NEXT TASTING: SATURDAY AFTERNOON, March 18th from 1:30 to 4:30pm. – The Tasting Fee is FIVE DOLLARS per person to sample all EIGHT wines listed below! Reservations are not required!
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The Tasting Bar is open every Saturday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30pm. See the “Tasting Bar Flight” line up below which is offered for a flat tasting fee per participant. All are welcome! Reservations are NOT required. The tastings are casual, fun and educational and appropriate for both the recreational novice or serious aficionado.
We like the Barvarian style “stopper” wired to the bottle’s neck which one can use to preserve the bubbles and freshness. The sparkling wine is pretty good too! With a name inspired by the old Italian expression for “House of Charm”, Casa di Malia pays tribute to the magic of Treviso, one of the storied towns in the Province of Venice in the heart of the Prosecco appellation. The grapes for Case di Malia all come from Tenuta Divici, a collection of family-owned vineyards, all of which are certified organic. The Estate’s true commitment to true Prosecco and honest unfettered viticulture shines through in their wines; elegant , expressive.
Crisp lemon zest and citrus flavors with satiny, textured bubbles. A superb sparkler that’s delicate, round and approachable. Perfect with ————–appetizers, cheeses and charcuterie, or sashmi. Brunch!
What makes this wine special: Nortico is from Monçao and Melgaço the best Alvarinho growing area in Portugal on the norther border with Spain’s Galicia province. Unlike others from the area, Nortico has no added CO2, allowing for a richer, fuller, balanced wine.
The 2014 Etna Bianco is all Carricante from younger vines in the Contrada Rampante. The wine shows a light straw color and brilliant luminosity. It is vinified in stainless steel. Like all of Pietradolce’s wines, this white delivers a great sense of etched definition with detailed fruit, floral and mineral nuances. It boasts tight contours and small details that add to an overall sense of complexity and fullness. – 91 points – Wine Advocate
This wine is 100% ribona (also called “maceration”), a rare grape variety grown only in the province of Macerata in the Marche region of central Italy. Only 2 hectares of 20 year old vines are planted with a northeast exposure in sandy-clay soils. Early ripening, the grapes are hand picked in early September. Following a gentle pressing, the must ferments about 12 days at a controlled temperature in stainless steel fermenters. Following this first fermentation, whole grape berries, picked slightly over-ripe, are added to the wine. The resulting second fermentation, traditionally known at “fare le grane (adding the berries),” lasts a further ten or so days and allows increased extraction of compounds and aromatic extracts from the grape skin. This unique fermentation method as well as the rarity of the grape variety confers distinctive characteristics on Le Grane. It appears a deep, almost yellow, straw, and the nose releases intriguing fragrances of very ripe fruit. On the palate, it exhibits firm structure, expansive volume, and excellent balance. It is perfect with pastas and fish courses, but is delicious as well with light meats and with cheeses.
60% Tempranillo and 40% Garnacha from 20 to 30 year old Navarra vines, just bursting with bright and fresh ripe berry aromas and flavors; dark berries, spice, mocha, and minerality. Medium bodied, easy, smooth drinking. Perfect with chorizo, paella, or bbq meats.
2015 Fongoli Rossofongoli, Umbria Rosso-VinoBiologico, (Sangiovese/Montepuliciano) IGT - Italy - $16.95
Indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless steel tank and then moved to used, neutral large oak barrels. No filtering or fining. A charming ruby red, fruit driven, but rustic red wine from Umbria combining 60% Sangiovese and 40% Montepulicano. Perfect for red sauced pizza and pastas, meatballs! Mama Mia! Now that’s what I’m talking about…..
2014 Antico Sigillo Primitivo di Manduria, Puglia, Italia - $17.95 -- WS 2016 Top 100 #63 - Wine Spectator 90 points