Authentic, Traditional, and Delicious Italian Wines From Piedmont Wine Imports Part 1 – Join us this Friday, October 2nd from 2-7 p.m. for a free wine tasting featuring a fine new batch of Italian wines brought to us by Durham-based Piedmont Wine Imports. Owner and founder Jay Murrie travels extensively throughout Italy to find incredible wines that always deliver. He only works with small, family owned and operated estate wineries, and we’re constantly amazed by the honesty and authenticity of his wines. Whether you’re yearning for authentic wines you drank when you were in Italy, want to get a preview of what you’ll taste when you go to the Old World, or just want to learn more about Italian wines in general, don’t miss this one. Even better, we’ll have Lauren Vaught of Edible Musings in the house offering up free samples of her delicious plant-based foods. She’ll also be talking about why a plant-based diet is delicious, nutritious, and better for the Earth.
Prices range from $15 to $25
1. NV Alla Costiera Prosecco (Veneto) – Filippo Gamba crafts one of the best Proseccos we’ve ever tasted! Not only does it taste great, you can feel really good about drinking it because it’s certified organic. Composed entirely of 15-75 year old Glera, it is made using the Charmat method in very small batches. It will quite simply blow your mind!
2. 2012 Corzano E Paterno Corzanello Rosso (Tuscany) – This 40-year-old working family farm makes unpasteurized sheep’s milk cheese, olive oil and wine from vineyards just west of Greve. Their Rosso might be called Chianti Classico by others, but they save that designation for their more “serious” wine. Certified organic and composed of Sangiovese with small bits of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this is true, authentic Tuscan red wine for all occasions.
3. NV Caparsa Rosso di Toscana (Tuscany) – This certified-organic one-man estate makes compelling wine from old vines in the heart of Chianti Classico, with very little manipulation or modern technology. Proprietor Paolo Cianferoni makes this wine in rememberance of the ancient Chianti wine made for the peasant to drink a lot. It’s Sangiovese and two white grapes: Trebbiano and Malvasia. It’s brilliant!
4. 2009 Pruneto Chianti Classico (Tuscany) – Riccardo Lanza makes prototype, pure Chianti Classico from his beautiful, organically farmed Sangiovese. He always holds his wines back longer than most, so this is the current release. Just 833 cases were made — how does this guy make a living? As Riccardo says, “Sangiovese can make the best red wine, and is the flavor of Tuscany.” Come taste it and see what you think!