Fabio of G.B. Burlotto.
The last stop of my langhe trip this year, a unforgettable gentleman who talks with humility, wisdom, and is very friendly to an unknown journalist, me.
Hope to visit him again soon.
Oui, la bouteille a une forme étrange.
Mais outre ça, elle contient un vin plutôt délicieux. Gattinara, c’est une appellation du Alto Piemonte, un peu moins connue que ses voisines du sud comme Barolo. Toutefois, elle met aussi en valeur le magnifique nebbiolo, appelé couramment « spanna » dans le nord du Piémont. Ça a du caractère sans être trop corsé. C’est les fruits et le boisé en même temps. Et ça goûte tellement l’Italie. Arriver dans un beau souper avec ça = avoir l’air fancy à coup sûr.
Lets talk wine!
Tasting and talking about wine can be very daunting to most. There’s so much to know and so much etiquette to be aware of.
The best way to get your feet wet is by starting with grapes that have notes you cant confuse.
Montepulciano grape from Abruzzo speaks of dark shades, notes of ripe currants, blackberry, cherry, and toasted cinnamon.
A wine paired well with roasted game or dark berries.
Dont be shy, get your knowledge up and drink wine always 🍷
Some of the greatest joys of importing wine are the personal connections made with the people behind the wine. I don’t just mean with the winemakers and owners, but also in the vineyard and cellar, office workers, enologists and supporting family.
During one of the legendary Tuscan sunsets with all of their magical colors, I captured this charming photo of Vittorio Rossi, the owner and winemaker from one of our working partners in Chianti Classico, Quercia al Poggio, as he introduced us to Mario, the elder statesman of the property.
Mario was born on this once monastic site over ninety years ago, and when we visited last fall he told us he’d never spent a day outside of Tuscany and hardly a moment from working this Chianti hill in the commune of Barberino Val d’Elsa.
Behind every bottle is a group of unseen people who've poured their lives into the bottles we drink. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and the same could be said about any spirited wine. It’s never a one-person affair.
New wines from Corte Fiore! Appassimento is made from Montepucliano grapes, partially dried on the vine, grown in the coastal part of the Abruzzo region. The drying process adds a more concentrated fruit flavor and texture, which results in a more complex and fuller bodied wine. On the nose, aromas of wild cherry and red plum leap from the glass. Juicy fruit on the palate is balanced by bright acidity and ripe tannins. This extra dry Prosecco features a creamy fizz and a pleasantly fruity nose of lemons, peaches and pears.
That rosé feeling!..... #Staura#StauraCellars#NapaValley
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2016 Cantine Sant'Agata Baby Barbera d'Asti.
Yes, they do make other wines in Asti besides the famous / infamous Moscato d'Asti.
Full of crunchy red fruit that are pleasantly tart, but not in an unpleasantly tart way. Think tart cherries with a misting of cranberry. Light to medium bodied, with food friendly acidity. I wouldn't drink this without some sort of red sauce dish. Solid value and a screwcap, so a good one to keep on hand for impromptu pizza or meatball sub nights. I threw it in the freezer for 15 minutes to give it a light chill. Yummy.
I know a ton of my customers LOVE this wine ~ I always let you know when stock goes low so here it is. Our 2015 Montepulciano/Sangiovese Blend from Rosso Piceno, Italy is on its way out 😢 I’ll try to not buy it out tonight 🍷
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Botromagno ‘Nero di Troia’
100% Nero di Troia
2013 | 13.5%
Jay: A little known grape from the heel of the Italian boot and my first time trying it. What really surprised me about this wine was the maturity of the aroma. It’s only four and a half years old and it had the bouquet of a wine ten years old. It had aromas of amarena cherries, fruit cake, autumn leaves, maghony, warm ganache and furniture polish (a characteristic I only find in Italian wines that I absolutely love) also had a velvety and luscious texture that evokes a piece of chocolate slowly melting in your mouth.
Mo: Furniture polish yes, with the dirty rag, the old spray stuff in the yellow can. Love it!
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Blood orange panna cotta paired with Solerno blood orange liqueur. Yum! Who would like to taste this combo?
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