Wine Tour of Italy
Free tasting | Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 4-6PM
5 different wines, 5 different regions. Come take a tour of Italy with us as the Mucci brothers lead us through a complimentary tasting of these special, all organic, and natural wines.
Wine Tour of Italy Line-up:
2018 Cantine Guilano ‘Pretiosa’ Albanello
Who: Sebastian Guilano
Where: Sicily, Italy
How: These grapes are given a few hours of skin contact before undergoing racking and aging on their lees for 3 months. After this the wine is aged for an additional 3 months in bottle.
Farming Method: Organic
Fun Fact: The grape Albanello gained a negative reputation in Sicily because farmers were planting it on hearty and mineral laden soil; this finnicky grape needs to struggle to produce amazing wine! In 1998, Sebastian planted his Albanello grapes in extremly poor soil because of this.
What It Tastes Like: Beautifully flowy acidity alongside notes of white blossoms, almonds, and apricot.
2017 Fattoria Mani Di Luna ‘Il Baretto’
Who: From BFF’s Rocco, Simone, and Alessandro
What: 100% Trebbiano
Where: Umbria, Italy
How: These grapes were foot stomped and fermented in stainless steel for two weeks before aging in stainless steel for 6-7 months.
Farming Method: Biodynamic
Fun Fact: Alessandro and Rocco met when playing in the same band together years ago while Simone met Rocco at school where they both studied agronomy.
What It Tastes Like: A bit of grippiness from the tannins with notes of baked pear and apples.
2018 Negro Lorenzo ‘San Martin’ Rosato
Who: Lorenzo Negro
Where: Piedmont, Italy
How: The grapes spend a few hours on their skins before aging in stainless steel.
Farming Method: Organic practices
Fun Fact: This is Lorenzo’s first vintage producing this rosato.
What It Tastes Like: Wicked dry and smooth with notes of cherries and wildflowers.
2016 Regina Viarum ‘Zer05’ Primitivo Falerno del Massico
Who: The Maddalena family: Elda, Pasquale, and Amalia!
Where: Campania, Italy
How: These grapes were harvested by hand and aged with the majority in stainless steel but with a small amount in aged French oak barrels.
Farming Method: Organic
Fun Fact: The Maddalena family has been making wine here for centuries.
What It Tastes Like: Juicy rich wild cherries, earthiness, and plums.
2017 Cantina Lilliu ‘Chida’ Rosso
Who: Pietro and Roberta Lilliu
What: A blend of Cannanou, Bovale, and Syrah
Where: Sardinia, Italy
How: These grapes are fermented separately before being aged in stainless steel and concrete for a year before bottling.
Farming Method: Natural
Fun Fact: Pietro and Roberta stopped making this blend a few years ago but the Mucci brothers (the wine importers) convinced the couple to continue to produce this wine!
What It Tastes Like: Tart cherries and plums with a mouthful of fresh earth.