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Piemontegirl Tasting

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 →

Barbera the Mario Fontana way!

Cascina Fontana Babera d'Alba 2016 Wine: Barbera d'Alba Producer: Cascina Fontana Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Barbera Vintage: 2016   Eye: deep ruby red Nose: roses, cherries, red fruits, spices Mouth: fresh, dry, good acidity Price Point: $23 Available at Vinmonopolet: no Available at Systembolaget: no

Wine of the Week

Cavallotto Dolcetto d'Alba 2016 We all know I am a huge fan of both dolcetto and Cavallotto. So the combination of them both - wow! Cavallotto ages their dolcetto for 6 month in slavonian oak bottim then in cement tanks for 6 months. In my opinion you can store this dolcetto for 5-10 years, but... Continue Reading →

Fratelli Revello Dolcetto

Fratelli Revello Dolcetto 2013 Wine: Dolcetto d'alba Producer: Fratelli Revello Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Dolcetto Vintage: 2013   Eye: violet, red color Nose: fruity, roses, red cherry Mouth: fruity, fresh, red berries, Price Point: $12 Available at Vinmonopolet: no Available at Systembolaget: no

Cascina Fontana

Perno has to be the best kept secret in Piemonte. You will not only find one of the best restaurants, Republicca di Perno, but you will also find Cascina Fontana. And I finally had the pleasure of visiting the winery. Mario Fontana and his son gave us a tour of the small, but beautiful wine... Continue Reading →

Have you tried Giovanni Corino Dolcetto?

Giovanni Corino Dolcetto d'Alba 2016 Wine: Dolcetto d'Alba Producer: Giovanni Corino Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: dolcetto Vintage: 2016   Eye: dark red, violet hue Nose: dark berries, fruity, hints of hay Mouth: light to medium bodied, smooth, fresh and fruity Price Point: $12 Available at Vinmonopolet: no Available at Systembolaget: no

Wine Night at Cascina Nuova

Wine Night a la Piemontegirl Remember I asked you for advice on how to run a Wine Tasting? Well, here is how it went! My very talented friend Elena Baseotto made me some tasting sheets, and I decided to go for 3 wines next to each other: dolcetto, barbera and nebbiolo. The knowledge level among... Continue Reading →

Wine of the Week

Wine Review: Andrea Oberto Langhe Nebbiolo 2012   Wine: Langhe Nebbiolo Producer: Andrea Oberto Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Nebbiolo Vintage: 2012   Eye: ruby red, garnet reflections Nose: floral, violets, red fruits, Mouth: warm, rich, balanced   Price Point: $18 Available at Vinmonopolet: No, but you can find his Barolo and Dolcetto Available at... Continue Reading →

Wine of the Week

Mauro Veglio Barbera d'Alba   Wine: Barbera d'Alba Producer: Mauro Veglio Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Barbera Vintage: 2014   Eye: Intense ruby red, some violet Nose: red fruits, cherry and plums Mouth: well balanced, good acidity, mineral, medium body     Price Point: $19 Available at Vinmonopolet: Yes

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