Our Experience Italy Wine Tasting is on for tomorrow, and we’ve finalized the list of wines we’ll be sampling. This tasting will feature a dozen wines to represent many of Italy’s most renowned wine making regions. Here’s a little information about each wine:
Cleto Chiarli Blanc de Blancs Brut (Modena). 50% Chardonnay, 50% Grechetto Gentile. Dry and beautifully sparkling with lychee fruit and floral notes.
Cantini del Taburno Falanghina (Campania). 100% Falanghina. Ripe and full-bodied with notes of pineapple and pear.
Tenuta Lisciandrini Cataratto (Sicily). 100% Catarratto. Full-bodied and bold with distinct lemony acidity.
Paolo Scavino Dolcetto d’Alba (Piemonte). 100% Dolcetto. Dry and medium-bodied with bright acidity and cherry, blueberry, and spice notes.
Morgante Nero d’Avola (Sicily). 100% Nero d’Avola. Strikingly ruby-red in color with notes of vanilla, cherries, blackberries, and a hint of smokiness.
Argiolas Costera (Sardinia). 100% Cannonau. Full-bodied with lots of fruit and ripe strawberry, black cherry, and herbal notes, along with some spice. Cannonau is also known as Grenache or Garnacha.
Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico (Tuscany). 100% Sangiovese. Medium-to-full-bodied with notes of cherries, plums, and a bit of vanilla from its 6 months in oak. One of Italy’s most iconic wines, Chianti is famously food-friendly.
Zenato Alanera Rosso Veronese (Verona). 55% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich and full-bodied with notes of cherries, prunes, tobacco, and coffee.
Galardi Terre di Lavoro (Campania). 80% Aglianico, 20% Piedirosso. Big, bold, and structured with notes of cherries, cassis, tobacco, and leather. Would pair perfectly with a too-big ribeye.
Falesco Montiano “Trentanni” (Lazio). 100% Merlot. Full-bodied and elegant with notes of berries, vanilla, tobacco, and spice. Aged 18 months in French oak.
Felline Primitivo di Manduria (Puglia). 100% Primitivo. An ancestor of Zinfandel, Primitivo makes big, ripe, fruit-forward wines, with a little more earthiness than their new world counterparts.
This tasting will take place tomorrow (Saturday, 3/11) from 2-7 p.m. – we hope to see you there!
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