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Giulio Cocchi Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

Cocchi Brachetto d'Acqui

The most distinctive of sweet sparkling wines, Brachetto d’Acqui has had a steady presence in the Piedmontese wine history.

Giulio Cocchi presents this wine made of grapes from the typical DOCG zone, labeling it with the original liberty style poster dated 1932.


100% Brachetto d’Acqui


Bunches of grapes are harvested by hand and immediately pressed to obtain a very sweet and cherry red must, which will then ferment in autoclave. Thanks to this technique, the aromatic qualities of the grape pass to the wine, releasing its intense scent of rose and raspberry.


Cherry red with light notes and a joyful foam; vibrant, fresh and stylish bouquet with an intense scent of rose; gentle, slightly tannic to balance the sweet aroma and grant a pleasant persistence.

It is the perfect party wine that goes naturally well with fresh fruits, pastries or elaborate desserts.

A young wine to be served chilled; ideal for bars and patisseries, it can be best presented in cup-shaped glasses with a garnish of wild berries.

Boeri Barbera D’Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

Boeri Barbera d'Asti DOCG


Bricco Quaglia in the hills in Bionzo, a small hamlet of Costigliole d’Asti.

Grape variety

Barbera 100%

Vine age

8 – 10 years


calcareous base, mixed clay


In stainless steel vessels at controlled temperature for 8 to 9 months

Tasting notes:


intense ruby red, tends to acquire brownish hues with aging


intense bouquet when young, with pronounced spicy notes


Pronounced cherry and plum, with aging acquires notes of rich marmalades; a full and harmonious wine.

Alcohol content


Serve at

16-18° C

Aging potential

3 – 5


2012 Barbaresco Rabaja DOCG, Cascina Luisin, Piedmont

Cascina Luisin Barbarsco bottle shot








Estate: One of the oldest, and finest, Barbaresco estates, Cascina Luisin is located close to the village itself, overlooking its prime vineyard of Rabajà. Roberto is gradually filling the shoes of his father, Luigi Minuto. There has been a renovation of the large oak botti, with Austrian Stockinger oak, along with a new family reserves cellar for all those magnificent old bottles. Alongside the structured Rabajà, this year we are also offering the second release of their old-vine Asili.

Full Bodied, Dry | 14.0 % alcohol

Tasting Notes: Roberto’s Rabajà recalls the damp and then hot vintage, while expressing its prime, “front row”, west-facing, deep, grey, marne-clay soils perfectly. A darker, almost ruby red, it’s very, cooly composed, noble even, on the nose, with dried roses, black truffle and clove notes. Broad, emphatic and square-shouldered with lots of juicy flesh on those heavy bones, ensuring Rabajà’s well covered for the years to come as it ages in bottle.

Banfi Sciandor Moscato D’Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Banfi Sciandor Moscato d'Asti

Castello Banfi owns an historic 45 hectare estate in Strevi – Piedmont, named Banfi Piemonte.

Its vineyards are located between the towns of Novi Ligure and Acqui Terme, in an area passionately dedicated to producing the renowned traditional wines of Piedmont. The winery, established in Strevi in 1860, was purchased by Banfi in the late 1970s to complete its Piedmont estate.

The Banfi Piemonte portfolio boasts a wide range of products which includes unique sparkling wines, whites, and reds, all of them bearing the prestigious appellations of Piedmont.

Grapes grown in Strevi’s hilltop vineyards, traditionally dedicated to the production of Moscato grapes


Moscato 100%


The selected grapes are gently pressed. The must is then filtered and fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures between 17-18° C until an alcohol content of 4,5% is reached.


Colour: golden pale straw.

Bouquet: varietal aromas, delicate with hints of peach blossom and ripe fruit.

Taste: soft, well-rounded, reminiscent of honey, with subtle hints of raisins on the finish.


Soft and lively, Sciandor, our Tappo Raso wine, is made from ripe grapes grown in Strevi, the area more dedicated to the Moscato grape than any other region. This wine expresses, at their best, all the typical sweet and aromatic characteristics of this varietal.

Pio Cesare Gavi DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

Pio Cesare Gavi




Sourced exclusively from hillside vineyards, in very select locations of the Gavi area, from families who have been producing grapes for Pio Cesare for generations.


Fermentation at low temperature in stainless steel tanks.


In stainless steel tanks with extensive lees contact.


Fresh, clean and spicy aromas. Salty, with ripe fruit and rich, complex flavor. Great ageing potential.

La Spinetta Barolo Campè, Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

La Spinetta Campe Barolo

Denomination – Barolo

Grape variety – 100% nebbiolo

Alcohol content – 14.5% ABV

Awards – 97 pts James Suckling, 94 pts Vinous

Vineyard – Campe vineyard with calcareous soil and vines 52-58 years old

Winemaking – alcoholic fermentation for 7-8 days in temperature-controlled rotofermenters; malolactic fermentation in oak, aged for 24 months in new, medium toast French oak barrels, followed by 9 months in stainless steel vats and 12 months in the bottle.

Unfiltered and unclarified

Tasting notes – Intense, vibrant ruby red with aromas of rose petal, raspberry, mint, and sweet tobacco. Beams of tannin give the wine much of its shape and overall energy, but it is the translucence of the fruit that is the most unique signature. Can age for 25-30 years.