L'artusi Wine List Review

Whites

 

 

Under $100.00

 

grüner veltliner “eichberg,” klaus lentsch 2014 74-

 

friulano, la viarte 2015 62-

 

langhe bianco, roagna 2013 58

 

vernaccia di san gimignano “carato,” montenidoli 2012 76-

 

verdicchio dei castelli di jesi “tralivio,” sartarelli 2015 50- Another great Italian “crisp” flavorful white value wine.

 

greco di tufo “torrefavale,” dell’ angelo 2012 85 I would order this white wine if I was having dinner at L’artus

 

roero arneis “enritard,” cornarea 2013 100

 

*“arboreus,” paolo bea 2010 110

 

collio friulano, borgo del tiglio 2014 116

 

langhe bianco “bussiador,” a. conterno 2014 160- This is a Chardonnay from Aldo Contero, the master winemaker in Piedmont.

 

 

 

Reds

 

 

Under $100.00

 

 

rosso di montalcino, casanuova delle cerbaie 2013 72- Do you want some of the flavors of Brunello di Montalcino but not the high price tag?  Rosso di Montalcino are some the best values on restaurant wine lists. These are lighter weight versions of their Brunello "older" brothers. A great red wine pick.

 

“fi li di seta,” l. sassetti 2012 72- This Super Tuscan is from the really good 2012 vintage and is a great wine value. All Sangiovese without the big price tag.

 

“pian del ciampolo,” montevertine 2015 75

 

cannonnau “tuderi,” dettori 2011

 

barbera d’alba “greta,” sengi di langa 2015 88- 

 

ghemme “chioso die pomi,” rovellotti 2009 96-

 

taurasi, tenuta ponte 2010 92- Aglianico is a savory and rustic red wine. Taurasi is an excellent producer in this region and the 2010 vintage was great. There is also bottle age to smooth out the tannins.

 

 

Over $100.00

 

barbaresco riserva “rio sordo,” cascina bruciata 2010 145

 

“cepparello,” isole e olena 2013 200- A serious Super Tuscan from a really good vintage. Enough said.

 

sagrantino di montefalco “pagliaro,” paolo bea 2010 200-

 

 

valpolicella classico superiore, quintarelli 2009 210-

 

montepulciano d’abruzzo, “cocciapazza,” torre dei beati 2014 96-

 

etna rosso “nero di sei,” palmento costanzo 2012 100

 

chianti classico riserva, castello di ama 2006 160- Castello di Ama is considered to be the Chateau Latour of Chianti. You have the necessary bottle age,  to allow the tannins to soften and the fruit flavors to emerge. The 2006 vintage was very good.

 

“maestro raro,” fèlsina 1996 200- This is great Italian Cabernet

david klein