ITALY : LAZIO : ACRE : FRUSINATE IGT
Maturano, Pampanaro, Capolongo
MED-BODIED, SKIN-CONTACT / ORANGE, APRICOT, PEACH, CITRUS, GINGER, WHITE PEPPER, SPICE, MINERAL, HONEY, NEUTRAL OAK
The lovely and unique 'Fregellae’ (named after the most important Roman colony in southern Lazio) is a low-intervention, skin-contact wine made from a blend of three extremely rare grapes native to the area. Rich, round, and textured, with tart stone fruit, bright acid, and stony minerality…this is easy-drinking elegance, and natural winemaking at its finest.
WINEMAKING : Low-intervention/natural : 3 weeks maceration & 21 days fermentation via native yeasts in concrete; aged for 12 months in concrete +15 months in acacia barrel + one year in bottle; unfiltered/unfiltered; no added S02. Vegan.
FARMING : Certified Organic & Biodynamic; grapes are sourced from young vines in newly planted hillside vineyards surrounding the ancient town of Arce
PAIRING : Fiori Di Zucca Fritti (Fried Zucchini Flowers)
ITALY : TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE : VIGNETI DELLE DOLOMITI
LIGHT-BODIED, ORCHARD FRUIT, CRISP, NO OAK
Expressive aromas of white apple blossoms; ripe yellow apple with lime zest and orange pith on the palate. Good finish.
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ARGENTINA : MENDOZA : UCO VALLEY
MED-BODIED, PEACH, GOOSEBERRY, GREEN APPLE, HERBS, DRY, NO OAK
A fresh, lively, and fruity Brut Nature BdB that combines French sparkling wine heritage with Argentina’s unique terroir. Fun fact: Alta Vista was the first winery in Argentina to produce single vineyard wines! Their Brut Nature is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, 50% of which is estate fruit sourced from the Albaneve estate vineyard in the Uco Valley.
FOOD PAIRING: Cheese & Nut Plate with Fresh Farm Preserves
ARGENTINA : SALTA : VALLE DE CAFAYATE
Riesling (80%), Torrontés (20%)
MED-BODIED, PINEAPPLE, CITRUS, GREEN APPLE, MINERAL, NO OAK
Torrontés and Riesling make an unusual but complementary pairing in this lightly sweet, sophisticated and fruit-forward bubbly (Torrontés is responsible for the orange blossom, Riesling for the tropical fruit) from the high-altitude plains of the Calchaqui Valleys in Salta, Argentina.
FARMING : Sustainable
PAIRING : Brunch (with or without OJ)