MEMBERSHIP PLAN: GOLD

12th SHIPMENT:FALL 2023

Theme of the Shipment: “FAMILY-RUN WINERIES"

​These wines have been selected by Francesco. We firmly believe that this selection represents the best we can offer in this price range. We are proud to present each one of these wines and we hope you will enjoy them till the last drop. Each bottle will be paired with an iconic song that reflects the personality of the wine.

  • Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Docg 2018 Song: Careless Whisper by George Michael. One of the very top Brunellos by one of the most iconic and historical estates of Montalcino. The prestigious Fuligni family of noble descent has established themselves in this Tuscan town at the beginning of the 20th Century with Mr. Giovanni Maria Fuligni. Now, under the fearless leadership of his daughter Mrs. Maria Flora Fuligni since 1971, the estate has become the pinnacle of wine production in Montalcino for its top-quality wines, producing some of the finest Sangioveses in the world. Red Ruby color with shades of garnet, the wine offers a palate of overwhelming elegance and impeccable quality: ripe cherry, red currant, aromatic herbs, an high-quality earthy scent of mushroom, juniper, peony and a slight note of licorice. The taste confirms a quintessential elegance: a gentle warmth caresses the palate, with a perfectly integrated tannin and a never-ending finish of red fruits and ink. 2018 is a vintage that can be enjoyed now despite its youth and Fuligni made a wine that whispers to the soul, a spectacular Brunello that lives up to the fame of the estate. 100% Sangiovese. 1bt in shipment. Drink Through 2023-2029. Open 3h before. Price range $90

  • Scarzello Barolo Docg 2019 Song: The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin. The Scarzellos, winemakers in Barolo since 1947, have always followed the traditional style, in order to produce authentic and expressive wines. Now led by Federico, the estate, which is only 11 acres of vineyard, has become one of the points of reference for ‘Old school’ Barolos. In the glass we can feel all the elegance of Nebbiolo, combined with the generosity of 2019 vintage, for a warm, less austere and more ready-to-drink Barolo. Light ruby/garnet color typical of Barolo, the bouquet is introspective and almost philosophical, like a still-life painting: wild rose, maraschino cherry, orange zest, talc, balm, tobacco, cinnamon. Palate is rich and complex, with an initial warmth that caresses the mouth, combined with a succulent tannin, finishing in a never-ending, fulfilling taste of wild rose, maraschino, balm, truffle. A wine for the ages, yet extremely elegant despite its youth. Best paired with the iconic album Houses of the Holy by the greatest Rock band of all times. 100% Nebbiolo. 1bt in Shipment. Drink Through 2023-2029. Open 3h before. Price Range $58 

  • Ricci Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Docg 2015 Song: Let’s Get it On by Marvin Gaye. The Ricci family, now with the siblings Ferruccio & Ida, is the proprietor of one of the oldest winemaking estates in Montalcino, located precisely in the small town of Sant’Angelo in Colle. While their vineyards are noticed for the beautiful roses that are planted as an early warning system in case of diseases of the vines, their wines represent the generosity of the Sangiovese from the western side of Montalcino. Red Ruby color, rich bouquet of maraschino cherry, black currant, blackberries candy, candied orange zest, ripe violet, eucalyptus, leather. Palate is fleshy and luscious, balanced with the mouthwatering freshness typical of Brunello, with an explosion of red fleshed fruits, violet and a balsamic aftertaste of eucalyptus, ending with a majestic tannin typical of 2015 vintage. Intense and voluptuous like the iconic voice of Marvin Gaye. 100% Sangiovese. 1bt in Shipment. Drink Through 2023-2027. Open 5h Before. Price: $60 

  • Ricci Brunello di Montalcino Docg 2018 Song: Lullaby by The Cure. Intense notes of sour cherry, blackberries, candied orange zest, geraniums, balm, graphite and tobacco. Palate is rich, balanced with the mouthwatering freshness typical both of Brunello and 2018 vintage, with a long-lasting finish of tobacco, geranium and red fleshed fruit. While usually Brunello has a Rock attitude, this 2018 has more of an Alternative/Rock personality, such as this timeless masterpiece by The Cure. 100% Sangiovese. 1bt in Shipment. Drink Through 2023-2027. Open 3h Before. Price range: $42

