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Like the cuisine of Italy, the wines of the north differ considerably from those of the south, which would include Sicily. The wines of the north tend to be lighter and crisper, more delicate and elegant. This Saturday we are sampling wines from Piedmont, Tuscany and the Veneto.
Fornarino Prosecco, Extra Dry, Veneto
LIST PRICE 13.00; OUR PRICE 10.99
Prosecco is a sparkling white wine from north-eastern Italy, specifically the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine regions. It is also the informal name for the grape variety used to make these wines, which is known officially as Glera. The wine is lightly sweet and delicate, its flavors more subtle than in-your-face, and its bubbles tiny and persistent rather than large and short-lived. In fact, everything about this wine is easy to love, beginning with its floral aroma, and concluding with its refreshing mouth-feel.
2012 Cadia Pinot Grigio, Veneto
LIST PRICE 12.00; OUR PRICE 9.99
This wine is fermented in stainless-steels tanks at controlled temperatures to produce a delicate and complex bouquet with floral hints. It is dry with pleasantly refreshing flavor hinting at apple and pear. It is an excellent apéritif wine, and perfect for light appetizers, fish and white meat dishes.
2013 Ceretto Arneis, Piedmont
LIST PRICE 22.00; OUR PRICE 18.99
Piedmont may be the home of one of the world’s most noble grapes, Nebbiolo, but when you need a fine white wine, look to Arneis–and especially the one from Ceretto. Fruit-filled, this wine offers aromas of pears, apple blossoms, beeswax, and almonds. On the palate, it is soft with round, nutty flavors overlaying subtle minerality.
2009 Terre di Monteforte Valpolicella, Veneto
LIST PRICE 15.00; OUR PRICE 9.99
This Valpolicella is a blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes. The grapes are fermented on skins in small steel containers with continuous pressing followed by some oak ageing. The wine has a pleasing bouquet with hints of delicate cherry blossom and vanilla. It is dry, full-bodied and well-balanced; a perfect accompaniment to rich entrées, roasts, braised and grilled red meat and aged cheeses.
2011 Terre di Monteforte Valpolicella Ripasso, Veneto
LIST PRICE 18.95; OUR PRICE 11.99
This Ripasso is a blend of 85% Corvina and 15% Rondinella grapes. The ancient Ripasso technique is used to make this wine; an initial fermentation in October followed by a second fermentation on Recioto skins in March, with ageing in wood. Its bouquet is characteristic for Ripasso. It is dry, harmonious and pleasant, with subtle flavor with good body. Like Valpolicella, it works well with meats and even with many richer foods.
2008 Contemassi Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscan
LIST PRICE 18.00; OUR PRICE 14.99
The Riserva opens with a bouquet of dried berries, custard, pecan pie, and clay earthiness. It has a supple, dry, medium body and a tangy peppercorn, sour cherry and earth accented finish accompanied with chewy tannins. It received a Gold Medal and 91-point rating at the World Wine Championships.