White Wine Brunelli Resol Passito Garganega 2019. Serve lightly chilled. Garganega may be best known as the grape used in the crisp white Soave wines of the Veneto, but the region also produces a succulently sweet dessert wine known as Passito Garganega made from semi-dried grapes. In accordance with local winemaking traditions, the grapes are harvested late and left to dry in shallow crates for four months until they have started to become raisins. The must is then fermented in oak barrels and the young wine is matured for 24 months on the lees followed by 6 months of ageing in the bottle. This extensive ageing process produces a complex and multilayered sweet wine that exudes enticing aromas of ripe peaches, honeysuckle, caramel, and fresh pastries. The first sip reveals a rich sweetness, bold mango, honey, and roasted hazelnut flavours, and a very long finish. The Brunelli family have been working the land around the village of San Pietro in the heart of Valpolicella since the 18th century. They originally worked on the estate which bears their name before eventually saving enough money to buy small plots of land here and start making their own wine. Today Alberto Brunelli is the estate’s winemaker and he is supported by his parents, Luigi and Luciana, who are also part of the family business.
White Wine Brunelli Resol Passito Garganega 2019
White Wine San Lorenzo Il Pecorino Abruzzo 2019. Still little known outside of its homeland, the Pecorino grape has been grown in the central Italian regions of Marche and Abruzzo for centuries. The variety was nearly lost to extinction during the 1980s, but luckily some vines were found growing wild and local producers have been able to reintroduce Pecorino throughout its traditional heartlands. San Lorenzo was founded in 1890 and it is now in the capable hands of Natalino Crognaletti who represents the third generation of the family to make wine on the estate. Natalino farms the family’s 150 hectares in accordance with organic and biodynamic principles to produce the very finest raw ingredients possible. Natalino’s Il Pecorino is vinified in stainless steel tanks to preserve the freshness and pure varietal character of the grape. On the nose there are uplifting aromas of lemon zest, honeysuckle and white peach while the first sip reveals a mouthwatering freshness, light body, and stone fruit and citrus flavours which linger on the tongue. The vibrancy of this wine makes it an excellent choice for a summer aperitif or to serve with fresh seafood, a fragrant Bouillabaisse, or spicy Asian salads and curries.
White Wine Qimerioni Rkatsiteli Qvevri 2019. It is recommended to decant it half an hour before service. Established in 2011, Qimerioni Winery produces wines of exceptional quality from vineyards located in the acclaimed Kakheti wine region, in the district of Gurjaani, in the village of Chumlakhi. The name derives from the art café “Qimerioni” launched in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, on December 28, 1919 by the group of famous Georgian poets and artists and designed for a wide range of artistic pursuits, including poetry readings, exhibitions and other performances. artistic. Qimerioni focuses its activity on the traditional Georgian Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, Kisi grapes respecting the ancient traditions of Georgian winemaking. The Rkasiteli grapes are hand-picked in the Kakheti region. The grapes are left to macerate on the skins for 6 months and fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts and without any additives in Qvevri. The wine is then aged in Qvevri for a period of up to 12 months. The wine has a characteristic light orange color. On the nose, the aromatic profile shows notes of white fruit and green apple. It is sophisticated and harmonious with a soft finish. Serve with beef steak, barbecue, roasted mushrooms, Asian chickpeas based dishes or cheese.