Celebrate with Grower Champagne!

Save 10% on Bottles; 15% off six bottles

Grower CHAMPAGNE from GUY LARMANDIER

GUY LARMANDIER Premier Cru Vertus Brut $50; Special $45 “Mostly Chardonnay from Vertus with a dollop of Pinot Noir that spends at least three years on its lees. Inviting, sweet aromatics lead to a focused expression of flowers, white fruits and minerals. Outstanding clarity and finesse, with a long, crisp finish that invites a second taste. Simply put, this is irresistible juice. — WA

GUY LARMANDIER Grand Cru Cramant Blanc des Blancs $60; Special $54. “An array of exotic aromas and flavors in a full-bodied, intense style. Notes of mint, flowers, licorice, graphite and apricots emerge… Sweet, long and powerful, the wine shows outstanding persistence on the palate and the pure breed of a first-class wine. 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay from Cramant.” — WA

GUY LARMANDIER Premier Cru Vertus Brut Rose’ $65; Special $58.50.  “Offers an enticing floral lift to its notes of mint, roses, pomegranate and sweet spices. This powerful, mineral-driven wine possesses tons of depth and personality in a vinous style that will blossom to the fullest at the dinner table.” –WA

Featured Sparkler:

PHILIPPE FOREAU 2007 Vouvray Brut Reserve $45; Tasting $40.50. (Loire Valley) 100% Chenin Blanc. In rare vintages, conditions are so favorable that Philippe Foreau makes a separate cuvée of sparkling Vouvray named for the vintage.  In this case, the wine ages on the lies for 60+ months! This vintage reserve Vouvray Brut is dry, rich and wonderfully complex. Outstanding!

SPECIAL: 10% off bottles of grower Champagne!

VINTAGES’ astounding selection of Grower Champagne is the most impressive and extensive to be found anywhere. Don’t wait to make your bubbly selections — quantities are limited!

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CEDRIC BOUCHARD Roses de Jeanne

2012 Cote de Val Vilaines Blanc de Noir $65; Special $58.50

2007 Cote de Bechalin $100; Special $90

GUY LARMANDIER, Vertus

Premier Cru Vertus Brut $50; Special $45

Grand Cru Cramant Brut $60; Special $54

Premier Cru Vertus Brut Rose’ $65; Special $58.50

ROGER COULON, Vrigny & Ambonnay

Premier Cru Brut Tradition $50; Special $45

Millesime 2005 Brut Blanc de Noir $75; Special $67.50

PIERRE PETERS Blanc de Blancs & Chetillon

Gaston Chiquet champ pierre peters

Jerome Prevost

Pierre Gimmonet

and so many more!

Featured Sparkler:

PHILIPPE FOREAU 2007 Vouvray Brut Reserve $45

100% Chenin Blanc. In rare vintages, conditions are so favorable that Philippe Foreau makes a separate cuvée of sparkling Vouvray that specifies the vintage.  In this case, the wine ages on the lies for 60+ months. This vintage reserve Vouvray brut is dry, rich and wonderfully complex. Outstanding!

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Very, Very Good!

TOP GIFT IDEAS from VINTAGES

1. Make a BIG impression with MAGICAL MAGS! Magnum bottles now 15% off!

2010 CANTINA del PINO Barbaresco “Albesani” 95 pts. 1.5L Reg. $135; now $114.75 NET

2010 CANTINA del PINO Barbaresco “Ovello” 96 pts. 1.5L Reg. $135; now $114.75 NET

2008 CANTINA del PINO Barbaresco Reg. $95; Now $80.85 net

SAN FEREOLO “1593″ Dogliani Reg. $80; Now $68

ALESSANDRIA 2008 “Rossoluna” $75; Now $63.75

JEROME CHEZEAUX Vosne Romanee Les Chaumes $195;

JEAN-MARIE FOURRIER 2011 Vougeot $275; Now $233.75

Jean Marc Morey 2010 Chassagne Le Caillerets $185; Now $157.25

RINALDI Barolo 2008 Brunate $295; Now $250.75

RINALDI Barolo 2007 Cannubi $295; Now $250.75


2. Wine Carrier Gift Boxes – 2 or 3 bottles

Select your favorites, or choose from our ready-to-go selections, with descriptive notes enclosed.  Tawny, Gold, or Black finished with a festive bow!

