Appassimento Wine Tasting – Ontario Wine Society

The Faculty Club – University of Toronto
41 Willcocks St., Toronto
Monday, May 14, 2012
Reception – 6:00pm Tasting – 6:30pm

Interest in producing appassimento-style wines in Ontario is growing rapidly. This grape-drying process, used in Northern Italy to produce famed Amarone wines, is now producing rich and full-bodied wines here in Ontario.

Donald Ziraldo will be our guest speaker, who will share with us his passion for Niagara appassimento-style wines.

Joining us for the tasting portion of the evening will be several of Ontario’s innovative appassimento-style wineries :

Burning Kiln Winery: 2010 Pinot Noir
Burning Kiln Winery: 2011 Cabernet Franc
Cave Spring Cellars: 2007 “La Penna” Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon
Colaneri Estate Winery: 2009 “Insieme” Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah/Merlot
Colaneri Estate Winery: 2009 “Mistera” Gewurztraminer
Colaneri Estate Winery: 2009 “Pensiere” Merlot
Reif Estate Winery: 2010 “The Magician” Shiraz/Pinot Noir

You will also have the opportunity to compare these innovative Niagara wines to one of Italy’s popular Amarone wines – the 2007 Masi Costasera Amarone Classico DOC.

Reif Estate Winery will be providing the reception wines – 2010 Pinot Grigio and 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Join us at this unique event and discover why a growing number of Ontario wineries are adapting the traditional Italian Appassimento technique to our cooler climate and delivering wines with beautiful depth, character and intensity.

A plate of appetizers will also be served.
$53 each, members and 1st guest,
$63 each, additional guests and non-members.

Dress is business casual, no jeans or running shoes, please.
Please also refrain from wearing perfumes.

For more details The Ontario Wine Society.



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