Saturday, February 26, 2022

Chianti Grand Tasting New York 2022

 



CHIANTI in NEW YORK

GRAND TASTING

2002





Join Chianti Classico at this Grand Tasting as they introduce the newest vintage as well as the new Additional Geographic Unit System.


About this Event: 


***The Chianti Classico Grand Tasting on Monday February 28th is currently sold out.***
*If you are still interested in attending please email chianticlassico@colangelopr.com*
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Celebrate one of the world’s most prestigious wine denominations, Chianti Classico, at a Walk-Around Tasting with over 50 wineries and educational seminars by renowned wine cartographer Alessandro Masnaghetti at The Altman Building in New York City on February 28, 2022.

In June 2021, Chianti Classico approved the project of the UGA system (Additional Geographic Units) to differentiate and highlight the differences in climate and soil type of 11 villages of the region. The introduction of the UGA system marked a milestone for Chianti Classico and will help define and better explain the unique taste profiles of its wines.

The New York event will offer a fully immersive experience to attendees who will be able to viscerally experience the unique landscapes that make Chianti Classico wines so sought after.

During the event you'll be able to taste Chianti Classico wines and speak with winery representatives, from small boutique wineries to some of this region's more established producers as well as learning about the UGA system from Wine Cartographer Alessandro Masnaghetti.



Monday February 28, 2022   

CHIANTI GRAND TASTING  ...  New York


Yes, the Grand Chianti Tasting is today. Having my morning coffee, and getting ready to head up to The Alman Building for the tasting. Well, two down and one to go, for this latest barrage of Italian WIne Tastings that started with the Brunello Tasting on Wednesday, followed by Tre Bicchieri on Friday, and now the CHiant Tasting today. Quite something. After two years of no tastings at all, due to the Pandemic, we now see a concentration of the 3 biggest Italian Wine Events of the year, all in a short 8 days time.


I'm looking forward to tasting some great CHianti and other wines made in the CHianti Zone. There will be a lot of wonderful Chinti wines to taste among the 50 participating estates, but I always have my sentimental favorites, which include Castello Verrazzano in Greve, from my good friend the Cavalier Luigi Cappellini, always some real authentic ( no Merlot, No Cab) Chianti wines, along with the estates great example of Vino Santo. Also in Greve, and along with Verrazzano as my two favorites are the wines from Villa Calinaia and my friends Conti Capponi, Sebastiano and Nicola Capponi, two brothers of the noble Florentine Family of Capponi. Villa Calcinaia is one of the most and important estates in all of Chianti Classico. The Capponi Family have been making wine in Greve for more than 500 years. Quite a pedigree. 

Third on the list, and along with Villa Calcinaia, the estate of Fontodi from Giovanni Manetti in Pnazano, the next town south of Greve on Chianti Classico'S Chaintigiana Road that runs sout from Florence in the North, to Siena on the southern end. On the first day that I ever visited a wine estate in Italy, and was given a private tour and tasting by the owner of the estate, the first estate was Villa Calcinaia and The Conti Capponi, and after we took a tour of Villa Calciania and had a wonderful lunch with the two Counts, we left and made our way to Panzano and the Fontodi Wine Estate to meet up with Giovanni Manetti, who took us on a tour of the cellears and the vindeyards, before bringing us inside for a tasting of Fontodi's wonderful Chainti, Vin Santo, and Super Tuscan (Flaccinella) Wines. It was quite a day, and one I cherish to this day,


Well, Boys and Girls. It's time to go. Up to 18th Street and the Altman Builing where all the wonderful Chianti, Vin Santo, and my Tucan Friends await. I will taste the fine wines, visit and chit-chat with friends, and I will report back to you tomorrow to let you know about the wine and how the day went. So Ciao for now. 


Daniele Bellino Z   "Teh New York Italian Food & Wine Guy"


Basta !













