The iPalpiti Festival Preview Concert was an amazing event. In addition to fabulous live classical music, a sensational selection of wines were offered. Although not completely accurate (the wine selection changed at the last moment), below is a list of the wines offered.
The selections stimulated great conversation, with the crowd favorites being the Super Tuscan and the Côtes du Rhone. The Riesling was a tough sell, but only until the food arrived. Then it was by far the most popular white – a wonderful pairing with the mildly spicy Mexican food offerings.
iPalpiti Festival Preview Concert
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from the renown region of Marlborough
California Central Coast Chardonnay from a high-quality producer
Trocken Riesling from the Rheinhessen region in Germany
Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County
Cabernet Sauvignon from the up-and-coming region of Paso Robles
Côtes du Rhône GSM from the prestigious producer E. Guigal
Super Tuscan from Bolgheri, Italy
Wines poured by Dane Kuta, a Certified Sommelier and Italian Wine Professional. Dane will be happy to tell you about the wines. Ask Dane what’s in the Super Tuscan, what GSM means, or why the Russian River Valley is so famous for Pinot Noir. And what the heck does Trocken mean?