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Zagra, Rustenberg Rose', Monte Tondo Corvina, ZOE Update
|Grillo: Dry, Italian White Grape
Makes "Top 20 Under $20" by NYT Eric Asimov
If you shop @MetroWines, you know ZAGRA.
We have been fans of ZAGRA and all wines from Valle dell'Acate
and owner Gaetana Jacono Gola since we opened the store five years ago.
Our interview with Gaetana during her most recent visit to Asheville.
What Eric Asimov said about ZAGRA
"In recent years, I have seen more dry whites made from grillo, a grape once known as the backbone of sweet Marsala or for making big, blousy dry wines. This one — from various coastal vineyards in eastern Sicily — is young, fresh, floral and refreshing, with lingering earthy notes. Delightful."
(YIKES! ZAGRA sold out yesterday. Back in stock on Thrusday after
In the meantime, try another great Italian White Wine @MetroWines)
100% Petite Verdot, Stellenbosch
Hand Picked. Steel Tank Fermentation
This rosé exhibits aromas and flavors of red fruits: strawberries, cranberries
and red cherries rounded by a fresh clean palate and food friendly palate weight.
Gold Medal Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2017
Silver Medal International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017
|Corvina is the main grape in "Valpolicella"
And Monte Tondo is 100% Corvina!
Pasta and Clams? Bring it ON!
From Small Vineyards, $13.99
To create the classic Valpolicella cuvee, the noble Corvina is typically blended with other varietals such as Molinara and Rondinella. Monte Tondo’s Veneto IGT is the extraordinarily rare 100% Corvina wine crafted from vines that could wear the more recognized Valpolicella label. Transparent garnet in the glass, Monte Tondo’s Corvina is redolent of pie cherries, orange peel, potpourri, mint, and star anise. Brisk on the attack yet round and satisfying, Monte Tondo’s Corvina conveys suggestions of violets, white pepper, and ruby red grapefruit notes wrapped around a bright, vibrant core of sour cherry fruit. Bitter herbs and fine tannins join the wine’s chewy core of red fruits to make this an exceptionally versatile and table-ready red wine. Pair this over the coming two years with just about everything but shellfish, oily fish, and delicate freshwater fish preparations.
ZOE, the fabulous Greek Rose that won the