The Best Italian Wines.

Welcome to Dall'Uva. I'm Michael Horne, your personal Sommelier to some of the best Italian wines you can buy. This is my personally curated list of delicious Italian wines that taste exactly the way their winemakers intended.

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Piedmont: Barolo - Barbaresco - Barbera

Everybody loves the wines of Piemonte. I'm bringing over both small-production wines from some bright new producers, as well as the classics and several cellar-worthy options. The Barbera wines of the region are outstanding and great value, so don't miss them.

Burlotto Verduno Pelaverga 2015 on dalluva.com

2015 Burlotto Verduno Pelaverga

Pelaverga • 13% • 750 mL
An annual sell-out, Fabio Alessandria's Pelaverga is one fun party wine. Light-bodied with red cherries, crabapple, hints of red roses, a touch of clove, allspice – very yummy stuff. Super limited.
G.B. Burlotto Verduno Elatis Rosato on dalluva.com

2015 Burlotto Verduno Elatis Rosato

Nebbiolo • 14% • 750 mL
Fabio's Rosato is a hot property, I'm lucky to have it in. A happy pink blend of Nebbiolo, Pelaverga and Barbera with fresh raspberry, cherry, strawberry finish. Bright acidity and soft minerality.
Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis 2015 on dalluva.com

2015 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis

Arneis • 13.5% • 750 mL
Bruno Giacosa is known for their powerful reds, but their Arneis white is fabulous. This is the best Arneis I've found. Yellow and red apples, peach, honeysuckle, touch of honeydew melon.
Ezio Cerruti Moscato Passito Sol on dalluva.com

2011 Cerruti Moscato Passito Sol

Moscato Bianco • 15% • 375 mL
A lustful sweet wine from enigmatic Ezio Cerruti, from Moscato Bianco naturally dried in the vineyard, aged 36 months in wood. Orange blossom, dried apricots, acacia honey, saffron. Incredible wine.
Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Vigna Cerretta on dalluva.com

2013 Giacomo Conterno Barbera d’Alba Vigna Cerretta

Barbera • 14% • 750 mL
The 2013 Vigna Cerretta has a rich nose of raspberries, pomegranate and rhubarb. On the palate it starts with substantial minerality and opens up quickly with intense red fruits and vibrant acidity.
Roccalini Barbaresco 2010

2010 Cascina Roccalini Barbaresco

Nebbiolo • 14.5% • 750 mL
I met Paolo Veglio at a winemaker dinner in Cortona at Pane e Vino, only to fall hard for his tiny-production Barbaresco. Bing cherry, cranberry, baking spices, good structure but elegant.
Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Cascina Francia on dalluva.com

2011 Giacomo Conterno Barbera d’Alba Cascina Francia

Barbera • 15% • 750 mL
In the same class as the Conterno 2012 Francia, with an intense, rich nose of red berries, red cherries and sweet floral notes of red rose and pink carnation, and fine acidity. Deliciously sensual
Vietti Barbaresco Masseria 2011

2011 Vietti Barbaresco Masseria

Nebbiolo • 14.5% • 750 mL
I tasted this in Castiglione Falletto last fall, and was impressed with its openness even today. Bright, ripe red cherries, rich herbal notes with mint, rose, tobacco, hints of vanilla & nutmeg.
Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2009 at dalluva.com

2009 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

Nebbiolo • 14% • 750 mL
The 2009 Bartolo vintage is perfect to enjoy now with succulent red cherry juices, anise, dried rose and carnations. Decent price for a grand producer, something to savor with friends.
Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2011

2011 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

Nebbiolo • 14.5% • 750 mL
The 2011 Mascarello Barolo is a remarkable vintage, drinkable now and will lay down for 20+ years. Complexity with sweet red cherries, floral nose of dried rose, crabapple, tobacco. Luscious.
Gaja Barbaresco 2012 on dalluva.com

2012 Gaja Barbaresco

Nebbiolo • 14% • 750 mL
Angelo Gaja needs no introduction, and his 2012 Barbaresco is dense with super-ripe black fruits, dark cherries, tobacco, great minerality. Sourced from his Sori Tilden and San Lorenzo cru wines.
Voerzio Barolo La Serra

2011 Voerzio Barolo La Serra

Nebbiolo • 14.5% • 750 mL
Much more masculine than Roberto's Roche, I would bet on the La Serra 2011 to evolve beautifully in the coming years. Rich, dark black cherry, ripe plum, tobacco, herbal notes, tannins++. Long finish
Voerzio Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata

2011 Voerzio Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata

Nebbiolo • 14.5% • 750 mL
Beautiful Barolo from the Rocche dell'Annunziata cru. I tasted this in October in La Morra, and it was more feminine and open than Roberto's La Serra. Silky cherries, violets, roses. Voluptuous.
Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2010

2010 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

Nebbiolo • 14% • 750 mL
OMG YES, this is the uber-rare 2010 vintage that Bartolo fans and collectors have been after since the day it was released. Think of it as a vino unicorn. Yes, I have some, but just a bit to share.

Veneto: Amarone - Valpolicella - Soave

Deep, dark and delicious reds and bright whites are the hallmarks of Veneto wines, and these are some of my favorites.

