Mile High's Wine of the Week: January 18th
Casa Contini Brindisi Riserva 2013
Regular Price: $15.99
Sale Price: $7.99
Sale End: 1/21/2018
If your house is anything like ours then the holidays put a pretty good dent in your wine collection. So this week we have a fantastic Southern Italian Red blend from the good folks at Small Vineyards that is perfect for restocking the old cellar. Casa Contini’s Brindisi Riserva has been a favorite of ours for years. So when our local distributor offered us a deal on it at the end of the year we were only too happy to oblige. This delicious Red is composed mostly of Negroamaro which offers a lush, inviting palate and a wealthy of ripe fruit flavor. The nose is perfumed with hints of baking spice, underbrush, and sun baked earth. It is the kind of nose that you just never find in eight dollar anything. And that’s not all. The palate delivers gobs of candied cherry, raspberry puree, and roasted plum as well as more subdued hints of new leather, allspice, and sweet tobacco. Drinking it is so darn easy because of Negroamaro’s trademark low acidity. The wine feels smooth and indulgent as it touches each little corner of the palate. Drink it alone as a cocktail or pair it up with a homemade pizza topped with basil pesto, crumbled gorgonzola, and caramelized onions for a Saturday night treat that your guests will flip over. In any case, this wine is worth way more than $7.99. Please pass by the shop this evening and taste it for yourself. We think you’ll quickly agree that this is a great bottle of wine!
Food Pairing:Negroamaro is perfect for pairing with a wide range of foods. At our house we do a good bit of fried chicken and I think you’d be shocked at how well it pairs up with a bone-in, skin-on fried chicken thigh. A healthy dose of earthy paprika in the flour works so well with the ripe, juicy Red. And the tangy buttermilk marinade serves as an appealing counterpoint to the wine’s modest acidity. Give it a shot and I bet you’ll be on the same page with me in no time.
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This price expires 1/21/2018 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
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