It has not been the easiest of weeks here at Wakefield Liquors. We want to say thank you to everyone who has reached out to us after the death of our friend, DeAnna Bates, last Saturday. We truly appreciate it and our continued prayers will go out to her family.
Today we will be featuring wines from the Castelfeder Winery in the Alto Adige region of northern Italy. Export Manager Ines Giovanett will her here to showcase her family’s wines and discuss the terrior and what makes these wines unique.
Friday, April 24, 4-7pm
Castelfeder Winery with Ines Giovanett
Castelfeder Pinot Grigio 2013 $22.99
Light green lusters run through the radiant straw-yellow colour of this wine. Its aroma is rich in fruits, the most striking of which are pears and apples. An excellent balance gives this wine strength and structure. It is dry and smooth on the palate with a pleasant, mineral aftertaste. Pinot Grigio goes well with many dishes, especially lighter foods, fried mushrooms and fresh water fish.
Castelfeder Kerner 2013 $26.99
Kerner is a grape variety developed in Germany in the early-mid 20th century as a cross between Trollinger and Riesling. Picked from select vineyards with southeastern exposure on gravel and clay soils, the grapes are fermented at low temperatures to retain fresh and aromatic characteristics. The profile is spicy and bright with good body and persistence.
Castelfeder Vernatsch/Schiava 2013 $21.99
Castelfeder’s “Breitbacher” Vernatsch is sure to become a favorite for fans of light and food friendly reds. Luscious fruits like plums and raspberries combine with floral hints on the nose and palate. The wine’s fresh and lively acidity, is balanced by a smooth, oily texture and supple tannins on the finish.
Castelfeder Lagrein 2012 $24.99
Castelfeder “Rieder” Lagrein is dry and medium bodied, with a mix of black and red cherry fruit, plum fruits with a hint of violets. It is a softly textured wine that perfectly represents Lagrein, but with the tannin influence minimized.