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Italian wines on Broad St. in Charleston
Italian wines on Broad St. in Charleston
Italian wines on Broad St. in Charleston

Four Italian Wines: A History of Flavor

 

Tenuta di Arceno “Il Fauno” di Arcanum

 

Background

Tenuta di Arceno is an ancient Tuscan estate with a diverse portfolio of the highest quality wines across two classification levels – three wines centered on the native Sangiovese grape in the Chianti Classico DOCG collection and three wines celebrating the estate’s international varieties under the Toscana IGT designation. The estate is situated at the southernmost edge of Chianti Classico in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga.

 

The estate is 2,500 acres of which 220 acres are planted to vines – the remaining land is preserved for native vegetation including 125 acres of olive orchards. Separated into 63 distinct vineyard blocks, the vineyards are planted to 50% Sangiovese and 50% international varieties such as Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

Tasting Notes

Ripe, bold and soft, the Tenuta di Arceno 2017 Il Fauno di Arcanum is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. This wine hits an especially pretty balance that underlines the care given to preserving the best qualities of the fruit. It pours from the bottle with a darkly concentrated appearance and displays blackberry, plum, spice, tar and leather. There is softness here for sure, yet the wine's bold structure is still intact.

 

Cesari Amarone della Valpolicella

 

Background

Cesari was founded in 1936 by Gerardo Cesari. As one of the first Italian wines to be exported to all five continents, the Cesari name quickly became synonymous with Amarone. Their estate holdings include more than 100 acres of hillside vineyards located in premier sites in the Valpolicella appellation, including three single vineyards, primarily in the historic Classico area.

 

Amarone della Valpolicella is made with local grapes Corvina, Corvinone, and Rondinella. In order to successfully complete the critical phase of "appassimento" (drying process), the fruit must be fully ripe and in perfect condition, therefore the fruit selection in the vineyard is very accurate. Once picked, the grapes are laid out carefully in single layers to allow air to circulate around the bunches, in either wooden or plastic trays or on bamboo cane mats and placed in special drying rooms called fruttai. The grapes remain in the drying rooms for three to four months. This leads to a reduction in the level of acidity, loss of water, and flavor concentration.

 

Wines are then crushed and vinified in multi-functional vats which allow the producer to control temperatures. Amarone then undergoes a period of natural aging in either Slavonian oak barrels, or in French barriques.

 

Tasting Notes

Cesari’s flagship wine is marked by cherry and prune aromas. Vanilla follows in this full, warm, harmonious red. A long and persistent finish is defined by bold tannins that elegantly coat the palate. Produced from dried grapes cultivated in the historic Classico area of the appellation, Cesari Amarone is extensively aged in a combination of French and Slavonian oak barrels for a total of three years following fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

 

San Felice Chianti Classico

 

Background

San Felice is steeped in local lore and history. Named after a local saint from the 18th century, the property was bought by the Grisaldi Del Taja family – the founding members of the Chianti Classico consortium. The property includes 445 acres of vineyards and a 44-acre parcel dedicated to experimental viticulture and genetic improvement of Sangiovese.

 

The San Felice vineyards are situated amongst the gently rolling hills of the Castelnuovo Berardenga area of Chianti Classico. The bulk of the Chianti region stretches from Florence down past Siena. However, it’s important to distinguish between the Chianti DOCG and the Chianti Classico DOCG; the latter, home to higher quality wines and a longer pedigree, is smaller, confined to a set of hills between those two cities. The larger Chianti zone is subdivided into seven other zones.

 

Tasting Notes

It is a medium-bodied Chianti Classico with a distinguished personality and notable for its

elegance. Luminous ruby red in color with scents of cherry, raspberry, and sweet violets. Dry on the palate, showing subtle tannins and a fresh, crisp acidity.

 

Grifalco “Gricos” Aglianico del Vulture

 

Background

Aglianico is the best known 'big red' grape in southern Italy, and there are two places

where it grows particularly well, Taurasi in Campania and Monte Vulture in Basilicata. The areas are less than two hours from each other, both are volcanic in geology, and both produce magnificent red wines - amongst the most age-worthy in Italy.