BEST CHIANTI of The DAY

My Favorite Chianti of The Day

Was CASTEELO VERRAZZANO CHIANTI CLASSICO Reserva 2016

An Amazing WIne, in Perfect Balance.

Any Wine that I say is Perfect Balance, it means the Wine is Great and as Good as It Gets








The CAPPELLINI'S

Silvia Cappellini and Daughter M. Cappellini

CASTELLO VERRAZZANO

GREVE, ITALY


At The CHIANTI GRAND TASTING in NEW YORK

Feb. 28, 2022



Just got back from the Chianti Tasting (New York). I drank a lot of great Chianti and some phenominal Vin Santo, and no Super Tuscans, which I thought they would be pouring at the tasting, but no. No problem. I was toatlly satisfied to be drinking just Chianti, and Vin Santo, the two great wines of the Chianti Classico Region. No need for any others.

I tasted at least 40 CHianti, and really enjoyed them. I loved the Chianti from ny friends the Capponi's at Villa Calcinaia, and the wines from my pal Cavaliere Luigi Cappellino of Catell Verrazzano in Greve. I have to sat, after tasting all of these wine, my favorite CHianti of all was the Chianti Verrazzano Reserva 2016. The iwne was amazing. It was my favorite CHianti of the day, as well as being my favorite wine of the past 8 days of 3 Major Italian Wine Tastings in the past 8 days. The Verrazzano Reserve Chianti 2016 was my favorite of hundreds ofItalian Wines in the past 8 days, plain and simple.

I tried about 15 VinSanto offerings from : Villa Calcinaia, Verrazzano, Felsia, Quercetto, Badia Colto Buono, Vicchamaggio and many more, and loved every single Vin Santo I tasted. They were all dilicious, but if I had to pick one that was my favorite, I'd have to say that it was the Vin Santo from Villa Calcinaia in Greve, in Chianti.

It was a great day of tasting. I saw a few good friends from Italy and a few New York Italian Wine Friends as well. Any day is great day when you drink Italian Wine.







Me & Conti Sebastiano Capponi

Of VILLA CALCINAIA

GHreve in Chianti






GIANTS of CHIANT

CONTI SEBASTIANO CAPPONI (L) Greve

With GIOVANNI MANETTI of FONTODI (R) in Panzano

With ITALIN FOOD & WINE WRITER Daniel Bellino Zwicke







Margherita Manetti

 Of FONTODI

The Daughter of GIOVANNI MANETTI

The Owner of FONTODI 

and President of The CHIANTI CONSORZIO



It was very nice to meet Margherita Manetti, daughter of my pal Goivanni Manetti
of Fontodi Wines, Panzano Italy.

Margherita is alovely young lady, and it was nice meeting her and cahtting with her about the family's wines and wine estate in Panzano. Naturally I saw her father, an old friend, Giovanni Manetti. 




VIN SANTO

From VILLA CALCINAIA

And VERRAZZANO

Both Estates in GREVE, ITALY




BACCHUS

The ROMAN GOD of WINE




















Thursday, February 24, 2022

Tre Bicchieri 2022 New York

 




TRE BICCHIERI 2022

NEW YORK









It's that time of year again. Well this year anyway, No Tre Biccieri last year (2021) du to the Covid Pandemic. Yes we missed it last year, so of course, we are looking forwatd to it that much more, this year.

We haven't had any tasting at all for almost two years now, so I'm quite happy about the current glut of Three Big Italian Wine Tasting in a weeks span, which began yesterday with The Brunello Tasting at the Alman Building on 5th Avenue. It was good, but I wasn't expecting the formatt the tasting was in, due to Covid. We sat at tables of 8 people each, we filled out cards (orders) of the Brunellos that we wanted to taste. Waiters took our orders, filled bottle carriers with the wines, brought them to the table and poured them into our glasses. It took a bit of getting used to, but after a little whoile it was fine. 

