Le Vigne del Lazio

Save 15% on three great wines from Lazio, in honor of consortium president Fabrizio Santarelli’s visit to New York

Fabrizio Santarelli discusses his wines and production techniques to guests at I Trulli earlier this week.

Fabrizio Santarelli discusses his wines and production techniques to guests at I Trulli earlier this week. Photo: Alex Dominguez

This week Vino was proud to welcome winemaker Fabrizio Santarelli to New York. In addition to owning the Castel de Paolis winery in Grottaferrata, Fabrizio was recently elected president of Le Vigne del Lazio, a consortium of 23 producers whose common aims are wines of quality and the promotion of the region’s product. Lazio is certainly less-revered than Tuscany or Piedmont among wine enthusiasts, particularly outside Italy. But as Fabrizio explained to me this week at a dinner held in his honor at I Trulli, “The only problem with wines from Lazio is letting people know about them — and taste them!” Fabrizio himself worked in New York until 2001 and delighted in promoting his own wines to buyers and consumers in the city, and of course was “excited and encouraged” by their unanimously enthusiastic response.

In honor of Fabrizio’s visit to the United States, we have chosen to feature three wines from Lazio, all from producers who belong to Le Vigne del Lazio, including, naturally, Fabrizio’s own Castel de Paolis. All three wines are available at a special 15% discounted price, and Vino is also offering free delivery in Manhattan! Join us on November 14, when you’ll be able to sample these bottles at our FREE Le Vigne del Lazio Tasting!

lazio-winesMagone 2004 Sergio Mottura
$27.20

The Mottura family has been making wine in the northern hills of Lazio since the 1930s. This 100% Pinot Nero is a fine example of Sergio Mottura’s preservation of tradition and winemaking innovation.

Rosso del Frusinate 2006 Casale della Ioria
$18.70

Paolo Perinelli oversees every aspect of the winemaking process at his estate in Ciociaria. This wine is a blend of Cesanese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, resulting in a wine which for Paolo is “modern in style while respecting the traditions of our region.”

I Quattro Mori 2004 Castel de Paolis
$35.70

Fabrizio Santarelli has made a career of cultivating both native and international grapes. Named after its four “dark” varieties — Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot — I Quattro Mori is aged in equal parts old and new oak barrels.

FREE Le Vigne del Lazio Tasting
Friday, November 14
5:30-7:30pm

Vino
121 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016

For more information please call 212-725-6516 or email contact@vinosite.com.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: