A Little Wine TherapyCiao Amichi,
Last week I made a quick pit stop in a cute little wine boutique in Nolita called Wine Therapy (which is always welcome) before heading to my good friend’s birthday party. Wine Thearpy run by Trisha and her busines partner features off the beaten path, small producer, and “organic” wines. Wine Consultant Spencer Harrington was there featuring a 3 distinct wines for their Saturday tasting; a French Gamay based Marcel Lapierre 2010 Raisins Gaulois, a 2010 Thymiopoulos Naoussa that’s almost impossible to find online, and my surprising favorite of the bunch a 2010 Domaine Maestracci Vin de Corse Calvi E Prove Blanc
Name: Calvi E Prove Blanc
Producer: Domaine Maestracci
Region: Vin De Corse
Where Purchased: Wine Therapy
Recommendations: .2010 Domaine Maestracci’s Calvi E Prove Blanc was my first array into the Vine De Crose region – a sliver of an island located 55 miles west of Italy and although shares much of it’s wine making practices culturally with Italy, is regionally France. Vermentino is the primary grape in Calvi E Prove Blanc. Vermentino is a late-harvest ripening grape so it wouldn’t be wrong to expect a sweeter wine. Domaine Maestracci’s Calvi E Prove Blanc has a citrus nose scrambled in with a little yeast, and a lemon and green apple palate. Complimentary acidity and overrall refreshing. An excellent asperitif.