Cantine Talamonti, an Abruzzo Gem A Virtual Wine Tasting Presented by Marcus Hanson
When: This Friday, June 5, 6 pm
How: You rsvp via this email and we’ll send you class link midweek of event.
Cost: $34 (plus tax) includes the 3 wines listed below and your spot for the class.
What: Stop in to purchase the 3 wines starting today!
The reality of Talamonti has its roots in the Abruzzo region, in a scenario with an authentic and unspoiled nature. The vineyards benefit from the uniqueness of a terroir and the privilege of a singular microclimate.
Abruzzo is a mountainous region located in central Italy, on the east side, bordering the Adriatic Sea. It is authentic Italy that has yet to be influenced by tourism. One-third of the region is covered in national parks, and the region is known for its natural, unspoiled landscapes and truffles.
I Lauri Tavo Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGP, ’18 The celebrated Pinot Grigio varietal has been known since the Middle Ages in the Burgundy region and derives from a bud mutation of Pinot Noir. In partnership with our winemaker we supervise an exquisite parcel in the Northeastern region of Veneto, home to Italy’s most popular white wine. The name stems from one of our area’s most important rivers, born at almost 2.000 meters at the foot of the Gran Sasso. Following fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel the wine rests for 2 months before bottling. Its silk-like texture is smooth and extremely elegant with delicate tones of melon, orange blossom and mango. On the palate, refreshing ripe apple and peach notes end with a gentle acidity. A round, lightly floral wine with a fullness and spice that brings lots of appeal.
I Lauri Salto Sangiovese Terre di Chieti, ‘18 Select vineyards on the Southern coast of Abruzzo with stony and calcareous soil are carefully managed to produce this classic wine. Following its temperature controlled vinification in stainless steel, the wine is aged for three months in large Slovenian oak barrels and ends its cycle with a short bottle rest. This vibrant red from Abruzzo displays a violet color and an intense bouquet of ripe red fruit, finely framed with spices. Ideal with cured meats, poultry and hearty stews.
Moda’ Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, ’18 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Ruby red with garnet reflections, the bouquet is fruity and persistent, reminiscent of red fruits, marasca cherries, and plums with vanilla nuances. A full-bodied Montepulciano with good balance and firm tannins that is reasonably priced, flavorful, long on the palate, immediately appealing and versatile.
Ant Moore Wines, New Zealand Character & Balance A Virtual Wine Tasting Presented by Marcus Hanson
When: Next Friday, June 12, 6 pm Cost: $43 (plus tax) includes three bottles listed below and your spot for the class. How: rsvp via this email and we’ll send you class link midweek of event. What: Stop in to purchase the 3 Ant Moore wines early next week.
“As an Aussie, I moved to New Zealand in 2002 and have since undertaken every adventure required to make wine. I've developed a number of bareblocks into vineyards, bought a winery and built it up, created a number of successful wine brands. With the benefit of hard-earned experience, we now have my signature wine "ant moore”.
I am hands on with every aspect of the production, from managing my vines, harvesting the fruit, to processing the wine. I'm not afraid to try new and different approaches and to push the boundaries.” Ant Moore
Ant Moore Estate Sauvignon Blanc, ’19 Pale yellow in color, with delightful aromas of dried herbs, citrus, jalapeno, crushed nettle and tomato leaf. One the palate, the wine is full bodied and has lovely textural mouthfeel with a touch of fruit sweetness balanced by salivating acidity that provides length, focus and clarity to the finish. Marlborough, NZ
Ant Moore Estate Rosé, ’18 Racing away as this producer's strongest wine, this peach-hued drop comes with a delicate, attractive nose of cherries, peaches, strawberry leaf and blossoms. The palate is dry with crunchy fruit and a herbal leafy undertone. The finish is long and tangy. Marlborough, NZ
Ant Moore Pinot Noir Estate Marlborough, ’18 Pale garnet with bright red hues.Lifted red cherry notes spring from the glass and are accompanied by subtle earthiness and sweet red berry influence with just a touch of spice. Supple fruit greats the palate, followed up with a dry, fine tannin structure through to the finish that is underpinned with delightful fruit sweetness. Marlborough, NZ
Wine Republic’s Coronavirus Policies and Delivery Service We are open and want you to know safety is of the utmost importance to us for you and your families! Outlined below are a few policies and hour changes and will update accordingly and put on our website and facebook.
We’re here for you to pick up wine club and to make purchases. We now emphasize our delivery service in order to ease the social distancing we are experiencing. We’ll deliver a wine order, see below, and any wine currently on the shelves. We will also honor any special order wine and spirits. Members receive case discounts: 20% off solid case (12 of the same) or 15% off mix & match anything in the store.
Below are steps we implemented to keep you safe during these unknown times. RJ and I thank you all for your support and may you and your family be healthy and well! We appreciate your understanding and will continue to update as things change. * We wipe all door handles (main entrance, our entrance and bathroom) plus counter and tasting bar regularly with disinfecting wipes.
* Air filters in air conditioner were replaced and will be as needed.
* We will deliver any order of 6+ bottles up to a 10-mile radius. 6-11 bottles, $10 delivery charge. A case of 12+, free delivery.
* We will start closing an hour earlier everyday until March 31 or further notice. Hours are: Monday – Friday, 10 am-3 pm and 5-7 pm. Saturdays, 10 am – 6 pm. Closed on Sundays
* Tastings and classes (and member-only party) are postponed until further notice.