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 →

Autunno con il Barolo di La Morra

During the month of November you can taste a vadt variety of wines from the town of La Morra at the Cantina Comunale! Every Saturday in November there is a big tasting, featuring a dozen wines from the surrouding wineries. For only €15 you can taste over 40 wines from great producers! If you're in... 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

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 →

Dolcetto for days

Mauro Veglio Dolcetto d'Alba 2016 Wine:  Dolcetto d'Alba Producer: Mauro Veglio Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: dolcetto Vintage:  2016     Eye: intense ruby red, just like dolcetto should look Nose: floral and fruity, cherries and berries Mouth: smooth, fresh, easy to drink, frutiy Price Point: $16 Available at Vinmonopolet: no Available at Systembolaget: no

What were the favorite wines?

In a weekend with A LOT of good wines, there are bound to be a few favorites! I enjoyed most of the wines, but like always there are ones you love and ones you maybe don't like as much. For me round 4, the last round, was the best one. The Veglio 1997 and Altare... Continue Reading →

Piemontefestival

Roberto Damonte runs the winery with his brother Massimo. Massimo is responsible for the vineyards, while Roberto works in the cellar. The winery started production in 1950, and now makes over 20 wines.

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