Join us on a tasting journey from Umbria to Tuscany to Piedmont to the Veneto regions of Italy, as we enjoy 6 incredible wines!
We will be tasting:
2015 Brigaldara Valpolicella Classico – from the Veneto, a red blend wine made primarily from the Corvina and Corvinone grapes. This label is a great value and one of the most popular Valpolicella wines!
2015 Barberani Polago – from the Umbria, a Sangiovese/Montepulciano blend that’s organic, light and easy drinking.
*2010 Icardi Barbaresco “Montubert” JS93 WA93 – from the Piedmont, a steady and strong red wine, that improves as it spends a moment in the glass. Wine Watch rating 93 points!
*2011 Pelissero Barbaresco “Nubiola” AG94 – from the Piedmont, exceptionally beautiful and expressive with ripe, silky tannins. Antonio Galloni rating 94 points!
*(Barbaresco wines are made from the Nebbiolo grape and are lighter and less tannic, not to mention more reasonable in price than their bolder counterpart, Barolo, and are said to be more approachable to most wine lovers.)
**2015 Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino, from Tuscany, a new release and previous vintages have had high reviews! This is one of Italy’s most intense and dependable red wines!
**2014 Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino, from Tuscany, flavors of ripe berries, plums and earth, along with a touch of cinnamon. Antonio Galloni rating 90 points!
**Tuscan Rosso di Montalcino wines are made from the Sangiovese grape. Often called “Baby Brunellos,” they are matured for less time, are “drink now” wines, aren’t quite as bold as a Brunello and are less expensive!