Join us Friday evening of the 22nd of January and explore the mysterious Orange Wine.
Damiano of Tutto Wines will take us on a journey of the increasingly popular Orange Wine. We will take a look into the history of this wine style and why it has gained popularity in recent times.
We’ll be showcasing four wines from different regions of Italy made from local grape varieties. The goal is to show the strong identity that these wines have. Not just through the process in which they are made, but also the influence that each unique terroir has on them.
The first two wines come from Marsala and the Carso, two places that benefit from a strong influence of the sea, whereas the second 2 wines come from mountain areas Lake Bolsena and Irpinia. Although the wine-making is similar, it will be interesting to see the difference in colour, smell and taste between the four wines.
WHAT YOU WILL TASTE
NINO BARRACO, CATARRATTO 2014 (MARSALA, SICILY)
While Catarratto is a grape found over much of Western Sicily, Nino’s is from a unique part of Marsala with lively, pitch black soils. The resulting wine is a wonderfully smoky, salty take on this often underappreciated grape.
MATEJ SKERLJ, VITOVSKA 2012 (CARSO, FRIULI)
Vitovska is a grape that seems to give an almost literal translation of the Carso. The wine shimmers with minerals, as if it were chisseled out of the rock below. This is a drink with a remarkable sense of place.
LE COSTE, BIANCO 2013 (GRADOLI, LAZIO)
This is Procanico, Malvasia and a swag of heirloom varietals from older vines up to 40 years old. It sees enough time on skins to lend wonderful flesh and grip and is aged for one year in botti. Persistent and precise with a wonderful structure.
CANTINA GIARDINO, GRECO T’ ARA RA` 2013 (IRPINIA, CAMPANIA)
T’ ara rà is Greco from one of the highest vineyards in Campania at 500 metres above sea level. Some time on skins lends grip, while a few months on lees offers flesh. A more neutral grape, this is a pure expression of site, full of grit and smoke.
All of the wines will be available for purchase on the night, with discounts available on the purchase of six bottles or more.