We spotted a recent column in the New York Times from the esteemed Eric Asimov — a column encouraging readers to celebrate even the mundane with 12 bottles of fizzy wine, and not a Champagne among them. All of our favorites, from every corner of the winemaking world and from myriad varieties, were represented.
Here, you have wines that have intense structure and aromas – of course, as this is Barolo! – but also poise. Maybe it doesn’t quite strike you as strongly on that first sip, as do wines from some other villages. But elegance is like that. Get to the end of the first glass and you will be thoroughly persuaded to pour yourself a second.
These vineyards only make up about 10% of the DOC Barolo, but they make a far larger percentage of the best known wine, and 100% of the village is entitled to produce Nebbiolo called Barolo. The swathe of Crus that contain the name “Cannubi” produce some of the world’s greatest Nebbiolo. This is a bit like all those Crus in Vosne that contain the word “Romanee”. But at like one fifth of the price.
We know that so many of you have been asking about this, so we are happy to announce that we have finally worked out a virtual wine tasting with Tyson from Crowley Wines. There are some details below! Hope to see you on Instagram Monday, April 6 at 5pm EST, 2pm PST.