 

Grifalco is an excellent producer of Aglianico del Vulture owned by the Piccin family, who were originally wine producers in Tuscany but decided that southern Italy, Basilicata in particular, was more promising. One of the challenges in making Aglianico del Vulture is making sure that these big reds don't become bitter, and Fabrizio Piccin has done an excellent job of taming the tannins without making the wines glossy.

 

Tasting Notes

Blackberry, black cherry, licorice, and wild herbs. Well-balanced, with firm, sweet tannins and juicy acidity. Drinks well alongside anything from the grill.




The Latest Dish


Our New Year's Eve 2022 celebration is now booking reservations! We'll have an incredible menu from Chef Howells, party favors, a fine selection of caviar, and some incredible bottles of bubbly. Make your reservation today!⁠
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Menu and details at EstablishmentCHS.com/nye<br/>
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Our New Year's Eve 2022 celebration is now booking reservations! We'll have an incredible menu from Chef Howells, party favors, a fine selection of caviar, and some incredible bottles of bubbly. Make your reservation today!⁠ ⁠ Menu and details at EstablishmentCHS.com/nye



#newyears #newyears2022 #charleston #southofbroad #celebrate #explorecharleston #eatlocal #drinklocal #caviar
Turkey Day was awesome! Now keep the holiday weekend rolling with happy hour at The Establishment on Broad Street! We're featuring some eclectic wines such as this Albarino by Vina Cartin, Rias Biaxas, Spain. ⁠
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Full Happy Hour details at EstablishmentCHS.com/happy-hour⁠
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Turkey Day was awesome! Now keep the holiday weekend rolling with happy hour at The Establishment on Broad Street! We're featuring some eclectic wines such as this Albarino by Vina Cartin, Rias Biaxas, Spain. ⁠


Full Happy Hour details at EstablishmentCHS.com/happy-hour⁠


#charleston #charlestonsc #explorecharleston #whitewine #winelover #wine #southofbroad #happyhour #broadstreet
We will be CLOSED today for Thanksgiving so our team can celebrate with friends & family. We will return to normal hours on Friday<br/>
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We will be CLOSED today for Thanksgiving so our team can celebrate with friends & family. We will return to normal hours on Friday
⁠ Gobble gobble!⁠


#friends #family #southofbroad #charleston #thanksgiving #weclosed #feast #drinkup #chsdrinks #chseats
TRY IT TONIGHT: Fall Vegetable Salad, fine herbs, egg, served with a warm lardo vinaigrette. ⁠
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TRY IT TONIGHT: Fall Vegetable Salad, fine herbs, egg, served with a warm lardo vinaigrette. ⁠


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Enjoy Happy Hour on Broad Street at our fabulous bar! Enjoy discounts on select wine, spirits, and cocktails daily from 5pm - 6pm. Specialty cocktails — like the pictured Limoncello Spritz, featuring house-made Limoncello, vanilla, and Prosecco — are only $10<br/>
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Enjoy Happy Hour on Broad Street at our fabulous bar! Enjoy discounts on select wine, spirits, and cocktails daily from 5pm - 6pm. Specialty cocktails — like the pictured Limoncello Spritz, featuring house-made Limoncello, vanilla, and Prosecco — are only $10



#limoncello #happyhour #broadstreet #southofbroad #⁠ #cocktailbar #craftcocktails #cocktailtime #cocktails #craftcocktail #drinklocal #drinkup
The 4 classic grape varietals (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon) are always featured here at The Establishment. Come by and sample a glass by one of these incredible producers tonight!⁠
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The 4 classic grape varietals (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon) are always featured here at The Establishment. Come by and sample a glass by one of these incredible producers tonight!⁠