This wine tasting formatt had its pros and cons. The Pros being, it was a little more relaxed, and you got to sit and rest. The Cons being, # 1, it took a lot longer to get and drink your wines, # 2 You couldn't get to taste as many wines, due to the formatt. # 3 and one of the most important things to me and other, you couldn't really smooze. You didn't get to see as many people, as you would have in the normal walking around from table to table formatt.


Well enough of that. THat was yesterday. Tomorrow is the most Important Italian Wine Tasting of the year, "Tre Bicchieri" hosted each year ny Gamberro Rosso in New York, Italy, Hong Kong, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities around the World.

The Tre Bicchieri Tasting is of Italy's Best and most important wines from all regions of Italy. I love tasting the all the great Italian Wine, but again, a big factor in the pleasure of going to a Tre Biccjiero Tasting is the chance to see all of my Italian friends who make wine in Italy, as well as seeing all my New York Italian Wine Friends as well.

So, looking forward to tomorrow, seeing my friends and tasting a lot of Great Italian Wine. And as always, I will taste, take notes of my favorites, and I will report back tomorrow or the next day, and post all the info I can.

So, "Ciao for Now" !!!  Talk to you guys soon.

Basta! 



Daniel Bellino Zwicke

New York Italian Food & Wine Guy




Friday, February 25, 2022   "Tre Bicchieri Todat" !

Yes, it's Friday February 25, 2022, and the Tre Bicchieri 2022 New York wine tasting is today. Having my coffee at The Marlton, and getting ready to go up to The Metropolitan Pavillion on 18th Street to the tasting. Just looking over the list of wines that will be shown and available for tasting. A lot of great wines, "can't wait. Some of my favorites are : San Leornardo from my friend Anselmo Gonzaga, Tommasi Amarone Reserva 2009, Barbaresco "Santa Stefano" 2018 from by pal Italo Stupino, Ferrari "Perle" Brut 2016, Vietti Barolo Villero 2013 and Castiglione 2017, Allegrini Amarone 2017, Michele Chairlo Barolo "Cirequio" 2016. and many more. 

I'm heading up to the tasting in a few minutes. I will drink, taste, see friends, and have a wonderful time, a time you should always have a wonderful time drinking Italian Wine. And I'm lookin forward to seeing Antonio Rallo, who I haven't seen in a couple years, looking forward to seiing my pal Antonio Rallo from Donnafuata (Marsala, Etna, Sicily) and tasting some great Italian Wines, at Tre Bicchieri, New York 2022. Caio for now

DBZ





YESTERDAY

The BRUNELLO TASTING






The BRUNELLO TASTING


NEW YORK





Brunello Donatella Colombini

2017






POGGIO SOTTO

BRUNELLO

2017

2016 RESERVA






TABLES of BRUNELLOS






NEW YORK







BRUNELLO
















Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The BRUNELLO Tasting

 






BRUNELLO

Some of My Favorites


 The Brunello tasting is tomorrow. Can't wait. The New York Brunello Tasting is always an event I look forward to. I'll be drinking the newly released Brunello di Maontacino 2016, the Reserve Brunellos of 2015, Moscadello di Maontalcino, Super Tuscan offerings and wines from the San Antimo Region within Montalcino.

When it comes to Brunello, there is without question one Brunello producer who makes my favorite Brunello of all, and that's Fattoria Barbi and their Brunello Normale and Brunello Reserva, with its amazing Red Label that I love so much. Barbi is one of Montalcino's oldest producers, among the First 30, they make amaing Brunello and other wines, and they have one of the most Gorgeous Wine Cellars in the wole of Italy. Bar none.

My second favorite Brunello comes form my pal  Conti Franceso Maruni Cinzano, who along with his family own the great wine estate Col d' Orcia in Montalcino, producing some of, easily the World's Best Brunello. Francesco, always has wonderful older vintages of his wonderful Brunello for me to taste, and it is always a very special treat when I do, especially when he taste me on his most amazing Brunello Reserva Poggio al Vento. This particular time, Francesco tasted me 2004 vintage of the Col d' Orcia Brunello "Poggio al Vento" Reserva 2004.



