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Campari is an Italian alcoholic liqueur, considered an apéritif (20.5%, 21%, 24%, 25%, or 28.5% ABV, depending on the country in which it is sold), obtained from the infusion of herbs and fruit (including chinotto and cascarilla) in alcohol and water. It is a bitter, characterised by its dark red colour. Campari was invented in 1860 by Gaspare Campari in Novara, Italy. It was originally coloured with carmine dye, derived from crushed cochineal insects, which gave the drink its distinctive red colour.  In 1904, Campari's first production plant was opened in Sesto San Giovanni. 

 

The brand was acquired by Pernod Ricard in 2019. In 2015, Biggar & Leith was formed, to develop spirits from small, family-owned distilleries in Europe. The company approached the Vergnano family, which has been distilling gin since the 1970s at Torini Distillati in Moncalieri in the Piedmont region of Italy. Malfy Originale and Malfy Gin Con Limone were launched in the United States in March 2016 and are available in 40 countries. Distilled by the Vergnano family at their distillery, Malfy was the first Italian gin to be imported into the US. Gin is typically considered to have originated in Holland.

Limoncello di Capri is made on the island of Capri with local lemons of the Ovale di Sorrento variety. The manufacturer is the Cannale family, who prepare Limoncello di Capri according to an old family recipe, without any chemical additives. Limoncello di Capri impresses with its fruity lemon taste and a light, but not in the foreground, sweetness, which allows the lemon taste to develop very well. Limoncello di Capri can be drunk for dessert, used to prepare desserts, and also used to prepare long drinks. The essential oils are dissolved from the lemon peel with alcohol and this mixture is then mixed with a sugar-water solution and diluted.

VOV Liquore Zabajone Confortante, Vov is the brand name of a liqueur made from eggs with 17.8% alcohol content.  The same name is also commonly used today for homemade zabaione (= eggnog) liquor. A tradition claims that the recipe was introduced in Turin in the 16th century and initially called San Baylon cream, in honor of Franciscan San Pasquale Baylón, protector of cooks and pastry chefs. VOV is a famous Italian liquer made with Pellegrino Marsala, free-range-egg yolks, Madagascan vanilla, milk and sugar. This versatile drink can be enjoyed on its own, either chilled or warm, or even as an ice-cream sauce.

Stock 84 Original’s unmistakable character is the result of the aroma, flavour and golden colour developed during slow maturation in oak casks. It is during this ageing process that this brandy acquires the unique mellow taste and palate-pleasing smoothness that has been its hallmark for more than a century. Stock 84 Brandy, a very popular brandy in Croatia, which is often mixed with cola as a stick-cola with ice. The unmistakable character, aroma, taste and golden colour are the results of long storage and maturation in oak barrels. This unique and globally popular brandy has been inspiring for 130 years.

Bottega has a history of four centuries in the world of wine and grappa. Since the 17th century, when our ancestors cultivated the vine as tenant farmers, up to now, with Bottega grappa and liquors being appreciated all over the world. Bottega wines and liquors received 280 prizes and awards, can be found in 132 countries and in the most important duty-free shops and airlines. IWSR has ranked Bottega Gold as the top-selling sparkling wine in travel retail. election of wine and grappa results from careful research on the choice of grape and pomace, winemaking and distillation techniques, to create unique products

Bareksten represents the essence of Norway, in both taste and character – dark, wild, breathtaking and dramatic. Clean flavours inspired by ancient craft traditions are the soul of Bareksten`s botanical wonders. Norwegian herbs, potatoes and berries fight an intense, slow and never-ending battle in extreme environments. Only the strongest and most stubborn survive. Norwegian ingredients, touched only by nature, form the basis for the raw flavours of Bareksten’s botanical spirits. Nordic, natural and organic ingredients form the basis for its unique flavours. Bareksten is produced  by Oss Craft Distillery.

