Try Three for Free Wine Tasting this Saturday, April 9th from 2-5 pm featuring some new arrival, great value Italian wines! Stop by the store this Saturday for one of the best free wine tastings in Asheville! We’ll have a trio of new arrivals from some of Italy’s most prized viticultural areas and all you have to do is drop by! We’ll start with a glorious Vernaccia, the classic white wine of Tuscany before heading north for a super juicy and easy drinking Merlot from Friuli. Last, but not least, we’ll pour you a splash of the sturdy and hearty Barbera from the Piemonte’s famed Vallana Estate. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this! 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.
1. 2014 Fontaleoni Vernaccia di San Gimignano (Tuscany, Italy) – Tuscans say that Vernaccia is the wine that tickles, licks, bites and stings and we tend to agree with this. Super clean, zesty and refreshing, the version from Fontaleoni is textbook in character. If you want a perfect sunny day sipper, look no further. For a special treat, try it with prosciutto wrapped melon!
2. 2014 Visintini Rosso Palmira (Friuli, Italy): This certified organic, family owned estate produces one of the most charming versions of Merlot we’ve ever tried. Fermented entirely in stainless steel with some whole clusters and native yeasts, it is fresh and juicy with dark cherry, raspberry and cranberry notes galore. Low in tannin but high in pure drinking pleasure, it’s a perfect quaffer for everyday drinking or for serving with grilled chicken or pork.
3. 2014 Vallana Barbera (Piemonte, Italy) – This fifth generation family estate is one of the most famed in Italy’s Alto Piemonte. They make a tiny amount of Barbera and we were one of the lucky North Carolina wine shops to get any. From organically farmed vineyards, the grapes are hand harvested and fermented in cement tanks (the old way). The resulting wine is hearty, honest and real with a great mix of red and dark fruit and plenty of heart and soul. For those seeking a really traditionally styled Italian wine at a great price, look no further.