Thursday’s free tasting offers you the opportunity to try a flight of four wines from wonderful, and often unsung or under-appreciated regions in Europe. Like hidden treasures, they await discovery by the discerning adventurer and reward the diligence of the searcher with definitive deliciousness.
All four of these wines are superb values and wonderful opportunities to taste wine made in traditional methods from often unheralded grave varieties or regions. Join us Thursday evening and let us know what you think of these exceptional wines.
Maestro del Pomidoro ($9.99): Sangiovese, perhaps more well known as the basis for Chianti and other Tuscans, here gets the Puglia treatment and the result is great (and eminently affordable). Savory and full with notes of stewed tomato and tea leaf, this bottle delivers a value as big as Mr. Tomato’s copious belly.
Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Rosso ($29.99): Named for the road going past the winery, SP68 is a blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato. This is a perfect balance of power and finesse; the Nero imparts rich dark fruits and the Frappato adds a high-toned raspberry note.
Francois Cazin Cour-Cheverny ‘Renaissance’ Blanc ($22.99): Cuvée Renaissance is a special cuvée of Romorantin made only in the best vintage years. The wine is a late harvest, botrytised, off-dry version of Romorantin. The wine offers zesty citrus flavors, hints of hazelnut and mineral flavors.