This one's a labor of love. I'm fascinated by the traditional varieties that lurk in the background of the Piedmont's traditional quality pyramid, beyond the old 'nebbiolo on top, barbera in the middle, dolcetto for lunch' frame.
Back a couple autumns ago when I could still have people over for dinners around my twelve-seat dining room table, I hosted a Freisafest featuring wines from some of the best producers in the region. I learned a lot! Tannins can come in so many shapes, it turns out.
Pelaverga and ruché, grignolino and timorasso, these are fragrant, structurally fascinating wines that survive because of winegrowers who, like me, do this out of love. There's no pure-capitalist financial calculus that makes planting anything that's not nebbiolo on a slope that you could bottle as Barolo, say, make sense. But diversity can be good for its own sake.
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