Summer officially begins this Saturday and to cap off a week of celebrating the season Vino’s Friday tasting will feature three Tre Bicchieri-winning whites from three producers who make white wine their focus. (Those of you who still insist that white wine is intrinsically inferior to red will be welcomed and encouraged.) These are well-crafted wines that have been recognized by Gambero Rosso’s Italian Wines as excellent expressions of place and varietal character.
Latour Civitella 2004 Sergio Mottura
Sergio Mottura is an expert producer of Grechetto, the white variety best known as a component in the Orvieto blend. Mottura’s cantina is on the Lazio side of the Orvieto zone and fruit for La Tour Civitella is sourced from some of the best vineyards in one of Central Italy’s best-known winemaking regions.
Fosarin 2006 Ronco dei Tassi
In Fabio Coser’s flagship cuvée, barrel-fermented Pinot Bianco is blended with stainless-steel-vinified Tocai Friulano and Malvasia Istriana to produce a medium-to-full-bodied white with a creamy palate and luscious acidity.
Ribolla Gialla Anfora 2001 Gravner
Josko Gravner is, essentially, a one-man movement. His dedication to biodynamic viticulture, non-interventionist winemaking and the maturing of wine in subterranean ceramic amphorae has become the stuff of legend. Gravner himself however is not one to rest on past triumph, as he continually strives to coax as much aromatic nuance and tactile complexity out of his prized fruit.
FREE Award-Winning Whites Tasting
Friday, June 20, 5:30pm
121 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016
For more information call (212) 725-6516 or visit our website, www.vinosite.com.