Piemonte is by far my favorite Italian wine region. I believe Barolo and Barbaresco, two wines made from the Nebbiolo grape, represent the pinnacle of Italian winemaking. They are serious wines, elegant, long-lived ant thought provoking. They also go great with Alba truffles.
But for everyday drinking, the Piemontese, and us for that matter, look to other wines, wines that pair well with food due mainly to their great acidity, and do not fetch the high prices Barolo and Barbaresco command.
So, please join us on this blustery day, Friday, January 18 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm to taste one white and 3 red wines that are my go-to wines for most any Italian food.
Wines to be poured:
DeForville Langhe Arneis 2011 $19.75 - ful-bodied, floral, aromatic wine - a perfect winter white.
Roagna Dolcetto d'Alba 2011 $19.50 - very traditionally styled, organic, dark fruits, firm tannin.
DeForville Nebbiolo d'Alba San Rocco 2010 $23.50 - same grape as Barolo and Barbaresco, but much more approachable, single vineyard, rose petal, dark cherry, tar.
I have visited two of the three estates above and can vouch for their attention to detail, respect for their vineyards and honesty in their winemaking.
Bonus - 10% off the wines all day.
See you there.