#wine #chsdrinks #southofbroad #datenight⁠ #instawine #winestagram #winelover #wineoclock #winewednesday #winetime
Bidding Now Live! For the first time, the excitement of the annual Dining for a Cause dinner in benefit of Feed the Need, is available to all with a weekend-long online auction. Available auction items range from spa experience to luxury travel, and everything in-between<br/>
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Hosted at The Cedar Room on Sunday, November 13, we are proud to be part of this evening that brings together local chefs, restaurants and patrons to raise funds in support of local organizations including One80 Place, Neighbors Together SC and Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach<br/>
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Check out https://event.gives/feedtheneed for more information and to place your bid! Auction is live from Friday, November 11, 2022 at 12 p.m. through Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 8:30 p.m<br/>
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#DiningForACause #FeedTheNeedCHS #TheIndigoRoad #ExploreCharleston #CharlestonSC #TheCedarRoomCHS⁠
Bidding Now Live! For the first time, the excitement of the annual Dining for a Cause dinner in benefit of Feed the Need, is available to all with a weekend-long online auction. Available auction items range from spa experience to luxury travel, and everything in-between

Hosted at The Cedar Room on Sunday, November 13, we are proud to be part of this evening that brings together local chefs, restaurants and patrons to raise funds in support of local organizations including One80 Place, Neighbors Together SC and Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

Check out https://event.gives/feedtheneed for more information and to place your bid! Auction is live from Friday, November 11, 2022 at 12 p.m. through Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 8:30 p.m



#DiningForACause #FeedTheNeedCHS #TheIndigoRoad #ExploreCharleston #CharlestonSC #TheCedarRoomCHS⁠
First of the season Nantucket Bay Scallops with bucatini, preserved Meyer lemon, and Belgian Osetra caviar. Grab a friend and treat them to something special tonight on Broad Street!⁠
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First of the season Nantucket Bay Scallops with bucatini, preserved Meyer lemon, and Belgian Osetra caviar. Grab a friend and treat them to something special tonight on Broad Street!⁠


#sustainableseafood #seafood #scallops #southofbroad #caviar #osetra #chseats #datenight #fridaynight
Come join us at The Establishment for the premiere 2022 New Year’s Eve dining experience! Chef Elliott Howells and his team have created an exceptional menu complete with an optional caviar service. ⁠
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Tickets and info at EstablishmentCHS.com/nye⁠
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#southofbroad #newyears2022 #explorecharleston #charleston #chsdrinks #chseats #newyears #newyearseve #⁠
#partytime #champagne #celebrate #newyear #newyear2022 #newyearcelebration #newyearcountdown
Come join us at The Establishment for the premiere 2022 New Year’s Eve dining experience! Chef Elliott Howells and his team have created an exceptional menu complete with an optional caviar service. ⁠
Tickets and info at EstablishmentCHS.com/nye⁠


#southofbroad #newyears2022 #explorecharleston #charleston #chsdrinks #chseats #newyears #newyearseve #⁠ #partytime #champagne #celebrate #newyear #newyear2022 #newyearcelebration #newyearcountdown
Join us for an exceptional wine and food experience, on November 10th! The Establishment is hosting an intimate 4-course dinner, featuring wines from Italy and presented by Master Sommelier Brett Davis<br/>
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#winedinner #mastersomm #italianwine #southofbroad
Join us for an exceptional wine and food experience, on November 10th! The Establishment is hosting an intimate 4-course dinner, featuring wines from Italy and presented by Master Sommelier Brett Davis



#winedinner #mastersomm #italianwine #southofbroad
It's FINALLY the weekend and we've got what you need - Que Syrah Syrah! This full-bodied red varietal is perfect for these chilly autumn nights<br/>
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It's FINALLY the weekend and we've got what you need - Que Syrah Syrah! This full-bodied red varietal is perfect for these chilly autumn nights



#chsdrinks #chswine #syrah #charleston ⁠
Come in tonight and try something local. We have a grouper tonight with a tomato saffron broth, potatoes, chorizo, clam and a mussel conserva. Full menu at EstablishmentCHS.com/menu<br/>
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#eatlocal #localfish #chseats #explorecharleston #chsdrinks #grouper
Come in tonight and try something local. We have a grouper tonight with a tomato saffron broth, potatoes, chorizo, clam and a mussel conserva. Full menu at EstablishmentCHS.com/menu



#eatlocal #localfish #chseats #explorecharleston #chsdrinks #grouper