This week we are offering one wine. Yep, you read that right, just one wine.
Just a couple short months ago we sent out an email offering our official summer wine of 2021…
Trebbiano, “Bianchi Grilli per la Testa”, Torre dei Beati, 2018, Abruzzo (IT)
We had purchased cases of that wine back in January and waited till Memorial Day to offer it. As it turns out the 2019 vintage arrived in Portland in July so now we are offering our official late summer wine of 2012…
Trebbiano, “Bianchi Grilli per la Testa”, Torre dei Beati, 2019, Abruzzo (IT)
If you grabbed some back then you may be ready for more, and if you missed out here is another chance. We are not just saying this, but the ’19 is even better showing similar aromatics and texture, but just a hint more brightness and vibrancy.
Grilli means cricket in Italian, but “Grilli per la Testa” colloquially means “head full of nonsense,” but in an endearing way. A great name for a summer wine.
Trebbiano is used to refer to about 8 different grapes grown throughout Italy. This strain of Trebbiano d’ Abruzzo is superior to many others. Abruzzo is a pretty warm growing area but Torre de Beati sits at high elevation which preserves the acidity of the grapes and allows them to craft wines that are ripe but also very fresh. Controlling Trebbiano’s natural vigor is important and Torre de Beati takes extensive measures to reduce yields and improve the quality of the fruit. The organically farmed grapes are fermented and aged in a mix of stainless steel and acacia wood which helps accentuate the spice and floral notes of the wine. Broad textured and bone dry with notes of apricot and spiced orchard fruit, chamomile and herbs. The wine has got a great mineral backbone and a clear briny note. We don’t say this often, but get it good and cold, and prepare to have your mind blown.
Packs of 3, $80
Packs of 6, $150
TO ORDER select your wine bundle of choice, follow the steps to securely order your wine. All payments will be processed ahead of time through our website.
Once you order they will be available for pickup Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5:00 pm, beginning on Wednesday the 11th.
The Le Pigeon & Canard teams will be taking our annual Summer Break starting August 23rd. We’re giving our hard working team some well deserved time off to enjoy the last days of summer. We look forward to having you join us when we reopen Le Pigeon for dinner service on August 31st, and Canard on September 1st.