Bella Bacinos (36 S. La Grange Rd.; 708-420-9600) in Downtown La Grange continues its ongoing series of unique and very popular wine events with another special evening on Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m., this time featuring acclaimed Italian vintner Mario Bisceglia and the wines from the Bisceglia Estate.
Mario Bisceglia left the corporate food industry to found the estate in 2001 with the goal of producing world-class wines with both indigenous and international grape varietals grown in the Basilicata region of Italy. The Bisceglia estate is in the district of Lavello and lies on the lower slopes of the extinct volcano, Mount Vulture. This ancient volcano dominates the landscape and characterizes the soul with ash of past eruptions.
Born in the Lavello region, Bisceglia’s career took him abroad, but his heart was always in his beloved birthplace. He became inspired to create the winery while having dinner at the famed La Cirque in New York City. There, he tasted an Aglianico del Vulture wine; it reminded him of home and the familiar countryside. “I wanted to introduce as many people as possible to the Viticulture area,” said Bisceglia, “and the result of our efforts are wines that, to me, represent the essence of Southern Italy.”
Bisceglia has made the Mount Vulture area one of the most notable areas in Italy for excellent wines. They are grown according to organic guidelines and impress with their structure, minerality and accessible soft tannin.
Featured wines for the event, in order of serving are:
• 2011 Bisceglia Dry Muscat
• 2013 Bisceglia Terra di Vulcano Aglianico
• 2013 Bisceglia Treje
• 2009 Bisceglia Gudarra Aglianico
• 2007 Bisceglia Gudarra Aglianico Riserva