Carlo Giacosa & daughter Marie Grazia (2nd & 3rd generation).
In addition to the exciting news that ARPEPE has joined the Skurnik portfolio,
we are launching three new exciting Italian wineries this fall!
Ca’ d’Gal’s high-elevation, sandy limestone vineyards produce a Moscato d’Asti of uncommon elegance and drinkability! The Boido family is now the fourth-generation to run this gem of an estate with just 12 hectares under vine and a production of about 8000 cases per year. Care to know who else loves this wine? Antoine Graillot, son of Alain, imports this into France alongside names like Cavallotto and Sandrone! It’s also featured on wine lists in Michelin-starred restaurants like Ciau del Tornavento and Osteria Francescana!
We are pleased to welcome Ca’ d’Gal to Skurnik Wines in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, & California.
Moscato d’Asti ‘Lumine’, Ca d’Gal
- 100% Moscato Bianco, aka Muscat Petit Grain
- From an 8 hectare parcel in Valdivilla, in Santo Stefano Belbo, the heart of Moscato country
- The youngest vines are 27 years old, while the oldest are up to 50
- Primarily sandy limestone with veins calcareous clay
- 450-500 meters above sea level
- Hand harvested
- Fermented to 5-5.5% alcohol with indigenous yeasts in a two-part process to preserve freshness and maintain purity of aromas
- 2.2-2.5 atmospheres of pressure
- 5500 cases produced on average each year
Pomona Chianti Classico
Though the farm has been in Monica Raspi’s family since the 1800s, her first harvest was 2007. That’s when Monica realized she couldn’t let her mother sell the historic property. She left her veterinary clinic in Siena and dedicated herself to viticulture full-time. Cousin to the Lisini family of Montalcino, Monica immediately availed herself of her Lisini’s enologist, Filippo Paoletti, and switched to organic farming (certified in 2012). Paoletti, who studied under Giulio Gambelli and Franco Bernabei, has lofty goals for the estate, and they are evident in Pomona’s extremely high quality, traditional expression of sangiovese from Castellina in Chianti. The icing on the cake? For a Chianti Classico of such pedigree, the entry-level wine is a stunning value.
We are pleased to welcome Pomona to Skurnik Wines in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
Chianti Classico, Pomona
- Certified organic since 2012
- 98% Sangiovese and 2% Colorino from Pomona’s Sant’Ilario and Vigna del Termine vineyards in Castellina in Chianti, Chianti Classico
- 320-360 meters above sea level
- Chalky marl soil with an abundance of small stones
- 15-25 year old vines
- Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and maceration on the skins for 18-24 days
- Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel
- Aged 8 months in 7-20 hectoliter Slavonian casks, then refined for 3 months in bottle before release
- 1600 cases produced on average annually
Carlo Giacosa of Barbaresco Proper
Carlo Giacosa may fly under the radar, but we can’t imagine that continuing for long! With a hand from Dante Scaglione (enologist for that other Giacosa estate), Carlo and his family craft stunning, traditional wines from some of Barbaresco’s most desired addresses: Montefico, Asili, Ovello and Cole.
One of the founding members of the Produttori del Barbaresco in 1958, father and son team Donato and Carlo left in 1967 to establish their own label. Now, at 79 years old and with over 50 years of history behind their label, Carlo’s daughter Maria Grazia and grandson Luca will guarantee continuity at this venerable estate.
Please welcome Carlo Giacosa to the Skurnik family of Piedmont producers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
Barbaresco ‘Montefico’, Carlo Giacosa
- 100% Nebbiolo from the estate’s parcel in Montefico
- From a full south exposure of 1.36 ha in the Montefico cru of Barbaresco that the family started farming in 1992
- Altitude: 180-230 meters above sea level
- Compact calcareous clay soils
- Spontaneous fermentation and maceration lasts 40 days in stainless steel
- Ages for 3 years in large oak cask
- 650 cases produced each year on average
- First vintage 1993