A Taste Of Italy Mon, Sep 12, 22 A Taste Of Italy Hello to all who Imbibe! Italy has long been known for their world-renowned wines. Although some of the more notable producers retail their wines on the high-end side of the price spectrum, we have picked out four killer wines from some of our favorite wineries that will not blow the budget. Make sure you keep an eye out for any of these wines the next time you are looking to compliment a nice dinner or crack something open after work, you will not be disappointed. – Beau 2017 Branciforti Grillo: $7.99Sicily is one of the hottest wine growing regions in the world that is not getting the press it truly deserves. The island is notably known for its delicious red wines, Nero d’Avola in particular, however the area has shifted this last century towards making wonderful white wines. One varietal that has really stood out is Grillo, a fresh, fruity, and light dry white wine. Branciforti’s take on this stunning grape appears straw yellow in color with notes of citrus flowing from the glass. On the palate orange and grapefruit fill the front end followed by graceful minerality and acidity on the finish. 2017 Masciarelli Montepulciano d ’Abruzzo: $11.99This has been one of our most consistent selling wines in our store over the past few years and I could not leave a gem like this out. After a short stint in the champagne region of France, Gianni Masciarelli headed back to his home in Italy with his sights set on growing world class wines in Abruzzo. In 1981 he began producing wine and since then he has become the standard-bearer for one of the emerging regions in Italy. The 2017 vintage of the Montepulciano d ‘Abruzzo is one of his best releases yet as it shows a balance and finesse between fruit, tannins, and terroir. 2018 Nada Giuseppe Bianco: $18.99We are constantly getting new wines here in the shop and one of the wines we have recently brought in that has captivated our staff is the Bianco from Nada. It is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and two native varietals Arneis and Favorita to give it some extra character. The stunning aromatics of the wine first attract you while the textured body and steady fruit will leave you wanting more. 2016 Santadi Carignano Grotto Rosso: $15.91Carignan is on of the most unique grape varietals in all the world as it is only planted in Spain and Southern Italy. Luckily Santadi is located in the most ideal and successful region for Carignan, Carignano Del Suclis. The vines here pre-date the winery, which was founded in 1960, and the killer Phylloaxera infestation of the late 1800’s. The quality here is profoundly serious and it reflects in the wines that are produced in this area. Deeply concentrated in color with hues of dark fruits gracefully filling the nose. On the palate you will notice strong notes of licorice and red fruit from start to finish.Grab your bottles today in store or by calling us at 661-633-9463. Buy Now!