NOTE: Maximum of 6 bottles per
Magic Door is a limited portfolio of artisan
wines from renowned vineyards and appellations around the world.
These wines represent our most exceptional discoveries defined by
the effort that went into their creation, and their ability to
reveal unique characteristics of place.
Story: The vineyards of Italy's Piedmont lie
southeast of the city of Turin on hillsides close to the Tanaro
River. The most famous area is Barolo, where vines grow on steep
limestone hills near the town of Alba. Vineyard plantings by royal
families in the mid to late 1800s, and the assistance of the French
oenologist Louis Oudart, earned Barolo its reputation as the "King
of Wines and Wine of Kings." Nebbiolo is the only grape allowed in
the production of Barolo. Its name comes from the Itallian name for
fog, "neddia". It likely received this name as a result of the
morning fog in the vineyards at harvest, or from the fog-like bloom
that appears on the grape skins.
Taste: Aromas of fresh cherries and violets
with hints of leather, clove and cinnamon. The wine is dry and
full-bodied combining the freshness of red cherries with an earthy,
savory texture. The tannins are big, but ripe. With a little
decanting, this wine is enjoyable now, but its true nature may only
reveal itself after a decade or more in the
*Limit 6 bottles per person.*
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