As Nicola so eloquently put it, 2018 is as skinny as Miley Cyrus. But skinny is not necessarily a bad thing.
While expanding the vineyard in Valmaggiore, reworking the soil and planting new vines, they found fossils! How cool is that?
As you probably already know, I've started to host some wine tastings! Mostly basic tastings, differentiating between 3 grapes: dolcetto, barbera and nebbiolo. I think it is a good way to learn the difference between the 3 main grapes in Piemonte. The dolcetto from Andrea Oberto had the typical purple color of dolcetto. On the... Continue Reading →
As most of you know, I make pizza on Fridays. And along with my pizza, I usually have a glass of wine (or three). Here are some of my favorite wines to drink with my pizza (or honestly just any time). Burlotto Barbera & Barbera Aves Marengo Barbera Cavallotto Dolcetto Andrea Oberto Dolcetto Trediberri Langhe... Continue Reading →
Voerzio Nebbiolo "Disanfrancesco" 2015 Wine: Disanfrancesco Producer: Roberto Voerzio Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Nebbiolo Vintage: 2015 Eye: dark ruby red Nose: floral, mineral, red berries Mouth: silky texture, red fruits, fine tannins Price Point: $20 Available at Vinmonopolet: no Available at Systembolaget: no
Trediberri Nebbiolo 190,- Azelia Nebbiolo 199,- Alessandro Veglio Nebbiolo 250,- Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo 250,- Cavallotto Nebbiolo 260,- Burlotto Nebbiolo 265,- Altare Nebbiolo 285,-
Cantina del Pino Langhe Nebbiolo Wine: Langhe Nebbiolo Producer: Cantina del Pino Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Nebbiolo Vintage: 2014 Eye: light red, transparent Nose: fruity, spicy, smoky, cherries Mouth: fruity, smooth, good structure, Price Point: $30 Available at Vinmonopolet: yes Available at Systembolaget: no
Wine Colors provided by Wine Folly Wine Folly has a great color chart with an overview of the main wine colors, as you can see below. It is very common to describe a wine using color, and wine people have their own terminology, like pale amber or deep ruby. This chart also mentions the types... Continue Reading →
Bruona Giacosa Langhe Nebbiolo Bruno Giacosa, tucked away in Neive, is a producer that is appearing more and more frequently at Piemontegirl's table. I tend to stay within the borders of Barolo, but sometimes it's nice to venture outside into Barbaresco (hehe). Bruno Giacosa makes 15 different bottles of wine, including a few bottles in... Continue Reading →