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TastersGuildNY Wines of Marchesi di Barolo Tour of Piedmont

TastersGuildNY Wines of Marchesi di Barolo Tour of Piedmont

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Marchesi di Barolo produces the Piedmont region’s most historically significant bottlings:
  • Cannubi, for Barolo, Serragrilli for Barberesco, Madonna di Como for Dolcetto d’Alba
  • Ruvei for Barbera d’Alba, Rovereto for Gavi
We enjoyed a fun evening tasting 10 incredible wines from Piedmont.
Roero Arneis 2008 was the favorite White. Barbera d”Alba ‘Ruvei’ 2007 was the favorite of Flight II. Barbera d’Alba ‘Ravera’ 2006 placed second. Barolo Cannubi 2005 was the favorite Barolo. And everyone enjoyed the Moscato d’Asti ‘Zangara’. All cheese provided by Cabot Cheese Vermont.

Flight I: White Votes Full Retail $
Gavi 2009
Grape: 100% Cortese. Pale straw color. Aroma of golden apples and ripe pears. Medium bodied, well balanced and should be drunk young. Delicious.
6 $16.00
Roero Arneis 2008
100% Arneis Grape. Pale straw yellow in color. Intense aromas of fruit, and mineral. Bitter almond, toast, slate on the palate with a very long finish. The favorite of the White flight.

20 $24.00
Flight II: Dolcetto & Barbera Votes Full Retail $
Dolcetto d’Alba 'Madonna di Como' 2009
Purple color, vibrant ripe raspberry and blackberry nose, 100% stainless steel, fermentation without skins to retain fruitiness and limit tannin extraction. Lively, vivacious and smooth. Drink young.
1 $17.00
Barbera Monferrato 'Maraia' 2007
Grapes: 90% Barbera -10% Dolcetto

1 year French oak barrique, 1 year bottle fining. Elegant soft tannins, wild berries and bright sour cherry perfumed fruit. Warm and robust, full bodied, and balanced.
1 $8.99
Barbera d"Alba 'Ruvei' 2007
Grapes: Barbera 85% - Nebbiolo 15%. 1 year in French barrique followed by 1 yr large Slavonian oak barrel aging. Wild berries and spices on the nose with vanilla. Warm and robust and balanced on the palate. A long finish. The favorite of this flight.
19 $16.99
Barbera d'Alba 'Ravera' 2006
100% Barbera. Matured in French barrique for 12 months. Fresh aromas of vanilla and wild berries. Deep, round, and full of complexity. A soft smokiness on the palate, balanced by a driven acidity and a long finish. A unique expression of the terroir. Placed second favorite of this flight.
11 $26.00
Barbaresco 2006
100% Nebbiolo. One year in large Slavonian oak and French oak casks. One year aging in the bottle. Garnet red color. Elegant with intense perfume of ripe fruit, roses, tobacco and spices. Lay down 15 – 20 years.

6 $34.00
Flight III: Barolo Votes Full Retail $
Barolo 2005
100% Nebbiolo 24 months in large Slavonian oak with a small portion in barrique. 12 months bottle fining. Intense perfume of spices, vanilla, liquorice, cacao and wild rose. Full bodied with spice and wild rose on the palate. Elegant and approachable.
4 $38.99
Barolo Cannubi 2005
Soil: Clay, and Quartzose Sand
Garnet red color. Roses, vanilla, and liquorice aromas. Gentle notes of absinth and tobacco. Smooth and well-rounded finish. Delicious. Can age for 30 or more years. The favorite of this flight.

22 $90.00
Flight IV: Dessert Votes Full Retail $
Moscato d’Asti 'Zagara' NV
100 % Moscato. Golden color. Aromatic with intense scents of orange blossoms. Flavors of baked apple and melon with orange citrus on the sweet finish. Accompanies dessert at the end of the meal but can be a thirst quenching drink at any time of the day.

All Liked $16.99