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Wine Of Kings: Italian Piemonte Wine Tasting

04/08/2016

In a nutshell, Italy's Piedmont region is the one with the strongest similarities to Burgundy.

With the Alps to the north, it looks like a scene from Game Of Thrones. The icy Alps and the warm Mediterranean area influence the land the temperature variations fill the area with fog in the morning, which slowly burns off during the day to leave the higher areas bathing in the sun. An evocative setting, it's host to the unique late-ripening Nebbiolo grape (supposedly also named after the fog).

Nebbiolo is the local speciality, with its intense subtly perfume, alcoholic and long-lived, tannic. This grape is also the base for Barolo, conventionally known as Italy’s "wine of kings and king of wines", and its slightly lighter brother Barbaresco. 

The much juicier, lively Barbera and softly mouth-filling Dolcetto are also some great local offerings; and not to forget there are some delicate, dry and fresh white varieties such as Cortese (Gavi); the perfumed Arneis as well as the semi-aromatic Favorita (the local form of Rolle or Vermentino). And, just to finish with style, Moscato d’Asti will surprise with its light and refreshing fruity-sweet fizz - the good choice to serve with dessert after a heavy meal.

Piedmont seems to haveit all, and well deserves to be regarded as one of the top wine regions of Italy, hand-in-hand with the renowned Tuscany!

This event will be hosted by Elisa Lazzeri from Enoteca Sydney.

When: Thursday September 1st
Time: 6:30pm to 8:15 pm
Where: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St. Sydney CBD
Tickets; SOLD OUT

ON TASTE:

Elvio Cogno Nascetta 2014
Elio Grasso Dolcetto d’Alba 2015
Marina Coppi St Andrea Barbera Colli Tortonesi 2014
Elvio Cogno Barbera 2013
Elvio Cogno Nebbiolo 2014
Mauro Molino Nebbiolo 2015
Elvio Cogno Brbaresco Bordini 2012
Sottimano Cottà Barbaresco 2008
Ferdinando Principiano Serralunga Barolo 2012
Elvio Cogno Ravera Barolo 2011

Wines are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Paul Hervy