Wine of the Week

Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi 2012

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Wine: Barolo Cannubi

Producer: Chiara Boschis

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2012

 

Eye: garnet red

Nose: cherries, plum, mineral, flowers

Mouth: dark berries, herbs, tobacco leaf

Price Point: $50

Available at Vinmonopolet: no

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Winery Wednesday

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Her new labels

Last week I suggested Altare, so this week I thought I would keep it in the family. Nadia Curto is Silvia’s cousin, and she has a winery just below Cantina Altare. If you haven’t med Nadia, you definitely should. Energy must run in their blood, because both Silvia and Nadia have plenty of it. I love visiting Nadia. It feels more like you are invited over for lunch than anything else, so warm and friendly, always making you feel at home.

In her lineup you find the “normal wines”, but she is also one of the wineries that makes Freisa. Personally, I think Freisa is a little strange in general, but if you have not tried it you should. You can find Nadia in Annunziata, and if you go, tell her hello from me!

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From a tasting last year

Check out her winery here!

Winery Wednesday

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This winery is near and dear to my heart. Silvia is a good friend and I am a super fan of the whole Altare family. Besides the fact that they are wonderful people, they also make really good wine. Elio is considered the “godfather” of Barolo, something you can learn more about if you see “Barolo Boys, The Movie”. If you are in the area I suggest you try to book a visit here. Read more about the winery and their wines here. And if you end up going, please say hello to the family for me!

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Elio and his assistant Tess (and Toni) testing the wines before bottling

What is your favorite movie about wine?

I have actually only seen one of these; Barolo Boys The Movie. Which ones do you recommend?

 

Wine of the Week

Marcarini Lasarin Langhe Nebbiolo

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Wine: Lasarin

Producer: Marcarini

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2013

 

Eye: Light color

Nose: red fruits, leather, licorice, tobacco

Mouth: cherry, soft bodied, typical nebbiolo tannins

 

Price Point: $19

Available at Vinmonopolet: No