Piedmont on a Budget | WYPR

Piedmont on a Budget

May 9, 2018

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You don't have to shell out $80 or more to enjoy a good Piedmont wine. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

The Wines

Price key:  $=less than $20    $$= $20-40     $$$=$40-60    $$$$=above $60

Quality key:  * = decent wine   ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine   ****= elite

Carlin de Paolo Terre Alfiere DOC Nebiolo '15  ** $$

(Sort of a junior varsity Barolo, many nebbiolo traits, lighter)

Ca' Del Sarto Barbera d'Alba '15 ** $ VALUE

(Soft, round texture, tart tasty fruit, great pizza wine)

Vinchio-Vaglio "Li Griso" Rorero Arneis '16 **1/2  $

(Viognier-like, very good fruit, balance, great dinner wine)

Ferraris Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato, "Bric di Bianc"  '15 ***  $  VALUE

(Highly exotic, unheard of grape, unique complex nose and flavor)

Bricco dei Guazzi Gavi '15  *** $$

(Super white, Alsatian craftsmanship, crisp, deeply flavored, classy)