Micheal Reiterer of Arunda pouring in our bar TONIGHT

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Roberto Rogness
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Micheal Reiterer of Arunda pouring in our bar TONIGHT

#1 Post by Roberto Rogness » March 17th, 2011, 4:21 pm

Serious Fizz from Italy? Taste and Believe...

Michael Reiterer of Cantina Arunda di Josef Reiterer, Mölten, Alto Adige will be pouring his amazing Metodo Classico wines in our Wine Bar on Thursday, March 17th from 6:30 to 9:30pm
A cult winemaker in German speaking markets, Arunda produces less than 70, 000 BOTTLES (not cases) of absolutely classic sparkling wine using Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay, all crafted by hand according to the méthode champenoise. The vineyards and cantina are located at 1200 meters above sea level making them Europe’s highest altitude producer of bubbly. The minerals of these high Tyrollean alps shine though all of the cuvées in the glass and make the wines ultra food friendly. All of the wines spend a MINIMUM of 24 months en tirage (more than many big brand Champagnes do these days), are VERY complex in flavor and have a particularly fine and persistent mousse. We will be pouring 5 different cuvées a promotional pricing at the bar (and, if you bring a party of four or more, we'll comp you a 12 piece crostini plate). Come on by.


Tasting Flight of all five wines $24

Arunda Talento Brut, Alto Adige  $12 glass / $4 taste
This entry level bottling of 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Blanc and 20% Pinot Noir combines lush ripe golden apple and white flower notes with a firm, dry, almondy finish.


Arunda Talento Extra Brut, Alto Adige  $12 glass / $4 taste
Here the cantina manages to bring extraordinary richness of texture plus toasted bread and ripe white fruit flavors to a wine that ultimately finishes as dry as the stones in his vineyards. Got oysters? 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, 100% yummy.


Arunda Talento Extra Brut
Blanc de Blancs, Alto Adige  $14 glass / $5 taste
This 100% Chardonnay cuvée is lush, lush, lush on the palate, immediately suggesting scallops, lobster, sweetbreads or other rich dishes as a companion yet finishes bone dry and leaves you begging for more.


Arunda Talento Extra Brut
Riserva Millesimato 2006, Alto Adige  $15 glass / $6 taste
60 / 40 Chardonnay / Pinot Noir with over three years of on the lees, this is some seriously complex fizz that will stop you in your tracks and make you just SMELL it for a while. Notes of chocolate, honey, dried fruit and even Cognac waft out of your flute with accents of pineapple, grapefruit and even mango hovering overhead. It is quite full bodied on the palate and can stand up to some fairly robust foods. VERY limited.


Arunda Talento Brut Rosé Excellor, Alto Adige  $14 glass / $5 taste
100% Pinot Noir vinified with the saignée methode, this wine is very lively and spicy in the mouth, just flat out fun to drink and will be a perfect dance partner for any sort of smoked fish, turkey or pork dish as well as spicy Asian or Latin fare.
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