St-Germain is an elderflower liqueur. It was originally created in 2007 and the brand is currently owned by Bacardi. St-Germain was created by distiller Robert Cooper and launched in 2007 by Cooper Spirits Co, a company founded 2006 and headquartered in New York. In 2013, the company was sold to Bacardi, and Robert Cooper agreed to work with Bacardi as a "brand guardian" and spokesperson.  Praised by The New York Times as having "almost single-handedly invigorated the moribund liqueur category",  the spirit won the Grand Gold Medal at the Monde Selection in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

 

Amaro Montenegro is a traditional amaro distilled in Bologna, Italy. It is made from a secret blend of 40 botanicals,

including vanillaorange peels, and eucalyptus. The amaro was first produced by Stanislao Cobianchi in 1885 and is named after Princess Elena of Montenegro. Cobianchi traveled from continent to continent collecting 40 rinds, woods, seeds, rhizomes, flowers, fruits, citrus peels, roots, stems, and leaves. Amaro Montenegro is the result of a process that has been passed down through generations, unchanged since 1885. 

The famous Italian grape brandy Vecchia Romagna - one of Italy's best-selling spirits and a historic brand that's been around for a very long time. Vecchia Romagna is distilled from the Trebbiano grape, known as Ugni Blanc in France - where it is the base grape for almost all of the world's best Cognacs. The name is derived from the fact that the brandy is traditionally made from products from this region. It is available in the quality levels Etichetta Nera (“Black label”), Classica and Riserva 10 anni as well as Etichetta Oro and Etichetta Bianca. The brand was created in 1820

Royal Sedang is the meeting of French and Vietnamese cultures, seen through the adventure of Charles Marie de Mayrena. He became the last French King after being elected by local Vietnamese tribes as Chief of the Kingdom of Sedang in 1888. Charles Marie was a great lover of Indochina and its culture where he spent the rest of his life after marrying a Vietnamese lady. Charles Marie was also a great gin lover, as told in books about his incredible life. The aromas and flavors of Lemongrass, Jasmine, Tea, Lime. Royal Sedang is produced in Cognac, France. 

Glen Grant is a distillery founded in 1840 in RothesSpeyside, that produces single malt Scotch whisky. Previously owned by Chivas Brothers Ltd, best known for their Chivas Regal blended scotch whisky, Glen Grant was purchased by the Italian company Campari Group in December 2005. It is the biggest selling single malt Scotch whisky in Italy. Glen Grant was founded in 1840, by brothers John and James Grant, two former illegal distillers and smugglers who decided to take out a license. With the sea and port of Garmouth nearby, all the basic ingredients of malt whisky were close at hand.

Highland Park distillery is the northernmost single malt Scotch whisky distillery in the world, located in Kirkwall on the Orkney Islands off the far north coast of Scotland, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea. Highland Park is considered by whisky insiders one of the greatest single malts in the world. It has been named "The Best Spirit in the World" on three occasions by F. Paul Pacult, 

America's foremost expert on distilled spirits. Highland Park has also performed well in international spirit rating competitions. Its 25-Year-Old whisky was the first spirit to ever receive a perfect 100-point score at the Ultimate Spirits.

The Famous Grouse is a brand of blended Scotch whisky, first produced by Matthew Gloag & Son in 1896, and currently produced and owned by The Edrington Group. The single malt whiskies used in The Famous Grouse blend include the Edrington-owned Highland Park and The Macallan. Its emblem is the Red Grouse, Scotland's national game bird.It has been the highest-selling whisky brand in Scotland since 1980. As a standard price blended Scotch whisky, the main competitors in its home market are Bell'sTeacher and Grant's. The majority of its sales in the United Kingdom are during the Christmas period.

Appleton is one of Jamaica's best-known rums.   

It is one of the oldest businesses on the island. Rum has been produced here since 1749. The plantation already existed in 1655, the year that the English conquered the island of Jamaica from the Spanish. The company includes a 4400 ha plantation in western Jamaica, producing approximately 216,000 tons of sugar cane per year. Since 1916, the company has been owned by J. Wray and Nephew, a liquor dealer and manufacturer from the capital Kingston. Wray and Nephew have been part of the Gruppo Campari. In 2002 it soled over 1,000,000 bottles.

