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Located just below the Castello of Barolo itself, this property was basically unknown outside the local area until Amabile Drocco brought the estate in 1999 and began modernization. Now one of Barolo’s upcoming superstar wineries, the wine from Cascina Adelaide has received many accolades including multiple above-90-point ratings in The Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, 91 points for the Barolo Preda in Veronelli, and was winner of 5 stars in Decanter Magazine. 

But point scores don't really tell the story of these wines. Cascina Adelaide's wines have a unique style. Walking a tightrope between the modernists and the traditionalists, Sergio Molino is crafting Barolos of incredible purity, with a clarity and precision of fruit that is a revelation. 
Region: Piedmonte 
Langhe Bianco DOC (100% Nascetta)    Alberta CSPC      British Columbia CSPC > Tasting Notes
Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba DOC   Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC >Tasting Notes
Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC   Alberta CSPC    British Columbia CSPC > Tasting Notes
Barolo DOCG - 4 Vigne    Alberta CSPC > Tasting Notes
Barolo DOCG - Baudana     Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC > Tasting Notes
Barolo DOCG - Pernanno    Alberta CSPC > Tasting Notes
Barolo DOCG - Preda    Alberta CSPC      British Columbia CSPC > Tasting Notes
Barolo DOCG - Fossati     Alberta CSPC      British Columbia CSPC > Tasting Notes

La Kiuva is a tiny co-op in the Vallée d'Aoste, whose headquarters are in Pied de Ville. It was created in 1975 and their first vintage was 1979. Today, it consists of just 60 growers comprising 25 hectares of vines (18 in DOC) and producing around 8000 cases total. In this way it is more akin to a fine small winery with each grower tending their small plot like in Burgundy with the co-operative's agronomist ensuring the highest quality of viticulture. Most of the grower-members farm organically.

Region: Vallee d'Aoste
Arnad-Montjovet DOC -Nebbiolo Blend     Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC   >  Tasting Notes
Rosé de Vallée    Alberta CSPC     > Tasting Notes

The Sandrone winery was founded in 1978, born from a desire to make the finest possible expression of the Nebbiolo grape from the unique terroirs of the Langhe. This passion has informed the decision making at every step of the process. Furthermore, the wines should represent the best quality achievable at every price point. In effect, the basic wines are made with the same commitment to quality as the luxury cuvees.

Currently the estate farms a total of 27 hectares, 75% of which are owned, and produces between 90-100,000 bottles (about 8,000 twelve-bottle cases) per year. None of the wines are made from purchased grapes, and the rented vineyards are managed and farmed in exactly the same way as our estate vineyards. The current lineup of 5 bottlings was finalized after the 2001 vintage.Throughout all the winery's growth and expansion, Luciano has never lost track of the things that brought him his initial success: wines of integrity, purity and deep expression, made with passion and honesty to provide great drinking pleasure.
Region: Piedmonte 
Barbera d'alba DOC   Alberta CSPC    British Columbia CSPC > Tasting Notes
Nebbiolo 2009 Valmaggiore    Alberta CSPC  > Tasting Notes
Nebbiolo 2014  Valmaggiore    Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC > Tasting Notes
Cannubi Boschis Barolo   Alberta CSPC  British Columbia CSPC  > Tasting Notes


The Scagliola estate is located on a hill at San Siro in Calosso, a small village in southern Piedmont, on the last hills of Monferrato, on the edge of the Langhe. A bit of sand, some layers of marl and a good dose of limestone characterize the soil. The estate is run by the brothers Maggiorino and Mario Scagliola and was started by their grandfather in 1945.

Mario is in charge of the winery. The previous generations were growers selling their wines in bulk. From 1980 onwards, the Scagliola brothers started investing in facilities to bottle Moscato wines and subsequently added rotofermenters for red wines. The facilities are state of the art and new buildings and machinery are added continuously to allow for growth.
Maggiorino is in charge of the vineyards. The winery currently cultivates 28 hectares of Barbera, Moscato, Brachetto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Dolcetto and Merlot grapes.

