ON THURSDAY JULY 28 at 6:30 STELLINA sponsors the second event of the Summer Wine tasting series titled “UNDER THE STARS”. The tasting will be held outdoors in the Stellina Italian garden, under the grape arbor.
This tasting is titled “SOUTH OF THE BORDER BARBECUE” to emphasize its focus on extraordinary wines from the Southern Hemisphere. All of the wines chosen come from South America, Africa, Australia or New Zealand.
Some of the bottlings feature grape varieties that are well-known to US buyers, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinot Noir. Others will offer your first glimpse into the world of Bonarda, Pais and Pinotage, types whose histories go back to the time of the Conquistadors!
Naturally, we will serve antipasti worthy of such a starry assemblage, reflecting the personalities of these wines. And as always a professional will offer informed opinion and analysis during the tasting.
Cost for the wine tasting is $35 per person. Reservations are required. Call 617-924-9475 or go to our reservation page.
MIGUEL TORRES ‘DIGNA ESTELADO’ SPARKLING ROSE (CHILE)
“The Santa Digna Estelado is a wine that will set Rose bubble hounds in a swoon…has earned the designation as being Chile’s best sparkling wine in 2012.”- YYC WINE, 2013
“This is the most extraordinary wine, a very delicious, well-made fizz that is really quite delicate.” “I can thoroughly recommend this wine as a great-value fizz with far more character and refreshment than any industrial Prosecco and a refinement that many a Cava lacks” – Jancis Robinson Wine of the week 1 February 2013
” 89 POINTS!”– “The most obviously interesting thing about the Estelado Rose is that it’s the world’s first sparkling rose made 100% from the Pais grape, which is highly obscure today but played a pivotal role in the development of viticulture on this side of the ocean: in fact, it could be considered the catalyst of modern winemaking in the Americas. Pais was the first vitis vinifera (the particular species of grape to which all of the world’s top quality wine-making varietals belong) grape to arrive in Chile back in the 16th century…..This is a traditional method sparkling wine, which means that it was made in the same way as Champagne.”
“The Estelado is a gorgeous vivid salmon colour but is more layered and restrained on the nose than its potent hue would lead you to believe:It’s the same story on the palate, a delicate blend of anise, pink peppercorn, rose petals and dried strawberry, with a biscuity/yeasty note and a texture that is first creamy, then precise”– POP AND POUR WINE BLOG 2015
LAMADRID BONARDA RESERVA (ARGENTINA)
“Many of Argentina’s Bonardas offer mass appeal… Lamadrid made this [annual] report’s only outstanding version… A flashy red, displaying a vibrant core of crushed wild cherry, plum, spice and licorice notes. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and fresh aftertaste.”
Winemaker’s Notes: “This tasty Cape blend from South Africa’s premier Pinotage producer displays ripe, juicy flavors of dark berry, coffee and plum interlaced with pleasant herbal and spice notes. A distinctive smoky, tarry character makes this supple, full-bodied red the ultimate grilling/tailgate wine.”
– Winery Notes
For more than five decades Yalumba The Signature has saluted the very best of Australia’s most legendary red wine blend – Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz. Deep, complex and brooding, The Signature is a cerebral wine crafted with longevity in mind.