March 2016 - Piedmont

Discover Piedmont Tasting – March 15th, 2016, held at Cafe Ten, hosted by Burrows Lightbourn

Discover Piedmont Tasting – March 15th, 2016, held at Cafe Ten, hosted by Burrows Lightbourn

Pio Cesare Gavi DOCG 2014

Area: Province of Alessandria, Piedmont

Description: At its best, Gavi is fruity and aromatic, occasionally with mineral notes and a tangy, citric finish. Drink now.
Price: $23.95

Paired with Bagna Cauda; Olive oil, Garlic and Anchovy Fondu, Bread sticks and raw vegetables

La Spinetta Barbera d’Asti ‘Ca Di Pian’ DOCG 2010

Area: Province of Asti, Piedmont;
Description: From the only DOCG zone for Barbera. Beautiful and complex
aromas of blueberry, dried plums and sandal wood. Complex, vibrant,
focused wine with refreshing acidity and ripe fruit. Age up to 10 years.
Price: $33.85

Pio Cesare Barbera D'Alba DOC 2013

Area: Province of Cuneo, Piedmont
Description:
The Barbera grapes grown in the Barolo area, give full structure,
plummy and complex flavour, with spicy and ripe fruit, blackberry aroma
and a hint of toasted tobacco. Age from up to 7 years. Price: $27.50

Paired with: Carne Cruda: Beef tartare, Garlic, Capers, Lemon and Olive Oil

La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2012
Area: Province of Cuneo, Piedmont
Description:
This is a declassified Barbaresco from the top rated Starderi cru
vineyard. Musky aromas of strawberry, tobacco and wiled herbs. sweet and
spicy in the mouth, with good grip and firm acidity to the flavors of
strawberry and mint, aromatic and elegant. Age up to 15 years.
Price: $32.45

La Spinetta Barbaresco ‘Bordini’ DOCG 2010
Area: Province of Cuneo, Piedmont
Description:
From the ancient cru, Bordini in Neive. Aromas of flower leaf, dried
fruit and spice follow through to a full body with round, chewy tannins
and a savory, tea, ginger and berry aftertaste. Good tannins, very
structured. Best between 2016 - 2035
Price: $54.90

Paired with: Tortellini Carne Di Maiale: Braised Pork Tortellini, Hazelnut, Sage and White Truffle Butter

Pio Cesare Barolo 'Ornato' DOCG 2011
Area: Province of Cuneo, Piedmont
Description:
Executed in a bolder style, the 2011 Barolo ‘Ornato’ (cru - vinyard) is
in the Serralunga d’Alba township where Nebbiolo tends to show more
structure, power and density. This is a very rich Barolo, dense, with
supple tannins, full concentrated ripe fruit, with an extremely long
life. It is produced in small quantities and only in excellent vintages.
Best between 2018–2028.
Price: $99.45

Paired with: Coniglio Ragu, Parmesan and Rucola Polenta: Rabbit Ragu, Parmesan and Arugula Polenta

Bella Poderi Luigi Einaudi Barolo 'Cannubi' 2011 DOCG
Area: Province of Cuneo, Piedmont
Description:
Cannubi is one of the great cru vineyard sites of the entire Barolo
region. Its name is synonymous with a degree of ripeness, richness,
freshness and complexity that is known throughout the world. A dense and
velvety red with lots of chocolate, berry and spice character. Hints of
mushroom too. Full body. Chewy and rich finish. Best between 2018 –
2035.
Price:$70.40

Bella Romano Marengo Ca'Rome' Barolo ‘Rapet' DOCG 2003
Area: Province of Cuneo, Piedmont
Description:
Ca' is short for "Casa" (home). Located at the top of the Rabajà hill -
Barbaresco's historical cru, this winery has been producing classic
wines since 1980. Rapet is a single-vineyard cru from Serralunga a’Alba,
renowned for its structure. Best between 2009 - 2018
Price: $67.60

Paired with: Porcini Arancini: Crispy Wild Mushroom Risotto Balls

Bella La Spinetta Barbaresco 'Starderi' DOCG 2004
Area: Province of Cuneo, Piedmont
Description:
From 40 – 50 year old vines in this cru in Neive, made this arguably
the best bottlings from La Spinetta (and the region) up to this point.
The balance, density, complexity and use of oak are all masterful. Best
between 2010 - 2025
Price: $164.25

Marcarini Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2014

Area: Province of Alessandria &
Asti, Piedmont Description: Moscato d’Asti is an extraordinary dessert
wine – sweet yet fresh, intensely aromatic – whose delicate sparkle,
lively flavors and bubbly grapeyness are the pride of the region. Drink
young with anything sweet. Price: $18.25

Paired with: Nocciola Cioccolato Torta Di Formaggio: Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

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