26 Apr Italy North to South Tasting Sun. 4/29
Sunday, April 29
1 to 4pm
At the Bar
We’re excited to taste from Friuli on the extreme north all the way down to Sicily in the extreme south! And bonus, we’re sampling the incredibly delicious blood orange Amara we’ve been in love with for a while now.
2015 Antonutti Pinot Grigio, Friuli
On Sale $16.99
Green apple, lime, and nectarine aromas are held in check by subtle white flowers. In the palate, this wine is fresh and juicy, with a strong mineral influence and delicate orchard fruit flavors. There’s so much more going on here than you’d expect from Pinot Grigio! It finishes very clean with crispy apple flavors. For us this is just about as good as it gets for Pinot Grigio in Friuli.
2015 Elena Fucci ” Titolo,” Aglianico del Vulture DOCG
On Sale $43.99
Here’s another great vintage from Elena Fucci, the ascending star of a rising wine region in the deep south of Italy. The 2015 Aglianico del Vulture Titolo shows a dark garnet color and robust appearance. Very characteristic of this extreme territory, this is a dark and penetrating wine with etched mineral notes behind blackberry, plum and savory spice. This vintage presents an even darker quality of fruit. In the mouth, you get iron, blood and dark mineral nuances that are absolutely typical of these darkened volcanic soils.
92 points, The Wine Advocate
Amara “Rossa,” Sicily
This blood-orange Amara, made in Sicily from oranges grown near Mt. Etna, is simply gorgeous. With dominant orange notes and less bitterness than a traditional Amaro, it is versatile and works well in cocktails as a complex and nuanced replacement for orange liqueur or triple sec. It also drinks beautifully as an after-dinner digestivo.