Federal Wine & Spirits

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Special Custom Wood Boxed Italian Gift Wines

2012 Castello di Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Vigna La Prima Gran Selezione (Individual Wooden Boxes) and 2011 Badia a Coltibuono Montebello IGT Toscana (Wooden Box Three Pack)
November 21, 2016


Wooden Case

Castello di Vicchiomaggio is a beautiful historic estate sitting on top of the highest hill in Greve in Chianti. John Matta is the owner and also one of our good friends. The 2012 Castello di Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Vigna La Prima Gran Selezzione is the latest release of the wine made from the best vineyard on the property. It used to be called La Prima Riserva. Then it was recognized to be an historic top level vineyard and the name Vigna was allowed to be added. Then the Consorzio came up with a new designation a couple of years ago for the best wine of an estate called "Gran Selezzione". Less than 5% of the wine produced in Chianti Classico carries this designation. So now La Prima has a really long name.

John was here a couple of weeks ago and left us a sample of the new La Prima. I decided that instead of taking it home we would just open it and let people taste it at the store. Everyone who tasted it bought at least six bottles, for themselves and for gifts. For a limited time this wine comes packaged in gorgeous individual wood boxes for no additional charge. I guess we should also mention the wine. This is a great Chianti Classico with fabulous depth and balance that you can drink now or hold.

Speaking of gift boxes, we have a few left of the 2011 Badia a Coltibuono Montebello IGT Toscana. This is a very very nice wooden three pack containing three bottles of one of the best and most interesting wines to ever come out of Chianti. This is the result of years of dedicated work in the vineyard to help restore the heritage of some of the native Tuscan grapes that were almost lost. The wine is a blend of nine of these grape varieties (including Sangiovese) in equal parts. It is a major understatement to say that this is a complete wine.


2012 Castello di Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico  Vigna La Prima Gran Selezzione:  100% old vine Sangiovese. Classic flavors and aromas include dark cherry, violet, sweet spice and a touch of vanilla with excellent balanced structure and pure finish.  Excellent  69/bottle

2011 Badia a Coltibuono Montebello IGT Toscana:  Amazing array of aromas, flavors and textures. Balanced and elegant, one finds a blend of red fruits, floral notes, a variety of spices. Beautiful structure and aftertaste.  Excellent  69/bottle  189/three pack wood

Any combination of six bottles for a special price of $359

Any combination of twelve bottles for a special price of $689

delivered in 1 parcel to one location


Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: peter@federalwine.com


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           - Peter Hemenway