CHANDON de BRIAILLES: BURGUNDY at its Apex

Chandon de Briailles Burgundy Tasting

Mark your calendar — Burgundy Wine Tasting April 4 & 5
April 4, 4-7pm: Belmont

April 5, 12-3pm: Concord

TASTING SPECIAL: 15% OFF!

DOM. CHANDON de BRIAILLES

white

2009 Corton Blanc $125
2011 Corton Blanc $125 (special order for following weechandon briailles claudek delivery)

red

2011 Pernand-Vergelesses – $45
2011 Pernand 1er Ile des Vergelesses – $55
2011 Savigny les Beaune – $40
2011 Savigny 1er Cru Lavieres – $50
2011 Corton Marechaudes – $100
2011 Corton Bressandes – $110 (special order for following week delivery)

15% Discount applied at checkout.

For the past decade, we have been delighted to present the wines of CHANDON de BRIAILLES to our customers. We have hosted winemaker Claude de Nicolay on several occasions, and it’s been extremely rewarding to engage the distinctive “earthy-ethereal” nature of these supremely elegant whites and reds. If you want to experience what Burgundy is about, taste terroir, and experience how a grape transmits a particular place into your glass, then Chandon de Briailles is your estate — we strongly encourage you to take the opportunity to taste these wines. While you’re here, please take advantage of the special tasting discount of 15% and support everyone involved in making this rare experience available to you!

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New from TOMMASO BUSSOLA, Amarone Maestro

New from the Maestro of Amarone
TOMMASO BUSSOLA’S Singular Masterworks
bussola in cellar Tommaso Bussola is a tour-de-force in the Veneto — a maestro at the top of his game. These Amarones are singular masterpieces,  reaching for an atmospheric level of gorgeous expression and elegance. Our 2011 dinner in Negrar, Italy with Daniela and Tommaso was a spectacular tasting of older vintages of Amarone TB and TB Vigneto Alto. As the wines opened up, the deep, layered flavors and rich, sensual textures were mind-blowing, and indelibly etched on our palates. The wines of Tommaso Bussola are as exuberant & vibrant as the man himself,  yet rich, sensual, and beautifully expressive. If you haven’t yet experienced an Amarone, Valpolicella or Ripasso from Tommaso Bussola, there’s no longer any reason to wait.

2008 Valpolicella Classico Sup. TB $40

“Bussola’s 2008 Valpolicella Classico Superiore TB is gorgeous. Savory herb notes meld into dark cherry and plum notes in this  fleshy, radiant Valpolicella. At five years of age the 2008 remains juicy, plump and full of life. Expressive, deeply spiced nuances wrap around the finish. This is a terrific showing.” — Vinous

2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico $65 bussola amarone doc label

A gorgeous, full-bodied, layered Amarone. Mocha, chocolate, autumn leaves and spice-inflected nuances inform the crystalline finish. Total class and elegance.

2006 Amarone Classico TB “Vigneto Alto” $195

The TB Vigneto Alto is one of Italy’s reference-point wines. Bussola makes this old-vine Amarone Riserva only in select vintages. “Espresso, dark cherries, new leather and licoricbussola amaronee saturate the palate as the 2006 TB blossoms in seemingly every direction. Layers of fruit continue to build as the wine flows through to the huge, full-bodied finish..” –Vinous

Very limited; only 7 six-packs in the state–VINTAGES received most of it. Don’t wait.

Available in both stores. Call Concord 978-369-2545, Belmont 617-484-4560 or email.

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Monumental Barolo Riserva from VIETTI

VIETTI 2006 Barolo Villero Riserva

“Elegance and Power come together in grand style”

2006 VIETTI Barolo Villero Riserva 97+ pts. $300 per bottle, three bottle case $255 PER BOTTLE

A rare collectors’ item, one of the truly benchmark wines from the historic cellar of Vietti. The magnificent 2006 vintage of this storied Grand Cru vineyard in Castiglione di Falletto marks the ninth release since 1982. Villero’s hallmark characteristics of fine tannic structure and a cool, austere, reserved style, are augmented by Luca Currado’s immaculate work in the vineyards, harvesting perfectly ripe Nebbiolo grapes and using judicious amounts of new oak, to allow the vineyard characteristics of this hallowed site to speak with great clarity. Pure class.

Call 978-369-2545 or email to order.

