Join us this Saturday for a tasting of Italian wines perfectly suited for the weather and summer fare. Trebbiano, Montepulciano, and Sangiovese are grape varieties that everyone should become more familiar with as they are versatile, affordable and need we say delicious? No need to break the bank for a bottle of wine so get two or more and share!
Join us to taste, learn, enjoy and save at our Free Saturday Tastings!
Cross the rugged Apennines from Rome and you realize how different the Adriatic parts of Italy are from the better-known (to Americans) western areas on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The Abruzzese Apennines contain some of the greatest wilderness areas in Italy, notably the Gran Sasso and the Majella. As a result of its relative isolation, Abruzzo has developed its own culture and cuisine – hearty, flavorful foods that pair beautifully with the local wines, which are most often based on Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Trebbiano. While Trebbiano tends to be lower-acid and perfect with seafood and picnic fare, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a more multifaceted grape that can be a lively and easy quaff, or something deep, rich and long-lived. And it is one of the best wine values in all of Italy.
Owned and run by Antonio Costantini, the azienda covers 60 hectares (150 acres) in the province of Pescara. Most of the very sizable wine production is in Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and, like many other producers, they make a wide range of wine at various price points, from everyday to cru (single-vineyard) wines.
Prices range from $11.99 to $12.99 per bottle.
2011 Costantini “Febe” Bianco; IGT Colline Pescaresi
2011 Costantini “Febe” Cerasuolo Rosato: d’Abruzzo
2011 Costantini “Febe” Montepulcian d’Abruzzo
2010 Rodano Ca’ Del Sarto “Ardente; Toscana
Special tasting prices: 10% off the bottle and 15% off by the case, mix or match unless already discounted via a special price