Posts tagged "Langhe"
Isabella Oddero

Isabella Oddero

Isabella Oddero from the zinfidel on Vimeo. Isabella Oddero of the famed historic Barolo house Oddero speaks about her families wines at Union Square Wines.
Nebbiolo, Fairy Dust, & Unicorns.

Nebbiolo, Fairy Dust, & Unicorns.

Somebody once told me that the difference between Barolo and Burgundy is that Barolo always tastes like Barolo.  Well.. I think that’s a load of crap.  I can think of no better way to prove this than with two of my favorite Nebbiolo wines which we shared with family this Thanksgiving holiday:  Burlotto Monvigliero Barolo...
Luca Currado Vietti @ USQ

Luca Currado Vietti @ USQ

Luca Currado Vietti from the zinfidel on Vimeo. Luca Currado Vietti is certainly one of the most enthusiastic wine makers one could ever hope to meet.  He is also one of the most passionate.  He barely took a breath when he spoke to a small crowd recently at Union Square Wines.  I have been a...
Best Dolcetto Ever: San Fereolo - Dogliani

Best Dolcetto Ever: San Fereolo – Dogliani

When’s the last time you drank Dolcetto?  Probably Roagna about two years ago for me.  I really just have never been that taken with Dolcetto.  Perhaps I have not taken it seriously because no one else does.  No one else except Nicoletta Bocca of San Fereolo that is. The Dogliani was a recommendation from September...
Traditional Barolo Discovery:  Fenocchio

Traditional Barolo Discovery: Fenocchio

While I am not an expert on Barolo by any means, I like to feel that I am pretty well briefed on a good selection of producers.  But when we ordered a bottle of Fenocchio Barolo Bussia 2003 recently at PT we were taking a gamble as I had no idea what we might be...
Eugenio Bocchino 2010 Roccabella - Langhe Nebbiolo Discovery

Eugenio Bocchino 2010 Roccabella – Langhe Nebbiolo Discovery

It’s been a minute since I name checked my favorite grape variety Nebbiolo.  But a nice Langhe Nebbiolo can work well at any time of the year, summer included.  The Eugenio Bocchino “Roccabella” Langhe Nebbiolo has been on my radar for a while thanks to the kind folks at Frankly Wines.  They have been pointing...
G.B. Burlotto & Fabio Alessandria @ USQ

G.B. Burlotto & Fabio Alessandria @ USQ

G.B. Burlotto is one of the most historic family firms in all of Piemonte, but has been a bit over looked until recently.  With one of the longest standing family traditions in the Langhe, they have been rediscovered by those who appreciate classically styled Barolo.  Their range of wines is impressive, and we tried nearly...
Burlotto 2009 Langhe Nebbiolo

Burlotto 2009 Langhe Nebbiolo

Burlotto is to Piedmont what López de Heredia is to Rioja.  This is an old family firm doing things, more or less, the way they always have done.  And the key to success (and true longevity) at López de Heredia is the key to success at Burlotto:  they have remained a family business.  This may...