2019-02-25 Wine Tasting-Tabarrini Winery

Wine Special Guest Tastings – Tabarrini Winery

Monday February 25, 2019

Reservations are highly suggested if you plan to stay for dinner. Call 410-854-7484

We are excited to welcome Giampaolo Tabarrini from the Tabarrini family winery located in the hills of Umbria. For four generations, the Tabarrini family has been nestled in the corner of Umbria outside of Montefalco. They have passionately tended their vineyards, yielding exceptional fruit for producing distinctive wines.

In the late 1990’s, Giampaolo Tabarrini put years of experience to use and decided to bottle his own wine. Giampaolo now makes some of the most highly respected wines from Central Italy. He produces the top 3 wines in the region and is called “The Rising Star of Umbria.” Tabarrini is continually well rated for his single-vineyard Sagrantino’s by Gambero Rosso, The Wine Advocate, and most recently, Wine Spectator.

We will be tasting 5 Wines

Umbria Bianco AdArmando
100% Trebbiano Spoletino
A medium to full bodied white wine with great character that is an homage to Giampaolo’s grandfather.

Rosso Umbria Il Padrone delle Vigne
Blend of sangiovese, barbera, and sagrantino grapes 
This is a red dedicated to Giampaolo’s other grandfather for all the advice and experience passed down to his grandson.

Montefalco Rosso
Mostly sangiovese grapes with slight amounts of barbera and sagrantino..
Intense ruby red with intense fruit and hints of vanilla 

Montefalco Sagrantino Campo alla Cerqua
100% Sagrantino grapes
Single vineyard with earthy aromas, black fruit cinnamon and spice.  

Montefalco Sagrantino Colle alle Macchie
100% Sagrantino grapes
Intense flavor and aroma.  Aged 36 months in French oak and then 18 months in bottle.  Only 3,000 bottles produced yearly.  
Critical Acclaim

WS95 Wine Spectator
There’s a pleasing creaminess to the intense tannins of this harmonious, full-bodied red, offering crushed cassis and black raspberry fruit that shows accents of lavender and rosemary, with licorice, espresso and loamy earth notes. An iron fist in a velvet glove, this should unfurl beautifully with age. Best from 2020 through 2035.

RP92 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2013 Montefalco Sagrantino Colle alle Macchie is perhaps the most important of Tabarrini’s single-vineyard wines. The tannic Sagrantino grape is aged in large oak casks for three years. Grapes are planted in clay soils with full southern exposures. This is a balanced and very hearty red wine that possesses striking richness and density. The wine’s firm structure has been softly tempered, thanks to the long barrel-aging period.

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