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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

We're Pairing Italian Wines with Broad Street

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.




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Try our NEW spaghetti squash with St. Angel brie and maitake mushrooms in a brown butter brown butter vinaigrette. ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #southofbroad #maitake #charleston #chseats
Grifalco is an excellent producer of Aglianico del Vulture. Owned by the Piccin family, who were originally wine producers in Tuscany, they decided that southern Italy, Basilicata in particular, was more promising. Notes of blackberry, black cherry, and licorice carry this well-balanced wine which drinks tremendously alongside anything from the grill.⁠
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Grifalco is an excellent producer of Aglianico del Vulture. Owned by the Piccin family, who were originally wine producers in Tuscany, they decided that southern Italy, Basilicata in particular, was more promising. Notes of blackberry, black cherry, and licorice carry this well-balanced wine which drinks tremendously alongside anything from the grill.⁠ .⁠ See our complete wine list at EstablishmentCHS.com/menu⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #chsdrinks #grifalco #tuscany
You've never had a carpaccio like this! Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with ras el hanout, crispy chickpeas, and pickled morels. Make your reservation now!
You've never had a carpaccio like this! Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with ras el hanout, crispy chickpeas, and pickled morels. Make your reservation now!
San Felice vineyards Chianti Classico has a distinguished personality notable for its elegance and depth. Situated amongst the gently rolling hills of the Castelnuovo Berardenga area of Tuscany, this Chianti provides scents of cherry, raspberry, and sweet violets on the palate. Subtle tannins and a fresh, crisp acidity pair well with a majority of our dishes.⁠
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San Felice vineyards Chianti Classico has a distinguished personality notable for its elegance and depth. Situated amongst the gently rolling hills of the Castelnuovo Berardenga area of Tuscany, this Chianti provides scents of cherry, raspberry, and sweet violets on the palate. Subtle tannins and a fresh, crisp acidity pair well with a majority of our dishes.⁠ .⁠ Full wine list at EstablishmentCHS.com/menu⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #chsdrinks #italianwine #chianticlassico
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Summer is almost gone - so grab as many peaches as you can! We pan roast ours with calabrian chili, guanciale, almond, and basil.⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #carolinapeaches #eatlocal #scpeaches #chseats #southofbroad
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You need something boozily refreshing in this heat. Try our new cocktail: The Gothic. Made with Oakheart spiced rum, blackberry shrub, velvet falernum, and lemon juice. ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #oakheartspicedrum #cocktails #chsdrinks #rumdrinks #summercocktails⁠ ⁠
When is the last time you indulged in something divine? Come in for Chef Canter's ricotta gnocchi with lump crab and basil pistou.
When is the last time you indulged in something divine? Come in for Chef Canter's ricotta gnocchi with lump crab and basil pistou.
Need a new favorite thing? Try our Steelhead with cream cheese, garlic chips, fried capers, and pumpernickel toast. ⁠
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Need a new favorite thing? Try our Steelhead with cream cheese, garlic chips, fried capers, and pumpernickel toast. ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #steelhead #eatlocal #sustainableseafood #southofbroad
It was a long week. Let Carley make you your favorite cocktail as you peruse our incredible menu (which is updated daily at EstablishmentCHS.com/menu).⁠
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It was a long week. Let Carley make you your favorite cocktail as you peruse our incredible menu (which is updated daily at EstablishmentCHS.com/menu).⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #cocktails #chsdrinks #weekend #madeit #earnedit
An elegant take on Snowy Grouper, featuring littleneck clams, fresh dug potatoes, tomato fennel broth, and a saffron rouille. Make your reservation now!⁠
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An elegant take on Snowy Grouper, featuring littleneck clams, fresh dug potatoes, tomato fennel broth, and a saffron rouille. Make your reservation now!⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #eatlocal #freshfish #grouper #southofbroad #littlenecks
Find your Cru Beaujolais on Broad Street! At The Establishment we feature some of the many great wines from the region. Our cuisine lends itself to be enjoyed with many styles of wine, but Cru Beaujolais is something that can be paired with most of our dishes. Ask our somm on your next visit!⁠
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Find your Cru Beaujolais on Broad Street! At The Establishment we feature some of the many great wines from the region. Our cuisine lends itself to be enjoyed with many styles of wine, but Cru Beaujolais is something that can be paired with most of our dishes. Ask our somm on your next visit!⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #chsdrinks #winenot #wine #sommelier #charleston
he Poet: The Establishment’s single barrel Buffalo Trace with balsamic vinegar, charred honey whiskey, Thai basil and ginger + brown sugar simple syrup. Add this one to your summer reading list.⁠
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he Poet: The Establishment’s single barrel Buffalo Trace with balsamic vinegar, charred honey whiskey, Thai basil and ginger + brown sugar simple syrup. Add this one to your summer reading list.⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #chsdrinks #cocktails