During the second half of the 19th century, Andrés Brugal Montaner, a Spanish national who had migrated from Catalonia, Spain to Santiago de Cuba, decided to move to the Dominican Republic and take up permanent residence in Puerto Plata. While in Cuba, Don Andrés acquired expertise in the making of rum and based on that experience he founded Brugal & Co. in Puerto Plata, the company produces several different kinds of rum. After introducing its dark rum into the market in 1888. It would mark the beginning of a long family tradition. Don Andrés, unknowingly, became the forebearer of entrepreneurial leadership in DR. 

Sagatiba is a Brazilian cachaça from the city of Patrocínio Paulista. Created in 2004, it became the first brand of cachaça to establish itself outside Brazil,  taking over 90% of the market in Great Britain in 2007. In 2011, Sagatiba was bought for the US $ 26 million by the Italian Davide Campari-Milano [3]. It is sold in two versions, Sagatiba Pura and Sagatiba Velha. The name of the cachaça comes from the union of the prefix saga, which in Nordic culture means adventure, heroic, legendary charge, with the word tiba from the Tupi indigenous language, which means infinite. Sagatiba is a welcome addition to the liquor shelves.

An elegant and refined blend  Bickens is an elegant and refined interpretation of a London Dry Gin. Born in 2012, its uniqueness is rooted in its production process and in the blend of 10 complimentary botanicals selected from around the world.  Bickens is the ideal gin for the bartender who loves to experiment and prepare modern, high-quality cocktails. It is a blend that has a story to tell from the unbeatable combination of two distillates crafted in two different copper stills: Angela & Jenny, creating a marriage between tradition and contemporary distilling. It is a unique blend, combining passion, quality, and competence.

Select Aperitivo was created in 1920 at Pilla Distilleries in the heart of Venice. Complex and intense with bitter notes coming from roots and bark. The spicy and tropical flavors marry perfectly with citrusy notes. Pleasantly persistent aftertaste with fresh and rich notes coming from the citrus fruits and essential oils. In Venice, a green olive is used as the garnish to create the perfect blend and balance of flavor. After more than 90 years with its round taste and the perfect balance is still the drink most loved by Venetians and great for the preparation of the Spritz and Negroni. The Brand is owned by Gruppo Montenegro, Italy.

Star of Bombay London Dry Gin features botanicals that'll be familiar to those who love Bombay Sapphire, with a reassembled flavor profile (more punchy juniper, earthy angelica, and herbaceous coriander), as well as some new botanicals - bergamot and ambrette seed. It's also been bottled at a robust 47.5% ABV, so this ought to stand out wonderfully in cocktails. This makes STAR OF BOMBAY an exceptionally smooth gin designed to be enjoyed on its own in a Martini, or in a variety of contemporary cocktails. If you're a fan of Bombay Saphire, you will love this addition to their range. Very smooth, despite the higher ABV.

 

Beluga Noble Russian is a super premium Vodka that was first created in 2002 by the Mariinsk distillery. Mariinsk itself was founded in 1900 in Siberia. Beluga Vodka is produced from 100% wheat grain . After distillation Beluga undergoes quartz sand filtration and a 30 day resting period. It is subtly flavoured with sugar, honey, oatmeal infusion, holy thistle and vanilla. Appearance is crystal clear, aroma is mild cracked pepper with grainy aromas and faint notes of crushed mussels shells, aniseed, fennel and lavender honey. The taste is very clean with cracked black pepper spicy bite, notes of charcoal and coal.

 

Aperol is an Italian bitter apéritif made of gentian, rhubarb, and cinchona, among other ingredients. It has a vibrant orange hue. Its name comes from the French slang word for aperitif, which is apero. Aperol was originally produced by the Barbieri company, based in Padua, but is now produced by the Campari Group. While Aperol was originally created in 1919, by Luigi and Silvio Barbieri, it did not become successful until after World War II. Although it tastes and smells much like Campari, Aperol has an alcohol content of 11% less than half that of Campari. Aperol and Campari have the same sugar content, and Aperol is less bitter in taste. 

