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La Strada del Vino
June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
On Friday evening, June 16 at 7:00 pm at the Hilton Harrisburg, we will be experiencing a special event featuring nine carefully selected wines from Italy. We will be pouring four white wines and five red wines representing eight different wine appellations from seven different Italian regions (states).
Our wine road in Italy will cover Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna in the north, Tuscany in central Italy and Abruzzo, Campania, Puglia and Sicily in southern Italy.
The Wine List
Villa Sparina Gavi DOCG del Commune di Gavi 2020. Piedmont. Gavi is known as the white wine jewel of southern Piedmont. It is the showcase for the Cortese grape. This wine comes from an area that is only 30 miles north of Genoa, Christopher Columbus’ home town in Liguria. This Gavi has always been integral to the identity of Villa Sparina. It has a unique strength and exquisite freshness that is a true expression of the appellation. 100% Cortese. James Suckling 91 points.
Cantina Sanpaolo Fiano di Avellino DOCG 2020 Claudio Quarta. Campania. Most Italians believe the greatest expression of Fiano comes from the hills around Avellino east of Naples in Campania. I agree. The winery sits on top of a hill surrounded by vineyards and woods populated by wolves. This wine comes from a single vineyard. It is full of flavor and is pale straw yellow in color. It has a typical herbaceous scent that is well reflected on the palate, together with a quality of freshness. 100% Fiano.
Cantina Zaccagnini Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC 2020 Il Bianco di Ciccio. Abruzzo. When you sip this wine, you can clearly understand why Trebbiano is the most widely planted white grape in Italy. This wine is medium straw yellow in color. On the nose it is intense and fragrant with a focused bouquet mainly of white-fleshed fruit with hints of citrus and dried fruit. On the palate it displays freshness with a flavor of citrus. 100% Trebbiano d’Abruzzo.
Ottosoldi Gavi DOCG 2021. Piedmont. This wine is a bright and juicy Gavi with ripe lemon, peach and apple fruits highlighted with a whisper of herbs. Really well-textured on the palate with lifted acidity lending length on the finish. It is a dynamic and versatile white made from organically grown grapes. 100% Cortese. James Suckling 92 points.
Poggio Anima Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC 2019 Asmodeus. Sicily. This wine is dark garnet in color. It has notes of ripe plums, leather, garrigue and pepper on the nose. This Asmodeus displays ripe black cherry and a touch of candied berry on the palate. The finish consists of fruit sweetness and a licorice note with soft gripping tannins to hold it all together. 100% Nero d’Avola.
Tre Monte Romagna Sangiovese Superiore IGT Campo di Mezzo 2020. Emila-Romagna. Made with organically farmed grapes, this young red has inviting aromas of wild berries, eucalyptus and tilled earth. It is bright and easy but also delicious. It features juicy red cherry, crushed raspberry and star anise set against polished tannins and lively acidity. 100% Sangiovese di Romagna. Vinous 91 points, Wine Enthusiast 90 points.
Poggio Anima Primitivo – Salento IGT 2019 Lilith. Puglia. This wine is opaque ruby. It displays smoked meat, dried cherry, cracked pepper, and cassis on the deeply scented nose. It is medium to full-bodied with berry cobbler flavors showing a liqueur-like intensity with an anise note coming up with air. The smoke and cassis notes carry through on the finish, which also features dusty tannins. This is a wine of real intensity and concentration. 100% Primitivo.
Tenuta Degli Dei Tuscana IGT 2019 Le Redini. Tuscany. Le Redini impresses with its energy and vibrancy. Plum, mocha, gravel, spice and licorice are all beautifully delineated. With the 2019 vintage, Le Redini has an extra kick of energy that is just compelling. It’s a wine of extreme pleasure. 90% Merlot, 10% Alicante. James Suckling 94 points, Vinous 93 points
Poggio Landi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017. Tuscany. A certified-organic wine, this 2017 Brunello di Montalcino shows a graceful and delicate side with wild cherries, blue flowers and warm earthiness. The wine is silky and smooth on the palate, with hints of crushed mineral or limestone. Fresh acidity fuels a long finish. 100% Sangiovese Grosso. Wine Advocate 93 points, Wine Spectator 92 points.
This will be the ONLY PWS Italian wine event for the year. You will not want to miss this exceptional tasting. Join us for an evening enjoying some of the finest wines Italy has to offer. We will also have a selection of fine cheeses and Hilton baguettes.