I'm looking forward to seeing some of my Italian friends from Montalcino, as well as drinking their wines. It's going to be quite a day, needless to say, all those wonderful 2015 and 2016 Brunellos, the Moscadellos, Rosoo di Montalcinos and other wines from Montalcino.

As always, I look forward to seeing Conti Francesco Conzano Maruni, the Colombinis from Barbi, other friends from Italy, and my New York Italian Wine Friends as well. They'll all be there. We'll drink Brunello and munch on Salami and Cheese, Chit-Chat and catch up, as this (finally) will be the first big Italian Wine Tasting in New York in Two Years, since the Worldwide Pandemic started back in early 2020. 

Of numerous things that have changed our lives as the results of the Pandemic, I really can't complain too much, but I must say, "I really miss going to Italian Wine Dinners, Luncheons, and Tastting," and now, finally I have my first in two years, tomorrow at The Benvenuto Brunello New York Tasting 2022. And if that wasn't enough? Friday is an even bigger event, and the one, that when it comes to Italian Wine in New York, it is the biggest most improtant Italian Wine Event of The Year, and that is the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Tasting, which is Friday February 25th, 2022 ... The Tre Bicchieri Tasting is of what according to Gambero Rosso are the Best Italian Wines of the year, and are scored by glasses: 1, 2, or 3, with Three Glasses as a top rating for Italian Wines. For those who may not know Ganbero Rosso is the Italian Food and Wine Magazine, that is the Wine Spectator of Italy, just to give you an idea.

Anyway, enough on Tre Bicchieri, we were talking about Brunello and the wines of Mantalcino, and the Benvenuto Brunello Tasting, weren't we?  I will go to the tasting, see my friends, taste the Brunello, have a good time, and I will report back to you within the next couple of days to talk about about the Tasting, the Brunellos, and the other wines, and as always, I will tell you which Brunellos I like best.

So, until tomorrow and the day after, have a good day, one and all.



Daniel Bellino Zwicke



"We will be tasting Brunello 2017, the latest release of Brunellos, as well as the Brunello Riservas 2016, a vintage considered to be one of the greatest in Moantalcino.



BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO 2016  "A GREAT VINTAGE"


Yes 2016, as was 2015, a great vintage for Brunello. Some say one of the greatest.
All the wheather conditions were just about as good as one growing Sangiovese Grosso grapes in Montalcino could possible want. The combination of Rain, Sun, and Temeratures was ideal thoughtout the growing and harvest season in Montalcino. In Montalcino, it wasn't too hot, it wasn't too dray, "It was just Right."

When all is said and done, yes this was one of the Great Vintages for Brunello, and should stand out as Legendary. Stock up, store, and enjoy now and years down the road.



TOP BRUNELLO PRODUCERS 


ARGIANO
COL d'ORCIA
FATTORIA BARBI
Valdicava
LISINI
ALTESINO
CASTELLO ROMOTORIO
ANGELO SASETTI
LIVIO SASSETTI




BRUNELLO SASETTI



Angelo Sassetti has been producing Brunello from the Pertimali estate in Montalcino for over 35 years. Based in his farmhouse, he hand manicures his vineyards and controls crop levels vigorously.

This, combined with his unfiltered winemaking techniques, not only preserves the quality of his harvest and his land, but maximizes the beauty and ageability of his wines. Together with his wife, Rosie, with each vintage Angelo produces a Brunello that is truly in a class of its own.








BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO

"ERTAMALI"

Angelo Sassetti






GALLO NERO

"The BLACK ROOSTER"

CHIANTI









Monday, February 21, 2022

How to Make NEGRONI Recipe Bellino

 





BITTER CAMPARI 

Leonetto Cappiello Vintage Poster Design

FINE ART PRINT






HOW to MAKE a NEGRONI




"The NEGRONI"



Basic NEGRONI Recipe by Bellino


Ingredients :

 ounce Campari
1 ounce Sweet Vermouth
1 ounce Gin
Ice
Orange

1. Fill a Rocks-Glass or Highball Glass with Ice.
2)  Add Campari, Sweet Vermouth, and Gin.
3) Stir ingredients. Garnish with a piece of Orange Peel or slice of Orange.

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Note: Orsen Wells after discovering the Negroni while writing a screenplay in Rome, wrote in a correspondence back home thathe had discovered a delightful  Italian Cocktail, “The Negroni.” Welles stated, “It is made of Bitter Campari which is good for the liver, and of Gin which is bad. The two balance each other out.”


The BELLINO NEGRONI


Best Selling Italian Cookbook author  Daniel Bellino Zwicke has been drinking Negroni's since he had his first in Rome, Italy, way back in the Summer of 1985. Daniel loves his Negroni, and it gets him just a bit perturbed at the cocktails over- popularity of late (the past 6 Years), as he feels it cheapnes his beloved Italian Cocktail, as Daniel says, "Now everybody and their Grandmother drinks them" When not so many people drank them, and very few ever even heard of the Negroni at all, it made drinking them, that much more special. Now? Well you can't stop progress as they say.


The BELLINO NEGRONI

Bellino, who knows a thing or two about Negronis, says he likes his own specail way, deviating slightly for what is the standard recipe of equal parts of Gin, Sweet Vermouth, and Campari on the rocks, with a fresh slice of Orange. Daniel says, he likes his Negroni with 1/3 Campari, with the other 2/3 of his Negroni made up of a bit less Gin (less than a third), and a bit more than a third of Sweet Vermouth over ice, with a splash of Club Soda, and of course an Orange slice. That's "The Bellino Negroni" Basta.


PS ... Bellino says "Tucci has the Negroni all Wrong." Shame on you Stanley. In his book, Tucci calls for half of the drink to be made with Gin, and the other half, with equal parts of Campari and Sweet Vermouth. ONG Stanley? This would make a horrible Negroni with so much Gin, overpowering the Sweet Vermouth and Campari.

Bellino says, while it is OK to tweak the Negroni just a bit, such a drastic change with half the cocktail made with Gin, would completely destroy the drink, and turn it totally "out of balance" unlike the Bellino Negroni, with just a minor change (less Gin), making for a superb cocktail.






CAMAPRI









BITTER CAMPARI


DRINK YOUR COFFEE

DRINK a NEGRONI

CAMAPRI & SODA

WHATEVER ?






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Friday, February 18, 2022

History of Barolo



BAROLO




A BRIEF HISTORY of BAROLO

The history of Barolo wine begins in pre-Roman times, with the first rudimentary vine cultivation of the Ligurian Statielli.
Piedmont began to attract the attention of the Gauls, and later of the Romans, for the quality of the wine produced in the Alba area.

Barolo wine was produced from Nebbiolo grapes. Thomas Jefferson described it as a wine “almost as lovable as Bordeaux and as lively as Champagne,” so sparkling and sweet (very different from how we know it today).

The history of Barolo has its turning point with the French oenologist Louis Ouart who, thanks to the impetus of Juliette Colbert and Camillo Benso di Cavour, bottled a dry and firm red wine, modern and elegant. Cavour wanted a wine that could cheer up the demanding European courts and compete with the great French wines of the time: it’s 1844 and the Barolo phenomenon is about to begin.

Subsequently, between the two world wars the popularity of Barolo exploded, new vineyards were planted and Barolo wine established itself as one of the greatest wines in the world. In 1927 the production areas for Barolo wine were defined in the Official Gazette, and in 1980 Barolo became DOCG wine.

