12Jan
2017

Occhio di Pernice 2001 98 points in Wine Spectator

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Occhio di Pernice, our sweet wine produced entirely with Sangiovese grapes and aged "caratelli" (in small oak casks of 50 liters),has recently obtained an impressive 98 points in  the WIne Spectator.

Did you know that it takes the same amount of grapes to produce 24 bottles of Vino Nobile as  it takes to produce ONE half bottle of Occhio di Pernice? This is due to the fact that the grapes are left to dry on reed mats before they are pressed, so that the skin/pulp ratio decreases notably. Furthermore, almost half of the wine evaporates from the caratelli during Occhio di Pernice's  10-year-long ageing period.

What comes out of the caratelli after 10 years are truly precious drops.

12Dec
2016

2016: Quality over Quantity

cover_harvest_repot_2016.jpg Rain, hail, some more rain, hail again and then, finally, sun.  Here's the story of the 2016 harvest,  a good year for quality, but a difficult year for quantity.   Read more
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12Dec
2016

2016: Quality over Quantity

cover_harvest_repot_2016.jpg Rain, hail, some more rain, hail again and then, finally, sun.  Here's the story of the 2016 harvest,  a good year for quality, but a difficult year for quantity.   Read more
03Mar
2016

Introducing Avignonesi Balsamico

acetocellar.jpg Introducing Avignonesi Balsamico, the latest addition to our line of artisanal  products. Available for sale, for the first time, exclusively at our Cellar Door! Read more
22Feb
2016

Design a Label for Avignonesi Desiderio

PhotoFunia_1456135181.jpg Help us celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Desiderio Merlot by entering our Commemorative Label Design Competition. The winning label will be featured on the 2013 Avignonesi Desiderio. Read more
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