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‘Cru Night’ to Make a Splash

Two restaurants in Southwest Florida have been selected to pour a rare Italian vintage during the semiannual celebratory release.

BY March 8, 2017

Oenophiles who want a taste of something extraordinary should plan on heading to downtown Naples or Bonita Springs for Cru Night on March 15. Osteria Tulia and Angelina’s Ristorante have been selected among only 50 restaurants in the world to participate in the simultaneous uncorking of a rare single-vineyard Italian wine, the IGT Orma Toscana Rosso 2012, for Cru Night. The twice-yearly event is the product of one of the largest distributors of Italian wines, The Winebow Group, and it honors a different unique single-vineyard wine each time. On March 15, it’s from Orma, a prestigious producer in the Bolgheri region, and the Merlot-heavy Super Tuscan blend also holds 30 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 20 percent Cabernet Franc grapes. Our two chosen spots locally that will get the limited allotment are planning menus highlighting those flavors. Act fast, because the wine will be available  only that night or until it runs out.



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