Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Va La: Some wines out, more on the way

Reported a few days ago on the releases at Va La Vineyards in Avondale, Pa., and saw that owner and winemaker Anthony Vietri expounded on it in his latest e-letter that moved to his customers Wednesday. If you haven't visited the winery, it's well worth the trip out to mushroom country. The winery is located about 10 minutes south of Route 1, off Route 41. The tastings are accompanied by fresh cheeses and other snacks from nearly producers. And the wines are as good as they get in the region.

As for the updates, here ya go:

Cristallo 2007 - sold out
Chiaretto 2005 - sold out
Barbera 2005 - in low supply

Zafferano 2007
100% cold fermented pinot grigio and nothing else.
612 bottles produced, this equates to one bottle
for every 11 million persons on the planet .

Patina 2006: Charbono, Carmine, Primitivo, Malvasia Nero
One barrel / 264 bottles produced.

Castana 2006: A northern style blend rumored to drastically heighten beauty, intelligence, and personal finances, featuring Barbera, Nebbiolo, & Corvina Veronese.