“A Taste of Verona"
Meet Special Guest Kevin Wenck the owner of wUst Fine Wine Imports, an exclusive importer.
Almadi (Verona) Garganega Veronese 2017
glass $10 / bottle $32; retail to go $17
The mineral rich soils around Lake Garda result in this being a very enjoyable and refreshing Garganega. Aromas of white flowers and Meyer lemon evolve into flavors of peaches and green apples. The wine's medium mouthfeel feels smooth and satiny across the palate along with a crisp and refreshing finish.
Although perfect as an aperitif, there are also many food pairings which include crab, scallops, lobster bisque, pasta alfredo, fresh anchovies, roast chicken, veal and pork cutlets, Thai food, yellow curries, vegetable stir frys, Chinese chicken salad, eggplant, and hors d'oeuvres.
Almadi (Verona) Corvina Veronese 2016
glass $12 / bottle $38; retail to go $19
This is a delightful Corvina with very striking fresh fruit flavors. Aromas of plums, cherries, and violets introduce the wine before progressing to flavors of cherries, mild raspberries, and hints of chocolate. The wine's medium mouthfeel has an even more elegant feeling as it is very smooth, silky, and perfectly balanced across the palate.
Although just delightful and refreshing to sip on, there are many food pairings which would include veal, grilled chicken, beef stew, Asian beef and pork dishes, both creamy and spicy curries, charcuterie, sausages, pate, pizza, a wide variety of salads, quiche, sautéed mushrooms, and a wide variety of cheeses including fontina, provolone, and gorgonzola.
Almadi (Verona) Valpolicella Ripasso 2016
glass $15 / bottle $47; retail to go $25
Aromas of plums and old roses evolve into flavors of dark cherries, pomegranate, blackberries, rhubarb, and cranberry. There is a very pleasant medium to full mouthfeel that is balanced across the palate along with interesting accents from the wine's rich and sweet tannins. Although drinking beautifully now, aging potential is probably six to eight years.
Food pairings are quite versatile and would include veal, grilled chicken, New York Steak, Filet Mignon, leg of Lamb, pork shoulder, sausages, rich pasta sauces, and grilled vegetables.
Almadi (Verona) Amarone 2014
glass $25 / bottle $76; retail to go $49
You are introduced to enticing aromas of rich old roses, hibiscus, and dark cherries. The aromatic profile produces interesting flavor perceptions of enjoying a refreshing mix of fresh flowers in place of more prominent "fruit" flavors but there are also interesting hints of blueberry, blackberry, and vanilla.
The refreshing mix of subtle flavors is then perfectly complemented by sweet and perfectly balanced tannins along with some interesting port like hints. This is also perfectly balanced across the palate along with a rich and full-bodied mouthfeel and a memorable finish. The overall combination of all these elements is a very sophisticated wine that would be delightful for just sipping or with the food pairings described below. The impressive structure of this wine will also allow it to age well for at least ten to 12 years. The quality of this wine was also recognized by receiving a Gold Medal (top 2% rating) in the prestigious annual Verona International Wine Competition.
Food pairings would include Filet Mignon, New York Steak, Roast Beet, short ribs, Lamb Chops, leg of Lamb, Duck, Venison, Elk, Veal Chops, beef stew, sausages, charcuterie, rich pasta sauces, lasagna, and a delightful accompaniment to chocolate desserts.
Tasting Fee $18.00
Join us for a flight of new wines from Italy from wUst Fine Wine Imports
"wines U should try!"
Meet Special Guest Kevin Wenck the owner of wUst Fine Wine Imports, an exclusive importer. . He is very knowledgeable of the wines and regions he imports from. During the tasting he will explain the terroir and nuances that make each wine so unique and interesting.
All of the wines are:
=> "Food friendly" (not like those "fruit bombs" liked by "prestigious" critics which overwhelm the taste of food!).
=> Wines will be interesting and different - a nice switch from yet another bottle of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir.
=> Wines have been personally selected be Kevin during his visits to wine producers throughout Europe.
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