Free Tasting of Italian Wine: Mamete Prevostini Botonero & Sommarovina Sassella, Fratelli Alessandria Barolo and Le Piane Boca

Come by for a tasting that’s sure to be a great lesson in both Nebbiolo and terroir, Thursday, April 26, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

For anyone who has spent some time in our store, it should come as no surprise that we’re pretty big fans of Nebbiolo in its various forms here at Millesima. (If you need, there’s plenty of evidence of that fact here.) So, you can probably imagine that we’re more than a bit excited about tomorrow’s tasting.

Owen will be here from Artisan Wines pouring four of our favorite Nebbioli from both Lombardy and the Piedmont – wines from Mamete Prevostini in the Valtellina, Fratelli Alessandrio in Verduno (Barolo), and Le Piane in Boca. Tasting these wines in context with one another, in addition to being delicious, provides a great lesson in terroir or “somewhere-ness” to borrow from Matt Kramer; as Nebbiolo, along with Pinot Noir, is perhaps the most sensitive red-skinned grape to subtle differences in the growing conditions at differing sites. With these wines, “somewhere-ness” will certainly be on display and you’ll have a chance to see for yourself how the same grape results in very different wines when it is grown in the isolated, northern region of Boca, the unbelievably steep, alpine vineyards of Sassella and Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio, or the rolling, calcareous limestone hills of the Langhe.

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