Tasting Notes with JMAN | Pork Belly & Germano Ettore Brut
2014 Germano Ettore Brut, Piedmont, Italy
Bam! Nice surprise when I first tasted this stuff.
Ettore produces fantastic Barolos but this sparkling wine made from 100% Nebbiolo is so delicious and complex. From a winemaking standpoint Nebbiolo is a challenge in the vineyard and at the winery, so it must be a challenge for the winemakers to turn Nebbiolo into a traditional method Sparkling rose.
From the Northwest region of Piedmont, Nebbiolo is one of the most famous Noble grapes of Italy. It’s high acid and tannin levels make this a red wine that has real potential for multi-decade aging.
-COLOR: Light Salmon
-NOSE: Aromas of black cherry, white flowers, earth, and some solid mineral notes to keep in balance
-PALATE: Dry, medium-full body, lean, rustic, with a touch of tannins on the finish!
This is a great gift for wine enthusiasts who enjoy good quality and unique wines!
Josh, The Sommelier
This tasty sparkling wine pairs perfectly with a new item on our January menu. I really love this dish - it has just the right amount of fun, flavor, and decadence you look for in a starter. We slow braise strips of pork belly that have been cured in salt and spices overnight. We then chill it and slice it to sear on the pick up. The crispy, savory, and rich meat is contrasted by house-made harissa and horseradish aioli. Fried chickpeas and micro cilantro finish the dish. 🍴 Tia Harrison