Mario Schiopetto Pinot Grigio on dalluva.com

2013 Mario Schiopetto Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio • 13.5% • 750 mL
Delightful PG done in the "ramato" winemaking style - think pink, but not quite. Dry red apple, carnation, minerals - very refreshing. Pair it with grilled sockeye salmon, roast chicken with lemon.
Dal Cero Corte Giacobbe Pinot Grigio Ramato Blush

2014 Dal Cero Corte Giacobbe Pinot Grigio Ramato (Blush)

Pinot Grigio • 12.5% • 750 mL
Delightful PG done in the "ramato" winemaking style - think pink, but not quite. Dry red apple, carnation, minerals - very refreshing. Pair it with grilled sockeye salmon, roast chicken with lemon.
Zyme Valpolicella Reverie on dalluva.com

2015 Zyme Valpolicella Reverie

Corvina • 11.5% • 750 mL
Light and bright red that's a perfect intro to Valpolicella wines, pairs wonderfully with lighter summer meals. Morello cherry on the nose and palate, strawberry, raspberry, touch of black pepper.
Roccolo Grassi Valpolicella Superiore, on dalluva.com

2011 Roccolo Grassi Valpolicella Superiore

Corvina • 14.5% • 750 mL
Amarone profile without the Amarone price. Strawberries, black cherry, dried plum, fig, balsam, black earth, tannins++. Nice to pair with flank steak, aged parmigiano reggiano. Good value.
Begali Amarone 2009

2011 Begali Amarone

Corvina • 16% • 750 mL
Tasty Amarone from Lorenzo at a price that's easy on the pocketbook. Rich baked plums, black currants, touch of coffee and cocoa, good structure and decent acidity. Open this one with good friends.
Zyme Kairos on dalluva.com

2011 Zyme Kairos

Corvina • 15% • 750 mL
A wildly complex Veneto Rosso mosaic of 15 grape varietals (11 reds, 4 whites), winemaker Celestino Gaspari crafts this blend to highlight the best of all his Negrar vineyards.
Roccolo Grassi Amarone on dalluva.com

2011 Roccolo Grassi Amarone

Corvina • 16.5% • 750 mL
The big, big brother of the Grassi Valpolicella, this is delicious & refined. Rich ripe plums, bing cherries, oven-baked blackberry jam, with cloves, a hint of cardamom, and pleasing acidity.
Marion Amarone 2011 on dalluva.com

2012 Marion Amarone

Corvina • 16% • 750 mL
Small production Amarone with a BIG personality. Blackberry jam, blueberry compote, amarena cherry, fragrant violets. A touch of damp earth with forest mushrooms, nutmeg, marjoram. Super long finish
Zyme La Mattonara Amarone Riserva on dalluva.com

2004 Zyme La Mattonara Amarone Riserva

Corvina • 16% • 750 mL
Micro-production reserve Amarone (250 cases!) from eccentric producer Zýmē, full of dried plums, morellino cherries, black pepper, wild fennel, cocoa. Lay this gorgeous baby down for a while.
Amarone della Valpolicella by Quintarelli

2000 Quintarelli Amarone

Corvina • 16.5% (yes, that high) • 750 mL
The 2000 vintage of Giuseppe's work is rich with plums, cherry, cocoa, dark earth and a hint of smoke that lingers, this is showing nicely today and will for decades. Hand carried back from Italy.

Other Northern Reds: Valtellina - Alto Adige - Friuli

Italy's far northern regions produce fascinating red wines from Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, Lagrein, Schiava, Refosco and many other obscure but delicious indigenous red grapes. I'm building up this list of northern reds as I taste my way through the Valtellina, Alto Adige & Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Balgera Valtellina Superiore Sassella on dalluva.com

2004 Balgera Valtellina Superiore Sassella

Nebbiolo • 12.5% • 750 mL
Paolo Balgera has created some Nebbiolo magic with his Sassella 2004 bottling. 3 years in large Slovenian oak casks, 7 years in the bottle. Bright red cherry, wild strawberries, brambles. Ready today

Tuscany: Brunello - Chianti - Super Tuscan

Sangiovese reigns in Tuscany & Umbria, with dramatic differences in the 3 big "Tuscan Brothers" of Chianti, Brunello and Vino Nobile. Is it possible to have too much Sangiovese? Maybe. Here are some of my favorites.

Savignola Paolina Chianti Classico 2011

2011 Savignola Paolina Chianti Classico

Sangiovese • 13.5% • 750 mL
Think "House Red" - this is a great Chianti Classico that goes well with simple meals. A gorgeous ruby red color, fresh red berries on the nose, black cherry on the palate, dried herbs and spices.
Savignola Paolina Chianti Classico Riserva 2010

2010 Savignola Paolina Chianti Classico Riserva

Sangiovese • 13.5% • 750 mL
Ludovica's Riserva in the outstanding 2010 vintage is great find and a superb value. Black fruits, nutmeg, wild fennel come through in this well balanced Chianti.
Val delle Corti Chianti Classico 2008

2008 Val delle Corti Chianti Classico

Sangiovese • 13.5% • 750 mL
It was Roberto's 2008 Chianti Classico that got me hooked on Val delle Corti wines. This delicious wine explodes with black cherry, blackberries, anise, hints of vanilla and warm baking spices. Yum.
Le Cinciole Chianti Classico 2010

2010 Le Cinciole Chianti Classico

Sangiovese • 13.5% • 750 mL
I think that this is the best natural Chianti Classico around. Luca's 2010 is a rich melange of black cherry, blackberry, a touch of wild fennel and nutmeg. 2010 was a fabulous vintage in Chianti.
Val delle Corti Chianti Classico on dalluva.com

