Dalla Cia Teano 2014

Teano is the renowned Giorgio Dalla Cia’s version of a Super Tuscan, the wine a blend of Bordeaux varieties plus Sangiovese. The 2014, matured for 24 months in 100% new 300-litre barrels, is luxuriously styled and has the price tag to match, selling for R869 a bottle on Port2Port. The nose shows red and black […]

April 18, 2017
by Christian
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Dalla Cia 10 Year Celebration Grappa

A 10 year old Grappa released to mark the 10th anniversary of the Dalla Cia Wine & Spirit Company and it’s a “liquid luxury good” if ever there was one. From a blend of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Merlot, it was distilled in 2004 and left to mature in in new 225-litre French oak […]

September 23, 2015
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Dalla Cia Teano 2011

“Because we are Italian, people have always asked us for an Italian-inspired wine but we couldn’t get decent grapes until now,” says Giorgio Dalla Cia of his new flagship red which is styled along Super Tuscan lines being roughly two-thirds of “French” (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot from Stellenbosch) plus one-third “Italian” (Sangiovese from […]

October 31, 2013
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Dalla Cia Teano 2011

Last night the inaugural Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair. The venue 15 on Orange Hotel, Cape Town, part of Protea Hotels’ African Pride deluxe establishments and an official partner of the event. Also an official partner newspaper Cape Times. Who says old media is dead? The concept is that exhibitors are there by […]

October 18, 2013
by Christian
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Dalla Cia Pinot Noir 2011

Giorgio Dalla Cia, who produced Meerlust’s first Pinot Noir back in 1980, reckons that when it comes to local versions currently available “a lot are by far too light”. The maiden vintage 2011 (R375 a bottle) under his own label is from Polkadraai fruit, a German clone with looser berries to avoid mildew in high […]

February 19, 2013
by Christian
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