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Appassimento & Aperitivo

Appassimento & Aperitivo

A first of its kind event! Di Profio Estate Wines, The Foreign Affair Winery, Ridgepoint Wines, and Vieni Estates, all pursue Appassimento winemaking throughout their portfolio. Spend the day travelling to each location, tasting and learning about this unique winemaking technique adapted to Niagara viticulture. Your ticket includes a flight of two Appassimento style wines and food pairings at each winery as well as transportation between each location and back to the starting point of Di Profio Estate Wines.

April 14th 2019
$100 per person – includes transportation

Di Profio Estate Wines:
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve paired with Arancini with red sauce, shaved Parmesan, deep fried prosciutto and fresh basil
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Appassimento style paired with miniature pizza flat bread with red sauce, oyster mushrooms, pancetta, prosciutto, arugula, balsamic reduction, topped with Asiago cheese

Foreign Affair Winery:
2016 Apologetic Red - partial Appassimento Cabernet Franc
2010 Cabernet Franc - full Appassimento
Paired with a selection of antipasto including local cheese and charcuterie

Ridgepoint Wines:
2013 Merlot Appassimento with house-made gnocchi in Bolognese sauce
2016 Riesling Appassimento (dessert wine) with peach tiramisu

Vieni Estates:
2013 Appassimento classic method Private Reserve 
2013 Red Trillium Ripasso
Paired with an Italian beef sandwich, composed of thin slices of seasoned roast beef, topped with spicy giardiniera, simmered and served au jus on a long Italian-style roll & a cannoli

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