On July 30, 2012 Di Vita Imports shared its impressive Italian wine portfolio with wine lovers at Guerrero Art Gallery in San Francisco. Di Vita Imports is a San Francisco based importer specialized in boutique, organic and biodynamic wines from Italy and Spain. Partners Johana Bohorquez and Max Geittmann offered a beautiful selection of about fifty wines to taste, very easy to appreciate the great aromas and flavors of their Italian portfolio. Great example of sustainable, biodynamic and organic wines.
Among the great finds at the event, the Trigono IGT 2009. This wine is produced by Ornina winery, under the same family for ten generations. The Ornina estate is located in Casentino Valley, Arezzo, Tuscany framed by the Apennine mountains range.
The geography in this area is outstanding for grape vine cultivation, with great sun exposure which enables fruit maturations and benefiting of great thermal fluctuations due to cold drafts at night.
All their wines are organic and biodynamic produced from native varieties such as Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Pugnitello of vineyards planted in the early 70's, in predominantly clay soils that have cysts limestone and marl. Ornina also grows international varieties like Merlot and Cabernet Franc planted in 2005.
- 2009 Trigono IGT (80% Sangiovese, 20% Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Pugnitello) This small production wine (under 100 cases made) is very well crafted, it offers a beautiful bouquet of red cherry, cranberry, red currants, licorice, red flowers and a hint of cedar. On the palate this wine has a great mouth-feel, it feels balanced between fruit, tannins and acid. It offers great structure and a complexity of flavors, staring with ripe red fruit (cherries and wild berries), plum, licorice; followed by more savory and spicy flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla; finishing long with dark fruit and noticeable tannins. This wine will be a great pairing for home made pasta with tomato based sauce, oven roasted (rosemary and black pepper) pork and aged cheeses.