by Marty Cook
Some of my most favorite wines come from Piemonte, Italy which also happens to be the ancestral homeland of my mother’s family. Located at the foothills of the Piedmont Mountains in northwestern Italy, the area is home to cities such as Turin and Asti. The region has a rich tradition in winemaking, where many outstanding wines (both red and white) are produced.
Our presentation focuses on red wines made from grapes that could almost be referred to as the “noble red grapes” of Piemonte. Of course, I am referring to Dolcetto, Barbera, and Nebbiolo.
Joe Via and I will co-host this event, and we are really excited about the three wines that we will discuss! So, please consider joining us on Sunday, January 24th at 3:30 pm for the next in an ongoing series of Virtual Wine Tasting events.
In advance of our presentation, please secure one, two, or all three of the following offerings! They are readily available in Pennsylvania’s premium Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores, but don’t wait too long to secure your order – at these price points, supplies may not last. The PLCB codes, product names, and prices follow:
Code #83453 ~ Luigi Einaudi Dogliani Superiore “Vigna Tecc” 2018
Deep ruby red with shades of violet. Fresh, rich, fruity bouquet, full bodied with intense fragrances of woodland, pleasantly tannic and a slightly almond final note.
Of a dry and moderately acidic taste, after a year of ageing in steel and wood, two months of refinement in glass, it has a good body and full taste with a long final almond note, typical of this wine.
Code #79301 ~ Bersano Generala Barbera Nizza Riserva 2016
Chairman’s Selection®, Originally Quoted at $49.00
“A fresh, fruity Barbera with crushed-berry, orange-peel and spice character. Medium body. Juicy finish.” — 91 Points James Suckling, Aug 2020
“Ripe red and black berry fruits complemented by spicy dark chocolate shavings delight on the robust nose. The sturdy palate shows good structure with fine, firm, ripe tannin mixed in on the smoldering finish. Another compelling Nizza Barbera from Bersano at an incredible price point!” — Josh Hull, PLCB Chairman’s Selection Buyer
Code #79289 ~ Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Monfalletto 2016
Chairman’s Selection®, Originally Quoted at $60.00
“This is one of a fabulous set of new releases, starting with this classic Barolo that is linear, direct and beautifully focused. The fruit is soft, elegant and open-knit in nature, with berry nuances, oak spice and crushed limestone. I also notice a specifically minty note that I recall from previous vintages, only it appears with more brilliant clarity in this beautiful 2016.” — 95 Points Wine Advocate, Jul 2020
“The 2016 Barolo Monfalletto is a gorgeous wine that shows just how fabulous the year is. Bright, floral and light on its feet, the 2016 is all class. The elegance and refinement of La Morra come through loud and clear in a mid-weight, aromatically expressive Barolo that hits all the right notes. Best of all, the 2016 will drink well right out of the gate. This is such a gorgeous and classy wine. Wow.” — 95 Points Vinous Media, Feb 2020
You are invited to the following scheduled Pennsylvania Wine Society event via Zoom:
“Red Wines of Piemonte” (a presentation about red wines from the Piedmont Region of Northwestern Italy)
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