My wife and I are off to the Piedmont area of Italy in October during the
Truffle Festival. DaleW recommended visiting the winery of Bruno Giacosa.
Mark Lipton suggested I pick up some '01 Mascarello Barolo while I'm there.
We plan to see Produttori Del Barbaresco as we have enjoyed their wines for
many years. Is there another winery in Piedmont we really shouldn't miss?
If you want to pick up some Mascarello Bartolo, you'd better be quick - she
was all but out of it in July, and she did not produce any in 2002 which
otherwise would be bottled in October.
"Professor" skrev i meddelandet
Better wait till October then ;-)
On a serious vein, if you are into "that" kind of wine, also think of
Rinaldi and Cappelano, truly great.
PS: are you still at 43°N or have you returned to Scandic latitudes? I
am in food-and-wine-challenged Corfu, but will be around Amalfi Sunday
and back home a week later, will try to get some Tuscan visits in on
the way, I hear they make some good Sangiovese in that part of the world...
"Mike Tommasi" skrev i meddelandet
... when she'll bottle the wine she did not make in 2002, yes ...
Notes are busily taken!
No we are back in the high North - we returned two weeks ago, after a very
good stay in Bourgogne - ubnfortunately ddue to a misunderstanding and being
a bit stressed we missed Jim Tanner - better luck next time ... two very
good visits (no four) to Coche-Bizouard and Jean Javillier (well, Alain,
really, Jean is the father but Alain and his brother are minding the store
now). Also good visit to FLeurot in Santenay, great Chassagne, and to old
aquaintance Lucien Jacob in Echevronne, they are doing very nice progress
although I think they are too lavish with the oak in their
Chambolle-Musigny, I prefer their Gevrey-Chambertin and Savigny-lès-Beaune.
Sangiovese in Tuscany? REALLY? Nooooooo ... ;)
We'll be down in Nice late October/early November next time.