Tasting notes, April 15, 2023; Wines of Piedmont

2021 Colombera
Bricco Bartolomeo
On Sale for $12.99
Tortonesi /  Italy
100% Cortese
Known for the production of the local Tortona specialty, Timorasso, Colombera also produces this lighter, crisper white from the Cortese varietal. The soils here are composed of clay.
2021 Correggia Arneis
$22.99 / Case Price $18.40
Roero / Langhe / Italy
100% Arneis
From vines planted in a combination of silt and clay, Correggia’s Arneis is aged in stainless steel tanks for six months on the fine lees. The resulting wine expresses minerality and subtly tropical fruit. 

2021 Vajra Rosso 
On sale for $13.99 

Langhe / Piedmont / Italy  
Barbera, Dolcetto, Freisa, Nebbiolo
Composed of young vine fruit from Vaira holdings in and around the commune of Barolo. Fragrant and juicy, this is a complex red that vies for “Best Red Value” vintage after vintage.
2020 Almondo Roero
$27.99 /
Case Price
Roero / Piedmont / Italy
100% Nebbiolo
The Almondo family handles nearly every step of the wine producing process – from farming to winemaking to marketing. While better known for their white wines, they are also experts at producing elegant red’s and this gorgeous, rose scented Nebbiolo is a perfect illustration.
2019 Giuseppe Nada Casot
$49.99 /
Case Price $40
Treiso / Barbaresco / Italy
100% Nebbiolo
Founded in 1900, Giuseppe Nada’s estate boasts 15 acres of prime sites in the village of Treiso. The Casot site features a southwest exposure allowing for ripe yet balanced grapes. This is a young wine from a generous vintage and a wonderful example of Nebbiolo.
2020 Castello di Neive Santo Stefano
$25.99 /
Case Price$20.80
Neive / Piedmont / Italy
100% Barbera
This is a special Barbera sourced from the revered Santo Stefano site which is typically reserved for the more noble (and valuable) Nebbiolo. Aged in 3500L oak barrels, this black cherry inflected wine may very well be the best Barbera value on the market.