Diana Endo of Vinifera Imports holds court in the Boundary Room this Thursday to introduce a trio of new wines from Sicily, a killer little Barbera d’Asti and the Sant’Elena Pinot Grigio Klondic, arguably one of the greatest authentic Friuilian Pinot Grigios out there. Sant’Elena Pinot Grigio Klodic 2009, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, This is not actually new, but an opportunity to revisit one of the very best sub-Alpine Italian whites and maybe change perceptions about what Pinot Grigio can be. If you’re a fan of interesting unoaked white wines from cool climates try a bottle of this stunning wine. The juice is left on the skins for three days before fermentation lending a light salmon hue and a super-expressive aromatic and textural component absent in your garden variety grocery store Pinot Grigio with which it has only the grape name in common. Antonio Galloni of the Wine Advocate writes: “The 2009 Pinot Grigio Klodic flows from the glass with layers of intense, perfumed fruit. Far from an easygoing Pinot Grigio, this shows serious stuffing in a rich, expansive style. Roses and crushed flowers of all sorts linger on the textured finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014.” 90pts. Exactly. Azienda Caruso e Minini Inzolia 2009, Nero d’Avola 2008 and Sachia Perricone 2007, Sicily – Expand your palate with three new arrivals from this very cool small Azienda located outside of the town of Marsala in Sicily, including a rare bottling of the indigenous and nearly extinct Perricone

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