Friday Feature- Italian Reds.

Hello and Happy Friday!

 

Another Friday, another Routier.

 

Stop in any time tonight between 5 and 8 pm.  $25 per person.

 

Tonight the theme is “Affluence – Bring Your Water Wings!”

 

A look at how rivers play an huge role in the world of wine.

 

So what are you waiting for, grab your friends and experience a #routier!

 

Now back to the Friday Feature:

 

We were sitting around today, huddled, still in our jackets since the store was having a problem with its heating system, wondering what people wanted to drink on such a frigid day.

 

The answer we came up with was the great wines of Valpolicella.

 

Today’s Friday feature highlights a great everyday drinker, and the very special Amarone della Valpolicella!

 

An important note:

 

This coming Tuesday, Tara, Ellis and I are welcoming a new addition to the family.

 

The store will maintain its normal schedule, although Sheb and I have swapped a couple days.  There is a chance here and there that the store might open a few minutes late or close a few minutes early, so just call ahead to make sure we are here.

 

Thanks for your patience in this matter!

 

Have a great weekend,

Craig & Sheb

The Wines of Brigaldara   

Wine1

2010 Brigaldara Valpolicella

Perched on the slopes of the Marano Valley in the Valpolicella Classico zone, Azienda Agricola Brigaldara is a 50 ha farm and whose production includes olives and olive oil.

The Valpolicella Classico zone produces two distinct styles of wine: Valpolicella & Amarone. Both wines are composed of an indigenous variety called Corvina, as well as Rondinella & Molinara. rarely, if never, are these grapes seen outside of this region.

In the case of Valpolicella, the resulting wine is an aromatic, dry, light-bodied joy, a friend to fish and salads and light pork dishes.

 

There is a cherry filled vibrancy and levity to the wine; the Brigaldara is as nice of an example as we’ve had in recent memory.

 

$13.99 BTL. / $167.88 CASE

 

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 Wine2

2008 Brigaldara Amaraone della Valpolicella Classico

 

With Amarone, the grapes are harvested and dried upon straw mats, often in barns and airy farm building. This process is called passito. The grapes lose about 2/3 thirds of their moisture content. After 120 days, the grapes are pressed and fermented dry.
The resulting wine is redolent of fig, prune, cherry blossom and tobacco. This wine is perfect for chilly evening, for meditation or a savory blue cheese plate.

Amarones are capable of aging, and becoming compelling in about the 7th year. However, if your philosophy leans toward YOLO, pop open a baby and enjoy it’s primary fruits and fruity pleasures.

 

$52.99 btl./ $635.88 CASE

 

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