March 8, 2019 – Italian Wine Tasting!


Tastings / Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Don’t miss our wine tasting this Friday!
We will have open 3 Italian wines,
A white Falaghina grape and a red Aglianico red grape from one of the most famous winery from the South of Italy in Campania area, “Feudi San Gregorio”
Also we will have open a Chianti Classico, Sangiovese grape from Tuscany!

Now you can shop online at: www.ilvinotorchio.com, try it!

Tasting time: 6:00 to 9:00pm
See below for full wine description:

Toscolo Chianti Classico (2015)

Italy > Tuscany > Chianti > Chianti Classico DOCG

Think Tuscan. That’s Toscolo, a labor of love from Neil & Maria Empson’s longtime passion for this extraordinary region. The name itself is a homage to Tuscany: a renaissance Italian word, it means “Tuscan boy.” The Empsons chose their friend and star oenologist Franco Bernabei to style the wines with Neil himself. Nothing was left to chance in order to make the Empson’s proprietary brand their ideal Tuscan credentials. Availing itself of state-of-the-art facilities and teamwork, production derives from some of the region’s major Chianti terroirs and finest vineyards. Terrain and microclimates are intriguingly diverse: from compact, very fine-textured limestone, at an altitude of 1,312-1,476 feet above sea level, to rocky, clayey/calcareous areas, also at altitudes around 1,312 feet, and clayey/siliceous/calcareous soil, at an altitude of 820-984 feet. Neil is thus able to “cherry-pick” the best selections according to harvest conditions in the individual wine zones – this gives him leeway to maintain consistency and the highest quality with each vintage. Attentive vineyard management, high density of vines per acre and correspondingly low crop yields, achieve maximum quality results from Toscolo’s fine locations. Vinification is traditional, with a well balanced use of wood. The entire range combines fruit and finesse with that essential “bite” which makes these wines particularly food-friendly and versatile. Toscolo’s ultra classic, ultra chic packaging was designed by Maria Gemma Empson. Maria is also an artist who went on to the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Tuscany, right after college in the States: there could hardly be a better combination to inspire a distinctively Toscolo label.

Notes
From 95% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Depth and richness are immediately evident in the full ruby color and ample bouquet, and confirmed on the palate by chewy, abundant fruit, silky texture, good body, balance and extract.

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Feudi San Gregorio Falanghina (2017)

Italy > Campania > Sannio Falanghina

Feudi di San Gregorio

Feudi di San Gregorio, a modern expression of a centuries-old tradition of passion and dedication to the land, is Campania’s premier winemaking estate. Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania’s Irpinia region, this highly-acclaimed winery was established in 1986. Since then, it has aggressively tapped into the enormous potential of Campania’s unique terroir and ancient varieties by placing a contemporary spin on indigenous grapes such as Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo and Aglianico.

Notes
Color – Pale gold with green highlights Bouquet – Elegant, intense aromas of apple, banana and pineapple with hints of white flowers Taste – Medium-bodied with a lingering finish of citrus and minerals

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Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Rubrato (2015)

Italy > Campania > Irpinia Aglianico

Feudi di San Gregorio

Feudi di San Gregorio has revolutionized winemaking in Southern Italy’s Campania region, placing a modern spin on ancient varieties. Near legendary Mt. Vesuvius, grapes achieve their peak in volcanic soil.

Aglianico is a grape grown in two areas of Italy, Campania (where today’s wine is from) and Basilicata. This is a black skinned grape that was thought to have been brought to Italy by the Greeks hundreds of years ago, but recent DNA testing (yes they even do DNA testing on grapes) has not shown any relation to known Greek varieties.

Notes
The 2015 Feudi di San Gregorio Rubrato Aglianico begins with aromas of ripe red and black fruit but it also has a bit of a floral and herb component that features notes of mint. It’s a very attractive bouquet that gives a delicious hint as to what is to come. This smooth, balanced wine tastes fresh, with bright, juicy fruit (strawberry and wild cherry) and is very flavorful without coming anywhere near fruit bomb territory. It finishes with slightly chewy tannins, lots of licorice and thick spice under the fruit. The mint notes from the bouquet even reappear at the very end. This is a perfect match for some tasty rustic Italian food.

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