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2011 Ampeleia Kepos Super Tuscan

In Grenache, Mourvedre on August 27, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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Winemaker Elizabetta Foradori (of Granato  fame) creates a biodynamically grown wine deeply expressive of the region: long Italian sunsets drinking red wine on the lanai, the charred yet tender complexity of a beefsteak Florentina, the quiet calm of dining alfresco, with the Mediterranean air sweeping through the vineyards.  Can a glass of wine capture  all those sensations?   I believe so.  Elizabetta might argue for biodynamics, I’ll just argue for a great glass of red wine.

And that is Kepos – the winery’s blend of Mediterranean varietals from their vineyards closest to the coast.  It opens with a profusion of ripe black cherries, kirsch, touches of camphor and black tea, with a fetching high note of rose petal and cinnamon.  The palate is succulent, redolent in its Italian-ness but with a pure raspberry and blackcurrant fruit-driven energy.  The wine’s finish reminds me of its origins – near the sea, with a hint of sea spray, a tang of minerality, and the refreshment of a quick dip in the Mediterranean.  This is darn delicious wine to drink right now, and I say dive right on in.  But it will also keep for another decade.

The tradition of great Super Tuscan wines from specific vineyard sites continues to this day – with Ampelleia’s Kepos.  It was an amazing find for me, and is an even more stunning value for you – as Antonio Galloni, former review for Robert Parker notes: “Readers who can find any of these wines should not hesitate.”

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

Friday FREE Tasting: Greek Out!

In Uncategorized on August 22, 2014 at 1:11 pm

 

dionysusWe may be mere mortals, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get down with some seriously good Greek wine! Come celebrate the weekend with a divine assort of Peloppenesian delights.  We’ll also taste Italy’s superb Ravello Barolo. Special discounts tonight on featured wines. Drop by our open house tonight from 4 to 7 pm!

Amazing Riesling, Prepare to be Blown Away

In Uncategorized on August 22, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Date: Wednesday, August 27
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Location: AP Restaurant
Cost: $80 per person, price includes wines and food.
Format: Wine Dinner, RSVP required

Riesling:

Balance…of bone-crushing acidity and potential sweetness

Complexity…like a conversation with Paul Townsend about string theory

Finesse…as if Lionel Messi were shimmying through the Real Madrid defense

Longevity…suffice it to say, a sword of Valyrian steel does not last as long

Sense of Place…even Bigfoot’s footprint cannot encapsulate all the terroir that Riesling contains

This is our love affair with the world’s greatest grape expressed in full Technicolor.  Join Waterford Wine Company and AP Restaurant as we celebrate this enchanting variety.  We have always made the bold claim that Riesling is a magical wine to pair with food (sausage fest, anyone?), and now we shall back up that claim.

Come join us and revel in the drama of Riesling!