Cravin’ Wine hosted Sunrise Wines, Thursday July 19th. The crowd was mesmerized by Manuel (Manny) Magnani’s wonderful wine descriptions  and stories. Here is the wine lineup!

Vigne Antiche Prosecco – Veneto
Vigne Antiche Prosecco is an exquisite Prosecco produced in one of the best areas of Veneto called Col San Martino.  It is an extra dry version which has 12-17 grams of sugar added before the second fermentation which adds the bubbles. It displays bright lemon and citrus notes on the nose.  The palate is floral with hints of spring blossom and sweet pear.  Prosecco is made from the Glera grape.

Cerro dei Locchi Montecucco Rosso
Vegni e Medaglini is a family-owned wine estate located in Cinigiano, in the province of Grosseto, in the south of Tuscany.  They produce, for the most part, wine and olive oil.  This Montecucco is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, the most planted red grape in Tuscany and all of Italy, while the rest is Merlot and Syrah.  The wine ferments six months in stainless steel tanks and then six months in the bottle, before release.  This lovely wine displays a beautiful red ruby color. On the nose, the smell red fruits, in particular, cherry.  It is medium-bodied, well-balanced with tannins and acidity.  Perfect pairing with cold cuts, cheeses, pasta in red sauces, grilled or roasted red meats.

Sterparo Primitivo
This wine is an excellent example of Primitivo from Basilicata. It is entirely stainless steel fermented with a nice core of dark fruit and a smooth and appealing mid palate. The finish is long and vibrant with a touch of spices. Plan to crank up the grill, load it up with some steaks or ribs!  It would also be amazing with any pasta dish with meat sauce. There were only 10,000 bottles produced.

Teatro Latino Mesca Rosso Puglia
“Mesca” from the word in Puglia dialect “Mescka” meaning stirred or shuffled, is a blend of local grapes including Primitivo, giving it a warm strength while Cabernet Sauvignon bestows a refined elegance: a Mediterranean red with a strong character. Some of the best values in Italian wine come from this sunny, dry region and this wine certainly delivers. The warm climate and fertile soil make it easy to grow almost anything! Puglia is surrounded by water on three sides allowing cool breezes off the Mediterranean to moderate vineyard temperatures. Primitive is one of the most popular red grape varietals from Puglia. Mesca is the wine for special occasions; for dinners with friends when there is an elegant dish which cries out for a suitable accompaniment.  Elegant, complex and potent.  Mesca offers he fragrance of cinnamon, tobacco, pepper, and vanilla given by cask aging, ending with overtones of hay and sweet nuances of jam.  It is soft and warm on the palate with a persistent finish of ripe fruit and toasted balsamic notes.

Giuliana Monferrato Doc Rosso
Enjoy tasting this delicious red wine that is a blend of 45% Nebbiolo, 20% Barbera, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Freisa, and 10% Merlot! All the grapes come from the Monferrato hills in the Piemonte region of Italy.  The soil is clay and limestone, poor in organic substances. Aging takes place in 300-liter French oak casks for 18 months.  It is fruity, complex, and spicy with garnet tinges.  There are red berries, tobacco, and plum hints on the palate.  There is an excellent body with soft tannins.  Pair with wine with grilled or roasted meat, game or lamb.There are only 250 cases produced yearly!

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