Red, White (and Green)

italianwinesWeekly Wine Tasting: Tues, April 6 – Thurs, April 8

This week we try 3 new Italian wines from 3 different regions of Italy. Featuring:

  • Barone di Bernaj Catarratto, Sicily – This Sicilian winery specializes in native varietals and this Catarratto (the most widely planted white grape in the region) is a fun example: white fruits, floral notes, and a touch of green almond and minerality make for a refreshing, crisp wine. $14 btl, $7 btg
  • Demarie Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont – Well-known for their higher end reds, Demarie introduces this “Baby Barolo” for an easy-drinking everyday wine. With no oak aging (rare among Nebbiolos), the fruit flavors shine through: black plum, blueberry and cherry combine with hints of spices, leather and a touch of minerality. $20 btl, $8 btg
  • Poggio le Volpi Roma Rosso – This red blend from one of Italy’s newest DOCs (Roma, south of the city of Rome) combines Montepulciano with Syrah and Cesanese for a rich aromatic wine tasting of ripe red berries, blackberries, and dark cherries with violet notes and a touch of balsamic and earth on the finish. $22 btl, $9 btg

Tasting: $13

Flatbread Pairing $8 –  Meatball in Red Wine Marinara with Fresh Bail & Goat Cheese

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