Cats that look like Hitler and the moronic exploits of “celebrities” and their plastic surgery get tons of hits and links by the truckload. Creative people, intellectuals, science, and culture? Not so much. The Internet is a strange place.
Speaking of places on the list to visit…
Le Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Grésy, owned by the di Grésy family since 1797, began producing their own wines in 1973 following a decision by Alberto di Grésy.
The vineyards are situated in the Langhe and Monferrato areas, which are recognized as the home of Piedmont’s greatest wines.
The four estates are: Martinenga in the heart of Barbaresco, Monte Aribaldo in Treiso, Cuneo province, La Serra and Monte Colombo in Cassine, Alessandria province.
Grapes from all the estate vineyards are brought to the central winery at Martinenga to be made into high quality wines with the greatest respect for tradition and nature, where the aim is to faithfully transfer as much as possible of the identity of the terroir and the varietal into the bottle.
Our company is able to produce wines to accompany the entire meal, each one the expression of the character and…
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As good as this sounds…I want to go try it at the source and get lost in Piemonte.
GRAPE VARIETY: NEBBIOLO 100 %
VINEYARDS: A single vineyards Barolo from very ripe grapes of three
different plots of the famous Pio’s Family-owned Ornato
Estate in Serralunga d’Alba, one of the top vineyards in the
whole Barolo area.
VINIFICATION: Fermented in stainless steel with skin contact for 15 days.
AGEING: In mid toasted French oak for 36 months. 70% in new
barriques and 30% in a 25 hectoliters casks.
TASTINGNOTES: This is a very rich Barolo, dense, with supple
tannins, full concentrated ripe fruit, elegant and
powerful, with an extremely long life. Produced in
small quantities and only in excellent vintages.
- BAROLO D.O.C.G Percristina (mywinechannel.wordpress.com)
- Barolo Serralunga 2009 (scuoladivino.com)
- Barolo: One of the Great Red Wines of the World (winepeeps.com)
- Ciabot Mentin Ginestra Barolo Docg 2005 – Domenico Clerico (mywinechannel.wordpress.com)
- AZELIA BAROLO 2009 mini review (canadianwineguy.com)
A brief snippet of Doug’s tour of Piazza Navona (my favorite part of Rome) with a recent group. No lovelier place to be on a fall afternoon than listening to Bernini’s wonderful fountain.
From a recent tour Doug conducted; a client snapped this quick video that nicely captures the atmosphere and the conviviality of a quaint little Roman trattoria. You can almost sense the bubbles from the prosecco, smell the amazing savory smells from the kitchen, etc from watching…enjoy! And make it a point to eat a lot in Rome with us!