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Special Selections at Waterford

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Date: Thursday, May 5
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Tonight we make a tasting of wines that are particularly awesome and utterly delicious. Come and taste these wines that are “must have/must drink” wines. There’s a whole lot to love here. Come and snag some of the stellar wines the staff is drinking before they buy them up!

Jarvis Wine Dinner

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2016 at 12:37 pm

Date: Wednesday, May 4
Time: 6:30
Location: Carnivor, 718 N. Milwaukee St. 223-2200
Cost: $150
Format: Restaurant Wine Dinner, RSVP to Carnivor

Jarvis Estate is a Napa Valley winery noted for its ultra-premium, estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.  Join Carnivore and Waterford Wine Company as we welcome Jarvis to Milwaukee at this extravagant wine dinner featuring five courses of food and four of Jarvis’ top wines.  Please RSVP directly to Carnivor at the number listed above.

2013 Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo Barbaresco

In Nebbiolo on May 3, 2016 at 12:36 pm

sottimanoAndrea Sottimano ferments his grapes with not just 10 days of skin contact, not 20, not 30, but 40 days of skin contact.  The grapes are now so healthy that they deliver four times as much flavor, aroma, and complexity as those of his neighbors.  And this “Langhe Nebbiolo” reveals all that:

If a dark red cherry and a rose flower could get it on, they would produce an offspring that smells like this bottle of wine.  It is so powerfully perfumed by red fruits and red flowers that I could just smell it all day.  But it gets better.  Andrea believes the long fermentation time extracts a subtle spicy musk note, an underlayment of savory flavors centered around black truffle, and a succulence of dried black cherries dusted with sumac.  Further, a long fermentation binds tannins together, so while this thing is packed, stacked and muscular, it’s also as smooth as a premier danseur noble, with a finish that harmoniously ties together its fruit, structure and acidity into a perfectly balanced form.  That, and it will also make you see God.  Why wouldn’t you want to drink this?

I put the words “Langhe Nebbiolo” in quotes just above.  I did that because by Italian wine law, Langhe Nebbiolo is the lowest grade of Nebbiolo. But that’s not this wine.  Andrea’s Langhe Nebbiolo is from a single vineyard called Basarin.  It’s a famous place, and most producers make a “Barbaresco Basarin” for around $80 a bottle.  For years (over ten vintages now), Andrea has told me he keeps this wine in the lower legal designation because he wants to see how the vineyard develops. This makes it an extraordinary value for lovers of Barbaresco.

Please contact us for pricing and availability: 414-289-9463 or sommelier@waterfordwine.com.

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