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Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting With Piedmont Wine Imports

January 29, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tenuta Degli Ultimi “Torbido” Glera della Marca Trevigiana IGT

Practicing Organic
Soil type: Clay with a high level of calcium carbonate
Elevation: 191 Meters, west-facing in the Collalto hills in the northern part of Treviso province
Grapes: 100% Glera
Method of fermentation: Fermented on yeasts in ceramic capsule

Oltretorrente Cortese Colli Tortonesi DOC

Organic: certified
Soil type: Limestone, Clay
Elevation: 300 meters
Grapes: Cortese
Method of fermentation: Whole grape clusters put in the pneumatic press, fermentation in temperature controlled tanks. 8 months aged in steel tanks, 3 months in bottle before release. No malo.
Bottles made: 2,500

Green apple with really pronounced minerality, this wine is snappy, bright but not thin. It’s a really “complete” wine akin to top-tier Chablis in style. Many types of fish are appropriate with this one: I had it with a rare tuna steak recently, milder white-fleshed fish like Dover sole in traditional French preparations works well, too.

Oltretorrente Barbera
100% Barbera, harvested from 2 parcels (Gatti and Battorella) amounting to one hectare, planted between 1920 and 1960 on calcareous clay with southern exposure. There are even some bush vines here, rarely seen in Piedmont. Harvested between September 27th and 29th at low yields of 4,500 kg/ha (about 26 hl/ha). The grapes are destemmed and are fermented sponateously in concrete tanks. Maceration for the 2018 vintage lasted a full 60 days. The wine was aged for 18 months in used barriques of 225 and 300L. Bottled with a wide filtration and bottled aged for an additional six months before release in January 2019. 3,500 bottles made.
Morella Salento Primitivo Malbec
Varieties Primitivo 85% Malbek 15%
Colour Ruby red
Nose Ripe cherry with minty and spicy notes
Palate Round cherry and plum characters with spicy elegant tannin finish
Winemaking Notes:Hand harvested into small boxes. Fermentation in small open vats, with hand plunging Traditional basket soft pressing. Matured in french barriques for 10 months. Futher matured in bottle for aminimum of 8 months



Our Wine Wednesdays, include one *free sample from each of our hand selected fine wine features (up to four wines). New wines are chosen each week.

*tasting free with purchase of $10 or more per guest