Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

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 95 i t A l Y : tU s CA n Y The Making o F an i con W e often speak about passion, but you never truly understand what motivates the greatest winemakers until you have the chance to hear them speak about what drives them. Gianfranco Soldera stands apart from all other producers in Montalcino. He was the man who stood his ground when change was sweeping through the region, which resulted in his achievement of icon status. Some believe his methods to be extreme, when, in fact, they have created some of the greatest examples of Brunello that we have ever witnessed. The wine no longer bears the Brunello name, yet Gianfranco doesn't concern himself with such things. For him, the only important thing is Sangiovese in its purest form and upholding the values that made Brunello great. The 2008 Soldera Toscana is not just one of Montalcino's crowning achievements, it is also one of the most limited vintages ever produced. ✦ Case Basse di Gianfranco Soldera Toscana 2008 AG 97 » $500 "...a return to a more classic Soldera style. Readers lucky enough to find the 2008 are in for a thrill." (1554078) Top-shel F Merlo T Wi T h a Tuscan s pin l ocated in the southeastern corner of Tuscany we find Petrolo, and the wine that has brought them fame, Galatrona. From a vineyard of the same name, Galatrona is produced entirely from Merlot vines that were planted in 1990. At first the winery tinkered with seriously reduced yields and winemaking magic to produce a serious wine. However, time has shown that it was the eminence of the vineyard that would propel Galatrona to world-renowned status. Galatrona is now one of the highest scoring Merlots being produced in Italy, and yet it still remains at a price that is quite fair. This is top-shelf Merlot with a Tuscan spin, pure and simple. ✦ Petrolo Galatrona Toscana i GT 2013 JS 98 » $85 "Full body, ultra-fine and firm tannins and a beautiful fruit and mineral undertone...Another example of finesse and beauty..." (1559266)

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