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  • Writer's pictureMeg Williams

Featured Wines: 8/14 Tasting

This week we are going to Italy with four delicious wine's to try. Italian wine is popular for its light and refreshing flavors. These four are really special - from small, family owned vineyards - and will give us a wonderful afternoon exploring new varietals from around "the boot" of Europe.

Virtual Tasting: Friday August 14th at 4:00pm (Mountain Time)

Featured Rep: Shane

Special Guest: Patrick La Viola

2018 Villa Sparina Gavi

Piedmont, Italy

Made from 100% Cortese, this bright yellow wine has a delicate bouquet of dried pineapple and peach. Full and rich in flavor, yet mineral and refreshing. Fine aromatic flavors linger to the end. Excellent as an apertif or with food.


Suggested Pairing: ~Lemon Butter Scallops

~Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

2018 Arneis Langhe

Piedmont, Italy

The grape Arneis is sometimes known as little rascal. That makes up 100% of this straw colored, bright white wine. With an intense bouquet of peach and acacia flowers, along with notes of chamomile, melon, and daisies, the wine is inviting and fresh, with a slightly bitter finish- typical of this varietal.


Suggested Pairing:

~Mushroom Risotto

~Napa Salad

2018 Barbera del Monferrato

Piedmont, Italy

Babera is a very popular red varietal from Italy, and this vineyard produces an excellent example of why. Lots of dark-berry and slate aromas and flavors are the essence of this wine. It is full bodied, with loads of fruit and a long flavorful finish. You may also detect notes of balsamic too in this popular, refined, and transparent style.


Suggested Pairing: ~Minestrone Soup

2018 Morellino di Scansano

Tuscany, Italy

Ruby red, yet bright and clear, this red blend is made up of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Alicante, and 5% Malvasia Nera. It opens with notes of cherry, but the body is well balanced with distinguished acidity. It a juicy wine, with crisp tannins that are well integrated: a wine linked to its land but with a style that is appreciated worldwide.


Suggested Pairing:

~Steak Pasta Puttanesca

Click here to join us Friday August 14th at 4:00pm (Mountain Time) on Zoom to learn more about these wines and why we love them!

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