I’m excited to announce a giveaway of two tickets to an Italian winemaker dinner at one of my favorite local businesses- Sona Creamery and Wine Bar! The winner will receive 2 tickets to the exclusive event next Tuesday, April 22, a $150 value!
For a chance to win, enter in the rafflecopter widget below! The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday!
The dinner starts at 7:30 and will include a four-course tasting menu, plus dessert! The tasting menu will be specially prepared by Sona’s Executive Chef Frank Paris.
Luca Martini di Cigala, renowned San Giusto a Rentennano wine maker and proprietor, will be visiting Sona Creamery to present a selection of red wines, paired with a specifically paired with each dish.
Featured wines include:
- “La Ricolma” – Made from 100% Merlot grapes especially slected from prime vineyards and hand-picked when perfectly mature.
- “Percarlo” – Made from 100% estate grown Sangiovese grapes, especially selected buch per bunch, from the best zones of the San Giusto vineyards. It is a robust expression of the San Giusto a Rentennano terroir and a powerful, intense expression of Sangiovese. One of the elite wines of this Tuscan vintage. 98 points.
- “Chianti Classico” – The San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico is a blend of 95% sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo grapes, hand-picked when perfectly mature. It is fermented in glazed concrete and stainles steal vats for 14 days: during fermentation the skins and must are puped over and punched down a number of times to extract the maxium qualities form the grapes. After the wine has been racked, the skins are soft-pressed in a horizontal press and the juice thus obtained to be added to the wine. Aged in medium sized casks and oak Tonneaux for 10-12 months.
- “Le Baroncole” – Chianti Classico Riserva le Baroncole is made from 97% Sangiovese and 3% Canaiolo grapes. It is first processed in the same manner as the Chianti Classico and aged secondarily in French oak barriques for 16-20 months, depending on the vintage.