A Barolo by any other name...This is a beautifully crafted expression of Nebbiolo from the very northern reaches of Italy. Still tightly wound, it has a hint of anise and truffle on the nose, followed by bright cherry fruit. It's beginning to show leather and earth which will develop further is it ages. This wine is drinking well now (decant it for an hour or so before drinking), but will be even better in five years. A true gem, and a wine we're proud to carry.
Classic ripe Dolcetto fruit with delicate acidity, bright rasberry fruit and a teeny weeny bit of tannin. This is their "Cru" Dolcetto, and a resounding value for a wine of this quality.
Arneis is a native grape in Piemonte region known to produce aromatic wines with great acidity. And Luet showcases the grape so perfectly. Its nose is full of perfume of white flowers and pear. Medium body with great acids that finishes soft and clean. Fantastic food-friendly wine!
From one of the oldest producers of Barolo, this Barbera. The wine is deep ruby-red in color with purple tinges and opens with bright aromas of summer flowers and red cherry. It follows with the cherry, blackberry, black pepper and mineral flavors and finishes with healthy tannins and nice lift from refreshing acidity.
A Barbaresco by any other name...This is 100% Nebbiolo from Carema in Northwestern Italy and it is made by one of our favorite producers, Luigi Ferrando. This is a wine worthy of your attention. Still young, it offers aromas of mountain flowers and licorice followed by bright cherry fruit. Take some time with it and you will notice how it continues to change in your glass.
This is a mighty friendly wine. A zippy, green apple, tangerine, lime and mineral glass of happiness. The vines are grown on an ancient raised sea bed of clay, iron and mineral salts, and you can taste a hint of the sea on the finish. Winemaking Details: Aged in Tank
It’s hard not to get worked up about Walter Massa’s wines: he had a vision for a variety nobody wanted, worked in obscurity for years, rescued the grape, and doesn't talk about himself but about the territory of Colli Tortonesi. When you get lost going there, start asking people 100 km out and they know and love him, from the gas station guy to the producer next to him. A prophet, a farmer, a philosopher and someone that you’d want to share a glass of wine with at your table.
This is made from Barbera vines grown in the Colli Tortonesi in Piemonte. It’s a natural, non-filtered, everyday kind of vino. If Parker Posey were a wine she’d be Fuso: indie, hip, quirky, democratic and approachable. Classic cranberry and raspberry notes with zippy lemon-acidity and soft tannins. Lots of deliciousness for a deal. Winemaking Details: Unfiltered, Unfined, Wild Yeast Fermentation
We love this stuff and so does everyone we recommend this to. Not only is it affordable Nebbiolo, it's complex too. This producer is nestled on the ridge of a hill in the town of Barbaresco. They make traditional style wines in small quantities. When the budget doesn't allow for Barolo or Barbaresco, try this. Muscular, dark and lean with hints of tar.
When Piemonte producers aren’t drinking Barolo, they’re sipping on this. Made from the Dolcetto of the region. Tradition is revered by this fourth generation family run property. Bright cherry fruit, light to medium bodied, gentle acidity and soft tannins. A well made Dolcetto at a great price.