A common trick well-known to the wine industry is to look at the back label and see who imported it. Some importers are known for consistently bringing in high quality wines, or wines of a certain style.
Rosenthal is one of these importers that when we see the Rosenthal logo on the bottle, we know it will be delicious, elegant, pure, and very expressive of the grape and the land that it comes from. They are low intervention, mostly organic or biodynamic, and always small production.
These are not showy, big collectors' wines. They are super high quality, geeky, insiders' wines.
They are also not wines that you will come across everywhere, in giant wine stores. They are small production wines, sought out by true wine enthusiasts, and sold out in every vintage.
We are super excited to announce this seminar and tasting of a few of the lesser-known Italian wines in the Rosenthal portfolio, paired with Italian cheeses, and presented by Rosenthal's own Sophia Charow who has worked with these wines for over 20 years.
This bone-dry lightly sparking white wine made with the same grape as Prosecco (Glera) is crisp with notes of white flowers, delicate peach, and green apple.
Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG utilizes the rare native white variety of Erbaluce, known for its fresh, floral and mineral character. People who like Sauvignon Blanc, Gruner Veltliner or Albarino tend to like Erbaluce as well. Pairs great with highly flavored, salty cheeses, grilled fish and charcuterie.
Valle d'Aoste is the smallest region in Italy and the wines rarely make their way to the USA, much less single vineyard expressions. Petite Arvine (a rare grape indigenous to the Valais in Switzerland) thrives in the Alpine climate and shows as bright with citrus notes of grapefruit and racy acidity, which pairs perfectly with fish and poultry.
From hillsides of Calabria (the “toe” of Italy’s boot), the appellation of Ciro is devoted to local Greco Bianco and the Gaglioppo grapes. Get wild with Gaglioppo – it produces a red wine with a distinctive rustic and brambly red fruit flavor.
The Verdi family has been growing wine-grapes for seven generations, settling in the Oltrepò Pavese in the 18th century. Their Croatina-based red blend has bright red fruit tones and refreshing acidity.
Barolo Chinato is an extremely high-quality infusion of DOCG Barolo wine in Piedmont with herbs and spices (including the bitter chinchona) to create an aromatized wine similar to vermouth. It is an intense digestif balancing sweetness with bitterness and full of complexity. This Barolo Chinato is produced according to a family recipe handed down for generations as a secret.
Italian cheese plates and charcuterie will be served to pair with the wines.
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