Saturday at TasteVin (11/11/17) – Around the World Wines

Italy, Spain, Portugal and California!

Take a tour around the world of wine, all at a great price point.  We love finding wines that are delicious and don’t break the bank.  Stock up for the holidays, for gifts or treat yourself to some as well!

White: 2015 Paolo e Noemia d’Amico, Seiano Bianco, IGT, Italy – Grape Varieties: Grechetto, Sauvignon Blanc.  The vineyards for the Seiano Bianco are located between Rome and Florence, overlooking Umbria.  The Seiano Bianco has aromas and flavors of white flowers, tangerine and peach.  It is light to medium-bodied with a refreshing crisp acidity.  Excellent paired with fish or soft cheeses.  If you like a Pinot Grigio, and are looking to try something different, this is a great wine to try!

About Paolo e Noemia d’Amico: Paolo used to walk around the family’s old wine cellars as a child.  Noemia’s Portuguese grandparents brought their wine tradition to Brazil, where Noemia was born.  In 1985, Paolo and Noemia founded their company based on their passion for wine making. 

White: 2015 Adega Eidos de Padriñán, Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain – Grape variety: Albariño.  50 year old vines (often ungrafted), natural yeasts for fermentation and extended contact with fine lees.  The wines from Adega Eidos de Padriñán are consistently high quality and delicious.  We had their 2013 vintage on the by the glass menu at TasteVin and also poured it for our Chef’s Spanish Wine Dinner.  We were able to get the last of the 2015 vintage and it’s beautiful right now.  You can taste the sea spray, minerality, perfumey white flowers and tropical fruits.  Extended lees contact adds a wonderful texture on the palate.

About Adega Eidos de Padriñán: The winery is a modern and green facility located at the foot of a hillside called “Padriñán”.  This area has a prime position at the entrance of an estuary, it has its own microclimate, optimal for the grape growing, which added to the geophysical peculiarities of the floor, makes a grape with a great balance between acidity and sugar with an optimum ripening grade.

Rosé: 2016 Adega do Monte Branco, Alento Rosé, Alentejo, Portugal – Grape varieties: 85% Aragonez (aka Tempranillo), 15% Touriga Nacional.  Beautiful strawberry and watermelon, yet it’s a dry wine.  So easy to drink!

About Adega do Monte Branco and Alento: “Alento”, Portuguese word for encouragement, strength, drive to accomplish, courage or effort.  Alento wines embody Luís Louro’s vision of expressing the unique character of the Alentejo region through local grape varieties.

Red: 2014 Mazzocco, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, CA – Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.   Aromas and flavors of stewed black cherry, vanilla, spice box, mint, cedar, sage and cinnimon.

About Mazzocco: Mazzocco is a labor of love for Ken and Diane Wilson.  It is a small, family-owned artisan winery nestled between acclaimed Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys in Sonoma County.  The passion behind the label is the Wilson family and their diverse estate vineyards.  Ken and Diane have grown grapes in Sonoma County for more than 20 years.

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