Piedmont is the most "Frenchified" of all Italian wine regions. The long valleys of the Alpine foothills lead to easier travel to France's southern coast and inland than to the rest of Italy. It is perhaps for this reason that the Piedmontese have long practiced the most refined wine traditions of any Italian region. Terroir-based wisdom trickled down from early French masters (monks, typically) to this area.
Fresh off the heels of the breakout success CP Sangiovese, comes another value focused specialty from the tireless entrepreneur Giorgio Rivetti of La Spinetta. The fruit for CP Barbera Piemonte is sourced from the younger barbera vines in Castagnole and Costigliole (same vineyard as Ca di Pian). This is a wine that drinks well above its pay grade.Learn More
Costa (Italian for the side of the hill facing the sun) Russi (the nickname of the former owner) is ruby red in color, with a captivating aroma of blackberries, violets, and roasted coffee beans. The purity of the palate is layered with dark fruit flavors and complex, elegant tannins.Learn More
Named for the patron saint of Alba's cathedral, this deep red wine is highly concentrated with an aroma of currant and black cherry and notes of coffee, fine herbs, minerals, and exotic spices. The tannins are subtle and refined, leading to a lingering finish.Learn More
"Sori" is Piedmontese for a hilltop with a southern exposure, and "Tildin" was the nickname of Angelo Gaja's grandmother, Clotilde Rey. Deep purple with a complex aroma of toast, minerals, sour cherries, cedar, and spice, the wine has a round texture with fine tannins and a rich flavor.Learn More
Dark red in color with characters of plum, sour cherry, pitanga, violet blossom and herbs, along with notes of oak and a hint of butter. A medium-to-full bodied wine with noticeable acidity and a long-lasting, pleasant finish.Learn More
Revealing an attractive color spectrum of crimson and scarlet with a slight magenta band on the rim, the wine explodes with aromas of macerated raspberries, dried lavender, plum tart, and toasty oak accents. The palate is immediately hit with super-lush flavors of ripe berries and spice, supported with a dense core that has just the right amount of characteristic acidity. The tannins are already velvety and soft, which provide for a lingering finish with hints of minerality and some herbal notes.Learn More
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