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Posted on January 26, 2009 - by admin - (Comment * FaceBook It * Send to Friend)
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Vallis Mareni OMBRA Prosecco (Veneto) $10/30
The bouquet is fruity, intense and elegant. Clear scents of golden apples come through a floral background: Extremely long finish. The wine is bottled four times a year to maintain absolute maximum freshness!
BRACHETTO D’Acqui “Pinetto” (Strevi) 2010 $15/45
This unique wine represents one of the best offerings of Aqui viticulture. Aromas of rose, soft fruit and spices are followed by a balanced palate between sweetness and soft acidity. A pleasant soft and creamy effervescence increases the drinkable pleasure. Fabulous paired with fruit tarts, biscotti, and pastry, or simply by itself.
Pace Rosanebbia (Canale) 2010 $10/30
Made from 100% Nebbiollo grapes, the nose of the Rosanebbia denotes spicy hints of rose petals, with a fresh mineral palate. Joe says, “This is an elegant wine with a good persistence and a bright dry finish!”
Alberto Longo Negroamaro Rosé ‘DONNADELE’ (Toscana) 2008 $13/39
This 500-case production rose is unique for a 100% Negroamaro Rosé in that the color is a lighter salmon or pink onion skin color. However, it still retains the intensity and persistent bouquet with rich fruity and floral notes. Donnadele has a fresh, delicate taste with excellent structure. Hand-picked in October, fermentation is carried out in steel after short contact with must and skins. Excellent with lighter fish dishes cooked in oil, butter or lemon!
MOSCATO Passito di Pantelleria (Sicilia) $12/45
100% Zibibbo grapes from Sicily make this sweet wine perfect to pair with cheese, with desserts or with chocolates. The harvest takes place from the 15th of August to the 30th of September, then selected bunches are set out to dry in the sun on stones for 30 to 40 days–being turned by hand several times. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel and is not completed until summer.
VIN SANTO del Chianti Classico (Toscana) $14/55
The Vin Santo has been produced since the 14th century in Tuscany. It has always been known as the wine of friendship and every household–rich or poor–was never without it. It is served at any time of day, although most prefer it at the end of a meal. Vin Santo is still considered to be a symbol of Italian tradition! The grape varietal is Trebbiano and Malvasia del Chianti. It goes great with cheese, by itself, or served with biscotti.
Tessere Raboso Passito “REBECCA” 2002 $14/55
A perfect dessert wine for dark chocolates! The grapes are air-dried for two months to extract more sugars, and then fermentation occurs in steel tanks. The Passito is finally aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Deep ruby-red in color, “Rebecca” has a nose of blackberry, currant, and hints of coffee and wild cherry.
Bubbly Prosecco with Peach Nectar
Vino e Frutta di Stagione $15
Red wine (one liter) with fresh seasonal fruit
Chinotto, Aranciata, Limonata
Cappucino, Americano, Double Espresso, (Single Espresso $2)
TAPPETO VOLANTE (Biella) $5
5.0% ABV / 12 ounces
Style: Blonde Lager
Light and crisp brew with a touch of sweetness and pleasant aroma. Tappeto Volante is brewed in a small family-owned brewery in the town of Biella, near Milan. It is operated by the Thedy family, now in its fourth generation of craft brewing.
NORA (Piozza) $9
6.8% ABV / 12 ounces
Style: Ancient Egyptian-style Spiced Beer
Violet rose and citrus fruit aromas, full bodied with a bitter finish. The beer is contrived using an ancient Egyptian recipe made with kamut grain, flavoured with ginger and myrrh uncovered in the Mesopotamia, which is the suspected origin of beer. Great with fish and spicy meats. Read an in-depth review of Nora at 52beers.
SUPER BALADIN (Piozza) $9
8.0% ABV / 12 ounces
Style: Belgian-style Strong Pale Ale
Super Baladin, brewed by Birrificio Le Baladin, originated from an old recipe created toward the end of the 9th century following the style of the Belgian abbey beers. Amber color, apricots, banana and almond aroma. Great with salmon steaks, grilled fish, gamey sausage, cheese.
WAYAN (Piozza) $9
5.8% ABV / 12 ounces
Style: Saison-style Ale
Another unique beer from Teo Musso, a talented brewer in the small Piemontese hilltop town of Piozzo, close to the famous wine villages of Barolo and La Morra. Musso spent time at Brasserie a Vapeur in Belgium to hone his craft. Made from seventeen different ingredients–barley, wheat, spelt, oats, rye, different types of hops and spices besides coriander. Wayan has a golden color, with citrus and spice taste and aroma. Finishes with an extra long lemon-pepper linger. Great with everything.
SCIRES (Lurago Marinone) $9
7.0% ABV / 12 ounces
Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer
Brewed by Birrificio Italiano with little to no head, using sweet dark cherries called “Durone di Vignola,” a typical Italian variety. Ripened under the warm Italian sun which meet a blend of sour beers, one old and the other young.