THIS QUARTER'S SELECTION
NV Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Giavi
Prosecco Superiore (top of the top quality) features a brilliant pale straw yellow color with greenish hues; a very fine and persistent perlage. Accompanied by fragrant aromas that remind of green apple and pear enriched by delicate floral notes. On the palate, it is balanced and round with pleasant acidity. A creamy and delicious mousse satisfies the need for bubbles and a long finish. Drink this with life 😀
2021 Cerasuolo 'Passo Sacro,' Torre Zambra
Cerasuolo is a rosé wine that is an excellent compromise between structure and freshness, achieved with off-the-skins vinification of exclusively Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes. Cerasuolo’s flavors make it a perfect partner for a wide range of foods, from aperitifs to pizza and from fish to meat; to try with fish crudités and delicate seafood first courses. Mostly it is good for drinking before more drinking.
2020 Pinot Auxerrois 'Val St. Gregoire,' Domaine St. Remy
This Pinot Auxerrois is considered the finest clone of Pinot Blanc because of its naturally low yields and smaller berry size which increases the skin-to-juice ratio. An amazing gold color, the wine offers scents of apple and white peach blossoms complimented by a white pepper finish. This wine is round and slightly off-dry with juicy, fresh red apple fruit. The flavor of this Pinot Auxerrois pairs well with white meat, especially chicken. Maybe even a pile of strips from Cane’s.
2020 Touraine Rouge, Domaine des Corbillières
An exciting blend of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. This is one of the most exciting farms in France’s fabled Loire Valley. This vineyard had been farmed sustainably, using organic treatments as often as possible, resulting in a deep, intense purple-red wine. Beautiful aromas of red fruit make it a perfect complement to roasted chicken, game birds, or that filet mignon you’ve been saving.
2021 Barco Reale di Carmignano, Tenuta Le Farnete
Carmignano wine is a blend of Sangiovese (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon grape (20%). This is what we often wish Chianti would taste like. Rich, elegant, and able to stand alongside those big super Tuscans that cost too many bucks. Serve at a cool room temp in crystal glasses and don’t let anyone know it didn’t cost $50 a bottle.
2019 Ribera del Duero 'Diez Almendros,' Vega Clara
Wines from this area are Spanish Royalty. Diez Almendros (10 Olive Trees) has great balance and perfect subtlety. On the nose, it is spicy and intense with balsamic and toasted notes. On the palate, it is powerful, fresh, with nerve, but friendly without the fuss of something that needs 10 years in the cellar. This is a big, refined wine that just goes and goes. While it is ideal with grilled primal cuts of beef, this wine is not afraid of a good burger either.