Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Grapes Grow and Lava Flows at Passopisciaro Tasting at Walt Churchill’s Market In Maumee

If you are itching to sample very rare, high altitude wine from the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna in Italy, plan on attending the Passopisciaro winery tasting at Walt Churchill’s Market Maumee location on Wednesday, April 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

This tasting is $70 per person and limited to only 10 people. During the special tasting, wine from four vineyards will be sampled. The Four Crus are Chiappemacine, Porcaria, Rampante, and Sciaranuova. Each is from a lava flow with distinctly different minerals, grain size, and altitudes.

The grapes are Nerello Mascalese from Sicily. The 80-year-old vines are from the highest elevated red wine vineyards in Europe. These wines are nearly impossible to come by – made in microscopic quantities.

On the tasting menu are:
o Passopisciaro 2008 Contrada Chiappemacine
o Passopisciaro 2008 Contrada Porcaria
o Passopisciaro 2008 Contrada Rampante
o Passopisciaro 2008 Contrada Sciaranuova

This is an opportunity to taste these incredibly rare and beautiful wines in one sitting. Information will be available on the winemaker, the grape, the region, and each specific vineyard site.

To purchase tickets, call Austin Beeman at (419) 794-4000 or contact him by email austin.beeman@waltchurchillsmarket.com.
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