The Authentic Irpinia Wine Club Vol. 4 Tasting Notes

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

The Authentic Irpinia Wine Club: brought to you with Schneider's of Capitol Hill

Vol. 4


BLIND TASTING TIME!!!

If you haven’t noticed just from the bottles, this round of wine club is going to be a little different… It’s time for a blind tasting of the wines you’ve loved!! Put your knowledge of these Irpinian wines to the test and see if you can identify the wines you've loved with help from the the tasting notes below.


Here’s how it works: Carefully take the wine out of the packaging leaving the bottle wrapping intact. Check for the mark on the packaging indicating the wine should be chilled (also a great clue). Open the bottle of your choice, being careful to avoid the winery name on the cork so nothing is given away!


Pour the wines into a glass, taste, and decide which wine you think you’re drinking based on your wine knowledge and the tasting notes below. Hope you enjoy!!


This shipment includes wines from all your favorites here in Irpinia. Check out the website for more on these winemakers. Remember to let these wines sit for at least a week after arriving at your door before trying them. We know it won’t be easy, but it will be worth the wait!


ON DECK

Ever since Italy opened back up, we’ve been on the move trying new incredible wines and meeting with winemakers from around Irpinia. You’re going to love what’s on deck for the next shipment, and more than ever we’re thrilled you’ve joined the club to support these family-run wineries.


SPREAD THE WORD

We’d love your help getting the word out… share your love of these wines, and tag us @theauthenticirpinia, in your photos on Instagram and Facebook!


Have friends that want to join or try a few bottles? The Wine Store will direct you to where to buy through our partners at Schneider’s of Capitol Hill.


TASTING EVENTS

Want to host a virtual tasting event with winemakers from Irpinia? We’ve got you covered. Send an email to sarah@theauthenticirpinia.com so we can set up an exclusive tasting for you!


Now, get ready to try some incredible wines in real life. And help spread the word! Invite your friends and family to join the wine club! (Be sure to send a note to sarah@theauthenticirpinia.com if someone you know joins so we can show you some love for the referral!)


Tasting Notes

WINE A

This wine is made from grapes harvested by hand from 20 year old vines. The fermentation process was 15-20 days in steel without temperature control. They then rested 12 months in large chestnut barrels before resting in bottle 12 months. Only 1400 bottles of this wine were made. This wine evokes notes of red fruits and cherries. It has a huge flavor and structure, with a body that is very fruit forward.


WINE B

This wine is a deep red with a pale rim. You’ll note hints of super-ripe red cherry and sweet herb aromas complicated by notes of tar, boysenberry liqueur and herbs. Smooth and dense but juicy, developing an increasingly tactile backbone to the super-ripe, liqueur-like red cherry and dark fruit flavors. This will finish long and peppery in the mouth. The wine is made from vines that are 15-20 years old and it has been age about one-and-a half years in large 25-Hl oak barrels. Total aging time is 4 years before coming to market.


WINE C

In the glass, this wine has almost a green hue to the underlying straw color thanks to the highly sulphurous soil where the grapes were grown. High in acidity, minerality and sapidity, this wine is perfect with oysters, your favorite fish, or pasta with truffles. Drink this wine chilled and it can easily be aged an additional 5 years in your cellar to great results.


WINE D

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