Tasting notes, New Arrivals from Piedmont; July 23, 2022


2021 Vietti
Roero / Langhe / Italy
100% Arneis
Sourced from the village of Santo Stefano Roero, Vietti’s Arneis is the product of 30+ year-old vines planted in the marine sediment soils. The resulting wine expresses minerality and subtly tropical fruit. 
2021 Baudana Dragon
On Sale for $17.99
Serralunga / Barolo / Italy
Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Nascetta
A perennial favorite, the latest Dragon release surprises with its richness of texture and present yet moderate acidity. Pleasantly punchy, this aromatic wine features a reverberating finishing note of crushed stone.
2021 DeForville
Ca del Buc

Barbaresco / Langhe / Italy
100% Chardonnay
Created from 35-40 year-old vines planted in limestone soils, Deforville produces this single site Chardonnay using indigenous yeasts and only stainless steel for fermentation and refinement.
2021 Antoniolo Rosato
“Bricco Lorella”
On Sale for $19.99
Coste della Sesia / Gattinara / Italy
100% Nebbiolo
The juice here spends just three hours with the skins making for a pale, delicate style of Rose, an ideal forum for the translation of Nebbiolo’s beguiling, flower-inflected character. 
2020 Altare
La Morra / Barolo / Italy
100% Barbera
Silky and packed with flavor, Altare’s Barbera offers aromas of toasted nuts and sour cherry. The wine is aged for 5 months in previously used barrels, which gently opens the many layers of red fruit present.
2018 Produttori del Barbaresco
On Sale for $39.99
Barbaresco / Langhe / Italy
100% Nebbiolo
The most important cooperative in Italy (the world?), the Produttori del Barbaresco produces textbook examples of Nebbiolo from a large contingent of fantastic growers. The value found here is unrivaled.