One of the more enjoyable aspects of buying imported wine is the exposure to so many interesting grape varietals and the places where they’re grown. A couple of new arrivals that were enthusiastically received by the staff are the Pullus wines from Ptujska Klet winery from Slovenia.
I’m sure you’ve tasted Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc before, but from Slovenia? The quality of the wines is worth mentioning.
The 2011 Pullus Pinot Grigio ($14.99) has a pretty, delicately stained salmon hue due to skin contact during fermentation. Fresh, fragrant and perfectly balanced, quaff this tasty wine throughout the summer.
The 2011 Sauvignon Blanc ($14.99) is a dead ringer for a high quality Friulian Sauvignon Blanc but for half the price. Perhaps not as pungent or aggressive aromatically as Sauvignon from Friuli, this wine dazzles with grapefruit, mineral and notions of celery aromas and again, a long, beautifully balanced mouth feel.
A word about new arrivals. The best way to find what’s new at Beltramo’s is our new arrival page on our website. We literally have hundreds of wines and spirits coming and going at the shop on a monthly basis. I akin this store to any big city, it’s fleeting and always under construction.
Howard Padgett, Imported Wine Buyer