  • Tiberini Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva ‘Campaccio’ Docg 2015 Song: My Sharona by The Knack. The story of the Tiberini family, former sharecroppers who have achieved to buy the farm after decades of hard labor, is a summary of the economy and culture of the 20th century in Tuscany. Located in one of the best areas of Montepulciano, the 5th, 6th and 7th generations of Tiberini produce a traditional Vino Nobile, that reflects the legacy of the family and the terroir where it’s produced. Campaccio is one of the 3 single-vineyards, the one with tough clay soil. Red Ruby color, the wine presents an introspective and intriguing bouquet of cherry under spirit, leather, tobacco, raw meat, black currant, cinnamon. Palate is rich, broad, groovy, with an explosion of small red fruits such as red currant, cherry under spirit, raspberry and a touch of leather, for a fulfilling taste and a firm, grippy tannin that makes it an ideal pairing with meat and Rock music. 90% Sangiovese, 5% Mammolo, 5% Canaiolo. 1bt in Shipment. Drink Through: 2023-2028. Open 2h before. Price range $40 

  • Tiberini Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva ‘Fossatone’ Docg 2015 Song: Feeling Good by Nina Simone. One of the 3 Single-vineyards of Tiberini, Fossatone represents the smoothest interpretation of Vino Nobile of the winery, with its rich sandy soil. Deep red ruby color, the wine presents an ample bouquet of ripe red currant, violet, blackberry, cinnamon, chocolate. In the palate, this fantastic Nobile Riserva, is warm, fulfilling, aristocratic. The power of the luscious 2015 vintage is balanced by the freshness of the fruit and by a majestic tannin, for a lustful, never-ending finish of blackberry and chocolate. The wine is the manifesto of the greatness of Sangiovese in Montepulciano with its class, warmth and depth, perfectly paired with Nina Simone’s heavenly voice. 90% Sangiovese, 5% Mammolo, 5% Canaiolo. 1bt in Shipment. Drink Through: 2023-2028. Open 3h before. Price range $40 

  • I Cipressi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Docg 2018 Song: For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield. I Cipressi is a 12 acres estate in the heart of Montepulciano, where the Frangiosas run the two-men show, in a typical father and son partnership that combines the experience of Luigi with the energy of Manuel. Produced in the extremely limited edition of 1,400bts, the Nobile Riserva from I Cipressi shines in the glass with a beautiful red ruby color. The bouquet is intense and complex, with notes of black currant, blackberry, Jasmine tea, chocolate, cinnamon, tobacco and a scent of candied orange zest. Palate is luscious, with a mouthwatering freshness typical of great Sangioveses and a firm, yet perfectly integrated tannin, with a succulent finish of red currant and maraschino cherry. A wine that perfectly sums up Vino Nobile, with a Rock personality but extremely sophisticated.100% Sangiovese. 1bt in Shipment. Drink Through 2023-2028. Open 3h before. Price range $37

  • Antonelli San Marco Sagrantino di Montefalco Cru ‘La Chiusa di Pannone’ Docg 2018Song: Lord of This World by Black Sabbath. Proprietors of the estate since 1881, the Antonelli family is still actively managing the winery in the region of Umbria, the ‘Green heart of Italy’. I am happy for the debut of Umbrian wines and Sagrantino grape within the Perbacco Wine Club. The rich soil of Montefalco, combined with the strength of one of the most tannic grapes in the world, gives birth to a powerful, luscious wine. Intense in color, bouquet and taste, this Single-Vineyard shows all the muscles of Sagrantino, in its terroir of election, Montefalco. Intense red ruby color. Complex bouquet of wild rose, black currant, blackberry, chocolate, balm, cinnamon, black tea, dried figs, black pepper, mint, leather. Palate is energetic, broad, with aromas of crushed blackberries, wild rose, black tea, with a grippy tannin that can only be tamed by time. A full bodied wine by definition, Sagrantino can also offer an extraordinary complexity such as this wonderful Single-Vineyard. Perfectly paired with grilled meat, dark chocolate and Black Sabbath Hard Rock music.100% Sagrantino. 1bt in Shipment. Drink Through 2023-2030. Open 4h before. Price range $47

