|August 9, 2011|
|6:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
Remember Next Saturday August 13th at 3:30 PM
Spanish Wine Class and Tasting RSVP only!!!!!
In our next tasting we’ll have a great tour of Italy:
The Bisol family is Valdobbiadene (North East Italy) wine-growers for five centuries. Testimonials attesting to the presence of the Bisol family in the historical heart of the production zone of Prosecco, which is the area known as “Chartice” – the current and prestigious Cartizze hill – can be found as early as the sixteenth century.
Terredora is avant-garde – successfully combining age old traditions, modern innovation and firmly sound technical know-how. With over 180 hectares privately owned and an additional 20 hectares leased in the most esteemed areas around Avellino, Terredora is one of the the third largest wineries in the south of Italy. It is worth mentioning, that thanks to the soils and the climate, the wines of Irpinia develop their own unique character. Due to the altitude of the private vineyards, the soils and the resulting thermal conditions, the wines of Terredora achieve an intensive elegant fruit and seductive bouquet.
Suavia have had a mega couple of years with their Soave Classicos scooping Wine Spectator and Gambero Rosso awards. Suavia produce only Soave wines and with 4 very different Soaves (2 you can see in the episode below, a further oaked Soave Classico and a Recioto di Soave) they seem on the fast track to joining the other kings of Soave, Inama, Pieropan, Gini and Anselmi.
The family business dates back to 1890 when Damilano in Barolo – Langhe the country that gave its name to the wine, beautiful and generous land that for centuries has shown its vocation to produce “the king of wines” – Giuseppe Borgogno, great grandfather of current owners, began to grow and produce wine grapes of ownership. Barolo Lecinquevigne arises from the five vineyards located in the most suitable areas for the production of Nebbiolo grapes for Barolo, its nectar combines the qualities of the finest clay-limestone soil of five common as Barolo Piedmont, Verduno Grinzane Cavour La Morra and Novello.
Fattoria del Cerro, with its 93 hectares of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano vineyards recorded in the register, is the largest private estate producing Vino Nobile. The spaciousness and the different exposition of the vineyards allow selecting the best grapes to make high quality wines. Prugnolo Gentile, the grape behind Nobile di Montepulciano, is the clone of Sangiovese, typical of this area, and which, over the course of the centuries, has adapted itself to local growing conditions.
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday August 9th, 2011
No charge for tastings
Bisol Desiderio Jeio Prosecco, NV
Clear and very pale, this lightly sparkling Prosecco shows a distinct brass-green glint. A frothy mousse falls back fast, but a modest stream of bubbles persists. Its fresh aroma is focused on citrus, lemon and lime. Tingly carbonation tickles the palate in a flavor that’s crisp and fully dry.
BTG $ 6.00 Retail $14.99
Terredora DiPaolo Falanghina, 2009
“The 2009 Falanghina is a gorgeous white endowed with surprising richness in its almost tropical expression of fruit. Signature Falanghina aromatics emerge in the glass, adding further complexity to this generous and utterly engaging white.”
90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate issue#189 June, 2010
BTG $ 6.25 Retail $15.99
Suavia Orvieto Classico, 2009
There’s a smoky undertow to this bright, tangy white, which shows flavors of candied blood orange, pink grapefruit and white pepper, with a mouthwatering finish.
BTG $ 6.75 Retail $16.99
Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo DOCG, 2005
It ‘a gentleman which is not possible to guess the age ranging from 30 to 50 years, likes to introduce dressed in a ruby red color with orange highlights and leave behind an intense bouquet of developed notes of rose, leather, tobacco , which shows a hint of violets and tar. Spacious and cozy tasting, which prevail in the mouth sensation of softness, with a long, lingering taste.
90 Points Wine Spectator’s issue August 31, 2009
BTG $ 13.00 Retail $34.99
Fattoria del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, 2007
Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese) 90%, Colorino 5%, Mammolo 5%
The most classic and the most famous among the wines by Fattoria del Cerro. It has a vivid ruby red color and good concentration. Intense fragrant aroma with evident fruity notes among which wild black cherry, violet and vanilla. Full balanced flavor with noticeable but discreet tannic component.
90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine advocate issue# 190 August, 2010
BTG $ 7.75 Retail $19.99