ALL WHITE WINE CLUB

JULY 2021

WHITE WINES OF PIEDMONT

Four excellent treasures from the lighter side of the glass:

• Cieck / ERBALUCE DI CALUSO / Erbaluce

• Angelo Negro / ‘ONORATA’  / Favorita

• Angelo Negro / ‘SIERRA LUPINI’ / Arneis

• Ezio Poggio / ‘ARCHETIPO’ / Timorasso

 

Piedmont. Home to some of the world’s greatest red wines. Nebbiolo in all forms, be it Barolo, Barbaresco or any micro production from Alto-Piemonte. Barbera and Dolcetto; the classics. Even the rogue (yet delicious) reds like Grignolino, Ruche, Pelaverga, Freisa. But what of white wines? 

 

There is treasure to be had, for sure, but somewhat hard to find. Cortese and Arneis were the only known grape variety names on our shores and shelves for a long time and the quality varied, but many were less than inspired. It has finally become a far more interesting landscape, ever since we’ve been introduced to this month’s Fabulous Four grape varieties: fun Favorita, aromatic Arneis, enlightening Erbaluce and tantalizing Timorasso. So sip up, cool down, and enjoy some summer sunshine in a glass.

 

       – Kevin Wardell, July 2021

 

DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE TASTING NOTES HERE.

CIECK
ERBALUCE DI CALUSO

ERBALUCE
Caluso, Piemonte, Italy, 2020

ANGELO NEGRO
‘ONORATA’

FAVORITA
Langhe, Piemonte, Italy 2020

ANGELO NEGRO
‘SIERRA LUPINI’

ARNEIS
Roero, Piemonte, Italy 2018

EZIO POGGIO
‘ARCHETIPO’

TIMORASSO
Terre di Libarna, Colli Tortonesi, Piemonte, Italy, 2018
WINE SMARTS.

WINE SMARTS.

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