 

St-Germain is an elderflower liqueur. It was originally created in 2007 and the brand is currently owned by Bacardi. St-Germain was created by distiller Robert Cooper and launched in 2007 by Cooper Spirits Co, a company founded 2006 and headquartered in New York. In 2013, the company was sold to Bacardi, and Robert Cooper agreed to work with Bacardi as a "brand guardian" and spokesperson.  Praised by The New York Times as having "almost single-handedly invigorated the moribund liqueur category",  the spirit won the Grand Gold Medal at the Monde Selection in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

 

This established Cognac house has been around since 1724, for nearly 300 years, producing exquisite Fine Champagne Cognac and eau-de-vie de Vin. Fine Champagne is the category of the highest quality in Cognac production. With products such as its famous blend Louis XIII, the house of Rémy with the black centaur logo on its bottles has found international acclaim and has seen an exciting history of family feuds, mergers - and in recent years - a boom in US popular culture. Rémy Martin uses traditional distillation on the lees (retaining the sediments that occur during vinification of the grapes) in small copper stills. 

 

Built in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, Bruichladdich distillery sits opposite the western shore of Loch Indaal on Islay, an island off the west coast of Scotland. The distillery produces three distinct single malts: Bruichladdich (unpeated), Port Charlotte (heavily peated) and Octomore (super heavily peated), along with The Botanist gin. Bruichladdich, who describe themselves as ‘progressive Hebridean distillers’, are proud to be non-conformist and to do things a little differently. This modern approach is juxtaposed against their traditional and local values. 

 

Built in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, Bruichladdich distillery sits opposite the western shore of Loch Indaal on Islay, an island off the west coast of Scotland. The distillery produces three distinct single malts: Bruichladdich (unpeated), Port Charlotte (heavily peated) and Octomore (super heavily peated), along with The Botanist gin. Bruichladdich, who describe themselves as ‘progressive Hebridean distillers’, are proud to be non-conformist and to do things a little differently. This modern approach is juxtaposed against their traditional and local values.

 

Frangelico is a brand of noisette (flavored with hazelnuts) and herb-flavored liqueur colored with caramel coloring, which is produced in CanaleItaly. It is 20% alcohol by volume (ABV) or 40 proof. Formerly, it was 24% ABV or 48 proof. When produced by the 

Barbaro family it was bottled at 28% ABV or 56 proof. The brand was created in 1978. It is known for its unusual packaging; its bottle was designed to look like a Christian friar, complete with a knotted white cord around the waist. the name of the liqueur is based on a legend of a hermit monk named Fra Angelico who "created unique recipes.

 

The history of Amaro Averna began in Caltanissetta, deep in the heart of Sicily. The Benedictine monk, Father Girolamo, gave a secret recipe to his friend Salvatore Averna. The recipe was for his 'amaro', a special herbal liqueur. This recipe has ever since been fiercely guarded and passed down for four generations. But this much we will divulge: traditional Sicilian herbs of rosemary and thyme, roots, bark, berries and citrus peel are all lovingly combined. Guaranteed not to contain colourings or added flavourings.  Averna is a product that takes time to be fully appreciated. 

Cynar is an artichoke based bitter. Its distinctive flavour is enriched from an infusion of 13 herbs and plants, making it a completely natural drink, rich in scents and a unique taste. Cynar is dark brown in color, has a bittersweet flavour, and its strength is 16.5% ABV. It was launched in Italy in 1952. Cynar is an apéritif (low sugar, low alcohol, meant to stimulate appetite), and can be consumed by itself, or in a number of cocktails. One such cocktail includes Cynar and soda. Because of its artichoke component, Cynar is regarded as a digestif as well as an apéritif. Since 1995 Cynar has been manufactured and distributed by the Campari Group.

