Ronan Foster

Ronan Foster

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For more than 20 years I have been seeking out the finest wine makers in Italy and France…

“ Ronan Foster has put together an amazing, mouth-watering list of the very best wines of Piedmont (and much else besides).”
- The Irish Times.

Wine Estates

The vineyards of Tuscany – home of Sangiovese

Top Chianti Classico is an under-rated pleasure

Poderi Aldo Conterno

Aldo Conterno is the greatest producer of Barolo

Castello della Paneretta

Paneretta stands in the Tuscan hills south of Florence

Tuscany Wine List

€ btl / case € btl/case
Castello dei Rampolla, Conca d’Oro, Panzano in Chianti La Massa, Conca d’Oro, Panzano in Chianti
Chianti Classico 2006, DOCG sold out Giorgio Primo 2004, igt Toscana 75/900
Castello della Paneretta, Barberino Val d’Elsa Cá Marcanda, Bolgheri
Chianti Classico 2013, DOCG
20/240 Promis 2004 i.g.t. 35/420
Chianti Classico Riserva 2011, DOCG sold out Magari 2000/02 i.g.t. 50/600
Torre a Destra 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva, DOCG 32/384
Terrine 2004/07, i.g.t Toscana 35/420 Fattoria Le Fonti in Panzano
Vigna La Lapre 2011, igtChianti Classico 2010, DOCG  €15/180€19/228 

Piedmont Wine List

€ btl / case € btl/case
Poderi Aldo Conterno, Monforte d’Alba, Piedmont Bruno Giacosa, Neive, Piedmont
Barbera d’Alba 2011 Conca Tre Pile, DOC 35/420 Barbaresco 2003 Asili, DOCG 85/1,020
Il Favot 2001, Nebbiolo Langhe DOC 50/600 Barolo 2003 Le Rocche del Falletto, DOCG 121/1,452
Barolo 2004, DOCG 80/960 Spumante Extra Brut 2003 (100% Pinot Noir) 35/420
Barolo 2010, DOCG 80/960
Barolo Vigna Colonello 2004, DOCG 115/1,380 Roberto Voerzio, La Morra, Piedmont
Barolo Romirasco 2004, DOCG 150/1,800 Barolo Cerequio 2003, DOCG 129/1,548
Barolo Granbussia Riserva 2001, DOCG 210/2,520 Nebbiolo 2005 Vigneti San Francesco, Fontanezza, Langhe DOC 35/420
Poderi Aldo Conterno, Monforte d’Alba, Piedmont Angelo Gaja, Piedmont
Il Favot 2003, Nebbiolo Langhe DOC 40/480 Gaja Single-vineyard Wines
Barbaresco 1999, DOCG 200/2,400
Moccagatta, Barbaresco, Piedmont Barbaresco 2001, DOCG 200/2,400
Barbaresco 2004 Basarin, DOCG 50/600 Sperss 2001, Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 230/2,760
Barbaresco 2004 Bric Balin, DOCG 50/600
Barbaresco 2003 Cole, DOCG 55/660 Sito Moresco 2001, Langhe DOC 35/420
Sitorey 1999, Langhe DOC 40/480
La Spinetta, Castagnole delle Lanze, Piedmont
Moscato Bricco Quaglia 2006, DOCG 17/204 Azienda Rivetto, Sinio, Piedmont
Barbera d’Asti Cá di Pian 2004, DOC 25/300 Barolo Giulin 2003, DOCG 30/360
Barbera d’Asti Sup Bionzo 2004, DOC
37/444 Barolo Leon 2003, DOCG 42/504
Pin 2001, Monferrato Rosso DOC 38/456

Loire Valley & Champagne

€ btl / case € btl/case
Domaine Bourgeois, Sancerre Champagne Gosset, Aÿ
Petit Bourgeois Blanc 2011, vdp out of stock Brut Excellence n.v. 45/540
Sancerre Les Baronnes 2011, A.C. out of stock Grande Réserve Brut – bottles 55/660
Pouilly Fumé En Travertin 2011, A.C. out of stock

Bordeaux

€ btl / case € btl/case
Château Ramage la Batisse, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc Chateau de Monrecueil, AC, Bordeaux Supérieur
Château Ramage La Batisse 2007, A.C. 30/360 Chateau de Monrecueil 2009, Appellation Bordeaux Supérieur Sold out

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BARBERA D’ALBA IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN

The Conca Tre Pile vineyard is a hilly area in Bussia Soprana, whose main vines are Barbera, with the vineyards having a maximum age of 45 years. A case of this top-class red wine is yours, with free delivery nationwide, for just €420.

I'm very happy to bring you one of the best special offers so far, thanks to the support of Poderi Aldo Conterno, one of the most respected Barolo estates in Italy's mountainous Piedmont.

It's the estate's single-vineyard Barbera d'Alba Conca Tre Pile at a fantastic price- it's yours for just €420 per case.

This is a stunning red wine from the outstanding 2011 vintage, that is beautiful to drink now though it will reward you if you can give it a little bit of cellaring. Anything up to 10 years will bring out more and more of the wine's complexity and character.

This top-flight Barbera is the kind of wine you enjoy knowing you own almost as much as actually drinking it. It would make a perfect Christmas gift for a real wine lover, and it's a wine that is sure to draw warm praise from friends over the dinner table. You'll love it too of course.

Aldo Conterno's Barbera is certainly a food wine, a lovely partner to red meat dishes, good cheeses, and casseroles. It will benefit from lots of air before drinking, and should be served at around 18C to show at its best.

If you would like to order this outstanding red wine, just e-mail or call before midday and I will arrange free, next-day delivery direct to you.

This is a great opportunity to add a classic to your collection at an unbeatable price. Don't miss it.

For more information or to place and order, call Best Cellars on (01) 494 6508, 087 259 8516 or mail to wine@bestcellars.ie.