Piemonte Romance Officially An Obsession

Contact the Investigation Discovery folks at the Discovery Channel. We have an incubus invasion of all things Piemontese. The Holidays flirtation with Italian Nebbiolo wines may have taken a turn towards compulsion. All the signs are here. Just look at the facts. The desultory Holidays were brightened by a string of Piemonte wines: a 1989 Conterno Barolo that was t-r-a-n-s-c-e-n-d-e-n-t, a 1985 vino rustico from Boca one of those “other Piemonte communities” that is not Barolo but where they grow and produce outstanding Nebbiolo, the obscure white wine Erbaluce from Piedmont, the Krisses plans to travel to La Morra in February, Adri Barr Crocetti’s post on the unusual Piemonte aperitif Barolo Chinato, and, finally, the report below on two more exceptional Nebbiolo wines from this very exceptional region. (more…)