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Free Wine Tasting – Top Sangiovese Values
September 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
It’s the best free wine tasting in Asheville, and you’re invited! Stop by to taste some top Sangiovese values from Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna.
Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting – Just stop by – we’ve got plenty of free parking!
Sangiovese lovers unite! Join us as pour a trio of unique and individual Sangiovese-based wines from Italy. One of Italy’s top grapes for red wine production, Sangiovese can yield a variety of styles of wine. From light, fruity, and juicy reds to more structured and bold ones, this is a unique grape with many personalities. You’ll get to meet them all at this tasting! All you have to do is stop by, taste, learn, and save at Table Wine every Friday.
All of the featured tasting wines are 20% off by the bottle on tasting day only.
1. NV Trevini Sangiovese “Rubicone” (Emilia-Romagna, Italy) – For just over $7/bottle, you won’t find a better pizza/pasta/crushable red than this one! Fermented entirely in stainless steel, it’s medium-bodied, it’s fresh, and it’s loaded with ripe and juicy notes of cherry, strawberry, and raspberry. Don’t buy just 1 bottle of this one……..trust me.
2. 2016 Caprili Rosso Toscan “Ilex” (Tuscany, Italy) – Caprili is a top-notch Brunello producer, and this is the estate’s entry-level wine. Composed entirely of Sangiovese Grosso from younger Brunell0 vines, it is fermented and aged in stainless steel. Showing some serious concentration and depth, especially for a $10ish bottle, it’s loaded with dark fruits and light spice notes.
3. 2015 Pietralta Chianti (Tuscany, Italy) –Do not mistake this for a simple, pizza/pasta Chianti! This is serious juice, and the wine tastes better than most Chianti Classicos, but costs a fraction of the price. From certified organic vineyards planted back in 1968 (that’s old!), the wine is comprised of 85% Sangiovese and 15% Canaiolo and Colorino. Just 5,000 BOTTLES are produced each year, and the 2015 is singing a beautiful song. “Aromas of plum, dark cherry, spice, and complex earth notes lead into a zesty, bold palate of dark fruit and spice. Fine-grained tannins, classic acidity, terrific wine.” – Josh Spurling – 92 points