Fresh and juicy and extremely representative of the grape itself. Fruit forward and easily drinkable,$19.99 learn more
Pithos Bianco is made from 100% Grecanico grapes from 20 year-old vines and is floral$29.99 learn more
Supple and balanced with bright citrus and stonefruit character. It’s got some weight on the$12.99 learn more
Dynamic aromas of blackberry, pepper and bacon make way for a fleshy, smoky flavor and$21.99 learn more
Every once in a while we get a wine that completely takes us by surprise, and while we’ve had a handful of noteworthy reds from the tiny area of Valle D’Aosta, the majority of them being pinot noir varietals or pinot blends. Each has reflected the elegance and distinctiveness of this northern Italian growing region. When Di Barro’s 2011 Petit Rouge came in we were forced to search the web for any information regarding this grape.
Turns out this is the primary grape in the local “Chambave Rosso” blend of which gamay, pinot noir or dolcetto are often included. As a varietal wine though, petit rouge takes on a dark appearance with ripe, almost preserved fruit aromas and low acidity. Unlike the norm in this region where cooperatives produce the majority of wine, Di Barro is a small producer whose case production of this particular wine is as low as 100 cases, making it an amazing find for the store, which is always on the hunt for hard to find, distinctively Italian examples of local terroir.
This 2011 Petit Rouge is packed full of macerated blue and black fruit aromas. There’s some gaminess as well, along with tones of forest floor and loam lending a bit of rusticity to the bright fruit. On the palate it’s juicy and almost fleshy, with subtle tannins and decent structure. This is truly an exciting wine whether you want to geek out on how unique this indigenous grape tastes in the glass or merely want something to pair with dinner at home. At 100 cases produced, it’s a steal at $20.
Winemaker and wine writer Bryan Calandrelli leads an experience of six thoughtfully selected wines in the casual company of Trattoria Aroma’s Wine Bar in Williamsville, NY.
In sixty minutes you’ll experience six wines with assorted small bites from the kitchen as we discuss what we like and don’t like. These tastings can be fun, tasty and educational as our goal is to pour wines that you’ve never tried or never knew existed.
The Fall Season’s Setlist is ready and waiting for you to make our second season as successful as the first.
10/22 Southern Hemisphere: It’s a bizarro place where harvest starts in February and the 2014 growing season is already underway. Down is the new up when climates get even cooler the further south you go in regions like Chile, South Africa, Argentina, New Zealand and maybe even Australia.
10/29 Savage Wines: If there were wines that were fit for a full moon, these savage and animalistic reds would be them. We’re sampling dark, inky, opaque reds that are raw and rustic with substantial weight and tannin. Yes, we know it’s Halloween time and these wines will have you howling for more.
11/12 Organic, Biodynamic and Sustainable: It’s the genre where tree huggers and marketers share in a cathartic press release promoting wines that claim to be earth friendlier than their slash and burn cousins across the wine store aisle.
11/26 Not Your Momma’s Turkey Wine: If you’re someone that gets more excited about wine pairings than Aunt Judy’s stuffing balls then you won’t want to miss this tasting where we will treat Turkey day accordingly – like the Superbowl of wine dinners.
12/03 Island Wines: If wine has the power to take you to another time and place then why not let that place be an island getaway. We’re selecting wines from sun soaked Mediterranean destinations like Sicily, Sardinia and the Greek Isles because airfare is just too darn expensive.
12/17 Holiday Prescriptions: Your Secret Santa is choosing winter weight reds and maybe some spicy whites that’ll be perfect for impressing your boss, appeasing wine-collecting father-in-law or keeping your yule log ablaze.
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