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Pra Wines (Italy) Wine Tasting

Hello we are proud to announce a tasting with Pra wines out of the Veneto

For those of you who already know and love the wines, I will post the wines and prices here.

Some quick bullet points about why I love these wines;

  • They converted to organic farming. Virtually unheard of in Soave.

  • The "Otto" Soave is just one of the best deals in Italian white wines.

  • The Monte Grande Soave ages forever.

  • The reds- planted much more on limestone soil, they have much more tension than what you are expecting from wines with the words ripasso or Amarone on the label.

  • For a lover of Beaujolais and Italian wines, the Valpolicella has long been a favorite pizza wine for me.

Prices

  • Soave Otto 2018 $20

  • Soave Staforte 2017 $25

    Valpolicella 2018 $25

  • Valpolicella Ripasso 2017 $35

  • Amarone della Valpolicella 2013 $75

  1. 2018 Soave "Otto" - Named after Graziano Pra's dog. Youngest vines are 30 years, the oldest are 65. Aged on lees in tank for 6 months, giving it some weight while still being about energy and freshness.

  2. 2017 Soave Staforte - This is a vineyard selection of the higher altitude vineyards. Aged on lees, and with more stirring, for a little longer, but also with a year of bottle age before release.

  3. 2018 Valpolicella - As I mentioned, planted on higher elevation sites with active limestone. This is a crunchy, bright featuring the classic blend of grapes. The grapes are left to dry for a few weeks, fermented in stainless, then aged in very large botti.

  4. 2017 Valpolicella Ripasso - Classically made. A blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, and Oseleta. Fermentation is the usual, then it is refermented on the skins left over from Amarone. It is still a mineral driven wine with verve, but it picks up some of that dried fruit and floral character, while remaining much lower in alcohol than Amarone.

  5. 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella - Traditional blend, and the grapes are air-dried for 2 months, then they ferment, with total maceration time of 2 weeks. After two years in barrique and tonneau, it is blended and aged in large botti. It is in every way what I call a post modern Amarone. Classically made and with classic flavors, but also having freshness.

$10 per person for the tasting. If you buy a bottle from the event that fee is then waived. Cheers!

Earlier Event: October 21
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Later Event: October 28
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