Food & Drink

September 26, 2014

Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival Pairings Seminar: Banfi Vintners and La Cigale

In its third year, The Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival in partnership with Republic National Distributing Company present a series of  vintner education and food and wine pairing symposiums. In ancient Greece, a symposium was defined as a drinking party. “The Greek symposium was a key Hellenic social institution. It was a forum for men of good family to debate, plot, boast, or simply to revel with others.” - Wikipedia. In modern times, symposium has a more refined connotation; a gathering of specialists and experts on a particular topic discussing and delivering information on the said topic. There are eight vintner symposiums, and one chefs panel discussion at this years festival. Renowned wines from around the world will be presented, discussed, tasted, and paired with food from equally celebrated local chefs and their restaurants.

The Wines presented will be from Plumpjack Winery/Cade, Banfi Vintners, Cakebread Cellars, Tattinger Champagne, Silver Oak Cellars/Twomey, Joseph Drouhin, ZD Wines, and Chalk Hill Estate Winery.

Banfi wines will be paired with a tasting menu from La Cigale, a taste of the Mediterranean. Think of the French Riviera, Morocco, Greece, Italy and the cuisines of each. Click here to purchase tickets for any of the seminars

Castello Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy
Winemaker notes: Montalcino, Southern Tuscany, Italy. 100% Pinot Grigio. “San Angelo Pinot Grigio is an elegant wine. Lush tropical fruit aromas and flavors, balanced with crisp citrus notes, reflect its unique Tuscan character and distinguish San Angelo Pinot Grigio from its northern counterparts.”

Castello Banfi Summus Sant’Antimo, Tuscany, Italy
Winemaker notes: Red blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Syrah, 25% Sangiovese. “Castello Banfi’s estate located in the southern part of Montalcino. The soil is stony, calcareous, well-structured and drained. Color: Intense and deep red. Bouquet: Conveys sweet and fruity aromas of cherries and plums, well-integrated with notes of vanilla and licorice. Taste: Very elegant and balanced with a beautiful structure, supported by muscular and persuasive tannins. Lingering flavors fill the palate. Perfect for long aging.”

Castello Banfi Cum Laude Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy
Winemaker notes: Red blend of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 15%Syrah. “Castello Banfi’s estate located in the southern part of Montalcino, Italy. The soil is stony and calcareous. Color: Ruby red, intense and very deep. Bouquet: Full bouquet, with aromas of blackberries and plums, complemented by licorice, black olives, and pipe-tobacco notes. Taste: Full-bodied, with supple tannins.”

 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy
Winemaker notes: 100% Sangiovese Estate vineyards on the southern hills of Montalcino. The grapes are grown in stony, calcareous and well-structured soil at an altitude of 720 feet above sea level. Color: Intense ruby red with garnet reflections. Bouquet: Ethereal, violet, vanilla with hints of licorice. Taste: Full, soft, velvety, with traces of spice”

*seminar wines are subject to change

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  1. [...] Banfi wines will be paired with a tasting menu from La Cigale, a taste of the Mediterranean. [...]



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