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The hills of Piemonte make for a great backdrop for capturing sunsets bathing grapevines in amazing lighting conditions.
What a great complement to roasted brussels sprouts, steak, and tuna steak we had with dinner. Some mild oxidation on the finish, typical for a 2006 wine, but still the lovely rounded off by age tannins you’d expect from a Barbaresco. Chocolate and a hint of ripe cherries on the finish, but dry to the core and perfect. What a value.
Wow. Amazing! One of our proudest moments has come to fruition.
We’ve made no secret that we find Rodello and Azienda Giribaldi’s little corner of Piemonte perhaps the most magical place we’ve ever been, and we want to share how great it is with people who enjoy the best food and wine on the planet. We’re happy to announce that our friends at The Winefathers agree with our position that the artisanal work being done at Giribaldi in the Langhe hills is a project that represents the best of Italian wine making; as such, they’re going to start working to help promote Azienda Giribaldi.
Join us in Piemonte to see just how special a place Rodello really is. Our friends at Giribaldi will be waiting to greet you with a plate of amazing antipasti and glasses of the best wine tasting experience you’ll ever have. We guarantee it! And the best part? By making a nominal donation to the Winefathers program, you can have a row at the vineyard named for you.
Long exposure shot from Rodello looking toward Alba and Diano d’Alba at night. The fog comes in thick, voluminous, and creeps like a silent ghost toward the valley below the Langhe hills. Piemonte is great during the day, but at night it has a quiet, romantic magic going on.
You can see why the region is known for “nebbiolo”, from the word for fog.
The color palates are only matched the amazing flavors on the dinner table, and the fireworks that happen when your truffle pastas and locally sourced artisanal meats and cheeses are mated with local Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, and Barolos.
This view from a terrace overlooking the valley between Montelupo Albese and Diano d’Alba, as seen from Rodello.
One of our favorites (if not *the* favorite) from the recent Piemonte exploration has finally made its way to Sovereignty Wines‘ shelves thanks to our persistent pestering of their distributor. Well worth the wait!
This beauty pairs nicely with anything savory, spicy meats, cheeses, and hearty soups. Pester your local wine shop for it too, as it’ll be time well spent. A perfect exploration of Piemonte in a glass, and an approachable one–only $14 or so, and way less fussy than its aging-required pricey Barolo cousin. Barolo is the wine the Piemontese sell to make a living, but nebbiolo and dolcetto are what they drink themselves. You’ll see why!