DOC 2019
  • Passerina, Valle Tritana Terre di Chieti DOC 2018
  • Maceratino, Fontezoppa Asola Colle Maceratesi Ribona Riserva

* Verdicchio is the most versatile white wine from Italy, made in different styles with a high expressiveness of the site where is grown. For a classic pairing, Verdicchio is a great match with fish and tasty seafood appetizers. Pesto pasta requires a light, herbaceous Italian white wine and Verdicchio truly brings out the essential oils of basil. Seafood risotto, seafood paella and spaghetti with clams. Last but not least pair it with Olive all’Ascolana, meat-stuffed olives fried.

Umbria

 

  • Grechetto, Argillae Umbria IGT 2020
  • Trebbiano, Scacciadiavoli Trebbinano Spoletino Doc 2019
  • Procanico/Grechetto/Verdello/Drupeggio, Palazzone Terre Vineate Orvieto Classico Super. Doc 2020

Lazio

 

  • Malvasia/Trebbiano, Casale Marchese Frascati Superiore DOCG 2020
  • Bellone, Casale del Giglio Lazio IGT 2019

* It’s been said that Ancient Romans loved pasta. Maybe it’s true. Italy’s most famous pasta dishes come from Lazio, with the five pasta sauces of Rome: Carbonara, Cacio e Pepe, Amatriciana and Gricia, Arrabbiata, full of fiery chili, all well-known around the world. Other great dishes are Carciofi alla Romana and Carciofi alla Giuda

Whites – Northern Italy

Friuli

  • Chardonnay/Sauvignon/Ribolla Gialla/Picolit, Jermann Vintage Tunnina Friuli Doc 2017
  • Sauvignon, Luisa Friuli Isonzo DOC 2018
  • Pinot Grigio/Bianco/Friulano, Marco Felluga Just Molamatta Collio Bianco DOC 2018
  • Friulano, Scarbolo Friuli DOC 2019
  • Ribolla Gialla, Sturm Friuli
  • Malvasia Istriana, Raccaro Collio DOC 201

* Friuli specialties are Prosciutto San Daniele, Fritto con patate - a fried potato base dish with Montasio cheese, Sauerkraut made with pork and beef shoulder served over beans, Stinco di Vitello, whole roasted veal Friuli historically has been the center of different influences from Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and of course Italian people. In Friulan traditions the focal point of the house where the family gathers and guests are received is the “focolare” - meaning fireplace.

Trentino-Alto Adige

  • Gewurztraminer, Cantine Tramin Alto Adige DOC 2019
  • Chardonnay/Sauvignon/Pinot Bianco/Moscato, Castelfeder Mont Mes Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT 2019
  • Pinot Blanc, San Pietro Alto Adige DOC 2018
  • Chardonnay, Tiefenbrunner Merus Alto Adige DOC 2019
  • Riesling, Abbazia di Novacella Alto Adige DOC 2019
  • Nosiola, Istituto Agrario San Michele – Edmund Mach Trentino DOC
  • Muller-Thurgau, Cantina Terlan Alto Adige DOC
  • Kerner, Kofererhof Alto Adige – Valle Isarco DOC
  • Sylvaner, PacherHof Alto Adige

* Regionality is king in Italy, of course, and local traditions influence food and wine pairing, Trentino-Alto Adige has a strong Austrian and German heritage, it is said the people prefer speaking German and English rather than Italian, and people names are German in origin as well. Trentino Chardonnay and white blend will pair well with rich buttery dishes such a lobster and asparagus lasagna or white meat in a Beurre Blanc sauce.

Piedmont

  • Erbaluce, Luigi Ferrando Torrazza Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG 2019
  • Arneis, Malvirá Roero DOCG 2018
  • Arneis, Poderi Vaiot Franco Roero DOCG
  • Chardonnay/Sauvignon/Viognier, Paolo Scavino Sorriso Langhe Bianco DOC 2018
  • Cortese, Marchese Luca Spinola Massimiliano Cortese di Gavi DOCG 2019
  • Cortese, Picollo Ernesto Cortese di Gavi DOCG 201
  • Nascetta, Rivetto Borea Langhe DOC 2016
  • Timorasso, Walter Massa Terra Piccolo Derthona Colli Tortonesi DOC 2017
  • Favorita, Azienda Agricola Terrabianca “Quattro” Favorita Langhe DOC 2020

Veneto / Lombardy

  • Garganega, Inama Vin Soave Soave Classico Doc 2019
  • Turbiana, Zenato San Benedetto Lugana Doc 2019 
  • span style=”font-weight: 400;”> Pinot Grigio, Cantina Riff Delle Venezie DOC 2019

Liguria / Emilia-Romagna / Valle d’Aosta

  • Vermentino, Poggio dei Gorleri Vigna Sorì Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC 2019
  • Vermentino, Terenzuola Vigne Basse Colli di Luni DOC 2019

* Liguria cuisine was tailored to fit the desire of the returning sea farer, the most salient feature of Ligurian cooking is the presence of aromatic herbs. Vermentino with its acidity and saline notes is the perfect pairing for calamari, bowl of garlicky fish soup, pesto pasta.

