08 Jul Taste Italian Wines this Saturday
Empson Italian Tasting!
Saturday, July 9th
12 to 4 P.M.
In our Event Space
Stop in this Saturday to sample our latest finds from Empson Wines. We discovered these gems while on a buying trip to Italy several months ago and are excited for their arrival. We have a great selection from Italy’s most famous growing regions, Piedmont, Tuscany, and Franciacorta, Italy’s answer to Champagne. These are worth getting a few bottles to stash away, so reserve yours today.
2015 Bongiovanni Arneis, Langhe DOC
On Sale $15.99
Melon, sweet herb and anise flavors highlight this rich, somewhat viscous white. Smooth, but with good cut that focuses the finish. Drink now.
88 Points, Wine Spectator
N.V. Gatti Franciacorta DOCG
On Sale $32.99
Lots of sliced-lemon and white-peach character follows through to a full body, with a soft texture and a fresh finish. Lively, clean, focused and pretty. Drink now.
90 Points, James Suckling
2014 Einaudi Dogliani DOCG
On Sale $17.99
A traditional, easy to drink wine, which comes from a blend of Dolcetto grapes from the vineyards of the Einaudi estates which surround Dogliani. Born in the Einaudi vineyards positioned in the hills of San Luigi, Santa Lucia and Madonna delle Grazie in Dogliani. In the Dogliani area this traditional wine reaches its absolute best: of a ruby red colour, which tends toward violet with a rich fruity bouquet, full bodied with an intense aroma of undergrowth and a pleasantly tannic taste, with a slight final almond note, typical of this wine.
2012 Marcarini Barolo Brunate DOCG
On Sale $53.99
This elegant red offers enticing aromas of rose, strawberry and cherry, with a hints of tobacco and spice. Firm and well-balanced, showing sweet fruit intertwined with tannins on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2033. 2,000 cases made.
93 Points, James Suckling
2011 Costani Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
On Sale $57.99
The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the classiest wines of the vintage. Macerated cherry, cinnamon, orange peel and spice notes are all fused together in a succulent, impeccably alanced Brunello endowed with fabulous balance, knock-out aromatics and remarkable grace. Costanti’s 2011 is a rare Brunello from this vintage that has enough structure to age for a number of years. Its class and pedigree are evident, even at this early stage. The 2011 spent a year in tonneau and two years in cask. There will be no 2011 Riserva.”
94 points, Antonio Galloni