For those of you who read my post on Barone Ricasoli; you know I fell in love. If you’re interested in getting a taste of Tuscany; this is an event you should reserve for.
On Monday, October 3rd at Zio you can meet one of Tuscany’s true wine legends: Barone Francesco Ricasoli He assumed control of the family firm in 1993 and has built it into one of the leading wine estates of the area (and Italy).
He wanted to know Sangiovese’s best clones, the best soil suited for that specific clone, and the best wood for that clone to age. Terroir plays the most important role. Francesco re-identified all the soil types, elevation, sun exposure and micro-climates of each of his vineyards and created a special bottling of each wine – this is the “Cru Project” Three of the wines involved in the project are Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG, Casalferro IGT and Colledila Chianti Classico DOCG.
Taste these outstanding wines paired with Zio’s delicious food and guided by one of Italy’s most important winemakers. Served will be each of his three Crus from both the 2007 and 2008 vintages, plus an older vertical of Castello di Brolio 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2006.
The event will take place on October 3, 2011 at 7pm. The event costs $195 (and it is completely worth it). Call David Hamburger at 212.875.0222, Monday – Friday, to reserve. You can also register online at www.winewkshop.com.
Zio is located at 17 W. 19th St. (bet. 5th and 6th Avenues.) Manhattan, NY 10011