Birichino Grenache Besson Vineyard and Valli Unite San Vito Timorasso
Grenache Besson Vineyard 2011
This fabulous, mischievous Grenache is made from remarkable 105 year old, ungrafted vines. Unfined, unfiltered and sustainable. Wine is in its’ perfectly natural state finished with great finesse. Cherry and peppercorns with dried herbs, easily consumable with a light touch of almost any savory meal from the grill. And… this is the last vintage with this gorgeous label. “Highly aromatic –and ideally suited to a Burgundy glass– the finish brings fine, yet persistent, ninja tannins that creep up, quietly, from behind.”
San Vito Timorasso 2012
A delightful, age-worthy wine that I have loved since the first sip. This love pours from the glass bestowed by the warmth of the people of the 100 hectare southeast Piedmont Valle Unite cooperative, who are four families living and producing all organic food and wine. Timorasso is so ancient that Leonardo DaVinci served it with the local cheese for the marriage of Isabella of Aragon. Enough said?
Floral and fruit aromatics which swings both bitter and sweet. “From an ancient mountain strain of vines, lost and refound (like us), the young countrymen stroke its aromatic fruit. The smells of the flint on the hillside and of the dry, disintegrating leaves at the end of the summer
presage the coming of autumn…”, -Valli Unite