New native wines featured now at Windham Wines. Learn how native wines are important. Romeo del Castello, Allegracore Etna Rosso, 2016– organic $26.99 This is consistently our favorite Etna Rosso, a blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio from the northern slopes of Etna. The property is buccolic, beautiful, humbling and organically farmed. A 1981 […]
Earliest sugaring start, mud season, town meeting day– spring is knocking on the southern door of Vermont. As usual, that means lots of tasting at Windham Wines as we see new vintage whites come dribbling in and the 2017 ross begin arriving. Meanwhile, we are preparing for another 8″ of snow; it is early March after all!
Folk Machine, Pinot Noir, Central Coast, 2013–$19.99 Another wine selected as a customer favorite, from the California garagistes tasting on October 21st. Beautiful dark cherry fruit aromas are complemented by clean, woodsy smells of dried leaves and piney resin. This was one of the first of the new wave of California wines with which we […]
Castelfeder, Muller Thurgau, “Gessner,” Alto Adige, 2013–$19.99 We have written about this wine as one of last week’s “picks.” For more on Castelfeder and the Alto Adige region, we invite you to look there. Below is a picture of the beautiful Castelfeder vineyards against the backdrop of the impressive Dolomites. Muller Thurgau is German hybrid […]
We presented several wines from Castelfeder at the recent AIDS Project of Southern Vermont tasting; they were extremely well-received. The indigenous grapes of the Alto Adige region—Muller Thurgau, Kerner, Schiava, Lagrein, may not be on the tip of everyones’ tongues, but they are aromatic, flavorful wines that settle right in at the table. The Alto […]
One of the things that I so love about wine is the discovery process. There are always new wines to explore as importers extend their reach and bring more wines into the country. While this wine is “new” to me, there is little new about it. The Ruffino family that owns the estate has tended […]
Ines Giovanett, of Castelfeder Winery in Cortina, Italy, will be in town on Sunday, June 29th, for a wine dinner with Zach, Meg and crew at Peter Havens in Brattleboro. Located in the Alto Adige valley of Italy’s rocky Dolomites Mountains, Castelfeder focuses on crisp whites of the area, including Kerner, Muller Thurgau and Moscato Giallo, and […]