Awesome Wines From Joe and Lidia Bastianich, and Mario Batali!
Bastianich Friulano 2007
La Mozza I Perazzi Morellino di Scansano 2006
These delicious wines come from world-renowned celebrity chefs Joe and Lidia Bastianich, and Mario Batali. The Bastianich Friulano comes specifically from Azienda Agricola Bastianich, a property founded in 1997 by Lidia and her son Joe. It is located in the unique Colli Orientali region of Friuli in Northeastern Italy. Some of Friuli's best terroir is in this region, and it is here that wines of impeccable balance, finesse and power are created.
The Bastianich Friulano is made from Tocai Friulano, an indigenous grape variety grown in Friulano for hundreds of years. By order of the European Union, 2007 marks the first vintage that the grape formerly known as "Tocai Friulano" must be called "Friulano". The grape is characterized by a slight almond edge. Great with cured meats such as prosciutto, or full-flavored seafood dishes as well as veal and pork. Delicious!
The I Perazzi Morellino di Scansano comes from the La Mozza property belonging to Lidia, Joe, and Mario Batali. La Mozza is a 100-acre property located in the Maremma region of Tuscany near Scansano. Wines from Tuscany, such as Chianti, have strict regulations that must be adhered to, which restrict grape compostion as well as style. However, the wines from Maremma have less regulation, resulting in wines which have more freedom of expression.
The I Perazzi is made from 85% (the local name for Sangiovese in Maremma), 3% Syrah, 3% Alicante, 1% Colorino, and 3% Ciliegiolo. The winemaker is Maurizio Castelli, who also produces the wines of Bastianich in Friuli.
These are fun, delicious wines from some of the biggest names in the culinary world. And, at $13.99 per bottle, a great value!
Please join us this Saturday, September 6 from noon till 6 pm, in the shop, when we will be tasting these wines, among others.
Medium-bodied with ripe, luscious pear flavors carried by a refreshing mineral flavor and and zesty mouthwatering acidity that mixed together create a perfect wine to enhance food. more
On Sale $13.99