Friday, September 25, 2020

Italian Wine Tasting – Taste the 3 Big B’s of Italian Wine, Thurs. Oct. 01, 5:00 – 10:00 PM

September 26, 2015 by admin  
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The most Popular 3 B’s of Italian Wine: Barolo, BarBaresco & Brunello

Sommelier Kenneth Spears will be pouring the following great Italian wines which include “The Big 3 B’s of Italian Wine”: Barolo and Barbaresco from Piedmont and Brunello from Tuscany for $34.99. The tasting includes complimentary pairing food Pesto Capellini with Sicilian Sausage.

La Fornarina Prosecco NV

Rocca di Montemassi Vermentino 2010

Barolo “Rapet” Gold Label DOCG 2009

Prinsi Barbaresco Gaia Principe 2009

Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Castello del Poggio Rosato IGT NV

Throughout the night we will have four raffles for 4 lucky customers with surprise prizes including 2 bottle of wines and lovely accessories. Everyone enters the raffle automatically by just joining us for the evening. All of the featured wines are available for purchase at 10% discount – 15% off when buying three or more and 15% off for all accessories.

Next tasting preview:

Freemark Abbey Wine Tasting on Oct. 08

Argentinian Wine Tasting on Oct. 15

Zaca Winery Wine Tasting on Oct. 22

Host your private party at Uncorked with featured wine and food pairing.

Also be sure to check out our happy hour all night every Tuesday and Wednesday.


Italy has a rich and diverse wine heritage dating back more than two thousand years. Famous for its bewildering diversity of both grape varieties and wine styles, Italy is also significant for the sheer volume of wine it produces. It is rivaled in this regard only by France and Spain. Italy is divided into 20 administrative regions, all of which produce wine to some extent, and all of which contain various wine regions. The most significant, when both quality and quantity are taken into consideration, are Tuscany, Piedmont and Veneto. Tuscany is known for its Chianti, of course, but among devoted wine aficionados its Brunello and Vino Nobile are even more highly regarded. Piedmont’s most famous wine is now Moscato d’Asti (following a recent and meteoric rise in popularity), but the region is most respected for its Barolo and Barbaresco. Veneto’s vast output of Prosecco, Soave and varietal Pinot Grigio does little to boost its reputation as a fine wine region, and yet it produces one of the world’s richest, finest wines: Amarone della Valpolicella.

La Fornarina Prosecco NV100% Glera Grape, this is a white variety of grape with Italian origin, which until 2009 was mostly referred to as Prosecco. This green-skinned variety has been grown for hundreds of years in the Veneto and Friuli regions, most famously to produce sparkling Prosecco wines. This sparkling wine has clear, straw yellow with greenish highlights, it is fruity, fresh and smooth with a characteristic scent of apple.

Rocca di Montemassi Vermentino 2010 – The wine estate is situated on lower to mid-level slopes in the hamlet of Montemassi, in Tuscany’s coastal Maremma area. Vermentino has emerged as the undisputed star variety of Maremma. The 2010 “Calasole” Vermentino from Tuscany’s Rocca di Montemassi is a toasty, creamy wine that offers impressions of green apple, lime, melon and white peach. It is a rare wine that embodies both qualities of freshness and toastiness. That makes it stand out in a crowd, and also makes it a tasty alternative to Chardonnay.

Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2010(The Best vintage ever) - Made from 100% Sangiovese grapes from a specific clone called “Brunello” in the town of Montalcino. Situated in the southwestern part of Tuscany the town of Montalcino sits on a ridge about 400 feet above the Eastern plain. The Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino displays deep garnet color with full and penetrating aromas of wild berries. The palate is dry, warm full-bodied while harmonious, delicate and austere at the same time, persistent. 95 points – James Suckling, 93 points – Wine Spectator, 92 points – Robert Parker

Prinsi Barbaresco Gaia Principe 2009 – Prinsi is a tiny estate in Piemonte, Italy farmed by the Lequio family. Perhaps small in size, but large in stature. Prinsi grows perfect fruit of Nebbiolo in the beautiful region of Barbaresco, from their single southwest-facing vineyard, ‘Gaia Principe’ 320 meters above sea level.  Prinsi Barbaresco Gaia Principe is 100% Nebbiolo. It has bright ruby-garnet hue. Exotic, floral, sandalwood and dried cherry aromas leads to an earthy, full-bodied palate with a touch of spice. A zesty entry leads to a racy, medium-bodied palate. Has loads of fruit with bold tannins. 91 points – Wine Spectator

Barolo “Rapet” Gold Label DOCG 2009Barolo is a traditional hillside village in the rolling hills of Piedmont, north-western Italy. The vineyards and wineries there have long been famous for producing some of Italy’s very finest red wines – predominantly from the region’s signature grape variety, Nebbiolo. Nebbiolo wines are distinguished by their strong tannins, high acidity and distinctive scent – often described as “tar and roses”.  The Barolo “Rapet” Gold Label is 100% Nebbiolo from the Serralunga cru, planted in 1972 and renowned for its structure.  It has color of garnet with orange reflections, bouquet of ample, elegant and well balanced, with characteristic notes of dried roses and underbrush, and palate of full body and perfect balance of components, fruit, tannin and acidity in ideal synergy, lush flavors and pleasing, long finish.

Castello del Poggio Rosato IGT NV – 51% Moscato Bianco and 49% Pinot Noir. Intense and bright garnet hue, on the cusp of pomegranate, with a delicate mousse. Fruity and floral, with delicate rose and exotic fruit scents. Fresh and pleasantly sweet with a taste that reveals its varietal characteristic. Excellent as dessert wine, it matches perfectly with jam tarts fruit salads and pastry. Also delicious with ice cream, or just on its own, as an accompaniment to conversation among friends.

Reservations recommended. Please call 949-589-1156.

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