It’s August again, which for many of us means slow weekdays spent looking longingly at the office clock and lazy weekends lounging at the beach. And while Vino loves welcoming its hardworking and loyal customers, we also recognize their desire to escape the sticky city and take in some sea air in this peak vacation period.
If you enjoy our Friday afternoon tastings but are torn between a free glass of rosé and the prospect of beating that weekend traffic help is now at hand. For the rest of August Vino will be hosting its free tastings on Thursday and Friday!
Beginning this Thursday, August 14, and for the next three weeks, Vino will be pouring five wines each Thursday and Friday at 5:30pm, all of which will be available at a special 20% discounted price through Labor Day! Perfect for picking up a bottle or two to take to the shore. Now you can get your fix of sun, sand Starsa Bianco.
This week’s tasting:
Vino will be pouring the following wines on Thursday and Friday between 5:30 and 7:30pm.
Inzolia 2007 ERA
Organically-grown 100% Inzolia produced near Trapani by partners of the Gavi producer Cantine Volpi. The involvement of the relatively large Cantine Volpi allowed the producers of ERA to purchase excellent vineyard sites that were swiftly and easily brought into compliance with EEC standards for organic viticulture. ERA Inzolia is vinified in stainless steel to preserve its unique aromatic character and lively acidity.
Starsa Bianco 2007 Tenuta del Portale
A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Incrocio Manzoni from one of Basilicata’s leading enologists. Donato D’Angelo, working with his wife Filena Ruppi, decided to plant varieties more common in Northern Italy because the high-altitude vineyards he cultivates near Rionero, in the Aglianico del Vulture zone, provide the cool temperatures and long growing season that allow the grapes to attain great sugar/acid balance and complex aromas.
Vino Rosato 2007 Guido Gualandi
Vino Rosato is 100% Sangiovese produced by one of the Colli Fiorentini’s emerging leaders in organic viticulture and natural winemaking. Guido Gualandi, artist, archeologist and winemaker, produces this robust rosato using open-topped, wooden fermentation tanks and ages the wine for several months in barrels of various size and age. The result is a surprisingly full-bodied rosé with moderate acidity, mild tannins and great aromatic complexity.
Lacrima di Morro d’Alba 2006 Stefano Mancinelli
Stefano Mancinelli is the Lacrima expert that all other producers in the Morro d’Alba zone look to, whether they like it or not, when they want to measure the quality of their products against the best. Mancinelli uses carbonic maceration, a technique that controls tannin while allowing maximum aromatic extraction, to produce some of the most strikingly perfumed reds we know.
Lambrusco Scuro 2007 Lini
Lini’s Lambrusco Scuro is the firmer, more austere relative of our wildly popular Lini Labrusca Rosso. Made of Lambrusco Salamino and Ancelotta, the same varieties of Lambrusco that go into the Labrusca, but undergoing a longer maceration and full alcoholic fermentation, the Scuro has more structure and is drier than its cousin. Lambrusco Scuro is perfect for meals around the grill.
FREE Double Tasting
Thursday, August 14
Friday, August 15
121 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016
For more information call (212) 725-6516 or visit our website, VinoSite.com.