The Carlton Restaurant

Italian Wines Other Red

7 FOLD NORTHERN VERONA VINO DA TAVOLA ROSA’NV – “Like an expertly folded necktie, this incredible Italian red expresses exquisite beauty and taste second to none. Made from grapes grown in the hills of northern Verona, it is structured and flavorful, bursting with delicious black fruit, spice and cedar. The wine was crafted using the Italian ripasso technique, which involves a secondary fermentation using dried grape skins to achieve more complexity and a rich finish.”…….34.99

ANTONELLI  SAGRANTINO DI MONTEFALCO’98A big, bold red with vanilla cream and game aromas. Blueberry, dark chocolate and earth flavors carry big tannins.”………..159.99

CANTINA SAMPIETRANA PUGLIA “CHALONE”PRIMITIVO’0832.99

COLLEFRISIO VINEYARDS MONTEPULCIANO-PRIMITIVO ROSSO “CONFORNTO”’13………57.99

DORIGO FRIULI “PIGNOLA DI BUTTRIO”’01 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…129.99

DORIGO FRIULI “MONTSCLAPADE”’01 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…104.99

DORIGO FRIULI “REFOSCO DAL PEDUNCOLO ROSSO”’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…88.99

ELENA FUCCI AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE TITOLO’14 – Earthy aromas of truffle, damp soil, new leather and black-skinned fruit lead the way while the polished palate shows dried black cherry, prune, clove and ground pepper. Tightly wound, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity provide the backbone while notes of tobacco and orange zest linger on the finish.”…….64.99

GIUSEPPE GABBAS NUORO SARDEGNA CANNONAU DI SARDENGA DULE “RESERVE”’05 …….88.99 

GIUSEPPE GABBAS NUORO SARDEGNA CANNONAU DI SARDENGA DULE “RESERVE”’08….72.99

JOSEPHUS MAYR BOLZANO ALTO ADIGE LAMAREIN’05 – Intense spicy and smoky aromas lead into a palate that is impressive in its solidity yet perked up by acidity that makes it juicy and enjoyable. The licorice finish underlies a very deep close.”103.99

MONTE GARBI SANT ANTONIO VENETO VALPOLICELLA’11……………..46.99

NIEDERMAYR “EUFORIUS”’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…60.99

NIEDERMAYER “LAGREIN AUS GRIES RISERVA”’01  – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…67.99

OASI DEGLI ANGELI KURNI MARCHES’11 – In 2010, Milano Finanza, Italy’s answer to the Wall Street Journal, had the nation’s top 5 wine arbiters choose the best wine in the country. So, the Gambero Rosso and 4 other wine guides put their heads together and made their selection. A Barolo perhaps? An Amarone? Maybe a Brunello or Super Tuscan? None of the above! The best wine in Italy was Kurni, a Montepulciano made like no other, a special wine made in an innovative and particular way that that bordered on mad genius! Many wine-lovers who hadn’t been paying attention to what was becoming Italy’s most sought after cult wine were shocked! But had they been following the developments for years, the decision might have seemed inevitable. In 2011, to honor Italian unity, Kurni was chosen to present to the President Of The Republic! Stan The Wine Man found this wine 15 years ago and has been its importer and champion from the beginning, espousing its virtues and claiming its rightful status from the outset. Nice to know that someone from Pittsburgh has been cultivating a dedicated local following for such an unknown but prestigious wine all these years.  And we thought he was just another pretty face cruising around town.”…….199.99

PIETRACUPA TAURASI AGLIANICO’08 Deep black cherry with black reflections cherry rim. The bouquet is moderately intense, and slightly reduced at the outset, with menthol and spice, slight berry fruit and slight graphite shavings; the red berry fruit emerges as it opens as does mentholated cedar. On the palate it’s ample and fairly direct, with lively sour cherry and forest berry fruit supported by sour berry fruit acidity and by tannins that are ample and have a slightly greenish burr, flow into a clean sour berry fruit finish with a cedary tannic underpinning.”………..99.99

RUBINO PUNTA AQUILA BRINDISI PRIMITIVO’14……………….33.99

SARDUS PATER ARRUGA’08 – This is a co-op of about 200 growers who each own less than 1 hectare of land and each are meticulous in their winemaking, resulting in wines of remarkable quality from their ungrafted vines.  This wine is aged 9 months in new barriques.”…….99.99

SARTORI  VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE “VIGNETTI DI MONTEGRADELLA”’12……….39.99

SARTORI REGOLO ROSSA VENETO VERONESE ’05...52.99

SARTORI REGOLO RIPASSO VENETO VERONESE ’0742.99

TENUTA SAN LEONARDO TRENTINO’96 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION  – “A beautiful Bordeaux blend, with currant bush, mint and mineral aromas plus a touch of oak. Full-bodied, with polished tannins and a long finish.”…85.99

TENUTA SAN LEONARDO TRENTINO’97 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…90.99