2010 Val delle Corti Chianti Classico

Sangiovese • 13.5% • 750 mL
Roberto's 2010 Chianti Classico is sumptuous and shows off what the Radda mountains can do for Sangiovese. Bright cherry, blackberry, cocoa, wild fennel, nice acidity. Heavenly, and a great price.
Savignola Paolina Il Granaio 2009

2009 Savignola Paolina Il Granaio

Sangiovese + Merlot Blend • 14% • 750 mL
A jammy, tasty Super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese + Merlot takes Ludo's Chianti styles to a delicious new level. Blackberry, blueberry, dried figs and good minerality. Just 150 cases produced.
Tenimenti d'Alessandro Fontarca 2011

2011 Tenimenti d’Alessandro Fontarca

Viognier • 13% • 750 mL
Tuscan Viognier? Yessir, that's right. Peach, lavender, with good acidity, this pairs nicely with chicken salad, pork dishes, seared scallops and steamed lobsters.
Taverna Pane e Vino Dodo 2010

2010 Pane e Vino Cortona Dodo

Sangiovese • 14% • 1 L
Pure Sangiovese from Tuscan renaissance man Arnaldo Rossi, Dodo is explosive on the palate with ripe black cherries, plum, anise and baking spices, all with an elegant balance.
La Serena Brunello 2009

2009 La Serena Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese • 14.5% • 750 mL
Small production Brunello by brothers Andrea and Marcello, their 2009 vintage shows more on the masculine side, with minerals, cocoa, tobacco, a touch of minerals and respectable tannins.
Luteraia Vino Nobile on dalluva.com

2011 Luteraia Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Sangiovese • 14.5% • 750 mL
Passionate micro-production (9,000 bottles) Vino Nobile from uber-natural winemaker. Later harvest than most results in deeper, richer berries, plums, violets, with vanilla and cloves on the finish.
Le Cinciole Petresco 2009

2009 Le Cinciole Petresco

Sangiovese • 13.5% • 750 mL
Petresco is Luca's riserva Chianti Classico. It's so special, he chooses not to call it Chianti Classico. This bursts in the mouth with red cherries, baked plums and fennel, with a long finish.
Le Cinciole Petresco 2010 on dalluva.com

2010 Le Cinciole Petresco

Sangiovese • 13.5% • 750 mL
Luca Orsini's 2010 Petresco (Chianti Classico Riserva in disguise) is fantastic, with rich ripe plums and black cherries on the palate, a touch of blueberry, nice herbal notes, wild fennel.
Tenimenti d'Alessandro Cortona Vin Santo 2001

2001 Tenimenti d’Alessandro Cortona Vin Santo

Trebbiano • 13.5% • 375 mL
Rich, ripe apricots, baked apples, yellow raisins and even a touch buttery, this Vin Santo from Massimo shows off what the Cortona area in Tuscany can do with late harvest Trebbiano & Malvasia.
Castello di Bolgheri DOC 2009

2011 Castello di Bolgheri Bolgheri Superiore

Cabernet Sauvignon • 14% • 750 mL
An old Bolgheri property with a long history (even if Bolgheri DOC is relatively new), this blend of Cab Sauv, Franc and Merlot has juicy blackberry and blueberry, with balanced tannin & acidity.
Bibi Graetz Testamatta Toscana 2011

2010 Bibi Graetz Testamatta Toscana

Sangiovese • 14.5% • 750 mL
This is Bibi's baby. Big, big Super Tuscan of pure Sangiovese by a cult-artist and winemaker, with great fruit and lots of aging in oak, fans swoon over this wine. You better like tannins.

Umbria: Sagrantino - Reds & Whites

Umbria is Italy's "green heart" and the best friend of Tuscany, and it's no slouch when it comes to producing reds and whites that rival bella Toscana. I'm a big fan of Sagrantino di Montefalco, the "sacred wine" dating back 700 years and originally produced by Franciscan friars. These days production is tiny but amazing. Check out these top gems of all Italian wines.

Sollucchero by Monte Valentino

NV Monte Valentino Sollucchero

Sangiovese • 16% • 500 mL
A red dessert wine from a base of Sangiovese, with wild mountain Visciole cherries steeped in the wine for 6 months. Pie cherries, baking spices, vanilla and more. Delicious.
Caprai Sagrantino Collepiano on dalluva.com

2009 Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano

Sagrantino • 14.5% • 750 mL
Marco's value Sagrantino is loaded with red cherries, blackberries, leather notes, some pleasant herbaceous and respectable tannins. Good to pair with a good grilled ribeye, wild boar stew, venison.
Paolo Bea Sagrantino Pagliaro Secco on dalluva.com

2007 Paolo Bea Pagliaro Sagrantino Secco

Sagrantino • 14.5% • 750 mL
Divine Sagrantino from master and eccentric winemaker Paolo Bea. Blackberries, ripe black cherries, and dried violets on the nose. Palate explodes with black fruits, dried herbs, cocoa, fennel. Yum
Sagrantino di Montefalco by Arnaldo Capria

2007 Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco 25 Anni

Sagrantino • 14.5% • 750 mL
Great producer of Sagrantino, Marco Caprai conjures up magic with his "25 Year" vintages. Blackberries, ripe black berries, hint of leather, baking spices, touch of vanilla, very long finish.

Liguria: Rossese - Vermentino - Cinque Terre

Liguria is a tough place to find wine available for importing to the States, especially around the Cinque Terre. Production is so small that many bottles just never make it onto our shores. I'm changing all that and bringing over some tasty Ligurian reds and whites.

