Our friend Giovanni of Scuola di Vino is back in town, toting around a mystery bag of natural wine from across Italy. He’ll be in the shop this Thursday night, pouring the mind-bending and transportive wines of Podere Pradarolo, an estate in the hills of Parma devoted to making sulfur free wines of dramatic depth and complexity. He is bringing along six different wines: a silky, supple and rich Barbera, two long-macerated whites made from Malvasia, two delicious dessert wines, and what he claims to be the only traditional method sparkling orange wine in Italy. I tasted a sample bottle with him the other night that had been open for two days. It was completely flat, slightly oxidized, and entirely transcendent. Can’t wait to taste the wine in it’s intentional state. This is the first time these wines are gracing our shelves here at Ordinaire, and we’re really excited. It’s guys like Giovanni that keep this business real and interesting, so come show a small importing company of integrity some love. See you there!
2012 Malvasia “VEJ BRUT” $52
2006 Malvasia “VEJ” $33
2005 Malvasia “VEJ” $33
2012 Barbera “VELIUS” Rosso $25
2010 Malvasia “FRINIRE DI CICALE” $48
NV Termarina “IL CANTO DE CIO” $50
Taste all 6 wines for $10.