Wines from Piedmont

Good day, Feastlings.

As a part of our continuous effort to help you feel comfortable trying new wines, our Last Sunday Wine Tasting this month will feature some wines from Giuliana Imports, which, while they bring in the odd wine from Argentina and Slovenia, focuses primarily on the wines of Spain and Italy. As it happens, they’ve just brought in a boatload (literally) of wines from Piedmont in particular, and we thought we’d be doing a disservice if we didn’t let Sam Holder and Andy Ramirez trot them out next Sunday, June 29th at 3:30. You’ll taste six truly elegant wines and foods matched to them.  The tasting is $35 and includes the paired snacks, plus Sam and Andy’s wit and charm. Do call us at 326-9363 if you want to make a reservation, as web and email reservations will not guarantee you a place at the tasting.

Trust Your Importer- Giuliana Imports

2012 Tenuta San Lorenzo Gavi (Cortese), Gavi DOCG $18.00

100% Cortese grown in calcareous soils with a high percentage of limestone. Grapes are cooled at harvest to avoid oxidation and fermented in stainless steel. Aged and settled for 3 months prior to bottling. Produced from 100% estate fruit. San Lorenzo Gavi sees no wood; it’s a more mineral and flinty wine with white peach fruit and herbal notes of sage and thyme.

2013 Matteo Correggia Arneis, Roero $22.00

Matteo Correggia was a pioneer in helping the Roero gain international recognition when there wasn’t much in the way of quality wine being produced. Today, the reputation of the Roero is rooted in much of the early work of Matteo and a few daring other pioneers. Matteo’s tragic death in a tractor accident in 2001 rallied many of the region’s leading winemakers to help his wife Ornella carry on. After a five year transitional period, Ornella took the helm and has been guiding and expanding the direction of the winery ever since.

2012 Mauro Molino Barbera d’Alba DOC $19.00

A delicious Barbera produced entirely in stainless steel. Intense, purple-red color gives way to ripe red fruits and mineral notes on the nose. Loaded with ripe and lush dark red fruits all balanced with natural acidity. This is a full-bodied Barbera with supple flavors and a long, dry finish.

2012 Sottimano Nebbiolo, Langhe $29.00

Declassified Barbaresco DOCG. The Langhe Nebbiolo, due to the severe green harvest done during the summer, has a deep brillant red, an intense, persistent nose of fruits and spices, with some hints of dried rose, cherries and tobacco. On the palate it shows a good, firm body and very refined tannins, with notes of violet, mint and a fresh, vibrant fruit.

2009 Vajra Barolo Albe, Barolo DOCG Albe $51.00

Sheer ruby red color. Aromas of red fruits and plums, flowers, pine needles and brushwood. Albe is a harmony of sophisticated and delicate flavors supported by an elegant acidity and ripe tannins.

2013 Ca’ del Re Moscato d’Asti DOCG $18.00

100% Moscato from vines averaging 20 to 50 years in age. All estate fruit grown on steep hillsides, soils are a mix of sand, limestone and clay. Harvests are in August, wine fermented at very low temperature for several weeks in autoclave, capturing the CO2.

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