March 2017 Spotlight: A Match Made in Heaven
Often I am asked what the most important part of Italian wine is. The food of course! The wines of Italy are built to compliment the food they evolved with. Whether you are a newcomer to wine, or a seasoned veteran, finding the perfect pairing for your meal can be a daunting task.
Try these selections alongside the suggested dishes, at 10% off the listed price.
2014 Fontana Candida Roma Rosso DOC (Greco/Bombino/Malvasia) 30
A wine meant to live between Rome’s traditional dishes and their oppulent contemporaries. Pair this bottle with Polpette di carne, Fettucine with rabbit, or Saltimboca alla Romana
.2014 Sorrentino Vigna Lapillo Lacryme Christi del Vesuvio Bianco DOC (Coda di Volpe/Falanghina) 55
A rich textured white, perfectly tailored to spicy seafood dishes and full flavored vegetable dishes. Try this bottle with our braised octopus, roasted cauliflower, or salmon with lentils.
2014 Casina Bongiovanni Langhe Arneis DOC (Arneis) 55
A crisp and floral wine brimming with tangy white fruits. Best with dishes common to Piemonte; Insalata caprino, Gnochetti al Gorgonzola, or Tournedos alla Crema di Tartufo.
.2014 Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta Valmorena Barbera d’Asti 40
The love of my wine life, Barbera is upfront and generous. Ample dark fruits, racy acidity, and small amounts of smooth tannins combine to make this a wine for the people. Pair this with our Grande Antipasto, Trenette al Tartufo Nero, and Risotto alla Marengo.
2010 2010 Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 70
Castello di Querceto has succeeded in taming the rough, wild nature of Sangiovese. A light bodied and smooth Chianti that demands a wonderful meal. Enjoy with Arancini, Fettucine al Ragu di Coniglio, or Agnello Scottadito.
2010 Tormaresca Maime Salento Negroamaro IGT 65
A bold and spicy wine akin to wines such as garnacha and Zinfandel. Very much like the wines of Bordeaux in the herbal scents, braced by blackberries and allspice. Try this along with Burrata, Orecchiette alla Barese, or Puttanesca Pizza.
Wine Program Director – Jeremy Margwarth