Wine Tasting 1/26

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by HVINE ADMIN on January 21, 2010

Hollywood Vine is honored and pleased to have a special guest for next week’s Tuesday tasting.

From the Great Estate of Sassicaia

 

We welcome Piero Incisa della Rocchetta;

Grandson of Mario Incisa della Rocchetta of the esteem Antinori family known as the founders of the term “Super Tuscan’.  Its wine Sassicaia is considered one of Italy’s top Bordeaux-style red wines. In the late 1990s Sassicaia was granted its own DOC (Bolgheri), the only wine from a single estate in Italy to enjoy this privilege.

   

 

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING!

Tuesday January 26th, 2009

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

 

TENUTA DI SALVIANO ORVIETO CLASSICO SUPERIORE, D.O.C. 2008

Nestled among Umbria’s rolling hills between Todi and Orvieto, the Salviano estate occupies 4,940 acres surrounding Lake Corbara and the banks of the Tiber River in the heart of the Orvieto D.O.C. production zone. 30% Trebbiano Toscano; (Procanico Clone); 30% Grechetto; 20% Chardonnay; 20% Sauvignon Blanc.

The wine’s elegant aromas of ripe fruit introduce a well-structured, refreshing and beautifully balanced wine.

BTG $6.00                            Retail $15.99

 

CHACRA BARDA PINOT NOIR , ARGENTINA, RIO NEGRO 2007
Chacra Barda located at the northern edge of Patagonia is owned by Piero Incisa della Rocchetta. Some of South America’s best Pinot Noir is the focus here.

Juicy, spicy and aromatic, with sweet red fruit flavors complicated by almost Burgundian meat and underbrush

BTG $12.50                             Retail $34.99

 

TENUTA DI SALVIANO SOLIDEO DI SALVIANO, 2003

The Solideo vineyards are located on the hills of Lake Corbara’s northern bank that rise 150-380m above sea level. Exposure varies by vineyard site from the south-west, south and south-east.

Grapes ( Cabernet Sauvignon 80 %, Merlot 20 %)  are harvested and vinified separately. Fermentation occurs in temperature controlled vats with 15 to 20 days of maceration on the skins. Racking is followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged separately in French oak barriques (1st and 2nd passage) for 18 to 20 months, followed by blending, stabilization and further refinement in bottle. Intense ruby color with light violet reflections; ripe fruit, vanilla and spice on the nose. Tannins are rich yet soft, round and balanced with a long finish

BTG $17.00                             Retail $47.99

                     

TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2006

 “The 2006 Sassicaia may very well go down as one of the all-time great recent vintages for this Tuscan thoroughbred. The year started off very warm but by August evening temperatures had moderated, leaving the fruit with a stunning combination of ripeness, perfume, acidity and tannin. The wine is simply glorious, that’s all there is to it. Layers of dark fruit meld into smoke, leather, violets, menthol, earthiness and tar as this profound wine opens up in the glass. The creamy, silky finish lasts an eternity, as waves of fruit caress the tannins with breathtaking elegance. Everything is in the right place in this magical Sassicaia. This is one for the ages. In a word: Awesome.”

97 Points Wine Advocate

Retail $179.99 NET

 

TENUTA DI SALVIANO VIN SANTO

 (holy wine) is a style of Italian dessert wine. Traditional in Tuscany, these wines are often made from white grape varieties such as Trebbiano and Malvasia, they are harvested in September or October, they are laid out on straw mats. They are kept in warm, well ventilated rooms that allow the moisture in the grape to evaporate. This process of desiccation allows the sugars in the grape to be more concentrated; After fermentation the grapes are then aged in small oak barrels. These  wines are required to age for at least 3 years though it is not uncommon for producers to age their wines for 5 to 10 years.

 BTG $7.75                            Retail $21.99