  • Gulfi Cru ‘NeroMaccarj’ Sicilia Doc 2018Song: Pyramid Song by Radiohead.The vision of Gulfi takes shape in 1996, with the dream of Mr. Vito Catania, whose goal was to bring the family's olive oil and wine farm to a whole new level, producing great wines in an area of Sicily where vineyards have existed for more than 2000 years. Now led by Vito’s sons Matteo, Davide & Raffaele, Gulfi produces some of the best Nero d’Avolas in the world. NeroMaccarj is one of the 4 crus of Nero d’Avola in Pachino, and the most intense one. With a deep Purple color, the wine is deep, introspective and intense, with notes of blackberry, wild rose, leather, pink pepper, sage, dark chocolate and a marked note of licorice. Palate is rich with a succulent explosion of blackberry and chocolate: the broad structure is perfectly balanced  by a mouthwatering freshness that intertwines with a majestically tamed tannin, for a lustful and lingering finish. Perfectly paired with the introspective and soulful music from my favorite band of the last 3 decades. 100% Nero d’Avola. 1bt in Shipment . Drink through 2023-2027. Open 3h before. Price range $39

  • Gulfi Cru ‘NeroBufaleffj’ Sicilia Doc 2018Song: The Four Seasons - (Summer in G Minor)  by Antonio Vivaldi. NeroBufaleffj is one of the 4 crus of Nero d’Avola in Pachino, close to the eastern shore of Sicily, the terroir of election for this grape varietal, where the harsh soil of the area shapes this intense and elegant wine, that I believe being the best Nero d’Avola in the world. Deep purple color, typical of the grape varietal. The bouquet is powerful and precise, with notes of prune, cherry under spirit, violet, rhubarb, eucalyptus, blackberry: a beautiful floral side and a balsamic touch that enhances its elegance and complexity. Palate is broad and elegant, the rich structure is perfectly balanced by the refreshing taste of dark fruits and red flowers. The tannin is masterfully carved within the structure of the wine and the finish is a never-ending recall to black currants. This wine is a rare example of wine with deep initial impact that manages to keep the rhythm till the end for a lingering finish, a true symphony of flavors, best paired with this masterpiece composition by Vivaldi. 100% Nero d’Avola. 1bt in Shipment. Drink Through 2023-2029. Open 3h before. Price range $49

  • Piaggia Carmignano ‘Il Sasso’ Docg 2021 Song: Africa by Toto.Located in the historical winemaking area of Carmignano, where Cabernet Sauvignon was imported from France and blended with Sangiovese almost 500 years ago, Mauro Vannucci started the winery in the 70s, with the goal of producing high quality wines in this glorious appellation. Silvia Vannucci is now taking care of the ‘family business’ and she led the estate to be a point of reference for the whole Carmignano appellation. I am usually not a big fan of Sangiovese blended with international grapes but Carmignano has a glorious history with Cabernet, which is treated like a local varietal. Deep ruby color. Intense bouquet of black currants, dark cherry, roasted pepper, blueberries, chocolate, leather, eucalyptus, red rose and dark spices such as licorice. Palate is rich and succulent, a perfect combination among the freshness of Sangiovese, the warmth of Merlot and the power of Cabernet Sauvignon, for an intense taste of dark cherry, sandalwood, red pepper and chocolate. This wine is the perfect compromise between Rock Sangiovese and Pop Super Tuscan, like this masterpiece from the Italian/American band Toto. 70% Sangiovese, 30% Cab. Sauv, Cab. Franc, Petit Verdot. 1bt in Shipment. Drink Through 2023-2027. Open 2h before. Price range $37