The Oyster Bar Wine List: a guide to Italian wines

Distinct Chianti, Prosecco, Nebbiolo make colorful pieces of the Italian wine mosaic on the award-winning Oyster Bar Wine List. Navigate the exciting world of Italian wines and pair them with our best dishes!

Chianti Classico for social gatherings

Chianti Classico is a dry red wine produced in the region in Tuscany. The area gave name to the wine in the 19th century.

For a wine to be labeled Chianti, it should contain 80 % Sangiovese, a staple grape.

At the end of the 19th century, the Chianti Classico recipe was the result of an experiment. From the very beginning, the wine was intended for everyday consumption.

Indeed in Italy, Chianti Classico wines are still a popular choice for daily Italian dinners and traditional Friday parties.

Similarly, the Oyster Bar guests also often pick Chianti for their weekend outings.

Chianti Classico and Brunello are the most famous red Tuscan wines. And the Oyster Bar Wine List boasts 8 Italian beverages based on Sangiovese (from $ 11).

The Oyster Bar food pairings: Prime Tenderloin Burger. Cascadia Mushroom Gnocchi.

The sparkling freshness of Prosecco for the aperitif

Many people equal Prosecco to champagne because they look and taste similar. However, champagne is a French wine from the Champagne region.

Prosecco, in contrast, is a sparkling wine that originated in the northeast of Italy. The village of Prosecco inspired the name of the wine.

From ancient times, Prosecco associated with longevity.

The wife of the first Roman emperor Augustus Livia Drusilla was the first known Prosecco fan. Consuming the wine daily, she lived up to 86 years. It was incredible for that time.

Prosecco is usually non-vintage, without a year of production on the label. The Oyster Bar offers four Prosseco wines (from $ 28).

The Oyster Bar food pairings: Atlantic Cod Tacos. Passion Fruit Tart.

Nebbiolo for special celebrations

Nebbiolo is the original grape variety from the Piedmont region. It makes a basis for red very dry full-bodied wines. 38 months is a minimum aging period.

Indeed Barolo and Barbaresco are the most celebrated ones. Thus wine lovers chose them for important events.

With chocolate and fruit aromas, Nebbiolo wines offer different varieties. But tar and rose are common flavor notes.

The Oyster Bar food pairings: Prime Tenderloin Burger. Salmon Pastrami Sandwich.

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