Tastings & Events
New Arrivals from Italy
with Ariel Tetterton of Advintage Distributing
Saturday, December 3rd, 1-4 pm
This weekend’s tasting with Ariel of Advintage is packed with festive wines from Italy. First up, not one but two wines made with one of the great white grapes of the Vento – Garganega. We’ll start with a delightful sparkling from Monte Tondo in Soave. This brut is a perfect aperitif for a toast or an array of appetizers with its apple and zesty lemon flavors, light toasty aroma, and fresh, harmoniously dry finish. The second wine is from the Ancora winery in Venezie. It is also made with 100% Garganega and is an easy drinking, crowd pleasing, alternative to Pinot Grigio.
Next Ariel will be pouring a few new-to-the-shop Italian red wines. Capoccia from Maremma, Tuscany on the western coast of Italy, just south of Florence, is made with 85% Ciliegiolo and 15% Alicante. This wine offers floral, cherry and mixed berry aromas and flavors, and is an enjoyable, dry red wine with elegant tannins and structure. The second red wine is made with Nero di Troia grapes by Barbanera in Apulia in the south of Italy. Barbanera’s Nero features ripe blackberries, light spice and soft, ripe tannin, making it a great pairing with your holiday roast or seasonal game.
The fifth wine and final wine Ariel will pour, is Due Amici – “two friends” – made with 90% Montepulciano and 10% Sangiovese. Antonio Sanguineti and Maurizio Marchetti playfully competed with each other to see who could make the best Italian wine, until they joined forces to create wine together. Years of competition served them well, while they both won respect and a fondness for each other. This wine marks their friendship and first collaboration and is a medium-full bodied red with bright with ripe cranberry, plum and spice.
See you Saturday!
NV Monte Tondo Soave Brut, Veneto, Italy ($25.99)
2015 Ancora Garganega, Veneto, Italy ($10.99)
2015 Cantina del Morellino ‘Capoccia’ Ciliegiolo, Tuscany, Italy ($13.99)
2015 Barbanera Nero di Troia, Puglia, Italy ($11.99)
2015 Marchetti Due Amici ‘Two Friends’ Rosso, Marche, Italy ($16.99)
This Friday is First Friday!
Open Late ’til 9 pm!
Stop by during your art crawl, enjoy a glass, or five, out of the WineStation, and as always, all featured wines are available for purchase at 10% off by the bottle.