The August Wine Wednesday Calendar is Here!
Two glasses of our featured bottle of wine and its appetizer for only $25
August 3rd–Tenuta di Sesta Camponovo Rosso Blend Toscana IGT. Paired with balsamic-marinated portobello mushrooms stuffed with an Italian herb ricotta-asiago cheese blend & topped with garlic butter & breadcrumbs.
90% Sangiovese Grosso and 10% Colorino. Ruby red with red fruit and spicy aromas, medium bodied with a fresh, balanced flavor and silky tannins.
August 10th–Calx Puglia Primitivo. Paired with a cheesy flatbread with grilled zucchini, portobello mushroom, red pepper flakes, & truffle oil.
Super light Primitivo coming from the southern Italian region of Puglia. Think of Primitivo as the light-hearted, easy-going sister to Zinfandel’s broody potency. Calx is the Latin word for limestone — The limestone imprints the Primitivo grape, giving fresh and taut wines, with notes of zingy red berries and dried figs. Light enough to enjoy with a slight chill, equally as delicious at room temp.
August 17th–Gaspard Touraine Rosé. Paired with a baked berry strata, cooked in a red wine with rosemary.
A blend of Pineau d’Aunis, Cabernet Franc, and Gamay. This rosé, from the clay & limestone soil of Touraine in the Middle Loire Valley, is organic & a bit astringent & slightly tannic. Despite those characteristics, it’s fruity: cranberry and raspberry notes with white pepper and dried herbal notes in the finish. Packed with aromas of stone fruits and tart raspberries, it gives sugary bubblegum-like notes.
August 24th–Cantina Aretino Fonterosso Chianti Riserva. Paired with chicken parmesan sliders.
80% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and 5% Canaiolo; Hand-harvested; Cold-pressed, aged two years in oak barrels, then blended. Deep ruby red, pleasingly intense with a delicate floral aroma; wild berry taste, dry, balanced, with good structure and finish.
August 31st–Cantina Frentana Frentano Chardonnay Terre di Chieti IGT. Paired with a grilled shrimp & tomato salad.
Ciello Bianco is an organic white wine from Sicily. Hands on, natural approach without filtration leaves this wine with a deliciously savoury aspect. Deep golden colour, refreshing acidity, and nice earthy body. Lots of quince, apricots and almonds on the finish. The fruit is picked early to retain acidity and freshness resulting in bright, crunchy and satisfying wines. It is made from Catarratto, a local grape variety, and undergoes a short maceration on the skins– contributing to the faint amber hue.