The history of Barolo continues since the 80s: the Langhe are in full swing and the winemaking techniques are adapting to the times.

The traditional winemaking of Barolo is starting to contrast with the school of the modernists (among these the famous revolutionaries Barolo Boys ). The latter began to adopt shorter vinification and refinements in barriques, giving light to more colorful wines, less tannic and with aromas of sweet spices.

Consequently, these interpretations of an international character created not a few criticisms from traditionalists, as was made famous by the famous ‘j’accuse’ of Barolo by Bartolo Mascarello in 1996 which read: ‘No Barriques, No Berlusconi’.




Barolo Macarello's Famous Label

"No BARRIGQUE NO BERLUSCONO"

BAROLLO MASCARELLO

1999


In summary, today the bitter contrasts seem to have faded while the only winner has remained Barolo. It has become one of the most popular wines internationally thanks to its unique and inimitable charm.


BAROLO SPECIFICATIONS

Barolo DOCG must be produced exclusively with 100% Nebbiolo grapes in the Piedmontese Langhe in the municipalities of Barolo, La Morra, Monforte, Serralunga d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto, Novello, Grinzane Cavour.

The municipalities of Verduno, Diano d’Alba, Cherasco and Roddi are only partially affected.

The specification provides that Barolo wine can enter the market from January 1st of the fourth year following the harvest (refining at least 18 in wood), or from January 1st of the sixth year following the harvest for the Riserva type (refining at least 18 months in Wood). The third type of Barolo is Barolo Chinato, an aromatized meditation wine produced starting from Barolo wine, to which alcohol, sugar, spices, herbs and roots are added. Discover the food and Barolo Chinato pairings.




"BAROLO BOYS"



BAROLO CRUS and TERROIR

The Barolo area is characterized by a great geological variability. In fact, the stratification of the soil has marine origins: the hills of the Langhe emerge from an ancient marine gulf, where sandstones and clays have settled over the centuries.

Today, three macro-types of soil can be identified: the oldest is that of Serralunga d’Alba and a part of Monforte, characterized by Lequio formations. In the surroundings of Monforte d’Alba and Castiglione Falletto the soil is mainly composed of Diano sandstones originated following ancient submarine landslides. Between Barolo and La Morra we find the characteristic marl of Sant’Agata.




Map of Barolo


The latter is the most widespread type of soil in the Langhe and presents a fair variability between the component of sand, silt and clay.

Each hill in the Langhe enjoys its own specific microclimate
The composition of the land is therefore heterogeneous and varies greatly not only between municipality and municipality, but also between plots of the same vineyard. This great geological variability, combined with the variation of the microclimate and the winemaking tradition of the various areas, explains the vast quantity of Barolo crus, present in the various municipalities of the area.

The first Barolo cru of which there is evidence is the Cannubi, in Barolo, reported on the label as early as 1751.

What are the best Barolo crus? Among the other Barolo crus we can mention some important ones such as Bussia, Brunate, Cerequio, Francia, Monprivato, Parafada, Villero, Bricco Boschis, Monvigliero, Prapò, Rocche di Castiglione, Rocche di Annunziata

But the Barolo crus are truly innumerable and each boasts productions of undisputed quality and identity.


BAROLO - BEST VINTAGES

Which Barolo to choose? It is not enough to know which are the best wineries in Barolo if you are not aware of the best vintages.

Discover the ranking of the best Barolo vintages from 1970 to today with the evaluation expressed in stars. The classification ranges from the maximum excellence of five stars, for the best vintages of Barolo, to a minimum of one star.


