Piedmont Italy Red Wine
2 x 2009 Costa di Bussia Tenuta Arnulfo Barolo
2 x 2011 Ordine Di San Giuseppe Nebbiolo D'Alba
2 x 2012 San Silvestro Domina Barbera d'Alba
If we wanted to offer you an in-depth taste of Piedmont, one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world, we'd have to be pretty generous. Because in our minds, a true taste of Piedmont starts with a plane ticket and a week-long villa rental, and ends with a thorough gorging on all things truffled. This is the next best thing though – one of the most delightful half cases of Piedmont red wine we could assemble at a reasonable price. You get two bottles each of an outstanding Barolo, the region's most regal wine (drink one bottle now, hold the other for a year or so); a delicious Nebbiolo from Alba (same grape as Barolo, just a little more approachable); and a Barbera d'Alba, an elegant, smooth, juicy red for pouring any night of the week. All three of these wines are food-friendly and crowd-pleasing – and they just might inspire you to book that plane ticket and villa.
With aromas of spice and dried flowers, this delightful red glides across the palate with fine tannins that are enveloped in red fruit flavors such as dried strawberries and sour cherries. Pair this wine with mushroom risotto, game, grilled and roasted meats and mature cheeses. While tasty now, this wine can be cellared until 2017.
This wine is a little shy on the nose at first sniff, but give it a couple of swirls in the glass, and pow – notes of sweet dried fig, date, cocoa and spice emerge. (Decant for optimal drinking pleasure.) The tannins are fairly soft and restrained for such a young Barolo, which allows the wine to show its incredible length and fruit complexity. And it still has a very long life ahead of it; this wine will evolve to be a true gem. Pair with mushrooms, truffles or gamy meats.
Just as with previous vintages, this is an excellent example of the juicy, mouthwatering Barbera grape. Lovely sweet yet tart red fruits on the palate shift to medium tannins and a long, enjoyable finish. Pair this with grilled meats, sausages and hearty pasta dishes.
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Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming