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Italian Acid


07/02/17 @ 12:34pm

This Week's In-Store Tasting

Italian Acid
Thursday, June 22nd, 6-8 p.m.

Manenti Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2015:  $28, $25.20
Pantaleone Pecorino Onirocep 2015: $23, $20.70
Guidobono Roero Arneis 2015: $19, $17.10


This week, our travails take us back to Italy (as usual), where we're showcasing a Cerasuolo (a cherry-hued refreshment somewhere between a red and rosé), a crisp and floral Piedmontese white, and a refined Pecorino for pasta night!

A 10% in-store discount will be applied to all wines featured at our in-store tastings.
Italian Acid
Manenti Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2015: $28, $25.20

Cerasuolo di Vittoria is Sicily's most celebrated libation, and the only style on the island to hold DOCG status; this cherry-colored blend earned its prestige long before sommeliers informed the American public that rosé is potable. Frappato imbues Manenti's Cerasuolo with fresh, vibrant minerality and delicate perfume, while a touch of Nero d'Avola adds berry and flesh.
Pantaleone Pecorino Onirocep 2015: $23, $20.70

Pecorino (not to be confused with Pecorino Romano, a cheese produced from the milk of sheep known to nibble on the grape) has light pink skins and a tannic quality that Pantaleone – an organic estate in the Marche – explores judiciously in this wine. Onirocep's peculiar and pleasing aromatics include lemon verbena, hay, pear and ripe peach.  Soft, full-bodied texture wraps around a backbone of zinging acid and light, lifting bitterness.
Guidobono Roero Arneis 2015: $19, $17.10

Arneis was saved from near-extinction in the 1970s by dedicated Piedmontese producers who realized its potential and wanted to elevate a native varietal (anything but Chardonnay) as the white alternative to their storied reds. Flowers, melon, apricots, tea, and thyme sit atop lemon zest and fresh acid.  Add it to the short list of wines that complement asparagus, or enjoy it by itself!



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