Italian Wines Pour ‘Charming Taste of Europe’ at NYC’s Lincoln Center Holiday Dinner

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Italian Wines Pour 'Charming Taste of Europe' at NYC's Lincoln Center Holiday Dinner
Italian Wines Pour 'Charming Taste of Europe' at NYC's Lincoln Center Holiday Dinner

Italian Wines poured for ‘Charming Taste of Europe’ at NYC’s Lincoln Center Holiday Dinner

Italian wines can be the preferred choice for the holidays or equally suited for every day drinking, whether tasted alone or paired with a meal.

Old World history, diverse varietals and styles to match every dish and palette, and are surprisingly affordable – especially compared to wines of similar prestige.

 

Lincoln Ristorante hosts Italian Wines from Charming Taste of Europe

 

Tonight’s dinner takes place at Lincoln Ristorante beside NYC Lincoln Center’s reflecting pool and iconic Henry Moore sculpture.

Hosted by Italian Wine Expert Susannah Gold for Vini D’Abruzzo, Kavala Coop, Sweet Bordeaux and the European Union.

The Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Kavala (Kavala COOP) was founded in 1927. Today it has 500 members that include producers from the provinces of Kavala, Nestos and Thassos.

 

Lincoln Center’s iconic Henry Moore sculpture
Lincoln Center’s iconic Henry Moore sculpture

 

Lincoln Ristorante offers an authentic interpretation of Italian cuisine by sourcing the best local ingredients, relying on local farmers, Tucker Square Greenmarket and importing from Italy.  Then preparing the menu with authentic Italian methods. 

They honor traditional Italian dishes making their own fresh pastas, grissini, and focaccia.

Lincoln Ristorante offers an authentic interpretation of Italian cuisine

Enjoy!  It’s from Europe

 

We’re tasting Italian wines with our holiday dinner.

With over 36,000 hectares (138 miles) of vineyard space and producing 3.5 million hectoliteres (350 million liters) each year, viticulture is one of Italy’s strongest agriculture industries. 

Nearly 80% of grape growing and wine activity takes place in Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.

There’s a truly impressive amount of quality wine coming from the area. 200 private wineries and 40 cooperatives in Abruzzo’s Chieti province.

Italian Wines from Charming Taste of Europe
Nearly 80% of grape growing and wine activity takes place in Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo’s Wine 

 

The region has a variety of wine producers, something for every palette, pairing, and budget.

There are 2  DOCG:  Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane Docg and Terre Tolesi or Tullum DOCG.

There are 7 DOCs: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Doc, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo Doc, Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Doc, Abruzzo Doc, Villamagna Doc, Controguerra Doc, Ortona Doc

And there aerie 7 IGT: Colline Pescaresi Igt, Colline Teatine Igt, Colline, Frentane Igt, Colli del Sangro Igt, Del Vastese or Histonium Igt, Terre di Chieti Igt, Terre Aquilane or Terre de L’Aquila Igt

Italian Wines from Charming Taste of Europe
The Abruzzo region has a variety of wine producers: 2  DOCG, 7 DOCs, 7 IGT

Chieti is the most popular area with more than 75% of vineyards

 

The production areas are mostly in the hills and the coast.

The Chieti province is the most popular area with more than 75% of vineyards and 83% of production.

With quite a bit less, Pescara and Teramo, each account for about 10% of the vineyards, and 10% and 6%,respectively of production

L’Aquila is most modest area, with less than 4% of vineyards, and 1% of production.

The Scope of Italian Wines from Charming Taste of Europe

 

Italian Wines Pour 'Charming Taste of Europe' at NYC's Lincoln Center Holiday Dinner
The Chieti province is the most popular (75%), but other areas include Pescara and Teramo (10%) and L’Aquila (less then 5%)

Nic Tartaglia with Italian Wines from ‘Charming Taste of Europe’

 

Nic Tartaglia is a leader in the area with Tartaglia Farm in the little village Alanno, which is part of Pescara, 1010 feet above the sea level, within a 30 miniature drive of the Adriatic sea and the Appenini mountain range.

