The Epic Wine Abbondanza
In lieu of our typical regionally themed Abbondanzas, we thought we would change things up and go for a no holds barred, Best In Class tasting of our favorite wines from around the globe. Amarone, Sagrantino, Burgundy, Barolo, Rhone, Aged Riesling, Cult California, Rioja and so much more. 13 epic (seriously, no hyperbole) wines will be poured.
DATE: TONIGHT, Thursday, February 17th
TIME: 5pm to 7pm
Mix & Match
10% off 3+ bottles
20% off 6+ bottles
(unless NET price indicated)
Here’s the lineup…
1989 Weingut Josef Longen Riesling Spatlese Thornicher Ritsch Spatlese, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany: Some people question whether or not white wine can age, well this proves that the best of them can beyond any doubt!
2008 Peter Michael “Ma Belle-Fille” Chardonnay, Sonoma County, California: A wine so epic that Peter Michael was actually knighted for his tremendous accomplishments. Purely decadent, purely epic.
2008 Coenobium Rusticum, Lazio, Italy: One of three wines from the Bea family this evening. No Epic tasting at The Wine Bottega would be complete without an orange wine- here is your chance to taste a piece of history.
2008 Dom. J. Chamonard Morgon, Beaujolais, France: Jean-Claude Chanudet worked hand in hand with master Marcel Lapierre before his unfortunate passing in 2010. This will change your mind forever about “Beaujolais”.
2007 Philippe Pacalet Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy, France: The world over Pacalet’s wines are extremely sought after. From Paris to Tokyo, he is THE man for biodynamic Burgundy. Uber-limited.
2006 Clos Rougeard Saumur Champigny, Loire Valley, France: Cabernet Franc reaches its heights in Saumur Champigny and no producer is more well regarded and respected there than Clos Rougeard. This is another winery from which we only get a miniscule allocation. Get it while you can!
2005 Ch. De Fonsalette (Ch. Rayas) Cotes du Rhone, Rhone Valley, France: While Chateau Rayas is considered the be all end all of Chateauneuf du Pape, it tends to be beyond the reach of the pockets of us mere mortals. Fortunately, their Cotes du Rhone lets you get a taste of the ever after without the cost of immortality.
2001 Senorio de Pecina Rioja Reserva, Rioja, Spain: A shockingly reasonable Reserva from one of the greatest vintages in the history of Rioja, and an outstanding, traditional producer as well!
2005 Roagna Barolo Vigna Rionda, Piedmont, Italy: Luca Roagna’s humble, honest approach to making wine in Barolo is always like a breath of fresh air, and his are the wines of future legend.
2006 Bea San Valentino Rosso Umbria, Montefalco, Umbria, Italy: What would this tasting be without Bea? Indeed, where would we all be with out Bea? This is just a taste of the magic that is…
2005 Bea Pagliaro Montefalco Sagrantino Secco, Umbria, Italy: The flagship wine of what might be considered the Bottega’s flagship winery. Time after time, it never fails to amaze all who taste this transcendant wine.
2004 Le Ragose Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy: The wine that started it all! Our first Abbondanza was in honor of Amarone, so we’ve chosen one of our favorites to include in tonight’s revelry.
NV Cocchi Barolo Chinato, Piedmont, Italy: One of the last echoes of the all-but-lost tradition of medicinal wine, Barolo Chinato is an elixir of Barolo wine infused with quinine and other botanicals. A bittersweet finale.