Fine Wines of Piedmont

Taking us on a voyage through Italy’s esteemed wine region, Piedmont, fine wine expert Michael Dabbs curated a truly immersive experience at Berry Bros & Rudd. This introductory event showcased a delightful array of Piedmont’s varietals, meticulously paired with Italian cheeses and charcuterie, setting an intimate and sophisticated atmosphere.











Apéritif: 2021 Berry Bros. & Rudd Gavi di Gavi by Roberto Sarotto ($22 – rating: 4.1 / 5.0)

The evening began with a refreshing Berry Bros. & Rudd Gavi di Gavi, demonstrating the elegance of the Cortese grape. Notes of green apple, pear and subtle minerality created a vibrant and lively palate, providing a delightful start to the tasting.

Wine 1: 2021 Roero Arneis, Bruno Giacosa ($38 – rating: 4.0 / 5.0)

The Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis presented a charming floral bouquet with hints of pear and apricot. Its round, smooth palate combined with a refreshing acidity highlighted the quality of white wines from the region.

Wine 2: 2019 Solea, Langhe Bianco, Roagna ($103 – rating: 4.2 / 5.0)

The Langhe Bianco Solea from Roagna, an intriguing Chardonnay and Nebbiolo blend, displayed beautiful complexity with notes of honeyed orchard fruit and subtle floral undertones, supplemented by a crisp acidity and a long, satisfying finish.











Wine 3: 2021 Dolcetto d’Alba, Cantina della Stazione, Fletcher ($30 – rating: 3.8 / 5.0)

Moving to the reds, the Fletcher Dolcetto d’Alba displayed the delicate and fruity characteristics typical of the grape, showcasing fresh cherry and plum notes with a hint of spice. Its light-bodied structure paired well with the charcuterie.

Wine 4: 2019 Barbera d’Asti, La Crena, Vietti ($64 – rating: 3.9 / 5.0)

The Vietti Barbera d’Asti offered a deep ruby color and ripe dark fruits on the nose. It was rich and structured, with good acidity and a distinct cherry and blackberry palate.

Wine 5: 2019 Langhe Nebbiolo, Diego e Damiano Barale ($37 – rating: 4.1 / 5.0)

The Baralo Langhe Nebbiolo offered a classic Nebbiolo nose of rose petals and red cherries. The palate was balanced, with firm tannins and a lingering finish, showcasing the elegance of the Nebbiolo grape.











Wine 6: 2018 Barbaresco, Cavanna, Luigi Giordano ($38 – rating: 4.1 / 5.0)

The Luigi Giordano Barbaresco displayed an excellent balance of power and elegance, with complex notes of red fruits, dried herbs, and a hint of vanilla. The wine’s structure and acidity promise great ageing potential.

Wine 7: 2016 Barbaresco, Currá, Sottimano ($136 – rating: 4.2 / 5.0)

The Sottimano Currá Barbaresco demonstrated the prowess of 2016 vintage, with layers of cherries, spices, and earthy undertones. It was elegantly structured with a beautifully long finish.

Wine 8: 2018 Barolo, Camilla, Bruna Grimaldi ($45 – rating: 4.1 / 5.0)

The Bruna Grimaldi Barolo, with its captivating nose of dried roses, red fruits, and tar, was a profound testament to the greatness of Barolo. Tannic but balanced, it showcased the strength and longevity of the wine.

Wine 9: 2016 Barolo, Cannubi, E. Pira di Chiara Boschis ($194 – rating: 4.5 / 5.0)

Chiara Boschis’s Cannubi Barolo was a standout, with intense aromas of red cherries, violets, and a touch of sweet spices. It displayed elegance, superb depth, and a velvety texture that enveloped the palate, with tannins promising a long life ahead.


















Wine 10: 2008 Barolo, Piè Rupestris, Otin Fiorin, Cappellano ($543 – rating: 4.5 / 5.0)

The grand finale of the tasting, the 2008 Otin Fiorin Barolo, was a remarkable example of aged Barolo. This complex wine unveiled layers of dried fruit, leather, and truffle, with its ample tannins softened by years of ageing, culminating in a stunning finish.

In summary, Michael Dabbs’ ‘Fine Wines of Piedmont’ tasting was an elegant introduction to the varietals and vintages of this renowned Italian wine region. This event, brimming with exquisite wines and expert knowledge, was an unforgettable journey into the world of Piedmontese wine.

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Bernard Marr has a deep passion for wine. He has written hundreds of articles on wine, including features for Forbes, covering wine-making and industry trends. Away from the world of wine, Bernard is a world-renown business and technology futurist. He is the award winning author of over 20 best-selling books and has a combined audience of nearly 4 million people across his social media channels and newsletters.

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