A superb Amaro liqueur from Bormio in the Italian Alps, a town famous for its skiing and the Stelvio Pass, a spectacular & dramatic alpine road which will be familiar to viewers of 'Top Gear'. Braulio offers a wonderful way to conclude a meal and tastes all the better if you've had a day on the slopes. Serve on ice with a dash of soda. The Braulio amaro was prepared for the first time in 1875 when the local pharmacist Francesco Peloni combined some herbs in an alchemy. Today it’s conquering the world. Braulio keeps the most authentic mountain. The main ingredients of Braulio are medicinal herbs, fruits, roots and berries.

Since its creation in 1880 Grand Marnier® liqueur has been a landmark of French style around the world. This exceptional liqueur is made of the finest cognacs and rare tropical oranges – citrus bigaradia – and remains unrivalled today. Enjoy Grand Marnier® liqueur on the rocks, in a margarita or with tonic. Discover more recipes at www.grand-marnier.com. Colour: Bright topaz colour with gold and amber tints. Nose: Scents of orange blossom with nuances of candied zests, intermingled with woody, vanilla and milky caramel notes from the cognac and the period of oak-ageing Bitter orange flavours enhanced and enriched by the cognac.

Cinzano is an Italian brand of vermouth, a brand owned since 1999 by Gruppo Campari. Cinzano vermouths date back to 1757 and the Turin herbal shop of two brothers, Giovanni Giacomo and Carlo Stefano Cinzano, who created a new "vermouth rosso" (red vermouth) using "aromatic plants from the Italian Alps in a recipe combining 35 ingredients (including marjoramthyme, and yarrow)". What became known as the "vermouth of Turin" proved popular with the bourgeoisie of Turin and, later, Casanova. Cinzano remained a family-run business until 1985. As a result of a 1997 merger, Diageo sold Cinzano to the privately held Gruppo Campari.

Martini is a brand of Italian drinks, named after the Martini & Rossi Distilleria Nazionale di Spirito di Vino, in Turin. Clemente Michel, Carlo Re, Carlo Agnelli and Eligio Baudino started the company in 1847, as a vermouth bottling plant in Pessione. A few years later Alessandro Martini. The brand may have given the American

martini vermouth and gin cocktail its name (an early recipe for which is known from 1888), though other speculations on the cocktail's etymology exist. Martini is the world's fourth most powerful ‘spirit’ brand” according to a survey of the market in 2006.Martini is made from wine, botanicals, sugar and alcohol.

The first bottled Ouzo and still the world’s bestselling brand, Ouzo 12 was first produced by the Kaloyannis brothers in 1880 at their distillery in Constantinople, now Istanbul. After experimentation they decided the blend in cask number twelve should become their house style, hence the name. In 1999, Ouzo 12 became part of the Gruppo Campari brand stable. Ouzo 12 is made by double distilling grape alcohol with anise, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander and nutmeg. 

Natural taste coming exclusively from distilled seeds (natural star anise, anise seed and fennel).

Armand de Brignac, colloquially known as the "Ace of Spades" after its logo, is the name of the tête de cuvée Champagne brand produced by Champagne Cattier and sold in opaque metallic bottles. The brand's first bottling, Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, is identifiable by its gold bottle with French pewter Ace of Spades labels. The Armand de Brignac champagnes are produced in a multi-vintage style (like Krug's Grande Cuvée), and the Brut Gold cuvée is a blend of the grape varieties Pinot NoirPinot Meunier, and Chardonnay.

Ararat is a brand of Armenian brandy (cognac-style) that has been produced by the Yerevan Brandy Company since 1887. It is made from Armenian white grapes and spring water, according to a traditional method. The brand's "ordinary brandies" are aged between 3 and 6 years. Its "aged brandies" are between 10 and 30 years old. Authors of a 2003 book wrote that it is undoubtedly the top of the tops of East European brandies. In 1900, the brandy won the Grand-prix award in Paris.The term "brandy" has never really caught on in the region. Reportedly 400 bottles of Dvin were shipped to Churchill.

