Italian wine lovers rejoice because we’ve got discounts on offer for one of the top producers in all of Piedmont if not all of Italy. The Vietti Winery’s prestige speaks for itself and any attempt at describing their merits would be only a carbon copy of what the world has been saying for years. These wines are good. REALLY good. It’s no surprise because the estate has some of the most envious vineyard holdings to be found in all of Barolo.
Here’s the simple reason why you should acquire and drink Vietti wines: they’re underpriced. Yep. You heard what I said. The quality that this estate is achieving year after year is on an absolute par with the most expensive and legendary Barolo producers that exist.… Read the rest
When speaking about the wines of Gaja, one must realize they’re speaking about a man, the growth of an entire region, and the actual juice that’s in the bottle. It’s impossible to separate the three. Angelo Gaja (pictured on the right) was an individual that forever changed the perception of Piemonte and Italian wine on the global market. Largely taking over his family estate in 1961, Angelo recognized the international disinterest in fine Italian wine and he began a journey of reinventing the vinous identity of his home village of Barbaresco and the nation as a whole.
Early on, there were a few key innovations that Gaja is largely recognized as pioneering in his region. Firstly, he dramatically lowered vineyard yields across his properties to focus on developing intense concentration at the cost of of overall volume.… Read the rest
Cabernet Franc grapes on the vine
Cabernet Franc along with Sauvignon Blanc is a genetic parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. The grape is noticeably more thin-skinned than its offspring, and ripens earlier in the growing season which has long made it a dependable variety for the production of fine wine.
Some wines from my wedding. Do you trust this man?
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