Wednesday, July 30, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Enjoy dinner Toscanello style at Wedgewood Sequoia

By
From page B6 | January 18, 2013 |

Nello Olivo Wines and Chef David Bagley announce a vertical wine-pairing dinner featuring four vintages of Nello Olivo’s acclaimed Toscanello wine. Open to the public, the dinner will be at Wedgwood Sequoia Mansion,  in Placerville, Friday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Toscanello is a prime example of today’s popular super Tuscan style wines. Super Tuscans began in the 1970s when Antinori Winery (Tuscany, Italy) tossed aside industry rules governing the making of chianti. In defiance, it created a new style of wine, eliminating the required 10 percent white grape juice and instead, blending cabernet sauvignon, merlot or syrah with the traditional chianti grape, sangiovese.

Antinori’s renegade blend was a hit. Authorities protested, but neither Antinori nor enthusiastic lovers of the new style wine seemed to care. Demand increased, prices rose and other producers followed Antinori’s lead.

Today, a legal classification for super Tuscan style wines exists, but the renegade characteristic continues as winemakers freely push the boundaries of Chianti “gone wild.”

Super Tuscan wines are known for being well balanced, highly saturated, and having an exciting big taste.

Nello Olivo’s Toscanello is no exception. Each year, its makeup is slightly different, taking advantage of that season’s best juice to create a modern, rich, bold super Tuscan style blend.

The name Toscanello (trademark applied for) playfully represents a Tuscan blend done “Nello” style.

Toscanello’s premiere vintage, created by winemaker Marco Capelli in 2007, won platinum (Best of Show nominee) at the Monterey International Wine Competition. The ’08 and ’09 vintages garnered two gold medals each, including a gold at the 2012 Orange County Fair, considered by industry insiders as USA’s most prestigious wine competition.

Toscanello has become Nello Olivo’s flagship wine, its top seller and most favored wine by Nello Olivo’s almost 800-member wine club.

Excitement runs high over the Toscanello 2010, released in October and now being submitted for 2013 judging. For the first time, it incorporates juice from the rare Sagrantino grape, prized in Umbria, Italy, and grown exclusively in El Dorado County by Nello Olivo.

The upcoming Nello Olivo Toscanello dinner presents an authentic Tuscany styled menu including Tuscan white bean, roasted garlic and porcini soup; chopped Italian salad; a pasta course featuring Bagley’s own creation — “PastaNello alla Romano;” an entrée of roasted venison loin; and for dessert, mixed nut tart dried fruit compote, a taste of Sagrantino wine, and gourmet coffee service.

As the dinner progresses, each course will be paired with a different vintage (’07, ’08, ’09 and ’10) of Toscanello wine. Vertical wine pairing dinners are rarely available to wine enthusiasts and present an opportunity to experience how a proprietary wine evolves.

Tickets are $79 and can be purchased online at NelloOlivo.com, by calling 530-409-5603 or by visiting the Nello Olivo Tasting Room located in Sequoia’s historic wine cellar, 643 Bee St. in Placerville. Visitors can sample Toscanello and other Nello Olivo wines on Tuesday through Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Comments

comments

Nello Olivo Wines

.

News

 
District 2 candidate statements tell of goals

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

Sand Fire nears containment: 66 structures destroyed

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Schedule for Highway 50 blasting closures

By News Release | From Page: A3

Tails wagging over dog park approval

By Julie Samrick | From Page: A3

 
Quarter-acre fire in Kelsey

By Rebecca Murphy | From Page: A3

.

Opinion

My Turn: Privatization of public services

By Mark Belden | From Page: A4

 
Policy book

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
.

Letters

Piano replaced

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Comments sign-in policy

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

Save the Guinea Worm

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
Large bangs

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

Private property gets no respect

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

 
GDPUD management report

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

District 2 supervisorial special election

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 4 Comments

 
.

Sports

Ex-Bruin lends a helping hand

By Steven Shaff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Sierra Sharks finish middle of the pack

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

Roundup: July 29, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

 
Taz pull through for SSL trophy

By Patty Pope | From Page: A8

.

Prospecting

Nuns discover a pleasant place

By Lexi Boeger | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Bargains can be found everywhere

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

At a glance: Game time

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

 
Barbecue dinner to benefit Blue Star Moms

By Mount Aukum Winery | From Page: B2

Stagecoach story takes riders on a trip

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: B3

 
Help needed to make cool ties

By Sew 4 | From Page: B3

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings planned

By Life Line Screening | From Page: B3

 
Gold Rush Days activities cancelled this year

By Sacramento Convention And Visitors Center | From Page: B4

Master Food Preservers: Tomato time

By Monique Wilber | From Page: B4

 
Sacramento area museums offer summer fun

By Sacramento Association Of Museums | From Page: B5

 
Build an author platform at the Library

By El Dorado | From Page: B5

.

Essentials

Weather stats 7-29-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
Building permits 6/2-6/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2Comments are off for this post

Crime Log: July 17

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Merlyn Wilbur Adams

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Lisa Oliver Rose

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Wallace Murrel Thomas

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

.

Women’s Health

Love the skin you’re in

By Noel Stack | From Page: WH4

Dump stress and improve your health, productivity

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: WH7Comments are off for this post

Women’s Health Expo

By Marshall Medical | From Page: WH8

Find the confidence you need to fight back

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: WH12

Our choices directly affect our health

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: WH14

They’re NOT your mother’s hearing devices!

By Marshall Medical | From Page: WH17