As always I am most grateful to all of you who show up in droves for our weekday producer/importer tastings. The word is out in the local wholesale community that if a visiting wine dignitary is in town, then VINO is the place to be. The comment I get back is always alonbg the lines of “Your customers are so cool and easy.” I can’t argue with that, and it is exactly that sort of thing which allows us to do tastings like this one coming up. I am very excited to have Luigi Rivetti from the renowned Piedmont estate of FontanaFredda visiting our corner of SE 28th this coming Thursday, May 12th, from 5:00-7:00pm for a free tasting. Luigi’s wines are some of my favorite bottles from the place I adore, and also some of the Piedmont’s best values. I have more bottles of FontanaFredda’s wines in my basement than I’d care to admit, but I know once you taste through these remarkable and undeniably world class wines you’ll understand why! These are all so expressive of the soils they grow in the the people who tend them in the vineyards and winery. It’s truly an honor for me to have M. Rivetti in store this coming Thursday, and I hope you can join us!
As always you can drop in anytime between 5-7pm, and we’ll be offering our usual “night of” discounts throughout the evening! Here’s what you have to look forward to….
2013 FONTANAFREDDA Arneis “Briccotondo” $14.95
2013 FONTANAFREDDA Dolcetto d’Alba “Briccotondo” $14.95
2013 FONTANAFREDDA Barbera d’Alba “Briccotondo” $14.95
2013 FONTANAFREDDA Langhe Nebbiolo $20.95
2011 FONTANAFREDDA Barolo “Serralunga” $44.95…93 pts-Wine Spectator; 92 pts-Vinous; 90 pts-Wine Advocate
2008 FONTANAFREDDA Barolo “Vigna l Rosa” $98.00…95 pts-Wine Spectator; 92 pts-Wine Advocate
FYI: that last Barolo, the 2008 La Rosa = Mindblowing!!