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WINE TASTING every SATURDAY, 12-5 p.m. PRE-ORDER meat, seafood and cheese selections CUT-OFF every Wednesday, 11 a.m. for pickup on Friday or Saturday. All such items are professional chef grade from traceable and sustainable sources.

Rare Wines Pack

$74.00

 Olivella Nera i.g.t.– 1,000 bottles 

(Casale della Ioria)

 Geographic and historic anomalies have allowed some ancient vines to persist to the modern day.  Olivella Nera is just such a varietal.  Once abundant in the south of Italy, the varietal has found a new lease on life in Lazio where it was (re) discovered when Paulo Perinelli of Casale delle Ioria was toasting to the closing of the purchase of a horse.  Recognizing the potential of this low tannin, ruby red wine he cultivated this vine, and twelve years later we enjoy this ancient varietal from the mountain tops of Anagni.  

 Olivella pairs well with meats and fried foods as well as soups. 

 

LANGHE Rossese Bianco – 20,000 bottles

(Amalia Cascina in Langa)

 Once prolific in Piedmont and Liguria, Rossese Bianco has fallen off dramatically with only 20,000 bottles produced in all of Italy.  One of the last producers in Piedmont, Paulo Boffa of Cascina Amalia, has planted vines for 4000 bottles as an homage to his family’s Ligurian roots.  

 This wine is produced in one of the great Barolo villages - Monforte d’Alba.  Handpicked and destemmed it is fermented in stainless steel followed by 12 months in French barrique.  

 Rossese Bianco is straw yellow in color with golden highlights. It has a citrus, passion fruit, acacia flowers bouquet; pleasant acidity and good structure.  This crisp wine pairs well with fish, scallops, or appetizers. 

 

Lacrima di Morro di Alba

(Santa Barbara)

 Pignocco is from the ancient Lacrima grape varietal, in the area surrounding the hilltop village of Morro d’Alba in Marche.

Despite its ancient heritage and distinctive style, Lacrima-based wines from Morro d'Alba received official recognition only in 1985, with the creation of the long-overdue Lacrima di Morro d'Alba DOC title.  Prior to 1985, its vines were close to extinction, with vines grown in an area approximate to just 2.5 acres (1 hectare), but they have now expanded to cover almost 100 times that area.

The wine’s floral bouquet recalls lavender, roses and violets, over heavier notes of stewed strawberries- typically mid-bodied, dry and pleasant tannins.  Pair with cured meats, pasta with red and meat sauces.