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Saturday Samplings: Taste of Tuscany
September 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm$15
Italian wines are among some of the most famous in the world, and Tuscan wines include some of the best wines in Italy. Join us as we taste some of the most representative grape varietals and learn about the difference between DOC and DOCG accompanied by Daniel Duica- WSET Diploma, Sommelier and Chef de Cuisine.
1.Bibi Graetz Toscana Casamatta Bianco 2016 $14.99-The Wildcard!
91 p James Suckling
Bright, fruity aromas of lemon zest and green apple. The Vermentino brings clean, fresh acidity with structure; Moscato adds floral notes; and Trebbiano balances and smooths this wine giving way to a medium-bodied mouthfeel.
2.Rocca di Montemassi Renaissance Rosato 2018 $12.99
Best Buy! Wine Enthusiast
Fresh and elegant with a delicacy deriving from floral tastes and refined red fruit flavors tailored to its balanced acidity and crisp finish.
3.Tenuta Torcalvano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015 $28.99 –Silvia’s Favorite!
91 p Wine Spectator, 91 p Wine Enthusiast
Silky smooth with elegant, juicy cherry and berry fruit; lush, earthy, a classic example of this fine, underappreciated appellation.
4.Tenutta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 $24.99
93 p Wine Spectator,92 p Robert Parker
Crisp, ripe, red berry and cherry aromas and flavors and earthy undernotes are shaped by vibrant, fresh acidity and a backbone of firm yet elegant tannins.
5. Castello Banfi Bolgheri Aska Rosso 2016 $29.99
92 p Wine Spectator, 90 p Robert Parker
Red berries, blueberries and plum jam are followed by hints of tobacco and licorice. The wine is well rounded, with velvety tannins and a persistent finish.
Wines will be accompanied by a selection of cheeses, crackers, canapes, artisan breads &olive oil. The cost for one flight (a sample of each of the wines) will be $20. No reservations required. Cash only please.