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A friend who is keen to learn more about Barolo and Barbaresco has asked if we could put together some daytime tastings to illuminate some of the details of the wines. This should be useful and fascinating even for a Nebbiolo nut like myself, as it’s always a challenge to try to focus the subject; assembling a tasting is an exercise in trying to limit the almost endless permutations of theme, vintage, producer, vineyard, etc. We’ve come up with 3 Saturday afternoon tastings, with seating limited to 12 people; you can subscribe to any or all, but the cumulative effect should make it worth coming to all 3 tastings.
These small, seated tastings will be held at Racines (94 Chambers St), on Saturdays from 2:30-4pm – dates and details are below. Please feel free to call me (212-227-1434) if you have any questions. Jamie Wolff
Cannubi is the most famous of all Barolo vineyards, renowned since the beginning of Barolo time for the consistent quality of its grapes, and for producing benchmark Barolo. We will taste Barolo Cannubi from 8 producers who represent a range of winemaking styles, so you will have a chance to test your preferences while also comparing both of the 2012 and 2013 vintages, from Barale, Borgogno S&B, Brezza, Chiarlo, Chiara Boschis / E. Pira, Francesco Rinaldi, Sandrone, and Scavino.
Barbaresco is small as wine regions go, but it’s a complicated place. To begin to narrow things down, we will taste several examples from Asili and Rabaja, the two most highly regarded vineyards of the region, each near to the other but (we think) yielding very different wines. To explore this we will taste the producers who make wine from both vineyards, and a couple of important additions: Ca del Baio, Giuseppe Cortese, Bruno Giacosa, Luigi Giordano, Cascina Luisin, the Produttori del Barbaresco, and Bruno Rocca.
Our friend has requested a Barbaresco v. Barolo tasting, to see if we can indeed come to any conclusions that resemble the textbook characterizations of the two regions (ie, Barbaresco is "feminine..."). To narrow the variables, we will taste wines by some of the producers who make both Barbaresco and Barolo (and as much as is possible from the same vintage): Barale, Castello di Verduno, Ceretto, Bruno Giacosa, Oddero, and Roagna.