Mauro's Wine Agency

fine Italian wines

January 2017

MAURO’S WINE AGENCY (MWA) is pleased to announce another large wine purchase by the LCBO (Vintages).  The 2009 Coli Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG will be released for sale by the LCBO in the Vintages section on January 7, 2017. This wine is an excellent value at $16.95 when similar wines are currently priced at $20 or higher. Quantities are limited and expected to sell quickly at over 250 LCBO stores with Vintages departments.

The following tasting note is from the Globe and Mail:

SCORE: 89 PRICE : $16.95
One does not find good, cellar-worthy chianti on the shelves at this price
often. And this one comes with a bonus: It’s already almost seven years old,
showing some fetching cellar characters. If you’re curious about what a
slightly mature red tastes like, give this a whirl. Medium-bodied and very dry,
it’s pleasantly chalky in texture, with pretty dried-cherry fruit, plum jam and
earthiness enhanced by a floral overtone. Available in Ontario.

Beppi Crosariol
The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

September 2016

MWA is pleased to announce that four wines are now offered through the LCBO e-commerce site. On-line purchases (case of 12) are available for the following wines:

Simon di Brazzan (Friuli) 

- 2015 Blanc di Simon (Friulano) IGT - Product No. 250232

- 2013 Merlot Riserva IGT - Product No. 250257

Coli SpA (Tuscany)

- 2014 Chianti Classico DOCG - Product No. 244938

- 2015 Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG - Product No. 283084

May 2015

Coli SPA has received 4 Awards in the 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards competition. Silver Awards for Chianti Classico DOCG 2013, Chianti Classico Pratale DOCG 2013, Chianti Pratale DOCG 2012, and Bronze for Chianti Classico Riserva Montignana DOCG 2009.
The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by the world’s wine experts, the results provide a comprehensive list of wine recommendations and international stockists.

October 2013

World Wine Awards of Canada 2013

Simon di Brazzan wines have again impressed the experts with their Merlot Riserva 2010 and Blanc di Simon 2011 being given several awards at the World Wine Awards held in Canada in September 2013. There were 1,000 wines entered in the competition with some very stiff competition for wines priced under $50. Here's how the Simon di Brazzan wines faired:

Blanc di Simon (Friulano) 2011 - Best of Country (top Italian wine in the competition), Best of Variety (single grape) and Judges Choice (top ten white wine).
Merlot Riserva 2010 - Judges Choice (top 10 Merlot wines)