Carlos I is an authentic Brandy de Jerez Solera Gran Reserva handcrafted for those who enjoy something different, exclusive and delightful. Sublime, complex and a smooth treat from a world-class Brandy. Intense beautiful dark amber colour, displaying golden shades on the rim. Aromas and Flavours: Intensely aromatic and elegant with delightful flavours of vanilla and cocoa. Complex in character and aristocratic structure. Wine Spirit, Wine distillate, Sugar Liquid, Colour Caramel E150 d, Demineralised Water. Complex in character and aristocratic structure. Manufacturer: Bodegas Osborne 

Discover the golden liqueur for golden moments. Licor 43 is made from a Spanish family recipe inspired by the legendary, century-old elixir with 43 secret ingredients, Liqvor Mirabilis. Nothing expresses the true spirit of Spain like Licor 43 with its bright, golden colour and indefinable taste. Drink it neat or mixed. Alone or with friends. At home or out on the town. With Licor 43 you will always create your own golden moment. A smooth liqueur with an indefinable taste, with hints of vanilla and caramel. Endlessly versatile and eternally mysterious.  

Nordés is Galicia in a bottle. Its character, flavour and aroma, just like its native land, are refreshing and authentic. It has a herbal aroma and a flavour which is fresh, subtle and well balanced, with notes of white fruit, making it a gin with a truly unique flavour. Nordés Atlantic Galician Gin is a rather intriguing Spanish gin made with an Albariño-grape-based spirit, rather than your more commonly seen grain-based spirit, along with 11 botanicals, including 6 local ones from Galicia such as eucalyptus, lemon verbena and samphire, which gives the gin a complex maritime quality. The result is a bold flavour profile.

Select Spritz 

The unique and original bitter that is served at  iconic bars in Venice.

Vecchia Romagna

This is Italy's favorite Brandy distilled from premium grapes, and with an unmistakable flavour.

Amaro Montenegro

it is a renowned Italian liqueur obtained by the infusion in pure alcohol of a large number of herbs.

Aperol Spritz Pack

We are happy to distribute some of Italy's most iconic and popular brands in the ASEAN Travel Retail. Brands that we promote and distribute regionally include Toscano Cigars, Molinari, Montenegro, Vogadori Wines, Quintarelli, Masi, and more brands that we distribute. 

Bulldog London dry

Bulldog London Dry Gin is bold, vivacious, and a refreshing take on the popular distilled spirit, an impressive, premium gin that includes poppy and dragon's eye, has a taste all its own and can be used to create some very impressive cocktails.

Frangelico Liqueur

Frangelico is a pale gold colored liqueur made of Tonda Gentile hazelnuts. It is distilled in the Piedmont region of northern Italy from an alcohol and water infusion of the nuts. Natural flavoring extracts such as cocoa and vanilla are added.

We support and promote the expansion of luxury niche brands of spirits and liqueurs in the travel retail and duty free. 

Bareksten Gin

Bareksten represents the essence of Norway, in both taste and character – dark, wild, breathtaking and dramatic. Clean flavours inspired by ancient craft traditions are the soul of Bareksten`s botanical wonders.

Citadelle Gin

Citadelle Gin is a French brand of Gin that was first released in the late 80s. It is produced by Maison Ferrand in Cognac, France. It is named after the only Royal Distillery in the 18th century that was built in Dunkirk, France.

Nordes Gin

Nordes is a Galician gin inspired by the eponymous fresh northerly Atlantic wind. Made using pomace from Albarino grapes, the botanicals include juniper, ginger, hibiscus and liquorice, resulting in a unique and intriguing gin.

LAODI RUM (LAOS)

Fertility of the Mekong River and technique of Japanese craftsmanship meet here in Laos to create unique and high quality pure sugarcane rum. LAODI Rum has complexity of fruit and scent of flower derived from the sugarcane grown in fertile continent, pure water provided from Tibet Mountains and unique distillery technology utilizing decompression with conventional open fire to avoid burnt taste and keep fresh flavor of pure sugarcane.

