September 13, 2019 – Italian Wine Tasting!

Tastings and News / Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Join us this Friday, we will show 4 Italian wines,
2 whites: a Falanghina grape from the Costa d’Amalfi in the south and an oak Chardonnay from Veneto.
For the red drinkers we will have open a Barbera from the northern region of Piedmont and a special Montepulciano Riserva from Abruzzo!

Tasting time: 6:00 to 9:00

See below full wine information:

Apicella, Costa d’Amalfi Bianco (2018)

Grapes: Falanghina and Biancolella
Geography: Campania, Italy
Appellation: Costa d’Amalfi
Features: Organic, Sustainable
This wine is a blend of Falanghina (Bianca Zita) 60% and Biancolella 40% grapes, a blend inherited centuries ago. Giuseppe and Prisco sklifully extract this wine from the steep slopes of the hills in Tramonti, surrounding the Amalfi Coast. Entirely vinified and aged in Stainless steel only. Its color is pale yellow, with an intense and delicate flavor. On the palate, there are hints of green apple and wildflower honey. Bergamot and those large Amalfi lemons on the nose It has a noble acidity and a strong structure.Starts with stone fruit backed by a perfectly balanced acidity. Minerals and iodine to follow.
It’s great as an aperitivo or paired with local fresh seafood raw or cooked. Sustainable agriculture. 12.5% alcohol.

Castello di Roncade, Chardonnay

Grape: Chardonnay
Geography: Veneto, Italy
Appellation: Venezia
Castello di Roncade between Treviso and Venice is an exceptional example of large production managing execptional quality thanks to the old system of renting many parcels of their land to local farmer allowing more control over the quality of the grapes. Certainly helped by the fact that their winemaker is talented Umberto Trombelli (winemaker of the year 2018). This particular varietal is finified in stainless steel . Straw yellow with greenish tinges, nose. Fruity aromas , intense, fresh, palate pleasantly fresh, slightly acid, pair with fish dishes.

Giuseppe Pavese, Barbera d’Asti (2017)

Grape: Barbera
Geography: Piedmont, Italy
Appellation: Barbera d’Asti
Features: Organic, Sustainable
Few kilometers away from Asti on the green hills of Montemarzo is the Azienda Agricola Luigi Pavese an idyllic area dominated by vines and perfume woods filled with acacia tree . This is a family business with 4 hectares of vineyards cultivated in a sustainable way focusing on Barbera and Grignolino now at the third generation with a consistent vinifing high quality products without any usage of wood aging. Their Barbera d’Asti is very limited and consistently a brilliant ruby red with a vinous “marasca” cherry , fresh and balanced. Ideal to pair with pork , charcuterie, red meat and wild game. Excellent with semi hard
Barbera asti pavese

Azienda Agricola Faraone, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Le Vigne di Faraone (2014)

Grape: Montepulciano
Geography: Abruzzo, Italy
Appellation: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Features: Organic, Sustainable
Giovanni Faraone leads this Family estate in Giulianova (TE) Abruzzo near the Adriatic Coast and started in 1970 with the production of their wines after his father that focused mostly on the “sfuso” production. Federico, doc. oenologist ,is his son now at the helm of the winery focusing mostly on Montepulciano grapes and fermented inside temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The grapes are all estate sustain-ably farmed, his vineyards are at 125 -150 mt a.s.l. only 5 km from the sea. The soil is fresh clay and sandy top.Federico is the first to have implemented a strict lower yield and a much more attentive qualitative growing of local grapes. In the Montepulciano production after fermentation, the wine is left to mature in Slovenian 30 hl Botti for 24 months, after which it is bottled. His wine can age easily 15 -20 years. Their style tends to the natural approach with a ruby-red in color wine with hints of spices and a light tannic taste and a distinctive voice of provenience. It is very much a versatile food wine, pair it with maccheroni Abruzzesi lamb ragu’, sheep arrosticini.