From the north in the Veneto on south to Sicily there is a vast number of varieties of Italian wine. No matter who conquered who, it was always Europe’s wine garden and remains the largest producer of wine by volume in the world. Italy has come a long ways since the early Etruscans and Greeks and today has over one million vineyards under cultivation. The Greeks planted wine grapes in Sicily close to 1000 years BC and this Saturday we are tasting among our wines a Nero D’Avola, which is the dominant red grape planted there.
2015 Kris Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie
List price 17.00; Our price 14.50
The winemaker has taken full advantage of the “delle Venezie” designation by marrying the best fruit from the appellation’s three permitted regions to yield a Pinot Grigio with an expressive flavor profile. Veneto fruit provides the delicate floral notes and the classic almond finish so typical of this region. Grapes sourced from Alto Adige receive ample sun and contribute ripe yet fresh citrus and pear fruit. In Friuli, where the soils are gravelly and well drained, low-yielding fruit helps to intensify flavor. The final blend shows aromas of acacia flowers and the scent of almonds. The wine is clean and refreshing on the palate with hints of flowers and honey.
2014 Bucci Verdicchio Classico Superiore, Marche
List price 22.00; Our price 19.50
This wine has a pleasingly fruity and persistent bouquet, with notes of Golden Delicious apples and almonds. It has good body on the palate, is well balanced and elegant, with silky texture and distinct finesse. This is a beautifully made, classy Verdicchio and is an ideal match with regional seafood dishes or cheeses such as pecorino and other hard varieties.
Diama Prosecco, Extra Dry, Veneto
List price 15.00; Our price 13.50
The wine displays aromas of apple, pear and cantaloupe. It is supple, dry and bright, with a light carbonation, leading to smooth apple, peach and grapefruit to a fruity lime finish. Without tannins and oak the wine remains bright, lively and elegant with satiny bubbles, sweet citrus and tangy acidity leading to a clean finish.
Diama Sparkling Rosé, Extra Dry, Veneto
List price 15.00; Our price 13.50
This pale salmon orange colored wine offers delicate, fruity aromas and flavors of spiced strawberries, vanilla custard, and a hint of banana. It has a supple, tangy, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, floral, orange, earth and mineral finish. This is a zesty earthy sparkler suitable for most occasions.
2013 San Lorenzo Rosso Piceno, Marche
List price 14.00; Our price 11.99
Rosso Piceno is a very important and historic wine for Le Marche. The wine by law can have up to 15% of other red approved varieties, but in San Lorenzo’s wine, it is all the traditional blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese. The hints of cherry balanced with earthy character make for a very pleasing, food friendly wine.
2014 Regaleali Lamuri Nero D’Avola,
List price 22.00; Our price 19.99
Dark ruby-red in color, Lamuri offers lush aromas of black cherry, black fruits, vanilla, cedar, and wild herbs. On the palate, velvety tannins and refreshing acidity make for an elegant, expressive, crowd-pleasing wine.
This is a great wine for spaghetti and meatballs, Bolognese sauces, or grilled lamb dishes.
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