The Perfect Chill
This week we are excited to have Chris Blacklidge of Vias Imports in to explore the wines of Northern Italy. Chris is another long time vet of the wine industry that I have been fortunate to work with in many capacities over the years. This weeks focus is on the whites of Northern Italy! Focusing on Native varieties from Northern Italy that showcase the terroir; Ribolla Gialla from Fruili, Lugana from Lake Garda, Cortese in Gavi and Montepulciano from Abruzzo! This is a perfect tasting for the weather that we have been having. We will even put a little chill on the red wine this week!
Visit Northern Italy through the glass with Chris for our ‘Why Not Wednesday’ tasting July 27th. Join us from 4-7pm at the shop to taste these wonderful wines! Featured wines will be on sale until August 2nd, 2016.
Tenuta Luisa, Ribolla Gialla (2014) $23 Sale $18
Ribolla Gialla is a signature varietal of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The origins of this varietal are uncertain, but some have identified its ancestor as Avola, a varietal brought to Friuli during the occupation of Friuli by the Romans. Luisa uses high density planting to contain this prolific varietal. The grapes are harvested at the end of August to contain its acidity.
Montonale, Lugana Montunal (2014) $24 Sale $20
The farming company Montonale is situated near the small village of Borgo di Montonale, in the inland parts of Desenzano del Garda. Their wines are the essence of a land nestled between the Lake Garda and the Colline Moreniche.
Broglia, Gavi La Meirana $24 Sale $20
La Meirana was purchased in 1972 by Grand Officer Bruno Broglia, a textile entrepreneur, from Count Edilio Raggio. Today the one thousand – year old named La Meirana estate is managed by the third generation of the Broglia family: : Roberto and Fillipo.
Cataldi Madonna, Malandrino (2013) $24 Sale $20
The wine-making activity started in 1920, three generations ago, the bottling in 1975. Today the Company is made of 31,4 hectares (exclusively cultivated with local and traditional vines like Montepulciano, Pecorino and Trebbiano), all located in the municipality of Ofena between 320 and 440 meters above sea level.
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Cold beer and Saturday afternoon!? Yes Please! Come taste some great beer from Elevation Beer Co from 2-7 pm at the shop. We hope you can join us!