Wine is an essential element of Italian life for social and eating reasons. Drink responsibly and try different great wines to find what you like.
George & Jo
Last Saturday my husband and I had the absolute pleasure of attending a Campania wine tasting at Otto Enoteca in NYC. The tasting featured 5 wines from small estates that are imported into the US in limited quantity and locations [and some tasty cheese pairings]. My favourites of the afternoon were Guido Marsella Fiano Di Avellino 2010 an incredible smoky, peaty red wine disguised as a white, and the earthy, bright super easy drinking I Cacciagali ‘Basco’ Piedirosso Roccamonfina 2011. [Prices listed are the online average]
Giardini Arimei Pietra Box Ischia Bianco 2011 $22
A fantastic expression of the volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea the vineyard is located on, herbaceous and buttery aromas, with tropical fruits, grass, smoky honey notes and a mouth puckering finish. Great summer sipping!
[‘Pietra Brox’ is the name of the formation of the ‘tufo’, or volcanic rock in the vineyard]
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