Free Italian Red Wine Tasting with WineBow

Friday March 27 at East End Wines – 5p-8p


Mastroberardino Aglianico Campania IGT 2011 – 15.57 – Smooth & Supple, 13%. Made from 100% Aglianico grapes, this wine is vinified in stainless steel and a few months in wood. Wine Enthusiast – Here’s a round and approachable Aglianico that shows a softer side to what is southern Italy’s most noble grape. This offers delicious blackberry flavors layered with nutmeg and a hint of vanilla along with smooth tannins. (88).

Argiolas Perdera Monica di Sardegna DOC 2011 – 15.57. Earthy & Spicy, 13.5%, Ruby-red in color, aromas of ripened cherries and red fruits complement deeper tones of cassis and black pepper. On the palate, firm tannins and integrated acidity make for good structure and a long finish. A blend of 90% Monica, 5% Carignano, and 5% Bovale Sardo grown in the Perdera vineyard, the grapes are harvested in September and fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the grapes’ fresh, fruit-forward aromas. WE88 – Wine Enthusiast – “Made from native grape Monica, this offers a fruit and spice fragrance. The palate delivers ripe cherry and black pepper with subtle notes of well-integrated oak. With its smooth texture, fine tannins and fresh acidity, it’s a perfect red for grilled fish.”

Di Majo Norante Ramitello Bieferno Rosso 2011 – 17.57 – #74 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014 – Deep ruby-red in color, Ramitello offers aromas of plums, forest fruits, dark chocolate, leather, and licorice. On the palate, a rich and velvety body pushes flavors to continue over a long and intriguing finish. This wine is made from a selection of the best Montepulciano and Aglianico grapes grown in the Ramitello vineyard. After fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is aged in a combination of stainless steel tank s and barriques for eighteen months. The final wine shows firm structure yet ripe, accessible fruit. WS90 – Wine Spectator – “Up-front mulberry and plum fruit is ripe and fleshy in this balanced red, with polished tannins. Notes of licorice string, graphite, tarry smoke and grilled mushroom push through midpalate and on the finish. Drink now through 2021.” Big & Bold, 13.5%

Valdipiatti Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2009 – 31.97 – Hand-harvesting followed by careful manual sorting ensures that only mature berries are used in this Vino Nobile. These meticulous effort pay off in the bottle; this is a beautifully generous wine with seductive smoothness and depth. Deep ruby-red color and intense notes of ripe wild berries are followed by elegant notes of spices and tobacco. Lush and velvety on the palate, this wine offers a full-flavored, powerful profile with smooth, elegant tannins and bright acidity.

Noble Wine Imports Italian Wine Tasting at East End Wines –

San Sano

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Elio Filippino Barbera d’Alba “Nuela” 2012 – 13.97– 100% Barbera – DOC Piemonte. Intense fragrance with hints of ripe fruit. Full, balanced, with a touch of wood on the finish. This is the wine for family dinners. It is excellent with local “bagna cauda” (mixed vegetables with a dip of garlic, oil and anchovies) and meat dishes such as “bollito” (boiled meat and vegetables), it is also a good companion for fully ripe cheeses. After racking, the new wine is put in stainless steel vats to preserve its fresh fruit characters and then in Slavonian oak barrels until spring.

Castello San Sano Chianti Fonte della Rana 2013 – 13.97 – 90% Sangiovese / 10% Ciliegiolo. DOCG Tuscany. The nose gives intense red fruit – particularly sour cherry – aromas, with notes of dried herbs and oak spice. The palate is bright, with an underlying earthiness. Aromas of red fruit, cherry and light oak notes. Production methods are similar to the Chianti Classico.

Vitalonga Sangiovese 2012 – 12.57 – 100% Sangiovese. IGT Umbria. This Sangiovese is a fruity wine with a young and pleasant character. Ruby red to purple in color. Aromas of red fruit, spices, pepper, and cinnamon. The QR Wines collection was born from the long-lasting collaboration and friendship between Vitalonga and Dr. Riccardo Cotarella, one of the most well-known Italian oenologists in the world; it is a project that we all together dedicate to the new generations and to our land: Umbria.

Castello San Sano Chianti Classico 2011 – 21.57 – 90 Sangiovese, 10 Canaiolo. Manual selection of the best old vineyards of Sangiovese and Canaiolo company. Maceration without stalks is performed at a temperature of 28 ° C for 10-12 days. Malolactic fermentation in cement, followed by a maturing part in barrels of 5 hl, for a minimum period of 15 months. Blend of wines in cement tanks. Bottling filtration with very wide and then in bottle for at least 12 months.

Free Tasting of Italian Wines with New Vintage

 Friday 3-6-2015, 5pm – 8pm – at East End Wines –  

San Silvestro Andelasia Piemonte 2011 – 10.57 – 100% Cortese. Soft pressing; fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 18-20°C; maturing in stainless steel for 4 months. 100% Malolactic fermentation. Matured in stainless steel. Inviting fresh liveliness and wild flowers on the nose, with the mineral qualities of the terroir. Pairs well with fresh salads, sushi, fish-based dishes, bruschetta.

San Silvestro Ottone I Piemonte DOC Barbera 2011 – 10.57 – 100% Barbera. Crushing & destemming; fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 28-30°C; maceration on the skins for 8 days with daily pumping of the must over the cap.  100% Malolactic fermentation. Matured in stainless steel. Deep, bright ruby red, with a fresh opening; bursting with hints of ripe berries, with cherries and jam making it nicely soft on the palate. Pairs well with Cold meats, pasta, red meats, chilled in summer with salads or a snack.

Costa di Bussia Tenuta Arnulfo Barbera d’Alba 2012 – 14.57 – Piedmont. 100% Barbera. Juicy acid on the front of a pretty densely fruited version of Barbera that sees a bit of hangtime. Nice to compare the 2011 and 2012 side by side. Tannins are light, the fruit on the mid-palate balances the alcohol pretty nicely, mellowing in the bottle a bit.

David Sterza Valpolicella  Classico Superiore Ripasso 2012 - 23.97 – “This drinks like a young Amarone but is priced like a Valpolicella red. Carefully aged in oak for 12 months, this is supple and soft, bursting with red fruit aromas and a long, spicy finish.” Reviewed by: The Wine Enthusiast – 90pts. An old favorite, leaning further towards the Amarone style, with lots more raisiny fruit, heft, and drying alcohol than you would expect at this price-point. Serious stuff.