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CHIARA BOSCHIS: First Lady of Barolo

E. PIRA winemaker visits VINTAGES

Even more welcome than the first day of spring is a visit from the “First Lady of Barolo,” CHIARA BOSCHIS. The acclaimed winemaker at E. Pira estate is one of the few women winemakers in the region, and her stunning wines are in a class of their own. Gorgeous fruit, vibrant aromas and flavors, bursting with irrepressible personality, yet perfectly balanced between elegance and earth. Impeccable!

2011 E. PIRA Barbera d’Alba Superiore $35
Juicy dark fruit and sweet spices combine for a mouthwatering, classic Barbera. Gorgeous.

2009 E. PIRA Barolo Cannubi $110 extremely limited   “The reigning queen is the 2009 Barolo Cannubi. This outstanding wine shows gorgeous inner and outer beauty. The balsam intensity is mind-blowing: menthol notes are woven together with ginger, cola, dried rosemary, pressed rose and licorice. The wine leaves a memorable trail of lasting elegance thanks to its finely polished tannins and silky texture. 96 pts.” — WA

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Winemaker Tasting: Nicoletta Bocca, San Fereolo

Nicoletta Bocca, San Fereolo

TRANSCENDENT DOLCETTO!
We are thrilled to host Nicoletta Bocca from Dogliani, Italy on her first visit to Boston! Join us in the Belmont store on Fri March 7 or Sat. March 8 in Concord for a presentation of these exceptional wines.

SAN FEREOLO WINEMAKER TASTING:

FRI. MAR. 7, 4-7pm, in Belmont
SAT. MAR. 8, 2-5pm in Concord

Nicoletta Bocca founded SAN FEREOLO in 1992 on a stunning hilltop overlooking the village of Dogliani in Italy’s Piedmont region. She makes compelling wines with an artist’s vision and an intuitive sense of the land. Her pioneering efforts have resulted in DOCG recognition for her distinctive Dogliani Dolcetto, award-winning wines, and a commitment to biodynamic farming for all her wines.

Come and meet Nicoletta and get to know these wines!

SAN FEREOLO wines featured at the tasting may include:

2011 San Fereolo Dolcetto “Valdiba” $15.99

2006 San Fereolo Langhe Rosso “Austri” $25

2007 San Fereolo Dogliani Sup. $25

2009 San Fereolo Langhe Bianco $25

2008 San Fereolo “Il Provinciale” $35

San Fereolo “1593″ 1.5L $75

Nicoletta Bocca at Vinitaly 2011


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“Winter White” Burgundy Sale!

Winter White Burgundy on sale!
Save 15% on all Burgundy Chardonnay.

SALE ENDS FEB. 28!

2010 JEAN MARC PILLOT Chassagne Montrachet Les Vergers $75 (Spec. $63.75)

2010 JEAN MARC MOREY Chassagne Montrachet Les Caillerets $85 Spec. $72.25 (and 1.5L $185; Spec. $157.25)

2009 VERGET Grand Cru Chablis

2009 VERGET Chablis Bougros V.V. $95 Spec. $80.75

2009 VERGET Chablis Blanchots $95 Spec. $80.75

2009 VERGET Chablis Vaudesir $105 Spec. $89.25

2009 VERGET Chablis 1er cru Montee de Tonnere $55 Spec $46.75

CHANDON de BRIAILLES

2009 Corton Grand Cru Blanc $125 Spec. $106.25

2010 Pernand de Vergelesses Iles de Vergelesses $65 Spec. $55.25

2010 Corton Grand Cru Blanc $125 Spec. $106.25

2009 Corton Charlemagne $165 Spec. $140.25

Ravenous for RAVENEAU– 15% off!

2006 RAVENEAU Butteaux 1er cru $184.50 Spec. $156.82

2009 RAVENEAU Butteaux 1er cru $196.50 Spec. $167

2006 RAVENEAU Chapelot 1er cru $196.50 Spec. $167

2009 RAVENEAU Chapelot 1er cru $196.50 Spec. $167

2009 RAVENEAU Blanchot Grand Cru $370.50 Spec. $314.92

2006 RAVENEAU Valmur Grand Cru $465 Spec. $395.25

JACQUES CARILLON 2010 & 2011

2010 CARILLON Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Les Macherelles $85 Spec $72.25

2010 CARILLON Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts $115 Spec. $97.75

2011 CARILLON Puligny-Montrachet $75 Spec. $63.75

2011 CARILLON Puligny-Montrachet Le Perriere $120 Spec. $102

2011 CARILLON Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts $135 Spec. $114.75

2011 CARILLON Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Les Macherelles $98 Spec $83.30

SALE ENDS FEB. 28.

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