Wine Pack: Mucci's Small Grower Italian Pack #1
Help support small Italian family wineries by purchasing a 6pk of some of our favorites from Mucci Imports! As a thank you for your support, we are offering a discount of over 15% for the purchase of these packs (a savings of almost $20!).
Here is what's included in the "#1 pack":
Casa di Baal - Rosso di Baal- this is the Salerno family’s house blend and a wine Annibale has produced since the 70’s. When Baal’s daughter Francesca started bottling the wines in 2006, this was the first wine to go into bottle.
It’s a really nice intro to aglianico as it’s blended with Merlot, that softens the aglianico, And a local Barbera clone, that adds some aromatics.
Gurrieri - a nero d’avola And frappato white sparkling - the first of its kind. Just like Baal, Gurrieri are a family farm though and through. Their primary business is table grapes. Vincenzo, the patriarch of the family has been growing table grapes for 70 years.
Wine production came along in the early 2000s and Vincenzo’s son Giovanni was convinced that their particular microclimate, in the southeast of Sicily, was perfect to experiment with white expressions of these two red grapes. It took some time to win his father over but now the entire family is happy about the end result.
Negro Lorenzo - Roero Arneis- this is easily one of my favorite white wines year in and year old. It comes from Lorenzo Negro who is a 3rd generation in the little known roero denomination of Piedmont. The Roero lies just across the Tanaro River from Barolo and Barbaresco but wines from here have slipped under the radar.
The arneis grape is the local pride and joy which flourishes on the very sandy soils of the Roero. The entire denomination was under the ocean millions of years ago. This wine has incredible minerality and salinity as well as plenty of structure. A tremendous food wine...
La Segreta - Freghino: husband and wife Lorenzo and Eileen started La Segreta in 2012 after giving bike tours primarily to Bostonians for over a decade. They spent years converting a run down farm house and surrounding property into one of the most amazing places to stay in Italy.
Wine came along naturally and these self taught winemakers make a great Sangiovese blend that will rival any simple Chianti out there!
Regina Viarum - Zer05 primitivo. Equidistant between Rome and Naples lies the mythical Falerno where arguably the worlds original grand cru wines were produced during the height of the ancient Roman Empire. The Maddalena family has seemingly always lived in these hills and they’ve always produced Primitivo, claiming that it was this varietal used in the famous falerno wines.
Whether you believe that or not they are one of 4 producers making primitivo here and these wines are much more elegant and nuanced than the primitivo from Puglia. That is thanks to the constant breeze that arrives from the ocean that these vineyards overlook.
Masseria Starnali - Maresa: just above the Falerno where Regina Viarum is locates you find the Roccomonfina, a dormant volcano where vineyards lie at about 500 meters.
Mother and son team Maria Teresa and Luigi make an amazing intro to orange wine from the falanghjna grape that thrives on this white volcanic soil. This still tastes like falanghjna with plenty of acid and yellow fruit but has hints of funk from 3/4 days of skin contact. If you are looking to discover orange wine this is your ticket!!