Winters are cold with plenty of snow, and summers are cool and sunny. Their aggressive climate, with clay grounds and limestone grounds encourage grapes that bring rich aromas, color and high sugar. 

Nic Tartaglia from Tartaglia Farm
Nic Tartaglia from Tartaglia Farm

Perfect for Italy’s popular wine: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo and Pecorino, and even more: Chardonnay and Cabernet. 

Lincoln Ristorante Charming Taste of Europe Holiday dinner menu

Dinner begins – Italian Wines from ‘Charming Taste of Europe’

 

Italian Wines from Charming Taste of Europe
Long Island Fluke Crudo

First Course

Choice of…

Long Island Fluke Crudo

Pomelo, herbs, Pistacchio, Espelette, Meyer lemon, fried shallots

Italian Wines from Charming Taste of Europe
Misticanza Salad

Misticanza Salad

Red Endive, White endive, Piedmontese dressing, toasted walnuts, crispy guanciale, gorgonzola dressing

 

Wine: Nic Tartaglia Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC 2021

On the nose, notes of pear and plum. Full body, good acidity and lingering finish. Would pair with grilled vegetables.

Italian Wines from Charming Taste of Europe
Risotto: Arugula pesto, Prosciutto di Parma, Filone Garlic Crostino, Maldon salt

Primi

Risotto

Arugula pesto, Prosciutto di Parma, Filone Garlic Crostino, Maldon salt

Italian Wines from Charming Taste of Europe
Fontefico La Canaglia Pecorino d’Abruzzo Superiore DOC 2021

Wine: Fontefico La Canaglia Pecorino d’Abruzzo Superiore DOC 2021

This golden-hued beauty has a full body and refreshing minerality. Balsamic and herbal notes lead to floral hints, with grapefruit on the finish.  Would pair well with a light dish and gravy or meat sauce.

Italian Wines from Charming Taste of Europe
Dry Age strip loin

Main Course 

Dry Age strip loin

Smoked Bone Marrow, Vinaigrette, Salk baked fingerling potatoes

Italian Wines from Charming Taste of Europe
Velenosi Prope Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2021

Wine: Velenosi Prope Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2021

This is a beautiful surprise.  At first when you’re served a rose with your cut of streak, it can seem like a mistake.  Most rose’s couldn’t stand up to the challenge.

But this story is different; and this wine is special.

Notice it’s intense bright pink color.  The most confident welcome with the results to match.  Beautiful notes of floral aroma, roses, red fruit. Rounded mouthfeel with raspberry and high acidity to cut through the steak and linger long after.  Would pair well with sourdough, rib eye, gamey meat.

If you’re looking for a bold rose’ this is a great selection.

Italian Wines from Charming Taste of Europe
On left: Masciarelli Villa Gemma Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC Riserva 2017

Wine: Masciarelli Villa Gemma Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC Riserva 2017

This is the powerful wine you’d expect paired with steak.  Deep Ruby color, with black cherry and spices on those nose. Plush, velvet with smokey oak.  Very tannic, almost chewy.  A young wine with lots of room to evolve over the years

 

Pinola Al Cioccolato: Chocolate Genovese, Semi-sweet Ganache, Milk chocolate crema, Pine nut gelato

Choice of Dessert

Pinola Al Cioccolato

Chocolate Genovese, Semi-sweet Ganache, Milk chocolate crema, Pine nut gelato

 

Cheese Course: Aged parmesan, Candied pecans, Honey, Fig spread

 

Cheese Course

Aged parmesan, Candied pecans, Honey, Fig spread

Wine: Chateau de Garbes “Cuvee Fut de chene” AOC Cadillac 2019

Shimmering golden color. The nose has fruit with slightly woody aroma. Refreshing honeyed notes of candied fruit.

Wine: Chateau Loupiac-Gaudiel 2017

Pale yellow in the glass.  Apricot and peach on the nose.  Very well-balanced with nuances of saffron, chive and ginger.  The ginger brings a slight bitter ending that makes for a brisk palette cleanser.

Italian Wines from Charming Taste of Europe