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Weekly Pairing 7/22/2014

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Feudi di San Gregorio

Feudi di San Gregorio has been at the forefront of winemaking in the southern Italian region of Campania for as long as they’ve been making wine. They have strong roots, making wines from indigenous plantings like "serpico" and "sirica", and a vision for the future with their ultra high tech winery that combines old and new schools of winemaking.

The original vines for Sirica were found growing wild in Taurasi, an area famous for its Aglianco grapes. However, upon testing, the two-century old Sirica vines were found to be a varietal of its own, consisting partly of Refosco, Teroldego and Syrah - vines that have nothing to do with Aglianco.

The word Sirica comes from the Latin word syricum, a thick red dye that was used in the time of Pliny the Elder and described in his writings. This wine is clearly from another time both in its composition and nature. It pairs perfectly with lamb; preferably large cuts such as leg or shoulder and cooked slowly over open fire. Cheese is also a great companion to this wine.

Taleggio D.O.P. (Arrigoni)

Arrigoni is a fantastic cheese producer. In our opinion they make one of the best Taleggios you can get. Taleggio is a soft ripened washed rind cheese made outside of the town of Bergamo in northern Italy. This is also the area where the aforementioned grapes Teroldego and Refosco come from. When young, the cheese is pink and sweet before ripening into a stronger cheese that smells of forest mushrooms. This pairs well with wine and fresh bread.

Some of the items below require overnight shipping (marked with *)

  Feudi di San Gregorio "Sirica" I.G.T. 2010 $69.00


  1 lb Taleggio D.O.P. (Arrigoni) $35.00*


  1/2 lb Taleggio D.O.P. (Arrigoni) $17.50*


  1/4 lb Taleggio D.O.P. (Arrigoni) $8.75*




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