Chiarito Vineyard, one of my favorite wineries - John Chiarito's Nero d'Avola just won a Gold Medal in the Mendocino Wine Competition this month - is having a special on these beautiful Italian wines.
These (organic but uncertified) wines are so well made that they are highly regarded in their land of origin...see previous post here.
Join the wine club to receive a 30 percent discount for 30 days following the wine club pickup in mid Sept.
This brings down the price of the Nero d'Avola from $32 to the very affordable $22.40 a bottle. Such a deal.
The wine is dry farmed, head pruned, and cover cropped and the vineyards managed and tended to by hand by first generation proprietor, grower and winemaker John Chiarito who has a dedicated and deft way with southern Italian wines and flavors, pioneering varietals Nero d'Avola and Negroamaro in the U.S.
This is the ultimate pizza wine, and great for any red Italian dishes, as well as spicy sausage, grilled meats, and I am sure you can think of any number of foods to serve it with. Just join the wine club and get a case or two in the basement. This wine may indeed become a collector's item.
See more videos of the winery here.
AND, in case you missed it, yesterday's KQED Climate Watch offered up a story on John's two pioneering varieties as the way to transition the wine industry to varieties more suited to our coming warmer climate.
Read it here.