This week, the Salumeria gals got a chance to sit down with one of the ntrg wine directors, Geno Tomko. Geno and his partner in crime, Sam Bogue, have hand selected many of wines for the Salumeria shelves. It was important for us all to get a chance to taste the wines, talk about them & share our knowledge with you!
So here are some of our favorites from the tasting as well as the characteristics of each:
Sorelle Bronca Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Extra Dry:
This wine is from the Veneto region of Northeast Italy. It’s super crisp, light and has hints of apples & pear. This Prosecco is moderately dry with medium body which makes for super easy drinking. Would pair well with a cheese plate. Perfect for an afternoon with friends at our outdoor tables!
2012 Vigneto Saetti Lambrusco:
This is one of my personal favorites right now! I would bring this to any party. It’s fun, interesting, a little earthy, dry. This Lambrusco is from Emilia-Romagna, Italy. It would pair well with bbq meat, pasta, mushrooms, tomatoes.
Brezza Langhe Nebbiolo:
This wine is from the Piedmont region of Italy [NW]. The Brezza is a lightly colored red wine because of the thin skin of the grape. It has fresh, floral notes with hints of cherry & rose. It has a certain lightness and femininity. If you’re going for a Pinot Noir, try the Brezza instead. I would love drinking this with a smokey, red meat!
Dolcetto d’Alba, Brovia – 2011:
This Dolcetto is also from the Piedmont region of Italy. It means “little sweet one”. This wine is fruit forward, spicy & more rich than the Nebbiolo. There are dark cherry and blackberry notes. This wine would be great for the zin drinkers out there. Chef Lyndsey recommends lamb chops, root vegetables & potatoes with this wine!
Article & photos by Asta Karalis