Tasting notes, Wines of Piedmont: Dec. 10, 2022


2021 Le Piane“Boca” Bianco
$32.99 /
Case Price $26.40
Boca / Piedmont / Italy
100% Erbaluce
Known best in the village of Caluso, Erbaluce is also grown in very small quantities in the commune of Boca. Le Piane’s Bianco is aged in a combination of concrete, amphora and acacia barrels. A unique and exciting rarity.
2021 Vajra Rosabella
On Sale for $17.99
Langhe / Piedmont / Italy
100% Nebbiolo
The Vajra family produces some of the best wines in Barolo. Their delightful Rosabella impresses with its vivacity and charm. This cuvee is produced using the saignee method.
2021 Domenico Clerico Visadi
$19.99 / Case Price $16
Langhe / Piedmont / Italy
100% Dolcetto
Sourced from the only vines passed down from the previous generation, Clerico’s Visadi Dolcetto holds a special place in the family legacy. The wine is kept with the skins for 5-7 days before being rested in stainless steel tanks for 10 months prior to bottling. Visadi = Vision.
2021 Vajra Nebbiolo Langhe
On sale for $21.99
Langhe / Piedmont / Italy
100% Nebbiolo
The Vajra family makes their home in the commune of Barolo and is known as one of the best producers in the region. The fruit for their Langhe Nebbiolo is culled from young estate vines. 
2017 Brovia Barolo 
$69.99 / Case Price $56
Castiglione Falletto & Serralunga / Barolo / Italy
100% Nebbiolo
Assembled after the winery has decided upon the individual casks for their “Cru” bottlings, Brovia’s Normale combines a number of different characteristics from the various domaine plots. Spicy, floral and loaded with crunchy red fruit, the 2017 is just beginning to reveal its charm.
2019 Almondo
$24.99 / Case Price $20
Roero / Piedmont / Italy
100% Barbera
Sourced from 80 year-old vines planted in a combination of limestone, clay and sand, the Valbianchera is aged for 18 months in large, neutral casks. Powerful and possessing plenty of acidity, this Barbera offers generous black cherry fruit flavors.