1911 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, California 94115
SPQR is delighted to welcome you to our first wine makers dinner on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 as we celebrate the wonderful wines of Fattoria Mancini from Le Marche. Luigi Mancini, will be present at SPQR to talk about his wine and he will be hand carrying his acclaimed red wine ‘Blu’ made from the rare local grape Ancellotta.
Mancini’s steep, coastal vineyards are located in the Parco Naturale del Monte San Bartolo, in the far north of the Marche region and a few kilometers from the city of Pesaro, and merely a few hundred meters from the shore. On these hills overlooking the Adriatic Sea, a cool microclimate and loamy soils–originating from calcareous sandstone– allow Mancini to obtain wines of structure, which maintain their depth, freshness and elegance. Luigi Mancini continues his heritage of five generations of winemakers and the production of Pinot Noir which was originally brought to the Marche in the early nineteenth century by the Emperor Napoleon. Mancini has been prized for their incredible, exotic production of a Pinot Noir vinified as a white wine the ‘Impero’, for the past thirty years. What a wonderful match for the incredible seafood of the Adriatic! Other indigenous grapes Mancini has revitalized include the Ancellotta (a deep colored red grape) and Albanella (a white grape) which are typical and exclusive of the Pesaro area of Marche.
Chef Matthew Accarrino will offer an additional menu along with our daily menu of a la carte dishes to pair with each of wines which we will offer in 3 ounce tastes, by the glass, half bottle carafe and bottles. We hope you will be able to join us.
Please make reservations on line at www.spqrsf.com