1 bottle box = $2.95

2 bottle box = $4.50

3 bottle box = $5.50

3. Wine Crate Gift Boxes – 6 or 12 bottles

Custom selected wines packed in wood wine crates, wrapped with cellophane and finished with a bow.

For example, the Produttori del Barbaresco 2009 Riserva Mixed 6-pak = $353

2 bottles each:

2009 Montefico $52 ea

2009 Montestefano $52 ea

2009 Rabaja $65 ea

Total $353

CUSTOM GIFT BOXES:

6 btls: $10 wrap fee

12 btls: $15 wrap fee

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2010 BAROLO – Greatest Ever!

2010 BAROLO: The Greatest in Decades
Perfect vintage to share, cellar and give

It’s no secret that we are big fans of nebbiolo and its singular expressions: Barolo and Barbaresco. It’s exciting to have this “greatest” vintage to share our passion for these wines. And while we are thrilled to offer the pinnacle producers — Rinaldi, Conterno, Mascarello, etc. — we are equally proud of seeking out and presenting “under the radar” estates making exceptional wines that are also great values. We are happy to continue to present these up and coming superstars of Barolo exclusively to our VINTAGES customers.
VINTAGES offers a great range of 2010 Barolo, starting at $35! Enjoy near-term, or cellar for a special occasion; 2010 Barolo is the perfect gift for the wine lovers in your life!

While some 2010′s are already sold-out, following are the 2010 Barolos in-stock and available for purchase:

2010 ALESSANDRIA Barolo – Exclusive

2010 BREZZA Barolo — Exclusive

2010 BROVIA Barolo Rocche & Ca’Mia

2010 CHIARA BOSCHIS Barolo Cannubi, Mosconi, & Via Nuova (offered in mixed 6-pak)

2010 LUCIANO SANDRONE 100 pt. Barolo offered in package

2010 VIETTI Barolo Lazzarito

2010 VIETTI Barolo Ravera 100 pts. $255

“The 2010 Barolo Ravera is one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted from Vietti. Stunning. It’s as simple as that. Freshly cut flowers, mint, spices, crushed rocks and pine jump from the glass in a vivid, crystalline wine endowed with captivating purity, clarity and finesse. The 2010 takes hold of the palate and never lets up, gaining body, breadth and volume over time. Readers who can find the 2010 Ravera should not hesitate. It is a legendary, benchmark Barolo in the making. 100 pts.” — A. Galloni, Vinous



mascarello monprivato

2010 GIUSEPPE MASCARELLO  Barolo “Monprivato” $155

So many ways to save on this legendary Barolo…
1-5 bottles: Now 10% off! ($139.50 ea)

6-11 bottles: 15% off ($131.75 ea)
12+ bottles: 20% off! ($124 ea
)

SPECIAL SALE PRICES END on Wed. Dec. 24 at 5pm.

Shop in Concord or Call 978-369-2545 by 5pm Sunday.

This week we received our shipment of 2010 Barolo Monprivato and were so eager to taste this iconic wine, that we took a bottle to Peach Farm in Chinatown to have with Peking Duck. Wow! What an ethereal, fine, delicate, and seamless Barolo! Super smooth and absolutely comparable to great Pinot Noir from Burgundy. Not the power and depth of great Grand Crus from Gevry Chambertin or Morey St Denis, more like the finesse of Volnay or Chambolle. A quintessential example of what the 2010 vintage is all about, weightlessness, an almost imperceptible fine grained tannic structure and a polished smoothness that I’m not sure I’ve ever quite experienced. Sublime.

Now available in both stores. Reserve with credit card. Case orders will be filled first.

Call 978-369-2545 or email.

BARTOLO MASCARELLO Barolo six pack

Compelling Vertical Six-Pack: 2008-2009-2010 Barolos!
BARTOLO MASCARELLO BAROLO Vertical SIX PACK

VINTAGES is pleased to offer this incredible vertical six pack of three Bartolo Mascarello Barolos, at a special price. A stunning gift for the Barolo-phile in your life!

