Ancarani, located in Romagna, Italy, focuses on producing wines from the native varietals of the region. One of the indigenous grapes that Ancarani works with is the grape Centisimino. They hold the distinction of being one of only eight wineries making a wine from the rare varietal Centesimino, also referred to as Savignon Rosso. As is true with all of the wines grown by Ancarani, the grapes are grown organically and harvest is done by hand, in order to respect the land and its biodiversity. The Ancarani Centesimino is a medium to full bodied red wine that hits the nose with a floral, rose petal character. On the palate the wine is soft and supple. Fruit flavors of pomegranite and prune wash over the palate leaving a saline like minerality on the finish. Seeing no time in oak, this wine is a true expression of the Centesimino grape and the area in which it grows.
Txakoli is a traditional wine from the Basque Country area of Spain. Txakoli comes from 3 main regions of production, Biscay, Alva, and perhaps the most well known Getaria (referred to as Getariako Txakolina in the Basque dialect). Txomin Etxaniz is located in the heart of Getaria and has roots in the area going back to the 1600’s. Domingo de Etxaniz is recognized for the creation of the Denomination of Origin Getariako Txakolina in 1989. The Txomin Etxaniz Txakoli is crisp and light with a slight effervescence. The persistent acidity makes this a great wine to drink as an aperitif or paired with seafood. This wine is defined by intense citrus and mineral notes that keep your mouth watering for another glass.