1. Why is this project happening? - The University of Dallas decided in 2003 to replant the existing vineyards on the Due Santi campus in order to produce a wine that could be used for university purposes and to sell in bulk to local Italian producers. When Peter Hatlie assumed the reigns of the project in 2009, he sought to create a product of exceptional quality that could potentially be commercially viable. After six harvests it was clear that he had succeeded and that our first priority was sharing the wine with UD alumni and staff.
2.Can you tell me more about the wine? The 2015 is a complex bottle of wine. The blend of 50% merlot and 50% cabernet sauvignon suggests a wine of Right Bank Bordeaux pedigree but with an Italian absence of fussiness. This wine has a pervasive flinty, smoky character that underscores the obvious cherry fruit and bright currant on the nose. Like its cousins in France, this is a wine built for meals and for the cellar. While easy to enjoy on its own, Due Santi Rosso would benefit from three to five years of cellaring and perhaps a 45-minute decant prior to serving. This is a serious wine from a serious university. It is actually 100% organically grown and produced and will carry the organic certification from 2017.
3.Can I buy less than 12 bottles? Yes, absolutely. The $19.99 bottle price is for cases of 12 or more bottles. The price for one to 11 bottles is $26.99 per bottle. The case discount is only for first subscribers and UD insiders. This offer will end August 1. Please contact us directly for bottle orders. firstname.lastname@example.org
4. What states can you ship wine to? We can ship to all states.
5. Why is the wine shipping from California and not until October? In order to ensure the best value price for the wine, we have imported it directly to California, where we may offer the wine at a significantly lower price than we would if importing to other states. The wine is currently being labeled and will depart Italy in time to deliver to all parts of the U.S. after the brutal summer heat has abated in late October.