November 2023

Featured Wines of the Month

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Peter Zemmer

Chardonnay Buccholz 2022

 

93 points - James Suckling

 

Peter Zemmer and HB Wine Merchants are proud to debut the new Chardonnay Buccholz 2022 wine in the USA this month.


The Buchholz zone is named after valley slopes above Salorno that date back to 1858 defined in historical cartography of the cadaster. Here the Chardonnay fruit achieves a perfect level of ripeness due to a combination of elevation with lower temperatures (-6°C) than the valley floor. The wine imparts fragrant minerality with rich fruit flavors of acacia, lime blossom and yellow plum. It's signature is its classic White Burgundy elegance and structure.


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Chardonnay Buccholz sell sheet



Ceralti Scirè

Bolgheri Rosso 2021


90 points - Vinous

90 points - James Suckling

90 points - Wine Enthusiast

December 2023


"The nose balances aromas of earth with flowers, while candied cherries and wild strawberries bring a bolder streak of sweetness. On the palate, vanilla underlines that sweetness, before a resurgent earthiness leads into a peppery finish, where the acid finally pulls ahead of the tannins after a tight race.”


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Renzo Masi

Chianti Riserva 2020


89 points - Wine Enthusiast

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December 2023


"On the nose, cranberries bring out the subtle astringency of cherries, while soil, herbs and hot tar provide a savory dimension. The palate leans into the astringent fruitiness, but chalky tannins bolster a continued earthiness.”


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Cave Spring Niagara Peninsula Riesling 2021


90 points - Wine Enthusiast

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December 2023


"A sweet and tangy blood-orange aroma fills the air as wisps of petrol and coconut

water stake their claim on the fringes. The wine’s elevated acidity and lean, crisp

mouthfeel are complemented by flavors of barely ripe pineapple and green tea sweetened with honey.”


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Renzo Masi

Erta e China 2020


91 points - James Suckling

91 points - Wine Enthusiast

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December 2023


"The nose is primarily warm, floral and fruity, with prominent notes of plums and

figs, but draw balance from cooler, fresher undertones of stone and damp earth. The

palate preservers the floral and fruit elements, before structured tannins and decisive acid carry through a spicy finish.”


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La Chasse des Princes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2021


90 points - James Suckling

89-91 points - Jeb Dunnuck


"This showed well, with a juicy, fruit-forward style in its bright red and blackberry fruits as well as peppery herb nuances. This medium-bodied, clean, well-balanced red has lots to like and should drink nicely for 7-8 years.


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BRAND SPOTLIGHT: CERALTI

Ceralti’s great passion for viticulture is encouraged by the territory, its micro-climate and its geographic location. 11 hectares of vineyards, mainly situated on the hills between Castagneto and Bolgheri, the homeland of many world famous wines. The company boasts a long experience in the field of wine production. In 1997, Ceralti produced the first Bolgheri Rosso DOC, bottled after ageing in barriques. This small but mightly producer, located in the small south west corner of Tuscany, is known for producing intense wines comprised of Bordeaux-varietal blends. Here, instead of Sangiovese, the soils favor the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.

Ceralti Sonoro

Bolgheri Superiore 2020


93 points - James Suckling

92 points - Wine Enthusiast

December 2023


"A rich, sanguine, metallic nose is emphasized by an astringent fruitiness, while faint roseundertones provide delicacy. The fruit sweetens and becomes denser on the palate, while the florality intensifies to contrast with bittersweet citrus notes that are elevated by abundant acid and rigid tannins.”


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Ceralti Alfeo

Bolgheri Superiore 2019


92 points - Vinous

92 points - Wine Advocate

91 points - Wine Spectator


“This slightly austere red is highlighted by plum, blackberry, tobacco and floral flavors. Exudes a vibrant feel, and all the

components are balanced. The finish revisits the fruit and picks up a mineral element.”


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Ceralti Vermentino 2022


90 points - Wine Spectator

90 points - Wine Enthusiast

91 points - James Suckling


"This is fresh and lemony with ripe stone fruit, acacia and spring honey nuances. Medium-bodied with pretty texture and

lovely fruit. Creamy on the finish. From organically grown grapes.”


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For more information or to place an order please contact HB Wine Merchants

Mike Riego

Phone: 302-384-5991 or email: mriego2@gmail.com

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