Vino Wine Shop is an amazing local treasure found on the side street of Pittsboro. The owners scour the countryside of Italy and France to find the best in wine, particularly organic, sustainable and biodynamic wine. Considering what is best for the earth is best for us, these wines are top notch in flavor! If you need an excuse to check out the selection head down TODAY- Friday, December 14, from 5-7 PM, to taste a combination of six Italian and French wines poured by two small importer/distributors, Jay Murrie of Piedmont Wine Imports and Jason Tippetts of Barrique Wine Imports.
They also sell their wines by the glass so don’t be afraid to bring family and friends in for some fun! Here is the selection at this weeks’ tasting:
- 2015 Cantina Morone Albanora, Campania, Italy $16.99: 100% single vineyard Falanghina. Hints of yellow peaches, plums, acacia flowers, toasted almonds and a delicate honey nuance on the nose and palate. Fresh, lovely white with a medium, fruity body.
- 2013 Domaine de la Gravelle ‘Gorges’ Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Loire Valley, France $22.99: This beautiful white is produced from 100% Melon de Bourgogne and is the winery’s current release! This family owned winery chooses to age this wine longer than required on the lees to create a more complex and elegant style of wine. Hints of lemon, flint, sea salt and gooseberry on the nose. On the palate, dry with medium acidity and notes of citrus, green apple, and sea salt with a pleasant mineral finish.
- 2015 Fattoria Castellina Ipogeo Rosso, Tuscany, Italy $15.99: A blend of Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, aged in stainless steel and cement vats for 12 months. Aromas of violets, spices, and ripe fruit. Good structure with a slightly tannic finish.
- 2015 Aubai Mema ‘Liverna’ Red, Pays de Gard, France $16.99: This blend of organically grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache has aromas of plums, cranberries, red currants with a hint of flowers. Beautiful uplifting fruit on the palate. Restrained power, supple tannins and lingering aromatics.
- 2016 Domaine Grand Guilhem ‘Pas Pariel,’ Fitou, France $24.99:This natural wine consists of organically grown Grenache, Carignan and Syrah. Supple, soft with finesse, this red has aromas of black fruit and leather. Fresh fruit on the nose is accompanied by sweet floral and spicy notes. On the palate, perfectly balanced with luscious fruit and nice acidity.
- 2016 Morella Salento Primitivo Negroamaro, Puglia, Italy $27.99:Made from a blend of Primitivo and Negroamaro and aged in old barrels, this wine has a bright, pretty nose of berrries and spices. Wonderful concentration of dark plum and loganberry fruit, a peppery edge, and a menthol, balsamic lift. Tannins are silky and fine, lending good structure, while the abundance of fruit and refreshing, crunchy acidity make it so drinkable.
If you can’t make it in for the tasting, you can still support your local wine shop and a great new(ish) local restaurant! The Postal Fish Company and Vino Wine Shop are coming together to for a wine social on Sunday January 20thfrom 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Why are we talking about this now? Tickets are on sale now and will sell out so grab yours now and surprise the wine and oyster lover in your life with an evening treat!
Tickets are $50 a person for all you eat raw NC oysters. There are from three local farmers. In addition you can enjoy a Raclette Bar with Alexander Kast from The Goat Lady Dairy and of course wine! 12 wines from four distributors will be available- Ian Spotz of Advintage, Joe Walluck of Haw River Wine Man, Damon Hayes of Proof Wine and Spirits and Jason Tippetts of Barrique Wine Imports. These are all selected to pair perfectly with your meal!
Hurry up and purchase your tickets HERE while you can!
If you are looking for another reason to patron the Postal Fish Company than check out this holiday themed event!