Cantina Cinque Terre Costa Da' Posa on dalluva.com

2015 Cantina Cinque Terre Costa da’ Posa

Bosco • 13% • 750 mL
This is it baby, the only Cinque Terre DOC available in the US from the 5-Terre Co-op. The Costa da' Posa cru starts with pineapple and star fruit on the nose, lemon and fresh herbs on the palate.
Ka Mancine Rosesse Galeae on dalluva.com

2015 Ka Mancine Rossese di Dolceacqua “Galeae”

Rossese di Dolceacqua • 14% • 750 mL
From just outisde Dolceacqua, Maurizio makes a wild, herbal red with delightful aromas and flavors of pie cherries, all with the characteristic salty minerals find in Med wines in these parts.
Lunae Colli di Luni Vermentino Black Label at dalluva.com

2015 Lunae Vermentino Etichetta Nera (Black Label)

Vermentino • 13% • 750 mL
The 2015 vintage of this fabulous Ligurian Vermentino is even better than the blockbuster 2014. Lemons and limes, white wildflowers, honey, wild thyme. Pair with stuffed mussels and pesto dishes.

Lazio & Campania: Cesanese - Taurasi

These two western regions put out an amazing amount of wine, but many are little known by us Americans. I'm a fan of the reds from around Rome and the big-big Taurasi reds from near Naples. Check them out.

Terre Stregate Falanghina Svelato on dalluva.com

2014 Terre Stregate Falanghina del Sannio Svelato

Falanghina • 13.5% • 750 mL
Delicious Falanghina from Sannio (Benevento), baked yellow apple, mixed citrus and lime peel, touch of banana. Great value, Gambero Rosso 3 Glass winner and best value prize for 2016
Contrade di Taurasi Cantine Lonardo Coste 2008

2008 Contrade di Taurasi Cantine Lonardo Coste

Aglianico • 14% • 750 mL
Super ripe black plums, fig, balsamico, black tea leaves, black earth, dried roses. This is a very nice benchmark for Taurasi wines.

Sicily: Etna - Vittoria - Pantelleria

I love the wines of Sicily, especially the grumbly reds and whites of Mount Etna, and the delicate Zibibbo (Moscato) wines of scirocco-swept Pantelleria island. There's so much to explore in Sicily, and I'll be continuing to build up this part of my list.

Marco de Bartoli Pietranera 2013

2014 Marco de Bartoli Pietranera

Moscato • 11.5% • 750 mL
Dry Moscato? Yeah baby! Yeah! Marco is a fan of native Zibibbo grapes from the tiny, scirocco-swept island of Pantelleria just off the coast of Sicily. One of a kind, dry floral Moscato. Limited!
Bruno Ferrara Sardo 'Nzemmula Etna Rosso

2013 Bruno Ferrara Sardo Nzemmula Etna Rosso

Nerello Mascalese • 15.5% • 750 mL
I'm a Bruno believer. Bright cherry, grumbly black earth, tasty acidity, and tiny production (300 cases) make this a rare treat. Pair it up with Siciliani dishes or drink solo.
Benanti Pietramarina Etna Bianco Superiore on dalluva.com

2011 Benanti Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore

Carricante • 13% • 750 mL
Strong minerality with underlying agrumi-fruity notes like honeydew melon, white peach, almonds, flint & black ash. This really shows off what Mount Etna can do with whites. Pair with fleshy fish.
Girolamo Russo San Lorenzo on dalluva.com

2013 Girolamo Russo San Lorenzo

Nerello Mascalese • 14.5% • 750 mL
Giuseppe keeps making gustatory music with his 2013 San Lorenzo cru Etna Rosso. Intense strawberry, raspberry, cranberry with violets on the nose, grand finish. Gambero Rosso 3 Bicchieri winner.
Girolamo Russo Feudo on dalluva.com

2013 Girolamo Russo Feudo

Nerello Mascalese • 14.5% • 750 mL
Giuseppe Russo makes another gorgeous Etna Rosso from the Feudo Contrada outside of Randazzo, gushing with bright cherries, raspberries, and a distinctive earthiness+minerality. Stellar 2013 vintage.
Girolamo Russo Feudo di Mezzo on dalluva.com

2013 Girolamo Russo Feudo di Mezzo

Nerello Mascalese • 14.5% • 750 mL
Super rare (good luck finding it elsewhere) micro-production Etna Rosso (just 180 cases!) from 100 year old Nerello Mascalese vines. Deep red cherry, cranberry, earth. Miss out on this and you'll cry

Sicily: Other Reds and Whites

Sicily is a big island, and it is flooded with great wines from both International varieties like Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as island natives like Nero d'Avola, Grillo, and Inzolia.  Here are some of the best I've found on the island.

Donnafugata Chiaranda Chardonnay

2011 Donnafugata Chiarandà

Chardonnay • 14% • 750 mL
Elegant, juicy Mediterranean Chardonnay with ripe yellow apple, tropical fruits, scrub sage and wild thyme, and touch of vanilla. Really a very nice Siciliano white from a top producer.
Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte imported by Dall'Uva

2011 Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte

Nero d'Avola • 13.5% • 750 mL
Stunning Nero d'Avola from quintessential Siciliano producer Donnafugata, a Dall'Uva fan turned me onto this wine. First availability here in the States.

