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Classic Barolo from the Outstanding 2010 Vintage

Alessandro and Gian Natale Fantino “Riserva” Cascina Dardi Bussia (Barolo 2010) ~$53/bottle Barolo is a perfect marriage between a grape and a place. Indeed, the Nebbiolo variety – named after the fogs or “nebbia” that are normal during its late…

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Posted on 2018.04.04 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Barbaresco – Hard to Find a Better Value of Soulful Nebbiolo than Silvio Giamello’s 2014 Vicenziana

Silvio Giamello “Vicenziana” (Barbaresco 2014) Special 6-Pack Price: $194 (~$32/bottle) Value is so much more than price. What makes a Nebbiolo-based wine from Italy’s Barbaresco region so special? It’s a tale of a grape variety wholly adapted to the specific…

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Posted on 2018.02.07 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Value Barolo from a Respected Traditionalist in Top Cru

Guido Porro “Vigna Lazzairasco” (Barolo 2013) Special 6-pack price: $243 (~$41/bottle) Guido Porro is the fourth generation at an estate that has always been passed from father to son. He holds close to 20 acres on the western slopes of the Barolo…

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Posted on 2018.01.17 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

The Soul of Great Piedmont Nebbiolo

Silvio Giamello “Vicenziana” (Barbaresco 2013) $31.50/bottle From a tiny plot of 40-50 year old vines on less than five acres Silvio Giamello is crafting a classic, old-school wine with the delicate, nuanced fragrances of flowers, tar and minerals that one…

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Posted on 2017.02.01 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Sandro Fay “Cà Moréi” (Valtellina Superiore Valgella 2011)

$40/bottle SOLD OUT Less than 20 miles from the border of Switzerland, the upper Adda valley of Lombardy is a unique habitat for Italy’s northernmost wines produced from the Nebbiolo grape variety (locally known as Chiavennasca). The Valtellina zone…

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Posted on 2015.06.10 in Italy, Lombardy, Special Selections  |  Read more...

 

Paolo Scavino’s 2010 Barolos

Paolo Scavino owns 56 acres scattered among the most prestigious crus of the Barolo district. They produce highly sought after wines of exceptional quality that star on top restaurant wine lists throughout the world. Here is an opportunity to…

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Posted on 2015.02.04 in Italy, Piedmont, Special Selections  |  Read more...

 

From the Cellar: Affordable Aged Barolo

2001 Alessandro and Gian Natale Fantino Dardi Bussia Barolo $330 6-Pack ($55/bottle) Ever since we started talking about the move to Birmingham and the enhanced Elie Wine Co. we’ve been telling you that we were going to bring in…

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Posted on 2014.10.07 in Italy, Piedmont, Special Selections  |  Read more...

 


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