Tuesday - Saturday
12 PM - 8 PM
are the November, 2011 Featured Wines for the Wines
by Jennifer Wine Club:
Guidi del Carmine" Pecorino
di Chieti IGT, Abruzzo, Italy
The Pecorino grape is a variety that was literally
brought back from the brink of extinction. Not long
ago, just a few vines were discovered in a nearly wild
state in Italy’s Marche region and identified as the
historic Pecorino grape, which was long thought to
have been extinct. Legend has it that the grape was
once a favorite snack of the sheep that were often
led through vineyards on their way to lower pastures.
In Italian, “pecora” means sheep, and pecorino cheese
is made from sheep's milk.
Pecorino produces a medium to full-bodied wine with
only moderate acidity, often showing flavors and aromas
of yellow fruits, ground white spices like ginger and
white pepper, and nuts, especially almonds and hazelnuts.
It matches perfectly with fresh cheeses, all dishes
of fish and white meats, as well as salads
Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, Spain
Bodega Los Aljibes is a family project that is devoted
to sustainability and green environmental practices.
Over 900 hectares are available for cultivation: 200
hectares of scrubland for varied animal and vegetable
ecosystems, 178 hectares of vineyards, 50 hectacres
of olives, with the remaining area dedicated to grains.
This Bordeaux-style blend is 30% old vine Cabernet
Franc, 35% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine
is aged nine months in American and French oak barrels,
plus three months in large 10hl French oak vats.
An intense bouquet of dark currants and spice leads
to full bodied flavors of black fruit, smooth vanilla,
bittersweet chocolate, saddle and spice. The perfect
balance, firm structure and ripe tannins suggest that
this wine, though drinking very well now, will age
gracefully over the next 5 - 7 years.
Whenever you choose to drink, serve it up with the
Osso Bucco recipe from our Wines by Jennifer cookbook.
by Jennifer is also proud to present our "Cellar
Club", featuring a new wine each month suitable for
long-term aging. Call the shop and ask for Jennifer for all
the details on this exciting Club, or visit our Featured
Cellar Club Wine page for details on this month's selection.