Recognized regularly by Gambero Rosso, Wine Spectator and Parker, Scagliola is truly a hidden gem in the heart of Piedmont.
Region: Piedmonte 
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sicily

Sicily provides the perfect environment for the production of organic wines, in fact most would agree that Sicily is the best region in the whole of Italy for the production of organic grapes. The abundance of sunshine combined with the sea breezes and low rainfall combine to make ideal grape-growing conditions: there are no problems with ripening grapes and there is very little disease, so our grapes have always been virtually organic, with the minimum of treatments. The result is consistently excellent quality grapes.

Utmost care for the environment is paramount in the LaMura production, from utilizing beneficial predators in the vineyards, to packaging our wines in lightweight bottles with recyclable closures. Our philosophy dictates minimal environmental impact and preservation of the area, be it under vine or in its natural state.
Organico Bianco di Sicilia IGT (100% Cataratto)    Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC   > Tasting Notes
Organico Rosso di Sicilia - Nero d'avola    Alberta CSPC    British Columbia CSPC   > Tasting Notes
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tuscany

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Founded in 1971 by Giovanni Neri who with his great vision and passion understood the huge potential of wine in the
Montalcino territory, it was passed on to his son Giacomo in 1991. The first Brunello harvest was 1978. This was followed by Cerretalto 1981, Rosso di Montalcino 1982, Tenuta Nuova 1993, Pietradonice 2000, and the last one Ibbianco 2011. In the course of our small yet at the same time great history we have received awards from the most important reviewers and opinion leaders of national and international wine critics. Currently the estate covers a surface of around 500 hectares of which 63 are vineyards, 20 olive groves and the rest arable land and forest. 
Region: Montalcino
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG     British Columbia CSPC   >   Tasting Notes
Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova DOCG     British Columbia CSPC   >   Tasting Notes

Just south of Montalcino in the little medieval village of Tavernelle, the Fossacolle estate consists of four hectares, two and a half of which fall within the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG zone. A family run property with a commitment to make quality wines.

Owner Sergio Marchetti belongs to an old patriarchal family of the 18th century. The family’s descendants have lived and farmed on this land for generations. In the 1980s, the owner of the lands gifted Fossacolle to the family when he sold the properties. Fossacolle is four hectares of vineyards in the medieval town of Tavernelle in southern Montalcino. This area benefits from the wind of nearby Maremma which creates a perfect climate to grow and to mature grapes. Sergio and his family manage the vineyards and his son-in-law, Adriano Bambagioni, with the help of his son Stefano, carry out all the enological and commercial aspects of Fossacolle.
Region: Tuscany
Rosso di Montalcino DOC     Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC   > Tasting Notes
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG     Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC   > Tasting Notes

Located near the medieval town of Grosetto in the Maremma area of Tuscany, Poggio Morino Tenuta in Scansano sits on a rolling, 90 acre estate anchored by a seventeenth century villa and surrounded by natural woodlands. Known for the provenance of the Super Tuscans, the Maremma's long, hot days and marine influenced nights allow for tremendous ripening of the grapes and result in rich, ripe profiles of the velvety wines.  Poggio Morino also fosters the area not under vine and is committed to protecting the natural habitat and the olive groves that share the estate. We ensure a light handed touch is employed in the winery, allowing for the integrity of the varietal and vineyard to be maintained.  Individual lots are vinted and then blended, allowing for precise control and resulting in the expression of authentic flavors of each region.
Region: Maremma, Tuscany
Vermentino IGT      Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC   > Tasting Notes
Rosso Maremma IGT       British Columbia CSPC   > Tasting Notes

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veneto

Grapes are grown near the graceful slopes of Valdobbiadene, next to the beautiful hill-top town of Conegliano in the Veneto region, northern Italy. The most common form of cultivation is Sylvoz and Guyot. The number of vines per hectare is from 3500 to 4000. Canaletto Prosecco has a pale straw colour and a really fruity aroma, reminiscent of apples, lemons and grape fruits. The palate is full-bodied and harmonious with an extremely pleasant finish. Canaletto Prosecco is an easy drinking, dry sparkling wine, ideal with light dishes such as smoked salmon and absolutely perfect on its own.
Prosecco Brut DOC     Alberta CSPC   British Columbia CSPC > Tasting Notes

