Casal Thaulero Wines of Abruzzo, Italy visited San Francisco recently and thirsty throngs cheered.
The wine house name dates back to the 16th century when the noble Thaulero family first planted its roots in the heart of Italy: the Abruzzo region. The company, under the guidance of winemaker Lino Olivastri, remains committed to its time-honored winemaking practicing today, continuing to marry traditional with modernizationThe wines paired beautifully with an assortment of dishes.
Borgo Thaulero Pecorino 2015, a bright straw yellow wine, enticed the senses with peach, apricots and white flowers and was perfect with a savory artichoke flan with creamy cheeses.
Three deep straw yellow Thale Trebbiano vintages display fruity pear and cedar notes with hints of honey and balsamic on the finish. These selections show vibrancy when matched with tonnarelli with black pepper and olive oil and pan-roasted garlic chicken marinated in mustard, lemon and thyme.
Montepulciano D ’Abruzzo glowed with intense purple red and violet shades and an intense bouquet of red fruit, vanilla and spicy notes. This beautiful wine is full-bodied with well balanced tannins. The piece de résistance pairing was a short crust pastry with sheep’s milk ricotta and dark chocolate.