IWM Host: Will Di Nunzio, President
Campania, Abruzzo, Sicilia, and Puglia--the South of Italy doesn't get as much notice as Italy's North, especially when it comes to winemaking. However overshadowed by their showy northern neighbors, Italy's southern regions are where Italian winemaking began, and they're the sites of undiscovered gems. Join us as we explore the history, traditions, producers, grapes and styles of Italy's southern winemaking regions. We'll pour wines from makers like Raffaele Palma, whose estate sits on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, and made from grapes like Aglianico, an indigenous varietal rescued from extinction. Whites, reds and rosés all hail from Italy's South, where you can find surprisingly affordable bottles that are as finessed, age-worthy and delicious as those from the North. Accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, this tasting gives you a tour of wines off the beaten path, where things are wild and thrilling.
Mastroberardino Irpinia Rosato Lacrimarosa 2016
Graci Etna Rosato 2016
Mille Una Majara Primitivo 2013
Tormaresca Bocca di Lupo Castel del Monte 2011
COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2014
Palari Faro 2009
Galardi Terra di Lavoro 2011
Silvia Imparato Montevetrano 2009
Per Linda Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014
Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1994
*Wine list may be subject to change.