DOM PAPA RUM 

Don Papa was founded by Stephen Carroll. During a trip to Bacolod, Carroll heard stories of the area having the finest sugar cane in the world. Until that time, rum from the country had been distilled in other areas of the Philippines. He founded the  Company to manufacture the rum in Negros which is considered the sugarcane capital of the country. Don Papa is named after Papa Isio, a leader of the Philippine Revolution during the 1890s.Don Papa was first introduced in Bacolod .

RUM JAVA 

Award Winning RumJava Artisan Crafted Signature is a silky, smooth rum with a delicately balanced finish. This rich molasses rum is handcrafted from Florida cane, twice distilled in a copper column pot still  and infused with Java’Mon Coffee Signature Kona Blend, vanilla, and an unexpected touch of coconut. RumJava is 100% all natural, hand bottled and hand sealed. RumJava Signature can be enjoyed neat on the rocks or in delicious RumJava cocktails.

Premium Italian Wines

Giuseppe Quintarelli

Amarone (Veneto)

Giuseppe Quintarelli is a legendary estate located in the hills north of Verona in the heart of the Valpolicella appellation. It is regarded by many as the greatest of all Amarone producers, and is known for its traditional deep, complex wines packaged with distinctive handwritten labels. The great man Quintarelli himself, known as il Maestro del Veneto, died in 2012 aged 84 but the winery remains family-owned and managed. The Amarone wines, the Recioto, and the Valpolicella Classico Superiore all have a similar blend of around 55 percent Corvinaand Corvinone, 30 percent Rondinella, with the remaining 15 percent comprising of Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Corvina and Sangiovese. The various wines are drawn from the across the entire vineyard, and require multiple passes at harvest time.

The Region: Valpolicella

Valpolicella is a viticultural zone of the province of Verona, Italy, east of Lake Garda. The hilly agricultural and marble-quarrying region of small holdings north of the Adige is famous for wine production. Valpolicella ranks just after Chianti in total Italian Denominazione di Origine Controllata wine production

Parusso

Barolo (Piemonte)

Parusso is a Piemontese wine producer particularly known for its Barolo wines from the Nebbiolo grape. The wines have the reputation of combining approachability on release with the ageability typical of the appellation.The estate dates back to 1901 when Gaspare Parusso bought his first vineyard, a plot in Mariondino. In 1925, the family bought the Rovella farmhouse in Bussia where the cellars are now situated, although the first wines under the Parusso label were not released until 1971. In 1989, Parusso bought the Munie vineyard in Bussia. Parusso's portfolio is headed by two Riserva Barolo wines, Oro (from Bussia fruit) and Argento (from several villages). There is also a range of Barolo Cru wines from the estate's cru vineyards, as well as a standard Barolo and a Langhe Nebbiolo

The Region: Langhe

The Langhe is a hilly area to the south and east of the river Tanaro in the province of Cuneo in Piedmont, northern Italy. It is famous for its wines, cheeses, and truffles—particularly the white truffles of Alba. Some of the best red wine in the world is made in the Langhe. Barolo, the “King of Wines”, is the most well-known

Gravner

Ribolla Gialla (Friuli)

Josko Gravner is unique. Few world-level wine producers can boast such a radical, totally convinced, intimate and religious approach to their work.  Gravner’s philosophy does the rest: “I work the land with respect, trying to avoid abusing or poisoning it. At first he was just a great wine producer who made excellent wines. Today he is a sort of natural wine guru, with a truly incredible approach both in vineyard and cellar. The grapes are ripened to the utmost, and fermentation entails steeping them for a long time on their skins and the use of amphorae.

A return to a way of making wine that harks back to the beginning of time, typical of ancient civilizations in the Caucasian area, where vines and wines were born and where everything started.

 

The Region: Collio

The winery is located in one of the most perfect places in Italy for grape production. We are in Oslavia, where Italy borders with Slovenia, perched on the wonderful “Collio” hills and surrounded by their breathtaking landscape.

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