Providing the best pizza, pasta and more, Trattoria D.O.C. is thrilled to offer wine flights to start the new year. Throughout January, the Evanston Italian restaurant is featuring the wines of Alto-Adige from the north of Italy and wines from the far south of Italy-Sicily.
“Ask our servers for menu options that will pair perfectly with our wine flights,” Giulianna Mazzocchetti, chef and owner of Trattoria D.O.C, said
The Alto Adige wine flight costs $18 and consists of 2.5-ounce glasses of Muller Thurgau, Nova Domus Riserva, Pinot Noir and Lagrein Gries Riserva--all from Cantina Terlano. In this wine flight, the 2011 Muller Thurgau is made with 100-percent Muller Thurgau grapes and is an elegant white wine with peach and nutmeg flavors. The 2005 Nova Domus Riserva is a blend of 60-percent pinot bianco, 30-percent chardonnay and 10-percent sauvignon bianco. It is aged in oak barrels for 12 months, creating a white wine that has the aroma of mint, sage, anise and fruit. The 2011 Pinot Noir Cantina Terlano is 100-percent pinot noir grapes. The 2006 Lagrein Gries Riserva is composed of 100-percent Lagrein grapes, a local indigenous grape to South Tyrol since 1379. It has velvety smooth tannins, fruity aromas and spicy flavors, and features chocolate notes and plum jam on the palette.
The Evanston wine bar is also featuring a flight of wine from Italy-Sicily, including 2.5-ounce glasses of Insolia Bianco, Etna Bianco, Nero d'Avola and Etna Rosso for $15. The 2011 Insolia Casa Ibidini is made with 100-percent insolia and has aromas of grapefruit and citrus fruits with a nutty-almond taste. The 2011 Etna Bianco,