I was recently asked about barbera, and if I had a favorite. This is a tough question to answer.
Chiara is a fiery, feisty, fantastic person with boatloads of passion. And her incredible energy is contagious.
The year is 1992. In a cold, rainy little town called Stavanger, Oda Emilie aka Piemontegirl was born.
So far, there are only 2 Arborina's available at Vinmonopolet: Elio Altare Barolo Arborina *sold out* Giovanni Corino Barolo Arborina 499kr Other producer's of Arborina include Renato Corino, Nadia Curto, Mauro Veglio and Bovio.
Cru - most of us are familiar with them, right? If not, a cru indicates a certain vineyard. And each cru has specific characteristics based on soil, altitude and exposure. When it comes to different cru, I think Arborina might be one of my favorite! It helps that many of my favorite producers make Barolo... Continue Reading →
In the mountains, about 2 hours from La Morra, you will find a beautiful hotel called Chandarfei. Elio (along with some friends) has restored a tiny village in Castelmagno (just like a few other wine producers from Piemonte) where you can spend the night, eat, drink and relax. PSA: the road up is dicey, so... Continue Reading →
In a weekend with A LOT of good wines, there are bound to be a few favorites! I enjoyed most of the wines, but like always there are ones you love and ones you maybe don't like as much. For me round 4, the last round, was the best one. The Veglio 1997 and Altare... Continue Reading →
Tour at Altare We took the whole Norwegian crew to Altare and Silvia gave us a beautiful tour of the vineyards and the winery. Check out that awesome staff! Repubblicca di Perno Pylsa & Barolo Piemonte Edition Every year for my dad's birthday we have Pylsa & Barolo. This year we brought the whole crew... Continue Reading →
Did we subconsciously save the best for last? Mauro Veglio Rocche 1997 Color was dark brown, rusty. On the nose there were notes of toffee, sweet and some fruit This wine tasted a little strange to me, not quite sure what it was. For most of the other wine tasters it was fantastic. Altare 1996... Continue Reading →