Bartolo Mascarello Barolo Vertical Six Pack– 2 bottles of each:
2010 Barolo 99pts.  Reg. $175 net; $150 ea

2009 Barolo 94pts.  Reg. $128; $108.80 ea

2008 Barolo 98pts.  Reg. $128; $108.80 ea

TOTAL $735.20 for six-pack; SAVE $127!

CALL 978-369-2545 or 617-484-4560 or email.See below for more details and prices for different bottlings. Some quantities are extremely limited!

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Get ready for Turkey Fest 2014!


Mix it up with tasteful, versatile wines

turkey tjAmerica’s national festival of gratitude. i.e., “Turkey Fest,” is just two weeks away! What’s new? The food? Nope, don’t even try to mess with that. The people? You could wish for different relatives, but they’re still the same ones. What about the wine? Oh yes. Here you can introduce something deliciously different, even exciting. Count on VINTAGES to offer the best of tradition, as well as ways to tastefully mix it up!

Top Ten Wines for TURKEY FEST 2014!
Mix it up with tasteful, versatile wines and SAVE 15%!
THANKSGIVING is right around the corner: What’s new? The food? Nope, don’t even try to mess with that. The people? You could wish for different relatives, but they’re still the same ones. What about the wine? Oh yes. Here you can introduce something deliciously different, even exciting.

Count on VINTAGES to offer the best of tradition, as well as ways to tastefully mix it up!Here’s VINTAGES TOP TEN for TURKEY, now 15% OFF!

whites

ALBERT BOXLER Edelzwicker $28; SPECIAL $23.80

LA TOSA Sorriso di Cielo $25; SPECIAL $21.25

SAN FEREOLO Bianco $25; SPECIAL $21.25

LUIGI Maffini Kratos $25; SPEC. $21.35

and Pietraencatenta $35; SPECIAL $29.75

MARISA CUOMO Ravello & Furore $30; SPEC. $25.50albert boxler trio

and 10/11 Fiorduva $70; SPEC. $59.50

2012 Fiorduva $75; SPEC. $63.75

reds

PIERRE USSEGLIO Chateauneuf du Pape $55; SPEC. $46.75

MARCEL LAPIERRE Morgon $30; SPECIAL $25.50

LA TOSA Gutturnio Vignamorello $30; SPECIAL $25.50

LA TOSA Gutturnio Frizzante 17.99; SPECIAL $15.29

BREZZA Langhe Nebbiolo 19.99; SPECIAL $16.99

SEAN THACKREY Pleiades $38; SPECIAL $32.30

Our picks:

2013 LA TOSA Terrafiaba Gutturnio Frizzante $17.99
A red sparkling? Yes, berry-scented refreshment.

And two beautifully dry options from France:

2009 CHATEAU DE L’EPERONNIERE Crémant de Loire $22

2011 DOMAINE BECHTOLD Crémant d’Alsace “Methode Traditionelle” $25

TRADITION is a beautiful thing, done right. White wines in tall, skinny bottles such as Rieslings, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris from Germany & Alsace are always a great choice. Fantastic with food, lower in alcohol, crowd pleasers.Try these ultimate classics from Alsace:

ZIND-HUMBRECHT

2011 Pinot Blanc $19.99

2012 Pinot Gris $25

And ALBERT BOXLER:

2012 Edelzwicker $28

2012 Pinot Blanc $30

And small-production Mosel German Riesling from PETER LAUER:

2013 PETER LAUER Riesling “Barrel X” $22

2013 PETER LAUER Riesling “Senior” $35

2013 PETER LAUER Riesling “Stirn” $50

Don’t miss these seasonal northern Italian favorites:

2012 LA TOSA Riodeltordo Malvasia blend $14.99

2013 COLTERENZIO Pfefferer Dry Moscato $14.99

2012 LA TOSA Sorriso di Cielo Malvasia $25

2009 SAN FEREOLO Langhe Bianco (Riesling/Gewurz) $25

2012 LECHTHALER Riesling $14.99

And, these great whites from Campania & Sicily:

2013 LUIGI MAFFINI Kratos $25

2013 MARISA CUOMO Ravello $30

2013 TERRE NERE Mt. Etna Bianco $23

REDS:

Pinot Noir is the supreme tradition, and you simply can’t go wrong with its many expressions: Burgundy, Oregon, California, and more. Cru Beaujolais from Gamay is a worthy new tradition, but nouveau is old (hat).

