Recent Additions…

I’ve come across quite of few intriguing wines recently, particularly whites. I have to admit that while I enjoy red wine as much as white I find whites much more versatile, easy to drink and refreshing. Unfortunately, most customers lean on the red side of things which is understandable yet a bit narrow and limiting nonetheless. Italy delivers tremendous value by the way in the ~$30/retail, ~$50/restaurant range in white wine. The following is a round-up of recent acquisitions. Each of these producers is small and artisanal with total productions ranging from 2,500~7,500 cases:

Laura Aschero Riviera Ligure di Ponente Vermentino 2010
Fratelli Brovia Roero Arneis Sanche di Vezza d’Alba 2010
Elio Ottin Vallée d’Aoste Petite Arvine 2010
Luigi Ferrando Erbaluce di Caluso La Torrazza 2009
Grosjean Frères Vallée d’Aoste Gamay 2010

These wines from the hills of Piemonte, the Alps of Vallée d’Aoste and the coast of Liguria are an opportunity to experience a bit of these places and these people…

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1 comment
  1. Otoniel Reyes said:

    First time i hear about this grape Petite Arvine, i research some information about it, do u remember Les Crêtes Chardonay? They also produce Petite Arvine and is a high class wine. I’m more than ready to drink and experience this wine!

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