The most recent addition to Montemaggiore's portfolio of Syrahs and Rhône-inspired wines is Syrafina. With this style of wine, a splash of Viognier (3%) lifts and enhances the aromas of the Syrah (97%). Although Syrafina was first introduced to Wine Club members, we're releasing it to the public for the first time.
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In February, Wine Club members will receive an email with the details of the Spring Wine Club Selection. The standard selection of 2011 Syrah and Syrafina will be shipped in late March unless customizations are requested (for pickup in Healdsburg, the Pickup Party is April 13). Also be sure to put our next Wine Club event, the Wine Pairing Challenge in your calendar for Saturday, February 22.
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Italian Regional Cooking Class: Puglia
Sunday, May 18
If you love authentic Italian food and would like to learn more about the cuisine of Puglia, the "breadbasket" of Italy, join the vivacious Chef Gloria DeMaria in this hands-on cooking class. The afternoon will end in a sit-down meal to enjoy the feast we prepared, accompanied by perfectly paired Montemaggiore wines. More...
Syrafina awarded 90 points
Wine Enthusiast has awarded 90 points to our 2010 Syrafina, noting "You can really taste the 3% Viognier in this estate-grown Syrah. It's like a squeeze of lime juice, giving the blackberry, blueberry and mocha flavors a zingly, mouthwatering tang."
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Featured Recipe: Braised Lamb Shanks with Syrah Risotto
With the many cold grey days ahead of us, a slow-braised lamb dish with creamy rich risotto will bring warmth and brightness. As for the wine pairing, any of Montemaggiore's reds with go beautifully. The meaty, earthy flavors are especially complemented by the Syrah or Syrafina. Something to look forward to...
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