Tasting notes, August 5, 2023; Everyday Italian

                 Everyday Italian

2022 Santa Maria Palma Aragosta
$15.99 / Case Price $12.80
Sardinia / Italy
100% Vermentino
Sprightly and delightfully alive, this coastal Vermentino offers ideal refreshment. Serve as an aperitif or with your shellfish of choice…the label suggests you should.
2021 Brigaldara Soave
On Sale for $15.99
Soave  / Veneto / Italy
100% Garganega
Deceptively complex, Brigaldara’s Soave offers a change of pace from Pinot Grigio. This Soave was settled in steel tanks for 6 months prior to bottling.
2021 Barberani Castagnolo
On Sale for $17.99
Orvieto / Umbria/ Italy
Primarily Grechetto, with Trebbiano
Sourced from 40 acres of 30-year-old vines in the heart of the Orvieto Classico DOC, Castagnolo is a medium weight, almond-inflected white which pairs beautifully with firm cheese.
2022 Fraghe Rodon
$16.99 / Case Price $13.60
Bardolino / Veneto / Italy
Primarily Corvina with Rondinella
Aged on the fine lees for about 6 months, the Rodon features a strawberry influenced nose and palate. Juicy and nicely acidic, this is a ideal partner for any salmon dish.
2020 Brigaldara Valpolicella 
On Sale for $15.99
Valpolicella / Veneto / Italy
55% Corvina, 25% Corvione, 20% Rondinella
Produced from the hand harvested fruit of 40–50-year-old vines, Brigaladara’s Valpolicella demonstrates fresh red currant aromas and flavors. A pleasant bitter note makes the next glass all too easy.
2020 Icardi Tabaren
On Sale for $15.99
Asti / Langhe / Italy
100% Barbera
A firm, structured Barbera with plenty of grip and spice, the Icardi Barbera is bottled without fining or filtration. Texture is the draw here, as the chunky nature of Barbera is emphasized in this bottling.