Valentine’s Day Wines

Enjoy the following selection of wines as part of Luci’s Annual Valentine’s Day Creativo Prezzo Fisso. This special menu is offered at both Luci Ancora & Ristorante Luci. our regular menus will not be in service, in order to make room for the creative elements of our Prezzo Fisso Menu.

The wines below are available as a flight with one 3 ounce pour per course or a la carte for glass and/or bottle service.
These wines are unique, rare, and hold a diversity of flavors to compliment our creative menu.

We hope you’ll join us!

Valentine’s Day Wine Flight

 

Matteo Carreggia Roero Arneis

Italy | Piedmont | Roero | Canale d’Alba

With grapes produced in over 20 hectares of vineyards and managed personally, the Matteo Correggia Concern produces a wide range of wines. The wines are naturally the products of the ground where grapevines put down their roots: sandy ground that has little clay or silt and is very loose and therefore extremely suitable to produce rich and refined bouquets. Bright, bracing, yet full of minerality and lush fruit. This Arneis has a long lees (6 months). Giving it vivaciousness and depth. Beautiful with seafoods, fresh cheeses, and light appetizers.

 

Don Chisciotte Fiano d’Avellino IGT

Italy | Campania | Irpinia Highlands | Avellino | Calitri

This wine is a an unusual take on one of this region’s most promising indigenous white varieties from the father-uncle-son team of Michele, Pierluigi and Guido Zampaglione. Made in a natural style; it is organically farmed, with no additions of yeast, enzymes, or chemicals; limited use of sulfur and it’s also fermented on its skins, where it acquires a distinctive golden-orange hue and the classification of an “Orange Wine.” With only 5,000 cases produced annually, this is a very rare wine. The taste is fruity, long, lingering and very pleasant with mild residual tannic to clean the mouth and stimulate the drink. With amazing aromatics of nuts, spice, tangerine, apple, and herbs, the palate is fresh and tangy with spicy citrus notes. A bit of tannic grip, with beautiful balance reflects its ability to be a brilliant food companion. Despite its wildness, it is not clumsy or rustic. Expanding one’s imagination, this is a wine that should be recognized.

Cottanera L’Ardanza

Sicily | Castiglione | Cottanera

Etna itself flows in the lymph of the Cottanera vineyards. With its pioneer viticulture, Cottanera is one of the most extraordinary companies in Italian and international enology today. The vineyards grow over lava stone, 700 mts above the sea, on the northern slope of the volcano, rising and twisting with air of the volcano, becoming the mirror of a unique, precious territory, a fascinating, suggestive land. 100% Mondeuse, a grape typical of Upper Savoy. Ardenza is a very particular rich ruby red wine. One is enchanted from the first smell of its extraordinary, elegant bouquet. Fresh vegetal notes lead on to intense, fruity hints of morello, cherry and blueberry, which blend well with pleasant, fine mineral and spicy scents. Pleasantly creamy on the palate, it is well sustained by dense noble tannins and a pleasing full-bodied taste. Long lasting, persistent aftertaste.

Sallier de la Tour “La Monaca” Syrah

Italy| Sicily | Palermo | Monreale | Pernice Estate

This Syrah, represents the peak of Sallier de la Tour and the realization of a dream which came true, thanks to the strong belief, a deep trust in these lands, and the people working for the project. The estate is at the center of the fertile Jato Valley with vines planted in clay, sandstone, and tufo, along the Sicilian “Strada” for Syrah. The winery itself was a marvel when constructed in 1850 and today, its innovation is still applicable. Built by French architect, De Fry, it was made to store rainwater, manage, and recycle all its grey water. Made from 100% Syrah from vines planted 20 years ago, the belief and trust in the land has paid off, as one can understand in the depth of character this wine exhibits. With inky-ruby hues, it is expressive. Full-blown aromas of blackberry, smoke, fresh herbs and black pepper. Dense, sweet and spicy, with the hints of fresh herbs joining simple black fruit flavors. Intensely flavored with a finish of good energy and smooth tannins.

Luci Valentines Day Wine Flight (PDF)