Italian: Falesco, Allegrini
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Chef Jason's Assorted Antipasto Station
Chilled Mushroom Salad Grilled Asparagus With Lemon
Trio Of Olives Charcuterie Italian Cheeses
Soave is blend of 80% Garganega - an indigenous grape and 20% Chardonnay were hand harvested from 25 year-old vines. Allegrini uses the cold-maceration technique to pursue fuller flavor extraction from the skins giving the wine a rounder body and longer aging ability. Soave is fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the freshness and integrity of its fruit aromas. Bright straw yellow in color, Allegrini Soave offers a fresh bouquet of herbs and flowers on the nose. Soave is refined in bottle for two months and is ready to be enjoyed upon release The crisp, citrus aroma lingers on the palate and is framed by great acidity and minerality. Pair well with fish dishes, risotto, and poultry.
|Alegrini Soave Doc 2011
Grilled Vegetable And Fresh Mozzarella Stack
Micro Basil, Cracked Pepper And White Baslamic
Vitiano Rosato is produced from 30% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Aleatico grapes, manually harvested at their optimal ripeness. After a brief period of maceration at a very cool temperature, the juice is fermented in stainless steel tank s to preserve its freshness and bright color. Within the same production area as Vitiano Rosso, the soil with the most suitable characteristic s was selected to grow these grapes for the vinification rosato wines. Deep coral in color, Vitiano Rosato delivers clean, juicy aromas of strawberries, plums, and cranberries, along with scents of roses and gardenias. This Rosato is the perfect wine for summer, dry, medium-bodied, and refreshing and pairs well with salads, grilled vegetables, grilled salmon or tuna as well as, mussels marinara.
|Falesco Vitiano Umbria IGP Rosato 2011
Gorgonzola Stuffed Arancini
Creamy Risotto, Spiced Tomato And Rosemary Glecage
This wine is made from 100% Sangiovese grown in vineyards near the historic communes of Montecchio and Orvieto. The winemaking landscape here is characterized by picturesque lakes, rolling hills, and sedimentary clay soils. The resulting wine is accessible and well-rounded—a distinct and delicious expression of Umbrian terroir. This Sangiovese shows the darker side of the grape in its intense fruit, bright ruby red in color with aromas of ripe cherry and strawberry. The excellent balance between fruit and acidity and the slightly spicy notes on the finish are the unmistakable hallmarks of this wine. The soft and silky tannins frame the pleasant texture of this pure Sangiovese. Drink this wine as a before-dinner drink or pair it with spaghetti and meatballs, tomato sauces, Margherita pizza, or even chicken paprikash. “This is a fairly bold, concentrated Sangiovese, but all of the elements come together nicely in the glass. It is a great value.” 88 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
|Falesco Umbria IGP Sangiovese 2010
Rosemary Roasted Beef Sirloin & Chorizo-Potato Hash
Roasted Cipoline Onion And Red Wine Reduction And Haricot Verts
A base wine was passed over air-dried grapes of the same blend to kick off a secondary fermentation that added complexity, intensity and alcohol. This is different from a traditional “ripasso” process in that the grapes that this "Palazzo della Torre" were passed over were not “left overs” from the production of Amarone della Valpolicella. The wine was then aged 15 months in seasoned oak and 7 months in bottle followed before this 2009 Allegrini “Palazzo della Torre” was released. An intense ruby red color in the glass, this 2009 Allegrini “Palazzo della Torre” “Palazzo della Torre” is clearly a wine that is more approachable in its youth than wines such as Allegrini’s “La Poja”. “This is a stellar Italian red from Allegrini. The 2009 Veronese "Palazzo Della Torre" IGT is deep with dark fruit, with even some hints of coffee."Palazzo della Torre is made from 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese, all traditional Veneto grapes. Approximately 30% of the fruit is air-dried, Amarone-style. The fermenting juice from those grapes is added to the rest of the juice to give the wine an extra dimension of richness and body." Edited from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Serve this 2009 Allegrini “Palazzo della Torre” with cured meats or richer meat-based pasta dishes. Drink now until 2016.
|Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre Igt Veronese 2009
Dark Chocolate Covered Bomb Cake
Juniper-Red Wine Caramel, Blackberry And Roasted Almonds
Deep ruby red in color, it has a wide bouquet with scents of wild berries and juniper, tobacco and coffee essence. Concentrated and powerful on the palate, it is packed with wild cherry flavors and supple tannins. A lifted finish accentuates the characteristic cherry pie perfumes. A full-bodied wine, based on fruit that are at their ripest provides generous plum and ripe dark berry fruits. Velvety with supple texture, intense but elegant. The La Grola vineyard is prized for its high elevation and chalky clay soils. The wine, which is a blend of 80% Corvina Veronese and 20% Syrah, is aged for 16 months in French oak and one year in the bottle before release. The alcohol content of this wine is 14.95%. This wine can stand up to stronger flavors like barbecued ribs, roasted beef or lamb.
|Allegrini La Grola 2009