This month we are making our Wine Club trip to the region of Langhe in northern Italy. We are proud to present wines from Prunotto.
From it’s humble beginnings as Cantina Sociale “Ai Vini delle Langhe”, a winemaking co-op in 1904 it was later taken over in 1922 by Alfredo Prunotto whose dedication and passion soon made the winery famous and it began exporting Barolo and Barbaresco all over the world. The Prunotto estate is located in Alba, the most important city in the Langhe area halfway between Barbaresco and Barolo on the right side of the Tanaro river, on gentle plains surrounded by vineyards in the Langhe and Roero territories.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Cheers!
Dolcetto D’Alba 2017
89 Points – James Suckling
Dolcetto is a lively ruby red color. Youthful and grapey on the nose it is reminiscent of ripe fruit.
- Salami and Sausages
- Pasta with mushrooms or meat sauces
Rorero Arneis 2018
Roero Arneis is straw yellow in color with light greenish undertones. The nose is intense with floral and fruity notes. The palate is remarkable for it good structure sustained by its pleasing freshness and a lengthy finish.
- Creamy Pasta Carbonara
Fiulot Barbera D’Asti 2018
Fiulot is an intense ruby red color. On the nose it is youthful and grapey with fruity aromas of plums and cherries. The palate is fragrant and extremely pleasing.
- Tomato sauce pasta
Dolcetto is a historic wine from Piedmont’s long-established winemaking traditions. Aging occurs in steel vats in order to bring out the expression of aromas and flavors characteristic of this varietal. The 2017 vintage in Alba will be remembered for hot summer weather and scarce rainfall. Winter was mild with little snowfall while the first part of spring brought some rain and higher than average temperatures prompting early vine development. A late spring frost mostly affected vineyards located at the bottom of the valley and along the hillsides. This vintage was marked by lower yields but excellent quality.
The Roero area has always been well-known for the production of Arneis. A modern interpretation of this varietal’s personality that is particularly pleasing and delicate. Roero lies in the northeast corner of the province of Cuneo, north of Alba and the Tanaro River. Roero’s history goes back centuries. The area was inhabited during the Roman era and owes its name to the Roero family who dominated the area during the Middle Ages. Nebbiolo, Barbera and Arneis grape varieties have thrived in this exceptional terroir for hundreds of years. The area’s fine wines can be accompanied by other regional specialties including prized truffles, hazelnuts, peaches and honey.
“Fiulot” in Piemonte’s local dialect means “young man”. This Barbera is delicate and easy to drink, a youthful expression of its fruit and aromas. The 2018 vintage started out with a long winter season with frequent rain showers that replenished groundwater reserves that were depleted after 2017’s drought conditions. Winter weather conditions persisted until the beginning of March with lower than average temperatures causing a delay in vine growth. Recognized as the source of the best Barbera in all of Italy, Asti is a province (as well as major city) in Piedmont, consisting of a gentle, rolling landscape with vineyards, farmland and forests alternating throughout.