Northern Italian Wines

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting - Northern Italian Wines

Free Wine Tasting this Friday, March 4th from 4:00 to 7:00 featuring some delicious Northern Italian wines and a super special Slovenian white!!! Do you love wine and like to taste it before you buy it? If you answered yes, then plan to join us this Friday for one of the best free wine tastings in Asheville. We’ll be pouring some serious heat this week, including the rare and exotic Edi Simcic Malvazija from Slovenia along with a couple of delicious traditional reds from the varied terroirs of Northern Italy. Stop by, taste, learn and save up to 20% off on all of the featured tasting wines.

All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.

The Wines

1. 2010 Edi Simcic Malvazija (Goriska Brda, Slovenia) – Adventurous wine drinkers take note — this is one of the most exotic and singular wines in the store. Edi Simcic’s vineyards are situated in the western part of Slovenia, just across the border from Italy’s Friuli zone. From an organic, dry farmed, old vine, hand harvested vineyard, this wine is barrel fermented and then aged for 11 months in barrel and another 6 months in bottle before release. Rich and intensely aromatic, it is somewhat reminiscent of a White Rhone with an intriguing mix of honeyed fruit, beeswax, ginger and green herbs.

2. NV Elvio Tintero Langhe Rosso (Piemonte, Italy) – Cantine Elvio Tintero’s little Vino Rosso is one of the cheapest ways to get Nebbiolo into your belly! A blend of 40% Nebbiolo, 40% Barbera, 10% Dolcetto, and 10% Cabernet Franc fermented entirely in stainless steel, this is a real charmer. Bright, light, tangy and bursting with bright red fruits and a touch of earth, this is an absolute no brainer for Pinot and Gamay admirers.

3. 2014 Indie Cuvees Vino del Popolo Rosso (Piemonte, Italy) – Importer Indie Wineries has crafted a literal “wine for the people” using the Piemonte’s three most noble varieties. A blend of 45% Nebbiolo, 35% Barbera, and 20% Dolcetto, the wine is fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts. The result is an utterly charming, fruit filled red wine with fabulous purity and sheer chuggability.