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Wine Tasting This Friday: Mom Deserve to Get Tipsy Too!
May 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Free wine tasting featuring two wines, one white and one sparkling rose, we think every mother will like!
1. Castelli D’Or Flama Roja Cava Brut-Rosat
Producer: Flama Roja
Category: Sparkling Rosé Wine
Geography: Valencia, Spain
Alcohol by volume: 12.0%
Fresh berry fruit on nose, with mouth-tickling strawberry flavour that lasts quite long. Pairs well with patios, porches, warm afternoon breezes, cheeses and snacks.
Sustainable. Hand-harvested. Very low yields at 1hl of must for every 150kg of grapes. A mild first press is clarified and taken to the fermentation vats. The wine is then blended and bottled for the second fermentation. Aged a minimum 14 months on lees. The bubbles are fine and persistent at 5.6 bar of atmospheric pressure. An absence of Xare-lo in the blend makes this a less earthy, fresher, more elegant style of Cava.
Castell d’Or is a group of top quality cooperative cellars from different wine areas in Catalonia. Flama Roja is produced by Vila-Rodona, in the sub-region of Tarragona. This cooperative is known for having the best growers in the region, as well as an incredible level of meticulousness in the cellar. Efficiencies due to scale achieved through cooperative production have rendered a Cava of boutique/small production level quality at an incredible price point.
2. Fratelli Antonio e Raimondo, Piemonte Cortese
Producer: Fratelli Antonio e Raimondo
Category: Still White Wine
Geography: Piedmont, Italy
Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Crisp. Bright. Fresh. A classic, northern Italian white winE – basically a declassified Gavi. A classic expression of Cortese with moderate acid, pronounced mineral and delicate, slightly citrusy flavors. Great with bloom cheeses and seafood.
No chemical fertilizers are used in the vineyard. A manual harvest and sorting is rigorous. Soft pressing, followed by fermentation in stainless steel at relatively cool temperatures. Matured for approximately 4 months in stainless steel. Crisp, fresh, classic Italian white, and an excellent value for Cortese simply because it’s not from Gavi.
The wine is named after the brothers or fratelli, Antonio and Raimondo Levis, who founded the winery in 1938. Both had a passion for the Nebbiolo grape, which led them to the Langhe region. The brothers’ driving philosophy was “quality at any cost” and they worked tirelessly to meet that goal. It was thought that their ambition to make quality wine was even more so due to the fact they were both hearing impaired and used their wine as a form of expression. In 2002, Raymond Levis died and as a result, Antonio partnered with the esteemed Sartirano Family who has been making wine in the region since 1871. The Sartirano Family handles all aspects of the winemaking while still holding true to the Fratelli’s original ideals producing honest, classically styled wines.