ITALY : EMILIA-ROMAGNA
Barbera, Bonarda (Croatina)
MED-FULL-BODIED, BLACK CHERRY, BRAMBLE FRUIT, LICORICE, VIOLET, EARTH, SOME OAK
Est. in the late 19th century and currently run by Elena Pantaleoni and Giulio Armanai, La Stoppa is a highly regarded natural winery and 50 hectare property in northwest Emilia-Romagna. Sourced from the estate's younger (5-10 year old) vines in their most productive productive period, "Trebbiolo" is the lightest and freshest of La Stoppa's wines. Although technically their "entry-level" offering, it certainly doesn't perform as such: an elegant and rustic wine full of character and presence, it has deep dark bramble fruit, bright acidity, and soft, smooth tannin.
WINEMAKING : Low-intervention / natural: fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts and 20 days of maceration, unfined/unfiltered, no sulfur added; aged in tank and released in summer after the vintage
FARMING : Certified Organic
PAIRING : Chicken Thigh Confit
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ITALY : PROSECCO : TREVISIO
LIGHT-BODIED, DRY, CRISP, WILD APPLE, FLORAL, HONEY, NO OAK
Tullia is another of our all-time favorite dry-yet-fruity affordable bubbles! Straw yellow in color, with an intensely fruity and fresh bouquet reminiscent of spear wood flowers, wisteria, wild apple, and mountain honey, plus a fine and persistent perlage... honestly, what’s not to love about it?
FOOD PAIRING: Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
$15NEW ZEALAND : MARLBOROUGH
USA : CALIFORNIA
DRY, MEDIUM BODIED, DARK FRUIT, SMOOTH
FRANCE : LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON
MEDIUM BODIED, ROUND, EASY, WHITE FRUIT, NO OAK