Sweet Wines

Italy produces some wonderful sweet wines, like the ethereal Vin Santo from Tuscany and the eccentric red dessert wine Sollucchero from the mountains of Umbria. Explore these for a sweet experience of Italy's indigenous grapes.

Sollucchero by Monte Valentino

NV Monte Valentino Sollucchero

Sangiovese • 16% • 500 mL
A red dessert wine from a base of Sangiovese, with wild mountain Visciole cherries steeped in the wine for 6 months. Pie cherries, baking spices, vanilla and more. Delicious.
Ezio Cerruti Moscato Passito Sol on dalluva.com

2011 Cerruti Moscato Passito Sol

Moscato Bianco • 15% • 375 mL
A lustful sweet wine from enigmatic Ezio Cerruti, from Moscato Bianco naturally dried in the vineyard, aged 36 months in wood. Orange blossom, dried apricots, acacia honey, saffron. Incredible wine.
Tenimenti d'Alessandro Cortona Vin Santo 2001

2001 Tenimenti d’Alessandro Cortona Vin Santo

Trebbiano • 13.5% • 375 mL
Rich, ripe apricots, baked apples, yellow raisins and even a touch buttery, this Vin Santo from Massimo shows off what the Cortona area in Tuscany can do with late harvest Trebbiano & Malvasia.
Avignonesi Vin Santo di Montepulciano

1998 Avignonesi Vin Santo

Trebbiano • 14.5% • 375 mL
Aged for 10 years, this Vin Santo has a glorious amber color with dried figs and apricots, delicious browned butter and molasses, and remarkably in-tact acidity. Ready to rock now, or lay it down.

Bubbly: Prosecco - Franciacorta

Who doesn't like bubbles? Prosecco is an easy drinker that's inexpensive and really delivers. For an Italian bubbly experience with kinship to the great Champagnes of France, check out Franciacorta.

Col Dorato Prosecco

NV Col Dorato Prosecco

Glera (Prosecco) • 12% • 750 mL
Bright, tasty, and cheap. This is a great little Prosecco that is nice to have on hand. Consider it the "house bubbly."
Venturni Baldini Reggiano Lambrusco on dalluva.com

2014 Venturini Baldini Reggiano Lambrusco

Lambrusco • 12% • 750 mL
A quaffable, fizzy red that goes great with anything porky, like mortadella, sausage pizza, or go with BBQ baby! Just don't put it on ice (that's not nice). Only place in America you'll find this one.
Sorelle Bronca Prosecco di Valdobbiadene NV on dalluva.com

NV Sorelle Bronca Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Extra Dry

Glera (Prosecco) • 11% • 750 mL
Opulent is the right word to describe this glorious Prosecco. Fab floral notes, juicy white peaces, acacia honey, and a creamy and rich mouth feel. Acidity is perfect. Perfect happy hour bubbly.

Italian Whites & Pinks

Italy produces some wonderful white wines, going beyond the usual Pinot Grigio that so many love. I'm building a rather eclectic list of delicious whites from up-and-down the peninsula. Many of these are seasonal and limited production, so check back often if you're a vino bianco fan.

Terre Stregate Falanghina Svelato on dalluva.com

2014 Terre Stregate Falanghina del Sannio Svelato

Falanghina • 13.5% • 750 mL
Delicious Falanghina from Sannio (Benevento), baked yellow apple, mixed citrus and lime peel, touch of banana. Great value, Gambero Rosso 3 Glass winner and best value prize for 2016
Mario Schiopetto Pinot Grigio on dalluva.com

2013 Mario Schiopetto Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio • 13.5% • 750 mL
Delightful PG done in the "ramato" winemaking style - think pink, but not quite. Dry red apple, carnation, minerals - very refreshing. Pair it with grilled sockeye salmon, roast chicken with lemon.
G.B. Burlotto Verduno Elatis Rosato on dalluva.com

2015 Burlotto Verduno Elatis Rosato

Nebbiolo • 14% • 750 mL
Fabio's Rosato is a hot property, I'm lucky to have it in. A happy pink blend of Nebbiolo, Pelaverga and Barbera with fresh raspberry, cherry, strawberry finish. Bright acidity and soft minerality.
Dal Cero Corte Giacobbe Pinot Grigio Ramato Blush

2014 Dal Cero Corte Giacobbe Pinot Grigio Ramato (Blush)

Pinot Grigio • 12.5% • 750 mL
Delightful PG done in the "ramato" winemaking style - think pink, but not quite. Dry red apple, carnation, minerals - very refreshing. Pair it with grilled sockeye salmon, roast chicken with lemon.
Cantina Cinque Terre Costa Da' Posa on dalluva.com

2015 Cantina Cinque Terre Costa da’ Posa

Bosco • 13% • 750 mL
This is it baby, the only Cinque Terre DOC available in the US from the 5-Terre Co-op. The Costa da' Posa cru starts with pineapple and star fruit on the nose, lemon and fresh herbs on the palate.
Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis 2015 on dalluva.com

2015 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis

Arneis • 13.5% • 750 mL
Bruno Giacosa is known for their powerful reds, but their Arneis white is fabulous. This is the best Arneis I've found. Yellow and red apples, peach, honeysuckle, touch of honeydew melon.
Lunae Colli di Luni Vermentino Black Label at dalluva.com

