NEW Festa Italia 2010 Limited Releases

If you’ve been looking for a new wine to try, this really is a fabulous time to expand your horizons.  Between 10% off our wines of the month (this month save on our Californian Gewürztraminer and Gamay Bergamais kits) and all of the new releases recently launched, there is no shortage of new and exciting opportunities to tantalize your tastebuds!

From Chile, the origin our most recent Coastal Sunset series, we now bring you to Italy with the launch of FESTA ITALIA 2010 – featuring Limited Release Primitivo (red) and Verdicchio (white) wine kits.

PRIMITIVO, FRANCE – The Primitivo (a.k.a. Zinfandel in California, or Crljenak Kastelanski in its country of origin, Crotia) is a fruit-driven, full-bodied wine with aromas and flavours of blue plum, blackberry and cherry.  Subtle notes of oak and spice will present themselves due to oak aging.  The smooth, rich mouth-feel allows for early consumption but the wine will also age nicely for 18 to 24 months.  Enjoy with saucy barbecued ribs, marinated leg of lamb, gourmet burgers topped with sautéed mushrooms or grilled red pepper, beef stews, meat lover’s pizza, rigatoni in a tomato sauce with spicy sausage and arugula, and lightly spiced eggplant dishes.

VERDICCHIO, ITALY – The Verdicchio (vair-dik-ee-oh) grape presents a clean fresh aroma of green apple, white currant, citrus, floral and mineral.  This medium-bodied, refreshing white wine sings on the palate with flavours of lemon, green apple and almond, making for a perfect aperitif.  Best enjoyed while young and fresh.  Serve with baked or poached firm fish with dill, seafood salads, green salads with light vinaigrettes, spring pea risottos, lemon chicken, steamed mussels and shellfish.

These kits are available by pre-order only before Oct. 7th, and will be available in-store early-November – just in time to be bottled for holiday gift-giving or sipping (although we always recommend aging them before enjoying them).

As with all of our limited release wines, quantities are limited, so call or visit us in-store soon to reserve your kits!

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