Here are some new additions to Vinmonopolet's selection. I love that Nadia Curto has made it on the list, it's been a while since I've seen her wines in Norway.
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.
Nadia Curto Dolcetto d'Alba 2015 Wine: Dolcetto d'Alba Producer: Nadia Curto Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Dolcetto Vintage: 2015 Eye: ruby red with purple hue Nose: red fruits, cherry, sweet. licorice Mouth: soft, fresh, good acidity. dry Price Point: $13 Available at Vinmonopolet: yes Available at Systembolaget: yes
Barolo Chinato: a piemontese digestif I mostly drink Barolo (or dolcetto, barbera, nebbiolo). I rarely find myself drinking Barolo Chinato, but if I had to drink one it would be the one that Nadia Curto makes. The way it works is that everyone who makes chinato has their own sort of recipe, so they can... Continue Reading →
Every year for his birthday, my dad throws a BBQ by the name of "Pylsa & Barolo". This way he can celebrate his birthday with his friends without making it an official birthday. This year was special because he turned 50! He decided to fly down his closest friends and family to celebrate in Barolo!... Continue Reading →
Nadia Curto Dolcetto d'Alba 2015 Wine: Dolcetto d'Alba Producer: Nadia Curto Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Dolcetto Vintage: 2015 Eye: ruby red, hints of violet Nose: fruity, plum, cherry, blueberry, violets Mouth: fruity, medium body, Price Point: $12 Available at Vinmonopolet: no, but maybe soon
I will just share one photo for now from the wonderful weekend I just spent in Barolo. The weekend was filled with good wine, tasty food, amazing people and horrible weather! But for me the weather doesn't play a huge role, especially with so many incredible people surrounding me. The photo is from my Birthday... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
When you visit with Nadia it's more like a casual aperitivo than a wine tasting. She offers some salami and cheese, opens a few wines and you just sit around and drink together. I always love coming here, I just have the best time. Nadia is wonderful, extremely funny and very kind. It was a... Continue Reading →