Best of Southern Italy Tasting

19 Jan Best of Southern Italy Tasting

Saturday, January 21
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space

Join us to sample some of our favorite Southern Italian wines with Jason Ledbetter of Tavolo Vigneto! These hidden gems offer incredible drinking pleasure at very fair prices.

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2014 Benanti Etna Bianco
On Sale $22.99
Initially rather shy, this eventually reveals delicate scents of fragrant yellow flower, orchard fruit and a whiff of citrus. The linear palate is a bit austere, offering yellow apple skin, lime and a mineral note alongside firm acidity.
89 Points, The Wine Enthusiast

2014 Benanti Etna Rosso
On Sale $22.99
Made with 85% Nerello Mascalese and 15% Nerello Cappuccio, this radiant red boasts a beautiful fragrance of blue and red flower, ripe berry, cake spice and aromatic herb. The radiant, delicious palate doles out layers of juicy black cherry, raspberry compote, cinnamon, white pepper and clove while a mineral note backs up the lingering finish. It’s young but balanced, with bright acidity and tightly wound but refined tannins.
94 Points, The Wine Enthusiast
#3 Top 100 Wines of 2016!

2015 Curatolo Arini Nero D’Avola
On Sale $11.99
Fruity aromas of black cherry, raspberry and a faint whiff of sweet baking spice that carry over to the juicy, fleeting palate.
The Wine Enthusiast

2012 Paolo Cali Cerasuolo di Vittoria”Manene”
On Sale $26.99
It has intense cherry red color with fruity aromas with hints of cherry, pomegranate and berries, the palate is gently tannic with good acidity, many flavors combine with a result of round, fresh and balanced.
Winemaker’s Notes

Multi-Vintage Michele Biancardi Uno Piu Uno
On Sale $13.99
A blend of Primitivo and Nero Di Troia, The Wine displays great intensity of flavor and great balance. On the nose blackberry and black cherry aromas are backed by iron, baking spice and leather. On the palate, juicy blackberry is joined by cedar and tobacco – a bowl of berries in a cigar box, medium bodied, chewy tannin and very good lift.
Importer’s Notes

2013 Michele Biancardi Nero Di Troia
On Sale $17.99
This hidden gem of a wine opens with Blackberry, leather and the slightest inflection of barnyard. Syrah fans hold on to your seats.On the palate more blackberry and leather meet black cherry , earth and a hint of smoke. Full bodied with velvety mouthfeel. A must try!
Importer’s Notes