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Introducing New Wines

ELOUAN

PINOT NOIR

Elouan is the result of Californian winemaker, Joe Wagner, venturing up to Oregon, one of the world’s renowned Pinot Noir regions, with a goal to produce Pinot Noir with depth of flavor, vibrancy and suppleness. For this wine we brought together fruit from three regions along Oregon’s coast; Umpqua, Willamette and Rogue Valleys, which harmonize beautifully when blended as one. The diversity of these cool climate areas combined with an elongated growing season creates wine with intense structure, while maintaining a vibrant acidity that differentiates it from any California Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir is richer and more full bodied than what is typical of Oregon Pinot Noir, which generally is very lean. Bright ruby red in color. Ripe cranberry, sweet cinnamon and fresh cherry create an inviting bouquet, with a subtle earthiness. The palate shows texture and weight with firm acidity that carries the flavor through. The flavor profile shows red plum, bright cherry, minerality, dusty earth, and a hint of sweet tobacco, creating rustic layers of flavor with soft refined tannins.

 Pinot Noir

Vaona Paverno

Amarone Classico D.O.C. della Valpolicella

Upon maturation the grapes are selected and placed in small wooden boxes, where a traditional withering of over 3 months follows. Vinification technique: a slight pressing of the grapes precedes a partial removal of the stalks. After that a maceration of 10-12 days follows, at a low temperature (1-2° C), which favors a higher concentration of primary fragrances. With the progressive increase of temperature a spontaneous alcoholic fermentation starts, which continues at controlled temperature (13- 15° C) in conditions of partial anaerobia for over 30-35 days. REFINEMENT: the Amarone classico doc Vaona wine is refined in mid-size durmast wood barrels (12.5 hectoliters) for 18 months and an additional period of 5 months in bottles.
COLOUR: burgundy red
BOUQUET: intense with characteristic scents of cherry complemented by spicy notes. TASTING NOTES: elegant tannic structure, well balanced and powerful wine

Grapes: Corvina 40%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 25%, Molinara 5%

amarone_classico

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc

Aged 16 months in French oak, 40% new oak.15.1% Alc./Vol

 

 

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The Prisioner

Red Blend

The Prisoner was created and inspired by the drinkable “mixed blacks” first made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in the Napa Valley. Launched in 2003, The Prisoner soon became the most recognized innovative and unique Napa Valley Red Wine blend, leading the resurgence of blends by incorporating Zinfandel with the unlikely “mix” of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Charbono.
The wine features enticing aromas of bing cherry, espresso, and roasted fig. Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, pomegranate and wild berry linger harmoniously for a smooth and luscious finish.
 

 

Introducing new wines

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New Wines are arriving to Giardino!

Brolo Campofiorin Oro by Masi
APPELLATION
Rosso del veronese IGT

$44 and $12 by the Glass

DESCRIPTION
Dry, rich, velvety, complex and elegant. Made in the same approachable style as Campofiorin, of which this is a cuvée version, using the original production method inspired by the technique employed for Amarone.
Given extra complexity with the addition to the blend of the special Oseleta grape, rediscovered by Masi, ageing in small oak casks accentuates its international style.

Grape varieties
Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta.

TASTING NOTES
Look: deep ruby red.
Nose: berry fruit, preserves and vanilla.
Palate: rich, full-bodied, packed with baked fruit, and hints of cocoa and vanilla on the finish.

Samas by Agricola Punica

APPELLATION
IGT Isola dei Nuraghi

$42 and $12 by the Glass

DESCRIPTION
white wine made from selected Vermentino and Chardonnay grapes, vinified with cryo-maceration techniques to preserve the wine from oxidation. Harvesting done by hand at dawn to maintain the characteristic varietal notes of these grapes, mostly coming from vineyards with sandy soil.

GRAPE COMPOSITION
80% Vermentino – 20% Chardonnay

TASTING NOTES
Vivid yellow straw colour with soft greenish hints, the typical bouquet of tropical fruit and citrus notes with a distinguish Mediterranean flavour (sage fragrancy).
On the palate this wine is silky and well balanced by a moderate alcohol content (12,5%), good salinity and freshness notes.To be stored at medium-low temperatures on the range of 15-17 °C and to be served a bit cooler (around 12-13 °C). It matches very well all fish-made dishes, any white meat or it can be simply savoured as aperitif.

Wine Facts: Origins of Wine

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We recently found out the origin of wine according to legend, which may be as interesting to you as it was to us!

According to legend, the discovery of wine is the story of Jamsheed a semi-mythical Persian king, who may have been Noah. A woman of his harem tried to take her life with fermented grapes, which were thought to be poisonous. Wine was discovered when she found herself rejuvenated and lively.

We don’t know the details of why she tried to take her own life, but we are all certainly thankful for her discovery! Keep a lookout for future wine facts posted on our blog, and of course learn more about our wines with every visit to the Trattoria!

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