Made from Glera grapes grown in the Trivento hills. The vines are carefully managed and trained using both the double Guyot system and the Italian training system of "cordone speronato." After harvesting and gentle pressing hte must is put into stainless steel tanks for the fermentation of the still wine. When ready the must is naturally decanted and then transferred into the pressure tanks for the sparkling fermentation. It stays in the tanks on the yeast for about one month before bottling until it is perfectly sparkling. 
Region:  Veneto
Prosecco     Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC    >   Tasting Notes
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Founded in 1858, this ‘cantine sociale’ enjoys a vast wine making history in an ideal location in the heart of Trentino where the vineyards situated from the valley floor, to altitudes ranging from 800 to 2,500 feet A.S.L. flourish. The 1,300 growers who make up Cantina La Vis have, since 1980, been concentrating on increasing the quality of their grapes in the vineyards, as part of their “Progetto di Qualita” wherein the cantina pays for quality not for quantity.

The Dipinti series, which highlights the unique characteristics of eight varietals grown in this part of Trentino. The painting on each label in the La Vis Dipinti series was created by Italian artist Paola de Manincor. Each of the Dipinti depicts a scene from the "Storie di Vite" (Life in the Vineyard).
Region: Trentino 
Pinot Grigio Trentino DOC       Alberta CSPC      British Columbia CSPC   >  Tasting Notes

MARCO FELLUGA is situated in Gradisca d'Isonzo, province of Gorizia. Founded in 1956, the estate is both a pioneer in quality as well as innovation and today comprises 250 acres of vineyards of which production is roughly seventy five percent white grapes and the remainder red. All of the wines come from vineyards within the most important DOC known as Collio Goriziano, or Collio.

The equipment used in the winemaking is of the latest technology updated through continual experimentation and in order to obtain the ideal results in harmony with respect for tradition. The property today is managed by Roberto Felluga, son of the prominent Marco Felluga, the inheritor of the founding Marco.
Region: Friuli
Sauvignon Collio DOC     Alberta CSPC  >  Tasting Notes
Ribolla Gialla Collio DOC     Alberta CSPC  > Tasting Notes
Pinot Grigio Mongris Collio DOC     Alberta CSPC   >  Tasting Notes
Friulano Collio DOC     Alberta CSPC  > Tasting Notes

This 30 hectare estate in the commune of Monteforte D'Alpone in the very heart of the Soave Classico district is run by Graziano Pra. Universally regarded as one of a handful of world-class producers in Soave who have revitalised the region, Pra produce 5 wines based on Garganega, covering a wide spectrum of styles and flavours.

The Garganega grapes are grown on Pra's 30 hectare estate situated near the town of Monteforte d'Alpone in the Classico sub-zone. The South East facing vineyards are at 150 metres above sea level and the soil is volcanic. The vines are around 25 to 30 years old and the Pergola Veronese training system is used. Planting density is 3,500 vines per hectare and the average annual yield is 100 quintals per hectare. The grapes are generally harvested at some point between mid September to mid October. .
Region:  Veneto
Soave Classico DOC "Otto"    Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC    >  Tasting Notes
Soave Classico DOC "Staforte"    Alberta CSPC      British Columbia CSPC   >  Tasting Notes
Valpolicella Superiore DOC Morandina      Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC    >  Tasting Notes
Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC      Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC   >  Tasting Notes

Villalta represents the best winemaking traditions of the Verona area. Wines are made from grapes grown in the best vineyards located in the hilly areas of Soave, Bardolino and Quinto di Valpantena. An absolutely stunning area rich in history and culture, from medieval streets to the rolling green hills and the sea, Verona and its surrounding areas have been known since the height of the Roman Empire for its wine production. With the increase in popularity of the Amarone and Ripasso wines made there, this area has gained exposure and critical acclaim as advances in production has offered complex and age worthy wines.

The Vineyard Single vineyard "I Comunali" is 9,46 ha. It is south-facing, on a steep-sloped limestone hillside in the Fumane Valley. The vineyard benefits from a warm microclimate, which is illustrated by the olive trees surrounding it. The vines are trained on pergola trellises.
Region: Veneto
Valpolicella Ripasso      Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC    >  Tasting Notes 
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Single Vineyard "I Comunali" DOCG    
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