Italian Wines

Jan 262015
Giordano Vespero Toscana Rosso IGT 2013, Tuscany, Italy, $8 (S) – Rating 90

Giordano Vespero Toscana Rosso IGT 2013This Sangiovese has been a consistent medal winner vintage after vintage. Aromas of bright cherry, plum and hints of raspberry. A soft mouth-feel with supple tannins and mild acidity makes this an easy-sipper. Flavors of cherry, plum, red berries and black fruits. Subtle notes of smoke and chocolate compliment this hints of espresso in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Jan 262015
Giordano Prosecco doc 2013, Veneto, Italy, $15 (S) – Rating 89

Giordano Prosecco doc 2013A very fun and jubilant dry sparkling wine. Floral notes and citrus dance on the nose. Very crisp with intriguing notes of minerality and citrus. Enjoy these bubbles on their own or pair with lighter fare including soft white cheese. Buy This Wine


Dec 172014
Giordano Piemonte Cortese d.o.c. 2012, Piemonte, Italy, $12 (S) – Rating 91

Giordano Piemonte Cortese d.o.c. 2012A lovely example of this crisp white wine from the Cortese grape, otherwise know as Gavi Di Gavi. The nose offers soft aromas of white peach, pineapple and baking spice. Dances on the palate with juicy acidity. Balanced flavors include ripe pineapple, peach, pear and spice. The long finish is highlighted by notes of pineapple and minerality. Buy This Wine


Nov 172014
Giordano Chianti d.o.c.g. 2013, Tuscany, Italy, $15 (S) – Rating 91

Giordano Chianti d.o.c.g. 2013Very typical of this beautiful variety (Sangiovese) from an even more beautiful wine region. Aromas of cherry, dark chocolate and spice. A soft mouth-feel with defined tannins and balanced acidity. On the palate, flavors of black cherry, plum and pomegranate with plenty dark spice. Spice and chocolate in the finish. Buy This Wine


Apr 072014
Giordano Pinot GrigioGiordano Grecanico Pinot Grigio 2012, Sicily Collection, Sicily, Italy, $12 (S) – Rating 88

From a small vineyard on Sicily, this Pinot Grigio – Grecanico blend is produced in a softer creamier style than many mouth-puckering Pinot Grigios. A gentle nose of citrus, pineapple and melon. Light-bodied with soft acidity, offering flavors of pineapple creme, lemon and green apple with a bit of minerality in the finish. Think summertime with friends. Will pair well with lighter summer and picnic fare. Buy This Wine