Red Burgundy:

2012 FRANCOIS RAQUILLET Mercurey VV $35   raquillet mercurey

Black cherry, earth and a peppery character.

2012 PARIZE Givry Champs Nalot $30

Perfume of wild berries, lovely soft fruit

2013 MARCEL LAPIERRE Morgon $30

Juicy, silky gamay that takes you all the way from canape to cranberry fluff

Finally, the ultimate Turkey-Friendly red winner is:

2013 ALESSANDRIA Verduno Pelaverga $22 alessandria pelaverga label

Juicy berry fruit, spices, easy-drinking

American-made, turkey-friendly:

2010 EASTON Amador Zinfandel $19.99

2011 EASTON Cabernet Franc $25

SEAN THACKREY “Pleiades” $38

2012 EVESHAM WOOD Pinot Noir $25

2011 STORYBOOK MOUNTAIN Zinfandel $40
simply awesome old-school zin

WEST COUNTY (hard) CIDER $14
Traditional and local!

Don’t forget the pink! Rose is great for Thanksgiving, it’s beautiful on the table and so refreshing! And, its 15% off!

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GIUSEPPE RINALDI Barolo: New & Library Releases

VINTAGES is pleased to offer these wines from the maestro of traditional Barolo, GIUSEPPE RINALDI.

To order: call 978-369-2545 or email eric@vintagesonline.com.

GIUSEPPE RINALDI BAROLO!

In-stock available now– quantity discounts  of 10% on 6 bottles or 15% on 12+ bottles will apply.

2009 G. Rinaldi Barolo Brunate/Le Coste $125 (13 bottles)

2008 G.Rinaldi Barolo Brunate/Le Coste Magnum $275 (5 bottles)

2008 G.Rinaldi Barolo Brunate/Le Coste 3 Liter $630 (1 bottle)

2008 G. Rinaldi Barolo Ravera/Cannubi-San Lorenzo $125 (8 bottles)

2007 G.Rinaldi Barolo Ravera/Cannubi-San Lorenzo Magnum $275 (4 bottles)

1996 G. Rinaldi Barolo Brunate/Le Coste Magnum $400 (4 bottles)

The following wines are SPECIAL ORDER ONLY – new and library releases

GIUSEPPE RINALDI Barolo Brunate/Le Coste
Minimum order = solid case of 12 bottles. Price per bottles includes 15% case discount.

2009 Barolo Brunate $127.50 (2 cases)

2008 Barolo Brunate $165.75 (2 cases)

2007 Barolo Brunate $139.74 (3 cases)

2005 Barolo Brunate $135.15 (1 case)

2003 Barolo Brunate $132.60 (3 cases)

2001 Barolo Brunate $168.30 (2 cases)

To order: call 978-369-2545 or email eric@vintagesonline.com.

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Eric Broege gets his “Somm on…”

VINTAGES Wine Director, or Sommelier?
Eric Broege invited to be GUEST SOMMELIER at Craigie!

While you may know VINTAGES’ Eric Broege as your local wine merchant, Eric is also recognized as a highly-regarded wine professional by sommeliers at the top restaurants in Boston. Recently, the restaurant CRAIGIE on MAIN in Cambridge invited Eric to be the Guest Sommelier for the dinner service on Sat. November 1! As Guest Sommelier, Eric will select the wine pairings for the restaurant’s featured eight-course tasting menu. Further, Craigie staff invited Eric to make recommendations featuring the wines that are exclusive to VINTAGES, not just from their own wine list. Clearly, the restaurant has a great deal of confidence in Eric’s wine selections and pairing expertise on a busy Saturday night.

Congratulations to Eric for this recognition of his professional expertise and accomplishment, and congratulate yourself for having the good fortune and impeccable taste to have such an esteemed wine professional curating your wine purchases — at far less than restaurant prices!

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