New Arrivals from Italy!
Thu Aug 15 & Fri Aug 16
4:30 pm - 7:00pm
Pasadena Wine Bar
1785 E. Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
La Staffa, situated in the zone of the Verdicchio dei Castelli de Jesi, is an organic winery which produces hand-crafted wines savouring strongly of the local land. On the rolling hills of Staffolo (Ancona), in the north of the Marche region, Riccardo Baldi tends twelve hectares of predominately Verdicchio vineyards with passion and absolute dedication.
Since 1856 the Ettore Germano estate is situated in Cerretta, one of the largest "cru" vineyards in Serralunga d'Alba. This southeast and southwest-facing hillside is where four generations of the Germano family have cultivated Barbera d'Alba, Dolcetto d'Alba, and Nebbiolo for Barolo, along with experimental plantings of Chardonnay and Merlot in the famous Prapo, Lazzarito, and Cerretta vineyards.
Join us in Pasadena as we taste through some new arrivals from Italy.
La Staffa Mai Sentito
Made with the Verdicchio grape with a small addition of Trebbiano grapes, is the ‘Mai Sentito,’ or ‘Never before tasted/heard of.’ A spumante wine fermented with its own yeast in the ancient way. It is distinguished by a great fruity crispness, underpinned by the characteristic flavor of the winery’s wines. A fresh and convivial wine, it expresses the striking features of the region.
Ettore Germano Rosanno Brut Rosé
Sparkling Rosé Nebbiolo…doesn’t get more fun than this. Roses and violet driven aromatics on the nose with yeast notes of toasted bread and a slight hazelnut accent.
La Staffa Rinrocca
More complex and symbolic of the evolutionary potential of the wine of Staffolo is the Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG Classico ‘Rincrocca’. It is born out of a rigorous selection of grapes from a vine planted in 1972. Fermentation takes place in casks of cement.
Ettore Germano Serralunga d'Alba Barolo
Classic in all senses of Barolo. Red fruit, spice, leather, forest floor, round and full tannins.
Ettore Germano Cerretta Barolo
A great example of Cru Barolo in Serralunga. Cerretta offers chocolate and mint notes while maintaining deep red fruits and tobacco.
Ettore Germano Langhe Nebbiolo Vigna Rionda
This noteworthy Barolo has a beautiful nose of fresh fruit, cherry, and plum followed with flowers and classic violet and rose petals. Rich on the palate with splendid structure and good balance of minerality, acidity and tannins.
Ettore Germano Lazzarito Riserva 2012
Leather, menthol, supple and lifted with white pepper and dried rose hips. Very serious Barolo made to age and supported by extended time in oak and bottle.