Free tasting | Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 4-6PM
All organic and biodynamic Italian wines with Andrea from Giannoni Selections.
2017 Filippi Soave Castelcerino (Veneto, Italy) | From natural winemaker Filippo Filippi, whose family has been creating wines in the Veneto since 1900, this 100% Garganega was grown on volcanic soil grown at 320 meters high. It was fermented and elevated in stainless steel vats and spends time on its lees. It is soulful and smooth with notes of almonds and grapefruit.
2016 Az. Agr. Raicadi Pelazza Cinzia Isola dei Muraghi Bianco (Sardinia, Italy) | In the sunny and windy climate of northeastern isle of Sardinia is where biodynamic winemakers, Cinzia and Eugenio Pelazza, have made their home. This Vermentino was harvested late, pressed and had skin contact for fourteen days, giving the wine a golden-rod hue. The wine was then aged for two months in used barriques before additional aging time in stainless steel. It has a full, saline and mineral-driven body with notes of thyme and apricot.
2017 Davitha Rosso (Sardinia, Italy) | About four years ago, sommelier Francesco Mariotti turned his eye to winemaking in Northern Sardinia, where he started a winery named after his two sons, David and Nathan Davitha. Francesco only grows varietals that are native to Sardinia like this blend of Caricagiola, Pascale di Cagliani, and Muristellu. After forty days of maceration the wine is aged for five months in 500L tonneaux. Davitha Rosso is herbaceous and tart with notes of cherries and raspberries.
2016 Eugenio Bocchino, Barbera D'Alba (Piedmont, Italy) | Husband and wife team, Eugenio and Cinzia, got into winemaking with the theory that the wine should reflect the soil and not the winemakers. Their biodynamic winery is all about allowing the soil and terroir to shine, whether this is from refusing new oak to doing as few ‘rimontaggi’ (pump-overs) as possible during fermentation. This Barbera was grown on thirty-year-old vines and has notes of juniper, licorice, and untamed wild cherries.
2015 Revelli Dogliani 'Otto Filari', Cuneo (Piedmont, Italy) | Since the 1930's, the Revelli’s have continued to showcase the Dolcetto grape, the underdog to the popular Nebbiolo, in their organic winery. Dolcetto was recognized for its significance in Dogliani and given DOCG status in 2010. This red wine has deep blackberry and raspberry notes with a long, dry finish.
2013 Erbaluna Barolo (Piedmont, Italy) | Brothers Andrea and Severino Oberto took over their grandparents farm, Erbaluna, in the 1980’s and excitedly changed the growing practices to organic! This Barolo was macerated for 21-16 days before aging for 24 months in Slovenian oak barrels, and aging for an additional year in bottle before release. It’s filled with notes of tobacco, earth, and plums.