Christmas Comes Early from Italy
Wine won the countryâ€™s most-prestigious wine award, Tre
Bicchieri. It scored 91 from Antonio Galloni and at $17.99 it is a slam dunk
winner. This is definitely a case buy offering as it will fly. Galloni
called the wine one of the flag bearers of the new wave of very successful
Montepulciano wines. A no brainer at the price.
For years I have been telling my customers about the
importance of Tre Bicchieri, Italyâ€™s most important wine award,
presented annually by Gambero Rosso, which is the foremost authority on Italian
wine. Winning the award is a huge deal; Tre Bicchieri means â€ś3 Glassesâ€ť and
each year 20,000 wines are reviewed and only 400 receive the award. Todayâ€™s
wine, the 2015 Cataldi Madonna Malandrino won
the award for 2016 and you will flip for it. Further proof of the wineâ€™s
irresistible charms is that Antonio Galloni, one of the most important wine
critics today scored the wine 91 points, a huge score for a red wine under $20.
In terms of a value wine, this is one of the very best coming
out of Italy. To have a wine that wowed Gambero Rosso and Antonio Galloni at
way under $20 is truly a special opportunity and there is no need look anywhere
else for a quality-to-price ratio stunner.
â€śMalandrinoâ€ť is a rascal, or to be naughty, and at the price of $17.99 this is
a definitely a naughty wine â€“ but in a very good way; what makes it so
mischievous is that is so good for such a low price. I was shocked by how good
it was. It is made by one of Italyâ€™s best winemakers, Lorenzo Landi, who has made great wines up and
down the country. It is sourced from 6 different vineyards in Ofena, the â€śoven
of Abruzzoâ€ť, and the warm weather produces, big, dark grapes, which in turn
make magnificently complex wines.
Jump on this by the case.
Madonna Malandrino Montepulciano d'Abruzzo,
Italy DOC Regular: $21.99 Our Price $17.99
Vinous Galloni & Tre Bicchieri Gambero Rosso Winner
Galloniâ€™s Vinous Review: Deep ruby. Enticing aromas and flavors of
mineral-driven red cherry, dark berries and herbs. Very fine-grained, precise
wine with a clean finish featuring noteworthy freshness and noble tannins.
Malandrino is Cataldi Madonnaâ€™s most improved wine and one of the flag bearers
of the new wave of very successful Montepulciano wines now increasingly in
fashion. â€“ 91 Points