When this kind of melancholy threatens, there is no better cure than a sunny glass of rose. Thank heavens for Sitka & Spruce, where you can find at least a handful of these cloud-clearing pink wines by the glass at any moment.
I have always loved the Colli di lapio Fiano d’Avellino. My first experience of this wine was at the restaurant A16 in San Francisco. I was truly struck by it’s waxy fullness, a round well-structured wine that is held up by sheer minerality and a resulting viscosity. This is the real Fiano- a white wine that speaks of volcanoes and Roman invasions and hundereds of years of pounding tides and unrelenting sunshine.
When I saw this bottle of Campi Taurasini by Colli di Lapio at the Wine House, I simply couldn’t resist. If Clelia Romano can make such magic out of her Fiano grapes, imagine what she can do with a grape like Aglianico… Continue reading