Pylsa & Barolo 2017

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! We invaded La Morra and occupied all of Corte Gondina. Many events were scheduled, but the main event that started the whole thing is Pylsa & Barolo. Below are some photos of the event. You’ll find the wine lineup at the end!

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Wine of the Week

Vietti Lazzarito 2008

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Wine: Lazzarito 2008

Producer: Vietti

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2008

 

Eye: deep garnet red

Nose: cherry, figs, ripe fruits, roses,

Mouth: velvety texture, dark fruits, soft tannins,

 

Price Point: $144

Available at Vinmonopolet: No

Available at Systembolaget: No

Winery Wednesday

Bruno Rocca

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I know I focus a lot on Barolo, but as many of you know Barbaresco is also an amazing wine area. And one of my favorite producers from that region is Bruno Rocca. They have a really good selection of wines and a beautiful estate, so if you’re looking for wineries in Barbaresco (or Piemonte for that matter) you should check it out.

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The Rocca family has been making wine for decades, starting as early as the 1830’s. However, it wasn’t until 1978 that Bruno Rocca started making wine under the family name. And now his childern, Luisa and Francesco also work at the winery. You can see Luisa in the picture below. One of the prides of Barbaresco is the Rabaj√†, a very well known cru. tbt barbaresco tower

Wine of the Week

Cappellano Nebbiolo d’Alba

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Wine: Nebbiolo d’Alba

Producer: Cappellano

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2012

 

Eye: clear brownish red

Nose: roses, violets, earthy, cherries, some tar

Mouth: raspberry, red fruits, good acidity

 

 

Price Point: $27

Available at Vinmonopolet: no

Available at Systembolaget: no

Wine of the Week

Pira Dolcetto d’Alba 2015

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Wine: Dolcetto d’Alba

Producer: Pira

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Dolcetto

Vintage: 2015

 

Eye: ruby red

Nose: fruity, floral, dark cherries, strawberries,

Mouth: medium body, fruity, good tannins

 

Price Point: $11

Available at Vinmonopolet: No

Available at Systembolaget: Yes