3:30 to 6:00 pm
$10.00 per person
$5.00 is credited toward purchase of the featured wines below
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Matthew Reagan, Regional Manager for Zonin USA joins us again for a sampling of Italian wines being offered this Friday afternoon from 3:30 until closing. Three of the wines today are from Rocca di Montemassi in the Chianti area of Tuscany. Two more events will continue on Friday, the 8th and on the 15th. For those that missed the last event we will pour the wines served then as well.
2013 Rocca di Montemassi Vermentino, “Calasole”, Maremma,Toscana
LIST PRICE 16.00; OUR PRICE 13.99
100% hand-picked fruit from Tuscany that underwent soft pressing to enable to subtle, nuanced flavours of Vermentino to really shine. Aromas of white flowers, spice and hint of ripe fruit sit alongside a place of substantial freshness, citrus notes and an underlying character of almond. Its pleasant freshness makes it an ideal accompaniment for crustaceans, shrimps and fish cooked in salt.
2012 Rocca di Montemassi Viognier, “Astraio”, Maremma, Toscana
LIST PRICE 17.00; OUR PRICE 14.50
The wine is aged 8 months on its lees (sur lie) in stainless steel tanks with an additional 3 months in bottle. “Sur lie” wines are bottled directly from the lees without racking, a process for filtering the wine. Look for honey suckle in the bouquet along with citrus blossoms, gardenias and white peaches. On the palate the wine is well balanced with good acidity, high minerality with an elegant finish. Pair with braised chicken, trout, or an assortment of shellfish.
2012 Rocca di Montemassi Sangiovese, “Le Focaie”, Maremma, Toscana
LIST PRICE 16.00; OUR PRICE 13.99
This medium bodied Sangiovese is expressed with pleasant hints of violets, cherries and berries. It has a good taste structure with a pleasantly fresh and soft, lingering finish.
LIST PRICE 16.50; OUR PRICE 14.99
This Prosecco comes from the Veneto near the northern border. The grape of Prosecco is called Gera. The must is obtained from gently pressed grapes. Half of the must undergoes an initial fermentation at 64°F while the remaining 50% is stored at 32°F as unfermented must. Following the traditional Charmat method, the must is combined and transferred into pressurized stainless steel tanks where the wine transforms into sparkling wine. The resulting wine has beautiful mineral notes with white flowers and stone fruits and on the palate it is dry with an abundance of almonds and fresh citrus notes. Prosecco goes with so many dishes including caprese salad, crab cakes, pan-seared salmon with lemon and basil, chicken pesto with angel hair pasta and works well with many fine desserts.
2012 Zonin Winemaker’s Collection Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
LIST PRICE 12.00; OUR PRICE 9.99
This is a smooth and elegant red wine made from Montepulciano grapes grown in the Abruzzo region in central Italy. The rugged hilly terrain of the Appennine Mountains provides the firm character to the grapes for this excellent wine. It has good complexity, with vinous and characteristic tones. It is dry on the palate, with delicate and soft mouth-feel and displays a fine and harmonious balance.
2011 Zonin Valpolicella Ripasso
LIST PRICE 20.00; OUR PRICE 18.99
Ripasso is a wine made using a technique where the dried grape skins leftover from a batch of Amarone are added to Valpolicella to go through a second fermentation. The Zonin Ripasso is made with 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella and 10% Molinara grapes. The wine is aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 1 year and in the bottle for another 6 months before distribution.