Tasting on October 12, 2018

Liquid Assets will be hosting an Italian Wine tasting on Friday October 12, 2018 between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00! Stop by and check out all these great wines!

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CarlindePaolo Piemonte Grignolino Four generations have made wines at Carlin de Paolo, with a strength and resilience that ties into the family motto: The best ingredient of a wine is the honesty of the producer. When we think of Piedmontese red wines, we almost always think of Nebbiolo and the villages that made it famous – Barolo and Barbaresco. Big, bold and only really palatable after several years in bottle. Yet there is so much more to the region than those two villages and one grape. The wines of Carlin de Paolo reflect this, particularly with their Grignolino plantings. The grape variety derives its name from the word ‘grignole’, which means ‘many pips’ in the local Piedmontese dialect of Asti. Having such a large percentage of pips, means winemakers must take extra care during pressing to ensure wines stay light and elegant. This is what Carlin de Paolo have achieved. No bitter tannins, just a delicate and perfumed red that showcases another side to Piedmont. Perfect chilled in the summer!

Piazzo Comm. Armando Moscato D’Asti The vineyards where Moscato is grown are to be found on the hills of Mango that look out from on high over the setting sun, and on the gentler slopes of San Rocco Seno d’Elvio. Vinified together they result in a delicate, fragrant wine with aromatic notes. A subtle liveliness intensifies the fragrance of the straw yellow color with golden highlights. The nose is fruity, featuring yellow peach, rose petals, honey, lime blossom and sage among the varietal’s typical aromatic notes. Sweet, fresh and engaging on the mouth, with teasing moreish acidity. At the table it is recommended above all with desserts at the end of a meal, especially with fresh and dry cakes or mini pastries.

Piazzo Comm. Armando Dolcetto D’Alba The slopes on the hills climbing up from Alba towards Treiso have always provided ideal growing conditions for the Dolcetto vine. The wine is made in keeping with the strictly traditional method in order to preserve its typical qualities. A youthful character is reflected in its bright and intense color showing ruby and purply shades, lush, fruity nose conjuring up cherry and plum, and delicate taste. The varietal’s distinctive traits are light tannins and an almondy aftertaste, giving this wine good structure and length. Dolcetto d’ Alba is one of the wines which is most associated with Piedmontese culture and daily life, and it is a versatile match for all the traditional local dishes and for aperitifs with cold cuts and cheese.

Piazzo Comm. Armando Piemonte Barbera The Piazzo Barbera del Piemonte is a D.O.C. wine made from 100% Estate grown Barbera grapes. Barbera wine is traditionally known as a basic table wine in Italy and found in pretty much every home in the Piemonte area. The Piazzo Barbera can compete with many of your more sophisticated Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignons and happens to be one of Ron Pleblisito’s (co-owner of Angelini Wine) favorites because it pairs well with so many Italian dishes.
The wine is an intense ruby red with a bouquet of rose petals. On the palate, you will taste a combination of forest fruits and blackberry jam, gently finishing with black pepper and a hint of cinnamon. Wondering what to pair it with? The Barbera pairs best with pasta and meat sauces, grilled meats and sausages.

Otto’s Constant Dream – Sauvignon Blanc Otto’s Constant Dream Sauvignon Blanc is estate grown and sustainably farmed. This crisp and tangy Sauvignon doesn’t disappoint with vibrant fruit across the palate layered with quince and lemon flavors.  Enjoy with seafood, salads, herb chicken, or as an aperitif. (from the vintner)