2015 Lunae Vermentino Etichetta Nera (Black Label)

Vermentino • 13% • 750 mL
The 2015 vintage of this fabulous Ligurian Vermentino is even better than the blockbuster 2014. Lemons and limes, white wildflowers, honey, wild thyme. Pair with stuffed mussels and pesto dishes.
Tenimenti d'Alessandro Fontarca 2011

2011 Tenimenti d’Alessandro Fontarca

Viognier • 13% • 750 mL
Tuscan Viognier? Yessir, that's right. Peach, lavender, with good acidity, this pairs nicely with chicken salad, pork dishes, seared scallops and steamed lobsters.
Marco de Bartoli Pietranera 2013

2014 Marco de Bartoli Pietranera

Moscato • 11.5% • 750 mL
Dry Moscato? Yeah baby! Yeah! Marco is a fan of native Zibibbo grapes from the tiny, scirocco-swept island of Pantelleria just off the coast of Sicily. One of a kind, dry floral Moscato. Limited!
Donnafugata Chiaranda Chardonnay

2011 Donnafugata Chiarandà

Chardonnay • 14% • 750 mL
Elegant, juicy Mediterranean Chardonnay with ripe yellow apple, tropical fruits, scrub sage and wild thyme, and touch of vanilla. Really a very nice Siciliano white from a top producer.

Pizza Wash

Yep, you guessed it -- these are bright, fresh & delicious when paired with pizzas, pastas and simple dishes. They're priced nicely, and worth stocking up as an everyday "house wine."

Vallevò Montepulciano d'Abruzzo on dalluva.com

2012 Vallevò Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Montepulciano • 13% • 750 mL
The perfect 'spaghetti red' at a remarkable price, this Montepulciano is simple but offers a mouthful of blackberries, black cherries and spices. I'd pop a cork anytime with grilled burgers or pizza.
Col Dorato Prosecco

NV Col Dorato Prosecco

Glera (Prosecco) • 12% • 750 mL
Bright, tasty, and cheap. This is a great little Prosecco that is nice to have on hand. Consider it the "house bubbly."
Savignola Paolina Chianti Classico 2011

2011 Savignola Paolina Chianti Classico

Sangiovese • 13.5% • 750 mL
Think "House Red" - this is a great Chianti Classico that goes well with simple meals. A gorgeous ruby red color, fresh red berries on the nose, black cherry on the palate, dried herbs and spices.
Venturni Baldini Reggiano Lambrusco on dalluva.com

2014 Venturini Baldini Reggiano Lambrusco

Lambrusco • 12% • 750 mL
A quaffable, fizzy red that goes great with anything porky, like mortadella, sausage pizza, or go with BBQ baby! Just don't put it on ice (that's not nice). Only place in America you'll find this one.
Terre Stregate Falanghina Svelato on dalluva.com

2014 Terre Stregate Falanghina del Sannio Svelato

Falanghina • 13.5% • 750 mL
Delicious Falanghina from Sannio (Benevento), baked yellow apple, mixed citrus and lime peel, touch of banana. Great value, Gambero Rosso 3 Glass winner and best value prize for 2016
Savignola Paolina Chianti Classico Riserva 2010

2010 Savignola Paolina Chianti Classico Riserva

Sangiovese • 13.5% • 750 mL
Ludovica's Riserva in the outstanding 2010 vintage is great find and a superb value. Black fruits, nutmeg, wild fennel come through in this well balanced Chianti.
Val delle Corti Chianti Classico 2008

2008 Val delle Corti Chianti Classico

Sangiovese • 13.5% • 750 mL
It was Roberto's 2008 Chianti Classico that got me hooked on Val delle Corti wines. This delicious wine explodes with black cherry, blackberries, anise, hints of vanilla and warm baking spices. Yum.
Burlotto Verduno Pelaverga 2015 on dalluva.com

2015 Burlotto Verduno Pelaverga

Pelaverga • 13% • 750 mL
An annual sell-out, Fabio Alessandria's Pelaverga is one fun party wine. Light-bodied with red cherries, crabapple, hints of red roses, a touch of clove, allspice – very yummy stuff. Super limited.
Le Cinciole Chianti Classico 2010

2010 Le Cinciole Chianti Classico

Sangiovese • 13.5% • 750 mL
I think that this is the best natural Chianti Classico around. Luca's 2010 is a rich melange of black cherry, blackberry, a touch of wild fennel and nutmeg. 2010 was a fabulous vintage in Chianti.
G.B. Burlotto Verduno Elatis Rosato on dalluva.com

2015 Burlotto Verduno Elatis Rosato

Nebbiolo • 14% • 750 mL
Fabio's Rosato is a hot property, I'm lucky to have it in. A happy pink blend of Nebbiolo, Pelaverga and Barbera with fresh raspberry, cherry, strawberry finish. Bright acidity and soft minerality.
Val delle Corti Chianti Classico on dalluva.com

2010 Val delle Corti Chianti Classico

Sangiovese • 13.5% • 750 mL
Roberto's 2010 Chianti Classico is sumptuous and shows off what the Radda mountains can do for Sangiovese. Bright cherry, blackberry, cocoa, wild fennel, nice acidity. Heavenly, and a great price.
Dal Cero Corte Giacobbe Pinot Grigio Ramato Blush

2014 Dal Cero Corte Giacobbe Pinot Grigio Ramato (Blush)

Pinot Grigio • 12.5% • 750 mL
Delightful PG done in the "ramato" winemaking style - think pink, but not quite. Dry red apple, carnation, minerals - very refreshing. Pair it with grilled sockeye salmon, roast chicken with lemon.
Zyme Valpolicella Reverie on dalluva.com

2015 Zyme Valpolicella Reverie

Corvina • 11.5% • 750 mL
Light and bright red that's a perfect intro to Valpolicella wines, pairs wonderfully with lighter summer meals. Morello cherry on the nose and palate, strawberry, raspberry, touch of black pepper.

