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WINE WEDNESDAY-GIRASOLE IMPORTS TASTING

  • Enoteca la Storia San Jose 320 West Saint John Street San Jose, CA USA (map)
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WINE WEDNESDAY-GIRASOLE TASTING (San Jose)
from 5.00

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:30 - 8:30pm

Join our partners in Italian wine, Girasole Imports, for a walk through Manduria, Puglia, home of Primitivo di Maduria. Primitivo di Manduria is a heavy, rich red wine, an effect of the warm growing conditions in Southern Italy's Apulia region. It is made from the locally grown Primitivo grape (also known as Zinfandel)

The quality of Primitivo wine has been recognized in Italy for centuries. It was once mainly used for blending by more commercially successful wineries in Northern Italy. They relied on it to give their wines depth.

The Primitivo grape variety was discovered to be genetically similar to California's Zinfandel. It has its roots in the oldest of wine traditions. Primitivo di Manduria DOC is made from 100% Primitivo grapes (unlike other Primitivo wines, like Gioia del Colle Primitivo, which are blends). Wines made from Primitivo have notes of plum and spice, like Zinfandel, but because of different growing soils and climate, the fruit character is less jammy, the structure more akin to old world wines, with rustic notes of earth and spice, as well as tamed fruit flavors

Paula & Marc of Girasole Imports will be pouring CP Vini Produttori di Maduria’s wines at this special tasting. These wines are perfect for upcoming fall menus.

Casual, walk-up tasting.  

Full pour list to follow
Wines available at special retail pricing the night of the event.

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