Best of Italy Tasting Sat. 8/11

09 Aug Best of Italy Tasting Sat. 8/11

Saturday, August 11
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space

Sample an exciting and unusual set of wines from all over Italy this Saturday!

2015 Principe Pallavicini Malvasia Puntinata “Roma”
On Sale $14.99
The new appellation DOC ROMA, established in 2011, is not only a certification of the high quality of the wines produced in the hilly areas of central Lazio, but also a celebration of the essential role of wine in the history of Italy dating back to the Roman Empire. It is made with 100% Malvasia del Lazio, also called Malvasia Puntinata, which belongs to the aromatic Malvasia grape family, one the most ancient varieties cultivated in Italy.
Importer Notes

2015 Istituto San Michele All’Adige Muller Thurgau, Trentino
On Sale $16.99
Straw yellow with greenish highlights. Slightly aromatic nose with overtones of ­flowers and fruit. Elegant, soft and lingering taste. Pairs well with grilled or broiled fish, all ­seafood dishes, pasta or risotto with seafood.
Winemaker’s Notes

2017 Obiz Ribolla Gialla DOC, Friuli
On Sale $ 14.99
100% Ribolla Gialla. Pale white gold color, with pure, vibrant aromas of lemon drop, lime zest, fresh apricots, minerals, and herbs. This is a great example of the grape, with sneaky complexity. Fresh and juicy, with peach and apple flavors complemented by a spicy element. This is amazing with soft rich cheese….trust us.
Merch Notes

2014 G.D. Vajra Langhe Pinot Nero
On Sale $19.99
The 2014 Pinot Nero is a pretty wine with attractive red stone fruit, mint and floral character. As delicious as the Pinot is, it doesn’t quite have the character of the other wines in the range.
88 Points, Antonio Galloni

2015 Tenuta Sant’ Antonio Scaia “Paradiso,” Veneto Rosso
On Sale $19.99
Soft, warm wine with a ruby red color and a morello cherry scent with spicy notes of black pepper, licorice, cocoa and tobacco.
Winery Notes

2013 Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino
On Sale $47.99
Deep red-ruby. Highly perfumed, mineral aromas of raspberry, red cherry, violet and iron. Wonderfully sappy but youthfully imploded in the mouth, this remarkably precise and well-delineated Brunello offers an extremely refined set of flinty red and black fruit herbal flavors. Finishes with a firm edge of tannins and very good floral and spicy lift. An outstanding, very pure and deep wine that really needs about a decade of patience. One of the Brunellos of the vintage.
96 Points, Vinous