Calabretta "Cala Cala" Rosso NV

Calabretta "Cala Cala" Rosso NV

Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00

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Direct Press Selection | September 2021

  • Press 4 Red

Calabretta, on the northern slope of Mt Etna, is one of our favorite estates, and though it is a regular presence on our shelves, we couldn't do a whole month of Etna wines without including at least one of their offerings. The winery is 100 years-old but has only been bottling their wines for about 25 years. Before that, they sold entire barrels to restaurants or private customers. Now they really advocate for long aging in big, older botti, and have some of the best examples of aged Etna wines. All of their wines, even this inexpensive everyday red, see a degree of barrel aging that is not typical, especially given their affordable prices. They are also refreshingly loose and wild in their approach, hardly a stuffy old winery, more like a quirky, rustic throwback.

The Cala Cala Rosso is a non-vintage wine, which allows them to offer an inexpensive red with 6-7 years of aging in huge, old barrels. It's a blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. I love how this is so easy to drink yet has a spicy, smoky complexity. It is always one of my favorites to have on hand since it can go with almost anything you are cooking for dinner. Chill it down and it's even more delectable and refreshing. [Jonathan Kemp, August 2021]

Pickup Hours and Delivery Information

We are open 12pm-8pm Tuesday-Sunday and 2pm-8pm Monday. Orders placed online are ready to be picked up within the hour. We can't let you inside yet but we are happy to help you make your selection at the door.

Neighborhood delivery:

If you are requesting free local delivery, we are asking for a $75 minimum. Deliveries are made Monday - Saturday within our local neighborhood free of charge, defined by Eastern Parkway, Lafayette Ave, 5th Ave, and Franklin Ave.

Please order by 1pm to guarantee same-day delivery.  A gratuity in the form of cash is encouraged for all local deliveries.

Greater Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan:

We offer same-day delivery anywhere in NYC. Orders must be placed by 1pm to ensure same day delivery, otherwise they will go out the following day. As with local deliveries, a gratuity in the form of cash is encouraged

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Outside of NYC: 

For delivery outside of New York we ship via common carrier. We currently do not ship to the following states: AL, AR, CO, DE, GA, HI, IA, KS, KY, NC, MD, MS, MT, OK, PA, SD, UT, VT, WI. As statutory laws are constantly changing, please note that this list is updated frequently, and acceptance of an order does not guarantee that we will ultimately be able to ship wine to you. Unfortunately, we are not able to ship spirits anywhere outside of New York State. 

Concierge Shipping

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You must be 21 years or older to purchase and receive products from Vanderbilt Wine Merchants. If you request shipping you authorize Vanderbilt Wine Merchants to engage a common carrier to deliver your order. All shipments require an adult signature at the time of delivery. Therefore, either you or an authorized adult must be present at the time of delivery with proof of identification. 
If you wish to ship to a location outside of New York State, you assume all responsibility for shipment. We will notify you before processing your order if we are unable to ship wine to the state you request. For the protection of your wines, we will not ship during warmer months without your express request. All orders are packed immediately upon purchase but we may wait for optimal conditions to send. Since we cannot control the temperature of any common carrier, we do our best to send shipments out at the beginning of each week. We will always confirm any delays in shipment, and the choice is ultimately up to you.
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