PIEMONTE GAJA BAROLO & BARBERESCO - 15th October
Angelo Gaja (Metal Dragon) is a restless genius to whom, despite the barriques and the computerized stainless steel, the unremitting dynamism and experimentalism, not even the most traditionalist Barolista would deny the distinction of Numero Uno in Alba. Barberesco specialist, his cru Sori San Lorenzo is definitive.
VERONA TOMMASI AMARONE VALPOICELLA - 22nd October
Many years when I was studying wine I was reading American writer Robert Parkers first edition and he described most Valpolicella wines as "insipid industrial garbage" and I agreed with that. Now the wines are among some of the finest in the World and Tommasi's Rafael Valpolicella Classico is as good as it gets, grown on the hilltop of Grola where vineyards deliver pure excellence.
TUSCANY CASTIGLION BRUNELLO del MONTALCINO - 1st October
One of italy's most prestigious wines, made from the Brunello, a localized clone of the Sangiovese. The wines are thick with harsh tannins that they must be left for at least 20 years. But many Brunello wines are macerated far too long leaving the tannins uncapable of softening. Castiglion makes wines that require 10 years maturation but are packed with fruit that will develop into layers of rich, complex, smoky-spicy, plummy-fruit flavours.
TICKETS ARE £30 EACH
includes cheese and charcuterie platters to share
Please do not be late as we commence on time 7:30pm