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Dear Friends and Wine Lovers,

Le Dû’s In The News
In case you missed yesterday’s New York Times, our fearless leader Jean-Luc Le Dû was a featured taster on the wine panel for the Saint Emilion article.

Italian Week Part Two at Le Dû’s Wines
So what does an old Barolo from a great vintage actually taste like..?

Traditionally Barolo has been made with a very long maceration period to extract as much color and tannin from the grapes as possible. The result of such extreme vinification techniques is a wine that needs 10 to 20 years for the harsh tannins to mellow and integrate with the intense dried, chewy, fruit flavors. That’s a long wait if you love Barolo. However, if you want to experience the unique pleasures of a mature bottle from an historic estate, we have an offer you don’t want to miss.

We recently received a shipment of library selections from the cellars of Borgogno, the producer that virtually wrote the book on the Barolo DOCG. Borgogno is the only estate in Barolo that holds vintages as far back as 1961 and re-releases them periodically to bring Piedmontese history to your table. All the wines are direct from the Borgogno cellar. The old corks have been removed, topped with the same wine and recorked. These are amazing values, impeccably cellared and ready to drink!

To help celebrate Italian week at Le Dû’s Wines we are offering a Borgogno Barolo Reserva from each of the past five decades at 15% off per bottle...

Borgogno Barolo Borgogno Barolo Reserva 2001
Shelf price $77.99 - Sale price $66.29

Borgogno Barolo Reserva 1996
Shelf price $56.99 - Sale price $48.44

Borgogno Barolo Reserva 1989
Shelf price $135.99 - Sale price $115.59

Borgogno Barolo Reserva 1978
Shelf price $155.99 - Sale price $132.59

Borgogno Barolo Reserva 1961
Shelf price $196.99 - Sale price $167.44

This sale ends on Sunday January 14th and is available by e-mail or telephone orders only. Please order by e-mailing us at sales. Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak with a human, call us on 212-924-6999

Italian Winemaker's Super Fantastic Tasting
Friday, January 12th from 5:30-8:00pm

We’re launching our 2007 tasting season with a true blockbuster! This Friday we are honored to have Sarah Palma of Correggia, Claudio Gini of Gini, Matteo Molino of Molino and Silvia Vannucci of Piaggia. That’s four Italian winemakers pouring their wines and answering your wine questions. This is the start of great things to come at Le Dû’s Wines in 2007.

Here's what we’ll be tasting...

Gini - Soave "La Frosca" 2005
A single vineyard Soave from Veneto.

Piaggia - "Sasso" 2004
A ripe blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot from Tuscany.

Correggia - "Roero" 2004
A pure Nebbiolo from Piedmont with vibrant and concentrated fruit.

Molino - Barbera d’Alba 2005
Mauro Molino's great Barbera which has won the "due bichieri" 4 times.

Molino - Barolo "Gancia" 2001
Mauro Molino's Barolo "Gancia" is a 7 time winner of "due bichieri".

Southern Italian Tasting
Saturday, January 13th, from 3-6pm

The southern Italian wine regions of Campagnia, Sardinia and Sicily are known for their big body and low prices. This Saturday we will be tasting what we feel are some of the greatest wine values in the world. Katia Battistella from Vias Imports will be in the store pouring and discussing the following wines...

Terre Dora - Falanghina 2005
Our favorite full bodied "value" white wine.

Terre Dora - Aglianico 2005
Dark, ripe and full bodied at a great price.

Ceuso "Ceuso" - Nero d'Avola/Cabernet/Merlot 2001
A six-time "tres bichieri" winner and possibly the best wine we've ever had from Sicily.

Dettori "Tuderi" - Cannonau 2003
Artisan winemaking at it’s best, we guarantee you will fall in love with this bottle.

Our bonus wine this week is a special Verdicchio from the Marche region...
Fattoria Di San Lorenzo - Verdicchio Classico Riserva 2003
This not your Grandma's Verdicchio!

We hope to see you here...

Jean-Luc Le Dû.

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