You may or may not remember our good friend, Lisa d’Adamo, from Folio wine partners. This Sunday, November 24, she’s back in town with six more reasons to turn that bottle that you don’t recognize around, and to breathe easy when you see that it’s one of the wines that Folio Wine Partners brings into the country. The tasting begins at 3:30 and each wine will be accompanied by a little bite that we’ve created especially for it. The tasting is $35 plus tax and tip, it comes with those paired bites, and with a discount on the wines you fall in love with. Plus Lisa’s a bright and knowledgeable charmer. Our prescription: come to the tasting. Reservations can only be had in person or by calling 326-9363, so don’t hesitate. Call, come in, taste and leave happy.
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NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve Champagne $52.00
Charles Heidsieck was founded in 1851 by Charles at the age of 29. He has a rich history in the United States, having been accused of being a Confederate spy as well as at one point owning the city of Denver. The Brut Reserve is an equal blend of all 3 Champagne grapes – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. It spends over 4 years in the beautiful chalk cellars of Crayères that are over 1,000 years old.
2017 Palacios Remondo “Plácet de Valtomelloso” Viura, Rioja $42.00
Winemaker Alvaro Palacios was born into a Rioja winemaking family. He took over the Palacios Remondo Estate in 2000, which is located in Rioja Oriental, the eastern part of Rioja, Spain. Alvaro is committed to organic viticulture and natural wine making processes, using organic fertilizers and minimal sulfites. The Placet is 100% Viura, a grape indigenous to Spain. The grapes come from hillside vineyards where the vines are over 30 years old. He ferments the Viura in barrels to ensure a round wine with flavors of peach, honey, and chamomile.
2014 Domaine André Brunel Grenache, Vin de Pays de Vaucluse $14.00
André Brunel took the helm Domaine Les Cailloux in the Rhone Valley from his family in 1971. After taking over he upgraded the winery and committed to not using chemicals before many in the region. Known for their Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines, the Brunel family also experiments with select plots to create a Vaucluse Vin de Pays. This wine particularly is Grenache coming from clay-limestone rich soils just north of the commune of Orange. It is elegant, and the 2014 vintage was a cooler vintage – adding finesse to the vintage.
2016 Bibi Graetz “Il Soffocone” Sangiovese, Toscana $50.00
100% Sangiovese from 40 year old vines, bringing Sangiovese to a level of finesse and elegance. The land and a medieval castle has been in the family of producer Bibi Graetz for the last 60 years and overlooks the city of Florence. Bibi is an abstract artist as well as a cult winemaker, well known for stirring up the Tuscany wine scene
2017 Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo d’Alba $33.00
Rich in Piedmont history, Bruno Giacosa is a legendary winemaker of the world. He started making wine at the age of 15, becoming the 3rd generation of his family to do so and helped to establish Piedmont as a leading wine region. With a career spanning 80 years in the industry, his intimate knowledge of the region has lead to terroir driven wines & his daughter Bruna continues to follow in his footsteps. This Nebbiolo comes from vineyards in the villages of Monteau Roero, Santo Stefano Roero, and Vezza d’Alba.
2012 Tinto Pesquera Reserva, Ribera del Duero $30.00
Known as the “Master of Tempranillo”, Alejandro Fernández started making wine in the 1970’s when he planted Tempranillo wines in his hometown of Pesquera. He helped to create the DO of Ribera del Duero, and his wines tell the story of the region. He is known for extended barrel aging in neutral oak and his commitment to time – he does not release any wines until he believes they are ready to drink. The Reserva comes from vineyards at about 2,400 ft elevation and is aged using American oak barrels for 18 months, above the requirement of 12 months of oak age for Reserva wines. This wine is vibrant and rich – with notes of chocolate covered cherries and toasted wood.