Aromatized Wine: Vermouth - Chinato

Vermouth and Chinato are red or white wines that are flavored with aromatic herbs and spices. Produced mainly in Piemonte and Lombardia, most producers are massive and crank out endless bottles of the stuff -- but I've found some small-scale producers making artisanal Vermouth and Chinato that are absolutely delicious. Start your evening with a glass of Vermouth, or end your meal with a digestivo of Chinato. These are also superb ingredients for cocktails. Give it a shake.

Vergano Americano Chinato made from Grignolino grapes, on dalluva.com

NV Vergano Americano Grignolino Chinato

Grignolino • 16% • 750 mL
A more floral Chinato with violets, orange peel, cola, vanilla undertones with fennel, nutmeg, a touch of mint. Tasty.
Vergano Luli Chinato made from Moscato grapes, on dalluva.com

NV Vergano Luli Moscato Chinato

Moscato • 16% • 500 mL
Luli means "that one" and it's definitely a fav. Built on a Moscato base, this has sweet ripe yellow fruits, pineapple, candied citron, jasmine, cinnamon, vanilla, menthol. A crowd pleaser.
Vergano Nebbiolo Chinato on dalluva.com

NV Vergano Nebbiolo Chinato

Nebbiolo • 16.5% • 500 mL
A classic Chinato made from a base of Barbaresco from Rabaja, with cardamom, cinnamon, wild thyme, amarena cherry, vanilla, anise, and a touch of menthol.
Vergano Vermouth Bianco, on dalluva.com

NV Vergano Vermouth Bianco

Cortese • 16% • 750 mL
A classic Vermouth with pear notes, tarragon, candied citrus, pink peppercorns, menthol, anise, cinnamon. Pleasing and warm mouth feel. It's good for the soul.

Collectible Wines

Some wines are worthy of saving for special events, or made by particularly famous producers, or perhaps are simply in limited supply. We stock some cellar-worthy wines from up and down the Italian peninsula. If you're looking for something in particular, contact me.

Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2009 at dalluva.com

2009 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

Nebbiolo • 14% • 750 mL
The 2009 Bartolo vintage is perfect to enjoy now with succulent red cherry juices, anise, dried rose and carnations. Decent price for a grand producer, something to savor with friends.
Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2011

2011 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

Nebbiolo • 14.5% • 750 mL
The 2011 Mascarello Barolo is a remarkable vintage, drinkable now and will lay down for 20+ years. Complexity with sweet red cherries, floral nose of dried rose, crabapple, tobacco. Luscious.
Bibi Graetz Testamatta Toscana 2011

2010 Bibi Graetz Testamatta Toscana

Sangiovese • 14.5% • 750 mL
This is Bibi's baby. Big, big Super Tuscan of pure Sangiovese by a cult-artist and winemaker, with great fruit and lots of aging in oak, fans swoon over this wine. You better like tannins.
Gaja Barbaresco 2012 on dalluva.com

2012 Gaja Barbaresco

Nebbiolo • 14% • 750 mL
Angelo Gaja needs no introduction, and his 2012 Barbaresco is dense with super-ripe black fruits, dark cherries, tobacco, great minerality. Sourced from his Sori Tilden and San Lorenzo cru wines.
Voerzio Barolo La Serra

2011 Voerzio Barolo La Serra

Nebbiolo • 14.5% • 750 mL
Much more masculine than Roberto's Roche, I would bet on the La Serra 2011 to evolve beautifully in the coming years. Rich, dark black cherry, ripe plum, tobacco, herbal notes, tannins++. Long finish
Avignonesi Vin Santo di Montepulciano

1998 Avignonesi Vin Santo

Trebbiano • 14.5% • 375 mL
Aged for 10 years, this Vin Santo has a glorious amber color with dried figs and apricots, delicious browned butter and molasses, and remarkably in-tact acidity. Ready to rock now, or lay it down.
Voerzio Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata

2011 Voerzio Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata

Nebbiolo • 14.5% • 750 mL
Beautiful Barolo from the Rocche dell'Annunziata cru. I tasted this in October in La Morra, and it was more feminine and open than Roberto's La Serra. Silky cherries, violets, roses. Voluptuous.
Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2010

2010 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

Nebbiolo • 14% • 750 mL
OMG YES, this is the uber-rare 2010 vintage that Bartolo fans and collectors have been after since the day it was released. Think of it as a vino unicorn. Yes, I have some, but just a bit to share.
Zyme La Mattonara Amarone Riserva on dalluva.com

2004 Zyme La Mattonara Amarone Riserva

Corvina • 16% • 750 mL
Micro-production reserve Amarone (250 cases!) from eccentric producer Zýmē, full of dried plums, morellino cherries, black pepper, wild fennel, cocoa. Lay this gorgeous baby down for a while.
Amarone della Valpolicella by Quintarelli

2000 Quintarelli Amarone

Corvina • 16.5% (yes, that high) • 750 mL
The 2000 vintage of Giuseppe's work is rich with plums, cherry, cocoa, dark earth and a hint of smoke that lingers, this is showing nicely today and will for decades. Hand carried back from Italy.

