"Settled first by Etruscans then the Romans, the territory of Tuscany has been prized since antiquity for its rich soil and favorable climate for the cultivation of grapes and olives. The earliest documentation of a "Chianti wine" dates back to the 13th century when viticulture was known to flourish in the "Chianti Mountains" around Florence. The name 'La Maialina' (little pig) references the Cinta Senese heirloom breed that originated in the Siena area during the 1300's and is the only Tuscan native pig to survive extinction.
La Maialina Chianti expresses a ruby red color, with bright aromas and flavors of red cherries and ripe strawberries with hints of sweet spices and a soft finish."
Known for their prestigious Brunello di Montalcino, Altesino began making the Rosso di Altesino in 1989 to offer a high-quality wine at a price that could be enjoyed everyday. 80% Sangiovese with 20% Cabernet and Merlot, this is a fresh wine with a bright, ruby red color. Notes of red roses and violets, the wine itself is dry and slightly rustic. Pasta or lasagne with a bolognese sauce would be a match made in an italian kitchen...or heaven, isn't that the same place? $19.99
The Morellino di Scansano, a variety of Sangiovese, is often called the crown jewel of Tuscany. One of eight DOCGs from this sunny region, it is only produced in exceptional vintages. This wine is ruby red with a floral nose of roses, iris, ferns and berries. Thanks to a delicate palate and fresh, light tannins, it pairs easily with red tomato sauces, pizza, and sausage dishes. $19.99
We just love finding inexpensive wines that over-deliver! Veteran Denver restaurateur, Blair Taylor, has scoured the Italian countryside in search of fun, delicious, and affordable wines to import. 'Ardente' is the latest edition to an expanding portfolio.
This Tuscan red blend delivers deep and dark aromas of black fruit and amarena cherries. The wine is weighty on the palate with texture and grip, and offers the unmistakable flavor of cocao.
For you lovers out there, you'll be pleased to know that 'Ardente' translates to: fiery; aglow; burning hot; filled with strong emotion.
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