“A Night In Sicily, Italy” – Wine Tasting & Pop-Up Restaurant

“A Night In Sicily, Italy” – Wine Tasting & Pop-Up Restaurant

Posted on Apr, 09. 2016 by

Categories: Events

This is happening on Thursday night because we’re co-hosting a wine dinner at Fleurie on Wednesday. There are still seats available if you want to join us for that too.

Open to the public and just $5, this Thursday‘s wine tasting and pop-up restaurant will feature the return of special guests Andrew Cole, co-owner and Sommelier at Lampo and Tracey Love, founder of Hill and Holler. They will be pouring some of their favorite wines from Sicily, Italy. We’ll also have delicious Sicilian food from Kitchen Catering and Events and cheese plates by Flora Artisanal Cheese. So, come hungry, bring friends and make a night of it. We love seeing new faces.

Date: Thursday, April 14th
Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 606 Rivanna Ave
(just off Harris St.)
(Park in any of the nearby business lots after 6pm)

About The Wines

Valle dell’Acate ‘Zagra’ Grillo
From vineyards located along the coast, where the soil has a sandy-clay structure and distinctive yellow color. The soil is relatively light, imbuing the wines with freshness and a complex nose of white flowers and minerals. The palate is velvety but alive with savory and mineral notes, fully expressing the yellow soil, proximity to the sea and well-ventilated slopes.
$16.00 (Regularly $20.00)

I Custodi delle Vigne dell’Etna, Etna Bianco Ante 2013
From 40 year old vines grown in the volcanic soils of Mt. Etna. These hand-harvested grapes offer vibrant minerality and a backbone of crisp acidity support intriguing citrus notes and complex hints of spices: all the shades of Mt. Etna’s native white varietals (Carricante (70%), Minnella, Grecanico).
$28.00 (Regularly $35.00)

Massimiliano Calabretta, Etna Rosso Vigne Vecchia 2005
Massimiliano Calabretta holds his wine back for years before release…making sure the wine is “ready”. This 11 year old bottle is made from 60-80 years old vines with some plants over 100 years old, some ungrafted — on original root stock. A blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, it has so much going on…and get a load of that price…for an 11 year old wine with this pedigree.
$24.00 (Regularly $30.00)

Valle dell’Acate Cerusulo di Vittoria 2010
“Silky and delicious with blueberry and cherry character. Hints of tangerines too. Medium body, light tannins and a tangy finish. Delicious. Drink now.” 92 Points – James Suckling
$18.40 (Regularly $23.00)

Occhipinti, Sicilia Rosso Nero d’Avola Siccagno 2012
At just 34 years of age, Arianna Occhipinti has become a seminal figure for a new generation of “natural wine” lovers. Her rise to prominence has been meteoric. She farms organically, hand harvests, uses only indiginous yeasts, and bottles her outstanding wines unfiltered. Her wine reflects, in part, her character: mysterious, earthy and intriguing. The wines are perfumed and spicy, with a bit of a wild streak that mirrors her rebellious energy.
$32.00 (Regularly $40.00)

Ciro Biondi ‘San Nicolo’ Etna Rosso 2012
From vineyards that have been in the Biondi family since the 17th century. Only 1,500 bottles of this very special wine were made. A blend of Nerello Mascalese 80%, Nerello Capuccio 20%, it is a show stopper. Wow!
$48.00 (Regularly $60.00)

Date: Thursday, April 14th
Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 606 Rivanna Ave
(just off Harris St.)
(Park in any of the nearby business lots after 6pm)

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