Category Archives for "Our Signature Wines"

Ogio Sparkling Rose

Winemaker, Linda Trotta, sees the Ogio Sparkling Rose as a refreshing, lively, and simple wine. The Ogio Sparkling Rose is not only beautiful to look at, with its really nice pink color, but also has nice flavors of fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries and a little bit of watermelon to enjoy. Ogio wines are perfect for toasting all of the special moments in your life. Pairs nicely with cheeses such as brie, goat cheese and goat brie.

Ogio Prosecco

Linda Trotta is a winemaker from a large Italian family who always has sparkling wine at their epic weddings, such as Prosecco. She says it reminds her of the joyous moment. Ogio Prosecco is made in the classic Italian style from a winery in North Italy. It is fresh, crisp, and fruity. Trotta describes Ogio Prosecco as “a delicious glass of sunshine.” Prosecco is a very versatile wine. A nice wine to pair with about anything - a charcuterie board, prosciutto wrapped melon, a bucket of popcorn or a nice piece of fish. Pairs nicely with brie or burrata.

Ogio Collection Overview

Winemaker Linda Trotta describes the Ogio Collection as wines that are perfect for toasting all of the special moments in your life. Ogio wines are grown and made in Northeastern Italy. These regions are cooler with soils that are deep and a little moist, allowing for the fruit grown to retain a lot of natural acidity while also retaining its fresh fruit character. These crisp and fruity wines show these characteristics in the glass. Trotta calls Ogio wines “a delicious sip of sunshine.”

Rue De Perle Provence Rose

Kurt Lorenzi, VP of Winemaking and Sourcing, thinks the Rue de Perle Provence Rose is a delectable Rose. Notes of fresh strawberries exist in both the aromas and the flavor, with a lovely lively acidity. Lorenzi likes to pair this wine with a dynamite cheese plate of favorite French cheeses or with melon wrapped in prosciutto. This wine takes him back to his backyard in the summertime sitting around with friends in the late afternoon just enjoying a glass in good company. Pairs nicely with Feta, Cheddar or Baby Swiss.

Rue De Perle Bordeaux

Kurt Lorenzi, VP of Winemaking and Sourcing, identifies Rue de Perle Bordeaux as a classic Bordeaux. One of the most quintessential regions of France, known for full body character, some red fruits along with the savory notes and a very soft silky finish. Lorenzi enjoyed this wine on a picnic in the forest, the reason he remembers this is that the forest floor notes bring out the similar character that exist in the Bordeaux. “It’s not just the beautiful fruit, it’s also the essence of the terroir”. Pairs nicely with Blue Cheese or Tomme de Savoie.

Cotes Du Rhone

Kurt Lorenzi, VP of Winemaking and Sourcing, calls the Rue de Perle Cotes Du Rhone asleep. One sip of it and you can’t put it down. Has the style and classic character of the rhone plum and white pepper notes in the aroma and flavor, with a very supple finish. A classic summertime, or anytime, wine. Lorenzi liked to pair it with barbecue, burgers with maybe some peaches and vanilla ice cream to top it off. 

Rue De Perle Collection Overview

Kurt Lorenzi, VP of Winemaking and Sourcing, discussed how the Rue de Perle Collection compliments and enhances the French lifestyle of living live to the fullest. Rue de Perle wines are a classic French style that really punch above their way. They are made in a serious way that focuses on the craftsmanship that goes into them, yet very conscious that wines need to be accessible and drinkable to all customers.

Storyteller Red Blend

Matthew Schublach, Storyteller Wines Winemaker describes Ever After as evoking memories of getting away and finding that place where everything seems to work out perfectly. This red blend has all the flavors that match that theme. The zinfandel will bring you bold, jammy red fruit flavors. The merlot will bring you tannin and acidity. The syrah will bring you a little bit of funkiness that people enjoy in red blends. Pairs well with meats and cheeses when you are hosting a party with friends and family. Pairs well with cheddar, gouda, or manchego cheeses.

Storyteller Sauvignon Blanc

About last night a refreshing white wine that has vitality and is a great start to the party. This Sauvignon Blanc has ripe tropical fruit flavors. You will experience mango, pear and peach but this wine also has a good amount of acidity that helps balance it with food. The racy character matches well with anything that tends to have a little bit of richness such as pizza, as well as seafood dishes. Storyteller Sauvignon Blanc "About Last Night" also pairs well with brick muenster and gouda.

Storyteller Pinot Noir

Matthew Schublach, Storyteller Wines Winemaker identifies Into the Fog, as a wonderfully balanced Pinot Noir. This wine shows good acidity and that mysterious forest floor everyone talks about when they enjoy a Pinot Noir. You will experience wonderful aromas of black cherry, black licorice, spicy notes and a little bit of acidity that will balance out the entire pallet. Pairs well with a simple charcuterie of cured meats and cheeses.  Try with gruyere, brie, or gouda cheeses.