1970✭✭✭✭
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1972
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1995✭✭✭✭
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1998✭✭✭✭✭
1999✭✭✭✭
2000✭✭✭✭/1/2
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2002✭
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2008✭✭✭✭✭
2009✭✭✭1/2
2010✭✭✭✭✭
2011✭✭✭/1/2
2012✭✭✭/1/2
2013✭✭✭✭
2014✭✭✭
2015✭✭✭✭1/2
2016✭✭✭✭✭
2017✭✭✭
2018✭✭✭1/2




BAROLO "MOST FAMOUS"



CONTERNO "MONFORTINO"   RESERVA 1978

The Most Famous Vintage of All

Of what serious Barolo Afficianados consider the singel Greatest Barolo of all.



Conterno’s Monfortino has long been among the most celebrated Barolos. Its hallmark is the very long ageing it receives. The 1970 vintage was aged for a decade in large casks before being bottled, and the 1978 was aged for eight years. Despite the fact that the vines were only four years old, the wine proved to be remarkable and won wide acclaim.

In the 1970s there were far fewer bottles of Barolo produced than there are today. Monfortino was regarded as the ultimate ‘traditional’ Barolo, eschewing any use of barriques or other non-local practices. When Giacomo Conterno established the Monfortino brand, all producers in Barolo were ‘traditional’. However, the estate has never wavered in its adherence to the style it has practised for many decades. Today the minimum cask-ageing for Monfortino is seven years.

Monfortino is not a selection of the best barrels, but a parcel selection made shortly before harvest. The best parcels can vary from year to year. Only when their quality is significantly superior to the rest of Cascina Francia is the selection vinified separately, in open-top vats. There is no temperature control, thus running the risk of a stuck fermentation, and the maceration period is long, at up to five weeks. Monfortino is then aged in large casks of 2,000 to 7,500 litres.

When the regular Barolo has aged in cask for a year or two, the final decision is taken on whether to blend the Monfortino selection with the regular wine, or whether to designate it as Monfortino. If the decision is to produce Monfortino, it is aged for at least seven years, compared to four for the regular Barolo. Only a wine of great natural concentration and structure can withstand the potential drying effect of such long ageing in wood. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration. Between 7,000 and 10,000 bottles are produced.


Description: It is olfactively articulated in a kaleidoscope of floral timbres among which wisteria and violet stand out, followed by small red fruits and medicinal herbs, embellished with suggestions of austere spices, tobacco, goudron and blood shades. On the palate it is rich and enveloping, with compact and powerful tannins that evolve in progression towards the finish of extraordinary persistence in which the fruit is the protagonist.

A historic and iconic wine born from the best vintages and the best grapes of the renowned cru Francia in Serralunga d’Alba in 1978. Undisputed protagonist in the history of the Langhe: titanic, exciting and sensational persistence and evolutionary potential. Without any doubt among the most famous, historical and best Barolo wines.


BAROLO GIUSEPPE RINALDI



BAROLO GIUSEPPE RINALDI

"BRUNATE"  20216



An iconic, sincere and imperishable wine, made by the famous winemaker Giuseppe Rinaldi, known as citric for its stubbornness. Deservedly among the best for the disarming sincerity in becoming an uncompromising narrator of the sensational expressiveness of Barolo. Certainly among the best, most famous and historical Barolo wines.

Nose rich in facets, including aromas of cherries in alcohol, black licorice, dried flowers and mentholated balsamic hints and orange peel. On the palate it develops harmoniously on an enveloping tannic texture. Good persistence finish.



BAROLO 2016 - BARTOLO MASCARELLO

Description: The bouquet is articulated on intense tones of ripe red fruits, withered flowers, continuing its evolution towards notes of roasting, tobacco, returns of camphor and sylvan suggestions of autumn woods. The mouth is full and dry, the powerful and material tannins in progress spread over the palate and are well balanced by a strong acidity. The finish is of great persistence with delicate references to fruit and spices.
A classic and sincere wine of extraordinary evolutionary potential born from one of the most iconic wineries in the Langhe. Ineffable expression of the varietal character of Nebbiolo. An icon of Italian enology, deservedly among the most famous, historical and best Barolo wines.







BAROLO

BARTOLO MASCARELLO 2016








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