Pantry: Olive Oil - Coffee - Chocolate

Every once in a while I run across some extraordinary pantry items while visiting new towns and markets. I bring over limited quantities of tasty items, like small production olive oil and micro-roasted coffee. Check back often for what's new in my shop.

Bucceletti Olivolo Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2015 in 250 ml can, on dalluva.com

Buccelletti Olivolo Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2015 (250ml can)

Dall'Uva Special Item
The 250 ml version of this awesome 2015 Tuscan oil, with lowest acidity level in 20 years. Crisp green oil from an organic olive grove lovingly tended by Lidia and Roberta. Pressed November 2015.
Sant'Eustachio Coffee, exclusive and direct from Rome

Sant’Eustachio Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee

Dall'Uva Special Item
Yes, it's THAT Sant'Eustachio, the wood-fired roaster in Rome. If you've been to Rome, you probably stopped in for an espresso. These are fresh beans direct from Rome.
Buccelletti Olivolo Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Buccelletti Olivolo Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2015 (750ml bottle)

Dall'Uva Special Item
2015 Tuscan oil is probably the best, lowest acidity olive oil in 20 years. Lidia and Roberta tirelessly work the olive groves through the year, resulting in this amazing oil. Pressed November 2015.
Alessi Parrot Sommelier Corkscrew - Proust Model

Alessi Parrot Sommelier’s Corkscrew

Dall'Uva Special Item
This is a perfect companion for serious wine lovers, Sommeliers, or fans of cool Alessi kitchen gear. I keep this "Sommelier's friend" on hand for all of my Wine Tasting events.

Books: Smart Travel

Smart travelers know that the secret to getting maximum thrills per minute on a trip to Italy is by buying and using a few key travel guide books. These are my personal favorites that I use on my trips, updated annually and direct from the Italian printers. Buonviaggio.

Slow Wine 2015 (English Edition)

Slow Wine 2015 (English)

Slow Food Editore • 256 pages • English language
The bright folks at Slow Food annually put out this reference to some of the best natural and authentic Italian wines you can find. This is their 3000-bottle English version.
Atlante Stradale Italia Nord

Map: Atlante Stradale d’Italia – Nord

Touring Club Italiano • 216 pages • English language
Cruising in Piedmont? Zipping from Milano to Venice? Save yourself a headache and use this printed map. Seriously, it will save you a lot of time and frustration on the road. No data plan required!
Atlante Stradale Italia Centro

Map: Atlante Stradale Italia – Centro

Touring Club Italiano • 168 pages • English language
Feel like buzzing down the Autostrada in Tuscany? This is the perfect map for your next trip, this will save you time and help you get around Italian roads. Skip the data plan, go old school.
Atlante Stradale Italia Sud

Map: Atlante Stradale Italia – Sud

Touring Club Italiano • 152 pages • English language
Driving in Southern Italy? This is the perfect map for your next trip, this will save you time and help you get around Italian roads. And no data plan required!
Locande d'Italia 2013

Locande d’Italia 2013

Slow Food Editore • 704 pages • Italian language
Italians (and savvy Americans in the know) use this guide to find the best places to stay in Italy while on holiday. It’s a “secret handshake” guide that is tough to find. 2013 edition is still good.
Osterie d'Italia 2016 on dalluva.com

Osterie d’Italia 2016

Slow Food Editore • 925 pages • Italian language
Skip Tripadvisor, you want this for your next trip. Eat like a local and skip the touristic bland food, all without paying much money. This is the 2016 edition, direct from Slow Food in Italy.
Gambero Rosso Vini d'Italia 2016

Vini d’Italia 2016 (Italian)

Slow Food Editore • 984 pages • Italian language
Great reference guide to the 421 fabulous winners of the Tre Bicchieri (3 Glasses) award for 2016.
Barolo MGA - The Barolo Great Vineyards Encyclopedia on dalluva.com

Barolo MGA – Great Vineyards Encyclopedia

Giunti Editore • 408 pages • English and Italian language
Alessandro Masnaghetti is a vineyard mapping maestro. This is a massive and important work that maps out all of the great Barolo vineyards. A must-buy for any serious Barolo lover. Great gift idea.

Books: Wine Guides - Maps

Explore Italy's wines through some very handy guidebooks published by subject matter experts. Many of these are published annually, and it pays to have a current copy on hand when diving into this year's release of Italian wines.

Vino Italiano by Bastianich and Lynch

Vino Italiano

Clarkson Potter • 544 pages • English language
This is the bible on Italian wines, written by some very sharp Americans who know their stuff. If you want to understand Italian wines, buy this and read it, front to back. Fun read.
Slow Wine 2015 (English Edition)

Slow Wine 2015 (English)

Slow Food Editore • 256 pages • English language
The bright folks at Slow Food annually put out this reference to some of the best natural and authentic Italian wines you can find. This is their 3000-bottle English version.
Gambero Rosso Vini d'Italia 2016

Vini d’Italia 2016 (Italian)

Slow Food Editore • 984 pages • Italian language
Great reference guide to the 421 fabulous winners of the Tre Bicchieri (3 Glasses) award for 2016.
Slow Wine 2015 Italian Edition

Slow Wine 2015 (Italian)

Slow Food Editore • 1088 pages • Italian language
Super-fans of Italian wines buy this version of Slow Food's annual compendium of 8,400 of Italy's best natural and authentic wines. This is the ITALIAN version, still very usable to find great wines