03 Feb Italian Tasting 2.6.16
Saturday, February 6
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
This Saturday meet Rada Linke, Vineyard Manager of Tuscany’s Mastrojanni estate, as we sample wines from Mastrojanni and its sister label! We have been big fans of the Mastrojanni wines for years. This is rare chance to talk to (and taste with) the person who oversees grape farming in the beautiful hills of Montalcino.
2014 Massimo Daldin Vernaccia di San Gimignano
On Sale $16.99
Refreshing and easygoing, this offers citrus zest, yellow peach and almond sensations. Bright and loaded with zesty acidity, it would pair well with pasta topped by mussels.
2012 Massimo Daldin Chianti Colli Senesi
On Sale $16.99
This wine is typical and identified with Tuscany. The concept is to produce a wine characteristic of Sangiovese from Colli Senesi that is ready for immediate consumption, and typical of this grape.
2011 Mastrojanni “San Pio,” Toscana
On Sale $34.99
Deep ruby red. The nose is a mix of fresh fruit and jam with hints of vanilla when young, it then becomes deep and ethereal. Broad and persistent on the palate with smooth tannins.
2009 Mastrojanni Vigna Loreto Brunello Di Montalcino, Tuscany
On Sale $85.99
Starts out open, with cherry, strawberry, tobacco and underbrush flavors gathering intensity and structure. A bit beefy now, but concentrated, minerally, fresh and long. Best from 2017 through 2030. 750 cases made.
93 Points, The Wine Spectator
2008 Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino “Schiena d’Asino”
On Sale $124.99
From one of Montalcino’s most celebrated single-vineyards, the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Schiena d’Asino (“donkey’s back”) comes from a one-hectare hillside crest that runs roughly south to north and enjoys magnificent exposures. This is a seriously elegant and sophisticated effort with gorgeous layering that sees plush fruit pitted carefully next to savory spice and smoke. The austerity of the 2008 vintage lines up perfectly with the virile and robust personality that comes naturally to this wine. Drink: 2017-2028.
93 Points, The Wine Advocate