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FALL 2016

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at morrellwine.com • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 90 i t A l Y : p iedmont h is T ory r epea T s iT sel F p aolo de Marchi is best known for his Tuscan property Isole e Olena, but looking back we find that the family once called Piedmont home, or more specifically the town of Lessona. In an attempt to revitalize a once-forgotten wine-producing dynasty, Paolo created Proprieta Sperino in the late nineties. Little did anyone realize that Nebbiolo from this small corner of Piedmont would once again gain such renown. The Sperino Lessona now stands among Paolo's crowning achievements, and it is proof positive that Alto Piemonte is capable of creating world-class wine at the highest level. ✦ Sperino Lessona 2009 AG 94 » $68 "...unusually resonant, generous young Lessona built on balance and symmetry...already a drop-dead gorgeous beauty." (1555034) b oca: The Forgo TT en b ack in the late eighties, Christoph Künzli, a German importer, began exploring the forgotten landscapes of Boca. He came upon a vineyard and winery that was tended by one of the region's last vintners, a man who was over eighty years old. Christoph's passion for the land and desire to put Boca back on the map helped convince this man to sell his property, and Le Piane was born. Over twenty years later, the 2011 Le Piane Boca is being hailed as one of Italy's top red wines. Made primarily from Nebbiolo with a small amount of Vespolina, the Boca is as serious a wine as Barolo, yet layered with stunning alpine aromatics and a distinct savoriness on the palate. ✦ Le Piane Boca Alto Piemonte 2011 AG 96 » $53 "...truly spectacular and a great example of this tiny, often overlooked appellation...among the great wines of Italy." (1528022)

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