Sparkling Italy

Franciacorta

  • Chardonnay/Pinot Noir, Antica Fratta Brut Franciacorta DOCG NV

Prosecco

  • Glera, Ruggeri Brut Valdobiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG NV
  • Glera, Villa degli Olmi Celsole Extra Dry Prosecco DOC NV
  • Glera, Rocchina Brut Prosecco DOC 2019
  • Glera, I Castelli Brut Prosecco DOC NV

Sparkling Rose

  • Ferrari, 60% Pinot Noir/40% Chardonnay, Rose Brut Trento DOC NV
  • Bisol, 50% Pinot Noir/50% Merlot, Bisol, Jeio Millesimato Rose Prosecco DOC 2020

Lambrusco

  • Cleto Chiarli Centenario Lambrusco di Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOC NV
  • Tenuta Pederzana Gibe Lambrusco di Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOC 2018
  • Azienda Agricola Pezzuoli Pietra Scura Lambrusco di Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOC 2019
  • Fiorini Corte degli Attimi Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC 2018
  • Cleto Chiarli Vecchia Modena Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco DOC NV
  • Paltrineri Solco Lambrusco Salamino dell’ Emilia NV
  • Lini910 Lambrusco Bianco dell’ Emilia DOC

Sparkling International

  • Macabeo/Xarel-lo/Parellada, Avinyó Cava Reserva DOC NV

Value Section

Under $25

Whites

  • Catarratto, Ciello Unfiltered Terre Siciliane IGT 2020
  • Chardonnay, Tormaresca Puglia IGT 2018
  • Chardonnay/Nascetta, Serra dei Fiori “Il Fiore” Langhe Bianco DOC 2019
  • Chenin Blanc, Tonnino “Mediterraneo” Terre Siciliane IGT 2018
  • Cortese, Pio Cesare Gavi DOCG 2017
  • Fiano, Antica Masseria del Sigillo Apio Campania IGT 2020
  • Grechetto/Sauvignon Blanc, Paolo e Noemia D’Amico Seiano Lazio Bianco IGT 2019
  • Grechetto/Trebbiano Toscano/Pinot Grigio, Paolo e Noemia D’Amico Noe Orvieto DOC 2020
  • Grillo, Angelo Sicilia DOC 2019
  • Inzolia/Chardonnay, Feudo Zirtari Terre Siciliane IGT 2016
  • Inzolia/Catarratto, Colosi Terre Siciliane IGT 2019
  • Malvasia di Candia/Malvasia del Lazio/Bombino/Chardonnay/Greco, Principe Pallavicini Frascati DOC 2019
  • Pecorino, Casal Farneto Falerio DOC 2018
  • Pinot Grigio, Cantina Riff Delle Venezie DOC 2020
  • Pinot Grigio Principato Provincia di Pavia IGT 2020
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Torre di Luna Delle Venezie DOC 2020
  • Trebbiano, Cantina Frentana Frentano Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2019
  • Verdicchio, Belisario Le Salse Verdicchio di Matelica DOC 2020
  • Vermentino, Aia Vecchia Toscana IGT 2019

Reds

  • Aglianico, Rocca del Dragone Campania IGT 2018
  • Barbera, Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2020
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Di Majo Norante Terre degli Osci IGT 2018
  • Corvina/Rondinella/Molinara, Cielo Centenero Valpolicella Ripasso DOC 2018
  • Dolcetto, Cantine Povero Capitano del Palio Dolcetto del Monferrato DOC 2020
  • Frappato, Firriato Soria Sicilia DOC 2015
  • Montepulciano, Cantina Valle Tritana Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2019
  • Nebbiolo, Pio Cesare Oltre Langhe DOC 2012
  • Negro Amaro, Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2017
  • Nero d’Avola/Merlot/Syrah/Cabernet Franc, Planeta La Segreta Rosso Sicilia DOC 2019
  • Nero d’Avola, Ottoventi WOW Sicilia DOC 2019
  • Pinot Noir, Stemmari Arancio Sicilia DOC 2018
  • Pinot Noir, Principato Provincia di Pavia IGT 2019
  • Primitivo, Trullo di Pezza Mezza Pezza Salento IGT 2018
  • Sangiovese, Tenuta San Vito Chianti DOCG
  • Sangiovese, Podere Scopetone Toscana Rosso IGT 2018
  • Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Sportoletti Assisi Rosso DOC 2018

Zia Maria’s Recipes

Dessert • 1.5 hours

Peach & Saffron Budino

Main Dish • 25 minutes

Bucatini all’ Amatriciana

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