Sunday, April 24, 2016

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro Hosts Scacciadiavoli (Umbria) Winemaker Dinner

From our friend at Slate Wine Bar + Bistro...

Slate Presents Scacciadiavoli (Umbria) Winemaker Dinner

Featuring wine producer Iacopo Pambuffetti, Brennan Downey from Downey Selections, and Slate’s Chef & Sommelier Danny Lledó

The Scacciadiavoli wine estate Is one of the most ancient wine production estates of the “Montefalco” zone in the Umbrian wine region. On Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 PM, Slate Wine Bar + Bistro is host to Iacopo Pambuffetti, who (with his cousin Liu) produces the acclaimed Scacciadiavoli wines.

Scacciadiavoli produces 250,000 bottles of wine a year, yet despite his busy schedule, Iacopo, 32, can be found at the Glover Park wine bar speaking about his vintages. The dinner will be priced at $69 plus tax and gratuities. The wines associated with the dinner will be available for retail purchase at the event allowing guests to take their favorite vintages from the dinner home to enjoy.

Slate’s Chef/Sommelier, Danny Lledó has constructed a menu of regional Italian specialties to pair perfectly with Scacciadiavoli’s grapes. The four-course menu will include a choice of two dishes, each paired with the wines.

Bruschetta topped with Creamy Burrata, olive oil + sea salt
Freshly shaven San Daniele Prosciutto over Pan-Seared Artichokes
2013 Grechetto (Native Umbrian white varietal)


Asparagus & Black Trumpet Mushroom Rissoto
Duck Confit Pappardelle
2010 Montefalco Rosso (60% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot, 15% Sagrantino)


Atlantic Herb-Encrusted Halibut, Cauliflower Purée & Sautéed Rapini 
Pork Duo: Garlic Crusted Pork Loin + Oven Roasted Pork belly with fennel and onions
2007 Sagrantino di Montefalco (100% Sagrantino, Native Umbrian varietal)


House-made Panna Cotta with Mix Berries
House-made Moscato d’Asti Cheesecake
NV Brut Rosé (100% Sagrantino; Classic Method)

About Scacciadiavoli:
Founded in 1884, the Scacciadiavoli (from scacciare - to banish, and diavoli - devils) winery takes its name from an exorcist that lived in a town at the borders of the property who used the wine for his rituals. It was conceived by Prince Ugo Boncompagni Ludovisi as a wine “industry,” an imposing oenological complex, highly advanced for its age. In 1954, Amilcare Pambuffetti (at 71) bought the Scacciadiavoli holding, where at the age of 14 he had worked as a farm hand.

Upon his death in 1977 his sons Alfio, Settimio and Mario continued the activities that had begun with their father A few years ago the fourth generation of the family joined the activities (Amilcare, Iacopo, Liù, Romeo and Fiammetta.) The vines occupy various hillsides in the municipalities of Montefalco, Gualdo Cattaneo and Giano dell’Umbria.

Although the winery never stopped its production, the year 2000 saw the beginning of extensive renovations undertaken without modifying the original building- preserving all the historical architectural structures while introducing new technologies and modern machinery. The winery lies on a hill, with a vertical building on four levels of which one is below ground, and all the production takes place by gravity-flow.

About Slate Wine Bar + Bistro:
Slate’s wine list has over 170 reds, whites, rosés and bubbles from around the world, and seven or more flight choices daily. Chef/Sommelier Danny Lledó’s special Personal Cellar Selections, limited edition bottles from his own wine cellar are offered at minimal mark-up, allowing guests the option of tasting extraordinary vintages, and personal tastings are conducted monthly. Artisan and classic cocktails are also available, as well as a variety of beer.

Slate is located at 2404 Wisconsin Avenue, NW and is open for lunch, dinner and brunch Monday - Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM; Friday-Saturday, 11:30 AM - midnight; and Sunday, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM. For further information and reservations, call (202) 333-4304, or log into