Azelia's Nebbiolo brings me right back to the tasting room that lies at the beginning of the "Champagnemilå" hill in Castiglione.
Roberto Voerzio, famous for his work in the vineyard, has made a name for himself. When you try the wines, you understand why.
he story of Lorenzo Accomasso is a peculiar one. And he's a peculiar man. And his wines can be a bit peculiar too.
As Nicola so eloquently put it, 2018 is as skinny as Miley Cyrus. But skinny is not necessarily a bad thing.
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 →
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
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 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
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 →