WINE TASTING | Check out the Italian wines from April 29th's tasting!
PURATO, Pinot Grigio & Catarrato Terre Siciliane IGT (pinot grigio/catarrato) SicilyThis wine is straw yellow with a bouquet of citrus, tropical fruits, and floral notes. The flavor is juicy, almost tropical balanced by bright citrus, truly enjoyable; a great option for everyday drinking.
Pairings: Ideal with seafood, veggies, poultry, and cheeses like fresh ricotta and aged provolone
PURATO, Rose Terre Siciliane IGT (nero d’avola) Sicily
Beautiful medium weight rose’ with loads of ripe summer berries, balanced by tart cherry. An ideal bottle for a picnic or BBQ. This is a definite crowd pleaser.
Pairings: an excellent companion for shellfish, salads, grilled or roasted pork
CANTELE, Chardonnay Salento IGT (chardonnay) Puglia
“Fragrant and increasingly floral component of the bouquet that resembles jasmine or honeysuckle. The nose is driven by sweet notes of honey-glazed almond and caramelized apple. Subtle notes of mineral and ripe citrus give the wine a greater sense of definition.“ Monica Larner - Wine Advocate
Pairings: ideal with spicy food, shellfish especially oysters, vegetables and soft cheeses
CANTELE, Salice Salentino Riserva DOC (negroamaro) Puglia, Italy
“The Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva shows a greater level of depth and finesse compared to many of its peers. The wine is packed tight with blackberry fruit, with Maraschino cherry, plum and prune in abundance. The wine is chewy and rich for sure, but it also provides an authentic and generous portrait of a red wine from Puglia.” Monica Larner - Wine Advocate
Pairings: Excellent with roasts, lamb, grilled meat or poultry and it may be the best pizza wine ever
LA SALETTE, Valpolicella Classico DOC (corvina/rondinella/croatina/molinara) Veneto
“The La Salette Valpolicella Classico is a tasty, juicy red to drink over the next few years. Raspberries and flowers linger on the delicate, perfumed finish.“ Antonio Galloni - Vinous Media
Pairings: Perfect with red meats, risotto, mushroom dishes, pasta with tomato sauce and aged cheeses
COLPETRONE, Montefalco Rosso DOC (sagrantino/sangiovese/merlot) Umbria
“Sangiovese melds with sagrantino and merlot in this gentle, small-scale red. The black cherry flavors turn toward equally black with earthy tannins that last.” Joshua Greene - Wine & Spirits
Pairings: pairs well with roasted meats, game, spicy dishes, truffles, aged cheeses such as provolone, parmigiano or gorgonzola