Transition into the fall with Alto Adige - Südtirol wines. Perfect for cool weather sipping. Alto Adige - Südtirol is one of Italy’s smallest wine region with 13,300 total vineyard acres. Despite its small size 98% of the wines are DOC/DOP quality, the most in Italy, and it has the highest percentage of “Three Glass” distinctions from the prestigious Italian wine guide Gambero Rosso, in relation to total vineyard area. Follow along my instastories to learn more.
Alto Adige - Südtirol was formerly part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, the region became a part of Italy after World War I; today it is an autonomous region, which helps preserve its distinct culture and linguistic background. Both Italian and German are spoken in the region and over two thirds of the population are native German speakers.
Lagrein is an indigenous grape to this region. Its origins are deeply rooted in Bolzano, and it has recently experienced a genuine renaissance. Lagrein is impressive with its aromas of berries, fresh cherries, and violets. On the palate, it demonstrates a velvety body and soft acidity. After aging in small oak casks, tones of spice lend the top selections additional charm and character.
Grab your bottles of Alto Adige - Südtirol Lagrein for this fall season and explore a fun and exciting wine region. Cheers.🍷🍷🍷
A Taste of Napoli, paired with the birthday celebration of Sofia Loren.
Opening with a Sofia Loren inspired cocktail followed by 2017 Ros'aura.
Marinated raw wild sea bass, lemon, capers, pine nuts, fennel paired with 2017 Pompeiano Banco Frizzante.
Hand cut herb noodles, savory clams, zucchini paired with 2016 Falanghina Sannio.
Paccheri with slow simmered Neapolitan ragu paired with 2016 Rubrato Aglianico.
Slow braised lamb, whisked egg, cheese, lemon sauce and fresh artichoke paired with 2012 Taurasi Aglianico.
Lemon and almond cake with housemate honeyed ricotta paired with Moscato 47 Anno Domini.
Ended the evening with great conversation paired with fantastic people.
New Blog Post:
How Wine is Made: From Grapes to Glass
A picture guide of how wine is made, from picking grapes to bottling wine.
Depending on the grape, the region and the kind of wine that a winemaker wishes to produce, the exact steps in the harvesting process will vary in time, technique and technology. But for the most part, every wine harvest includes these basic vine-to-wine steps:
1. Pick the grapes
2. Crush the grapes
3. Ferment the grapes into wine
4. Age the wine
5. Bottle the wine
Visit our website, link in bio to read more about the wine making process..
Celebrate your evening with a glass of vino. Cabernet, Pinot Grigio, Merlot and other Italian fine wines and prosecco. Tuesday is Ladies night! Enjoy great food and complimentary glasses from our selection of Italian wines!
My evening with the wine that opened my eyes to Italian culture. @masiwines, a maker of Amarone, has delivered quality wines over the years enabling a lot of friendship strengthening and gained recognition for Italian wines. Keep up the good work, and keep bringing smiles to people’s faces.
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Che vino abbiniamo alla carne cruda di manzo, ad esempio ad una fantastica tartare battuta al coltello?
è un dibattito ancora assolutamente aperto, c'è chi proprio non riesce a rinunciare al binomio carne e vino rosso. Oggi però ci sono vini bianchi abbastanza strutturati da reggere tranquillamente questo abbinamento e, anzi, forse adattarsi ancora meglio dei rossi!
Voi che dite, Cosa abbiniamo?
Bianco o rosso diteci qual'è il vino più adatto o semplicemente quello che voi preferite!
What wine should we drink with raw beef meat, for example with a fantastic beef tartare?
It is a debate that is still absolutely open, there are those who just can not give up the combination of meat and red wine. Today, however, there are white wines fairly structured to easily withstand this combination.
What do we match?
White or red, tell us what is the most suitable wine and/or what you prefer!
Happy #winewednesday ! So, I have to talk about the Barbaresco I had in Rome. It was super funky on the nose. I turned it away the first time. But upon tasting it a second time, the flavors were deep and bountiful. Cherries, cranberry, hibiscus, with some spices on the back end. Just goes to show you that you can’t judge a wine by how it smells!
What Barbaresco’s have you tried? Leave me some recommendations in the comments below!!!
Dreaming about a tropical holiday and sipping your favourite wine? 🤩🏝
Marai de Marai by Foss Marai can "take" you there with its fruity aromas...
🇭🇲 Available in Australia exclusively at italianwineconnection.com.au in the *Sparkling* section 🍾