The first week of Vino’s holiday sale concludes this evening with a very special tasting! Each day this week we’ve featured a different Tuscan producer; today we finish our tour of the region with a special wine which is particularly close to our hearts.
Massoferrato is the first wine made from grapes grown on Nicola Marzovilla’s Tuscan estate (above). The Vino and I Trulli owner purchased the property in Impruneta, south of Florence, in the 1990s, with a view to one day making his own wine.
Italian-born Nicola planted seven acres of the classic Tuscan variety, Sangiovese (below). After waiting several years for his vines to mature, he decided to bottle his first vintage in 2008.
Nicola was assisted by expert Sangiovese winemaker Massimo Carpini from the Podere Casanova winery; the wine was fermented in stainless steel before spending time in custom-made 20-hectoliter barrels of Slavonian oak. Named Massoferrato (“iron boulder”) after the iron-rich rock (below) which overlooks the vineyards, the wine is classified Rosso Toscano IGT.
The first cases of Massoferrato arrived in New York just last month, and has already become a popular favorite on the wine list at I Trulli, and with customers at Vino. Nicola proudly presented his labor of love to excited guests last month at a dinner held at I Trulli, where the new wine was paired with a suitably rustic whole roasted wild boar.
If you missed out on that occasion, tonight is another chance to taste and discuss the wine with Nicola himself. We’ll also be pouring some of our other favorite bottles from Tuscany! Join Nicola Marzovilla at Vino tonight from 5:30-7:30pm!
Massoferrato Rosso 2008 Massoferrato
was $18, now $14.40
Remember, this offer is valid TODAY ONLY, while stocks last!
Next week we’ll be featuring some of our favorite “natural” winemakers… stay tuned!
Mon 12/7: CASCINA CORTE
Tue 12/8: GUIDO GUALANDI
Wed 12/9: ERA
Thu 12/10: CASTEL DE PAOLIS
Fri 12/11: VALENTINI*
Check out our website for a full list of December’s featured producers and tastings*. Look for your favorite producers and be sure to plan ahead: 20% sales are for one day only! As usual, we’ll be hosting our free tastings every Friday from 5:30pm, starting tonight!
For more information please contact 212-725-6516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.