Italian Stallions

Saturday, September 29th, 2pm


Sangiovese at LeGode
This Saturday we’ll be pouring some very classic wines from Piedmont and Tuscany, the two best stables of Italian vino. Both areas make great and affordable table wines as well as the more thoroughbred Barolo and Brunello. We’ll be pouring some of both. Come savor their equine excellence.

2010 Giorgio Zaglia, Pinot Grigio $10
From Friuli, Zaglia uses methods that have a low impact on the environment does grape cultivation; grape harvest is strictly done by hand and winemaking favors refined physical methods rather than chemical ones. Tthe Zaglia Pinot Grigio has a bouquet of acacia flowers along with crisp dry fruit and a pleasingly bitter note.

2010 Franco Molino Dolcetto $12
Franco Molino is a small, family, all estate grown winery that somehow manages to produce classic Peidmontese wines at fantastic prices. Their Dolcetto is dark and dry with a velvety body and a whallop of good cherry fruit.

2008 Fattoria Mantellassi, Il Canneto Sangiovese $9
From a family estate winerery in Maremma, the Il Canneto is and all stainless steel raised Sangiovese that shows off the pure fruit. The 2009 has arrived at the distributor’s warehouse so we get the 2008 at a great price. Was $12 now $9

2006 Franco Molino, Barolo $30
Made with selected Nebbiolo grapes of the vineyards Bricco Zuncai and Bricco Rocca, the grapes for the Barolo are harvested by hand and carried in small chests to the winery where they are immediately pressed. The wine is ripened in big Slavonian oak casks (1.500 – 3.000 ltrs) for 24 months followed by 12 months in steel tanks before being bottled. The wine is layered with plum and leather notes mixed with the classic dried cherry and spice along with chewy tannins.

2005 Le Gode, Brunello di Montalcino $38
The best Sangiovese in the world is grown in Montalcino. The best of those grapes go into making Brunello. Situated noth of Montalcino on the hill of Montosoli, the Le Gode estate extends itself over about 16 hectares of which 6 are vineyards registered for production of Brunello. The Brunello ages of three years in Slavonian oak casks followed by 8 to 10 months in bottle before release. The Le Gode has an ample velvety bouquet of small red fruits, scents of the forest and spices and vanilla along with an lush body. According to the winemaker, “A glass is advisable before any important decision.”

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